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Posted on: May 26, 2022

All recipients of Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program to receive $200 for energy bills.

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Governor JB Pritzker and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO) today announced that all recipients of the Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) – more than 250,000 families - will receive $200 to suppor...

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Posted on: May 26, 2022

Traffic Alert for Thursday, May 26, 2022

Cars on the road heading towards the goal of the trip

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

farmers market veggies

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

Riverside Ride on Saturday, June 4

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Join Riverside Parks & Recreation for the Annual Riverside Ride on Saturday, June 4. For this years' ride, we will meet at the Riverside Green Lot across from the St. Mary's parking lot. The ride will begin promptly at 7:15 AM. The b...

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Posted on: May 25, 2022

Are you thinking about a home-based food business?

strawberry jam

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

Pet Tags are in the Mail!

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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 period ends. A current...
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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.


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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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Posted on: May 17, 2022

44th Annual Independence Day 5k

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Join Riverside Parks & Recreation on July 4th for our 44th Annual Independence Day 5k! Registration for the 5k is available now online and in our office. From now until June 9th, the fee for all participants is $30. From June 10th - July 2nd, the fee ...

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Posted on: May 24, 2022

Vehicle Stickers are in the Mail!

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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: 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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Posted on: May 12, 2022

Voting and Registration Deadlines for the June Primary Election

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Registration

The June 28, 2022 Gubernatorial Primary Election is fast approaching! If you are currently not registered to vote, you may do so by visiting the Cook County Clerk’s website here: https://www.cookcountyclerkil.gov/elections/ways-to-vo...

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Posted on: May 11, 2022

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

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 27, 2022

Offices closed for Memorial Day

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Village Offices will be closed on Monday, May 30, 2022 in observance of Memorial Day. 

Refuse collection will be delayed by one day this week and will take place on Friday, June 3.

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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.

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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 29, 2022

No Mow May

No Mow May

The benefits of No Mow May initiative are too vast to ignore.

The Village of Riverside has a history of celebrating the natural world. In harmony with this, the Landscape Advisory Commission (LAC) is evaluating the sustainability initiative of No Mow May. ...

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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 7, 2022

The Rainy Season Begins in April – be prepared

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Before severe storms, the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD) will lower the levels of the Chicago Area Waterway System. They work around the clock to manage the excess water coming in to the 7 water reclamation plants. To help reduce the strai...

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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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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.


View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
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.

It is important to note ...

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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

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 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

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 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

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

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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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

Riverside TV Snip for Calendar

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

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Posted on: March 4, 2022

This St. Patrick’s Day, a designated driver is your lucky charm

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(Riverside, IL) – As we head into St. Patrick’s Day weekend, Riverside Police Department is reminding motorists that they will be out in full force to keep our roads safe while the green beer flows.

“This St. Patrick’s Day, make your own luck by designating a sober driver,” said Sgt. Brian Greenenwald. “If you’ll be drinking, using cannabis or partaking of any other impairing substance, planning ahead is the best way to ensure you and your f...

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Police Department Press Releases

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Posted on: April 12, 2022

New Interactive Maps of Riverside!

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Located under the Business in Riverside tab, click on the Interactive Community Map to view Riverside's zoning, streets, school districts and more.

Located under the Departments tab in Parks & Recreation, click on Facilities & Parks to vie...

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Posted on: April 8, 2022

Special Event Application & Forms

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Special Events

In order to hold various special events in Riverside, a Special Event Application Packet is required along with a $10 application fee. 

Block Parties

In order to hold a block party, a Block Party Application must be filled out and sub...

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Posted on: March 22, 2022

Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs) in coal tar based sealants

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Next time you seal your asphalt driveway please consider choosing an acrylic, latex or asphalt emulsion instead of a coal tar based sealant. Coal tar contains high levels of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons (PAHs). According to the International Agency fo...

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Posted on: March 18, 2022

Household Hazards, Recycling and Shredding Event

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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: March 8, 2022

Free At-Home COVID-19 Tests Available

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Self-tests can be ordered online for free at COVIDtests.gov. Placing an order only requires your name and residential address. You may also share your email address to get updates on your order. No ID, credit card, or health insurance information is requi...

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Posted on: March 1, 2022

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

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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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Trending in Riverside
Posted on: December 30, 2021

Rental Property Registrations Update

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Residential Rental Registration Program Update

The Riverside Residential Rental Registration Program, approved in 2021, started on January 1, 2022. Most rental property owners completed required registrations before the deadline of January 31. At this time...

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Posted on: March 8, 2022

Mental Health First Aid

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The Village of La Grange Park, in conjunction with the National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI), is co-hosting an event series focused on health and wellness. These events will take place on Mondays (dates below) in March, April, and May.

Learn more and ...

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Posted on: May 27, 2021

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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