Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Fire department operations will move to fire station #2 for three weeks starting Monday.
- POLICE & FIRE
Tuesday, May 14
Due to parking lot construction work set to begin Monday at the Western Springs Fire Department headquarters at 4353 Wolf Road, operations will temporarily move to station #2 at 5501 Grand Ave., for three weeks. The move is necessary because the planned construction limits emergency apparatus access and response, according to the Village of Western Springs. The delivery of emergency services will continue as usual with the only noticeable difference being that the headquarters station will be unoccupied during that time period. For questions, e-mail Chief Patrick Kenny at email@example.com or call (708) 246-1800 ext. 171.
Wednesday, April 24, 2013
The union representing the Western Springs Police Department feels an action being considered by the village would be unfair to current patrol officers.
Wednesday, April 24
The Metropollitan Alliance of Police, which represents the Western Springs Police Department is debating whether to take legal action against the village if it passes a budget amendment that would establish a fifth sergeant position and current patrol officers are not considered for it, reported The Doings Western Springs. Passage of the amendment would mean current Deputy Chief Brian Budds would assume a dual role as patrol officer and sergeant with no additional pay, according to the article. The union told The Doings it feels such action would set a dangerous precedent that smacks of favoritism and is unfair to officers with more experience.
Friday, March 29, 2013
In 2012, Western Springs homes sold for 0.3 percent less than they did in 2011, Chicago Magazine reports.
Home sale prices in Western Springs have dropped slightly, according to a recent Chicago Magazine article. The article profiled what homes cost in several suburbs and Chicago neighborhoods. Along with Western Springs, home sale prices are also down in neighboring Burr Ridge and Forest Park, but up in La Grange and Oak Park. The magazine’s data shows the median sale price for a Western Springs home in 2012 was $449,000, down 0.3 percent from 2011, and 17.2 percent since 2006. There were 158 home sales last year in Western Springs, with homes staying on the market an average of 121 days, the magazine reports. Most Chicagoland suburbs have experienced a decrease in home sale prices, making now a great time to buy, according to economists. …
Thursday, January 3, 2013
The village says the new website will offer a number of improved services to Western Springs residents.
The Village of Western Springs debuted its spiffy new official village website—wsprings.com—on January 1. The redesigned site offers a cleaner look with a stylish new logo and a sky-blue and tree-green backdrop image of a village street. Prominent links on the main page offer a community forum, a way to report problems, and signups for notifications and CodeRED. According to an article in Tower Topics, "the goal of the web site redevelopment project was to improve the graphics, navigation, functionality and communication of the previous web site. "The new site is fresh, lively and more engaging for you. Real-time updates to the site and the calendar will now enable residents and businesses to see all Village meetings and events in one …
Monday, March 26, 2012
Also, the Village is seeking a shared-services proposal, and information is online about red-light cameras and photo enforcement and the Openlands Timber Trails proposal.
The following is a collection of announcements from the official Western Springs Village website: IFPN meeting in Berwyn The State of Illinois has created the new Illinois Foreclosure Prevention Network (IFPN) to help advise homeowners who are facing potential foreclosures. The IFPN will be holding its first meeting on Saturday, Mar. 31 at Morton West High School from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. IFPN's services include counseling, legal advice, mortgage payment assistance and tips for avoiding fraud. More information is available at the IFPN website, in this IFPN brochure, or by calling the IFPN hotline at 855-533-7411. Vehicle sticker purchase Vehicle stickers for 2012-2013 must be displayed by April 2 to avoid penalty fees. Stickers can be …