Posted on: February 24, 2017

MWRD Update


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 20, 2017

Train Horn Update


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


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: February 14, 2017

Reforestation Project Highlight

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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 1, 2017

Riverside Parks & Recreation Camp Registration


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


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 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...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Riverside Featured in Crain's Chicago Business

best places to buy a home

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.

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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 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?

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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: 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.

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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...

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