Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2019

Sewer grate

Leaves are Falling; Keep the Water Flowing!

Check out this short video with the City’s Sewer Division to see exactly why it’s important to rake leaves away from nearby storm sewers, and why you should never rake/blow leaves or grass clippings into the street.

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New Parking Payment System in Operation

Yesterday, the City of Wheaton launched a new payment system for daily fee commuter parking. Users can pay using the Passport Parking app or pay with cash/credit card at new digital kiosks. Find out more on the City's website

Road Closed Tuesday Evening for Homecoming Parade

On Tuesday, Oct. 15, Wheaton Warrenville South High School will host their inaugural Homecoming Parade along Wiesbrook Road. The parade will step off from Atten Park at 5 p.m. and continue south on Wiesbrook Road, concluding back at the high school. This parade is estimated to last 30-45 minutes and will involve the closing of Wiesbrook Road from Muirfield Circle to Butterfield Rd (IL-56).

Access onto Wiesbrook Road will be closed along the parade route at Warrenville Avenue, Durfee Road, Stonegate Lane, Emden Lane and Butterfield Road. Streets will be staffed with uniformed Police Officers to assist and direct traffic. Residents, citizens and motorists are being asked for their cooperation in not moving the barricades to ensure the safety of the parade participants and spectators. Motorists are advised to choose alternate travel routes to avoid traffic delays.

Get Ready for the Library’s Maker Day

Wheaton Public Library will hold its second annual Maker Day for all ages on Saturday, Oct. 19 from 1-4 p.m. to celebrate the Maker Movement, which embraces innovation, creativity and learning. There will be maker stations throughout the library and will include hands-on demonstrations, make-it take-it, and presentations that relate to STEAM (science, technology, engineering, art, and mathematics).

Examples of interactive presentations include: Arduinos, Calligraphy, Claymation, Decorating bookmarks, Hand-pedaled trike, Interactive Marble Maze, Micro:Bit, Robotics, Simulated Search and Rescue, and Slime. Attendance is free. For more information, visit www.wheatonlibrary.org/makerday.

How to Submit Online Requests

Wheaton residents, do you need to report a pothole, streetlight outage or overgrown grass/weeds? You can report these issues and more online at www.wheaton.il.us/servicerequest.

Commission & Library Providing Home History Research Help

Interested in learning more about your historic property? Ever wonder how old your house is? Who lived there in the past? What it looked like originally? Whether your interest is a home’s construction date, past owners, or its architecture, drop by Wheaton Public Library to discover available resources, where to find them and what each reveals. Learn about the Wheaton Register of Historic Places and getting your house listed.
Assistance will be provided by City of Wheaton Historic Commission members and Wheaton Public Library staff. The event is free and open to the public at the Wheaton Public Library, 1st Floor Genealogy Section, on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 1-4 p.m. and on Tuesday, Oct. 29 from 6-8 p.m. Drop-ins are welcome, but reservations are recommended (RSVP to the Reference Desk direct line 630-868-7520).

DuPage County Offering Help to Pay Heating Bills

DuPage County Community Services is accepting applications for the annual Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) now through May 31, 2020, or until funds are depleted. Winter heating applications are now being accepted by appointment from seniors (60+) or people with disabilities. Beginning Nov. 1, applications will also be taken for seniors, disabled, disconnected and households with children 5 or under. All other eligible households may begin applying on Dec. 2. Benefits are paid directly to the utilities on behalf of eligible households.

If your household’s combined gross income is at or below 150 percent of the federal poverty level, you may be eligible to receive assistance. A single-person household can qualify for the program with a monthly gross income of up to $1,561; a two-person household up to $2,114; and a family of four can earn up to $3,219. For more information, including where you can apply, DuPage County residents can call 630-407-6500, 800-942-9412 or visit www.dupageco.org.

City of Wheaton Videos

Oct. 7 City Council Meeting
League of Women Voters: Current State of Foreign Affairs with Craig Kafura

City Scene: Keep the Water Flowing

Upcoming Meetings

Housing Commission Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

Liquor Control Commission Meeting

Thursday, Oct. 10, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

City Council Public Hearing & Planning Session

Monday, Oct. 14, 7 p.m.*
*The Planning Session will immediately follow the Public Hearing.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
Council Chambers

Historic Commission Meeting

Tuesday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street

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