Here is a delayed post showing the progress on Wheeling’s new Station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue. The new station which will become the fire department headquarters is due to open this spring. Originally, plans called for two new stations which would give Wheeling a total of three. This would have allowed them to vacate their current location at 255 W. Dundee Road (Station 24) which also houses fire administration. This facility used to combine the village hall in addition to the police department. The new village hall was completed last year and renovation for the updated and expanded police department has been underway. Budget constraints have halted plans for the third fire station that would have provided coverage to the northwest portions of Wheeling. Subsequently, the fire department will not be able to completely vacate the station on Dundee Road and will have to maintain a company there.

Wheeling Fire Station

Wheeling's new Station 24 on Milwaukee Avenue as seen in Mid-February. Photo by Larry Shapiro