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Posted on: June 1, 2023

Restore the Canopy Program

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Trees provide a beautiful green canopy for our communities and are a powerful and effective form of green infrastructure. A medium-sized oak tree can help prevent flooding and improve water quality by absorbing 2,800 gallons of rainfall per year. The Metr...

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Posted on: May 31, 2023

A Happy Tree is a Watered Tree!

Newly planted tree in front of a green neighborhood house.

We are currently in the early stages of drought conditions. Please remember to water your parkway trees to reduce stress. This practice is one of the most essential components for overall tree health. In particular, trees planted over the past three years...

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Posted on: May 30, 2023

Mapping Our Road to 2050 Event on June 20

Get to know your neighbors and neighborhood even better at "Mapping our Road to 2050", an interactive map-making event on Tuesday, June 20 from 6:30 to 9:00 p.m. at Riverside Township Hall in the Auditorium. Together, we’ll draw upon o...

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Posted on: May 28, 2023

New survey asks about life and experiences in Riverside

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Over the past five weeks, the Village of Riverside has been issuing a series of short surveys. We are entering the final stretch with just a few more topics! This week, we are featuring a survey about Riverside as a "place". Are our eve...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Sidewalk Work to begin May 30th

4-24-2020 Selborne Road Sidewalk Replacement

Warranty removal work, on the recently installed sidewalk, will be conducted at the following locations beginning May 30th:

  • Selborne Road, between Longcommon Road and York Road
  • Turtle Park, between Longcommon Road and Nuttall Road

Various stretches of sidew...

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Posted on: May 26, 2023

Parking Fee Update

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The Village offers public parking options for residents, commuters, and visitors. As of May 1, 2023 the Village parking fees are set as follows:

  • The fee for an individual commuter permit is $160 per quarter. In computing the permit fee for any period, pror...
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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning Public Meeting

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The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning will hold a public meeting on Wednesday, June 7th, from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. in the 2nd Floor Auditorium of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, in Riverside, regarding the ongoing study of the BNSF Rai...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

"My Metra" magazine is available in English and Spanish

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My Metra is the magazine for Metra customers. Each issue features important information for riders and the communities served, as well as features about the Metra system and its workers. In addition, find answers to your questions, enjoy fun feat...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Secure your home from wildlife and pests this season

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As the seasons change and wildlife becomes more active, it's important to take proactive steps to safeguard your home and property against unwelcome visitors like rats and mice, squirrels, raccoons, and coyotes. By following these simple tips, you can min...

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Posted on: May 27, 2023

Riverside Township Health Fair

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The Riverside Township Community Resource Center holds its annual Community Health & Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 10th, 2023. The Fair will run from 10:00 am until 1:00 pm at the North Riverside Village Commons, 2401 Des Plaines Avenue, North River...

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Riverside Memorial Day Program

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The annual Riverside Community Memorial Day Ceremony will be held at the St. Mary Church Parish Center Gym, 97 Herrick Road in Riverside. The ceremony begins at 10:00 a.m. Plenty of parking will be available and all are welcome. 

The ceremony incl...

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Posted on: May 22, 2023

5k Registration Available Now!

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Registration for our 45th Annual Independence Day 5k is available now, online and in our office! Don't miss out on your chance to participate in this community loved event. The Early Bird Rate of $30 will continue through June 1. Starting June 2,...

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Posted on: May 25, 2023

Office Closed for Memorial Day

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Village offices will be closed on Monday for Memorial Day. The offices will re-open on Tuesday, May 30. Please note that garbage pickup will be delayed by one day to Friday, June 2. 

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Posted on: May 24, 2023

Mulching 101

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Mulching is one of many beneficial practices a homeowner can do for the health of their tree.  Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed and turf grass competition for nutrients and water, and improve overall soil structure over ti...

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Posted on: May 21, 2023

Seeking feedback on potential health initiatives in new survey

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This week we are featuring a survey about health, safety, and wellbeing actions. Tell us whether you feel Riverside residents have enough access to recreation and health resources in a short 7-question survey! The survey is available May 21 through May 27...

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Posted on: May 19, 2023

Village Meeting Notice: Week of May 22 - May 26

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of May 22 - May 26:

Parks and Recreation Board

Monday, May 22, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission - Canceled

Wednesday, May...

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Posted on: May 18, 2023

Memorial Day Traffic Enforcement Campaign

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Riverside, IL — The Riverside Police Department today announced it is stepping up enforcement for the Memorial Day “Click It or Ticket” campaign that will run May 19-30 and reminds motorists to buckle up for safety. “Click It or Ticket” leverages...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Low Income Household Water Assistance Program to end May 31, 2023

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Due to grant funding, application Intake for LIHWAP (Low Income Household Water Assistance Program) through the Community and Economic Development Association of Cook County (CEDA) will end on Wednesday, May 31, 2023. New LIHWAP applications will not be a...

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Posted on: May 17, 2023

Parks & Recreation Summer Brochure Available Now!

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Riverside Parks & Recreation's Summer Brochure is available now! From Step Class to Fall Soccer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Take a look at our event calendar for events like the Fishing Derby and the 45th Annual Independence Da...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting for May 24, 2023 Cancelled

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The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for May 24, 2023 has been cancelled. The next regularly scheduled meeting is June 28, 2023.

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

Thank You for Participating in No Mow May

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The Landscape Advisory Commission thanks everyone who participated in No Mow May.  

Beginning today, Monday May 15, lawns should be kept below 8 inches in height in accordance with the Village ordinance.  If you obtained a yard sign and i...

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Posted on: May 16, 2023

Invasive Plant Trade-In Update

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The Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) Spring Invasive Plant Trade-in has a few remaining plants, waiting to be claimed by homeowners who are evicting non-native buckthorn, bush honeysuckle, or tree of heaven.    Click here for the requ...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

(Update) Swan Pond, Riverside Road to be treated starting Monday, May 15 for invasive species

Reed Canary Grass

Ecological restoration technicians will treat Swan Pond for Reed Canary Grass on Monday, May 15th and will treat Riverside Road on Tuesday, May 16th.

Treatment targets include Reed Canary Grass, Thistles, Dame’s Rocket, Teasel, Giant Ragweed, Bur...

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Posted on: May 15, 2023

New survey asks about technology and connecting with others

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The Village of Riverside is using a series of short surveys over the next couple of months to help the Cross-Community Climate Collaborative (C4)  Team analyze ideas generated by our own community members at the January 19 Road to 2050 e...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Swan Pond to be treated starting Monday, May 15 for invasive species

Reed Canary Grass

Ecological restoration technicians will treat Swan Pond for Reed Canary Grass on starting on Monday, May 15th and concluding on Tuesday, May 16th. Treatment targets include Reed Canary Grass, Thistles, Dame’s Rocket, Teasel, Giant Ragweed, Burdo...

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Posted on: May 12, 2023

Village Meeting Notice: Week of May 15 - May 19

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of May 15 - May 19:

Historical Commission

Monday, May 15, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Village Board of Trustees

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Room 4 of Riv...

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Posted on: May 10, 2023

Vehicle Stickers and Pet Tags

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The timeline for renewing your vehicle stickers and pet registrations has changed. The Village will mail renewal notices to residents in late August, and payment is due September 30. If you purchase a new vehicle within the year, stickers are req...

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Posted on: May 9, 2023

Ribbon Cutting for London Ice Cream

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Join us for the opening and ribbon cutting at London Ice Cream Shop, 38 East Avenue, on Thursday, May 11 at 3:00 p.m. We will cut the ribbon about 3:15 p.m., which is perfect timing for families to walk over after school! 

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Posted on: May 7, 2023

Share your feedback on ideas related to bicycles and transportation

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The Village of Riverside is using a series of short surveys over the next couple of months to help the C4 Team analyze ideas generated by our own community members at the January 19 Road to 2050 event and subsequent survey.  

Take the NEW survey (...

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Posted on: May 5, 2023

May is Bike Month in Riverside

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At the May 4 meeting of the Village of Riverside Board of Trustees, President Ballerine proclaimed the month of May 2023 as Bike Month in the Village. Riverside is a unique community with many trails, streets, and parks for bicycling. National Bike Month ...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Village Meeting Notice: Week of May 8 - May 12

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of May 8 - May 12:

Landscape Advisory Commission

Tuesday, May 9, 2023

Room 22 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Board of Police & Fire Commissioners

Tuesday, May...

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Posted on: May 2, 2023

Include The Food With Yard Debris

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Residents in single-family homes may comingle organic food scrap waste with landscape waste in approved 95-gallon landscape waste containers. Residents who use their own containers can compost for free, but the container must not exceed 33 gallons or 50 p...

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Posted on: April 30, 2023

New survey series seeks feedback on actions Riverside community would support

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The Village of Riverside is using a series of short surveys over the next couple of months to help the C4 Team analyze ideas generated by our own community members at the January 19 Road to 2050 event and subsequent survey.  

The C4 Team members a...

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Posted on: April 28, 2023

Village Meeting Notice: Week of May 1 - May 5

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of May 1 - May 5:

Planning and Zoning Commission - Special Meeting

Monday, May 1, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Village Board of Trustees - Sine Die...

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Posted on: April 27, 2023

Back to Business Grants

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The State of Illinois has launched a new round of the Back to Business (B2B) program. Eligible restaurants, hotels, and creative arts businesses can apply for $175 million in available grant funding as part of the State of Illinois’ efforts to support ong...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Outdoor fireplace safety tips

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It is that time of the year when many homeowners will spend time outside enjoying their backyards and utilizing outdoor fireplaces. An outdoor fireplace is a fantastic addition to your yard, creating warmth and ambiance. But when you use your outdoor fire...

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Posted on: April 24, 2023

Permitted Hours for Contracted Landscape Work

Permitted Hours

Any landscaping work, including the use of disruptive gasoline-powered yard maintenance equipment, must occur within permitted hours. The permitted hours are from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Monday through Friday and from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. on Saturdays. C...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Village Meeting Notice: Week of April 24 - April 28

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of April 24 - April 28:

Parks and Recreation Board

Monday, April 24, 2023

Quincy Community Center

43 E Quincy St

7:00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission

Wednesday, April 26, 2023

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Posted on: April 20, 2023

Police Advisory

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Riverside Police Department was notified by North Riverside Police Department regarding a recent social media post. This post is calling for large groups to gather at Urban Air located at 7401 W. 25th St in North Riverside between the hours of 4pm &nd...

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Posted on: April 21, 2023

Invasive Plant Trade-in deadline extended to April 28

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The deadline to apply for the Landscape Advisory Commission's native plant replacement program is extended to April 28. 

The program targets the removal of Buckthorn, Tree of Heaven, and Bush Honeysuckle on private property. If you remove...

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Posted on: April 19, 2023

The Benefits of Pollinators

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The Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) is encouraging residents to educate themselves on the benefits of pollinators and pollinating plants and how mowing less benefits the environment. LAC recommends the website Beecityusa.org. The sit...

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Posted on: April 17, 2023

Road Closures April 17-18, 2023

The Public Works Department will be completing a sewer repair today, April 17th and tomorrow, April 18th at the intersection of Parkview Road and N. Forbes Road. As a result, Parkview Road, N. Forbes Road, and W. Burlington Street will be closed to throug...

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Posted on: April 14, 2023

Meeting Agendas: April 17 - April 21

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of April 17 - April 21:

Historical Commission

Monday, April 17, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

Village Board of Trustees

Thursday, April 20, 2023

Room 4 of Rive...

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar

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Riverside Township Assessor Frances Sitkiewicz is hosting a Property Tax Assessment Appeal Seminar on Monday, April 17, 2023 at 6:00 p.m. at Riverside Township Hall. All properties in Riverside Township were mailed a reassessment notice on March 30, 2023....

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Posted on: April 13, 2023

No Mow May update

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SPRING IS HERE and it is time to help our Pollinators that are critical to ensuring biodiversity in our environment.  There have been declines in bee and other pollinator populations in Illinois and the region.  Pollinators are critical ...

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Posted on: April 7, 2023

Meeting Agendas: April 10 - April 14

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of April 10 - April 14:

Riverside TV Commission

Monday, April 10, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

Economic Development Commission

Tuesday, April 11, 2023

Auditor...

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Posted on: April 6, 2023

Earth Day Bingo

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The Village is encouraging residents to play a game of Earth Day Bingo. The U.S. Department of Energy has created an interactive bingo card in celebration of Earth Day, April 22, 2023. The game supports a number of learning activities and actions that sta...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, April 6, 2023

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on April 6, 2023.

MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES: The Board of Trustees will meet in person.  ...

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Posted on: April 5, 2023

Invasive Plant Trade-in

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For Spring 2023, the Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) sponsors a native plant replacement program targeting Buckthorn, Tree of Heaven, and Bush Honeysuckle on private property. If you remove (or have removed) one of these non-native invasive plants fro...

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

The Riverside Review is now available

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Keep up with the latest news in Riverside! Check out the new edition of the Riverside Review. The newsletter is mailed with the bi-monthly water bill. Read the newsletter here.

We would appreciate your feedback on the newsletter and Village communications....

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Posted on: April 4, 2023

Planting in the Right-of-Way

Riverside Sidewalk

Are you familiar with what area in front of your home is in the public right-of-way? Watch this short video to understand what is considered parkway and setback areas. Planting in either of these areas requires a public right-of-way landscape permit.&...

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Posted on: April 3, 2023

Yard Waste Pick Up

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Yard waste collection will begin on Thursday, April 6 and go through the end of November. Compost will be available for pick-up at the Public Works building, 3860 Columbus Blvd, after April 4. 

Please note the following guidelines for yard waste p...

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Posted on: March 30, 2023

Recap of the Controlled Burn on March 29

Controlled Burn 2023

Yesterday, Village Forester Mike Collins conducted a controlled burn around Swan Pond. After a short test burn, Forester Collins determined that conditions were favorable, and the prescribed burn began mid-afternoon. The burn was successful, with the fire...

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Posted on: March 29, 2023

Ecological Burn in Swan Pond Today

Controlled Burn 2022

Village Forester Mike Collins and Public Works staff will be conducting an ecological burn in the Swan Pond area between 1-2 p.m. today. The sidewalk will be closed to pedestrian traffic during this time.

The Village periodically conducts ecological burns ...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

It's Ecological Burn Season

Controlled Burn 2022

During the spring season, the Village conducts ecological burns for the purpose of natural area management to encourage new growth of native vegetation.  While fire encourages native plant growth, it can also discourage invasive plant growth and ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2023

Swinging Bridge Closure

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Swinging Bridge Closure - March 27, 2023

Beginning next week, the Swinging Bridge located near the Lawton/Riverside Triangle will be closed for recoating. This project has been coordinated by the Riverside Township and contractor Capital Industrial Coating...

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Posted on: March 27, 2023

Traffic Advisory for Tuesday, March 28

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Traffic Advisory and Road Closure - March 28, 2023

When: 3:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.

Where: Parkview Road and Forest Avenue

Due to a commercial filming taking place within the Village on Tuesday, Parkview Road will be closed to all traffic from 3:00 p.m to 10:00...

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Posted on: March 20, 2023

Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Meeting - Cancellation Notice

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The Riverside Parks & Recreation Regular Board Meeting for Monday, March 20, 2023 has been canceled.

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

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The regular meeting of the Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission will be held on Wednesday, March 22, 2023 at 7:00 PM in Room 4 of the Riverside Village Township Hall.

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Meeting Agendas: March 20 - March 24

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of March 20 - March 24:

Historical Commission

Monday, March 20, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Parks & Recreation Board

Monday, March 20,...

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Posted on: March 17, 2023

Village Stream on Roku

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Village Stream is now available on Roku! You will find Village Stream in the channel store and once installed, it gives you the ability to watch government access TV from the Villages of Riverside, La Grange, La Grange Park, Western Springs, and Indian He...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Community Portal

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Learn about your property, find voting information, links to your government officials and more by using the Community Portal available through the Village of Riverside website. Use this link: https://apps.gisconsortium.org/CommunityPortal/Defaul...

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Posted on: March 13, 2023

Economic Development Commission Cancellation Notice - March 14, 2023

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The Economic Development Commission Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, March 14, 2023 has been cancelled.

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Meeting Agendas: March 13 - March 17

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of March 13 - March 17:

Riverside TV Commission

Monday, March 13, 2023

Room 4 of Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Economic Development Commission

Tuesday, Mar...

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Posted on: March 10, 2023

Take Metra to the holiday parades

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Let Metra be your ride to this year's Chicago St. Patrick's Day and South Side Irish parades on Saturday, March 11, and Sunday, March 12. Metra will offer extra trains, including some express service, on seven of its 11 lines on Saturday...

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Posted on: March 7, 2023

This St. Patrick’s Day, Plan Before You Party!

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(Riverside, IL) – All too often, St. Patrick’s Day celebrations turn deadly because of impaired driving. However you celebrate, make sure you and your friends stay safe this St. Patrick’s Day by remembering one important piec...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Spring Update

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The Village’s Landscape Advisory Commission has its spring update on the website. Check this page at  https://www.riverside.il.us/598/Seasonal-Updates for seasonal garden tips and links to local resources for native plants. 

One...

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Posted on: March 6, 2023

Press Release - Fatal Accident Investigation

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For Immediate Release from the Office of the Director of Public Safety

March 5, 2023

Fatal Accident Investigation

Incident Information:

On Sunday, March 5th 2023, at approximately 6:40 p.m. the Riverside Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report...

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Posted on: March 3, 2023

Meeting Schedule: March 6 - March 10

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of March 6-10:

Economic Development Commission (Rescheduled)

Rescheduled from Wednesday, March 8, 2023 to Tuesday, March 14, 2023

Quincy Community Center

43 East Quincy Stree...

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Posted on: February 28, 2023

Riverside History: The Water Tower

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The Riverside Water Tower has been dry for nearly 20 years, but it continues to be a landmark and source of community pride.

Renowned architect William Le Baron Jenney designed the Victorian Gothic style tower, which was built in 1870. The original design ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2023

Temporary Event Tents

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The Riverside Board of Trustees recently approved a zoning ordinance update to allow more flexibility in the use of temporary event tents. The code now distinguishes between temporary storage tents and temporary event tents and has standards for ...

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Posted on: February 27, 2023

How to Recognize a Gas Pipeline Leak

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Every day natural gas is delivered safely and efficiently to millions of businesses and homes in the United States through more than 2 million miles of underground pipeline. Nicor Gas operates, secures and maintains the pipeline in the local area. Part of...

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Posted on: March 2, 2023

Accessory Buildings Zoning Ordinance Update

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The Village of Riverside has updated its Zoning Ordinance regarding accessory buildings, which are buildings that are not attached to a house, such as a freestanding home office or garage.

As more people spend at least a portion of the week working from ho...

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Posted on: February 24, 2023

Meeting Agendas: February 27 - March 3

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of February 27 - March 3:

Parks & Recreation Board

Monday, February 27, 2023

Quincy Community Center

43 East Quincy Street

7:00 p.m.

Village Board of Trustees

Thursday, March 2, 2023...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Emergency Repairs at Cowley Railroad Crossing Beginning March 1st

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The Cowley Road railroad crossing will be closed starting Wednesday, March 1st for emergency repairs. BNSF anticipates the work to be completed in the evening on Friday, March 3rd. The crossing will be closed to both vehicular and pedestrian traf...

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Posted on: February 23, 2023

Riverside is a Green Power Partner

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Riverside is a Green Power Community utilizing Renewable Energy Credits from wind generation resources as part of the Village's municipal electric aggregation program. As part of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) Green Power Partnership, ...

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Posted on: February 22, 2023

Invasive & Native Aggressive Plants

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In recognition of National Invasive Species Awareness Week, Riverside’s Landscape Advisory Commission is sharing information on invasive or native aggressive plants. The Chicago Region Invasive Plants document can help you identify 32 plants that are most...

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Posted on: February 17, 2023

Meeting Schedule: February 20 - February 24

Agendas and Meetings

The Village of Riverside Board and Commission meeting schedule for the week of February 20-24:

Historical Commission

Monday, February 20, 2023

Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall

27 Riverside Road

7:00 p.m.

Planning and Zoning Commission (Canceled)

Wednesday, ...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, February 16, 2023

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on February 16, 2023.

MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES: The Board of Trustees will meet in person. &...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Larry the Lamplighter

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If you were walking through Riverside's streets at dusk in the 1870s, you might cross paths with Larry the Lamplighter. Larry's job was to light the gas lamps every evening and extinguish them the following day. The Village police budget...

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Posted on: February 13, 2023

Where can I find that form I’m looking for on the Village website?

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Are you looking for a Village form? Did you know there is one place to go for all of the online forms on our website? It’s called the Forms Center, and here is the link: https://www.riverside.il.us/FormCenter.  The forms are organized b...

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Posted on: February 14, 2023

Landscape Advisory Commission Regular Meeting February 14, 2023

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, February 14, 2023 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 10, 2023

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

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The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, February 13, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 8, 2023

Overnight Street Parking

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Parking in the Village is very limited. On-street parking is only allowed on one side of most streets. No Parking is allowed on any street between 2 a.m. and 6 a.m. for reasons of safety, snow removal, and street sweeping.

If your car cannot be driven or y...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Kit Homes in Riverside

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Have you ever put together a piece of furniture from a popular box store? Imagine putting your entire house together from a mail order kit! Several Riverside residents did just that in the early 1900s. 

Riverside is home to several mail-order home...

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Posted on: February 7, 2023

Riverside Police Pension Board Regular Meeting February 9, 2023

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The regular meeting of the Riverside Police Pension Board will be held on February 9, 2023 in Room 22 of the Riverside Township Hall at 10:00 a.m.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 2, 2023

Results of Community Survey on Harlem Avenue Uses and Development Types

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Tonight, the Village Board will take a final vote on ordinances to revise the zoning code to encourage the development of commercial properties on Harlem Avenue and other changes to enhance commercial activity and community quality of life.

The Village con...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, February 2, 2023

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on February 2, 2023.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a ...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 2, 2023

The Wastewater Cycle

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Did you know it takes less than 12 hours for the entire process to clean and reclaim wastewater back into usable water? 

The Chicago Metropolitan Water Reclamation District offers a fascinating virtual tour where you can go behind the scenes and u...

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Posted on: February 1, 2023

Let's Keep In Touch

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You are signed up for our e-flash notices, but do you know about other ways to stay on top of Village news?

The Village uses Everbridge to push out emergency notifications through text message or email. This system is used to provide critical information q...

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Posted on: January 31, 2023

The History of Township Hall

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Riverside Township Hall is an original element of the General Plan of Riverside. Built in 1895, it was designed by architect George Ashby. The chateau style building features a massive and irregular form, steeply pitched, hipped roof with copper ridges an...

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Posted on: January 30, 2023

Identity Theft Awareness Week starts today

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Did you recently get a notice that says your personal information was exposed in a data breach? Did you lose your wallet? Or learn that an online account was hacked? Depending on what information was lost, there are steps you can take to help protect your...

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Posted on: January 27, 2023

Popular Scams Targeting Seniors

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Scams aimed at senior citizens generate a loss of more than $3 billion annually. Please be aware of these five popular scams for yourself as well as family members.

Government Imposter Scams The scammer pretends to be a government official from th...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

Village ice rink repaired

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Village staff members successfully repaired the vandalism to the ice rink liner, as it appears to be holding water and the patches are holding up.  With temperatures dropping in the extended forecast, staff will be adding water to the rink in the...

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Posted on: January 28, 2023

Road to 2050 Community Survey Closes Soon

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The Village of Riverside is a voluntary participant in the new Cross-Community Climate Collaborative (C4) initiative. C4 is a regional collective effort by West Central Cook County municipalities. The effort is designed to bring together communities to sh...

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Posted on: January 26, 2023

Get a free radon test kit

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In observance of Radon Action Month, the Village would like to share several options for obtaining a radon test kit. The Cook County Department of Public Health offers kits free of charge. The kit supply may be subject to grant fund availability. Check th...

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Posted on: January 25, 2023

Small businesses, check Your Certificate of Good Standing Status Today!

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As the year begins, the Village reminds businesses that having a Certificate of Good Standing is important. Your business may need to get a copy of your certificate to:

  • Open a business bank account
  • Apply for a business loan
  • Seek investments from investors&am...
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Posted on: January 24, 2023

Riverside Responds

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If you see a problem within the Village, we want to know about it! You can report issues such as a broken parking meter, damaged street sign, or simply ask a question using the “Report A Concern” link on the homepage of the website. Th...

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Posted on: January 23, 2023

It's time to renew your alarm permit

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According to the Village code, any residence with a monitored home security system needs an annual alarm permit. Fire and medical alert systems do not need a permit. No permit is needed if a resident installs a system they monitor themselves (via computer...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Preservation Commission Special Meeting January 23, 2023 - Revised Agenda

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The Preservation Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Riverside Township Hall, Room 4, 27 Riverside, Rd., Riverside, IL 60456

The revised agenda is available to view on the Village website.

Public comments are wel...

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View or download the meeting materials here E-Flash
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

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The regular meeting of the Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission will be held on Wednesday, January 25, 2023 at 7:00 PM in Room 4 of the Riverside Village Township Hall.

View the meeting agenda here E-Flash
Posted on: January 20, 2023

Riverside Parks & Recreation Regular Board Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Board will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Malc...

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

Road to 2050 Community Survey Now Open

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The Village of Riverside is a voluntary participant in the new Cross-Community Climate Collaborative (C4) initiative. C4 is a regional collective effort by West Central Cook County municipalities. The effort is designed to bring together communities to sh...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Winter/Spring Brochure Available Now

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Riverside Parks & Recreation's Winter/Spring Brochure is available now! From Yoga to Spring Soccer, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Be sure to check out some of our new programs like Adult Watercolor Class and Kids Work-Out Circuit....

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Posted on: January 20, 2023

What is EPA's Action Level for Radon and What Does it Mean?

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Radon occurs in outdoor air and the indoor air of buildings. The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) recommends fixing homes if the radon level is four pCi/L (picocuries per liter) or more. There is no known safe level of radon exposure. Radon is the se...

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Posted on: January 19, 2023

Facade Improvement Grant Program

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The Village of Riverside is accepting applications for the Façade Improvement Grant. The grant program aims to promote the continued use and maintenance of commercial buildings in the downtown area and in the Harlem Avenue Business Districts by...

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Review the grant application here E-Flash
Posted on: January 18, 2023

Save a Stamp, Pay Online

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Using the online bill paying service, customers can make a one-time utility payment or register an account to schedule a payment before the due date.  

Registered accounts have the ability to save preferred payment types, link multiple water/sewer...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

Village ice rink vandalized overnight

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On Thursday morning, Village staff noticed that the ice rink was vandalized overnight. The rink’s liner was punctured in multiple locations. Initially, the Village was going to close the rink for the season due to the extensive damage, however, Village st...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting January 17, 2023

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, January 17, 2023 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall at 27 Riverside Road.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 13, 2023

Metra begins rollout of new train-tracking website

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Metra has started the rollout of metratracker.com, a new real-time train-tracking website that lets customers see precisely where their trains are and when they will reach their stations. The new site, made possible by a wholesale replacement of Metra&...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Riverside ranked #4 nationally on the EPA’s Green Power Communities list

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The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) tracks and reports Green Power Communities collective green power percentage of total electricity use. The EPA updates the list quarterly. Riverside is ranked #4 on the Green Power Communities list for Green Power...

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Posted on: January 14, 2023

Radon Action Month-Where Does Radon Come From?

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The amount of radon in the soil depends on soil chemistry, which varies from one house to the next. The radon that escapes from the soil to enter the house depends on the weather, soil porosity, soil moisture, and the suction within the house. Learn more ...

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Posted on: January 13, 2023

House Numbers

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Village code specifies that each structure assigned a street address must display the address number so it is distinctly visible and easy to read from the street/ public right- of-way. 

The following standards must be met: Addresses must be shown ...

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Posted on: January 12, 2023

Resources for Riverside Residents

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The State of Illinois offers a website at www.illinoishousinghelps.org to guide state residents in need of emergency housing assistance due to financial hardship caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn about the emergency assistance programs avail...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Last Day for Christmas Tree Pick-Up

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The last day to dispose of Christmas trees will be this week, on Thursday, January 12, 2023.

All holiday greenery, including Christmas trees and decorative holiday wreaths, must have tinsel, ornaments and lights removed from them before being placed at the...

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Posted on: January 11, 2023

Offices closed in oberservance of Martin Luther King, Jr Day

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In observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Village Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16, 2023. Refuse collection will occur as regularly scheduled.

While Village Offices are closed, if you need immediate assistance call 911. If you need an office...

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Posted on: January 10, 2023

New Feature on Village Website

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The Village website can be translated into any language. The Google translation widget appears on the homepage as well as the interior pages. Visitors select their preferred language from the drop down menu and the site will appear in that language. Note ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2023

Economic Development Commission Regular Meeting January 11, 2023

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold its Regular Meeting on Wednesday, January 11, 2023 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 9, 2023

Preservation Commission Special Meeting January 23, 2023

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The Preservation Commission will hold a Special Meeting on Monday, January 23, 2023 at 7:00 pm at Riverside Township Hall, Room 4, 27 Riverside, Rd., Riverside, IL 60456

Public comments are welcome on any topic when received by email or in writing by the V...

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View or download the meeting materials here E-Flash
Posted on: January 7, 2023

Police and Fire Incident on East Burlington

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The police report for the early morning incident on East Burlington is below: 

This morning at approximately 12:45 AM, Riverside Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to a report of a vehicle accident on the 100 block of East Burlington. Thi...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

Landscape Advisory Commission Regular Meeting January 10, 2023

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 10, 2023 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 6, 2023

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, January 9, 2023 at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 7, 2023

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled January 19, 2023

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 19, 2023. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, February 2, 2023.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 17, 2023

Village hosting "Road to 2050" community engagement event on January 19

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The Village of Riverside will host a community engagement event on Thursday, January 19. The Road to 2050 event is an opportunity for all members of the community to help shape Riverside’s future. 

Starting at 7:30 p.m. at the Riverside Township H...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Electric Vehicle Rebate Program

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The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA)  is accepting applications for the second round of the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program. Illinois residents who purchase a new or used all-electric vehicle from an Illinois licensed dealer are el...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, January 5, 2023

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on January 5, 2023.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a r...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2023

New Smoke Alarm Law

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Effective January 1, 2023 any new smoke alarm being installed within a single or multi-family home must be a type with a long-term, ten year sealed battery. Smoke alarms in single or multi- family homes prior to January 1, 2023 may remain in place until t...

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Posted on: January 6, 2023

What is Radon?

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Radon is a radioactive gas that naturally forms when radioactive metals such as uranium, thorium, or radium break down in rocks, soil, and groundwater. People can be exposed to radon primarily from breathing radon in air that comes through cracks and gaps...

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Posted on: January 7, 2023

Railroad History

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In 1862, the Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railroad organized a rail system to run west from Chicago parallel to South West Plank Road. The Railroad purchased a strip of land from William Wesencraft for a right-of-way and laid a double track, starting i...

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Posted on: January 5, 2023

Free business webinar hosted by SCORE volunteer business mentors

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2023 holds a lot of promise for small business owners looking to capitalize on the hottest business trends or entrepreneurs looking for new business ideas. SCORE, the nation’s largest network of volunteer, expert business mentors, is de...

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Posted on: January 3, 2023

Christmas Tree Collection

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Remember that trash pick-up is delayed to Friday this week due to the holiday. Holiday greenery collection and pickup is provided by Flood Brothers free of charge during the first two weeks in January. Collection of holiday greenery after the first two we...

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Posted on: December 30, 2022

Vacation Watch

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The Riverside Police Department offers residents a convenient option to request vacation watches online at Frontline Public Safety Solutions. Simply click the submit button and enter your information into Frontline PSS. Residents may still comple...

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Posted on: December 29, 2022

Holiday Refuse Collection

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Refuse collection will occur on Friday, December 30 and Friday, January 6 due to the holidays. The Village apologizes for prior notifications stating refuse collection would occur as normally scheduled.

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Posted on: December 31, 2022

Fire Department History

Louis Thomas First Fire Chief

Louis Thomas, a local plumber, led the call to form the Riverside Volunteer Fire Department in 1895. Thomas was elected Chief and served in that capacity until 1903. In 1898, the Village 
Adopted an ordinance to make the volunteer department an of...
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Posted on: December 29, 2022

A Movie Recommendation

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After the holiday hustle winds down, you might be looking for a good movie.  Have you seen The Lake House with Keanu Reeves and Sandra Bullock? Check out this timeless love story and look for some familiar scenes. Parts of the movie were...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Go Easy on the Pavement Salt!

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Spreading pavement salt lightly protects water quality and our fish!

You can help the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) protect the water environment at home. Using the right amount of salt makes a big difference for our waterway. 

Pre...

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

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The regular meeting of the Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission will be held on Wednesday, December 28, 2022 at 7:00 PM in Room 4 of the Riverside Village Township Hall.

View the meeting agenda here E-Flash
Posted on: December 21, 2022

Refuse Collection to begin at 6:00 a.m. Thursday, December 22

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Refuse collection will begin an hour earlier on Thursday, December 22. Please ensure garbage is placed by the curb prior to 6:00 a.m. The Village and Flood Brothers would like to complete collection before the afternoon snowfall. 

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Posted on: December 21, 2022

Christmas Tree & Holiday Light Recycling

Holiday Light Recycling

The Village will be accepting holiday lights for recycling at the Township Hall (27 Riverside Rd) and Quincy Community Center (43 E Quincy St). Working and non-working indoor or outdoor lights can be dropped off during normal business hours. The lights ma...

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Posted on: December 23, 2022

Charles A. Teale – Riverside’s First Police Officer

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In 1875, Charles A. Teale became the Village’s first police officer earning him a $30 monthly salary. He patrolled the village regularly on his bicycle and knew every resident by name and where they lived.

Officer Teale’s duties include...

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Posted on: December 22, 2022

Winter Weather Reminders and Village Snow Removal Plan

Snowplow in Action

Village Snow Removal Plan

The Public Works Department begins snow removal operations by clearing all major arterial streets, the Police, Fire and Township Hall parking lots and the Train Platform. Major arterial streets are Barrypoint, Burling, Riverside R...

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Posted on: December 20, 2022

Village of Riverside 2023 Budget in Brief

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The Village of Riverside published its first Budget in Brief document highlighting the 2023 budget. The Brief is intended to provide an overview of the Village’s Fiscal Year 2023 Budget and outline sources of revenue and planned expenditures to enhance un...

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View the 2023 Budget in Brief here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 20, 2022

Holiday Shopping in Riverside

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Are you looking for a last-minute, one-of-a-kind gift? Look no further than Higgins Glass in Riverside. Stop by the shop at 33 E. Quincy to find beautiful and unique pieces for the home, ornaments, mobiles, jewelry pieces, and more crafted from fused, ena...

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Posted on: December 19, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Donates Native Seeds To Seed Library

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The Landscape Advisory Commission recently donated several species of native seeds to the seed library located in Riverside Library.  Some of the donated seeds include common milkweed, butterfly weed, columbine, prairie dropseed, tall bellflower,...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Housing Resources Available

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Resident Resources Available

The Illinois Homeowner Assistance Fund (ILHAF) is an emergency housing assistance program administered by the state of Illinois through the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), and applications for the program’s curre...

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Posted on: December 14, 2022

Submit Your Feedback on Electric Vehicle Charging Station Locations

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Cook County recently announced the Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Program, a four-year initiative led by the County’s Department of Environment and Sustainability and Bureau of Asset Management. The program aims to increase access to public ...

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Posted on: December 15, 2022

Riverside Fire Department History- 1896

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In the year 1896, Riverside’s Volunteer Fire Department used a horse-drawn wagon to transport equipment and firefighters to the scene of a fire. As might be observed, the fire apparatus was the most modern available at the time. The Department w...

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Posted on: December 13, 2022

It's Better To Give Safely

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Gifts and toys should inspire joy, not cause injuries. Thousands of children are seriously injured in toy-related incidents every year. Avoid safety hazards while gifting with these tips from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission:

  • Toys are age-rated ...
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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Ship Local to Support Local

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Did you know that you can still support Riverside by shopping online? When you get packages shipped to your Riverside address a portion of the sales tax supports your local government. When you can’t shop local you can always ship local!

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Posted on: December 12, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 15, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, January 5, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, December 12, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 10, 2022

Riverside Foods Non-Perishable Food Drive in coordination with Riverside Township

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Riverside Foods located at 48 E. Burlington Street, will have a trailer in their parking lot beginning Monday, December 12 until Sunday, December 18 for their Pack the Truck Donation Collection. Items needed are: toiletries, canned foods, soups, pasta, pa...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Preservation Commission Meeting December 8, 2022

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The Preservation Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, December 8, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Riverside Township Hall, Room 4, 27 Riverside, Rd., Riverside, IL 60456

Public comments are welcome on any topic when received by email or in writing by the...

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View or download the meeting materials here E-Flash
Posted on: December 9, 2022

Consumer Alert-Protect Yourself When Shopping Online

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You’ve probably heard: it might be harder to find the gifts you’re looking for this holiday season. Many of us might be looking for alternatives, like buying gifts locally — or maybe from online marketplaces or sites you foun...

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Posted on: December 7, 2022

Illinois Mental Health Collaborative Warm Line

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Today we are sharing a state of Illinois mental health service available to you.  The Illinois Mental Health Collaborative Warm Line is a non-crisis service that connects individuals and families with specialists and mentors who can help support ...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

Certificate of Compliance

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A certificate of compliance is required by the Village when a property is sold. This process takes about two weeks to complete and begins when the sellers provide the Village with the closing date, buyer’s name, and submit a plat of survey no ol...

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Posted on: December 5, 2022

Be safe this season- water your Christmas tree

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Christmas tree fires are some of the deadliest home fires that firefighters and paramedics respond to. If you bring a live tree into your house, make sure to water it every day and do not leave the lights on when you are out of the house or asleep. &n...

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Posted on: December 6, 2022

"My Metra" Magazine is available in English and Spanish

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My Metra is the magazine for Metra customers. Each issue features important information for riders and the communities served, as well as features about the Metra system and its workers. In addition, find answers to your questions, enjoy fun features like...

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Posted on: December 1, 2022

Riverside Police Department Traffic Safety Campaign Results

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The Riverside Police Department conducted a traffic safety campaign from November 18-28, 2022, reminding motorists to buckle up and drive sober. The “Click It or Ticket” and “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” mobiliza...

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Posted on: November 30, 2022

Riverside Police Pension Board Regular Meeting December 5, 2022

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The regular meeting of the Riverside Police Pension Board will be held on December 5, 2022 in Room 22 of the Riverside Township Hall at 8:00 a.m.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Last Yard Waste Pick Up is Tomorrow

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The last yard waste pick up will occur tomorrow, December 1. Please note the following guidelines for yard waste pick-up provided by Flood Brothers:

  • Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, small shrubbery trimmings and plant materials such as weeds...
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Posted on: November 29, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, December 1, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on December 1, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a ...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2022

Municipal Election Pre-Filing Notice

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The Village of Riverside office will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning December 12, 2022 through December 19, 2022 for the purpose of accepting candidate petitions or certificates for the Consolidated Election to be held on April 4, 2023 for t...

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Posted on: November 28, 2022

Riverside Right of Way clean up and safety initiative

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BNSF Railway will initiate a clean-up and safety initiative of its right-of-way through the Village over the next 6 weeks, requiring the removal of undergrowth and installation of a coated-chain link fence.  

The current condition along the BNSF R...

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Posted on: November 26, 2022

Community Survey

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The Village of Riverside is revising the Zoning Ordinance to encourage the development and redevelopment of commercial properties on Harlem Avenue. As a member of the Riverside community, your opinions on future development on Harlem Avenue are important....

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Take the Survey Here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 23, 2022

Construction Update November 23, 2022

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Work Completed this Week

  • Contractor placed the final layer of asphalt (surface course) on Selborne Road (York Rd to Longcommon Rd)
  • Contractor removed and replaced sidewalk at various locations in Riverside
  • Seasonal Concepts placed topsoil for sod on Selborne...
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Posted on: November 22, 2022

Street Improvement Program Update

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In an effort to achieve the most economical pricing from contractors, the Village typically plans sidewalk repairs in conjunction with the annual Street Improvements Program. The 2022 Streets Program utilized Motor Fuel Tax and Rebuild Illinois bond proce...

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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting for November 30, 2022 Cancelled

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The Planning and Zoning Commission meeting scheduled for November 30, 2022 has been cancelled.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting November 21, 2022

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, November 21, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall at 27 Riverside Road.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 18, 2022

Construction Update November 18, 2022

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Work Completed this Week

  • Contractor paved the 1st layer (binder course) of asphalt on Selborne Road (York Rd to Longcommon Rd)
  • Contractor poured concrete for the new sidewalk in Turtle Park
  • Seasonal Concepts started landscaping (topsoil placement) on Selborn...
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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Cyclic Tree Trimming to begin today, November 17.

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Tree Trimming Notice

The Village's contractor, D Ryan Tree and Landscaping, will begin the 2022 cyclic tree trimming on Thursday, November 17. The area in which tree trimming will occur this year is color coded in yellow in the map below. The Vill...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Last Yard Waste Pick Up Will Be December 1

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Thank you to Flood Brothers for agreeing to extend yard waste pickup to December 1! 

Please note the following guidelines for yard waste pick-up provided by Flood Brothers:

  • Yard waste consists of grass clippings, leaves, small shrubbery trimmings a...
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Posted on: November 15, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, November 17, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on November 17, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 15, 2022

False Solicitation Notice

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The Village has been notified of door-to-door solicitors falsely representing our electric aggregation program supplier, MC Squared Energy Services (MC2). Please be assured that MC2 never sends solicitors door to door, nor do they make telephonic sales ou...

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Posted on: November 16, 2022

Thanksgiving “Click It or Ticket" Campaign

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As millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely. The Riverside Police Department is joining the Illinois Department...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, November 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 11, 2022

Selborne Road Reconstruction Project Update November 11, 2022

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Work Completed this Week

  • Contractor added stone and fine graded the stone base on Selborne Road (York Rd to Longcommon Rd)
  • Contractor excavated soil and placing the stone base for the new sidewalk in Turtle Park
  • Contractor framed for the new sidewalk in Turt...
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Posted on: November 11, 2022

Selborne Road asphalt paving to occur tomorrow, November 12

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CONSTRUCTION NOTICE

Selborne Rd and Kent Rd 

Reconstruction Project

Asphalt Paving Notification

Tomorrow, Saturday, November 12th, paving of the first layer of asphalt (binder course) will be completed on both Selborne Rd (Longcommon Rd to York Rd) a...

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Posted on: November 11, 2022

A Homeowner's Guide

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The Landscape Advisory Commission is pleased to present “A Homeowner’s Guide to Living in a National Historic Landmark Landscape Village”.  This informative handout is a resource for residents and explains how everyone can help manage and protect...

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Posted on: November 10, 2022

Police Department Holiday Gift Collection Project

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The Riverside Police Department is coordinating a Holiday Gift Project for Sarah’s Inn. You can participate by dropping off unwrapped gifts or gift cards at the Riverside Police Department lobby, located at 31 Riverside Rd.  

Please drop...

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Posted on: November 17, 2022

Food prep safety at Thanksgiving

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Food safety is important to review as you plan your holiday meal. Do you know the two safe ways to thaw your turkey? 

Refrigerator Thawing

  1. Thaw turkey breast side up, in an unopened wrapper on a tray in the fridge (40 degrees F or below).
  2. Allow at l...
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Posted on: November 21, 2022

Thanksgiving Cooking Safety

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Are you planning a big Thanksgiving feast with family and friends? This may mean you will spend more time than normal in the kitchen. 

Cooking is the main cause of home fires any time of the year but it is especially common on Thanksgiving. The av...

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Posted on: November 8, 2022

Economic Development Commission Regular Meeting November 10, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold its Regular Meeting on Thursday, November 10, 2022 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Selborne Road Project Update November 4, 2022

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Selborne Road Reconstruction Project Update

 

Work Completed this Week (10/31-11/4)

  • Contractor completed removing pavement, excavating dirt, placing geo-grid fabric, and placing stone base on Selborne Road (Lindberg Rd to Longcommon Road)
  • Contractor ...
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Posted on: November 4, 2022

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners meeting scheduled for November 8, 2022 has been cancelled.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 4, 2022

Check out the Village's new website!

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The Village website underwent a redesign in 2022 and was officially published in late October. Apparent in the new design are enhanced features that address accessibility and ease of access for all users. Please note the following changes:

  • The tabs at the ...
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Posted on: November 2, 2022

Lost Dog

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A stray dog was picked up today from the 500 block of Selborne. The dog is female and did not have a collar or a chip. The dog will be transported to the Animal Care League in Oak Park. For more information, visit http://www.animalcarele...

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, November 3, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on November 3, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a ...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 29, 2022

Engine fire on a passenger train has temporarily shut down the Longcommon crossing

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This afternoon, an engine of a passenger train was on fire. The Fire Department has extinguished the fire. No one was injured during this incident, however, the crossing at Longcommon Road will be closed for the next few hours as passengers will need to b...

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Posted on: October 29, 2022

Halloween Trick or Treating Advisory in Selborne Road area

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On Monday October 31st, during the Halloween trick or treating hours, the Village will have light towers placed at the intersections of Kent and Selborne Road and Lindberg and Selborne Road due to the concrete and resurfacing work that has been occurring...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Selborne Road Project Update October 28, 2022

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Work Completed this Week

  • Excavating to subgrade, placing geo-grid fabric, and placing stone base on Selborne Road (Lindberg Road going north to Kent Rd)  
  • Pouring concrete for curb & gutter on Selborne Road (York Rd to Lindberg Rd)
  • Pouring concr...
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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Traffic advisory this weekend around the Brookfield Zoo

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Due to the expected warm weather as well as the Boo-at-the-Zoo event, the Brookfield Zoo is expecting high attendance this weekend, October 29-30. This may lead to more than normal traffic congestion during this time.

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Posted on: October 29, 2022

October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month

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October is Cybersecurity Awareness Month. Make sure you are up-to-date on the basics of “cyber hygiene” and use these easy ways to protect yourself online. 

Here are four things you can do: 

  • Implement multi-factor authe...
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Find online security tips here E-Flash
Posted on: October 28, 2022

October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month

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October is National Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Intimate Partner Violence is prevalent in every community and affects everyone regardless of age, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation, gender, race, religion, or nationality. 

Did you kno...

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Posted on: October 26, 2022

Compost Your Pumpkins

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After Halloween, please consider composting your Halloween pumpkins. Flood Brothers will have a dumpster in the parking lot of Riverside Foods from Tuesday, November 1 until noon on Monday, November 7. 

Thank you Flood Brothers and Riverside Foods...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Temporary Water Shut Off on Selborne Road

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An emergency water repair will be taking place on Selborne Road between Kent and York Roads. The repair is expected to take 1-2 hours and will require a temporary water shut off. The Village thanks you for your patience regarding this matter.

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Child Passenger Safety

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Riverside Police Department’s Officer Johnson is a certified child safety seat technician. He is available to help with installing your car seat or checking to ensure your car seat is installed properly. He can also provide guidance to parents a...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

Lost Dogs

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Two stray pit bulls were turned over to the Riverside Police Department on Saturday, October 22. Please see the photos of a female brown and white pit bull with a pink collar and a gray male pit bull with a gray harness. 

Both dogs were transporte...

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Posted on: October 24, 2022

One Week Left to Apply for the Source Grow Grant

Downtown Business District

The Cook County Source Grow Grant provides $10,000 grant funds to small businesses, coupled with advising and coaching services, to foster their recovery and resiliency from the pandemic, scale their operations and thrive in Cook County. The program is ac...

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Posted on: October 21, 2022

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

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The regular meeting of the Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission will be held on Wednesday, October 26, 2022 at 7:00 PM in Room 4 of the Riverside Village Township Hall.

View the meeting agenda here E-Flash
Posted on: October 21, 2022

Traffic advisory this weekend around the Brookfield Zoo

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Due to the expected warm weather as well as the Boo-at-the-Zoo event, the Brookfield Zoo is expecting high attendance this weekend, October 21-23. This may lead to more than normal traffic congestion during this time.

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Posted on: November 1, 2022

Compost Your Pumpkins

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Now that Halloween is over, please consider composting your Halloween pumpkins. Flood Brothers will have a dumpster in the parking lot of Riverside Foods starting today until noon on Monday, November 7. 

Thank you Flood Brothers and Riverside Food...

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E-Flash
Posted on: October 31, 2022

Happy Halloween - Be Safe Tonight!

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Here's a scary statistic: Children are more than twice as likely to be hit by a car and killed on Halloween than on any other day of the year. Lack of visibility because of low lighting at night also plays a factor in these incidents.

Keep these tips from ...

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Posted on: October 28, 2022

Halloween Hours & Signs

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If you plan to pass out treats, please keep your front porch lights on from 3:00 - 7:00 p.m. on Halloween, Monday, October 31.  If you do not plan to pass out treats, do not put your front porch lights on.  The village has created a PDF ...

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Posted on: October 22, 2022

Plan Ahead For A Safe And Happy Halloween

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Enjoy a safe and happy Halloween by following these guidelines from FDA, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

  • Wear costumes that say “flame resistant” on the label. If you make your costume, use flame-...
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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting & Public Hearings Thursday, October 20, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their 2022 proposed tax levy and 2023 proposed budget public hearings and regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on October 20, 2022.

Agenda Links:

Tax Lev...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 18, 2022

Riverside Police Department receives Traffic Enforcement Program grant

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The Riverside Police Department has been awarded a Federal Fiscal Year 2023 Sustained Traffic Enforcement Program (STEP) grant to conduct additional traffic safety efforts. The STEP program focuses on high-visibility enforcement and strategies ai...

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Posted on: October 17, 2022

Help with the Source Grow Grant Application

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The Cook County Source Grow Grant provides $10,000 grants to small businesses, coupled with advising and coaching services, to foster their recovery and resiliency from the pandemic, scale their operations, and thrive in Cook County.  For more in...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Selborne Road Project Update October 14, 2022

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Work Completed this Week

  • M & J saw cutting removal limits on Selborne Road (York Rd to Longcommon Rd)
  • M & J removing pavement, curb & gutter, driveways, and misc. sidewalk on Selborne Road (York Rd going north toward Lindberg Rd)
  • M & J instal...
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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting October 17, 2022

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, October 17, 2022.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 14, 2022

Join us for a Landscape Work Day tomorrow, October 15 on the Longcommon

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Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks in Riverside to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth, eliminating weeds & opening up the river view. Join us as we tame, and ...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Preservation Commission Meeting October 13, 2022

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The Preservation Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, October 13, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Riverside Township Hall, Room 4, 27 Riverside, Rd., Riverside, IL 60456

Public comments are welcome on any topic when received by email or in writing by the...

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View or download the meeting materials here E-Flash
Posted on: October 15, 2022

Fire Prevention Week - Cooking Safety

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Today's fire safety tip in honor of National Fire Prevention Week is on Cooking Safety: 

People in the United States are most likely to experience a fire in their home than anywhere else. Cooking is the leading cause of home fires. Almost half (44...

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Posted on: October 14, 2022

Fire Prevention Week - Heat Safety

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Today's fire safety tip in honor of National Fire Prevention Week is on Heat Safety: 

  • Make sure your choice of heating equipment is permitted by law in your community. For example, kerosene heaters are not allowed in all communities.&...
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Posted on: October 13, 2022

National Fire Prevention Week - Plan Your Escape

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National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15! Throughout this week the Village will provide tips on Fire Prevention.

 Plan your escape

Your ability to get out of your house during a fire depends on advance warning from smoke alarms and advance pla...

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Posted on: October 12, 2022

National Fire Prevention Week - Smoke Alarms

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National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15! Throughout this week the Village will provide tips on Fire Prevention.

Smoke Alarms

Smoke alarms are a key part of a home fire escape plan. When there is a fire, smoke spreads fast. Working smoke alarms give yo...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Fire Prevention Week - Links for Children

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National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15! Throughout this week the Village will be providing tips on Fire Prevention. Have your children take the Fire Safety Pledge and enjoy other educational activities here.

Coloring pages (English)

Coloring...

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Posted on: October 11, 2022

Fire Prevention Week -Pets & Fire Safety

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National Fire Prevention Week is October 9-15, throughout this week the Village will be providing tips on Fire Prevention.

Pets & Fire Safety

Pets give us comfort, friendship, and unconditional love. Our connection to them can be among the strongest rel...

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Posted on: October 10, 2022

Selborne Road Update October 10, 2022

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The Selborne Road and Kent Road paving project is moving forward. Last week the following work was completed: 

  • Seasonal Concepts installed tree protective fence at Selborne Road and Turtle Park area.
  • Seasonal Concepts pruned trees at various locati...
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Posted on: October 10, 2022

ComEd to begin infrastructure improvements along Village streets today, October 10

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ComEd will begin infrastructure improvements along Barrypoint, Burling, Fairbank and Scottswood roads today, October 10. Please exercise caution while in the area.

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Posted on: October 7, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, October 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Arson Investigation and Arrest

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Arson Investigation/Arrest 

On March 19, 2022 at approximately 3:40 AM the Riverside Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the area of 170 W Burlington for the report of a possible fire in the area. Upon arrival of Fire Units, it was dete...

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E-Flash
Posted on: October 7, 2022

Cook County Guaranteed Income Program

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Applications for the Cook County Promise Guaranteed Income Pilot are open now through October 21 at 11:59pm. Cook County encourages all eligible residents to apply for a chance to receive $500 monthly payments – with no strings attached - for tw...

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Posted on: October 6, 2022

Chalk IT UP FOR Oak-tober

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Join in the Fun with Chalk It Up Oak-tober!
The Village of Riverside’s Landscape Advisory Commission is sponsoring this fun activity. 
To play, pick up a “Chalk IT UP FOR Oak-tober” bag with chalk and directions from t...
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E-Flash
Posted on: October 6, 2022

Electric Rebate Program

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Have you recently purchased or plan to purchase a new or used all-electric vehicle from an Illinois licensed dealer? You may be eligible for a rebate under the Electric Vehicle Rebate Program. 

Rebate Amounts: 

  • A $4,000 rebate for the purc...
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Posted on: October 4, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, October 6, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on October 6, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a r...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 4, 2022

Herbicide Applications at Swan Pond & Riverside Road

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Ecological restoration technicians will treat Swan Pond and Riverside Road for Reed Canary Grass and other invasive plants as required on Wednesday, October 5. Reed Canary Grass is an aggressive invasive plant that needs to be controlled to favor native p...

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Posted on: October 4, 2022

COVID-19 Response Update

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Know your exposure risk if you were around a person with COVID-19. 

Consider these factors to help determine the likelihood that you were infected. 

Risk of transmission is increased when: 

•    Exposure ...

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Posted on: October 13, 2022

The Source Grow Grant for Small Business

Downtown Business District

The Cook County Source Grow Grant provides $10,000 grant funds to small businesses, coupled with advising and coaching services, to foster their recovery and resiliency from the pandemic, scale their operations and thrive in Cook County. The program is ac...

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Additional Info... E-Flash
Posted on: October 3, 2022

Tree Planting at Harrington Park

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The Village of Riverside’s engineering firm, Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd., will plant a Princeton American Elm on Wednesday, October 5th at 5:00 p.m. near the southern ball field at Harrington Park to celebrate the Morton Arboretum’s 100th anniv...

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E-Flash
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Riverside to host Tour de Proviso bike event on Saturday, October 1st

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Saturday, October 1st the Village of Riverside will be hosting the Tour de Proviso bike event from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.  There will be over 450 riders participating in this event and there will be a temporary impact to traffic with several roa...

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Additional information is available here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 27, 2022

Water Meter Replacement

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The Village of Riverside started replacing all water meters throughout the Village in August of 2022. 

Residents are responsible for the cost of the new meter. The Village has adopted a tiered approach to paying for water meters. For residents tha...

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Water Meter Replacement Flyer E-Flash
Posted on: September 22, 2022

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

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The Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting will be held in Room 4, Village Township Hall, on Wednesday, September 28, at 7:00 PM.

View the meeting agenda here E-Flash
Posted on: September 28, 2022

Support4U cell phone texting program

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The Riverside Township Mental Health Board continues to fund and partner with Riverside Brookfield High School  and the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) to provide student mental wellness support through the Support4U cell phone texting...

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Posted on: September 21, 2022

Touch A Truck at the Water Tower Thursday, September 22

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Join the Parks & Recreation Department for their annual event at the Historic Water Tower! Children get a hands-on experience with various vehicles and the people that operate them. We will have vehicles from the Public Works, Police, and Fire Departm...

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E-Flash
Posted on: September 20, 2022

Sustainability Survey Reminder

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As a member of the Riverside community, your interest in maintaining the quality of life here into the future is important.  

Beyond the efficiencies and improvements our Village has achieved to date, there are ways we can further reduce our envir...

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Take the Survey Now E-Flash
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting September 19, 2022

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, September 19, 2022.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 16, 2022

Riverside Parks & Recreation Regular Board Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Board will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Malc...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Harvest Bingo

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Mark your calendar for Harvest Bingo on Saturday, October 15 from 7:00 p.m. to Midnight. Harvest Bingo is a fundraiser hosted by Riverside Friends of the Library  and takes place at the Riverside Township Auditorium, 27 Riverside Rd.

The event is ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2022

Tentative Agreement Reached Averting Metra Service Stoppage

Metra Train in Riverside

Metra reached a tentative agreement with freight railroads and their unions, averting a strike that could have started tonight and halted service on the BNSF and three Union Pacific lines.

View Metra's Full Press Release Here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Person of the Year Dinner

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The Annual Person of the Year dinner is on Thursday, September 22 at the Riverside Golf Club. This year's honoree will be Constance Guardi. The cocktail hour, compliments of Constance and her husband Tom, will begin at 6:00 p.m., with dinner at 7:00 p.m. ...

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E-Flash
Posted on: September 14, 2022

Potential Metra Service Stoppage

Metra Train in Riverside

A Potential Freight Railroad Strike may result in an inability for Metra to operate scheduled service of passenger trains starting Friday, September 16. Please read Metra's full press release for more details.

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View Metra's Full Press Release Here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Parking Machines Fixed

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Village Parking Machines operated by the app "Passport Parking" have been fixed and are working properly. The Village thanks your for your patience.

E-Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Parking Machines Currently Out of Order

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Village Parking Machines operated by the app "Passport Parking" are currently out of order. Signs will be posted on the machine indicating they are out of order and individuals will not be ticketed in affected parking lots. The Village thanks yo...

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E-Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, September 15, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on September 15, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring ...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Temporary Water Shut Off on Lawton Road

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Residents on Lawton Road may experience a temporary water shut off over the next couple hours due to an emergency repair on a hydrant along the street. Residents should let their water run for a few minutes upon successful restoration. The Village thanks ...

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E-Flash
Posted on: September 9, 2022

Upcoming Village Commission Meetings

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The Riverside TV Commission will hold a regular meeting on Monday, September 12 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall. The Landscape Advisory and Economic Development Commissions will be meeting on Tuesday, September 13 at 7:00 p.m. The Ec...

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View the upcoming meeting agendas here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Sustainability Survey

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As a member of the Riverside community, your interest in maintaining the quality of life here into the future is important.  

Beyond the efficiencies and improvements our Village has achieved to date, there are ways we can further reduce our envir...

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Take the Survey Now E-Flash
Posted on: September 13, 2022

Picnic By The Pond

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Calling all picnic hampers – both antique and backpack– Riversiders are cordially invited to the fifth annual Picnic by the Pond.  Come celebrate the year of Frederick Law Olmsted’s 200th birthday!

On Sunday, Septembe...

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Additional Info... E-Flash
Posted on: September 8, 2022

Gas Lamps to be Painted

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“Be Prepared” to see Boy Scouts from Troop 24 scraping and painting gas lamps on streets west of 1st Ave in the coming weeks. The streets include Waubansee, West Burlington, West Quincy, South Forbes, and North Forbes.

 

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Posted on: September 24, 2022

Engage Your Community on Preparedness

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National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about steps individuals, families and communities can take to be ready for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2022

Build A Kit for National Preparedness Month

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National Preparedness Month is observed each September to raise awareness about steps individuals, families and communities can take to be ready for disasters and emergencies that could happen at any time. This year’s National Preparedness Month theme is ...

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Posted on: September 8, 2022

Mental Health First Aid Class

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As the Village of Riverside observes the month of September as National Suicide Prevention + Action Month, please take note of the valuable local resources available to support both the individuals in mental health crisis and those with loved one...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Economic Development Commission Regular Meeting Cancellation Notice

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has cancelled it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, September 8, 2022 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m. The Commission will hold its next regular meeting on Thursday...

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Posted on: September 7, 2022

Parking Restrictions: Pavement Rejuvenation to take place late Thursday evening, September 8

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The Village’s contractor, Professional Paving & Concrete Company, will be applying pavement rejuvenation starting late Thursday night September 8th. Operations will be conducted overnight to limit the impact to residents and commuters. The roads invol...

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Posted on: September 6, 2022

Riverside Police Pension Board Rescheduled Regular Meeting September 8, 2022

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The rescheduled regular meeting of the Riverside Police Pension Board will be held on September 8, 2022 in Room 22 of the Riverside Township Hall at 8:00 a.m.

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Posted on: September 5, 2022

Road Closure Alert for Tuesday, September 6

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On Tuesday, September 6th Deleplaine Road between Burlington Street and Quincy Street will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. BNSF Engineering will be making repairs to the railroad crossing at that time.

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Posted on: September 2, 2022

Road Closure Alert for Tuesday, September 6

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On Tuesday, September 6th Deleplaine Road between Burlington Street and Quincy Street will be closed from 9:00 a.m. to approximately 5:00 p.m. BNSF Engineering will be making repairs to the railroad crossing at that time.

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, September 1, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on September 1, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Stolen Vehicle Incident

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On August 29th 2022 at approximately 6:16 PM, Riverside Police Department was advised by the Stickney Police Department that they were following a stolen vehicle Northbound on the 3400 block of Harlem Avenue. Stickney Police requested assistance from the ...

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Posted on: August 30, 2022

2022 Community Data Snapshot

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Did you know that 9,298 people live in the Village of Riverside? How about that healthcare is the biggest employer of our residents? The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP) just released a new Community Data Snapshot for the Village of Riversi...

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Posted on: August 29, 2022

Riverside Police Pension Board Regular Meeting Cancellation Notice September 1, 2022

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The rescheduled regular meeting of the Riverside Police Pension Board on September 1, 2022 has been cancelled.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 29, 2022

Ribbon Cutting on Friday for Sandtrap Grill and Tap

The Sandtrap Grill and Tap

Join the Village of Riverside Board of Trustees and Economic Development Commission to officially welcome the Sandtrap Grill and Tap to Riverside with a ribbon cutting ceremony on Friday, September 2 at 6:00 p.m. Sandtrap is located at 31 Forest Avenue in...

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Posted on: August 27, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission – Open Commissioner positions

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The Village of Riverside Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) currently has two open positions for Commissioners. These are volunteer positions. The LAC prepares and recommends to the Boards of Trustees a master landscape plan for all public areas, prepare...

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

The Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting will be held in Room 4, Village Township Hall, on Wednesday, August 24, at 7:00 PM.

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Posted on: August 19, 2022

Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Board will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Malc...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, August 18, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on August 18, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a r...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 17, 2022

Current COVID-19 Guidelines

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COVID-19 and its variants continue to be a health issue. Please take a moment to read about the latest CDC recommendations for anyone exposed to COVID-19 as well as precautions to take if you test positive. 

What to Do If You Were Exposed to COVID...

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Posted on: August 15, 2022

Back to School Safety Reminders

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School District 208 started classes today, Monday, August 15 and School District 96 starts on Monday, August 22. This is your friendly reminder from the Riverside Police Department to be mindful of safety as school traffic picks up again. 

The Riv...

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Posted on: August 21, 2022

Walking Tour of Historic Riverside - South Tour

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It's the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, and what better way to celebrate than to take a Walking Tour of Olmsted's Riverside, America's first planned suburb, and a National Historic Site. 

Ov...

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Posted on: August 20, 2022

Join us for a Landscape Work Day on August 27 at Indian Gardens

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Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks in Riverside to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth, eliminating weeds & opening up the river view. Join us as we tame, and ...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Groveland Avenue Road Work

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Groveland Avenue will closed to all through traffic today, August 9 as crews will be completing road work. Work will continue over the next few days, but the road should be reopened to through traffic tomorrow, August 10. Certain portions may remain barri...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Police Pension Board Meeting Rescheduled to September 1st

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The Police Pension Board's Regularly Scheduled Meeting for August 11, 2022 has been rescheduled to September 1.

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Posted on: August 5, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

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The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, August 8, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 4, 2022

Board of Fire and Police Commissioners Meeting Tuesday, August 9, 2022

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The Village of Riverside Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will hold a meeting on Tuesday, August 9, 2022 at 7:00 PM at the Quincy Community Center, located at 43 E Quincy Street.

The Board of Fire and Police Commissioners will meet in person and phys...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 3, 2022

Fleeing/Eluding Crash Investigation Incident Information

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On August 1, 2022 at approximately 1:00 a.m. a Riverside Police Officer on patrol observed a vehicle traveling at a high rate of speed as it crossed over the BNSF railroad tracks at the Longcommon crossing. The vehicle proceeded south on Riverside Road an...

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Posted on: August 16, 2022

Water Meter Replacement

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The Village of Riverside will be replacing all water meters throughout the Village beginning in August of 2022. Riverside typically replaces its water meters every 15-20 years due to meter inaccuracies as they age. The new water meters will operate under ...

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Posted on: August 2, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, August 4, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on August 4, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a re...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 19, 2022

This Labor Day, remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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As families and friends plan their end-of-summer celebrations for Labor Day weekend, the Riverside Police Department is partnering with the Illinois State Police and law enforcement across the state to stop impaired driving and help save lives.

Ex...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Police Department Press Release July 27, 2022

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For Immediate Release from the Office of the Director of Public Safety

July 27, 2022

Armed Robbery Investigation

Incident Information:

On July 26th 2022 at approximately 8PM, Riverside Police was dispatched to the report of an armed robbery that had just occu...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Water Rate Increase

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Effective June 1, the Village’s water/sewer rate was increased. This increase is based upon the increase in cost of water from The Village of McCook and the increase in union wages. The Village’s current water/sewer rate of $15.72 per ...

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Posted on: July 30, 2022

Vintage Baseball Game today at 1pm

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Today is the day!   Come to Big Ball Park and watch the historic match between the Chicago Salmon and Blue Island Brewmasters!  The Vintage Baseball game starts at 1 PM.   Bring the family, some chairs or a blanket, and have a r...

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Vintage Baseball Game this Saturday

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Chicago Salmon or Blue Island Brewmasters?  Who are you rooting for?  The Vintage Baseball game has interesting rules of play – come see for yourself!   Bats must be “must be made of wood, and may be of any l...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Public Transportation to Lollapalooza

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Starting Thursday, July 28 and running through Sunday, July 31, Metra will provide extra trains, expand passenger capacity and adjust schedules on most lines to accommodate the increase in ridership anticipated during the Lollapalooza festival. CTA will a...

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Posted on: July 27, 2022

Tune in Thursday to Your Hometown on WGN Radio

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WGN Radio will spotlight Riverside and Brookfield on Thursday, July 28 on the monthly Your Hometown show. Please disregard our earlier email that stated the show was today, July 27. 

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Posted on: July 28, 2022

Riverside in the Spotlight

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Tune-in TODAY - WGN Radio’s Your Hometown monthly series spotlights Brookfield and Riverside! 
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Posted on: August 1, 2022

Riverside Review Newsletter - August/September 2022

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Keep up with the latest news in Riverside! Check out the new edition of The Riverside Review. This newsletter is mailed with the bi-monthly water bill. 

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Posted on: July 26, 2022

Household Waste Recycling Event-POSTPONED

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The Household Waste & Recycling Event scheduled for August 13, to be hosted at  Victor J. Andrew High School in Tinley Park has been postponed. No further information is available right now, but we will share an update when a new date is anno...

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Posted on: July 25, 2022

Economic Development Efforts in Riverside Recognized

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Check out the article in the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark about the Village's recent economic development efforts!
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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

The Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting will be held in Room 4, Village Township Hall, on Wednesday, July 27, at 7:00 PM.

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Posted on: July 22, 2022

Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Special & Regular Meeting

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The Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Special and Regular Meetings are scheduled for Monday, July 25, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center at 43 E. Quincy Street.

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Posted on: July 20, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, August 4, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 12, 2022

Mental Health Monday- Healthcare Alternative Systems

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This Mental Health Monday post highlights a local organization you should know about.

Finding affordable services for behavioral health can be challenging. Do you know about Healthcare Alternative Systems, Inc. (H.A.S.), a 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization...

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Posted on: August 8, 2022

Mental Health Monday-NAMI Metro Suburban

Mental Health Matters

Welcome to Mental Health Monday!  We will share local mental health resources on the 2nd Monday of each month.

Did you know:

  • 1 in 5 U.S. adults experience mental illness each year
  • 1 in 20 U.S. adults experience serious mental illness each year
  • 1 in 6...
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Posted on: July 19, 2022

Riverside Responds App Update on Android Devices

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Riverside Responds is the Village's resident service request app, where users may notify departments of any non-emergency issues, receive status updates on reported issues, and be informed of Village services. The app was previously experiencing ...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting July 18, 2022

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Monday, July 18, 2022.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: July 15, 2022

Riverside Maps

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Looking for something in Riverside? It may be on one of our maps. See links below to help you find what you might be looking for.

 

Interactive Community Map:

https://communitymapviewer.gisconsortium.org/RiversideIL

Map of available commercial proper...

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Posted on: July 15, 2022

Free Household Hazardous Waste Recycling Event

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A  Household Waste Recycling Event is taking place on Saturday, August 13 from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. at Victor J. Andrew High School, 9001 W. 171st Street in Tinley Park. The event is free and open to all Illinois Residents. Reservations must be...

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Posted on: July 16, 2022

Riverside is listed in the #3 spot as an EPA Green Power Community

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 The Village of Riverside has been designated by the EPA as an EPA Green Power Community! Riverside utilizes Renewable Energy Credits from wind generation resources for our eligible Municipal Electric Aggregation residents and small businesses. W...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Vacation Watch

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The Riverside Police Department now offers residents a convenient option to request vacation watches online at Frontline Public Safety Solutions. Simply click the submit button and enter your information into Frontline PSS. Residents may still complete th...

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Posted on: July 13, 2022

Storm Cleanup Update

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The Public Works Department is still attending to loose hanging branches in trees throughout the Village due to the June 13 storm. Once these matters have been addressed, the focus will shift to removing the stumps of the cut down trees. We appreciate you...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Herbicide Applications to Continue in Swan Pond and on Riverside Road

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On Thursday, July 14, ecological restoration technicians will continue treating invasive plants in Swan Pond and along Riverside Road.

The Village is aware of the public concern regarding the use of herbicides and in the future will provide as much notice ...

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Posted on: July 12, 2022

Economic Development Commission Special Meeting July 14, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has a regular meeting scheduled for July 14, 2022. The meeting will take place in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: July 10, 2022

Train Incident

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Incident Information:

On July 10, 2022 at approximately 2:20 PM the Riverside Fire and Police Departments were dispatched to the Burlington Northern Santa Fe Railroad between Cowley and Longcommon Road for the report of a pedestrian struck by a train. Upon...

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Posted on: July 8, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, July 11, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: July 8, 2022

Herbicide Applications in Swan Pond and on Riverside Road

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On Monday, July 11, ecological restoration technicians will be treating invasive plants in Swan Pond and along Riverside Road. Invasive plants such as Reed Canary Grass and Canadian Thistle are being targeted to control invasive, non-native weeds. It is i...

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Posted on: July 24, 2022

Walking Tour of Historic Riverside - North Tour

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It's the 200th anniversary of Frederick Law Olmsted's birth, and what better way to celebrate than to take a Walking Tour of Olmsted's Riverside, America's first planned suburb, and a National Historic Site. Two separate docent-led tours alternate monthly...

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Posted on: July 18, 2022

Join us for a Landscape Work Day on July 23 at Akenside/Longcommon Triangle

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Frederick Law Olmsted designed the parks in Riverside to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth, eliminating weeds & opening up the river view. Join us as we tame, and ...

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Posted on: July 6, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Regular Meeting July 12, 2022

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, July 12, 2022 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: July 5, 2022

Chicago Zoological Society Statement

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This is the official statement from the Chicago Zoological Society regarding the incident this evening at Brookfield Zoo: 

News Release

July 5, 2022                   ...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Community Alert Update

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UPDATE: All zoogoers and staff have now safely exited the zoo. The zoo will host a media briefing at approximately 8:30 p.m.

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Community Alert

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Community Alert: As related by Brookfield Zoo, please know that the police presence at the Zoo is out of an abundance of caution for attendees and the surrounding community due to a potential threat. Please keep clear of the area. 

The zoo said it...

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Posted on: July 5, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, July 7, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on July 7, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individ...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: July 6, 2022

Vintage Baseball Game

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Pull up your suspenders and grab those wooden bats.  It’s time to watch Vintage Baseball, a new tradition at Riverside’s Big Ball Park will face off Saturday, July 30 at 1:00 p.m.  Admission is free for all.

Vintage baseball is a time-hon...

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Posted on: September 22, 2022

Door to Door Solicitation List

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Per section 3-16-2 of the Riverside Municipal Code, soliciting door to door is not allowed in the Village of Riverside without a permit.  Any organization wishing to solicit or hand out flyers door to door must first register with the village and...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

It's the last day to renew your pet license

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Every dog and cat old enough for a rabies inoculation should be registered and licensed with the Village.  Pet licenses must be renewed annually before June 30. The cost of a pet tag is $10. This fee increases to $15 after the renewal pe...

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Posted on: June 30, 2022

Reminder - It's the last day to renew Vehicle Stickers

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Riverside residents must purchase and display a vehicle sticker for every vehicle that is registered to a Riverside address. A vehicle sticker must be obtained regardless of where the vehicle is garaged or stored. Vehicles housed by Riverside residents bu...

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Posted on: June 28, 2022

Remember to Vote Today!

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It’s Primary Election Day! Don’t forget to vote!

Visit the Cook County Clerk’s website for everything you need to know about voting:

https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections

 

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Renew your pet tags before the end of June

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Every dog and cat old enough for a rabies inoculation should be registered and licensed with the Village.  Pet licenses must be renewed annually before June 30. The cost of a pet tag is $10. This fee increases to $15 after the renewal pe...

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Posted on: June 24, 2022

Renew your Vehicle Stickers before the end of June

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Riverside residents must purchase and display a vehicle sticker for every vehicle that is registered to a Riverside address. A vehicle sticker must be obtained regardless of where the vehicle is garaged or stored. Vehicles housed by Riverside residents bu...

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Posted on: June 22, 2022

Food bought with SNAP benefits may be replaced if destroyed in a disaster

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If you or someone you know receives SNAP benefits, please be aware that food bought with SNAP benefits may be replaced if destroyed in a disaster. This includes fires, floods, tornadoes or other devastating events. The widespread power outages last week d...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Thank You for Storm Clean Up Assistance

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The Village of Riverside has received significant help it its clean-up efforts following the severe weather event last week. We want to thank our neighboring communities for sending staff to help in these efforts! Twelve municipalities plus Cook County st...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Annual Drinking Water Report

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Please click the link below to read the Village of Riverside's annual drinking water report for calendar year 2021. The Village of Riverside is committed to providing the highest quality drinking water to our residents and businesses. Our water i...

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Posted on: June 20, 2022

Road Closure Alert for Tuesday morning, June 21

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E. Quincy Street, Lawton Road, S. Delaplaine Road and West Ave will be closed intermittently on the morning of June 21 to aid in the storm clean up efforts. The Village appreciates your patience as we continue our efforts to clean-up following last week's...

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Posted on: June 21, 2022

Metra Survey and Zoo Stop Returns

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Are you a Metra Rider? 

Metra is currently soliciting feedback from riders and the public about proposed revisions to its mission and vision statements and about new strategic goals for the agency. The feedback will be used to help create Metra&am...

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting

The Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting will be held in Room 4, Village Township Hall, on Wednesday, June 22, at 7:00 PM.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

No Parking on Gage and Olmsted Roads tomorrow, June 18

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Crews will be removing brush on Gage and Olmsted Roads. There will be no parking from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. tomorrow.

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Posted on: June 17, 2022

Economic Development Commission Special Meeting June 29, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has scheduled a Special Meeting for June 29, 2022. The meeting will take place on Zoom. A Zoom link will be provided on June 29 by 4pm.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2022

Commuter Lot 1 and Train Station Sidewalk Closed

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The sidewalk connecting Commuter Lot 1 to the Train Station will be closed until further notice. There are currently tree parts and branches blocking portions of the sidewalk. BNSF work crews will be out to remove the debris soon. In the meantime, please ...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Historical Commission Rescheduled Meeting June 21, 2022

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Rescheduled Meeting on Tuesday, June 21, 2022. The meeting was moved from June 20, 2022 due to Village offices being closed in observance of Juneteenth.

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View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 18, 2022

Protect your home against mosquitoes

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To reduce the mosquito population around your home and property, eliminate all standing water and debris. Here are some spots where water can collect or where poor maintenance can cause problems.

A pool cover that collects water, neglected swimming pool, h...

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Posted on: June 16, 2022

Early Voting is Open

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Early voting will take place June 13-27. All registered voters are eligible to vote early.  As a reminder, voters who take place in early voting must participate in person. A list of early voting locations for Suburban Cook County voters can be f...

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Posted on: June 14, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, June 16, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on June 16, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any indivi...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Economic Development Commission Cancellation Notice - Special Meeting June 14, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has cancelled it's Special Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Room 22 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m. The Landscape Advisory Commission will hold its regular meeting o...

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View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2022

Restoring Power & Cooling Centers

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In tandem with tree and debris removal, ComEd is working with the Village to restore power to the area as quickly as possible. Residents are urged to contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661 to report outages if they have not already. You may also visit comed.com&...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Storm Damage

Village staff is aware of the storm and wind damage present throughout the Village and is working diligently with ComEd to restore power, clear debris, and keep the community safe.

Residents are urged to call the Village’s non-emergency dispatch ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Reminder - It's time to renew Vehicle Stickers

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Riverside residents must purchase and display a vehicle sticker for every vehicle that is registered to a Riverside address. A vehicle sticker must be obtained regardless of where the vehicle is garaged or stored. Vehicles housed by Riverside residents bu...

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Posted on: June 13, 2022

Reminder- It's time to renew your pet tags

Dog and cat

Every dog and cat old enough for a rabies inoculation should be registered and licensed with the Village.  Pet licenses must be renewed annually before June 30. The cost of a pet tag is $10. This fee increases to $15 after the renewal pe...

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Posted on: June 10, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, June 13, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., in Room 4 at Village Township Hall. Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda for the meeting. 

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Regular Meeting June 14, 2022

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, June 14, 2022 in Room 4 of the Township Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Economic Development Commission Special Meeting June 14, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has scheduled a Special Meeting for June 14, 2022. The meeting will take place in Room 22 of Village Hall at 7:00 p.m.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 10, 2022

Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Special Meeting

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The Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Special Meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 13, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in the Community Center at 43 E. Quincy Street.

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Posted on: June 11, 2022

Outdoor fireplace safety tips

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It is that time of the year when many homeowners will be spending time outside enjoying their backyards and utilizing outdoor fireplaces. Outdoor fireplaces can be a fantastic addition to your yard, providing warmth and ambiance. But when you use your out...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

It's time to renew Pet Tags.

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Every dog and cat old enough for a rabies inoculation should be registered and licensed with the Village.  Pet licenses must be renewed annually before June 30. The cost of a pet tag is $10. This fee increases to $15 after the renewal pe...

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Posted on: June 9, 2022

Remember to Renew Your Vehicle Stickers

Riverside residents must purchase and display a vehicle sticker for every vehicle that is registered to a Riverside address. A vehicle sticker must be obtained regardless of where the vehicle is garaged or stored. Vehicles housed by Riverside residents bu...

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Posted on: June 7, 2022

Ruse Burglary and other scams are on the rise

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Ruse Burglary incidents usually occur in daylight hours. The offender will literally walk right into someone’s home for the purpose of stealing valuables like jewelry or money. Many times the homeowner is home or on the property. If the offenders are caug...

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Posted on: June 8, 2022

Riverside Arts Weekend - event details and road closures

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The Riverside Arts Weekend is back this year at Train Station! The event will take place June 11 & 12 from 11:00 am. To 4:00 p.m. daily. Stop by this free event for music, food & drink vendors, and the art spectacle – painted train tables.

Please n...

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Posted on: June 6, 2022

No Mow May update

May 31 no mow area

In harmony with the Village of Riverside's commitment to nature, the Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) worked with the Public Works department to designate a 400 square foot patch along the west end of the library as a 'no mow&apos...

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Posted on: August 9, 2022

Preservation Commission Meeting August 11, 2022

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The Preservation Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, August 11, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Riverside Township Hall, Room 4, 27 Riverside, Rd., Riverside, IL 60456

Public comments are welcome on any topic when received by email or in writing by the ...

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Posted on: May 31, 2022

Swan Pond to be treated on June 2 for invasive grass

Reed Canary Grass

Ecological restoration technicians will treat Swan Pond for Reed Canary Grass on Thursday, June 2. Reed Canary Grass is an invasive plant that needs to be controlled. 

The Village requests that residents not use these areas for 12 hours following ...

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Posted on: June 2, 2022

Riverside Township Community Health and Wellness Fair

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Riverside Township Mental Health Board  is hosting a Community Health and Wellness Fair on Saturday, June 11 from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at North Riverside Commons building, 2401 S. DesPlaines Ave., North Riverside.

All ages are welcome to attend...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Traffic Alert for Thursday, May 26, 2022

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Traffic will be congested this morning from 9:45 AM to 10 AM on Riverside Road and by Fire Station 1 due to the funeral procession of retired Riverside Fire Chief Anthony Bednarz.

 

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

1 week to go until Farmer's Market

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Farmer's Market starts on June 1 and runs every Wednesday from 2:30-7:00 pm in downtown Riverside through October 5. 

Stop by the weekly Farmer's Market to pick up fresh produce and enjoy a first class event. Our market features ...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Are you thinking about a home-based food business?

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Did you know that home-based food businesses are subject to Cottage Food Law? The law allows food entrepreneurs to start small, test their products, and grow a customer base before deciding whether or not to scale into a commercial kitchen. 

As de...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Vehicle Sticker & Pet Tag Clarification

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If you had a vehicle sticker or pet tag last year, this year you would be considered a "renewal." Renewal invoices for vehicle stickers and pet tags were sent out in the mail this morning; expect to receive them in the next few days. please WAIT...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has canceled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, June 2, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, June 16, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 24, 2022

Special Meeting of the Police Pension Board

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The Riverside Police Pension Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, May 26, 2022 in Room 22 of the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road.


View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 25, 2022

Riverside Memorial Day Program

The annual Riverside Community Memorial Day Ceremony to remember and honor the “Riverside 54” Soldiers who were killed and buried at sea will be held at the St. Mary Church Parish Center. The ceremony will begin at 10:00 a.m. Plenty of parking will be ava...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Meeting

The Parks and Recreation Board will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in the meeting should contact Director of Parks and Recreation Ron Malc...

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Posted on: May 21, 2022

What to plant this spring: try adding Spring Ephemerals to your garden

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What to plant this spring: try adding Spring Ephemerals to your garden

Spring Ephemerals are native plants that help feed pollinators, making these plants a great addition to your garden. The bloom times vary within the March to June time frame. As the hea...

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Posted on: May 18, 2022

Southcote Road to be closed for sewer dig tomorrow, May 19

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On May 19, sewer work will be completed on Southcote Road between Uvedale and Downing Roads. The road will be closed to thru traffic during this time.

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Posted on: May 17, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, May 19, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on May 19, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a reas...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting May 16, 2022

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The Historical Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Meeting scheduled for Monday, May 16, 2022.

View or download the meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Forest Avenue Bridge Cleanup

Forest Avenue Bridge Debris AFTER

Last week, substantial debris accumulated by the Forest Avenue Bridge due to heavy rains. Timely resident reports as well as coordination and cleanup by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) ex...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Riverside Responds App Update on iOS

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Riverside Responds is the Village's resident service request app, where users may notify departments of any non-emergency issues, receive status updates on reported issues, and be informed of Village services. The app was previously experiencing ...

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Posted on: May 13, 2022

Certificate of Appropriateness for Landmark Homes

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If you have a Landmark home, read on for the following information: what is a Certificate of Appropriateness, when you need to obtain one, and the process for applying. 

To verify if your home is a local historic landmark, contact the Community De...

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Certificate of Appropriateness Application E-Flash
Posted on: May 11, 2022

Do you have a child who will be 5 by September 1st? Registration for Kindergarten is now open!

School-Supplies

 District 96 Parents,

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st?  If you have not already done so, please use the link below to register them for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year.  

https://www.district9...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Special Meeting May 13, 2022

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Special Meeting scheduled for Friday, May 13, 2022. The meeting will be held outside Village Hall and include a walk to the Swan Pond to meet for Integrated Lakes Manage...

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View or download the special meeting agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Join us for a Landscape Work Day on May 14 at Harrington Park

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The Frederick Law Olmsted Society and the Village are holding a Landscape Workday this Saturday, May 14, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Harrington Park. Look for the Riverside Public Works dump truck and join us for however long you’d like! Sup...

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Posted on: May 9, 2022

Low Flying Aircrafts

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The Village is aware of an increase in the number of low flying aircrafts over Riverside. The Village has filed a complaint with the Chicago Department of Aviation and has inquired about the recent changes in the flight pattern to gain an understanding of...

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Posted on: May 21, 2022

May 21 Recycling Event Reminder

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Village of Riverside and Flood Brothers are partnering to help residents dispose of household hazards on Saturday, May 21. The Household Hazards, Recycling and Shredding event will be held at the Riverside Public Works Facility, 3860 Columbus Boulevar...

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Posted on: May 20, 2022

May 21 Recycling Event Reminder

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Village of Riverside and Flood Brothers are partnering to help residents dispose of household hazards on Saturday, May 21. The Household Hazards, Recycling and Shredding event will be held at the Riverside Public Works Facility, 3860 Columbus Boulevar...

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Posted on: May 14, 2022

May 21 Recycling Event Reminder

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Village of Riverside and Flood Brothers are partnering to help residents dispose of household hazards on Saturday, May 21. The Household Hazards, Recycling and Shredding event will be held at the Riverside Public Works Facility, 3860 Columbus Boulevar...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Economic Development Commission Meeting Cancelled May 12, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for May 12, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be July 14, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 6, 2022

Debris Under Forest Avenue Bridge

Forest Avenue Bridge Debris

The Village of Riverside is aware of the substantial debris that has accumulated by the Forest Avenue bridge due to the heavy rains. We have contacted Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) and Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), as they...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Meeting May 10, 2022

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside will hold it's Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, May 10, 2022. The meeting will be held in Room 4 of the Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Rd.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 7, 2022

Mulching 101

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Mulching is one of many beneficial practices a homeowner can do for the health of their tree.  Mulch can reduce water loss from the soil, minimize weed and turf grass competition for nutrients and water, and improve overall soil structure over ti...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Riverside Police Department reminds motorists to 'Click It or Ticket'

Click it or Ticket

 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

CONTACT: Sgt. Brian Greenenwald

 Riverside Police Department reminds motorists to

 ‘Click It or Ticket’

 

Riverside, IL — The Riverside Police Department today announced...

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Posted on: May 5, 2022

Press Release - Fatal Accident Investigation Update

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For Immediate Release from the Office of the Director of Public Safety

May 5, 2022

Fatal Accident Investigation 

Update

Incident Information:

 

On Saturday April 30th 2022 at approximately 8 PM, Riverside Police and Fire Departments were dispa...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Four Signs of a Scam

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1. Scammers PRETEND to be from an organization you know.

Scammers often pretend to be contacting you on behalf of the government. They might use a real name, like the Social Security Administration, the IRS, or Medicare, or make ...

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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Regular Meeting of the Police Pension Board

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The Riverside Police Pension Board will meet at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 9, 2022 in Room 22 of the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road.


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Posted on: May 4, 2022

Herbicide Applications in Swan Pond and on Riverside Road

Swan Pond Planting

As of this morning, ecological restoration technicians are in the process of treating invasive plants in Swan Pond. This process will continue down Riverside Road this afternoon. Invasive plants such as Reed Canary Grass and Canadian Thistle are being tar...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, May 5, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on May 5, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individu...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: May 3, 2022

Registration for the 2022-2023 School Year is Open

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District 96 Parents,

Do you have a child who will be 5 years old by September 1st?  If you have not already done so, please use the link below to register them for kindergarten for the 2022-23 school year. Registrations completed by April 29th wil...

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Posted on: May 3, 2022

Building Permit Reminder

Permit Required

Are you improving your home to add value or planning to move soon? 

When you choose to complete home improvements without obtaining a permit from the Village, you must ask, “Is it worth the risk?”

The Village of Riverside requir...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

ComEd Bill Management Tools & Energy Efficient Options

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Read on for information about ComEd Bill Management Tools and Energy Efficient Options that may be available to help you.  New Savings for Everyone Starting now, there are no additional fees for payments made by credit or debit ...

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Posted on: May 2, 2022

ComEd work within Riverside

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ComEd will perform vegetation management within the right of way in the Riverside area during May and June.   Controlling vegetation overgrowth is an important part of ComEd’s maintenance program. Vegetation contact with ComEd equipment...

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Posted on: May 1, 2022

Press Release - Fatal Accident

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For Immediate Release from the Office of the Director of Public Safety

April 30, 2022

Fatal Accident Investigation

Incident Information:

On Saturday April 30th 2022 at approximately 8 PM, Riverside Police and Fire Departments were dispatched to the area of Fi...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Clarification on the Village's Electric Aggregation Program

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Some residents may have received a notice from ComEd, “Confirmation of Change in Electric Supplier,” indicating your account is being moved from our current aggregation program supplier MC Squared Energy Services (MC2) to ComEd. You ne...
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Posted on: April 26, 2022

AT&T to install fiber optic cable in Riverside

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AT&T will be conducting work in the vicinity of Blackhawk Rd, Olmsted Rd, S. Delaplaine Rd, and Lionel Rd to install fiber optic cable. This project will take place in phases over the next couple of weeks.  

For questions and concerns, contact...

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Posted on: April 26, 2022

Olmsted Birthday Celebration is Today!

Happy Birthday

Plan to drop by the 200th Birthday Party for Frederick Law Olmsted TODAY - Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, hosted by the Village of Riverside Historical Commission. The open house style event will be held at the Riverside Train Station. The celebr...

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Posted on: April 22, 2022

Traffic Alert for Saturday, April 23

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Due to the expected warm weather, the Brookfield Zoo is expecting high attendance on Saturday, April 23rd.  In addition, an Earth Day Recycle Event is taking place in the Zoo’s Northwest Parking lot on Saturday until 2pm.  Peop...

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Posted on: April 23, 2022

Frederick Law Olmsted Birthday

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Mark your calendar for Tuesday, April 26 and plan to drop by the 200th Birthday Party for Frederick Law Olmsted, hosted by the Village of Riverside Historical Commission. The open house style  event will be held at the Riverside Train Station fro...
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Posted on: April 21, 2022

Harlem Avenue road construction to affect traffic patterns in Riverside

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On April 1, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) began  an overlay project on Illinois Route 43 (Harlem Avenue) at 26th Street going north for 4.49 miles and ending just south of Illinois Route 64 (North Avenue). The project is taking...

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Posted on: April 18, 2022

Restore the Canopy Program

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Trees provide a beautiful green canopy for our communities and are a powerful and effective form of green infrastructure. A medium-sized oak tree can help prevent flooding and improve water quality by absorbing 2,800 gallons of rainfall per year. The Metr...

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Posted on: April 19, 2022

1 Week Until the Frederick Law Olmsted 200th Birthday Celebration

Happy Birthday

Plan to drop by the 200th Birthday Party for Frederick Law Olmsted on Tuesday, April 26 from 4:00 to 6:00 pm, hosted by the Village of Riverside Historical Commission. The open house style event will be held at the Riverside Train Station. The celebration...

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, April 21, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, April 5, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 25, 2022

Special Meeting of the Police Pension Board Meeting

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The Riverside Police Pension Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, April 19, 2022 in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road.


View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: April 14, 2022

Village Offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022

Spring Flowers

Village Offices will be closed on Friday, April 15, 2022 in observance of the Spring Holiday. Refuse collection will occur as regularly scheduled.

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Posted on: April 14, 2022

Preservation Commission Meeting April 14, 2022

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The Preservation Commission will hold a Regular Meeting on Thursday, April 14, 2022 at 7:00 pm at Riverside Township Hall, Room 4, 27 Riverside, Rd., Riverside, IL 60456

Public comments are welcome on any topic when received by email or in writing by the V...

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Posted on: May 6, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, May 9, 2022, at 7:00 p.m. Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda for the meeting.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: April 27, 2022

Arbor Day

Forest trees

At the April 7 Village Board meeting, President Ballerine signed a proclamation declaring April 29, 2022 as “Arbor Day” in the Village of Riverside. The proclamation encourages all citizens to plant and care for trees and to promote the protection and car...

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Posted on: April 5, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, April 7, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on April 7, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any indivi...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: April 5, 2022

Join us for a Landscape Work Day on April 9 at Big Ball Park

Landscape Workday

The Frederick Law Olmsted Society and the Village will be kicking off the Landscape Workday Season this Saturday, April 9, from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. at Big Ball Park. Look for the Riverside Public Works dump truck and join us for however long you&r...

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Posted on: April 4, 2022

Riverside Public Library Closed Tuesday, April 5

The Riverside Public Library will be closed tomorrow, April 5, for a staff in-service day. Regular hours will resume on Wednesday, April 6.

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Posted on: April 1, 2022

It's Ecological Burn Season!

Controlled Burn 2022

On March 17, 2022, Village Forester Mike Collins and Public Works staff conducted an ecological burn in the Swan Pond area. The Village periodically conducts ecological burns during the spring and fall seasons to encourage growth of native vegetation as w...

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Posted on: March 31, 2022

Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Board Meeting

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The Foreign Fire Insurance Tax Board of the Riverside Fire Department will meet on Tuesday, April 5, 2022, at 6:30 p.m. in the second floor classroom at the Fire Department Training Center located at 45 Riverside Road, Riverside, Illinois.

MEETING AND PUBL...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: March 26, 2022

Burglary Incident Arrest Update

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On March 20th 2022, at approximately 10:40 PM, Riverside Police Department was dispatched to the 300 block of Shenstone for the report of a subject who was observed on video attempting to gain entry to the vehicles parked in the rear of a residence. Offic...

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Posted on: March 23, 2022

COVID-19 Update

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Have you tested positive for COVID-19 or have mild symptoms and are waiting for test results?

  • Isolate. Stay at home for at least 5 days.
  • Wear a mask, stay in a separate room from other people, and use a separate bathroom if you can.
  • Do not travel for 10 days...
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Posted on: March 21, 2022

Please fill out the Riverside Public Library Strategic Long Range Planning Survey!

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The Riverside Public Library is kicking off a Strategic Long Range Planning process and would like to learn more about what our patrons value about the Library; what services they use; and what they would like to see in the future.  Even if you d...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Door to Door Solicitation

No Soliciting Sign

As the weather warms it is important to be aware of the Village’s door-to-door solicitation policy. Soliciting door to door is not allowed without a permit. Any organization, both charitable and commercial, wishing to solicit or hand out flyers ...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Yard Waste Pick-Up will Begin on Thursday, March 31st

Flood Brothers Orange Garbage Truck

Thank you to Flood Brothers for agreeing to begin yard waste pick-up a week early! Yard waste collection will begin on Thursday, March 31st and go through the end of November.

Please note the following guidelines for yard waste pick-up provided by Flood Br...

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Posted on: March 17, 2022

Ecological Burn in Swan Pond Area

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The Public Works Department will be conducting a controlled ecological burn in the Swan Pond area this morning, March 17th, starting at 10:00 a.m. and ending around 5:00 p.m. Please note that access to the area will be closed. The ecological burn will con...

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Posted on: March 15, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, March 17, 2022

Riverside Logo with Tower in the Background

The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on March 17, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any indiv...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: March 11, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, March 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., electronically via Zoom. Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda for the meeting.

Village of Riverside is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom mee...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: March 8, 2022

Economic Development Commission Meeting Thursday, March 10

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The Riverside Economic Development Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 10, 2022. 

The Riverside Economic Development Commission will meet in person. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in order to...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, March 3, 2022

Riverside Logo with Tower in the Background

The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on March 3, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any indivi...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: March 1, 2022

Behind on Housing Costs due to COVID-19? The Illinois Housing Authority may be able to help.

Housing Assistance Photo

In order to be eligible for emergency mortgage assistance provided by the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA), the homeowner must:

  • Have experienced a COVID-19- related hardship after January 21, 2020.
  • Be delinquent on mortgage and/or property taxe...
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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Special Meeting of the Police Pension Board Meeting Tuesday, March 1

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The Riverside Police Pension Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022 in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road.


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Posted on: February 25, 2022

Riverside Parks & Recreation Board Meeting

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, and consistent with the Governor’s most recent emergency declaration, and the recent amendments made to the Open Meetings Act in Public Act 101-640, this meeting will be conducted electronically. Publi...

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Posted on: February 25, 2022

COVID-19 Update and Masking

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Based on Governor Pritzker’s announcement to end the State mask mandate, effective February 28, 2022, the Village of Riverside will transition to masks being optional but recommended for visitors at Village facilities and meetings.

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Posted on: February 18, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting Monday, February 21

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The Riverside Historical Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, February 21, 2022. 

The Historical Commission will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any individual with a disability requiring a reasonable accommodation in...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 16, 2022

Revised Agenda and Agenda Packet - Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, February 17, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on February 17, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any in...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 15, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, February 17, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, located at 27 Riverside Road, at 7:00 p.m. on February 17, 2022.

The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physical spacing will be observed. Any in...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 11, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

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The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, February 14, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., electronically via Zoom. Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda for the meeting. the Zoom link will be posted to https://www.riverside.il.us/169/Riv...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: February 7, 2022

Police Pension Board Meeting Thursday, February 10

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The Riverside Police Pension Board will meet at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, February 10, 2022 in Room 22 of the Riverside Township Hall located at 27 Riverside Road.


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Posted on: February 4, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Regular Meeting - Correction

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The Landscape Advisory Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, February 8, 2022 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL.  Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda f...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Garbage pickup will occur as regularly scheduled on Thursday, February 3rd

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Refuse collection will occur as regularly scheduled this Thursday, February 3, 2022.

In order for the Public Works Department to properly clear the streets of snow, garbage and recycling cans must remain on the parkway. Placing your garbage or recycling ca...

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Posted on: February 2, 2022

Public Comment: Tonight's Board of Education Meeting at 7:00 p.m.

Individuals wishing to participate via public comments at this evening's Board of Education Meeting can do so in one of two ways: 

  1. Send your comments via email to publiccomment@district96.org, OR
  2. Join the Zoom Webinar and be added as a Presenter du...
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Posted on: January 28, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled February 3, 2022

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, February 3, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, February 17, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 21, 2022

Historical Commission Meeting Monday, January 24

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The Riverside Historical Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, January 24, 2022 on Zoom. 

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, and consistent with the Governor’s most recent emergency declaration, various Executive Orders entered by ...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 20, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, February 3, 2022.

View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 14, 2022

Postal Service Issues

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, Riverside and surrounding communities have experienced mail delivery issues associated with the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Residents are encouraged to sign up for online bill pay on the village website at...

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

Economic Development Commission Meeting Cancelled January 13, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be Thursday, March 10, 2022.

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View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Economic Development Commission Meeting Cancelled January 13, 2022

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The Economic Development Commission of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, January 13, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Economic Development Commission will be Thursday, March 10, 2022.

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View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 17, 2022

Village Offices Closed Monday, January 17, 2022

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Village Offices will be closed on Monday, January 17, 2022 in observance of Martin Luther King Junior Day. Refuse collection will occur as regularly scheduled.

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Posted on: January 11, 2022

CDC Expands Booster Shot Eligibility and Strengthens Recommendations for 12-17 Year Olds

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The CDC now recommends that adolescents age 12 to 17 years old should receive a booster shot 5 months after their initial Pfizer-BioNTech vaccination series.

Data shows that COVID-19 boosters help broaden and strengthen protection against Omicron and other...

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Learn more about booster eligibility here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 11, 2022

Last Day for Christmas Tree Pickup

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The last day to dispose of Christmas trees will be this week, on Thursday, January 13, 2022.

All holiday greenery, including Christmas trees and decorative holiday wreaths, must have tinsel, ornaments and lights removed from them before being placed at the...

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Posted on: January 7, 2022

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

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The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, January 10, 2022, at 7:00 p.m., electronically via Zoom. Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda for the meeting. the Zoom link will be posted to https://www.riverside.il.us...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 6, 2022

Landscape Advisory Commission Meeting Cancelled January 11, 2022

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The Landscape Advisory Commission of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Tuesday, January 11, 2022. The next Regular Meeting of the Landscape Advisory Commission will be Tuesday, February 8, 2022.

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View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: January 4, 2022

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, January 6, 2022

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The Village Board of Trustees will hold their regular meeting on Zoom at 7:00 p.m. on January 6, 2022.

Due to the ongoing public health emergency, and consistent with the Governor’s most recent emergency declaration, various Executive Orders entered by the...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Landscape Advisory Commission Regular Meeting

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The Landscape Advisory Commission will hold a regular meeting on Tuesday, January 4, 2022.  This will be a Zoom meeting.  Find the Zoom Link on the LAC page of the website.  The public is welcome to participate via Zoom. &nb...

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View or download the Agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 29, 2021

Riverside Masks Available for Purchase

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The Village of Riverside has a limited number of face masks available for purchase. Wear your pride in Riverside, while practicing safety protocols.

Village of Riverside masks cost $10.00 and shipping is included. Masks will be mailed to the address you pr...

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Purchase your Riverside mask here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 28, 2021

Mask and Vaccination Mandates

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Posted on: December 28, 2021

Illinois Enhances Vaccination & Testing Capacity

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CHICAGO – Governor JB Pritzker has directed the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and Illinois Emergency Management Agency (IEMA) to enhance its partnerships with local health department mass vaccination operations throughout ...

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Posted on: December 23, 2021

Proof of Vaccination Required

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The Cook County Department of Public Health has announced that effective January 3, 2022, proof of vaccination will be required for entry into all indoor public spaces.  This regulation applies to indoor public spaces such as restaurants, health ...

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Read the Press Release here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 14, 2021

Riverside Remains Green - Even in Winter!

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The Village of Riverside is currently ranked #3 by the EPA in terms of percentage of green power vs. total power consumed.  Thank you to everyone who participates in the Electric Aggregation program!  It will be difficult to remain at th...

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Posted on: December 14, 2021

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Cancelled

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside has cancelled their Regular Meeting scheduled for Thursday, December 16, 2021.  The next Regular Meeting of the Village Board will be Thursday, January 6, 2022. The meeting will be broadcast live ...

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View or download the cancellation notice here. E-Flash
Posted on: December 10, 2021

Riverside TV Commission Regular Meeting

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

The Riverside TV Commission will meet on Monday, December 13, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL.  Please visit the village website to view or download the agenda for the meeting. &nbs...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 30, 2021

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Thursday, December 2, 2021

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The Board of Trustees of the Village of Riverside will meet on Thursday, December 2, 2021 at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road.

MEETING AND PUBLIC COMMENT PROCEDURES: The Board of Trustees will meet in person and physica...

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View or download the meeting materials here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 22, 2021

COVID Booster Shots

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Posted on: November 14, 2021

Homicide Investigation

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On November 13, 2021, at approximately 1:00 PM the Riverside Police Department was dispatched to 63 Forest Avenue for the report of a possible burglary to an apartment. Upon arrival, officers entered an apartment unit and located two individuals who were ...

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Press Release available here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 14, 2021

Police Investigation

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On November 13, 2021, at approximately 1:00 PM, the Riverside Police Department was dispatched to 63 Forest Ave for the report of a possible burglary to an apartment. Upon arrival, officers entered an apartment unit and located two individuals who were un...

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Press Release available here. E-Flash
Posted on: November 10, 2021

Historical Commission Meeting Monday, November 15

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The Riverside Historical Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, November 15, 2021, in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, Illinois.  Masks are required for all who attend regardless of vaccination status. &a...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Historical Commission Meeting Monday, October 18

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The Riverside Historical Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. on Monday, October 18, 2021, in Room 4 of the Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, Illinois.  Masks are required for all who attend regardless of vaccination status. &am...

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View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: October 14, 2021

Board of Fire & Police Commissioners Special Meetings

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The Board of Fire & Police Commissioners will meet in Executive Session next Monday and Tuesday, October 18 & 19, 2021, at 7:00 p.m. in the Parks & Recreation Community Center at 43 East Quincy Street.  

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View or download the Agendas here. E-Flash