Posted on: June 25, 2017

Garden Walk 2017

Orange and Purple Flowers with Greenery

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 will be s...

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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 Scott...

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Detour Map
Posted on: June 17, 2017

Police Chief Appoints New Detective

Riverside Police Logo with Police Siren Lights in the Background

Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel appointed Sgt. Leo Kotor, a 20-year veteran of the department, to the position of Detective Sergeant, effective July 9th, 2017. He replaces Sgt. Frank Lara who was promoted to Operations Lieutenant in June 15th, 2017....

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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 ...
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Learn more here!
Posted on: June 16, 2017

Riverside Police Announce Promotions

Six Riverside Police Department Members

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: 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 30, 2017

Village Wide Traffic Safety Study by KLOA

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The village’s traffic engineering consultant, Kenig, Lindgren, O’Hara, Aboona, Inc. (KLOA), has delivered their final report and recommendations.  The document is now available for review.  All residents and ...

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KLOA Final Village Wide Traffic Safety Study
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

Mollies Public House - Forest Avenue

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 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: April 27, 2017

2017 Construction Projects

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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.

FIRST DIVISION SEWER SEPARATION PROJECT – VILLAGE OF RIVERSIDE&am...

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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.  The closur...

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Read the IDOT Press Release 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 for Kinder...

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KinderKids Information found here!
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: 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