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Posted on: February 24, 2017

MWRD Update

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Traffic on 1st Avenue will be restricted to one lane in each direction at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Forest Avenue on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25.

MWRD has advised that the bypass pumps at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Forest...

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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 20, 2017

Train Horn Update

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Over the past weekend, the Village received several inquiries and complaints about excessive train horn-blowing taking place along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) tracks throughout the village.

The Village of Riverside has filed a complain...

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Read the response from BNSF.
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Riverside Police Awarded Training Grant from Riverside Township

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The Riverside Police
Department has been awarded a $3,500.00 no match grant from the RiversideTownship Board of Trustees which will be used to purchase smart TVs and the
associated equipment to wall mount them so they can be used for training.  <_o3a_p>

T...

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Posted on: February 14, 2017

Reforestation Project Highlight

ginkgo old ancient tree

The Village Forester was selected to participate in a series of workshops to explore management techniques related to climate change. The reforestation project was highlighted by the Northern Institute of Applied climate Science (NIACS) website.

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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: February 1, 2017

Riverside Parks & Recreation Camp Registration

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Camp Registration Hours are as follows: 

Returning Campers

Wednesday, February 1                         9 AM - 5 PM

Thursday, February 2           ...

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Summer Camp Registration Information
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: 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.


Posted on: February 20, 2017

Riverside Police Awarded Training Grant from Riverside Township

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Riverside Police receive award for smart TV’s to be used for training

The Riverside Police Department has been awarded a $3,500.00 no match grant from the Riverside Township Board of Trustees which will be used to purchase smart TVs and the associated equipment to wall mount them so they can be used for training.  

The ...

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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: February 24, 2017

MWRD Update

Cars-on-the-road-heading-towards-the-goal-of-the-trip.jpg

Traffic on 1st Avenue will be restricted to one lane in each direction at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Forest Avenue on Friday, February 24 and Saturday, February 25.

MWRD has advised that the bypass pumps at the intersection of 1st Avenue and Forest...

Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2017

Train Horn Update

railroad-crossing-with-passing-train-by-night.jpg

Over the past weekend, the Village received several inquiries and complaints about excessive train horn-blowing taking place along the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad (BNSF) tracks throughout the village.

The Village of Riverside has filed a complain...

Read on...

Read the response from BNSF.
Posted on: February 20, 2017

Riverside Police Awarded Training Grant

Man-watching-television-using-TV-remote.jpg

The Riverside Police Department has been awarded a $3,500.00 no match grant from the Riverside Township Board of Trustees which will be used to purchase smart TVs and the associated equipment to wall mount them so they can be used for training.  

The ...

Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2017

Reforestation Project Highlight

ginkgo old ancient tree

The Village Forester was selected to participate in a series of workshops to explore management techniques related to climate change. The reforestation project was highlighted by the Northern Institute of Applied climate Science (NIACS) website.

Read More
Posted on: February 1, 2017

Riverside Parks & Recreation Camp Registration

Children-and-recreation.jpg

Camp Registration Hours are as follows: 

Returning Campers

Wednesday, February 1                         9 AM - 5 PM

Thursday, February 2           ...

Read on...

Summer Camp Registration Information
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.

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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...

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: December 22, 2016

Best Places to Buy

Sold Home for Sale Real Estate Sign and Beautiful New House

Riverside has been recognized by Crain's all new Book of Lists as one of the best places to buy a home in 2017.

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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: November 15, 2016

Sawmilly Grand Opening

Sawmilly Sign

Sawmilly is the newest spot open in Riverside. Next to the Chew Chew, it offers hand-crafted sandwiches, carved from nature. Featuring all-natural, organic ingredients.

Read the RB Landmark Article

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Sawmilly Facebook Page
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 with Chicago in the Distance

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