Posted on: May 19, 2017

1st Division Sewer Separation Project Update

First Division Sewer Separation Project

Progress Report

May 19, 2017

Work Completed This Past Week

  • Contractor continued sanitary service replacements within Phase 1 limits.
  • Contractor began installation of new sanitary manholes and new storm sewer line within ...
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Posted on: May 17, 2017

Downtown Construction Traffic Alert for Motorists & Commuters

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The MWRD sewer lining project will be shifting their staging from Forest Avenue to Longcommon on Thursday, May 18th. The new staging location will be on the east side of Longcommon just north of the BNSF railroad tracks. The easternmost northbound lane of...

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For a full-sized map of affected construction area
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Weekly Construction Update - May 12

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First Division Sewer Separation Project - Progress Report - May 12, 2017

Work Completed This Week

  • Contractor completed installation of tree protection fencing.
  • Contractor began installations of sanitary service adjustments and replacements within P...
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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Construction Update - May 10

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Pavement striping on Quincy and Longcommon will be installed May 10th.  Please allow additional time and utilize caution while driving in the area and obey any posted no parking or temporary detours signs and any flaggers.  The stamped a...

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Weekly Construction Update - May 5

First Division Sewer Separation Project

Progress Report

May 5, 2017

Work Completed This Past Week

  • Contractor installed perimeter erosion barrier along four outfall work areas.
  • Contractor removed trees, canopy pruned trees, and root pruned trees.
  • Contractor inst...
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Posted on: April 27, 2017

2017 Construction Projects

Various large scale construction projects are underway this year in and around Riverside including Village, MWRD and IDOT projects. For details on these various projects see below.

FIRST DIVISION SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT – VILLAGE OF RIVERSIDE 

This pr...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Construction Traffic Alert for Motorists & Commuters

Construction season has begun in Riverside and several projects (village, IDOT and MWRD) are underway that will be impacting traffic in and around Riverside.  Motorists should expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these area...

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For a full-sized map of affected areas click here.

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Façade Improvement Grant Program - Update

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The Village Board of Trustees has revised application requirements 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 ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Memorial Day Program

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Please join your neighbors and friends for a Memorial Day program on Monday, May 29 at 10:00 a.m. in the St. Mary Church Parish Center, 97 Herrick Road, Riverside.  The program will feature patriotic music, sacred recognition of Riverside&rsq...

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Posted on: May 23, 2017

Annual RPZ Inspections

 irrigation system and/or afire suppression system must obtain an annual reduced pressure zone (RPZ) back flow prevention inspection.  This inspection is a requirement of the EPA and Illinois Plumbing code.  All inspection forms...

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Posted on: May 19, 2017

Riverside Planning & Zoning Commission Regular Meeting and Public Hearing

The Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission will hold their regular meeting and conduct a public hearing on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 7PM in Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL  60546.  The public is enc...

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View or download the Agenda Packet here.
Posted on: May 17, 2017

Downtown Construction Traffic Alert for Motorists & Commuters

Road-closed-signs-detour-traffic

The MWRD sewer lining project will be shifting their staging from Forest Avenue to Longcommon on Thursday, May 18th. The new staging location will be on the east side of Longcommon just north of the BNSF railroad tracks. The easternmost northbound lane of...

Read on...

For a full-sized map of affected construction area
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Riverside Police Department Public Information Distribution

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Over the past several weeks the department has had numerous requests from residents as to how they can stay informed about police department activities and/or important information.  If you signed up for this e-flash, it is a key way to stay info...

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Village of Riverside Webpage
Posted on: May 15, 2017

WEDGE RELEASES YEAR END REPORT

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The West Suburban Directed Gang Enforcement (WEDGE) Task Force released their year-end report which is a statistical synopsis of all 2016 activity. 

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel and WEDGE Chairperson stated, In 2016, WEDGE Task Force c...

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Posted on: May 14, 2017

2017 Click It or Ticket

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As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Riverside Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 15 through May 30, con...

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Traffic Safety Webpage
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Kids Fishing Derby

Father and two daughters fishing

The annual Kids' Fishing Derby will be held at Swan Pond from 3-6pm on June 11. Registration is required and space is limited. Sign up for prizes and family fun!

Register Here!
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Kids Fishing Derby in Riverside

Register for the Kids Fishing Derby hosted at Swan Pond June 11! Join us for this exciting community event. The event will be from 3 to 6 PM.  2:00 to 3:00 p.m. Check-In (All participants must register online prior to June 11.)3:00 to 6:00 p.m. F...

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Learn More about the Kids Derby here!
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Vehicle Stickers & Pet Tags

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Vehicle stickers and pet licenses for 2017-2018 will be available beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017.  Renewal applications have been mailed and you should receive them soon.  If you come to the office to purchase your stickers, PLEASE BRING YOUR...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Composting Pilot Program

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Village of Riverside and Flood Bros Disposal Co. have partnered with the goal of decreasing the amount of organic refuse sent to landfills.  Together we are offering a food scrap composting pilot program to residents throughout the Village. &...

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Enrollment Form
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Student Struck by Car on Longcommon After School

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On Wednesday, May 10, at 3:07 p.m., Riverside Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a person struck by a vehicle at Longcommon and Nuttall. 

At the time of the crash, Riverside police were in front of Hauser Central School on Woodside Road so...

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Become a Certified TreeKeeper!

TreeKeepers

The TreeKeepers Program is an 8-day course tought by nationally and world-renowned experts, focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health.  Topics covered include tree physiology and soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selec...

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Click here for Complete Details.
Posted on: May 5, 2017

Weekly Construction Update - May 5

First Division Sewer Separation Project

Progress Report

May 5, 2017

Work Completed This Past Week

  • Contractor installed perimeter erosion barrier along four outfall work areas.
  • Contractor removed trees, canopy pruned trees, and root pruned trees.
  • Contractor inst...
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Posted on: April 27, 2017

CONSTRUCTION TRAFFIC ALERT FOR MOTORISTS AND COMMUTERS

Map of Detours and Road Closures in Riverside

Construction season has begun in Riverside and several projects (village, IDOT and MWRD) are underway that will be impacting traffic in and around Riverside.  Motorists should expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these area...

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For a full-sized map of affected areas click here.
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Harlem Avenue Resurfacing

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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 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 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 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

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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Additional Info...
Posted on: March 23, 2017

MWRD Update

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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. 

Additional Info...
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: 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 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: December 1, 2016

Fight for Air Climb

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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: November 22, 2016

Winter Preparedness Tips

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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: 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.


LAC

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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: May 19, 2017

Drunk Driving Crash Leaves All Parties Involved Injured

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Drunk driver traveling reported 90 miles per hour causes rollover crash.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 10:25 p.m., the Riverside Police Department received multiple 911 phone calls reporting a rollover crash southbound First Avenue just south of Ridgewood Road which is adjacent to Riverside Brookfield High School.

When the firs...

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Landmark Newspaper Report on Crash
Posted on: May 16, 2017

Riverside Police Department Public Information Distribution

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Over the past several weeks the department has had numerous requests from residents as to how they can stay informed about police department activities

Over the past several weeks the department has had numerous requests from residents as to how they can stay informed about police department activities and/or important information.  If you signed up for this e-flash, it is a key way to stay info...

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Village of Riverside Wedpage
Posted on: May 15, 2017

WEDGE RELEASES YEAR END REPORT

Police Wedge Patch, Circular border with star in the middle

The West Suburban Directed Gang Enforcement (WEDGE) Task Force released their year-end report which is a statistical synopsis of all 2016 activity.

The West Suburban Directed Gang Enforcement (WEDGE) Task Force released their year-end report which is a statistical synopsis of all 2016 activity. 

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel and WEDGE Chairperson stated, In 2016, WEDGE Task Force concent...

Read on...

Posted on: May 14, 2017

2017 Click It or Ticket

Police Car with Lights Turned on

Riverside Police Showing Zero Tolerance for Seat Belt Violations May 15-May 30

As summer kicks off and travel increases, the Riverside Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket. The seat-belt enforcement campaign will take place May 15 through May 30, con...

Read on...

Traffic Safety Webpage
Posted on: May 11, 2017

Student Struck by Car on Longcommon After School

Riverside Police Logo with Police Siren Lights in the Background

Juvenile suffers minor injuries

On Wednesday, May 10, at 3:07 p.m., Riverside Police received multiple 9-1-1 calls regarding a person struck by a vehicle at Longcommon and Nuttall. 

At the time of the crash, Riverside police were in front of Hauser Central School on Woodside Road so...

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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 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 5, 2016

Sarah’s Inn/Riverside Police Holiday Gift Project

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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

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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: May 24, 2017

Façade Improvement Grant Program - Update

View of Riverside with the Chicago Skyline in the Background

The Village Board of Trustees has revised application requirements 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 ...

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Posted on: May 22, 2017

Promote Your Event!

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Have a community event coming up? Let us know and we will promote it on our calendar and on Twitter.

Fill out a Calendar Event Form
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Vehicle Stickers & Pet Tags

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Vehicle stickers and pet licenses for 2017-2018 will be available beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017.  Renewal applications have been mailed and you should receive them soon.  If you come to the office to purchase your stickers, PLEASE BRING YOUR...

Read on...

Posted on: May 11, 2017

Composting Pilot Program

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Village of Riverside and Flood Bros Disposal Co. have partnered with the goal of decreasing the amount of organic refuse sent to landfills.  Together we are offering a food scrap composting pilot program to residents throughout the Village. &...

Read on...

Enrollment Form
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Become a Certified TreeKeeper!

TreeKeepers

The TreeKeepers Program is an 8-day course tought by nationally and world-renowned experts, focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health.  Topics covered include tree physiology and soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selec...

Read on...

Click here for Complete Details.
Posted on: April 27, 2017

2017 Construction Projects

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Various large scale construction projects are underway this year in and around Riverside including Village, MWRD and IDOT projects. For details on these various projects see below.

FIRST DIVISION SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT – VILLAGE OF RIVERSIDE 

T...

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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Construction Traffic Alert for Motorists & Commuters

Map of Detours and Road Closures in Riverside

Construction season has begun in Riverside and several projects (village, IDOT and MWRD) are underway that will be impacting traffic in and around Riverside.  Motorists should expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these area...

Read on...

For a full-sized map of affected areas click 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.  The closur...

Read on...

Read the IDOT Press Release here.
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 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

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: 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
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Power Outage?

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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

Riverside Featured on TV

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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: 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