News Flash

Posted on: October 10, 2019

10/14 - 10/18: Hillgrove Avenue Closed (between Johnson/Franklin)

Hillgrove Avenue, from Johnson Avenue to Franklin Avenue, will be closed to traffic and unavailable for parking, from Monday October 14 through Friday, October 18. This closure is due to the installation of a new water main across Hillgrove Avenue. Johnso...

Read on...

Community News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Lawn Avenue Reconstruction Part 2 - Temporary Changes in Traffic Flow

Lawn Avenue Traffic - Round 2 copy

Beginning October 15, the west lane of Lawn Avenue (Elm Street to 47th) will be removed and replaced, weather permitting. The replacement process is estimated to take 2-3 weeks.

The east lane of Lawn Avenue will remain open for use as a one-way, southbound...

Read on...

Community News
Posted on: October 9, 2019

Metra 2020 Budget News Release + Public Hearing Schedule

Metra has issued a news release regarding their proposed 2020 program and budget. Public hearing locations are listed, and an email address for submitting comments is provided. You can view the news release here.

The FY20 Metra budget document is available...

Read on...

Community News
Posted on: July 15, 2019

Select Cart Size & Register for the New Refuse & Recycling Program

Village Trustees have awarded a 5-year residential waste and recycling contract to Lakeshore Recycling Systems (LRS), beginning in January 2020.

Following feedback from a resident survey in 2018, the Village prioritized the elimination of blue bags. Reside...

Read on...

Community News
Posted on: September 25, 2019

2019 Pumpkin Smash

Halloween is approaching and that means a whole lot of pumpkins. The Pumpkin Smash is an annual community effort to divert pumpkins from landfills by providing locations for residents to drop-off jack-o-lanterns to be composted. This year the Village of W...

Read on...

Community News

News Flash

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 14, 2019

President's Corner Message: New Refuse & Recycling Program

The Village will have a new refuse and recycling program/provider, starting January 1, 2020. President Gallagher discusses the process that lead to the new contract, as well as upcoming changes for residents as a result of the new program. 

Read t...

Read on...

From the Village President

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: October 9, 2019

Autumn Leaf Pickup Begins October 21

The Public Works Department will begin their annual leaf pickup service on Monday, October 21. Residents will receive a postcard in the mail with details on the rotation schedule, guidelines for efficient leaf removal, and the Village's upcoming pumpkin c...

Read on...

Municipal Services
Posted on: September 24, 2019

ComED Vegetation Management - 55th Street, Ridgewood and Heritage Estates

ComED will be conducting vegetation management in portions of Ridgewood and Heritage Estates along 55th Street. this fall. Questions regarding the work can be directed to ComEd at 1-800-334-7661.

Additional Info... Municipal Services
Posted on: August 14, 2019

2019 Modified Pavement Condition Index (MPCI) Report is Now Available

The 2019 Modified Pavement Condition Index (MPCI) Report is now available at the link below. The annual MPCI reports outline the roadway review and condition assessment process that staff performs each spring. Included are ratings for every roadway segmen...

Read on...

2019 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report Municipal Services
Posted on: June 6, 2019

Nicor Main Installations - Forest Hills

Nicor 2019

Over the next several months Nicor crews will be in the Village installing new gas main in the Forest Hills area the community.

Work will include directional boring for new gas mains and connections to residential services. In some cases Nicor and its crew...

Read on...

Nicor Enhancement Flyer Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: October 1, 2019

WS Recreation Seeking Part-Time Office Secretary

The Western Springs Recreation Department is seeking interested candidates for a part time secretary to work the front desk. Hours are Monday, Tuesday and every other Friday from approximately 11:30 am-1:30 pm. 

Applicant must have some customer s...

Read on...

Employment Application... Recreation
Posted on: September 24, 2019

Mark your calendars for the Rec Dept's Annual Halloween Hoopla-Tuesday, October 29

YOU'RE INVITED TO THE WS REC CENTER FOR ONE OF THE BEST FREE HALLOWEEN PARTIES AROUND! Treat your kids, yourself, friends, and family to an evening of "spook-tacular" Halloween fun. It begins at 5:00 pm with games of chance for one and ...

Read on...

Halloween Hoopla Flyer... Recreation
Posted on: August 23, 2019

REGISTRATION NOW OPEN for 5th and 6th-7th Grade Winter Basketball League!

Join in the 21st year of this popular program where everyone plays. Teams are formed around the neighborhood school (Dist. 101, 106 or St. John of the Cross) with a separate 5th grade league and another combined 6th & 7th grade league for both boys an...

Read on...

Registration forms.... Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: October 15, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Lawn Avenue East Lane Concrete Testing Results

Update 10/15/19 - 4:00PM: The east side of Lawn Avenue will be opened in the next hour. Access to the east lane  of Lawn will be available from Lawn Avenue (southbound). Currently, access to the east lane of Lawn is not available from 47th. The c...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 14, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Update on Lawn Avenue East Lane Re-Opening and West Lane Start Date

The Village and the contractor are still awaiting concrete testing results for the east lane of Lawn Avenue. The east lane of Lawn Avenue is scheduled to be re-opened for public use tomorrow, pending the results. The west lane of Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm)...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 9, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Update and Temporary Parking Locations

The contractor has begun saw cutting all areas that concrete replacement will be occurring (i.e. curbs, gutters, street patches and certain driveway aprons). They are scheduled to begin removing and replacing the concrete items on October 14, 2019, weathe...

Read on...

Temporary On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 9, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) West Lane Start Date

The west lane of Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) is tentatively scheduled to be removed on Tuesday, October 15, 2019. The actual start date heavily depends on the concrete testing results from the east lane. Tests results for the east lane will be received on O...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2019

2019 Asphalt Resurfacing Project - Official Start Date 10-7-19

The first phase of the 2019 Motor Fuel Tax (MFT) Roadway Resurfacing Project is scheduled to begin October 7,2019, weather permitting. Below is a list of the streets being resurfaced in asphalt in 2019:

  • 39th Street (Johnson to Franklin)
  • Maple Street (Hampto...
Read on...

2019 MFT Roadway Resurfacing Project Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Avenue (Ogden to 41st) West Lane Start Date - 10/3/19

The removal of the west lane of Clausen Avenue (Ogden to 41st) is tentatively scheduled for tomorrow, October 3, 2019. The concrete strength tests for the east lane of Clausen are trending toward a full re-opening tomorrow. Strength tests will be performe...

Read on...

Clausen Avenue Overnight Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 27, 2019

2019 Roadway Improvements - Clausen Avenue (41st to Ogden) Concrete Curing and West Lane

The east lane of Clausen Avenue (Ogden to 41st) has been fully installed. The concrete will continue to cure for the next 5-10 days before any vehicular traffic is allowed. Please keep in mind that any large load, such as a vehicle, applied to the un-cure...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 23, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) Overnight Parking Locations Reminder

Residents displaced from their driveways on Lawn Avenue (47th to Elm) are allowed to park on surrounding side streets during the duration of the project.The locations are outlined in a map, linked below, which can also be found on the Roadway Program web ...

Read on...

Lawn Avenue Overnight Parking Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 20, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Avenue/40th and Clausen Avenue/39th Intersection Replacements

The contractor will be removing and replacing the east side of the Clausen/40th and Clausen/39th intersections, beginning on 9/23/19. These sections of the intersection will be poured with concrete with the rest of the east lane early next week. During th...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 19, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Lawn Avenue East Lane Removal - 9/23/19

The contractor is scheduled to begin the removal of the east lane of Lawn Avenue on September 23, 2019, weather permitting. All residents on the east side of Lawn Avenue should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:30AM that morning. Lawn Avenue w...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 16, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen East Lane Update/Lawn Avenue Schedule

The contractor is completing the installation of the new roadway base for the east lane of Clausen this week. They intend to get the east lane curb and driveway aprons installed this week if the weather cooperates. They will then pour the east driving lan...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 16, 2019

2019 Roadway - Water Quality Testing on Clausen Avenue

The Water Department has provided water sampling kits to all Clausen homes, with partial lead services, over the past couple of weeks. They are scheduled to do their final pick up of samples on 9/17/2019 around 9:00AM. If you still have as sampling kit, p...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 6, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Ave. Scheduled Water Shut-Off on 9/9/19

The contractor will be completing the final connection of the 8" water main to the existing water main network at 39th Street. At this time, there is no anticipated loss of water service for the majority of homes on Clausen Avenue. Any home that may ...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 5, 2019

2019 Roadway Programs - Clausen (41st to Ogden) East Lane Removal Begins 9/6/19

The contractor will begin removing the east lane pavement at 7:30AM on September 6, 2019, weather permitting, on Clausen Avenue (41st to Ogden. All east side driveways will be inaccessible once the pavement is removed. Please have all vehicles out of your...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 3, 2019

2019 Roadway Programs - Clausen Pavement Removal Delay/Golf Cart Services

Due to today's weather, the contractor has delayed the start of pavement removal of the east lane of Clausen until Thursday or Friday this week. The exact date continues to be determined by the progress of the water service installations taking place tomo...

Read on...

Golf Cart Hold Harmless Agreement Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 16, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Installation of New Clausen Water Services

The contractor has completed the installation of the 8" water main. They will be performing structural tests today and water quality tests early next week. Once all tests are completed, they will begin connecting each home on Clausen Avenue to the ne...

Read on...

Additional Info... Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 12, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Avenue Watermain Connection and Water Shut-Off

The contractor will be connecting the new 8" water main to the existing water system at 39th/Clausen on August 14, 2019 around 9:00 AM, weather permitting. The connection requires that the water system be shut down on Clausen Avenue (39th - Ogden) an...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 6, 2019

2019 Roadway Program - Clausen Possible Water Service Interruption on 8/9/19

The contractor will begin connecting the new 8" water main to the existing water system on August 8, 2019, weather permitting. The first connection will take place at 41st and Clausen. The work is intended to be performed without interrupting service...

Read on...

Road Construction Projects