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: March 23, 2017

46th Annual Hauser Food Drive

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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...

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Map of Construction Zone
Posted on: March 22, 2017

Open for Breakfast

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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

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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.

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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 (“ALS”) an...

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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 10, 2017

Hey Bud!

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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 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

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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 for f...

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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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: 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

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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

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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

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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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