Posted on: April 28, 2017

Des Plaines River Level in Riverside

Des Plaines River NOAA Flood Gage

Steady rainfall is predicted for the next several days, which in combination with the ground already being saturated will likely cause the Des Plaines River level to rise.  It is possible that by Monday afternoon, the river may rise to 8.3 feet i...

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National Weather Service Des Plaines River Page
Posted on: April 27, 2017

Police Release Photos of Suspect Vehicle

Riverside Police Department Logo

On Saturday, April 15, sometime between 2:30-3:00 a.m., the vehicle drove into the Indian Gardens ball field off the 300 block of Fairbank and drove across the grass and fields damaging some parking blocks. 

Over the last two weeks investigators have ...

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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.



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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...

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For a full-sized map of affected areas click here.
Posted on: April 26, 2017

Looking for Seasonal Workers

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The Department of Public Works is seeking applications for part-time, seasonal employment from approximately April through September.

Job Details
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Harlem Avenue Resurfacing


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 23, 2017

Tree Tag: You're It!

Arbor Day Sign with Branch

Students from Ames School 5th grade will create & install educational tree tags quantifying benefits of 20 different tree species at Guthrie Park. The Forester will plant a HOP-Hornbeam, donated by FLOS & Riverside Foods, to commemorate Hop Stop.

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

RPD 2016 Annual Report

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Chief Tom Weitzel is pleased to announce that the Riverside Police Department implemented several initiatives throughout 2016 to improve the safety, quality of life and sense of community for residents.

The 2016 Riverside Police Department Annual Report sh...

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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 19, 2017

Grants Available to repair flood damage to homes

Scout Cabin - 2013 Flood

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding thr...

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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

RPD Participates in Drug Take Back Day

Drug Take Back

On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the Riverside Police Department and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will give the public its 13th opportunity in seven years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dang...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Façade Improvement Grant Program

View of Riverside with the Chicago Skyline in the Background

The Village is accepting applications 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 improvements include new sign...

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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: 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: 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

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 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...

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