Posted on: May 22, 2017

Promote Your Event!

Close portraits of large group of children sitting on the bench in the park with lifted hands

Have a community event coming up? Let us know and we will promote it on our calendar and on Twitter.

Fill out a Calendar Event Form
Posted on: May 12, 2017

Vehicle Stickers & Pet Tags


Vehicle stickers and pet licenses for 2017-2018 will be available beginning on Monday, May 15, 2017.  Renewal applications have been mailed and you should receive them soon.  If you come to the office to purchase your stickers, PLEASE BRING YOUR...

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Posted on: May 11, 2017

Composting Pilot Program

Composting Recycling Sustainability

The Village of Riverside and Flood Bros Disposal Co. have partnered with the goal of decreasing the amount of organic refuse sent to landfills.  Together we are offering a food scrap composting pilot program to residents throughout the Village. &...

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Enrollment Form
Posted on: May 8, 2017

Become a Certified TreeKeeper!


The TreeKeepers Program is an 8-day course tought by nationally and world-renowned experts, focused on managing and reducing the threats to forest health.  Topics covered include tree physiology and soils, tree identification, pruning, tree selec...

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Click here for Complete Details.
Posted on: April 27, 2017

2017 Construction Projects


Various large scale construction projects are underway this year in and around Riverside including Village, MWRD and IDOT projects. For details on these various projects see below.



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Posted on: April 27, 2017

Construction Traffic Alert for Motorists & Commuters

Map of Detours and Road Closures in Riverside

Construction season has begun in Riverside and several projects (village, IDOT and MWRD) are underway that will be impacting traffic in and around Riverside.  Motorists should expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through these area...

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For a full-sized map of affected areas click here.
Posted on: April 24, 2017

Harlem Avenue Resurfacing


Daily lane closures will take place on Harlem Avenue from 26th Street to Interstate 55, in Berwyn, Lyons, Riverside, Stickney and Forest View.  Traffic will be reduced to one lane in each direction with flaggers during construction activities.  The closur...

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Read the IDOT Press Release here.
Posted on: April 19, 2017

First Division Sewer Separation Project Starts April 24

First Division Sewer Separation Project Map for Trending 4-19-2017

The First Division Sewer Separation Project is scheduled to begin on Monday, April 24, 2017.  The contractor will begin by mobilizing equipment, saw cutting pavement and televising the sewer main lines. Construction operations will include instal...

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View or download the Project Map here.
Posted on: April 17, 2017

KinderKids 2017 - 2018 Registration

KinderKids - Kids Playing in the Snow

Register for next school year's KinderKids program starting April 18 at 8 AM at the Water Tower! Initial registration must take place in the Water Tower. The Riverside Parks and Recreation Department will open early Tuesday at 8 AM specifically for Kinder...

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KinderKids Information found here!
Posted on: April 12, 2017

Façade Improvement Grant Program

View of Riverside with the Chicago Skyline in the Background

The Village is accepting applications for façade improvement grants for 2017. In the hopes that many businesses will take advantage of this opportunity, the Village has budgeted for $30,000 for the program this year. Exterior improvements include new sign...

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Posted on: April 12, 2017

Vacation Rentals and Keeping Hens and Bees

Bees and Chickens

The Village of Riverside has approved a pilot program for 2017 to allow the keeping of hens and beekeeping and has begun accepting applications. The Village will only be issuing 15 licenses for beekeeping and 15 licenses for keeping of hens. The Village h...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

Historic Arcade Building

Arcade Building

In a letter dated March 30, 2016, the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency notified the Village of Riverside that The Arcade Building was entered into the National Register of Historic Places on March 8, 2016. The Village of Riverside congratulates Gius...Read on...

Read about Mr. Zappani’s work
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Power Outage?

Lightbulbs on Ceiling

If you experience a power outage, please contact ComEd at 1-800-334-7661. Leave the area immediately if there are downed power lines.

ComEd Website
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Riverside Featured on TV

Riverside Logo with Tower in the Background

Riverside was featured in a TV series that was broadcast nationwide this year on the Public Broadcasting System (PBS) called 10 Towns that Changed America.

Watch the Special Here
Posted on: October 24, 2016

Spotlight in November Issue

West Suburban Living Magazine Cover

The Village is the Town Focus for West Suburban Living this month. Read a little about famous landmarks, history, and what Riverside has to offer.

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