Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019

ALICE Training Tonight at City Hall

The Wheaton Police Department invites residents to learn how to react to a violent encounter or active shooter at a training session from 6-8 p.m. tonight at Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street. ALICE (Alert-Lockdown-Inform-Counter-Evacuate) helps teach how to proactively handle a threat in a violent encounter/active shooter event. This is a free training, and there is still availability. For more information, call 630-260-2012. 

Railroad Crossing Closure Starting Friday

Union Pacific Railroad will be closing the Hill Avenue railroad crossing starting this Friday for emergency rail repairs. Please use the posted detour during this temporary closure. Union Pacific expects this work to be complete on Sunday, Oct. 27.

Manchester Road

Expect Delays on Manchester during Paving

Paving crews will be patching areas on Manchester Road between Hazelton Avenue and County Farm Road starting Oct. 24. Manchester Road will remain open, and the contractor will leave at least one entrance/exit open to each business in this area. This is part of the water main replacement project to replace segments of water main and transfer water service to the new main.

Expect traffic delays during this patching process, which is estimated to take several days to complete. Thank you for your patience.

Get Ready for Boo-Palooza This Saturday

On Saturday, Oct. 26, downtown Wheaton will be alive with Halloween spirit during Boo-Palooza, the annual event led by the Downtown Wheaton Association. With a costume contest, trick-or-treating at local businesses, free hayrides, pumpkin carving demonstration, face painting and more, it’s a family-friendly event you won’t want to miss. This event will take place from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, see the Downtown Wheaton Association’s website. Please note that Front Street will be closed from Hale Street to Main Street during the Halloween costume judging and awards from 9:45 a.m. to 11 a.m.  

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 in conjunction with Wheaton Preservation Week. The event is free and open to the public at the Wheaton Public Library, 1st Floor Genealogy Section, on Saturday, October 26, 2019 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).


Trick-or-Treating Hours

Trick-or-treating hours in Wheaton are from 3 p.m. to 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 31. Drivers, please use extra caution on Halloween to watch for pedestrians.

Leaf Collection Reminders

Please remember that you can place leaves in containers 35 gallons in size or smaller, or in biodegradable bags. Containers or bags must weigh less than 50 pounds when filled. Each container or bag requires a Lakeshore Recycling Systems yard waste/ organics/excess garbage sticker, which is available at City Hall and at many local grocery and hardware stores.

When you’re cleaning up leaves, please be careful not to blow or rake them into the streets. Doing so can prevent storm sewers from functioning properly and can lead to flooding. If your house is located near a storm sewer catch basin, please help keep it clear by sweeping away leaves and debris from the sewer grate. Also, please note that burning leaves is not allowed.

City of Wheaton Videos

City Council Meeting: Oct. 21
City Scene: Keep the Water Flowing

Talk About Choices: Paula Barrington

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Planning Session

Monday, Oct. 28, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
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