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Posted on: June 8, 2023

Fire Department Promotions

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 8, 2023

Several members of the Westmont Fire Department received promotions at the June 1, 2023 Fire Public Safety Committee meeting.

Mayor Ron Gunter and Trustee Marie Johanik-Guzzo swore in the following individuals...

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Posted on: June 7, 2023

Westmont Fire Department Receives Hartmann Award of Excellence

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 7, 2023

At the June 1, 2023 Fire Public Safety Committee meeting, members of the Westmont Fire Department were presented with the 2023 Joseph R. Hartmann, M.D. Award of Excellence, which is awarded annually to a depa...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: June 7, 2023

BNSF Tracks Closed at Cass June 17 & July 8

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: jUNE 7, 2023

As part of the BNSF railroad crossing and station track improvements in Westmont, the Cass Avenue crossing will be closed on June 17 and July 8.  On these dates, the crossing is expected to be closed ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: June 6, 2023

Police Department Services & Programs

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 6, 2023

The Westmont Police Department provides a wide range of services for our citizens.  Below are just a few of the services available.

SAFE EXCHANGE ZONEThe Police Department has a designated Safe Exchan...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Dementia Friendly Westmont Program June 7 at Library

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: May 16, 2023

As an official Dementia-Friendly community, the Village of Westmont, Westmont Public Library, and other public agencies continue to promote education and awareness opportunities to engage the public regarding...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2023

2023 Taste of Westmont

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: June 2, 2023

“The Taste of Westmont is one of Westmont’s wonderful summer events and we invite everyone to come to downtown Westmont July 13th through 16th to enjoy this festival that offers s...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Fitzgerald Recognized As Public Servant Of The Year

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: June 2, 2023

At the June 1, 2023 Fire Public Safety Committee  meeting, Fire Deputy Chief Jim Fitzgerald was recognized as the recipient of the 2022 Public Service Award, which is given to a Village of Westmont em...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Waste Management New 1-800 Virtual Assistant System

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: May 25, 2023

Waste Management, the company with which the Village of Westmont contracts for a variety of services including recycling, waste hauling, composting. and brush-pick-up, has recently implemented a new automated ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 4, 2023

Cruisin’ Nights Kickoff June 1

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: May 4, 2023

"Westmont Special Events is excited to announce this year's Westmont Cruisin Nights & Street Fair schedule, which includes classic car theme nights, live entertainment, art shows hosted by the...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: June 1, 2023

Cruisin’ Nights Every Thursday Night June, July & August - Downtown Detour During Weekly Events

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: June 1, 2023

Westmont Cruisin’ Nights, which will begin tonight on June 1 and continue every Thursday through August 31, was named the best weekly summer car show in the Chicagoland area by WGN-Radio.  E...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 25, 2023

Update - Mosquito Treatment Rescheduled for May 30

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: May 25, 2023

May 26, 2023 ** UPDATE - Weather permitting, the community-wide mosquito larviciding treatment has been rescheduled for May 30, 2023. 

The Village of Westmont contracts with Clarke M...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: June 2, 2023

Police National Night Out Event At Ty Warner Park August 1

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: June 2, 2023

“With the success of this event growing bigger every year, we’ve decided to hold our 2023 National Night Out at Ty Warner Park,” said Westmont Police Chief Jim Gunther.  ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Creative Arts Network Seeks Artists For Cruisin’ Nights Art Shows

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 20, 2023    

Over the last few years, Westmont Special Events and the Creative Arts Network have dramatically increased the number of opportunities for local artists to get involv...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 16, 2023

Fun In The Sun Summer Window Mural Program

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: May 16, 2023    

The theme for the Summer Window Mural Program will be Fun In The Sun. Businesses interested in participating can sign up online. “Since the development of the...

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Posted on: May 8, 2023

Westmont Park District Summer Programs

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: May 8, 2023    

The Westmont Park District has a number of fun summer activities.  Following are just some of the programs and events on their schedule.  

CHALK IT UP!S...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 23, 2023

Independence Day Celebration at Ty Warner Park - Village Offices Closed

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: May 23, 2023

The 2023 Independence Day Celebration, co-hosted by the Westmont Park District and the Village of Westmont, will be held at Ty Warner Park on Tuesday, July 4, starting at 4 p.m. and concluding with fireworks, ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2023

2023 Community Garage Sale August 4-6

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 14, 2023

The annual Westmont Community Garage Sales are scheduled for August 4 through 6.  This is an event that encourages the entire community to host their garage sales on the same weekend so re...

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Posted on: March 8, 2023

Inaugural Golf Fundraiser To Benefit Special Olympics Scheduled For Sept. 15

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: March 8, 2023

The Westmont Police Department will be hosting their inaugural golf outing fundraiser to support Special Olympics Illinois on Friday, September 15, 2023.  The event will be held at Village Greens of ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 19, 2023

West Quincy Streetscape Project

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 19, 2023    

Construction has started on the West Quincy Streetscape Project. The project will be under construction throughout the Summer and is expected to be completed by Fall ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 21, 2023

Water and Garbage Rate Update

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 21, 2023

Water and Garbage rates update annually. The garbage rate is based on the ongoing contract with Waste Management. The water distribution rate increases are related to various factors including fee ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Village Approves Dark Sky Lighting Project On Pasquinelli

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 11, 2023

At a recent board meeting, the Village approved a lighting project on Pasquinelli Drive that will utilize Dark Sky lighting strategies through fixtures complying with the color temperature and shie...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 20, 2023

Mulch Volcanoes May Harm Your Trees

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 20, 2023

With Earth Day and Arbor Day fast approaching, many people are inspired to work in their yards and plant trees.  Tree planting activities are common this time of year.  However, after your ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 26, 2023

Tracey Valerio Spotts Named Citizen Of The Year At Community Awards Dinner

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 26, 2023

On April 24, 2023, Westmont resident and business owner Tracey Valerio Spotts was named the 2022 Westmont Citizen of the Year at the annual Westmont Community Awards Dinner, hosted by the Westmont ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2023

Trustees Sworn Into Office

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: May 5, 2023

At the May 4, 2023 Village of Westmont Board Meeting, Trustees Marie Johanik-Guzzo, Linda Liddle and Steve Nero were sworn into office.  Trustees Johnik-Guzzo and Liddle are returning to serv...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 6, 2023

988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 6, 2023

Last year, the U.S. introduced 988 as the new Suicide & Crisis Lifeline phone number. The 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline offers 24/7 call, text, and chat access to trained crisis counselors w...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: January 10, 2023

NAMI DuPage Offers Mental Health First Aid Classes

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: January 10, 2023

NAMI of DuPage, along with NAMI Metro Suburban and Community Memorial Foundation, is offering online and in-person Mental Health First Aid classes.  Mental Health First Aid is an evidence-based c...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 11, 2023

Westmont Compost Program

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 11, 2023

In conjunction with services provided by Waste Management, Westmont has a residential compost and yard waste collection program that operates annually from April through mid-December. Compost and y...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2023

Spring Fling Festival & Race to the Flag 5K May 26-28

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 14, 2023

Everyone is invited to Ty Warner Park in Westmont over Memorial Day weekend for the Spring Fling Festival, hosted by the Westmont Lions Club, and the Race to the Flag 5K Fundraiser for the People&a...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 26, 2023

Taiwanese Music & Dance Performance at WHS June 5

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: May 26, 2023

The Taiwanese Association of American the Greater Chicago Chapter (TAA-Chicago) is hosting a free special event at Westmont High School titled, A Touching Encounter with Music and Dance. Performers f...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 17, 2023

Memorial Day Parade May 29 - Village Offices Closed

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: May 17, 2023

The annual Memorial Day Parade will be held on Monday, May 29 at 10:30 a.m. in downtown Westmont.  The parade will travel south on Cass Avenue through downtown Westmont before heading east on Richmond...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 5, 2023

BNSF Crossing At Cass Closed During Improvements Starting May 19

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: May 5, 2023

BNSF has scheduled work on the railroad crossing at Cass Avenue beginning Friday morning, May 19.  The work is expected to take 9 days and the crossing is scheduled to reopen in the afternoon of Saturd...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: May 10, 2023

Muddy Warhol Art Exhibit Premiere May 21 At Westmont Centre

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: May 10, 2023

“The response to our Muddy Warhol Art Contest was incredible,” said Kristina Kaniauskaite, Executive Director for the Westmont Special Events Corporation, NFP.  &ldqu...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Special Olympics Cop On A Rooftop Fundraiser May 19

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: March 7, 2023

The Westmont Police Department and Dunkin’ will once again participate in the annual Cop on a Rooftop program. This year’s event is scheduled for Friday, May 19, 5 a.m. to Noon at partici...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 13, 2023

Fire Dept. Hosts 100th Anniversary Pancake Breakfast May 20

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 13, 2023; UPDATED: May 18, 2023

In celebration of their 100th Anniversary in 2023, the Westmont Fire Department is hosting a pancake breakfast on Saturday, May 20, from 9 a.m. to Noon at the Fire & Poli...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2023

Paper Shred Event for Special Olympics May 20

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: March 6, 2023

The Westmont Police Department, partnering with local business Docu-Shred, will co-host a paper shredding event to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.  The event is scheduled for Saturday, May 20, 20...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 18, 2023

2023 No Mow ‘til Mother’s Day

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: December 15, 2022

“This program has been a great success,” said Environmental Improvement Committee (EIC) Chair Bruce Barker.  “Westmont’s program has been so successful th...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 14, 2023

2023-2024 Village Budget Presentation

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: April 14, 2023

At a special Budget Workshop meeting held on Thursday, April 13, Finance Director Jamie Cunningham and Assistant Village Manager Spencer Parker reviewed the proposed village budget for 2023-2024 with the vi...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 22, 2023

Steering Wheel Locks Available Through Police Department

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: March 22, 2023

To assist Westmont residents with specific Hyundai and Kia vehicles that have recently become a target of theft, the Westmont Police Department is distributing free steering wheel locks.  ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: April 4, 2023

Fire Department Safety Update

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: April 4, 2023

The Westmont Fire Department wants to share some safety tips for our citizens to keep in mind.

May Is National Child Passenger Safety Month

  • Buckle all children ages 12 and younger seated in the back s...
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General Press Releases
Posted on: February 9, 2023

Yard Waste, Brush & Composting Programs Resume April 3

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: February 9, 2023

The Village of Westmont contracts with Waste Management to provide a variety of services. In 2023, Westmont’s Yard Waste, Brush, and Composting Pick-up Programs will begin on Monday, April 3 and...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 7, 2023

Spring Window Mural Program To Feature The Theme “Kindness”

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: March 7, 2023    

The Spring Window Mural Program will feature the theme of “Kindness”.  “This has been a very successful program,” said...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: February 16, 2023

Arbor Day Annual Free Tree Seedling Giveaway

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: February 16, 2023

To celebrate Arbor Day, the Village of Westmont Environmental Improvement Committee (EIC) is coordinating its annual tree seedling giveaway.  Residents will be able to sign up online to request t...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 23, 2023

Call 811 JULIE Before You Dig

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: March 23, 2023

April Is National Safe Digging Month and JULIE, Joint Utility Locating Information for Excavators, wants to remind everyone to call 811 before you dig or do any excavation of any kind.  JULIE, Inc. ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2023

Chief Riley Recognizes Fire Personnel

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: March 10, 2023    

At the Fire Public Safety Committee meeting on Thursday, March 9, Fire Chief Steve Riley recognized Fire Department personnel for their excellent service.  T...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: February 14, 2023

Muddy Warhol Art Contest & Exhibit - Call For Submissions

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: February 14, 2023

“We’re very excited to be part of this project that shines a spotlight on my father, blues legend Muddy Waters,” said Mercy Morganfield, who is also the executor of...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: February 7, 2023

Dementia Friendly Westmont Programs at Library This Spring

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: February 7, 2023

As an official Dementia-Friendly community, the Village of Westmont, Westmont Public Library, and other public agencies continue to promote education and awareness opportunities to engage the public regar...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: January 12, 2023

GIS Maps Provide Helpful Information For Residents

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: January 12, 2023

The Village of Westmont recently published a new webpage that features GIS maps of Westmont.  GIS, or geographic information systems, are computer-based tools used to store, visualize, analyze, a...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: February 24, 2023

Mayor Gunter Expresses Condolences To The Heiden Family

Mayor Ron Gunter has issued a statement offering condolences to the Heiden Family regarding the tragedy that occurred on Thursday, February 23.

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General Press Releases
Posted on: January 30, 2023

CUSD201 Supt. Receives Mayor’s Appreciation Award

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: January 30, 2023

At the January 26, 2023 Village Board meeting, retiring CUSD201 Superintendent Kevin Carey received a Mayor’s Appreciation Award from Village of Westmont Mayor Ron Gunter.  Carey will be...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

METRA Launches metratracker.com

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: January 18, 2023

Metra recently launched metratracker.com, which is a new real-time website that allows customers to see precisely where their train is and when they will reach their station. Customers can also use metratr...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Downers Grove Township Provides Assistance For Seniors

DG Township Services

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: January 18, 2023

The Village of Westmont has partnered with Downers Grove Township Senior Services for many years to provide residents with opportunities and information for seniors in our area. The Downers Grove Township...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Property Improvement Projects May Require A Permit

Home Improvement Permit

Westmont, Illinois -- Date Issued: January 9, 2023

With the start of a new year, many people will set goals and begin to make plans to update their homes and businesses.  The Village appreciates these updates and wants to be sure they are done in ...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 2, 2023

National Prescription Drug Take Back April 22

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: March 2, 2023

The Westmont Police Department will once again participate in the annual National Drug Take Back Day, sponsored by the United States Drug Enforcement Administration. This year’s event will be held on Saturday...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 10, 2023

March 12 - Change Your Clocks, Check Your Smoke Alarms

Westmont, Illinois – Date Issued: March 10, 2023

The Westmont Fire Department reminds residents that when you change your clocks for daylight savings time on Sunday, March 12, then it is also time to check your smoke alarms. 

NEW SMOKE DE...

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General Press Releases
Posted on: March 6, 2023

2023 Westmont Adopt-A-Planter - PROGRAM FULL

Westmont, Illinois - Date Issued: March 6, 2023

Please note - This program is full for 2023.

Residents, businesses, and organizations can sign up to participate in the Adopt-A-Planter Program.  The program asks for citizens to get involved with the...

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