Wheaton Weekly

Wednesday, Nov. 27, 2019


Buckle Up & Designate a Sober Driver This Holiday Season 

Holiday traffic brings with it an increased risk for accidents, and the Wheaton Police Department asks you to make a conscious choice to buckle up and plan ahead for a sober ride home. The Wheaton Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and local law enforcement across Illinois for a traffic safety campaign focusing on impaired and unbuckled drivers now through Dec. 2. 

According to the Illinois Department of Transportation, 15 motor vehicle crash fatalities occurred in Illinois over the 2018 Thanksgiving holiday weekend. Five of the 15 deaths occurred in crashes involving at least one driver who had been drinking. 

The “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” campaigns are funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by IDOT. Visit LifeOrDeathIllinois.com for more information. 

No Garbage Pickup Nov. 28 

Due to the Thanksgiving holiday, Lakeshore Recycling Systems will not pickup up garbage, yard waste or recycling on Thursday, Nov. 28. Thursday and Friday routes will be picked up one day later this week. 

Temporary Road Closures for Emerson Turkey Trot 5K 

Please note that on Thursday, Nov. 28, some streets will be temporarily closed from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. for the Emerson Turkey Trot 5K Run/Walk. See the temporary street closures on the City’s website.  

City Offices Closed 

City of Wheaton offices will be closed on Thursday, Nov. 28 and Friday, Nov. 29. Offices will reopen on Monday, Dec. 2. 

Living Wheaton Christmas Parade

Kick off the Season with the Living Wheaton Christmas Parade

A time-honored tradition, on Friday, Nov. 29, Wheaton will celebrate the coming of Christmas with a hometown parade organized by the Downtown Wheaton Association. Stick around until the end because some special and jolly pays his first visit to Wheaton! The parade will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29 at City Hall near Karlskoga and Wheaton Avenue, continuing south on Wheaton Avenue. It will turn east (left) onto Front Street, concluding at Cross Street.

Christmas Tree

Wheaton Community Christmas Tree Lighting

Join the festivities of a new tradition in Wheaton. The official City of Wheaton Christmas Tree is moving to City Hall this year and is a tree that we can watch grow from year to year. A tree-lighting ceremony will take place at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in front of Wheaton City Hall, 303 W Wesley Street.

As part of their Kindness Challenge, Ms. Lindberg’s 2nd grade class from Pierce Downer Elementary School in Downers Grove wrote thank you letters to members of the Wheaton Police Department and hand-delivered them to our officers this fall.

City of Wheaton Videos

Storytime with Mrs. W and the Engineering Department
The Underground Railroad in Wheaton

Nov. 18 City Council Meeting

Upcoming Meetings

City Council Meeting

Monday, Dec. 2, 7 p.m.
Wheaton City Hall
303 W Wesley Street
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