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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 28, 2020

Board Response to Resident Questions Posed on January 13, 2020

The Board of Trustees respond to questions posed at the January 13, 2020 Board of Trustees Meeting. You can read the questions and responses here.

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: January 28, 2020

Statement from President Gallagher

You can read it here, or watch the meeting here

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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

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Posted on: April 2, 2020

Precautionay Boil Order Lifted

The precautionary boil order for Old Town South, Commonwealth, and Forest Hills, as a result of the water main break in Spring Rock Park, was lifted just after 8 pm on Tuesday, March 31.

Residents may resume regular usage from the tap. 

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Community News
Posted on: April 3, 2020

April Combined Workshop and Special Board of Trustees Meeting

The April 13 Workshop Meeting has been cancelled, and the Village will hold a Combined Workshop and Special Meeting on April 27 at 7 pm. This meeting will take place virtually, with details to follow.

Additional information can be found on the Village Meet...

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Community News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Census 2020

Today is Census Day! 

By April 1, 2020, every home should have received an invitation to participate in the 2020 Census. Responses for each household can be made in one of three ways: online, by phone, or by mail.

Learn more about Census 2020 and c...

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Community News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Changes to LRS Refuse and Recycling Services

As an essential service to the public, LRS intends to continue to provide weekly pickup, as scheduled. They are, however, making changes to waste and recycling collection to reduce the risk to their drivers.  As a result, the collection of bulk i...

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Community News
Posted on: March 25, 2020

2020 Roadway Projects

An interactive 2020 Roadway Projects map is now available on the Village website. Go to the  Roadway Construction page of the Village website, and scroll down to "Roadway Projects" for more information.  

Update (4/2/20):&nb...

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Community News
Posted on: March 30, 2020

Styrofoam Recycling Cancelled/NEAT Day Postponed

Styrofoam recycling has been cancelled this month and NEAT Community Day Clean Up day has been postponed. Both events were originally scheduled for this Saturday, April 4. Please stay tuned for more information in the coming weeks.

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Community News
Posted on: March 23, 2020

Western Springs is Open for Business!

Western Springs is still open for business! Village President Alice Gallagher and the Western Springs Business Association (WSBA) remind residents that local businesses need your support now, more than ever. Consider buying gift cards to use at a later da...

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Community News
Posted on: March 19, 2020

The Village Mourns the Passing of Trustee William Siffermann

From President Gallagher:

It is with profound sadness I share the news that this morning Trustee William Siffermann passed away. According to his family, he went peacefully with his family around him; his death was due to a pre-existing condition.

Trustee S...

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Community News
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Vehicle Sticker Renewal

Once your vehicle information has been received in the mail, residents are strongly encouraged to purchase stickers online to reduce the number of non-essential visitors to Village Hall. You can also complete the fillable PDF forms (for vehicle stickers a...

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Community News
Posted on: March 24, 2020

Street Sweeping Begins March 30

Street sweeping begins on March 30th, and will continue monthly on the first Monday of each month until December. If the first Monday is a holiday, sweeping will begin on the Tuesday of that week. The Village asks that residents please refrain from parkin...

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Community News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Rave Alert and Smart911 - Register today!

The Village is migrating from the current 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 re...

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Posted on: March 30, 2020

Crime Alert - Ruse Burglary

The WSPD has issued a Crime Alert following a ruse burglary. Read the alert here.

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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

WSPD Announces Temporary Response & Operations Modifications

The Police Departments of Western Springs, La Grange, and La Grange Park, in cooperation with LTACC, have announced temporary response and operations modifications, in response to Covid-19. 

Read more about changes to their operations here.

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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: March 9, 2020

WSPD Investigating Criminal Damage to Property

The WSPD is currently investigating multiple Criminal Damage to Property reports, involving damage to residential fences around the Village. Read more here

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: March 24, 2020

Street Sweeping Begins on March 30, 2020

Street sweeping begins on March 30th, and will continue monthly on the first Monday of each month until December. If the first Monday is a holiday, sweeping will begin on the Tuesday of that week. The Village asks that residents please refrain from parkin...

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Municipal Services
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Well #4 Maintenance - Project Schedule

The repaired equipment arrived back in the Village at the end of last week, and it is anticipated that Suez will begin mobilizing to place the motor back in the well this week. 

Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 1, 2020

Programs cancelled, facilities closed through May 4th

Due to the extension of the stay at home order through April 30th by Governor Pritzker, we will be cancelling all of our in-person programs during this time.  Our facilities will remained closed and will re-open on Monday, May 4th. Kensington Pre...

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Additional Info... Recreation
Posted on: March 27, 2020

Summer program registration begins April 3rd

Registration for summer programs begins 8:30 AM on Friday, April 3rd for Residents and Friday, April 10th for non-residents.  Staff will be in the office to answer phone calls on those days.

In the event programs are cancelled, you will receive a ...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 13, 2020

Recreation Programs Canceled and Facilities Closed

Due to COVID-19, the Western Springs Recreation Department will be canceling all activities, programs and rentals starting Monday, March 16th.  We are tentatively slated to resume our programs on Tuesday, April 7th.  Additional informati...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 12, 2020

Recreation Department COVID-19 Update 3/12/2020

For the safety of our Senior population, we have cancelled all Senior Center programs.

If the Western Springs schools close, we will not have Open Gym at the Recreation Center.

Currently Open Gym will be available over spring break (March 23-27), however we...

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Recreation
Posted on: March 5, 2020

The 2020 Summer Brochure is Now Available Online!

Resident online registration begins at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, April 3. Mail-in, fax or drop off registrations are due Thursday, April 2, by 4:30 p.m. The random registration process will happen simultaneously with the online registration process beginning a...

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2020 Summer Brochure Recreation
Posted on: March 3, 2020

Register now for Spring Tennis!

No need to wait for the April 3 summer registration date - Spring Tennis registration is now open online for Residents (opens for Non-Residents on March 13).Dave Evans, USPTA, will be available to assist you in class placements on Wednesdays, March 25, an...

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Spring Tennis Flyer... Recreation
Posted on: February 20, 2020

Sign up today for Western Springs Spring Lacrosse!

BOYS HOUSE SPRING LEAGUE

Dates:  March 1 - May 30

Registration due February 28

Beginners or some experience: Kindergarten-8th grade

Fee:  $325.00 R/NR

Teams are recreational

   *Uniform - Pinnie & shorts included

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Online registration... Recreation
Posted on: January 30, 2020

Fun classes for Spring Break! Bricks for Kidz Lego classes! All happening soon at the Rec Dept!

Check out the educational and exciting classes coming to the Rec Dept!

Jurassic Brick Land

Mondays, February 24-March 16, 6:00-7:00 pm

Students will build a world that comes to life with a gentle Brontosaurus, ferocious Velociraptor, terrifying T. Rex and mo...

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Online registration... Recreation

News Flash

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Posted on: March 27, 2020

Removal of Mono-Pole Antennas Begins First Week of April

Contractors for the cellular providers are scheduled to begin removal of the two temporary mono-poles located immediately east of the standpipe beginning March 30th. Two cranes will be on site beginning April 6 - 12 to complete the mono-pole removal. Acce...

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Standpipe Repainting

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