News Flash

Posted on: October 20, 2020

EBI Consulting - Invitation to Comment Letter

Linked below is a letter and supporting documents pertaining to EBI Consulting’s (on behalf of Verizon Wireless) request for village staff comments pursuant to Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act only and not the local zoning r...

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

T-Mobile Request to Replace Antenna Equipment on Standpipe

Below are links to three documents pertaining to T-Mobile’s request to replace antenna equipment on the standpipe:

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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 f...
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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 12, 2020

AT&T Issues Response re: Project Notification on Elevated Tower

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 R...

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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

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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Additional Info... 5G News and Permit Applications
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 (...

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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 Servic...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: September 29, 2020

Central Avenue - Response to Questions and Resident Q&A Meeting

Update 10/20/2020 - Zoom Details

When: Oct 20, 2020 06:00 PM Central Time (US and Canada)

Topic: Central Avenue - Question/Answer Public Meeting

Please click the link below to join the webinar:

https://zoom.us/j/93364205233?pwd=L3hUYVNDdVF3SDdCcGdiK0hZVUkvZz0...

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9/15/20 Central Ave Public Comments and Responses Central Avenue Reconstruction
Posted on: September 16, 2020

Central Avenue Improvements Project- Second Public Meeting Recap

On September 15, 2020, Village Staff and James J. Benes & Associates hosted a second resident meeting for the Central Avenue Improvements project. The meeting was held in upper Spring Rock Park between the hours of 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and residents wer...

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Central Avenue Reconstruction
Posted on: January 27, 2020

12/05/2019 Public Meeting Questions/Comments and Village Responses(Originally Published on1/27/2020)

Residents of Central Avenue and Elm Avenue met with Village staff on December 5, 2019 to discuss the preliminary design of the Central Avenue Reconstruction and Stormwater Improvements Project. The purpose of the meeting was to review the scope of the pro...

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?12/05/2019 Central Avenue Public Meeting Question Central Avenue Reconstruction
Posted on: February 10, 2020

Central Avenue - Future Public Meeting (Originally Published on 2/10/2020)

At the December 5th public meeting, staff and residents discussed having a second public meeting in February. The second meeting was also referenced in the December 5, 2019 Summary and Response to All Written Comments. On January 27th, James J. Benes , th...

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Central Avenue - 1/27/2020 Board Meeting Update Central Avenue Reconstruction

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2020

BNSF Railroad Bridge Project - Demolition of Existing Bridge

The BNSF railroad bridge project has moved into the next phase, and all trains are now operating on the shoo-fly structure. Demolition work to remove the existing bridge will begin as early as October 26. Work is anticipated to take place both during the ...

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Community News
Posted on: October 14, 2020

Smoke Testing the Sanitary Sewer System

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**Update: Due to wet weather and ground conditions, smoke testing has been delayed until at least Thursday, October 22, and possibly until next week.**

Beginning October 19, the Village and RJN Group are smoke testing portions of the sanitary sewer system....

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Additional Info... Community News
Posted on: October 1, 2020

Halloween Festivities Guidance

As with many annual traditions, Halloween festivities will take place differently this year, to reduce the risk of transmission of COVID-19. 

La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, and Countryside have issued recommendations for Trick-or-Trea...

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Community News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Leaf Pickup Program

Leaf pickup begins on Monday October 19 and runs through the first week of December. The Public Works Department needs your help to ensure that leaf pickup is safe and efficient:

  • Only leaves may be raked into the gutter - no branches, lawn clippin...
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Community News
Posted on: October 20, 2020

Pumpkin Smash Composting Event

Pumpkin Smash

 

The Pumpkin Smash is an annual community effort to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing locations for residents to drop off Jack-o-lanterns to be composted.*   This year the Village of Western Springs is partnering w...

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Community News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Changes to Street Parking During a Snow Event

In January 2020, the Village Board approved a change to on-street parking restrictions
during snow events. 

On-street parking is no longer permitted after a snowfall of 2inches or more – a change from the previous measure of ...

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Community News
Posted on: October 15, 2020

Advisory Referendum - Recreational Cannabis

 

Earlier this year, the Board of Trustees voted to include an advisory referendum question regarding the sale of recreational cannabis on the November 3 ballot.  An advisory referendum allows voters to make their views known on important...

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Community News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Metra Extends $10 All-Day Pass Through Year End

Metra is extending the $10 All-Day Pass through December 31. Read the Metra press release here

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Community News
Posted on: October 13, 2020

Well #5 Construction Update

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There continues to be a lot of activity at the Well #5 construction site. In the coming days the well motor will be set, sealed, and the pump assembled. Column pipe is being mobilized and lengths of pipe will be pushed in the coming week. It is anticipate...

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Community News
Posted on: September 29, 2020

Tuesday Topics, a Weekly Newsletter from President Gallagher

This week: Smoke testing, a scam warning, Halloween, and more...

Read the current edition of Tuesday Topics here.

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Community News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Vote Early!

Vote early in the 2020 election: 

The Cook County Clerk's Office has provided a list of early voting locations at https://www.cookcountyclerk.com/service/early-voting-locations

Suburban Cook County Voters can now see how long they may have...

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Community News
Posted on: October 8, 2020

Soil Boring Near Tollway, Beginning October 12

Starting the week of October 12 and continuing for several weeks, Tollway crews have soil borings planned in the following areas: 

 

  • Adjacent to the Public Works yard and to the residences to the north
  • Adjacent to Western Avenue near Maple/...
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Community News
Posted on: September 30, 2020

PACE Bus Route 669 (Western Springs - Indian Head Park)

At the October 21 meeting of the Pace Board of Directors, a proposed 2021 budget will be released that, while balanced without fare increases, formalizes on-going service suspensions on 73 routes and schedule modifications on another 25 routes in place si...

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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

47th Street Resurfacing by IDOT

On September 14, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on 47th Street, from County Line Road through Western Springs. One lane in each direction will be maintained during construction, with full road re-opening anticip...

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Community News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Rave Alert and Smart911 - Register today!

The Village has migrated from the Code Red emergency notification system, to Rave Alert and Smart911. Registration is required for anyone who lives/works in Western Springs, and users can customize the types of messages they’d like to receive. P...

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Community News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2020

Department of Fire & EMS Announces Promotions

The Department of Fire & EMS announces the promotion of three of its members. You can view the press release here.  

Congratulations to Lieutenant Chris Langstaff, Lieutenant Stephanie Grimm and Captain Steve Smith!

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Fire & EMS

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 21, 2020

K9 Training Exercises in Old Town North

The Village just received word that the Cook County Sheriff's Office is conducting K9 training in Old Town North this morning.  Officers may be out with their dogs in the area. Please be advised that this is a training exercise only. The...

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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: October 14, 2020

WSPD Scam Alert

WSPD has been made aware of a scam circulating in the Village involving callers posing as Nicor employees. 
These individuals allege that work needs to be completed on a meter inside the residence. Nicor does not do this work without prov...
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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: October 13, 2020

WSPD Announces Retirement and Promotion

On October 9,
Sergeant Tony Jemison officially retired from the Western SpringsPolice Department after serving the Village of Western Springs for
over 21 years. Today, Sergeant Arthur Hull was officially promoted to the rank of Sergeant.  You...

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2020

2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report is Now Available

The 2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index (MPCI) Report is now available at the link below. This year, the roadway database was migrated into the existing Western Springs ArcGIS database. The report is now available as a ArcGIS "story map", all...

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2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: September 25, 2020

The 2020 Fall Brochure (October-November) is Now Available Online!

Our current Fall Brochure is now available for classes in October-November and online registration is now open.  You can mail registration forms to 1500 Walker St, Western Springs 60558 or drop off them in the locked Drop Box located to the right...

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2020 Fall Brochure (October-November) Recreation

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 16, 2020

2020 Roadway Program - Leaf Pick-Up Guidlines

The Village leaf pick-up program begins on October 19, 2020. Residents on Prospect Avenue may follow the standard leaf pick-up guidelines. You can find those guidelines at the following link:

https://wsprings.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1934

Residents on Claus...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - Second Public Meeting at Ridgewood Park

The Village identified Grand Avenue, Lawn Drive to Linden Circle, as a concrete reconstruction and green infrastructure improvements project for 2021. A second public meeting is scheduled for October 21st, from 5pm – 7pm on Grand Avenue in Ridge...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 8, 2020

2020 Clausen - West Lane Official Start Date/East Side Public Access (Updated 10/12/2020)

Update 10/12/2020: The contractor has postponed the start date of the west lane and the re-opening of the east lane until tomorrow, October 13, 2020, weather permitting. The delay was due to projected inclement weather and concrete testing results for the...

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Clausen Avenue On Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - East Lane Completion and West Lane Start Date

The contractor is scheduled to complete the pouring of the east lane on Monday, weather permitting. The concrete pavement will remain closed to public use while the curing process takes place. Curing is a process that allows concrete to build in strength,...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 28, 2020

2020 Prospect - West Lane Re-Opening Scheduled for 9/29/2020

The west lane pavement has passed the required structural testing. West lane residents are allowed to park in your driveways today, but please be mindful of construction barricades and signage. The west lane will be fully re-opened for public use tomorrow...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 22, 2020

2020 Prospect - West Lane Completion

The west lane of Prospect Avenue was installed today and will remain closed to public use while the concrete curing process takes place. Curing is a process that allows concrete to build in strength, over time. The full curing off concrete will take many ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 17, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Official East Lane Start Date (9/21/2020)

The contractor is officially scheduled to begin the east lane reconstruction on September 21, 2020, weather permitting. Residents on the east side of Clausen should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:00am on September 21st. The contractor will ...

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2020 Clausen Project - On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - First Public Meeting Recording

On September 9, 2020, the Village hosted a public meeting for residents of Grand Avenue (Linden Circle to Lawn Drive) to discuss the 2021 Grand Avenue Improvements project. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce improvements to the roadway and implem...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Localized Water Service Interruption and Tentative East Lane Start Date

Phase I Progress and Localized Water Service Interruption 

The contractor is on schedule to complete all underground water and sewer infrastructure (Phase 1) work next week. On Monday, September 14th, the contractor is scheduled to make the final ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 4, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - East Lane Start Date, On-Street Parking and Golf Cart Service

The contractor remains on schedule to begin the east lane reconstruction on August 10, 2020, weather permitting. Residents on the east side of Prospect should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:00am on August 10th. The contractor will begin the...

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Prospect Avenue On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: July 29, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Irrigation System Markings

All sprinkler heads located within the Village right-of-way should be marked by Monday, August 3rd. Please use marking paint or flags to mark sprinkler heads beginning 1’ behind the sidewalk on your side, and extending to the curb line. The Vill...

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Road Construction Projects

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