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Posted on: February 17, 2024

Village Meeting Notice: Week of February 19-23

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Village Meetings Week of February 19-23:

Historical Commission

February 19, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Riverside Township Hall, Room 4

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Groveland Floodwall Project Update

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At the Village Board meeting on February 15, 2024, Village Engineer Tracy Wais of Christopher B. Burke Engineering, Ltd. provided the Village Board an update regarding the Groveland Avenue Levee/Floodwall Project.

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At the March 2, 2023 Village Boa...

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Posted on: February 15, 2024

Understanding the Parkway and the Village's Right-of-Way

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Understanding the Parkway and the Village's Right-of-Way

Most residents are familiar with the term parkway, which refers to the land between the sidewalk and the street. But the parkway is just part of the Village’s right-of-way, which includes the street,...

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Posted on: February 10, 2024

Village Meeting Notice: Week of February 12-16

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Village Meetings Week of February 12-16:

Ad-Hoc Sesquicentennial Planning Committee

February 12, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Riverside Township Hall, Room 22

Ad-Hoc Sesquicentennial Planning Committee

February 13, 2024

7:00 p.m.

Riverside Township Hall, Room 22

Village Board o...

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Posted on: February 10, 2024

Water Meter Replacement & Utility Billing FAQs

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Has the Village replaced your water meter yet? If not, you will eventually be hearing from the Public Works Department as they work their way through the Village. Beginning in late 2022, the Village embarked on its Water Meter Replacement Program. As the ...

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Metra's 2024 Fare Changes to Begin February 1st

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Metra is making a variety of changes to its fare structure, prices, and purchase channels effective February 1st. Here are the highlights, with details about all the changes on the Metra website.

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Posted on: January 30, 2024

Riverside is listed #2 on the EPA Green Power Community List

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The Village of Riverside has been designated by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) as an EPA Green Power Community! Previously holding the #3 spot in the United States for total green power percentage of total electricity consumed, Riverside is now...

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Posted on: January 9, 2024

Safety Tips for Early Morning/Evening Runners, Walkers, and Cyclists

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As darkness extends its stay in the early morning hours and the evening, the Village recommends the following tips for those who wish to venture out at these times. Walkers, runners, and cyclists are urged to safeguard themselves with reflective gear, lig...

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Posted on: January 8, 2024

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. 

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Posted on: January 6, 2024

Winter Weather Reminders and Village Snow Removal Plan

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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. 

#1 Major arterial streets 

Barrypoint Road...

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Posted on: December 15, 2023

Planned Unit Development (PUD) Approved for Central Business District

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Planned Unit Development (PUD) Approved for Central Business District

On December 7, the Board of Trustees voted 6-0 to approve a Preliminary Plan for the first Planned Unit Development (PUD) in the Village. A PUD is a type of special zoning use that grant...

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Posted on: December 17, 2023

Riverside's National Historic Landmark Boundary Expansion Approved

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The United States Secretary of Interior National Park System Advisory Board (NPSAB) met on August 15-16, 2023 to consider sixteen new nominations for National Historic Landmark (NHL) designation, six updated nominations, and three withdrawals of designati...

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Posted on: December 11, 2023

New Year-Round Composting Option Available to Riverside Residents

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At the November 16, 2023, Village Board meeting, Riverside Trustees approved a contract with WasteNot, Inc. as a new curbside compost collection hauler for homes, businesses, and schools. WasteNot Compost will provide high-quality, subscription collection...

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Posted on: November 3, 2023

Village's AA+ Credit Rating Reaffirmed

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The Village of Riverside's AA+ Credit Rating was reaffirmed this week by Standard & Poor (S&P) Global Ratings. This is considered a High Grade rating and will allow the Village to issue debt at a lower interest rate. The Village is very pleased wi...

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Posted on: September 25, 2023

Fall/Winter Brochure Available Now!

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Fall into fall with Riverside Parks & Recreation! Our 2023 fall/winter brochure is available for registration now. From Adult Watercolor to Youth Basketball, there's something for everyone to enjoy. The fall/winter season is also home to some...

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Posted on: July 15, 2023

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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