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Posted on: September 17, 2021

Weekend BNSF Work & Metra Specials

Reminder: BNSF has scheduled overnight closures of the railroad crossings at Gilbert, Lawn, and Central (pedestrian crossing) between Friday September 17 – Sunday, September 20, from 7 pm - 8 am. The Wolf Avenue crossing will r...

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Community News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: Tower Trot weekend, overnight railroad crossing closures, Village Manager Velkme retires, and more...

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

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Community News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Village Manager Ingrid Velkme to Retire

Ingrid Velkme will retire as Village Manager of the Village of Western Springs on Friday, September 17, 2021. Ingrid began her career in public service in 1987 as an intern in Western Springs. During her career she served the Village of Indian Head Park a...

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Community News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Tower Topics September/October Issue Now Available Online

The September/October issue of Tower Topics Newsletter is now online, and will be mailed out to residents this week.

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Community News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

47th Street Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

The Tollway issued a press release (9/7/21) that provides more information about the pedestrian bridge project, and they've created a project page for the pedestrian bridge project. Go to: https://www.illinoistollway.com/projects/tri-state/47th-s...

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Community News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Tollway Water/Sewer Work on Hillgrove Avenue

As part of the I-294 Expansion Project, the Illinois Tollway is coordinating local watermain replacement and sewer work with
the Village of Western Springs. This work is anticipated to begin as early as the week of September 6 and isscheduled to be com...

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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Grand Avenue Road Reconstruction in Ridgewood

Grand Avenue road reconstruction in Ridgewood will begin on Monday, September 13, when the contractor will begin reconstructing the west half of Grand Avenue. During the reconstruction, Grand Avenue will be one lane, one way southbound traffic only betwee...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Department of Fire & EMS Receives Federal Grant

The effectiveness of firefighters in Western Springs will be enhanced thanks to a $32,519 grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will help provide rescue spreaders...

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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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Posted on: January 19, 2021

Tuesday Topics from President Gallagher

This week: Tower Trot weekend, overnight railroad crossing closures, Village Manager Velkme retires, and more...

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

 

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