How Do I...?
Click to Home
Go To Search
RSSPrintEmailFacebook
Western Springs, Illinois
740 Hillgrove Ave.
Western Springs, IL 60558-1409
Ph: 708-246-1800
Fx: 708-246-0284

Community

Show All Answers

1. How do I make a claim against the electric company (ComED) for damages incurred during a power outage?
2. What public transportation provides service to downtown Chicago?
3. What local hospitals serve the Western Springs area?
4. Who are the elected officials that represent me?
5. What schools serve the residents of Western Springs?
6. What newspapers serve the Western Springs area?
7. Is there a Newcomers Club?

Community Development

Show All Answers

1. What are the hours for use of construction and lawn equipment?
2. When do I need a building permit?
3. How do I contact JULIE?
4. Does Western Springs have transfer stamps?
5. How much does a permit cost?
6. Where can I get a plat of survey for my property?
7. How do I properly display my house numbers?

Finance

Show All Answers

1. Do I need to register my pets or bike?
2. When do I have to register my vehicle and how much is the fee?
3. How do I get a commuter parking space permit?
4. What is the $5.00 on my water bill?

General

Show All Answers

1. Who collects my garbage?
2. What are the hours for the Village Hall?
3. Can I register to vote at the Village Hall?
4. What is the household spring clean up?
5. Is there a drop box for water bill and parking fine payments?
6. Who handles mosquito control?
7. What are the Halloween hours?
8. How often are the blue bags for recycling distributed?
9. Is there a public swimming pool in the Village?
10. Does the Village collect dead or wild animals?

Key Ordinances

Show All Answers

1. What are pet regulations in the Village?
2. What are the curfew restrictions in the Village?
3. Do I need a permit for a garage sale?
4. What are the noise restrictions in the Village?
5. What are the restrictions for residential parking?
6. Can I park a truck in my driveway?
7. What is the residential speed limit in the Village?
8. What restrictions are there for signs?
9. Are the use of skateboards or rollerblades prohibited in the Village?
10. What are the rules for solicitation?

Municipal Services

Show All Answers

1. What do I have to do to have a Block Party?
2. When is hydrant flushing conducted?
3. Does the Village pick up branches?
4. How can I get a load of mulch?
5. What are the parking restrictions during snow removal?
6. When is the Village's Leaf Removal Program?
7. What do I do if my sewer backs up into my home?
8. My street light is not working. Who do I contact?
9. I would like a new tree on my parkway. Who do I contact?
10. How do I report a water main break?
11. Are there watering restrictions during the summer months?
12. Does the Village have a cost-sharing program for sidewalk replacement?
13. Who is responsible for water and sewer services?
14. I have damaged curb in front of my home, can the Village replace it?
15. The tree in my parkway has an "X" on it. What does this mean?
16. How are the trees in the parkway trimmed?
17. ComED is trimming trees in my area, what does that mean?
18. I would like a new tree on my parkway. Who do I contact?

Police

Show All Answers

1. What happens to my lost pet?
2. What is the fine for disobeying a railroad crossing signal?
3. Will the Police Department check my home when I am away?
4. When should I call to report suspicious activity?
5. Where can I ride my motorized scooter?
6. Should I lock my doors on my car or my house?
7. Will the Police Department take my fingerprints for a job application or professional license?
8. Can officers search individuals and vehicles for no reason?
9. What is bond?
10. What is the difference between an ordinance violation and a criminal violation?
11. What is court supervision?

Police Recruitment

Show All Answers

1. If an applicant does not have at least 60 hours of college credit completed at time of testing, can the applicant take the test?
2. Does military service or experience substitute for the college requirement?
3. Does college credit from a school out of the country qualify?

Recreation

Show All Answers

1. How do I register for a program?
2. What are the office hours for the Recreation Department?
3. How do I rent a gym or classroom?
4. Does the Recreation Department have open gym times?
5. Can I pick up/drop off a Western Springs Pool application at the Recreation Center?
6. How do I reserve a park for a picnic or other gathering?
7. What happens if my child is waitlisted for a class?
8. What is your class cancellation/refund policy?
9. I signed up for a class but did not receive a confirmation. How do I know if I am in the class?
10. If my child is already signed up for Session 1 of a class, will they be automatically enrolled in Session 2 of the same class?
11. Can I sign up for more than one session of class at a time?