Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 2019

Wheaton Police Department

Wheaton Police Department Seeks Candidates

The Wheaton Police Department is accepting applications for its police officer testing process. The application is due by 2 p.m. Friday, Oct. 4. If you are interested in becoming a Wheaton Police Officer or know someone who is interested, please see this video and visit the City’s website for information on how to apply and the testing process.

OverDrive Digital Bookmobile

Step aboard the OverDrive Digital Bookmobile in the library parking lot today and Thursday and learn all about how you can download eBooks and eAudiobooks for free with your Wheaton Public Library card. The Bookmobile will be at the Wheaton Public Library, 225 N. Cross Street, from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday and 1-7 p.m. Thursday. No registration is required.

Historic Bike Tour

Historic Bike Ride Focuses on Underground Railroad

The Wheaton Bicycle Advisory Commission will lead a Historic Bike Tour through Wheaton from 2 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. The focus will be the Underground Railroad in Wheaton.

The approximately 6-mile family ride will travel along streets named for famous Wheaton abolitionists, and the ride will include guest speakers and special advisors Glennette Tilley Turner and Dennis Rodkin. To take part, meet on the west side of the Wheaton Public Library, and be sure to complete the safety waiver on the City’s website. In the event of inclement weather, the rain date will be Sept. 28 at 2 p.m.

Call for Actors

The City of Wheaton is looking for young actors to be audience members during the Mrs. W Storytime, which will be filmed on Monday, September 30 at 3:30 p.m. Actors should be Wheaton residents, ages 5 - 10. Roles are non-speaking/non-paying. The show airs on Comcast Channel 17 in the City of Wheaton. Please email communications@wheaton.il.us for more details and for a copy of the performance waiver.  The pilot episode can be viewed at: https://vimeo.com/351031729.

Road Closures for DuPage PADS Run 4 Home

The 2019 DuPage PADS Run 4 Home 1K/5K/10K will take place from approximately 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 21. During this event, the Wheaton Police Department will temporarily close some Wheaton streets. Please see the City’s website for more information and a map of the closures.

Rail Safety Week

Did you know that in 2018, there were 263 rail crossing deaths and 541 rail trespassing deaths in the U.S., with Illinois ranking among the top 5 states for fatalities? The Wheaton Police Department, Metra and many law enforcement agencies will take part in Illinois Rail Safety Week Sept. 22-28. This statewide effort works to improve railroad safety through education, enforcement and engineering, with a goal of saving lives and preventing injuries. To raise awareness and enforce violations, Wheaton Police Officers will be out at Wheaton railroad crossings and train stations during the week of Sept. 22-28.

Watering Restrictions End

Annual lawn watering restrictions ended Sept. 15. However, the City still encourages you to use water conservation practices, such as avoid watering during the hottest part of the day, when it can evaporate more quickly.

Friends of the Library Media Sale

Find movies, music, audiobooks, computer games and more at bargain prices during the Friends of the Wheaton Public Library Media Sale. All proceeds benefit library programs. The sale is happening at the library, 225 N. Cross Street, from 5-9 p.m. tonight, and during library hours Thursday through Sunday. For more information, see the Wheaton Public Library’s website.

Festival of Cultures Celebrates Diversity

The Community Relations Commission held its annual Festival of Cultures last Sunday, Sept. 15. Thank you to the many participants and community groups who shared music, food, art and culture, showcasing many different heritages that make up our community. See a video with highlights from this event.

City of Wheaton Videos

Become a Wheaton Police Officer

Festival of Cultures 2019

Sept. 16 City Council Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

Bicycle Advisory Commission Meeting

Wednesday, Sept. 18, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

City Council Planning Session

Monday, Sept. 23, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Fine & Cultural Arts Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Planning & Zoning Board Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Environmental Improvement Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Sept. 24, 7:30 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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