The City of West Chicago is pleased to announce the installation of a new outdoor warning siren, which was completed at Lift Station #15 in the 600 block of Shingle Oak Drive on May 21, 2018.
At almost fifteen square miles, the City needed additional coverage for the outdoor warning system. This area had an unmet safety need because it did not have an outdoor warning siren. This section of the City includes an elementary school, a residential subdivision, an industrial area and Park District facilities.
The new siren will enable the City to alert the public of emergencies including tornados, flash floods, and other severe weather. The siren system will provide advanced warning to those outdoors to seek shelter by issuing a tone.
The City was awarded a Powering Safe Community Grant from ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus in the amount $9,368.90 to help with the cost of the siren installation, and would like to thank the West Chicago Park District, School District 33, U.S. Representative Peter Roskam and State Representative Michael Fortner, who all submitted letters supporting this project.