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Posted on: September 15, 2020

T-Mobile Request to Replace Antenna Equipment on Standpipe

Below are links to three documents pertaining to T-Mobile’s request to replace antenna equipment on the standpipe:

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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 f...
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5G News and Permit Applications
Posted on: August 12, 2020

AT&T Issues Response re: Project Notification on Elevated Tower

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 R...

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5G News and Permit Applications
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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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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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 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: September 16, 2020

Central Avenue Improvements Project- Second Public Meeting Recap

On September 15, 2020, Village Staff and James J. Benes & Associates hosted a second resident meeting for the Central Avenue Improvements project. The meeting was held in upper Spring Rock Park between the hours of 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm and residents wer...

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Central Avenue Reconstruction
Posted on: January 27, 2020

12/05/2019 Public Meeting Questions/Comments and Village Responses(Originally Published on1/27/2020)

Residents of Central Avenue and Elm Avenue met with Village staff on December 5, 2019 to discuss the preliminary design of the Central Avenue Reconstruction and Stormwater Improvements Project. The purpose of the meeting was to review the scope of the pro...

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Posted on: February 10, 2020

Central Avenue - Future Public Meeting (Originally Published on 2/10/2020)

At the December 5th public meeting, staff and residents discussed having a second public meeting in February. The second meeting was also referenced in the December 5, 2019 Summary and Response to All Written Comments. On January 27th, James J. Benes , th...

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Central Avenue - 1/27/2020 Board Meeting Update Central Avenue Reconstruction

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Posted on: March 9, 2020

Census 2020 - Last Chance to be Counted!

It’s not too late - there’s still time to be counted! Responses must be submitted by the end of the day on September 30.

Western Springs has the #1 Census response rate in Lyons Township, but if your household is one of the 12% in our Village that has not ...

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Community News
Posted on: July 23, 2020

Register to Vote!

Now is the time to make sure you are registered to vote, and to request a ballot for the General Election on November 3.

For information about voting in Illinois, visit the Illinois State Board of Elections website.

Register to vote directly online, and req...

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Community News
Posted on: September 24, 2020

Fire Hydrant Flushing Begins September 28

Hydrant flushing is anticipated to begin on September 28 and continue through October 2, between the hours of 8 am to 4 pm, and will include only the following areas: Old Town South, Ridge Acres, Garden Market, Fairview Estates, Lyons Township HS, Springd...

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Community News
Posted on: September 9, 2020

Commuter Parking Permit Renewals

Commuter Parking Permit Reminder: 
Renewals notices are being mailed out this week to those who park along the tracks. Payment must be received on/or before Tuesday, September 22 at 5 pm.  
Learn more at: https://wsprings...
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Community News
Posted on: September 17, 2020

Spring Rock Park Tree Survey for Pedestrian Bridge

A Tollway field team will be conducting tree surveys within Spring Rock Park during the week of September 22 (weather dependent), to determine the path layout for the pedestrian bridge. 

This tree survey is for identification only – no t...

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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

47th Street Resurfacing by IDOT

On September 14, the Illinois Department of Transportation will begin a resurfacing project on 47th Street, from County Line Road through Western Springs. One lane in each direction will be maintained during construction, with full road re-opening anticip...

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Community News
Posted on: September 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, September 22

Village President Alice Gallagher now publishes a Tuesday Topics bulletin - a new platform for sharing information about current issues in the Village of Western Springs. 

Tuesday Topics is published here and on the Village Facebook page.

Stay up t...

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Community News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Styrofoam Recycling Resumes in October

Monthly Styrofoam collection will resume the first Saturday in October, at the Recreation Center, from 9 am - 12 noon.

The Green Team will accept separated clean, dry, block foam, and food containers.
No shiny non-rip foam or ‘peanuts’...

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Styrofoam Recycling Flyer Community News
Posted on: September 14, 2020

Cook County Property Tax Appeal Webinars

The Cook County Board of Review is holding property tax assessment appeal webinars for residents seeking to appeal their 2020 property tax assessments.   

The webinars are free, and will be held:

  • Thursday, September 17, at 11:00 am & 6...
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Community News
Posted on: September 10, 2020

Help Cook County Improve Plainfield Road

If you travel on Plainfield Road or live nearby, Cook County wants to hear from you. The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways is conducting a study and gathering information from the community to evaluate future transportation needs along...

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Community News
Posted on: August 20, 2020

Memorializing the Northern Catalpa "Keebler" Tree

*UPDATE*

Keebler Tree keepsakes, in the form of ~4”diameter wooden discs, will be available at Village Hall on Tuesday, September 1 beginning at 9 am. The discs will be available to residents, at no cost, in the main lobby of Village Hall, on a f...

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Community News
Posted on: July 20, 2020

COVID-19 Information Update

The Village would like to share information regarding case numbers in our area reported by the Illinois Department of Public Health, and contact tracing efforts by the Cook County Department of Public Health.

Data by Zip Code:

Some residents have expressed ...

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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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Posted on: September 21, 2020

Western Springs Man Arrested for Aggravated Battery

The Western Springs Police have made an arrest for aggravated battery. Read the press release here

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Law Enforcement Services

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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

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Posted on: September 22, 2020

2020 Prospect - West Lane Completion

The west lane of Prospect Avenue was installed today and will remain closed to public use while the concrete curing process takes place. Curing is a process that allows concrete to build in strength, over time. The full curing off concrete will take many ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 17, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Official East Lane Start Date (9/21/2020)

The contractor is officially scheduled to begin the east lane reconstruction on September 21, 2020, weather permitting. Residents on the east side of Clausen should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:00am on September 21st. The contractor will ...

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2020 Clausen Project - On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - First Public Meeting Recording

On September 9, 2020, the Village hosted a public meeting for residents of Grand Avenue (Linden Circle to Lawn Drive) to discuss the 2021 Grand Avenue Improvements project. The purpose of the meeting was to introduce improvements to the roadway and implem...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 11, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Localized Water Service Interruption and Tentative East Lane Start Date

Phase I Progress and Localized Water Service Interruption 

The contractor is on schedule to complete all underground water and sewer infrastructure (Phase 1) work next week. On Monday, September 14th, the contractor is scheduled to make the final ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 9, 2020

2021 Roadway Program - Grand Avenue Public Meeting on Improvements and Green Infrastructure

The Village identified Grand Avenue, Lawn Drive to Linden Circle, as a concrete reconstruction project for 2021. A public meeting for the proposed Improvements to Grand Avenue will be held via Zoom Webinar on Wednesday Evening, September 9, 2020 from 6pm ...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 4, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - West Lane Official Start Date (Updated 9/8/2020)

The contractor is officially scheduled to begin the removal of the west lane of Prospect Avenue on September 8, 2020, weather permitting. Residents with driveways on the west side of Prospect Avenue should have all vehicles removed by 7:00 am. Prospect St...

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2020 Prospect Avenue On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 1, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - East Lane Open for Public Use

The contractor is scheduled to open the east lane for public use by the end of the work day, today. The concrete has cured to the proper strength and vehicles can not travel on the new pavement. Please be mindful that portions of the the Walnut Street int...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: September 1, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Water Service Installations Today (No Planned Water Disruptions)

The contractor will begin working on water services today with no planned disruptions to service. They will be focusing primarily on homes with existing lead water services that have begun or completed replacing the remainder of their water services, priv...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 27, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - East Lane Completion and West Lane Estimated Start Date

The contractor is scheduled to complete the pouring of the east lane today. The concrete pavement will remain closed to public use while the curing process takes place. Curing is a process that allows concrete to build in strength, over time. The full cur...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 26, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Water Service Connections Schedule

The contractor has completed of the installation of the new 8" water main. Pressure testing and chlorination of the water main are occurring this week per Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) standards. The contractor is scheduled to begin...

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Lead in Drinking Water Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 13, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - Construction Update 8/13/2020

The contractor is scheduled to pour the east side curb and gutter tomorrow, weather permitting. They will also begin pouring driveway aprons, which will continue into next week. The contractor will begin the removal of the east lane pavement immediately a...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 7, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - Confirmed East Lane Start Date (8/10/2020)

The contractor has confirmed that the removal of the east lane will occur on August 10, 2020. Please see the link below of the previous update with more information on on-street parking and the golf cart service. 

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2020 Prospect Update - August 4th, 2020 Road Construction Projects
Posted on: August 4, 2020

2020 Prospect Avenue - East Lane Start Date, On-Street Parking and Golf Cart Service

The contractor remains on schedule to begin the east lane reconstruction on August 10, 2020, weather permitting. Residents on the east side of Prospect should have vehicles removed from your driveway by 7:00am on August 10th. The contractor will begin the...

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Prospect Avenue On-Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: July 29, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Irrigation System Markings

All sprinkler heads located within the Village right-of-way should be marked by Monday, August 3rd. Please use marking paint or flags to mark sprinkler heads beginning 1’ behind the sidewalk on your side, and extending to the curb line. The Vill...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: July 27, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - Official Start Date is July 29, 2020

The contractor is scheduled to begin the 2020 Clausen Avenue Water Main and Roadway Improvement Program on July 29, 2020, weather permitting. The first phase of the project will include the installation of the 8" water main on the east side of the ro...

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Road Construction Projects

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