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Posted on: November 10, 2021

January/February Issue of Tower Topics

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The November/December issue of Tower Topics newsletter is now online and will be delivered to resident mailboxes soon. You can read it here.

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Community News
Posted on: November 30, 2021

From the President, a newsletter from Alice Gallagher

In this first issue of "From the President," Alice Gallagher reviews items from the January 10 Board of Trustees meeting. Also: a return to Zoom meetings, an update on the Tollway's 47th Street pedestrian bridge project, the partial clo...

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Community News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Tollway 47th Street Pedestrian Bridge Project: Pile Driving

January 12 update: Beginning on Monday, January 17 and continuing for approximately two weeks, the Tollway's contractor will be pile driving the east abutment and then continue with the retaining wall. Work is expected to take place during daytim...

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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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Community News
Posted on: December 29, 2021

A Return to Virtual Public Meetings

On December 20, 2021, President Gallagher signed an Executive Order declaring that Village public meetings shall be conducted remotely beginning in 2022.  Beginning in January, all public meetings will be held via Zoom,...

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Community News
Posted on: December 28, 2021

COVID-19 Updates

The CDC has shortened quarantine and isolation guidelines for those who test positive for COVID-19: https://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2021/s1227-isolation-quarantine-guidance.html

The Cook County Department of Public Health issued a vaccine mandate for re...

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Community News
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Burlington Avenue Closure Due to Tollway Project

Beginning January 3, a portion of Burlington Avenue north of Spring Rock Park
is scheduled to close for approximately four weeks. The closure is to facility retaining wall work as part of the Central Tri-StateTollway (I-294) Expansion Project.

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Community News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Woodland/Ogden Crosswalk to be Relocated as Part of Wolf Road Bike Path Project

The bike path along Wolf Road through the Bemis Woods Forest Preserve is nearly complete. This project, which began in approximately 2015 as a collaboration between IDOT, the Forest Preserves of Cook County, and the Cook County Highway Department, will co...

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Posted on: December 30, 2021

Assistant Chief Tom Dillon Retires

Assistant Chief Tom Dillon, the current longest serving active member of the Department of Fire & EMS, will retire on December 31, after more than 30 years of service. Read the Department's Media Release here, or below: 

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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

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

From the President, a newsletter from Alice Gallagher

In this first issue of "From the President," Alice Gallagher reviews items from the January 10 Board of Trustees meeting. Also: a return to Zoom, an update on the Tollway's 47th Street pedestrian bridge project, the partial closure of H...

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From the Village President

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Cost Share Program to Reduce Basement Sewer Backups

Many older homes in the Village have gravity sewer systems that can back up when the Village's main line combined sewer surcharges.  Since the 1990s the Village has invested millions of dollars to improve its sanitary and combined sewer ...

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Overhead Sewer Cost Share Program Municipal Services
Posted on: December 3, 2021

ComEd Tree Trimming - Now Through February 2022

ComEd will be performing tree trimming services for the next three months throughout the Village. These services will be concentrated in Old Town North and South, Forest Hills, Ridgeacres, Fairview Estates, Ridgewood, and Timber Trails. ComEd rou...

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Additional Info... Municipal Services

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Posted on: January 14, 2022

Little Sweetheart Dance - Register Now

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Register now for the Little Sweetheart Dance at https://wsprings.recdesk.com/Community/Program/Detail?programId=1466 The Dance will take place at the Grand Avenue Gym on Sunday, February 6th, 2-3:30 PM.  Pre-registration is required.

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Recreation
Posted on: January 3, 2022

Additional update on proof of vaccination

The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has not yet released an updated order or guidance at this time.  An official press release from December 31st is also not posted on their web site.  Using the information below, the Rec...

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Recreation
Posted on: January 1, 2022

Update on proof of vaccination

As specific details of the Health Order are explained/distributed, the Recreation Department protocols will be updated. Visit https://wsprings.com/561/COVID-19 for updates.

From Cook County Public Health's FAQ section: 

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Recreation
Posted on: December 31, 2021

Proof of vaccination required starting January 3rd

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Cook County requires all patrons age 5 and older to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and wear a mask to participate in programs and/or visit the Recreation Center or Grand Avenue Community Center.  

During normal business hours, the Recreation...

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Recreation

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