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Posted on: April 26, 2017

RBHS Day of Service

RBHS Day of Service Volunteers

On Saturday, April 29, be on the lookout for Bulldogs at work.  They will be wearing matching blue shirts!  The students and faculty at Riverside Brookfield High School will be out in our community performing community service during the...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

RPD Participates in Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riverside Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dang...

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Posted on: April 24, 2017

Harlem Avenue Resurfacing

Road-closed-signs-detour-traffic

Daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to Interstate 55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities. &a...

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Read the IDOT Press Release here.
Posted on: April 24, 2017

April Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting

The agenda for the meeting can be found on the Village website or by following the provided link below.  

If you are unable to attend the meeting, please be sure to watch the live broadcast on Riverside TV (Comcast Cable Channel 6 or AT&T U-Verse ...

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View Meeting Agenda here.
Posted on: April 21, 2017

2017 Summer Guide Now Online

Riverside Parks & Recreation Summer Brochure is now available to view! Registration begins at 9 AM on April 24th for residents and April 28 for non residents. Highlights of this brochure include Fall Soccer Registration, Men's Softball League...

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register for programs here
Posted on: April 20, 2017

RIVERSIDE POLICE RELEASE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Riverside Police Department Logo

Chief Tom Weitzel is pleased to announce that the Riverside Police Department implemented several initiatives throughout 2016 to improve the safety, quality of life and sense of community for residents.

The 2016 Riverside Police Department Annual Report sh...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

First Division Sewer Separation Project Starts April 24

First Division Sewer Separation Project Map for Trending 4-19-2017

The First Division Sewer Separation Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24, 2017.  The contractor will begin by mobilizing equipment, saw cutting pavement and televising the sewer main lines. Construction operations will include instal...

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View or download the Project Map here.
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Grants Available to repair flood damage to homes

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future fl...

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Posted on: April 17, 2017

KinderKids 2017 - 2018 Registration

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Register for next school year's KinderKids program starting April 18 at 8 AM at the Water Tower! Initial registration must take place in the Water Tower. The Riverside Parks and Recreation Department will open early Tuesday at 8 AM specifically f...

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KinderKids Information found here!
Posted on: April 13, 2017

Fun Programs at Riverside Rec!

Spring into Action and Sign up for classes at Riverside Parks and Recreation!

Check out wonderful class and activity offerings:

  • Brains & Balance  starts April 18 (more information on page 9 of brochure)
  • Chess Scholars Tournament Registration Deadline Ma...
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Brochure and Registration Information here!
Posted on: April 13, 2017

KinderKids 2017-2018 Registration

Sign Up for the 2017 - 2018 KinderKids Club Enrichment Program at the Water Tower Tuesday, April 18th starting at 8 AM. KinderKids is a Riverside Parks & Recreation educational and recreational enrichment program for Kindergarten aged children. The 20...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

RIVERSIDE POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29 AT POLICE STATION LOBBY

Riverside Police Department Logo

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riverside Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dang...

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Additional Info...
Posted on: April 10, 2017

2017 - 2018 KinderKids Open House

Join us on April 12 at 5:30 PM for the Riverside Parks & Recreation KinderKids Open House at Riverside United Methodist Church. Learn more information about our educational and recreational program for your Kindergarten aged child! 2017 - 2018 KinderK...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

46th Annual Hauser Food Drive

Hauser Canned Food Drive

This is the final week of Hauser's "Pack the Pods" Food Drive! Many thanks for the donations thus far.  We're looking for a final push to get us over 35,000 cans collected!  Will you help us?  

The Food Drive supports the Riverside...

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Donate here!
Posted on: March 23, 2017

MWRD Update

MWRD Logo Cropped for Website

On or about April 3, the intercepting sewer lining operation on Forest Avenue, nearest the Des Plaines River, will relocate to Riverside Road near the Lawton Road intersection. The lining equipment will take up the parking spaces immediately Southeast of ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Summer Camp Registration

We still have spots available for certain weeks and wait lists started. Don't miss a great opportunity for a fun summer for your child!

Learn more information on the Riverside Website. 

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Summer Camp Registration At Riverside Parks & Rec

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Join the fun! Learn more about our growing summer camp program designed to provide your child with social and recreational activities all summer long! For more information please view our Summer Camp webpage! You must register in the office. Please pay at...

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Summer Camp Information!
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Veterans Gold Star Memorial Status

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The 4,000 pound Killed In Action memorial stone needs a concrete footing for stability. The World War I Memorial stones need to be cleaned and reset. The area is also in need of landscaping.  Anyone wishing to make a donation toward restoration o...

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Posted on: January 19, 2017

Winter Spring Brochure Now Available Online!

Parks and Recreation Brochure Cover

Get fit in these cold months with our adult fitness classes. We have art, fitness, and educational programs for all ages! Registration for residents will begin at 9 AM, January 23rd, no earlier. Non Resident registration will begin at 9 AM, January 27th. ...

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See the brochure and register here!
Posted on: December 29, 2016

Hen & Beekeeping Pilot Programs

The Village of Riverside has approved a pilot program for 2017 to allow the keeping of hens and beekeeping. The village will begin accepting applications for a license for keeping hens or bees. The Village will only be issuing 15 licenses for beekeeping a...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Accepting Applications

Firefighters in Front of Fire Truck

The Riverside Fire Department is accepting applications for paid on-call firefighters. Positions are not full-time. Applications are due by April 28 at 4pm.

Hiring Information (PDF)
Posted on: March 19, 2017

100th Year of The Scottish Old People's Home Fire

Take a look a hundred years back in history at one of the most historic fires in Riverside, IL.

Tribune Article
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Winter Preparedness Tips

Man walking outside snowing

The winter heating season is our busiest time of year! We’re not only busy providing our 656 communities with clean, safe, reliable natural gas but we also want to make sure our customers are prepared for winter.

The winter heating season is our busiest time of year! We’re not only busy providing our 656 communities with clean, safe, reliable natural gas but we also want to make sure our customers are prepared for winter. To ensure safe and continued del...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Fight for Air Climb

Jesus Pineda

Jesus Pineda participates in fundraising climb. The "Fight for Air Climb" is an event that takes place at the Presidential Towers in downtown Chicago; I've done the fundraiser three years in a row now.

Jesus Pineda participates in fundraising climb. The "Fight for Air Climb" is an event that takes place at the Presidential Towers in downtown Chicago; I've done the fundraiser three years in a row now. The purpose of the Climb is to raise awaren...

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Posted on: March 5, 2016

2016 Graduation Release

Graduation Release

On Saturday night March 5th, Fire Chief Buckley, Deputy Chief Sherman and Lt Williamson attended the Romeoville Fire Academy Graduation for three new members.

Posted on: December 3, 2015

New Staff

New Staff

On December 3, 2015 the Fire Department swore in their new staff. Pictured above (Left to right) are Battalion Chiefs Kevin Kuratko and Tom Bensfield, Deputy Chief Bill Sherman and Fire Chief Matt Buckley.


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Posted on: April 25, 2017

Grass 'N' Garlic

What are those skinny straw-like shoots that look like onion starts in the middle of the lawn?  They appear here, there, and everywhere as one walks through Riverside. They grow in circular clumps and can be found sprouting on the parkwa...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

RIVERSIDE POLICE RELEASE 2016 ANNUAL REPORT

Riverside Police Department Logo

The 2016 Riverside Police Department Annual Report shows a decrease in overall crime by 6.4%.

Chief Tom Weitzel is pleased to announce that the Riverside Police Department implemented several initiatives throughout 2016 to improve the safety, quality of life and sense of community for residents.

The 2016 Riverside Police Department Annual Report sh...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

RIVERSIDE POLICE TAKING BACK UNWANTED PRESCRIPTION DRUGS APRIL 29 AT POLICE STATION LOBBY

Riverside Police Department Logo

Bring your pills for disposal to the Riverside Police Department lobby at 31 Riverside Road.

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riverside Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dang...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

MADD Illinois and Riverside Police Chief Release MADD National Report

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Report to the nation details progress made to eliminate drunk and drugged driving
and need for continued enforcement efforts

The MADD national office of Irvine, Texas recently released the Mothers Against Drunk Driving report.  This report on drunk and drugged driving rated every state in relation to its efforts to eliminate impaired driving.

Riverside Police Chief Thomas W...

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Posted on: December 8, 2016

Riverside Police Officers Honored

Police Officers

Officer John Cairo was honored with the “Award of Merit” for his exceptional attitude, attendance, work ethic and professionalism towards serving the residents of Riverside. Detective Sergeant Frank Lara, Sergeant Leo Kotor, Officer Fabian Navarro, Detect

Officer John Cairo receives Cook County Merit Award

Detective Sergeant. Frank Lara, Sergeant Leo Kotor, Officer Fabian Navarro, Detective Jim Lazansky and Officer Isaac Hamilton receive Cook County Law Enforcement Unit Citation

Officer John Cairo was honore...

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Posted on: December 5, 2016

Sarah’s Inn/Riverside Police Holiday Gift Project

Happy Holidays Bow

The Sarah’s Inn Holiday Gift Project is an annual gift drive for families affected by domestic violence. It ends with a one-day event for which Sarah’s Inn volunteers create a magical holiday gift shop where Sarah’s Inn’s clients can choose gifts for them

The Sarah’s Inn Holiday Gift Project is an annual gift drive for families affected by domestic violence. It ends with a one-day event for which Sarah’s Inn volunteers create a magical holiday gift shop where Sarah’s Inn&r...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Riverside Police Announce Results of Tobacco Compliance Checks

Riverside Police Patch

The Riverside Police Department completed first round of grant year 2017 compliance checks at local retailers to ensure that they are complying with State laws and local ordinances regarding the sale of tobacco products to minors

The Riverside Police Department completed first round of grant year 2017 compliance checks at local retailers to ensure that they are complying with State laws and local ordinances regarding the sale of tobacco products to minors.   The 7-11, Mar...

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Posted on: April 26, 2017

Looking for Seasonal Workers

A person typing on the keyboard with a Hiring Banner Overlay

The Department of Public Works is seeking applications for part-time, seasonal employment from approximately April through September.

Job Details
Posted on: March 23, 2017

46th Annual Hauser Food Drive

Hauser Canned Food Drive

This is the final week of Hauser's "Pack the Pods" Food Drive! Many thanks for the donations thus far.  We're looking for a final push to get us over 35,000 cans collected!  Will you help us?  

The Food Drive supports the Riverside Township ...

Read on...

Donate here!
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Harlem Avenue Resurfacing

Road-closed-signs-detour-traffic

Daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to Interstate 55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities. &a...

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Read the IDOT Press Release here.
Posted on: April 23, 2017

Tree Tag: You're It!

Arbor Day Sign with Branch

Students from Ames School 5th grade will create & install educational tree tags quantifying benefits of 20 different tree species at Guthrie Park. The Forester will plant a HOP-Hornbeam, donated by FLOS & Riverside Foods, to commemorate Hop Stop.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

RPD 2016 Annual Report

Riverside Police Department Logo

Chief Tom Weitzel is pleased to announce that the Riverside Police Department implemented several initiatives throughout 2016 to improve the safety, quality of life and sense of community for residents.

The 2016 Riverside Police Department Annual Report sh...

Read on...

Posted on: April 20, 2017

Turn That Clutter into Cash!

Garage sale sign with a lady shopping in the background

Planning to have a garage sale? Riverside Residents can apply for a free garage sale permit online. Residents are allowed one sale per address in a calendar year.

Online Application
Posted on: April 19, 2017

First Division Sewer Separation Project Starts April 24

First Division Sewer Separation Project Map for Trending 4-19-2017

The First Division Sewer Separation Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24, 2017.  The contractor will begin by mobilizing equipment, saw cutting pavement and televising the sewer main lines. Construction operations will include instal...

Read on...

View or download the Project Map here.
Posted on: April 19, 2017

Grants Available to repair flood damage to homes

Scout Cabin - 2013 Flood

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding thr...

Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2017

KinderKids 2017 - 2018 Registration

KinderKids - Kids Playing in the Snow

Register for next school year's KinderKids program starting April 18 at 8 AM at the Water Tower! Initial registration must take place in the Water Tower. The Riverside Parks and Recreation Department will open early Tuesday at 8 AM specifically for Kinder...

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KinderKids Information found here!
Posted on: April 12, 2017

RPD Participates in Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riverside Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dang...

Read on...

Additional Info...
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Façade Improvement Grant Program

View of Riverside with the Chicago Skyline in the Background

The Village is accepting applications for façade improvement grants for 2017. In the hopes that many businesses will take advantage of this opportunity, the Village has budgeted for $30,000 for the program this year. Exterior improvements include new sign...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Vacation Rentals and Keeping Hens and Bees

Bees and Chickens

The Village of Riverside has approved a pilot program for 2017 to allow the keeping of hens and beekeeping and has begun accepting applications. The Village will only be issuing 15 licenses for beekeeping and 15 licenses for keeping of hens. The Village h...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

MWRD Update

MWRD Logo Cropped for Website

On or about April 3, the intercepting sewer lining operation on Forest Avenue, nearest the Des Plaines River, will relocate to Riverside Road near the Lawton Road intersection. The lining equipment will take up the parking spaces immediately Southeast of ...

Read on...

Posted on: January 26, 2017

Summer Camp Registration At Riverside Parks & Rec

Children-and-recreation.jpg

Join the fun! Learn more about our growing summer camp program designed to provide your child with social and recreational activities all summer long! For more information please view our Summer Camp webpage! You must register in the office. Please pay at...

Read on...

Summer Camp Information!
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Power Outage?

Lightbulbs on Ceiling

If you experience a power outage, please contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661. Leave the area immediately if there are downed power lines.

ComEd Website
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Spotlight in November Issue

West Suburban Living Magazine Cover

The Village is the Town Focus for West Suburban Living this month. Read a little about famous landmarks, history, and what Riverside has to offer.

View the Magazine
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Riverside Featured on TV

Riverside Logo with Tower in the Background

Riverside was featured in a TV series that was broadcast nationwide this year on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) called 10 Towns that Changed America.

Watch the Special Here
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Historic Arcade Building

Arcade Building

In a letter dated March 30, 2016, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency notified the Village of Riverside that The Arcade Building was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on March 8, 2016. The Village of Riverside congratulates Gius...Read on...

Read about Mr. Zappani’s work