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Posted on: June 26, 2017

Riverside Parks & Recreation Before and After School Program AT CENTRAL

Registration for Riverside Parks & Recreation Before and After School Program AT CENTRAL Elementary School will begin Tuesday, June 27th! Registration must occur at the Water Tower. Registration hours will be at the Water Tower Monday - Friday 9 AM to...

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Find out more about the program here!
Posted on: June 26, 2017

This 4th of July Plan Before You Party!

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As one of the country’s most popular holidays, 4th of July has long been celebrated by millions of Americans. But all-too-often, the celebration can turn deadly because of impaired driving. This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, the Riverside Police De...

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Posted on: June 25, 2017

Garden Walk 2017

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Riverside Sidewalk Tour:  Michaux and Northwood

Join noted landscape architect Scott Mehaffey as he conducts a sidewalk tour of Riverside front gardens.  Learn tips on how to create gardens that suit your home – referencing the unique col...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Independence Day Events in Riverside

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Celebrate July 3rd and July 4th with the Village of Riverside! 

Join us July 3rd at 5 PM for the Concert in the Park! We’ll have music by Tony Ocean starting at 5:45 PM and The Brat Pack will perform from 7 PM - 10 PM. Food and beverages...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Project Update: First Division Sewer Separation - June 23, 2017

First Division Sewer Separation Project - Progress Report

June 23, 2017

Work Completed This Past Week

  • Storm sewer installation continued along Fairbank and Barrypoint in Phase 2 project limits.
  • Barrypoint Detour was installed.
  • Asphalt patching restora...
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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Riverside Police increase traffic control and enforcement presence in first division

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On Thursday, June 22, Chief Weitzel issued a directive to have officers assigned to specific traffic enforcement and monitoring duties during certain times of the day in the area of the road closure on Barrypoint Road.  There has been an increase...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Annual RPZ Inspections - Deadline Is Approaching

 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: June 20, 2017

ROAD CLOSED: Barrypoint Road

Sewer Project Detour - Barrypoint

ROAD CLOSURE:  Barrypoint Road will be closed to all through traffic starting tomorrow June 21 – June 30.  Please follow posted detours.  

Southbound traffic will be re-routed as follows:  Bloomingbank to Scottswood to B...

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Detour Map
Posted on: June 19, 2017

Riverside Police Chief and Family Featured in Statewide Father’s Day Article

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On Father’s Day, June 18, 2017, Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel and his three sons, Alex, Matthew and Peter, were featured in a statewide police publication entitled tentwonews.com in reference to police chiefs who have sons or daughters in law enfo...

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Father's Day Story on Police Families
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Project Update: 2017 Street Improvements

Northwood:

  • Concrete saw cutting has been performed on both sides of the street.
  • Concrete curb, sidewalks, and driveway aprons on both sides of the street have been removed.

Evelyn:

  • Concrete saw cutting has been performed on both sides of the street.
  • Concrete c...
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Additional information.
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Project Update: First Division Sewer Separation

Entire Construction Area:

  • All trees within construction limits have been pruned as needed.
  • Tree protection has been established.
  • Perimeter erosion barriers have been installed at the outfall locations.

Phase 1:  

  • All sanitary service and water main ad...
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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Project Update: Train Station Roof Replacement

Clay roof tiles have been removed.  Tiles suitable for reuse have been stored and replacement tiles have been ordered from the manufacturer.  The projected delivery of replacement tiles is August.  New valley flashings have been...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

Register for the 5K Today!

Riverside Independence Day 5K Run – JULY 4th 

Join us for our 39th Annual Independence Day 5K Run!  5K Runners will enjoy running the tree-lined and winding roads of Historic Riverside.  After your run, stay and enjoy o...

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Registration Info Here!
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Riverside Monarch and Pollinator Project

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Village President Ben Sells and Village Trustees signed the National Wildlife Federation’s Monarch Pledge and declared June 15, 2017 as Monarch Pledge Day in Riverside.  

Some facts about Monarch Butterflies:

  • The monarch butterfly is the official s...
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Learn more here!
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Riverside Police Announce Promotions

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Riverside Police Department is proud to announce the following promotions: Lieutenant William Gutschick will be promoted to Deputy Chief of Police, Detective Sergeant Frank Lara will be promoted to Lieutenant and Officer John Cairo will be promoted to Pat...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Mosquitos and West Nile Virus

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DESPLAINES VALLEY MOSQUITO ABATEMENT DISTRICT

PRESS RELEASE - June 13, 2017

The Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District is in the midst of its annual battle against mosquitoes. The first positive mosquito samples for West Nile Virus (WNV) have been f...

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Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District
Posted on: June 9, 2017

2017 Street Improvements

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The Village is pleased to announce that the 2017 Street Paving Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, June 12, 2017.  The scheduled work will involve the resurfacing of roadways, drainage structure repairs (where necessary), new curb and gutter ...

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Read the Construction Notice here!
Posted on: June 9, 2017

Weekly Construction Update - June 9, 2017

First Division Sewer Separation Project

Progress Report

June 9, 2017

Work Completed This Past Week

  • Contractor completed installation of new storm sewer within Phase 1.
  • Contractor began installation of new storm in Phase 2 starting with the installation of the ...
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Posted on: June 2, 2017

First Division Sewer Separation Project - June 2

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First Division Sewer Separation Project

Progress Report

June 2, 2017

Work Completed This Past Week

  • Contractor completed sanitary service replacements within Phase 1 limits.
  • Contractor continued installation of new storm sewer within Phase 1.

Upcoming Work Plann...

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Posted on: May 31, 2017

Household Hazardous Waste Collection

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) will hold several one-day household hazardous waste collections throughout Illinois in June.  Two of the locations are near West Suburban Cook County.  

June 10, 2017 from 8:00 am - 3:00...

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Visit the Earth 911 Website!
Posted on: May 31, 2017

Keeping Refuse Containers Clean

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While it’s possible to see them at almost any time of the year, flies and their larvae are most prevalent during the hot summer months, when heat and humidity create the perfect conditions for them to flourish.  “Rotting food ...

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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

Forest Avenue Update

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Forest Avenue has reopened to two-way traffic and parking is now available on both sides of the street.

The MWRD project has relocated to Riverside Road.  Please use caution when crossing the BNSF railroad tracks in the center of town. Traffic is ...

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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

Purchase and Display Vehicle Stickers & Pet Tags by June 30.

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If you come to the office to purchase your stickers, PLEASE BRING YOUR RENEWAL PAPERWORK WITH YOU. 

Vehicle Stickers:

• If there are no changes to the vehicles for your household, please consider renewing your vehicle stickers ONLINE to av...

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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 BR...

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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 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 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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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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