News Flash

Posted on: December 1, 2020

Tuesday Topics, from President Gallagher

This week: CDC mask guidelines, bicycle registration, the FCC's Broadband Assistance Program, garden mulch, and more....

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Community News
Posted on: May 12, 2021

FCC Launches Emergency Broadband Benefit

The Emergency Broadband Benefit is a Federal Communications Commission program to help families and households struggling to afford internet service during the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing a discount of up to $50 per month towards broadband service for...

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Community News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

State to Enter "Bridge to Phase 5" of Re-opening on May 14.

Gov. Pritzker announced that the State of Illinois will enter the "bridge to phase 5" of his Restore Illinois reopening plan on Friday, May 14, which will loosen restrictions in anticipation of the state fully reopening by June 11. The "bri...

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Community News
Posted on: May 6, 2021

Western Springs French Market Begins on Sunday May 9

French Market season begins this Sunday, May 9, from 9 am - 1pm. The market is located on Hillgrove Avenue, in front of the water tower, and operates each Sunday through the end of October.

To learn more, visit: https://wsprings.com/352/French-Market

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Community News
Posted on: May 4, 2021

Metra Ridership Dashboard and Next Gen Railcars

Ridership Dashboard:

As ridership continues to increase (surpassing 30,000 passenger trips on a single day last week for the first time since March 2020), Metra is working to inform their riders of the level of crowding on each train. Using the Ridership D...

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Community News
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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Community News
Posted on: April 23, 2021

BNSF Vegetation Removal Continues

This week the Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) continued the removal of trees and landscaping within their right-of-way. In general, the BNSF right-of-way spans 20 feet to the north and south, from the center of the tracks. In 2020, the BNSF began vege...

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Community News

News Flash

News Flash

Posted on: May 7, 2021

Kidde Recalls Fire Alarms

The Department of Fire & EMS wants to alert residents that Kidde is recalling more than 200,000 combination smoke/carbon monoxide alarms because they can fail to provide alerts about fires. The recalled alarms are "Kidde TruSense Smoke Alarms and...

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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

News Flash

Posted on: January 19, 2021

Tuesday Topics from President Gallagher

This week: CDC mask guidelines, bicycle registration, the FCC's Broadband Assistance Program, garden mulch, 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: April 27, 2021

"Safer Together" with the WSPD's Camera Database System

WSPD invites residents to include their home security camera information in the "Safer Together" database system, for the purpose of potentially sharing footage if it may help resolve the investigation of an incident in their area. The goal of t...

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Law Enforcement Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 26, 2021

IDOT Construction on Ogden Avenue

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) is resurfacing Ogden Avenue from I-294, continuing through the Village of Western Springs, beginning on April 26, 2021.  The project will include milling and resurfacing the existing pavement, and ...

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Municipal Services
Posted on: April 16, 2021

IDOT 47th Street Construction to Resume on Monday, April 19.

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a resurfacing of 47th Street, from Wolf Road, in Western Springs, to County Line Road, in Hinsdale, resumes, weather permitting, on Monday, April 19.

The work will require daytime, intermittent...

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Municipal Services
Posted on: March 11, 2021

Forest Hills Sidewalk - Feasibility Study

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Forest Hills Sidewalk - Feasibility Study

The Village Board approved a feasibility study in Fall 2020 with V3 Engineering in the amount of $16,600 to assess sidewalk for the Forest Hills subdivision.  The final draft of the report was presented to...

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Additional Info... Municipal Services

News Flash

Posted on: April 28, 2021

Spots still open for Summer Camp!

Spots still available for Summer Camps!

Register now at https://wsprings.recdesk.com

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Recreation
Posted on: April 26, 2021

Additional tennis classes added, maximums increased

Additional youth tennis classes have been added.  Maximums have been increased for adult classes.  Visit our website to see the additions in our brochure at https://wsprings.com/recreation.. Register for the programs at https://wsprings....

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Recreation
Posted on: April 8, 2021

Summer Brochure Now Available!

The Recreation Department's Summer Activities Brochure is now available!  Registration begins April 16th at 8:30 AM.  Create an account at our new registration software RecDesk now to be ready for registration day!

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Recreation
Posted on: February 17, 2021

March-May Activities Brochure Now Available!

BROCHURE MAR APR MAY 2021 COVER

March-May Activities Brochure now available!  Registration begins Monday, February 22nd.

Recreation

News Flash

Posted on: March 26, 2021

Changes to Roadway Construction Updates

The Village is modifying the method of communication for roadway construction projects. Previously, the various roadway projects would be posted in the "Road Construction Projects" News Flash. Starting today, projects will instead have their own...

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Road Construction Projects