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Posted on: May 22, 2019

4th of July Parade Theme Contest

American Flag Stars

The contest is open to all children in Kindergarten through 5th Grade who reside in or attend school in Riverside.  Mail and email entries including:  Parade Theme, student name, phone number, parent name, email address, student grade an...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Changes to BNSF Schedule

Metra Train in Riverside

Metra today announced a revised weekday schedule for the BNSF line that includes two new trains to relieve crowding on some trains and other minor adjustments.  Metra is also adding a train in each direction to the weekend schedule as part of a s...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

Temporary Parking Changes Take Effect May 20

Temporary Parking During Construction

Commuter Lot 1 is now open!

The reconstruction of Parking Lot 1, next to the Metra station, with permeable pavers, began on Monday, March 18 and is now complete.

Construction continues around the Metra station.

The Metra Pedestrian Access Improvement Project...

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Posted on: May 17, 2019

Bicycle Survey


Attention Riverside bicyclists, enthusiasts and everyday bike riders.  We need your input!  The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and the Forest Preserve District of Cook County are studying potential alignments and key connector ...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Riverside Firefighter Honored

FD Furtoss Memorial Brick

On May 14, Riverside Firefighter, John Furtoss was honored in Springfield at the Firefighters Memorial at the Capitol Building.  Fire Chief Matt Buckley and Firefighter John Valente joined Furtoss’s family at the ceremony where a commemorative br...

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Posted on: May 16, 2019

Sedge Planting in Riverside

Landscape Workday - Sedge Planting

On a recent chilly landscape workday in April, Village Forester Michael Collins, along with noted plant expert Roy Diblik, the Frederick Law Olmsted Society, and Department of Public Works staff planted 820 Penn or Common Oak and White tinged sedge plugs....

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Posted on: May 15, 2019


Bird on Branch Yellow Rumped Warbler

Throughout spring, Forest Preserves of Cook County visitors can enjoy exceptional birding opportunities during a variety of birding special events and programs.  Birders of all experience levels can celebrate World Migratory Bird Day, go on a bir...

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Posted on: May 13, 2019

Vehicle and Pet Licenses are now available

Cat and dog sleeping

Vehicle stickers and pet licenses for 2019 - 2020 are now available. Renewal applications were mailed May 10.  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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Posted on: May 11, 2019

Two Riverside Businesses Join Illinois Made Program

Illinois Made Logo Engraved in Wood surrounded by food and drinks

Congratulations Flur & Higgins Glass Studio! Riverside is proud to be the home of 1-2-3! Makers in the Illinois Made Program. Flur & Higgins Glass now join Quincy Street Distillery as Riverside Makers featured in the State's Illinois Made Program....

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Posted on: May 10, 2019

Memorial Day in Riverside

American Flag in the distance with a branch on the side

Riverside will commemorate Memorial Day with an event on Sunday, May 26 and two events on Monday, May 27.

River Lanterns at Dusk

To honor service members, and commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the American Legion, family members of current and past servi...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

Gold Star Memorial Renovations

Guthrie Park Memorial Stone WW1 and WW2 Resized for Trending

The Village of Riverside has begun the renovation of the Gold Star Memorial in Guthrie Park.  The project will include the following:

  • Lifting and temporarily relocating the Veterans Memorial stone monuments and Edward Driver Memorial at the east e...
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Posted on: April 30, 2019

May is Aging Well Month


Aging Care Connections' Aging Well Month is now in its 7th year and bigger than ever.  Over 75 programs tailored to older adults are planned throughout the month of May, which is recognized nationally as Older Americans Month. The programs are ed...

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Aging Well Month Program Guide Trending in Riverside
Posted on: April 3, 2019

2019 Road Construction


The Village's 2019 street resurfacing projects are scheduled to begin on Herrick Road on April 15.   Forest Avenue and Barrypoint Road will also be resurfaced.  IDOT has awarded the resurfacing contract to Lindahl Brothers of Bensenville...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

ComEd Vegetation Management


ComEd is currently performing vegetation management in Riverside and will be working in the village for the next three months.  Vegetation management is a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as co...

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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.

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