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Posted on: June 22, 2020

AT&T Project Notification - LTE 5G 850

The Village of Western Springs has received a project notification letter from AT&T for the replacement and upgrade of cellular equipment located on the Elevated Tank in Spring Rock Park, pursuant to the terms of the lease agreement. Village staff is ...

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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 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: July 10, 2020

Full Board Packet

The full Board Meeting packet for the 6/22/2020 meeting is available on our website and can be downloaded here.

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Community News
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Reminder: Continue to Follow IDPH Guidelines to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19

General Prevention 04.07.20

Though the State has successfully transitioned into Phase 4 of the Governor’s Restore Illinois Plan, residents are reminded to continue to adhere to the recommended community mitigation guidance suggested by the IDPH and the CDC, including weari...

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IDPH - Preventing COVID-19 Spread in Communities Community News
Posted on: July 8, 2020

Conditions Ideal for Mosquito Production

DESPLAINES VALLEY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT PRESS RELEASE - July 8, 2020 

Although levels of WNV (West Nile Virus) within the mosquito population are still low, with the return of warm temperatures, conditions are ideal for the increased product...

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Community News
Posted on: July 3, 2020

French Market On Sundays!

Bensidoun USA will open the French Market on Sunday, July 5, from 9 am to 1 pm, along Hillgrove Avenue in front of the Tower Green. The market will operate under the recommended guidelines of the Illinois Farmer’s Market Association in terms of ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 18, 2020

Prospect Avenue Project Begins June 22

Prospect Ave

The 2020 Prospect Avenue Improvement project is scheduled to begin on June 22, 2020, weather permitting. The project includes the installation of a new storm sewer, concrete reconstruction of the roadway, green infrastructure improvements, and Americans w...

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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
Posted on: March 16, 2020

Vehicle Sticker Renewal - deadline for no penalty is May 30

Using the information received in the mail in March, residents can purchase stickers online. Residents can also complete the fillable PDF forms (for vehicle stickers and pet licenses ) print and return them with payment to Village Hall, by mail, or using ...

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Community News
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Reminder: Construction/Lawn Equipment and Excessive Noise Guidelines

As the weather improves and many residents continue to be at home more than usual, please be a good neighbor and adhere to the following noise guidelines:

Construction and Lawn Equipment: 

The Village limits the use of heavy construction and lawn m...

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Community News
Posted on: April 10, 2020

Garden Mulch No Longer Available

The Village’s mulch program has concluded for the 2020 season. 

Questions can be directed to Municipal Services at 708-246-1800, ext. 200.

 

Community News
Posted on: June 11, 2020

Solary Energy as an Accessible and Affordable Option

Cook County has partnered with the Midwest Renewable Energy Association (MREA) and the Citizens Utility Board (CUB) to coordinate a residential and small commercial group buy program for solar energy called Solarize Chicagoland. This is the second year th...

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Community News
Posted on: March 9, 2020

Census 2020 - it's not too late!

It’s not too late - there’s still time to be counted!

Western Springs has the #1 Census 2020 response rate in Lyons Township, but if your household is one of the 20% that has not yet responded, there’s still time! 

In ...

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Community News

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Posted on: July 10, 2020

President's Corner, July/August: A Look Back at 2020

President Gallagher takes a look back at the first half of 2020. Read the July/August edition of President’s Corner

Previous editions can be found at: http://www.wsprings.com/483/Presidents-Corner 

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From the Village President

News Flash

Posted on: July 10, 2020

WSPD Appoints New Sergeant

Sergeant Tony Jemison was officially promoted to the rank of Police Sergeant on July 10.

Read the press release here.

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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: July 7, 2020

Bike Safety for Children

Bike Safety 2020

Join WSPD for an hour-long interactive bike safety presentation for 5-8 year old children. Topics include road signage, helmet safety, road safety, signaling, and proper bike sizing. 

Please have your child bring a face covering and a water bottle...

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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: May 11, 2020

Join the Neighbors by Ring App

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The Western Springs Police Detective Division is excited to be joining the Neighbors by Ring app to reduce crime in our community. The Neighbors by Ring app also allows the user to see ’something share, something’ directly with Western...

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: July 9, 2020

NPDES: Long Term Control Plan Annual Update Now Online

The Village’s annual reporting update for its Long Term Control Plan for the National Pollution Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit is now updated and online for download. You can find the updated annual report at the link below.

Long Te...

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Additional Info... Municipal Services
Posted on: May 22, 2020

Welcome to the Village of Western Springs’ New Service Request System

Dude Solutions Asset Essentials

Beginning May 22, 2020 the Village will be implementing a new, simplified online service request system. The new service request system is a cloud and mapping based interface to allow residents to more easily submit non-emergency service requests to the V...

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Dude Solutions Citizen Portal Municipal Services
Posted on: May 20, 2020

Block Party Applications On Hold Until Further Notice

Due to COVID-19 and current social restrictions in place by the State of Illinois, the Village will not be accepting or issuing any block party approvals at this time. Village staff will continue to monitor guidance from the State and its health organizat...

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Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: July 7, 2020

WS Rec Offering 2nd Session of Virtual Math Plays!

Our Math Plays classes will now be running virtually for the second Summer session (7/23-8/13).  Registration deadline is July 20, Noon. No refunds will be given after deadline.

Each week parents will receive an email with a lesson plan as well as...

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Online registration... Recreation
Posted on: July 2, 2020

Register for July Recreation Programs!

Register now for July Recreation Programs.  An updated list of programs can be found here: www.wsprings.com/561/covid-19

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Recreation
Posted on: June 30, 2020

WS Recreation Just Added Session 2 of Virtual Chess Camp

VIRTUAL CHESS CAMP - SESSION 2Enter into the magical and exciting virtual world of chess with Chess Wizards! You will participate in epic chess games, fun and interactive lessons, tournaments, team matches, trivia and more!  Whether you have been...

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Online registration... Recreation
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Calling all Lil' Hoopers and Ballerz!

LIL’ HOOPERS - BOYS AND GIRLS AGES 3-5 YEARS

Let the first time your son or daughter pick up a basketball be with Christopher Spartz Basketball’s Lil’ Hoopers!  This program is a great way to get acclimated with the p...

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Online registration... Recreation
Posted on: June 25, 2020

Updated Info on Late Summer 3-Day Tower Camp

Note updated information in ALL CAPS:

Late Summer Tower Camp (3 days: M, W, F) for Campers ages 5 1/2 - 8

School age children enjoy organized activities designed to promote socialization, self-esteem, creativity, and fun! Summer themes add excitement to the...

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Online registration... Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: July 2, 2020

2020 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Construction Update 7/2/2020

The contractor began removing and replacing curb/gutter, affected driveway aprons and sidewalks last week. They are scheduled to complete the remaining concrete work early next week. Next, they will begin adjusting all sewer structures in the area to allo...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: July 2, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - Construction Update 7/2/2020

The contractor completed the installation of multiple storm sewer structures at Hillgrove and Prospect earlier this week. They are currently in the process of installing the new storm sewer along the east side of Prospect Avenue. They have suffered a few ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: June 16, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - Official Start Date

Official Start Date

The contractor is scheduled to begin construction on Prospect Avenue on Monday, June 22, 2020, weather permitting. The contractor will begin installing storm sewer at Prospect Avenue and Hillgrove and moving north. The contractor will h...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: May 20, 2020

2020 Prospect and Clausen - Resident Meeting Videos are Available Online

The recordings for the 2020 Clausen Avenue and 2020 Prospect Avenue Public Meetings are now available at the links below :

The videos above, PDFs for both pres...

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Road Construction Projects

News Flash

Posted on: July 9, 2020

Well 5: Construction Layout and Concrete Work Will Begin Week of July 13

Construction work for Phase III of the Well #5 project is anticipated to begin the week of July 13, 2020. The contractors will be on site to begin site layout. Subsequently, excavation and concrete work for the electrical building and supporting electrica...

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Additional Info... Well 5 Construction

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