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Posted on: May 10, 2022

ComEd Utility Pole Work - Central & Elm

A ComEd contractor has started work installing new power poles on Central Avenue. These new poles will replace several existing power poles on Central Avenue that are in conflict with the proposed Central Avenue Improvements. Five poles on Central Avenue ...

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Central Avenue Reconstruction
Posted on: March 25, 2022

Central Avenue - March 2022 Project Update

The Village has received final approval on the construction drawings from IDOT and is currently anticipated to be on IDOT's April 29, 2022 letting (bid opening) for the project. Once the project has been let and contracts approved in May/June, the Village...

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Central Avenue Reconstruction

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Posted on: April 11, 2022

Long-term Lane Closures on Ogden Avenue

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Central Tri-State (I-294) Project: Ogden Avenue Roadway Reconstruction and Bridge Rehabilitation:

The Illinois Tollway has advised there will be long-term single lane closures along Ogden Avenue, beginning on Thursday, April 14, weather dependent. ...

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Community News
Posted on: November 2, 2021

Tollway 47th Street Pedestrian Bridge Project

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Westbound 47th Street has been reduced to a single lane through spring 2022, for ongoing work related to the Central Tri-State Tollway(I-294) Pedestrian Bridge Project in Hinsdale and Western Springs.

The contractor is installing an access road entrance of...

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Community News
Posted on: April 25, 2022

Wolf Road Rehabilitation Project

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The Cook County Department of Transportation and Highways (CCDOTH) will be rehabilitating Wolf Road this spring/summer. Work on Wolf Road will occur between Plainfield Road and 31st Street. This project includes curb and gutter repairs, asphalt pavement m...

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Community News
Posted on: September 27, 2021

Hillgrove Avenue Project: Prospect Avenue to Public Works Facility

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As part of the Illinois Tollway’s reconstruction of the BNSF bridge, the Illinois Tollway is coordinating local watermain replacement and sewer work, as well as sidewalks and lighting, with the Village of Western Springs. This work began October...

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Community News
Posted on: October 29, 2021

Woodland/Ogden Crosswalk Relocated as Part of Wolf Road Bike Path Project

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March 2022 update: The existing crosswalk located on Ogden/Woodland has been removed and relocated to a new, safer crossing at Ogden/Wolf, which connects directly to the new path. Please abide by the new crosswalk going forward.

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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: December 14, 2021

From the President, a newsletter from Alice Gallagher

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In this week's issue of "From the President," Alice Gallagher reviews items from the May 9 Board of Trustees meeting. Also: the WSPD's Meet & Greet event, the Memorial Day Parade/Services, Household Clean-Up Day, and more.....

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Posted on: November 3, 2021

Grand Ave project update 11/3

Parkway restoration work will continue for the next several days. Additionally, the contractor has advised the asphalt subcontractor expects to be on site Friday to remove existing asphalt driveway aprons and replace them with new asphalt. Residents impac...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Grand Ave update 10-27

The Village and the Contractor are targeting re-opening the street and east side driveways by the end of the day on Friday. This schedule assumes we receive lab testing reports that the concrete pavement has achieved design strength. If the lab testing sh...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: October 7, 2021

10/7, Grand update - start of east side work delayed

Yesterday the Village distributed a notice to Grand Ave residents indicating on Friday (10/8) traffic would switch over to the new west half pavement and road reconstruction work on the east side would begin. However, due to poor weather today the contrac...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: October 1, 2021

Grand Ave project update 10/1

The Contractor expects to place concrete on the remaining portions of the Oak, Park, and Linden Circle intersections on Monday. Towards the end of next week we are anticipating switching traffic over to the new concrete and beginning work on the east half...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Concrete Paving Work Scheduled for Monday 9/27

The contractor has advised they intend to place concrete on the west half of Grand Avenue on Monday. Work will begin at 7am. Due to the high volume of concrete trucks the road will be inaccessible to all residents during working hours on Monday. If you li...

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Grand Ave Roadway Improvements
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

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Posted on: December 6, 2021

Cost Share Program to Reduce Basement Sewer Backups

Many older homes in the Village have gravity sewer systems that can back up when the Village's main line combined sewer surcharges.  Since the 1990s the Village has invested millions of dollars to improve its sanitary and combined sewer system, b...

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Overhead Sewer Cost Share Program Municipal Services

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Deputy Police Chief Retires

Western Springs Deputy Police Chief Daniel Albrecht has retired after more than twenty-two years of service. Read the press release here, or below. 

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Police Department
Posted on: May 3, 2022

WSPD Arrests Countryside Juvenile

Western Springs Police arrested a 14-year old Countryside male for Disorderly Conduct after an investigation stemming from his role in a physical altercation which resulted in injury that originally occurred on 4/27/22 at Lyons Township South High School ...

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Police Department
Posted on: May 2, 2022

WSPD Files Charges Against La Grange Juvenile

Western Springs Police filed criminal charges against a 16-year old La Grange, Illinois female juvenile for battery after an investigation stemming from her role in a physical altercation at Lyons Township South High School. Read the press release here&am...

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Posted on: April 29, 2022

Rose/Grove Project update 4/29

Work Completed the week of 4/25:

The Contractor (A Lamp) completed removal of the old pavement and placement of the stone base course for the new pavement on Grove Avenue between Chestnut & Oak as well as on the west side of Rose. They also removed old...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: April 29, 2022

Grove, Maple to Chestnut - 7:30am pavement saw cutting planned

Today (Friday) the Contractor placed new concrete pavement on the west side of Grove between Chestnut and Maple. The Contractor advised tomorrow morning they will need to complete concrete pavement saw cutting of the fresh concrete pavement joints startin...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: April 11, 2022

Grove Ave - Trash Collection and Saw Cutting (4/11 update)

Grove Avenue residents:

Trash collection 4/12

Please have your trash/recycling cans out on the street this evening. The refuse company (LRS) is expected to come by early Tuesday morning to pick up. They are aiming to pick up before the concrete paving work ...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: April 8, 2022

Important Project Updates 4/8/2022

Poor weather the last couple weeks has slowed project progress, but the project team is hopeful next week will be a busy week with a lot of activity on site if the weather cooperates.

Grove Avenue - Concrete Placement Monday & Tuesday (Weather permitti...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: March 28, 2022

Tuesday 3/29, Grove Ave Concrete Curb & Gutter placement expected

The contractor has advised they intend to place new concrete curb and gutter on the east side of Grove Avenue tomorrow (weather permitting). Anticipate long traffic delays on Grove Avenue due to the curb and gutter placement operation.

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: March 25, 2022

3/25/22 Rose & Grove project update

The week of 3/21 the Contractor began pavement removal on the east side of Grove Avenue starting at Chestnut Street working northward. This work will continue northward on Grove next week. The contractor also expects to begin work on the east side of Rose...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: March 16, 2022

Work on Grove tomorrow (3/17) & expected schedule for next week

Tomorrow, March 17, the Contractor advised they expect to complete removal of the asphalt overlay from Grove Avenue between Chestnut and Ogden. The road and driveways will remain open during this work. On street parking will not be allowed tomorrow on Gro...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Rose/Grove Project work to resume March 21

Major work operations on the Rose & Grove roadway reconstruction project are expected to resume the week of March 21. The Contractor, A Lamp Concrete Contractors, will start with the removal and replacement of pavement on the east half of Rose and Gro...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: November 19, 2021

Rose/Grove project update 11/19

Today, the project team met with the Contractor and the Contractor advised they intend to begin temporary pavement patching work on Tuesday weather permitting. It is expected to take 2-3 days to complete the work on all blocks. There will be traffic delay...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: November 9, 2021

Rose/Grove Project Update 11/9

Please find a project update letter dated 11/8/21 at this link: 11-8-21 Rose-Grove Update letter

Work anticipated this week and next week:

This week the contractor expects to work on sewer inlet and pipe replacements at the intersections of Rose & Oak, ...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: October 27, 2021

Water main work on Rose to begin Friday, 10/29

Weather permitting, the contractor A Lamp will start water main work on Rose Ave @ Oak St on Friday morning. The first work item is to make a connection of the new water main to the existing water system. Existing valves will be used to isolate the sectio...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: October 13, 2021

Grove Project update 10/13

Tomorrow (10/14) we anticipate the contractor will complete all planned sewer repairs on Grove between Oak and Ogden. The complete road reconstruction of Grove, Oak to Ogden is still not scheduled to begin until 2022.

Friday or Monday we anticipate the con...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: September 24, 2021

Rose/Grove project schedule update 9/23

The Village is expecting project work to begin the week of 9/27. The first work item is water main installation on Grove between Chestnut and Maple. 

The Village has mailed a project update to residents on Rose and Grove. The project update includ...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
Posted on: September 17, 2021

Rose/Grove update 9-17-21

Thank you for your patience this summer. Village Staff had anticipated the project starting sooner, but we can now report that the Village has received word from the Contractor that the Contractor expects to begin mobilizing equipment and materials the we...

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Rose/Grove Roadway and Water Main Improvements
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

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Posted on: January 24, 2022

Survey Work in Springdale

*Update*: Survey crews are out today, Thursday, February 17.

Weather permitting, a survey crew from Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. (CBBEL) is planning to start topographic survey work in portions of Springdale. The survey work is weather permitting...

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Springdale Stormwater Study

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