Wheaton is one of the larger municipalities in the sixth congressional district, with a population of about 53,000 residents, and is the county seat of DuPage Count. Wheaton is also one of the older municipalities in Illinois, having been incorporated in 1859. Wheaton is home to many of DuPage County’s more prominent social service agencies as well. Among its more famous former residents are Jim and John Belushi and Bob Woodward (of Watergate journalism fame).
|Living in Wheaton
Wheaton is at the geographic center of DuPage County and contains many of the county’s government offices and courts. Marianjoy Rehabilitation Hospital and the national headquarters of the Theosophical Society also call Wheaton home. Wheaton also boasts the nationally prominent Wheaton College and the Billy Graham Center. Billy Graham is perhaps the most famous alumnus of Wheaton College.
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Among the city’s better known attractions are its impressive public library, the Cosley Zoo, Cantigny Park and Golf Course, and the Illinois Prairie Path. The county fair is held at the county fairgrounds each summer, which draws people from throughout the region.
Wheaton’s downtown area has an old world charm and contains numerous thriving restaurants and retail businesses. Its annual Fourth of July parade is a large draw in the community.
Wheaton is contained entirely within Illinois’ 6th congressional district.
In 2018, Sean Casten is running against the incumbent Peter Roskam, who has held the 6th district congressional seat since 2007.
Sean is committed to serving Wheaton and the rest of the 6th district by focusing on facts and working to strengthen the community’s schools and economy.