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Posted on: September 18, 2020

September Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting


The Planning and Zoning Commission will hold their regular meeting and a public hearing on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 7 PM in the Riverside Township Hall Auditorium (2nd Floor), 27 Riverside Rd. Riverside, IL.  The meeting will be broadcast...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Newsletter News Flash

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Riverside Parks & Recreation is excited to release the launch of our Newsletter series. Discover up to date information about what you Parks & Recreation Department can do for you.We are switching to Newsletters to be released every 2 to 4 weeks, ...

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Posted on: September 17, 2020

Historical Commission Meeting

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The Riverside Historical Commission will meet at 7:00 p.m. in Room 4 of the Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road, Riverside, IL, on Monday, September 21, 2020.

View or download the agenda here. E-Flash
Posted on: September 15, 2020

In the spirit of Picnic Like it's 1869

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Calling all picnic hampers – both antique and backpack.  It’s that time of year when Riverside celebrates Picnic Like It’s 1869.

In a normal year, we would gather together on a Sunday (weather permitting) for music an...

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Posted on: September 8, 2020

RPD-Slurpee Patrol

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Each year, 7-Eleven, Inc. helps thousands of local police officers recognize the good guys, specifically the young ones. For the 24th year, 7-Eleven is partnering with law enforcement agencies across the country to distribute free Slurpee drink coupons th...

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Posted on: August 28, 2020

Electric Aggregation Update


In 2012, the village had a referendum on whether to allow the village to purchase electricity from electric aggregation programs. Riverside voters approved the referendum by 75%.

In the early years of electric aggregation, Riverside was able to procure low...

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Posted on: August 26, 2020

Sprinkling Restrictions


The ongoing hot, dry weather is taking a toll on vegetation throughout northern Illinois. According to Richard Hentschel of the University of Illinois Extension, a “lawn will naturally go dormant during hot summer months until cooler weather and...

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Posted on: September 10, 2020

BNSF Track Work in Riverside

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BNSF has notified the village that they intend to replace railroad ties from Chicago to Aurora over the course of 4 nights: from September 17 – September 20, 2020. The plan is to change out 11,000 railroad ties using roughly 40 pieces of special...

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Posted on: August 18, 2020

Please Water Parkway Trees


The village forester requests that residents please water parkway trees. The lack of rain in recent weeks and throughout the summer months is having an adverse impact on parkway trees throughout the village. Younger, recently planted trees are especially ...

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Morton Arboretum Video E-Flash
Posted on: August 14, 2020

COVID-19 Update from President Sells

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Dear Neighbors,Riverside, like most of Illinois, is experiencing an uptick in COVID-19 cases. All of the science indicates that this trend is likely to get worse as we move into the fall and winter months. And the reason that cases are increasing is becau...

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Posted on: August 12, 2020

COVID-19 Rental Assistance is Available

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The Cook County Bureau of Economic Development announced yesterday that the COVID-19 Rental Assistance Program is now open.  The Rental Assistance Program helps suburban Cook County residents having difficulty paying their rent as a result of the...

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See all COVID-19 Updates here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 10, 2020

Illinois Housing Development Authority

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If you have been unable to pay your rent due to COVID-19, Emergency Rental Assistance is available.  It is important to continue paying as much of your rent as you can.  Also, talk to your landlord on a regular basis about your situation...

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Learn more and apply here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 6, 2020

ComEd News

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In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, ComEd is offering residential customer assistance programs.  Please see the attached flyer for more information.

Find details here. E-Flash
Posted on: August 6, 2020

August 5, 2020 COVID-19 Update

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The Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH) has issued guidance for bars, fitness clubs, personal care businesses and other gathering places to respond to a new surge in COVID-19 cases in suburban Cook County, particularly among young adults.

The p...

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Posted on: July 30, 2020

2020 Census Update

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Currently, Riverside’s 2020 Census self-response rate is 79.7%.  We need everyone’s cooperation to ensure a complete and accurate count of everyone living in Riverside!  Beginning the week of July 30, Census Bureau em...

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Respond to the 2020 Census here! E-Flash