News Flash

Posted on: July 29, 2021

Cook County COVID-19 Transmission Rates: "Substantial"

  • Cook and DuPage counties have both entered into the “substantial” level of COVID-19 transmission.

 

  • The new CDC and IDPH guidelines recommend that everyone, including fully vaccinated individuals, wear a mask in a public indoor ...
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Community News
Posted on: July 29, 2021

Branch Pickup from Storm Event

The Village will be collecting branches that came down as a result of the storm overnight. Initially the focus will be on clearing the roads (the Field Park and Forest Hills neighborhoods appear to have been most affected), and then Public Works staff wil...

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Community News
Posted on: July 28, 2021

Sidewalk Repair and Replacement

The Village's annual sidewalk repair and replacement program gets underway the week of August 1, weather permitting. The majority of work will involve the repair, maintenance, and replacement of Village sidewalks, though also includes some concrete street...

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Community News
Posted on: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: construction and infrastructure projects in and around the Village. 

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

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Community News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Seeking Applicants for Police Officer - Lateral

The Village of Western Springs Police Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of Police Officer - Lateral. 

Learn more, and access the online application on the Job Opportunities page of the Village website. Informatio...

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Additional Info... Community News
Posted on: July 26, 2021

Metra Offers Expanded Service for Lollapalooza

Metra will offer expanded service and extra capacity for the upcoming Lollapalooza weekend. Read their press release with details here.

The newest Metra Factbook can be viewed here

In addition, Metra’s website has been updated and new features wi...

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Community News
Posted on: July 12, 2021

Traffic Shift on Plainfield Road Bridge

The Illinois Tollway is removing and rebuilding the Plainfield Road Bridge over the Central Tri-State Tollway (I-294) and Flagg Creek near Western Springs.

The Plainfield Road Bridge will remain open to traffic throughout construction, however, during the ...

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Community News
Posted on: June 17, 2021

BNSF Project Details

There are two BNSF projects in the Village that residents should be aware of: 

 

West Underpass project

 

BNSF began work on the West Underpass, as of Monday, June 21. There will be construction and parking impacts on Hillgrove Aven...

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Community News
Posted on: June 16, 2021

Watering Restrictions Begin Thursday, June 17

Due to a regional drought throughout the upper Midwest, the Village is taking steps to conserve water. Effective Thursday, June 17, residents and businesses are asked to reduce demand by watering lawns and gardens every other day. The last digit ...

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Community News
Posted on: July 14, 2021

Scam Warning from ComEd

ComEd would like to remind customers that as pandemic restrictions are lifting, imposters are returning to tactics that target customers at their homes and businesses.  ComEd has issued a news release that shares helpful tips to assist their cust...

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Community News
Posted on: June 9, 2021

Concerns about Low Flying Aircraft

The Village has received numerous inquiries from residents concerned about low flying aircraft. The Chicago Department of Aviation (CDA) has not replied to the Village's most recent requests for additional information, but has said in the past th...

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Posted on: April 28, 2021

Become a Paid-On-Call Firefighter in Western Springs

The Department of Fire & EMS is recruiting for their January 2022 Fire Academy. If you live in or near Western Springs; are over age 18; and are energetic, committed and physically fit, consider joining their team! Potential candidates who are interes...

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