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Posted on: May 9, 2018

Construction Projects Begin Tomorrow

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MWRD Salt Creek Intercepting Sewer Relining Project:  Kenny Construction will begin mobilizing for a project re-start on Thursday, May 10. Mobilization will include implementing traffic control, detours and tent set-up on Riverside Road south of ...

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View the First Division Construction Notice here. Construction Updates
Posted on: June 12, 2018

Weekly Construction Update - June 12, 2018

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Work Completed the Past Two Weeks

  • Sewer structure replacements and reconstructions have been completed.
  • Roadway grinding operations have been completed.

Upcoming Work Planned the Next Two Weeks

  • Roadway asphalt patching.
    • Impacted residents will receive notices ...
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2018 Capital Improvements in Riverside Construction Updates

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Village Meeting with ComEd

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ComEd representatives will be in attendance at the Village Board’s Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 21 to respond to residents’ concerns regarding the recent power outages in Riverside. ComEd will outline the causes for the previous p...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Cooling Center is Open

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The Riverside Township Auditorium is open to anyone who needs a place to cool off.  Residents who are without power are welcome to spend the afternoon in the Township Auditorium cooling off and recharging electronic devices.  Residents o...

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Report your outage to ComEd here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 17, 2018

Police Investigating Reported Home Invasion

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Riverside Residents-On Sunday morning, June 17th, 2018 at 8:11am Riverside Police responded to a call of a home invasion on the 500 block of Berkeley Road.  The homeowner reported that the offender(s) kicked in his side door after ringing the doo...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Riverside Historical Commission Meeting

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The Riverside Historical Commission will meet on Monday, June 18, 2018 at 7:00 p.m. in the Historic Water Tower.  The public is welcome to attend.  If you are interested in volunteering at the Museum or contemplating serving as a volunte...

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View or Download the Agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Former police chief Donald Doneske died this week

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Riverside Residents-

It is with sadness that I inform the community that former, long-time police department employee and police chief Donald Doneske died this week at his home in Stickney of an apparent heart attack at 85 years of age.

Chief Doneske began ...

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Obituary E-Flash
Posted on: June 14, 2018

Annual Reduced Backflow Prevention Device (RPZ) Inspection

Any Riverside property owner with an underground irrigation system and/or a fire suppression system must obtain an annual reduced pressure zone (RPZ) backflow prevention inspection. This inspection is a requirement of the EPA and Illinois Plumbing code. &...

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Posted on: June 8, 2018

Thank you Girl Scouts!

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Over the past several months the Parks & Recreation Department has had the honor of working with Girl Scout Troop 41020 on their Silver Award project. 

The project enhanced the Scout Cabin through the addition of cut log benches around the exi...

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Girls Scouts of Chicago & NW Indiana E-Flash
Posted on: June 15, 2018

RAC Annual Members Exhibition and Kids Show

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The Riverside Arts Center's annual Members Exhibition and Kids Show will be held July 1 - 28 at the RAC, 32 East Quincy Street in downtown Riverside.  All current RAC members and students may submit artwork for display. The Members Show will take...

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Learn more about the RAC. E-Flash
Posted on: June 4, 2018

New BNSF Metra Schedule

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The new BNSF Metra schedule takes effect June 11, 2018.  In addition to adjusting the schedule for to accommodate the requirements of the Positive Train Control (PTC) Safety System, Metra and BNSF Railway made other changes to relieve overcrowdin...

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View the New Schedule E-Flash
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Vehicle and Pet Licenses are now available

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Vehicle stickers and pet licenses for 2018 - 2019 are now available. Renewal applications were mailed May 11.  If you come to the office to purchase your stickers, PLEASE BRING YOUR RENEWAL PAPERWORK WITH YOU.

Licenses are now required for cats an...

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Click here to renew online. E-Flash
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Riverside Totes Available

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Show off your Riverside pride with a tote featuring our new logo. Our totes are sturdy and perfectly sized to fit all your fresh, local produce from the Riverside Farmers' Market. The bag offers a large main compartment with a zippered closure and a front...

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Posted on: April 3, 2018

Summer Day Camp Programs near Riverside

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The Forest Preserve District of Cook County offers several Summer Day Camp programs near Riverside.  Registration is now open.  Camps feature hikes, nature games and more.  Registration for Nature Center Day Camps is required.

Ma...

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Register here! E-Flash

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

RFD receives new boat for water rescue

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The Village of Riverside Department of Fire/Rescue has recently accepted delivery of a new boat which is utilized for rescue and recovery operations on our waterways.

The Village of Riverside Department of Fire/Rescue recently accepted delivery of a new boat that is utilized for rescue and recovery operations on our waterways. The new boat is a 13 ½ foot inflatable rescue boat manufactured by Wing Industries...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 19, 2017

100th Year of The Scottish Old People's Home Fire

Take a look a hundred years back in history at one of the most historic fires in Riverside, IL.

Tribune Article Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: November 22, 2016

Winter Preparedness Tips

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The winter heating season is our busiest time of year! We’re not only busy providing our 656 communities with clean, safe, reliable natural gas but we also want to make sure our customers are prepared for winter.

The winter heating season is our busiest time of year! We’re not only busy providing our 656 communities with clean, safe, reliable natural gas but we also want to make sure our customers are prepared for winter. To ensure safe and continued del...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 1, 2016

Fight for Air Climb

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Jesus Pineda participates in fundraising climb. The "Fight for Air Climb" is an event that takes place at the Presidential Towers in downtown Chicago; I've done the fundraiser three years in a row now.

Jesus Pineda participates in fundraising climb. The "Fight for Air Climb" is an event that takes place at the Presidential Towers in downtown Chicago; I've done the fundraiser three years in a row now. The purpose of the Climb is to raise awaren...

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Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: March 5, 2016

2016 Graduation Release

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On Saturday night March 5th, Fire Chief Buckley, Deputy Chief Sherman and Lt Williamson attended the Romeoville Fire Academy Graduation for three new members.

Fire Department Press Releases
Posted on: December 3, 2015

New Staff

New Staff

On December 3, 2015 the Fire Department swore in their new staff. Pictured above (Left to right) are Battalion Chiefs Kevin Kuratko and Tom Bensfield, Deputy Chief Bill Sherman and Fire Chief Matt Buckley.

Fire Department Press Releases

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Cooling Center is Open

Riverside Logo with Tower in the Background

The Riverside Township Auditorium is open to anyone who needs a place to cool off.  Residents who are without power are welcome to spend the afternoon in the Township Auditorium cooling off and recharging electronic devices.  Residents o...

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Report your outage to ComEd here. Trending in Riverside
Posted on: June 18, 2018

Village Meeting with ComEd

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ComEd representatives will be in attendance at the Village Board’s Regular Meeting on Thursday, June 21 to respond to residents’ concerns regarding the recent power outages in Riverside. ComEd will outline the causes for the previous power outages and pro...

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Posted on: June 17, 2018

Police Investigating Reported Home Invasion

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Riverside Residents-On Sunday morning, June 17th, 2018 at 8:11am Riverside Police responded to a call of a home invasion on the 500 block of Berkeley Road.  The homeowner reported that the offender(s) kicked in his side door after ringing the doo...

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Posted on: June 14, 2018

Former Police Chief Doneske has died.

Police Patch over the top of a police vehicle with lights on

Riverside Residents-

It is with sadness that I inform the community that former, long-time Police Department employee and Police Chief Donald Doneske died this week at his home in Stickney of an apparent heart attack at 85 years of age.

Chief Doneske began ...

Read on...

Obituary Trending in Riverside
Posted on: June 11, 2018

2018 Construction

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MWRD Salt Creek Intercepting Sewer Relining Project:  Kenny Construction began mobilizing for a project re-start on Thursday, May 10. Mobilization included implementing traffic control, detours and tent set-up on Riverside Road south of the BNSF ...

Read on...

View the First Division Construction Notice here. Trending in Riverside
Posted on: June 8, 2018

Thank you Girl Scouts!

Girl-Scouts-Fire-Pit-Benches

Over the past several months the Parks & Recreation Department has had the honor of working with Girl Scout Troop 41020 on their Silver Award project. 

The project enhanced the Scout Cabin through the addition of cut log benches around the exi...

Read on...

Girls Scouts of Chicago & NW Indiana Trending in Riverside
Posted on: June 5, 2018

Register for the Independence Day 5K Today!

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Join us for our 40th Annual Independence Day 5K Run!  Runners will enjoy running the tree-lined and winding roads of Historic Riverside.  After the run, stay and enjoy our patriotic parade and Independence Day Festival in Guthrie Park. G...

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Click here to Register! Trending in Riverside
Posted on: June 4, 2018

News from the Riverside Arts Center

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Sign up now for Summer classes at the Riverside Arts Center.  The RAC has something for everyone.  

SUMMER SPECIAL! - Youth Open StudioArtists of all skill levels are welcome to join open studio and pursue their individual creative intere...

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Visit the RAC Website to learn more. Trending in Riverside
Posted on: June 4, 2018

New BNSF Metra Schedule

Metra Train in Riverside

The new BNSF Metra schedule takes effect June 11, 2018.  In addition to adjusting the schedule for to accommodate the requirements of the Positive Train Control (PTC) Safety System, Metra and BNSF Railway made other changes to relieve overcrowdin...

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View the New Schedule Trending in Riverside
Posted on: May 14, 2018

Vehicle and Pet Licenses are now available

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Vehicle stickers and pet licenses for 2018 - 2019 are now available. Renewal applications were mailed May 11.  If you come to the office to purchase your stickers, Please bring our renewal paperwork with you.

Licenses are now required for cats and...

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Click here to renew online Trending in Riverside
Posted on: November 15, 2016

Power Outage?

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

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