News Flash

Posted on: November 25, 2020

WSPD Awarded Sixth Consecutive Reaccreditation from CALEA

The Western Springs Police Department is proud to announce its sixth consecutive reaccreditation award from the Commission on the Accreditation of Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA). They were also recognized with a special award for their continuous commit...

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Community News
Posted on: October 12, 2020

Leaf Pickup Program Ends Next Week

*Update*: All leaves must be out by Sunday, November 29. Public Works staff will make one final pass through the Village during the first week of December.

Leaf pickup begins on Monday October 19 and runs through the first week of December. The Public Work...

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Community News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

LRS Holiday Schedule and Final Yard Waste Pick Up

This week Thursday/Friday pick up will be delayed a day due to the Thanksgiving holiday. This is also the final week of the season for yard waste pick up by LRS.

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Community News
Posted on: November 16, 2020

Holiday Light Recycling

Recycle holiday lights by placing strands of lights in the drop boxes at Village Hall, Village True Value Hardware, and Thomas Ford Library. Lights will be collected between November 20 - January 31, during business, hours, with face coverings required to...

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Community News
Posted on: November 17, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: Tier 3 mitigations, a virtual grand opening celebration, holiday cheer from the Recreation Department, recreational cannabis, and more...

Read the current issue here.

You can also read President Gallagher's most recent Public Health Statement to ...

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Tuesday Topics Weekly Newsletters Community News
Posted on: November 23, 2020

Thomas ford Library Temporarily Closed

A message from the Thomas Ford Memorial Library: 

The Library is temporarily closed from November 23rd to December 7th.

 

Due to staff exposure to COVID-19 and out of an abundance of caution, the library will be closed to the public from 11...

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Community News
Posted on: November 18, 2020

Tier 3 Resurgence Mitigations to Begin November 20

All 11 regions in Illinois will return to Tier 3 mitigations, effective Thursday, November 20.

Learn more at  https://coronavirus.illinois.gov/s/restore-illinois-mitigation-plan and at www.wsprings.com/covid19..

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Community News
Posted on: November 11, 2020

Water Bills: bank payments require correct address

Whether you pay bills by mail or using bank paper payment transactions, please be sure to verify all bill payment addresses.  

 

Residents using their banks to pay their bills may have experienced a recent problem with water bill payments....

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Community News
Posted on: November 13, 2020

Tower Topics Newsletter Available Online

The November/December issue of Tower Topics is now available online and will be mailed out to residents. Learn more, and view previous issues online at: https://wsprings.com/98/Newsletter.

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Community News
Posted on: November 10, 2020

Village Extends State of Emergency, Pres. Gallagher Signs Executive Order

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 wirel...

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Community News
Posted on: October 19, 2020

Changes to Street Parking During a Snow Event

In January 2020, the Village Board approved a change to on-street parking restrictions
during snow events. 

On-street parking is no longer permitted after a snowfall of 2inches or more – a change from the previous measure of ...

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Community News
Posted on: October 26, 2020

Covid-19 Resurgence Mitigations for Suburban Cook County

Illinois public health officials announce increased restrictions for suburban Cook County, effective October 28. 

Read the press release here. 

Learn more at: www.wsprings.com/covid19

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Community News
Posted on: October 21, 2020

BNSF Railroad Bridge Project - Demolition of Existing Bridge

The BNSF railroad bridge project has moved into the next phase, and all trains are now operating on the shoo-fly structure. Demolition work to remove the existing bridge will begin as early as October 26. Work is anticipated to take place both during the ...

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Community News

News Flash

News Flash

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

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: November 24, 2020

Crime Alert - Vehicle Burglaries and Motor Vehicle Theft

The Western Springs Police Department is currently investigating three vehicle burglaries and a motor vehicle theft that occurred overnight. Camera footage of these incidents shows two male subjects of unknown race wearing hooded sweatshirts. These subjec...

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Law Enforcement Services
Posted on: November 15, 2020

WSPD Investigates Incident between BNSF Train and Occupied Vehicle

The WSPD responded to a report of a motor vehicle struck on the BNSF tracks at the Wolf Road crossing. The two occupants of the vehicle were transported to the hospital as a precaution, but were reported to have suffered no major injuries. Read the press ...

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: October 5, 2020

2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report is Now Available

The 2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index (MPCI) Report is now available at the link below. This year, the roadway database was migrated into the existing Western Springs ArcGIS database. The report is now available as a ArcGIS "story map", all...

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2020 Modified Pavement Condition Index Report Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: November 25, 2020

Win a $50 credit! Enter by Monday!

Win a $50 credit towards recreation programs!!! Enter by November 30th!

The Recreation Department is in the process of switching to a new recreation program registration software named RecDesk.  We plan to completely switch to the new system start...

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Recreation
Posted on: November 14, 2020

A Very Merry WS Recreation Christmas!

Christmas is right around the corner so check out our fun Christmas activities you can do remotely!  And the best gift of all - they are FREE as our gift to you!

Flyer and Letter to Santa... Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: November 11, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - New Project Page and News Flash Category

A new project page for the 2021 Grand Avenue Roadway and Proposed Green Infrastructure improvements project has been created. The page describes the project, outlines proposed improvements and provides access to previous and future documents. Please use t...

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Grand Avenue Roadway Reconstruction Project Road Construction Projects
Posted on: November 6, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - West Lane is Now Open for Public use

The west lane of Clausen Avenue will be available for public use today. At this time, Clausen Avenue will also revert back to a two-way street. Please be advised that the following work still needs to be completed in 2020:

  • Restoration of Parkways (grading,...
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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 28, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - West Lane Poured and Curing

The pouring of the west lane of Clausen Avenue was completed this afternoon. The concrete roadway is currently curing and will continue to do so for 7-10 days before vehicular traffic can utilize it. Driving on the roadway before it reaches proper cure ti...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 16, 2020

2020 Roadway Program - Leaf Pick-Up Guidlines

The Village leaf pick-up program begins on October 19, 2020. Residents on Prospect Avenue may follow the standard leaf pick-up guidelines. You can find those guidelines at the following link:

https://wsprings.com/CivicAlerts.aspx?AID=1934

Residents on Claus...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 13, 2020

2021 Grand Avenue Improvements Project - Second Public Meeting at Ridgewood Park

The Village identified Grand Avenue, Lawn Drive to Linden Circle, as a concrete reconstruction and green infrastructure improvements project for 2021. A second public meeting is scheduled for October 21st, from 5pm – 7pm on Grand Avenue in Ridge...

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Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 8, 2020

2020 Clausen - West Lane Official Start Date/East Side Public Access (Updated 10/12/2020)

Update 10/12/2020: The contractor has postponed the start date of the west lane and the re-opening of the east lane until tomorrow, October 13, 2020, weather permitting. The delay was due to projected inclement weather and concrete testing results for the...

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Clausen Avenue On Street Parking Locations Road Construction Projects
Posted on: October 2, 2020

2020 Clausen Avenue - East Lane Completion and West Lane Start Date

The contractor is scheduled to complete the pouring of the east lane on Monday, weather permitting. 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,...

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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