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Posted on: June 15, 2022

Stormwater Utility Fee Study - Phase I Presentation

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Stormwater Utility Fee Study – Phase I Presentation  

Last year, the Finance and Public Works & Water Committees met jointly to review unfunded capital infrastructure projects. An estimated $30 million in critical stormwater related ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Village Manager Baer Recognized with Service Award

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Village Manager Ellen Baer received an Illinois City/County Management Association Service Award at the ILCMA Conference in early June. The award recognized Manager Baer’s role as a founding member of the Legacy Project – an effort aim...

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Community News
Posted on: June 27, 2022

Sidewalk Square Replacement Work This Week

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Strada Construction will be replacing select sidewalk squares throughout the Village this week. To learn more about the Existing Sidewalk Replacement Program, visit: https://wsprings.com/196/Sidewalk-Program.

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Community News
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Hillgrove Avenue Streetscape - Input Wanted

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HILLGROVE AVENUE STREETSCAPE - Have your say on a streetscape project in downtown Western Springs

The Village has recently invested in streetscape projects, such as sidewalks, plantings, furnishings, and lighting around the Metra station ...

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Community News
Posted on: December 14, 2021

From the President, a newsletter from Alice Gallagher

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In this week's issue of "From the President," Alice Gallagher reviews items from the June 13 Board of Trustees meeting. Also: stormwater management, downtown streetscape design, a bench dedication, and more...

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From the Village President
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Wolf Road Rehabilitation Project - Delayed Due to Strike

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June 13 update: The Village has been informed that this project will be delayed due to the strike of International Union of Operating Engineers Local 150. Work will not commence until the strike is resolved.

June 1 update: The County has confirmed that wor...

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Community News
Posted on: June 9, 2022

Director Supert Recognized as Outstanding Young Professional by WSCCI

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The Village is pleased to announce that Matthew Supert, Director of the Department of Municipal Services, has been recognized as a "Regional 30 Under Forty" young professional, by the West Suburban Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WSCCI) for 20...

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Community News
Posted on: June 8, 2022

Village Recognized for Excellence in Financial Reporting

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The Village of Western Springs has been recognized with a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ending in 2020. This certificate, awarded by the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA), is the highest ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 6, 2022

FAA Seeks Public Input Regarding Air Traffic Changes at O'Hare Airport

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The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) has prepared a Draft Environmental Assessment and Draft General Conformity Determination to evaluate the effects of the proposed Airport Terminal Area Plan and changes to air traffic procedures at Chicago O’Hare I...

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Community News
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Long-term Lane Closures on Ogden Avenue

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Central Tri-State (I-294) Project: Ogden Avenue Roadway Reconstruction and Bridge Rehabilitation:

The Illinois Tollway has advised there will be long-term single lane closures along Ogden Avenue, beginning on Thursday, April 14, weather dependent. ...

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Community News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Tollway 47th Street Pedestrian Bridge Project

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Westbound 47th Street has been reduced to a single lane through spring 2022, for ongoing work related to the Central Tri-State Tollway(I-294) Pedestrian Bridge Project in Hinsdale and Western Springs.

The contractor is installing an access road entrance of...

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Community News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Hillgrove Avenue Project: Prospect Avenue to Public Works Facility

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As part of the Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the BNSF bridge, the Illinois Tollway is coordinating local watermain replacement and sewer work, as well as sidewalks and lighting, with the Village of Western Springs. This work began October...

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