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Posted on: May 7, 2021

President Gallagher Send Letter to Illinois Municipal League

Village President Gallagher wrote Brad Cole of the the Illinois Municipal League, to urge their members to consider some of the provisions of Senate Bill 41 and House Bill
2564 as the final negotiations occur on House Bill 2379, the extension of the stat...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - 33-3339 Elevated Tank

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to reinstall antenna equipment on the Village's elevated tank located near Spring Rock Park upon the completion of maintenance work on the tank. 

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: March 22, 2021

President Gallagher Testifies at House Public Utilities Committee Hearing

Village President Alice Gallagher testified about concerns related to small cell wireless facilities in today's Illinois House Public Utilities Committee Hearing.  The Village thanks Representative Mazzochi and Senator Glowiak-Hilton for...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 22, 2021

Proposed House Bills to amend the Small Cell Wireless Facilities Deployment Act

Proposed House Bills for the 102nd Illinois General Assembly, introduced by Representative Deanne Mazzochi, to amend the Small Wireless Facilities Deployment Act:

HB2561

HB2562

HB2563

HB2564

HB2565

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 11, 2021

President Gallagher Encourages Support for Senate Bill 41

President Alice Gallagher recently sent letters to the leaders of various municipal councils of government, encouraging them and their municipal members to support Senate Bill 41, sponsored by Senator Glowiak-Hilton, and its sister House Bill, sponsored b...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

AT&T Permit Application - Project 700 1C 4T4R

Below are links to documents pertaining to AT&T's request to replace antenna equipment on the Village's Standpipe located near 300 48th Street and Garden Market. The Village has requested additional documentation and Information from...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - LOC 187785

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to replace antenna equipment on the Village's Standpipe located near 300 48th Street and Garden Market.. The Village has requested additional documentation and Informat...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: February 9, 2021

Verizon Permit Application - LOC 165643

Below are links to documents pertaining to Verizon Wireless' request to replace antenna equipment on a cellular tower located near Birch Lane and adjacent to the Hinsdale Oasis. The Village has requested additional documentation and Information f...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: December 7, 2020

Government Relations Update

Dan Shomon provides a government relations update with respect to 5G and other legislative matters. 

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: November 10, 2020

President Gallagher Signs Executive Order 2020-06

At the November 9 meeting, the Board of Trustees extended the Village's declaration of a state of emergency. Immediately following, President Gallagher signed Executive Order 2020-06, tolling the application and review period for small cell wireless permi...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: November 6, 2020

Verizon response to letter from Attorney Michael Marrs

Verizon responded to the October 22, 2020 letter from Michael Marrs of Klein, Thorpe, and Jenkins. Read the response here

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: October 27, 2020

Tuesday Topics - Special Edition on 5G

President Gallagher has issued a special edition of her weekly Tuesday Topics newsletter, in response to concerns raised at the Board meeting on October 26, 2020.

You can read Tuesday Topics here.  

Watch the Board meeting video here.&...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: October 20, 2020

EBI Consulting - Invitation to Comment Letter (Updated 12/10/20)

As noted during public meetings and in information posted on the Village website, permit submittals for small cell and/or 5G antennae are expected in the future. These permit applications are likely to be submitted by telecom providers or their consultant...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: September 15, 2020

T-Mobile Proposal to Replace Antenna Equipment on Standpipe

Updated 05/06/21

The Village has completed the review of the proposed equipment replacement request for cellular equipment located on the Village's standpipe at 300 48th Street. A permit for the equipment replacement has been approved by the Villa...

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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 13, 2020

Rep. Mazzochi Announces 5G Bill

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This morning at the Tower Green, State Representative Deanne Mazzochi announced new legislation related to 5G wireless technology in suburban communities. House Bill 5818, the “Protect Me From 5G Act,” would establish greater control for local municipalit...
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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 12, 2020

AT&T Project Notification on Elevated Tower (Rev 11/06/20)

The Village received a response from AT&T, after President Gallagher’s email requesting further details about the planned replacement and upgrade of cellular equipment on the elevated tower at Spring Rock Park

Read the letter here: AT&T Response

Upd...

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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 (Rev 11/06/20)

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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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 (4940 Willo...

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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 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 Services has sub...

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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: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: Tower Trot weekend, overnight railroad crossing closures, Village Manager Velkme retires, and more...

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics. Previous issues can be found here.  

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Community News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Village Manager Ingrid Velkme to Retire

Ingrid Velkme will retire as Village Manager of the Village of Western Springs on Friday, September 17, 2021. Ingrid began her career in public service in 1987 as an intern in Western Springs. During her career she served the Village of Indian Head Park a...

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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Full Board Packet

The full Board packet for the September 13 meeting is available on our website and can be viewed here.

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Community News
Posted on: September 13, 2021

Tower Topics September/October Issue Now Available Online

The September/October issue of Tower Topics Newsletter is now online, and will be mailed out to residents this week.

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Community News
Posted on: September 8, 2021

Overnight BNSF Railroad Crossing Closures: 9/17- 9/20

 

Railroad tie replacement of railroad is required to maintain a safe and efficient railroad system. BNSF has scheduled overnight closures of the railroad crossings at Gilbert, Lawn, and Central (pedestrian crossing) between Friday Septem...

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Community News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

47th Street Pedestrian Bridge Construction Begins

The Tollway issued a press release (9/7/21) that provides more information about the pedestrian bridge project, and they've created a project page for the pedestrian bridge project. Go to: https://www.illinoistollway.com/projects/tri-state/47th-s...

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Community News
Posted on: August 30, 2021

Tollway Water/Sewer Work on Hillgrove Avenue

As part of the I-294 Expansion Project, the Illinois Tollway is coordinating local watermain replacement and sewer work with
the Village of Western Springs. This work is anticipated to begin as early as the week of September 6 and isscheduled to be com...

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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2021

Grand Avenue Road Reconstruction in Ridgewood

Grand Avenue road reconstruction in Ridgewood will begin on Monday, September 13, when the contractor will begin reconstructing the west half of Grand Avenue. During the reconstruction, Grand Avenue will be one lane, one way southbound traffic only betwee...

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Posted on: September 1, 2021

Department of Fire & EMS Receives Federal Grant

The effectiveness of firefighters in Western Springs will be enhanced thanks to a $32,519 grant awarded through the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) Assistance to Firefighters Grant (AFG) Program. The funding will help provide rescue spreaders...

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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: January 19, 2021

Tuesday Topics from President Gallagher

This week: Tower Trot weekend, overnight railroad crossing closures, Village Manager Velkme retires, and more...

Read the current issue of Tuesday Topics. Previous issues can be found here.  

 

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From the Village President

News Flash

Posted on: September 15, 2021

Concrete Curb and Gutter placement tomorrow (9/16)

The Contractor has advised they intend to install the new west side concrete curb and gutter tomorrow (9/16) on Grand Avenue. Residents/motorists should expect increased construction traffic and activity on site tomorrow. The construction traffic and conc...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: September 9, 2021

Grand Ave Road Reconstruction to begin 9/13

Road reconstruction work will begin on Monday 9/13. The contractor will begin reconstructing the west half of Grand Avenue. Grand Avenue will be one lane one way southbound traffic only between Lawn and Linden Circle. Starting Monday morning on 9/13 Grand...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: August 13, 2021

Grand Ave project update 8/13

The contractor has advised they expect to be on site Monday, August 16 to resume project work. They are planning to resume the storm sewer installation work on Grand Avenue. Also, on Tuesday, August 17 the Contractor will be lowering an existing water mai...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 30, 2021

Grand Ave project update 7/30

This week the Village's contractor continued installing new storm sewer. Nicor Gas' contractor worked on installation of new gas service lines. Next week (week of 8/2) Nicor's contractor will be working on switching over homes t...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 23, 2021

Grand Ave project update 7/23

This week Nicor Gas' contractor was on site working on the installation of new gas main and testing the new gas main. The Village's underground contractor also installed new storm sewer on Grand near Park Place. The week of 7-26 we antic...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 16, 2021

Grand Ave Project Update 07/16

This week, the contractor installed storm sewer structures at the southwest corner of Oak Lane, Linder Lane (between Linden Circle and Oak Lane) and at the intersection of Park Place and Grand Ave. Next week, NPL will be relocating gas main near the Park ...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 8, 2021

Storm sewer work expected to begin 7/12

The contractor has advised they expect to begin storm sewer installation on Monday July 12. We anticipate they will be working on installing the new storm sewer the entire week.

Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: July 1, 2021

Grand Ave work to begin week of 7/6 (Tuesday)

Work on the Grand Avenue Reconstruction project to begin the week of 7/6. Expected work includes pavement saw cutting, construction material/equipment deliveries, and storm sewer installation.

Additional Info... Grand Ave Roadway Improvements

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Posted on: August 13, 2021

Rose/Grove work expected to begin towards the end of August

The project will be moving forward this summer/fall. The contractor has advised they expect to begin mobilizing equipment and materials later this month and then will begin work on the project at that time. At this time the exact start date and starting l...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: July 7, 2021

Rose/Grove Project Open House - 7/19

A public open house meeting is scheduled for July 19, from 6:00 PM to 7:30 PM. The meeting will be held at Laidlaw Elementary School (4072 Forest Avenue). The meeting will be held outside on the school property. Should there be inclement weather the meeti...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements

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Posted on: May 12, 2021

February 2021 West Underpass Project Update

Village’s West Underpass project was bid and let in June 12, 2020 through IDOT’s letting process and the contract was awarded in July.

Over the past several months the Village has been awaiting a construction timeline from the BSNF for...

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West Underpass