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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Presentation: Making Good Decisions

“In The Blink of an Eye” – a unique program for students on the impact and consequences of decision-making.

Students will hear from presenters from the world of professional sports including Super Bowl 50 World Champion Mike Schofield, starting offensive g...

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View the event flyer here.
Posted on: March 23, 2017

46th Annual Hauser Food Drive

Hauser Canned Food Drive

The 46th annual Hauser "Pack the Pods" Food Drive is underway! This food drive benefits the Riverside Township Food Pantry and The Salvation Army Adele and Robert Stein Red Shield Center in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

The Food Drive runs throug...

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Donate here!
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Kids Secured in Police Car for “Ride to School”

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Joe Duffy (left) and Jack Duffy (Right) winners of the “Ride to School” get themselves secured into the back seat of a squad car!

No — they were not arrested or involved in criminal activity!  Their parents won a raffle for a &ld...

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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 ...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Woodside Road Construction Map

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Woodside Road Cross Walk Signal Modifications and Relocation

The Village of Riverside is pleased to announce cross walk signal modifications, ADA sidewalk ramp improvements, and a cross walk relocation on Woodside Road in the vicinity of Central Elementary...

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Map of Construction Zone
Posted on: March 21, 2017

Riverside Police Release 2016 DUI Stats

Riverside Police Department Logo

Riverside Police Department today released the impaired driving stats for 2016.  These reports include the number of DUI arrests and a breakdown of individual categories involving DUI alcohol and DUI drugs.  The report was prepared by Of...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

Riverside Police Officer Spots Suspicious Subjects

Riverside Police Department Logo

On Sunday, March 19, 2017, 12:57 a.m., a Riverside police officer on residential patrol spotted a suspicious vehicle parked at the end of a driveway in the 200 block of North Delaplaine Road.  When the officer put a spotlight on the vehicle, he n...

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Posted on: March 18, 2017

Overall Crime Index Down in Riverside

Police Officer

Crime statistics, released today by Chief Thomas Weitzel, show the overall crime rate in Riverside is down 6.4% for 2016. Statistics are based on preliminary numbers submitted to the Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) System.

Riverside Polic...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Fire Department RFP

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The Village of Riverside Fire Department is seeking a qualified firm to provide ambulance billing, collection, financial reporting and analytical services for ambulance services rendered by the Riverside Fire Department for Advance Life Support (&ldqu...

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Download the Request For Proposals here.
Posted on: March 14, 2017

LGDF Update

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Village President Ben Sells is supporting the legislative efforts of Rep. Michael Zalewski to restore Local Government Distributive Funding (LGDF) to Illinois municipalities. "Rep. Zalewski understands that the strength of our State flows directly fr...

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Posted on: March 13, 2017

Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity donated 20 bicycle helmets to Police

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On Thursday March 9, 2017, the Riverside Junior Woman’s Charity generously donated 20 new bicycle helmets to Riverside Police Department.

Riverside Police Department participates in several bike related events throughout the warmer months. Many of th...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Riverside Parks & Rec Giving Tree

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Drop your pop tabs off at the water tower and place your name by our Giving Tree! We thank you for your help in this cause to help families with children with complex medical needs! 

RMHC-CNI’s Mission

 The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care...

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Posted on: February 22, 2017

Deadline Extended For 2017 Village Reforestation

Village is still seeking planting sites for parkways.  If you have an open space on your parkway and would like a free tree, please contact the Public Works Department.  Please take a minute to read the following information regarding th...

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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 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 24, 2017

LaBarra Owner Featured in Chicago Tribune Article

Stan's Donuts

Rich Labriola, owner of LaBarra (located at 2 E. Burlington,) was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article. Mr. Labriola also owns Labriola Café and Stan's Donuts.

You can read his story here.
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

Picturing Riverside Exhibition

Picturing Riverside Cover

Picturing Riverside is a permanent exhibition about the many facets of a living landmark community. Exhibition opens Mon., Jan. 23, 2017 at the Riverside Train Station.

Read the Brochure (PDF)
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 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

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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: 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: March 10, 2017

Hey Bud!

Virginia bluebells

This week, temperatures are supposed to shift downwards to normal mid-March levels. What about all those early blooms and buds that burst forth in the recent unseasonably warm weather? Horticulturists say that most buds on trees and shrubs will survive th...

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Posted on: March 22, 2017

Kids Secured in Police Car for “Ride to School”

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Joe Duffy (left) and Jack Duffy (Right) winners of the “Ride to School” get themselves secured into the back seat of a squad car!

Joe Duffy (left) and Jack Duffy (Right) winners of the “Ride to School” get themselves secured into the back seat of a squad car!

No — they were not arrested or involved in criminal activity!  Their parents won a raffle for a &ld...

Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2017

Riverside Police Release 2016 DUI Stats

Riverside Police Department Logo

Riverside Police Department today released the impaired driving stats for 2016.

Riverside Police Department today released the impaired driving stats for 2016.  These reports include the number of DUI arrests and a breakdown of individual categories involving DUI alcohol and DUI drugs.  The report was prepared by Of...

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Posted on: March 20, 2017

RPD announces St. Patrick’s Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Enforcement

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The Riverside Police Department made one DUI arrest

The Riverside Police Department made one DUI arrest during the recent St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort. In addition, Officers issued several other traffic citations.

Impaired driving causes tragedies year round. According to the latest data ...

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Posted on: March 18, 2017

Overall Crime Index Down in Riverside

Police Officer

Crime statistics, released today by Chief Thomas Weitzel, show the overall crime rate in Riverside is down 6.4% for 2016.

Crime statistics, released today by Chief Thomas Weitzel, show the overall crime rate in Riverside is down 6.4% for 2016. Statistics are based on preliminary numbers submitted to the Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) System.

Riverside Polic...

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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

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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

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: 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: March 23, 2017

46th Annual Hauser Food Drive

Hauser Canned Food Drive

The 46th annual Hauser "Pack the Pods" Food Drive is underway! This food drive benefits the Riverside Township Food Pantry and The Salvation Army Adele and Robert Stein Red Shield Center in Chicago’s Englewood neighborhood.

The Food Drive runs through Apri...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Accepting Applications

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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 22, 2017

Woodside Road Crosswalk Improvements

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Woodside Road Cross Walk Signal Modifications and Relocation

The Village of Riverside is pleased to announce cross walk signal modifications, ADA sidewalk ramp improvements, and a cross walk relocation on Woodside Road in the vicinity of Central Elementary...

Read on...

Map of Construction Zone
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Open for Breakfast

Mollie's Public House Sign on a Brick Wall

Mollie's Public House is now open daily for breakfast! Breakfast will be served Monday - Friday: 6am - 11am, Saturday and Sunday: 7am-11am.

Breakfast Menu
Posted on: March 18, 2017

Overall Crime Index Down in Riverside

Police Officer

Crime statistics, released today by Chief Thomas Weitzel, show the overall crime rate in Riverside is down 6.4% for 2016. Statistics are based on preliminary numbers submitted to the Illinois State Police Uniform Crime Reports (UCR) System.

Riverside Polic...

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Posted on: March 15, 2017

Fire Department RFP

RFD Logo Cropped

The Village of Riverside Fire Department is seeking a qualified firm to provide ambulance billing, collection, financial reporting and analytical services for ambulance services rendered by the Riverside Fire Department for Advance Life Support (“ALS”) an...

Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2017

LGDF Update

State of Illinois Seal Cropped

Village President Ben Sells is supporting the legislative efforts of Rep. Michael Zalewski to restore Local Government Distributive Funding (LGDF) to Illinois municipalities. "Rep. Zalewski understands that the strength of our State flows directly fr...

Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Hey Bud!

bluebell buds (2) resized

This week, temperatures are supposed to shift downwards to normal mid-March levels. What about all those early blooms and buds that burst forth in the recent unseasonably warm weather? Horticulturists say that most buds on trees and shrubs will survive th...

Read on...

Posted on: March 10, 2017

Chew Chew makes list of Great Suburban Restaurants

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Eater Chicago has named The Chew Chew of Riverside to their list of 25 Great Chicago Suburban Restaurants for 2017.  "In a small town, The Chew Chew serves up big food with their variety of pastas, steaks, and fish. Incredibly easy access fr...

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See the entire list here.
Posted on: March 9, 2017

Riverside Parks & Rec Giving Tree

Spring 2017 Front Cover_thumb.jpg

Drop your pop tabs off at the water tower and place your name by our Giving Tree! We thank you for your help in this cause to help families with children with complex medical needs! 

RMHC-CNI’s Mission

 The mission of RMHC-CNI is to care for f...

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: January 24, 2017

LaBarra Owner Featured in Chicago Tribune Article

Stan's Donuts

Rich Labriola, owner of LaBarra (located at 2 E. Burlington,) was recently featured in a Chicago Tribune article. Mr. Labriola also owns Labriola Café and Stan's Donuts.

You can read his story here.
Posted on: January 24, 2017

Riverside Featured as a Best Suburb to Visit

Scenic Shot of Riverside

Riverside is featured in Thrillist as one of the best Chicago suburbs to visit.

View the List
Posted on: January 23, 2017

Veterans Gold Star Memorial Status

American Flag Stars.png

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...

Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2017

Riverside Featured in Crain's Chicago Business

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Riverside is featured in Crain's Chicago Business this week as one of the best places in Chicago and its suburbs to buy a home.  Crain's says it has sifted through a mountain of data to narrow down the list of 77 city neighborho...

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Read the full article here.
Posted on: January 19, 2017

Picturing Riverside Exhibition

Picturing Riverside Cover

Picturing Riverside is a permanent exhibition about the many facets of a living landmark community. Exhibition opens Mon., Jan. 23, 2017 at the Riverside Train Station.

Read the Brochure (PDF)
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. ...

Read on...

See the brochure and register here!
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