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Posted on: May 7, 2021

President Gallagher Send Letter to Illinois Municipal League

Village President Gallagher wrote Brad Cole of the the Illinois Municipal League, to urge their members to consider some of the provisions of Senate Bill 41 and House Bill
2564 as the final negotiations occur on House Bill 2379, the extension of the stat...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - 33-3339 Elevated Tank

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to reinstall antenna equipment on the Village's elevated tank located near Spring Rock Park upon the completion of maintenance work on the tank. 

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 22, 2021

President Gallagher Testifies at House Public Utilities Committee Hearing

Village President Alice Gallagher testified about concerns related to small cell wireless facilities in today's Illinois House Public Utilities Committee Hearing.  The Village thanks Representative Mazzochi and Senator Glowiak-Hilton for...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Proposed House Bills to amend the Small Cell Wireless Facilities Deployment Act

Proposed House Bills for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, introduced by Representative Deanne Mazzochi, to amend the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act:

HB2561

HB2562

HB2563

HB2564

HB2565

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 11, 2021

President Gallagher Encourages Support for Senate Bill 41

President Alice Gallagher recently sent letters to the leaders of various municipal councils of government, encouraging them and their municipal members to support Senate Bill 41, sponsored by Senator Glowiak-Hilton, and its sister House Bill, sponsored b...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

AT&T Permit Application - Project 700 1C 4T4R

Below are links to documents pertaining to AT&T's request to replace antenna equipment on the Village's Standpipe located near 300 48th Street and Garden Market. The Village has requested additional documentation and Information from...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - LOC 187785

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to replace antenna equipment on the Village's Standpipe located near 300 48th Street and Garden Market.. The Village has requested additional documentation and Informat...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - LOC 165643

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to replace antenna equipment on a cellular tower located near Birch Lane and adjacent to the Hinsdale Oasis. The Village has requested additional documentation and Information f...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Government Relations Update

Dan Shomon provides a government relations update with respect to 5G and other legislative matters. 

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: November 10, 2020

President Gallagher Signs Executive Order 2020-06

At the November 9 meeting, the Board of Trustees extended the Village's declaration of a state of emergency. Immediately following, President Gallagher signed Executive Order 2020-06, tolling the application and review period for small cell wireless permi...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Verizon response to letter from Attorney Michael Marrs

Verizon responded to the October 22, 2020 letter from Michael Marrs of Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins. Read the response here

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Tuesday Topics - Special Edition on 5G

President Gallagher has issued a special edition of her weekly Tuesday Topics newsletter, in response to concerns raised at the Board meeting on October 26, 2020.

You can read Tuesday Topics here.  

Watch the Board meeting video here.&...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: October 20, 2020

EBI Consulting - Invitation to Comment Letter (Updated 12/10/20)

As noted during public meetings and in information posted on the Village website, permit submittals for small cell and/or 5G antennae are expected in the future. These permit applications are likely to be submitted by telecom providers or their consultant...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: September 15, 2020

T-Mobile Proposal to Replace Antenna Equipment on Standpipe

Updated 05/06/21

The Village has completed the review of the proposed equipment replacement request for cellular equipment located on the Village's standpipe at 300 48th Street. A permit for the equipment replacement has been approved by the Villa...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Rep. Mazzochi Announces 5G Bill

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This morning at the Tower Green, State Representative Deanne Mazzochi announced new legislation related to 5G wireless technology in suburban communities. House Bill 5818, the “Protect Me From 5G Act,” would establish greater control for local municipalit...
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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 12, 2020

AT&T Project Notification on Elevated Tower (Rev 11/06/20)

The Village received a response from AT&T, after President Gallagher’s email requesting further details about the planned replacement and upgrade of cellular equipment on the elevated tower at Spring Rock Park

Read the letter here: AT&T Response

Upd...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 31, 2020

Verizon Response: 3/30/20

A response to the letter issued from KTJ Law on behalf of Western Springs, Hinsdale, and Clarendon Hills, was received from Verizon on 3/30/20. 

Read it here.

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Verizon Letter + Response from KTJ Law (Rev 11/06/20)

A message from Village President Gallagher: 

Dear Residents,

While we are currently focused on ensuring the health and well-being of our residents, we wanted to update you on a development regarding 5G small cell wireless technology. Verizon repres...

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Posted on: March 4, 2020

Approved Resolutions and Ordinances related to Small Cell Wireless Deployment Act

The Village Board has approved three Resolutions/Ordinances related to Small Cell Wireless facilities in the Village at its March 16, 2020 Board Meeting. 

Resolution 20-2538 - Adopting Revised Design Standards.pdf

Resolution 20-2540 - Proposed Legi...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 4, 2020

Draft Amendments to the Small Cell Wireless Deployment Act

 The Village has developed a set of proposed amendments to the Small Cell Wireless Deployment Act. You can view the draft amendments here.

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 24, 2020

Draft Ordinance, Resolution and Guidelines Available Online

The following items have been added to the "Village Guidelines, Ordinances and Resolutions" section on the 5G page of the Village website (http://www.wsprings.com/5G), and can also be read by clicking on the links below: 

1. DRAFT Ordina...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 12, 2020

J.U.L.I.E. Locates for Telephone Service Installation

The Village has received several of J.U.L.I.E. requests to mark underground facilities for "telephone services installation." The Village is making these requests available to the public.

Please note that the request to locate underground facilit...

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Additional Information Regarding JULIE 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 3, 2020

Town Hall Meeting on 5G/Small Cell Technology

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As part of the Village’s ongoing efforts to share information with the community, there will be a Town Hall Meeting on 5G/Small Cell Wireless Technology on Thursday, February 13, from 7 - 9 pm, at Lyons Township High School South Campus Corral (4940 Willo...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 31, 2020

Answers to questions raised at the January 27, 2020 Village of Western Springs Village Board Meeting

Does the fiber permit application submitted by Ledcor on behalf of MCI/Verizon trigger the 90 day review timeline required by Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act?

No, the fiber permit is not subject to the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act. The...

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Online Form for Town Hall Questions 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Statement Regarding Inaccurate Information Circulating on Social Media

The Village has recently been made aware of mis-information circulating on social media pertaining to the January 27, 2020 Board Meeting and the recent release of additional FOIA documentation.

Comments on social media stated that the Village Board refused...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 15, 2020

MCImetro Access Transmission Services - Permit Application #1 for Fiber Optic Cable Installation

** Updated 03/12/20: The Village’s response to the submitted permit has been provided back to LTS Mechanical. The response letter and plan sheets can be viewed below**

MCIMetro Access Transmission Services D/B/A Verizon Access Transmission Services has sub...

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Small Cell Wireless Technology 5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 15, 2020

ComED Permit Application: Work Task 16167192 - Pole Replacement and Approval

** Due to resident questions from the 01/13/20 Board meeting regarding ComED utility poles located in portions of Forest Hills, the Village is making the ComED permit application available for reference.**

** PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS WORK DOES NOT RELATE TO A...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: December 19, 2019

Crown Castle Permit Application #1 (withdrawn 1/8/20)

** THIS PERMIT APPLICATION WAS WITHDRAWN BY CROWN CASTLE FIBER LLC, AS OF 1/8/2020. **

Crown Castle Fiber LLC has submitted a permit application for the "Installation of a small wireless facility on an existing wood utility pole" within the Villa...

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Small Cell Wireless Technology 5G News and Permit Applications

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Posted on: July 29, 2021

Cook County COVID-19 Transmission Rates: "Substantial"

  • Cook and DuPage counties have both entered into the “substantial” level of COVID-19 transmission.

 

  • The new CDC and IDPH guidelines recommend that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in a public indoor ...
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Community News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Branch Pickup from Storm Event

The Village will be collecting branches that came down as a result of the storm overnight. Initially the focus will be on clearing the roads (the Field Park and Forest Hills neighborhoods appear to have been most affected), and then Public Works staff wil...

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Community News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Sidewalk Repair and Replacement

The Village's annual sidewalk repair and replacement program gets underway the week of August 1, weather permitting. The majority of work will involve the repair, maintenance, and replacement of Village sidewalks, though also includes some concrete street...

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Community News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: construction and infrastructure projects in and around the Village. 

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics. Previous issues can be found here. 

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Community News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Seeking Applicants for Police Officer - Lateral

The Village of Western Springs Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer - Lateral. 

Learn more, and access the online application on the Job Opportunities page of the Village website. Informatio...

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Additional Info... Community News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Metra Offers Expanded Service for Lollapalooza

Metra will offer expanded service and extra capacity for the upcoming Lollapalooza weekend. Read their press release with details here.

The newest Metra Factbook can be viewed here

In addition, Metra’s website has been updated and new features wi...

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Community News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Traffic Shift on Plainfield Road Bridge

The Illinois Tollway is removing and rebuilding the Plainfield Road Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Flagg Creek near Western Springs.

The Plainfield Road Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction, however, during the ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

BNSF Project Details

There are two BNSF projects in the Village that residents should be aware of: 

 

West Underpass project

 

BNSF began work on the West Underpass, as of Monday, June 21. There will be construction and parking impacts on Hillgrove Aven...

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Community News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Watering Restrictions Begin Thursday, June 17

Due to a regional drought throughout the upper Midwest, the Village is taking steps to conserve water. Effective Thursday, June 17, residents and businesses are asked to reduce demand by watering lawns and gardens every other day. The last digit ...

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Community News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Scam Warning from ComEd

ComEd would like to remind customers that as pandemic restrictions are lifting, imposters are returning to tactics that target customers at their homes and businesses.  ComEd has issued a news release that shares helpful tips to assist their cust...

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Community News

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Posted on: July 12, 2021

Firefighters/Paramedics and Police Officer Receive Award

Western Springs Firefighters/Paramedics and a Police Officer recently received a Company Citation Award for team efforts that saved a life in April. 

Read the press release here.

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Fire & EMS
Posted on: November 2, 2020

New Smoke Detector Law in Illinois

A new law regarding smoke detectors has been passed in Illinois. The new law requires Illinois residents to replace their smoke detectors with the type that has a long-term, 10-year sealed battery.

By the end of 2022, single and multi-family homes that are...

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Illinois Fire Safety Alliance Fire & EMS

News Flash

Posted on: January 19, 2021

Tuesday Topics from President Gallagher

This week: construction and infrastructure projects in and around the Village. 

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics. Previous issues can be found here. 

 

 

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From the Village President

News Flash

Posted on: July 30, 2021

Grand Ave project update 7/30

This week the Village's contractor continued installing new storm sewer. Nicor Gas' contractor worked on installation of new gas service lines. Next week (week of 8/2) Nicor's contractor will be working on switching over homes t...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Grand Ave project update 7/23

This week Nicor Gas' contractor was on site working on the installation of new gas main and testing the new gas main. The Village's underground contractor also installed new storm sewer on Grand near Park Place. The week of 7-26 we antic...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Grand Ave Project Update 07/16

This week, the contractor installed storm sewer structures at the southwest corner of Oak Lane, Linder Lane (between Linden Circle and Oak Lane) and at the intersection of Park Place and Grand Ave. Next week, NPL will be relocating gas main near the Park ...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Storm sewer work expected to begin 7/12

The contractor has advised they expect to begin storm sewer installation on Monday July 12. We anticipate they will be working on installing the new storm sewer the entire week.

Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Grand Ave work to begin week of 7/6 (Tuesday)

Work on the Grand Avenue Reconstruction project to begin the week of 7/6. Expected work includes pavement saw cutting, construction material/equipment deliveries, and storm sewer installation.

Additional Info... Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: May 10, 2021

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - Public Meeting Zoom Details

The Zoom Webinar details for the 2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project Public Meeting are below. The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 12th, at 6:00 p.m. Staff will review the project scope, impacts to residents, and instructions on how to stay inf...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements

News Flash

Posted on: July 26, 2021

Seeking Applicants for Police Officer - Lateral

The Village of Western Springs Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer - Lateral. 

Learn more, and access the online application on the Job Opportunities page of the Village website. Information is also...

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Additional Info... Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: April 27, 2021

"Safer Together" with the WSPD's Camera Database System

WSPD invites residents to include their home security camera information in the "Safer Together" database system, for the purpose of potentially sharing footage if it may help resolve the investigation of an incident in their area. The goal of t...

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 26, 2021

IDOT Construction on Ogden Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is resurfacing Ogden Avenue from I-294, continuing through the Village of Western Springs, beginning on April 26, 2021.  The project will include milling and resurfacing the existing pavement, and ...

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Municipal Services

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Posted on: July 7, 2021

Rose/Grove Project Open House - 7/19

A public open house meeting is scheduled for July 19, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Laidlaw Elementary School (4072 Forest Avenue). The meeting will be held outside on the school property. Should there be inclement weather the meeti...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

February 2021 West Underpass Project Update

Village’s West Underpass project was bid and let in June 12, 2020 through IDOT’s letting process and the contract was awarded in July.

Over the past several months the Village has been awaiting a construction timeline from the BSNF for...

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West Underpass