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2020 Parkway Tree Program

Every year the Village in conjunction with the North Riverside Garden Club plants trees on Village parkways free of charge to residents.  If you have space available on your parkway and would like a tree to be planted
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Apr 06, 2020

Free Masks for Seniors

In an ongoing effort to provide support and protection for our most vulnerable citizens, the Village has partnered with local residents to provide homemade masks for our senior citizens (65+).   Due to the limited
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Apr 06, 2020

Pandemic Coping Tips

As we navigate through these unprecedented times, our anxiety and stress levels are understandable high. But even though times are difficult, it is important for our mental health to find positive outlets to help us
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Apr 03, 2020

Vehicle Sticker Deadline Postponed to 5/31

Due to the extended Stay-in-Place order, the Village has extended the deadline to renew your vehicle stickers to May 31st.    Renewal applications will be mailed out shortly.  Residents should renew their stickers by
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Apr 02, 2020

Water Billing Late Fees Waived

The Village recognizes that the COVID-19 pandemic has created financial hardships for many of our residents.   In order to help, effective with the March 2020 billing, the Village will waive all water billing late fees
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Apr 02, 2020

Mayor's Youth Scholarship Applications

Since 2002 the Mayor's Youth Scholarship program has awarded monies to the Village's youth who were pursuing higher educations.  This year the Mayor is pleased to announce that despite the current circumstances, the
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Apr 01, 2020

Small Businesses and COVID-19

The Coronavirus has impacted small businesses as well as individuals.  To assist businesses with the economic impact of the Stay-in-Place order, both the Federal and State governments have passed legislation to
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Mar 31, 2020

COVID-19 Hotline

The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) operates a twenty-four hour a day, seven days a week hotline and email.  Illinoisans can dial 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov to get their questions
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Mar 31, 2020

Student Lunches Offered by Local Schools

Our local schools provide more than just an education to students, they also provide lunch for many students.  During this crisis, District 96 and RB High School will continue to provide lunches for their students and
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Mar 31, 2020

Senator LIghtford's Answers to Unemployment Questions

A lot of questions have been asked regarding unemployment and the Illinois Department of Employment Security (IDES).  Senator Lightford has supplied the following answers:   1.    Seniors/Disabilities:  Are those on
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Mar 31, 2020

RFP FOR WEBSITE DESIGN DUE DATE EXTENDED

The Village, in its ongoing efforts to improve transparency and resident assessibilty, is seeking to create a new digital multi-media presence for the Village that will enhance communications with our residents, promote
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Mar 30, 2020

COVID-19 UPDATE ON FACEBOOK LIVE

  On Monday, March 30th, Mayor Hermanek and State Representative La Shawn Ford held a live interview via Facebook to address concerns of our Village related to COVID-19.   CLICK HERE TO WATCH THE PODCAST.    
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Mar 30, 2020

IMPORTANT INFO: CHANGES IN GARBAGE PICK-UP

The Village was made aware that The Roy Strom Company recently modified their collection policy to protect their employees during the COVID-19 outbreak.  This temporary policy limits the amount of garbage they will
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Mar 28, 2020

Cornavirus Tax Relief Measures

Today Governor Pritzker joined the Federal IRS in extending the filing deadline for the 2019 Income Taxes.  The deadline was moved to July 15th for filing taxes.    For information about filing your federal tax return,
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Mar 25, 2020

Important Message from Police Department on Coronavirus

In an effort to reduce the potential exposure to our police officers and the community, the Village of North Riverside has temporarily adjusted our police response procedures.  The COVID-19 situation is rapidly evolving
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Mar 23, 2020

Court Dates Postponed

Based on guidlines issued by the CDC, the Village of North Riverside and the North Riverside Police Department are postponing all March and April court dates.  Click here for change of date information.
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Mar 17, 2020

Events & Programs Cancellations

To protect our participants and to help prevent the spread of the Coronavirus the Village has cancelled or postponed the following events.  Please continue to check this list for further developments.   Postponements
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Mar 13, 2020

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

The Village of North Riverside is monitoring the outbreak of the COVID-19 virus in the U.S. and village officials are in close contact with county and health agencies.   What the Village is doing to help contain the
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Mar 13, 2020

Overnight Parking & Vacation Watch Online Form

Residents who are going on vacation or leaving their home vacant for an extended period of time can register their home with the police department to put it on their watch list.  Click below to register your address or
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Jan 07, 2020

Village to Purchase Church Property

 "There are many ways of going forward, but only one way of standing still."  -Franklin D Roosevelt     North Riverside refuses to be a community left standing still. That is why at Monday night's village board meeting
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Dec 17, 2019

Strategic Plan Initiative

The Village is an ever evolving entity. Without a well thought out long-term strategy or comprehensive plan, today's decisions may not be relevant to our Village's future. The Mayor, Trustees, and Village staff have
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Dec 17, 2019

Special Board Meeting

On Monday, September 23rd, at 6PM the Village Board will hold a special board meeting regarding recreational cannabis and its impact on the Village. All Village residents are invited to attend the open meeting and will
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Sep 17, 2019

Community Alert System

  Community Alert System Communication is paramount during times of emergencies, and beneficial for local incidents and events.  Starting May 2019, the Village is changing from Code Red to Community Alert.  This new
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Apr 10, 2019

Excellence in Financial Reporting

  The Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting has been awarded to the Village of North Riverside for the 34th consecutive year.  The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of
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Apr 04, 2019

Announcing E-News!

The Village, in an ongoing effort to get timely information to our residents, is excited to announce the development of new electronic newsletter designed to supplement the existing quarterly newsletter.  The Village E-
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Mar 05, 2019

Village E-News

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Nov 15, 2018

S&P assigns "A" rating, stable outlook

On October 14, 2016, S&P Global Ratings assigned a rating of "A" to the Village of North Riverside, IL, Series 2016 GO Bond Alternate Revenue Source.  S&P Global Ratings views the outlook for this rating as
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Oct 17, 2016

Village Water Passes EPA Standards

Per Federal EPA requirements, the Village of North Riverside was required to conduct 30 Lead samples at pre-determined sites that were approved by the Illinois EPA. These tests were conducted on September 7, 2016. 
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Oct 12, 2016

BOIL ORDER LIFTED

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14.0pt; line-height: 107%;">Results are back regarding the water sample testing and both samples are clean, the one taken during the break and
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Aug 18, 2016

RESIDENTIAL BRANCH COLLECTION

Curbside brush collection has started for the season.   Collection is every Tuesday through November 14th.  Any questions, please contact Public Works.
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May 25, 2016

2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Click here to access the Village of North Riverside 2015 Public Water Supply Consumer Confidence Report.  
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Apr 18, 2016

INFORMATION ON VILLAGE WATER RATES

Water Rates & Water Operations Fee   There are a number of costs involved in providing water and sewer services to your home:   Water Costs:  The Village gets its water from the City of Chicago via the
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Apr 13, 2016

Village seeking RFP for accounting software

Request for proposals are being sought for a comprehensive intergrated municipal finance software system.   Interested vendors can download the RFP below.  Sealed proposals must be received by April 1, 2016.  All
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Mar 08, 2016

MORE SERVICES FOR SENIOR & DISABLED RESIDENTS

North Riverside is now offerring a new PACE Bus program as an additional service to our Senior Rider Program.  Please click on the link below to get more details:   PROGRAM DETAILS    
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Feb 24, 2016

Village Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Village's Finance Department has earned it's 30th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). 
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Mar 16, 2015

Jim Nowlan: Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke?

Article was published in The Daily Journal January 9, 2015 By:  Jim Nowlan    The more I read about state and local government pensions in Illinois, the worse it gets. Many municipal police and fire pension funds are so
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Jan 19, 2015

NORTH RIVERSIDE LOOKS AT FRESH SOLUTION TO PENSION NIGHTMARE

Article Published by the Chicago Sun-Times Tuesday, November 11, 2014     MADELEINE DOUBEK    With the election over, it’s time we turn to finding fresh solutions to the massive pension and other debt problems we
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Nov 12, 2014

PENSION CASE STUDY: NORTH RIVERSIDE

Article published by the Illinois Policy Institute October, 2014  
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Nov 07, 2014

**IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR**

Update re: Status of Fire Department Privatization    As you are aware, the Village of North Riverside recently filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County affirming our ability to officially terminate our
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Oct 06, 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE TESTS UNION CONTRACT IN COURT

Published by the Chicago Tribune September 12, 2014, 4:50 PM   After several fruitless months of union bargaining, the Village of North Riverside has taken a dramatic step to protect its taxpayers.   The village filed
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Sep 15, 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE DECLARES IMPASSE WITH FIREFIGHTERS' UNION

NORTH RIVERSIDE DECLARES IMPASSE WITH FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION, WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH PRIVATIZATION, FILING SUIT TODAY;    Court Filing Seeks to Affirm Village’s Right to Terminate Expired Union Contract      Friday,
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Sep 12, 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE NOT ALONE IN PENSION CRISIS

There are 217 police and fire pension funds in suburban Cook County. The taxpayer-supported systems, with collective assets of nearly $5 billion, are intended to provide public safety workers and their families with
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Aug 07, 2014

MAYOR RESPONDS TO RESIDENTS CONCERNS OVER PLAN TO PRIVATIZE FIRE DEPARTMENT

I appreciate your concern at this challenging time for North Riverside. Let me assure you that every decision we have made thus far has been the result of strategically thought out assessment and deliberation. We have
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Jul 22, 2014

Mayor responds to claims of inferior fire services

A recent article in the Landmark, which was focused on the firefighters’ union, left out some important facts that North Riverside residents should know about the Village’s proposal to continue providing safe and
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Jul 18, 2014

Tribune in favor of privatization plan

Privatizing to solve pension mess   North Riverside firefighters can show the way   Published in Chicago Tribune, July 8, 2014     In 1979, the original Sony Walkman was the newest way to listen to music. Switchboard
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Jul 08, 2014

CHICAGO TRIBUNE SUPPORTS PRIVATIZATION OF FIRE DEPT

  Putting out the fire North Riverside has a novel answer for its pension crisis Published by the Chicago Tribune on June 26, 2014   North Riverside is a small town with a big problem: It can't make its pension payments
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Jun 26, 2014

VILLAGE EXPLORES FIRE DEPT PRIVATIZATION

WITH MOUNTING STATE PRESSURE TO FUND MILLIONS IN PUBLIC PENSIONS, NORTH RIVERSIDE EXPLORES FIRE DEPARTMENT PRIVATIZATION   Village prioritizes health and safety, seeks to retain current firefighters by expanding
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Jun 18, 2014

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MAYOR

 In recent weeks, the Village of North Riverside has presented its proposed budget for next year, which projects an operating budget deficit of $1.9 million. A full $1.8 million of this deficit is a direct result of the
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Jun 18, 2014

2013 Water Quality Report

The 2013 Consumer Confidence Report addressing the quality of the Village's potable water supply is now available for review.  Please click here to access this report.
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Jun 17, 2014

ComEd Smart Meter Installation

ComEd crews plan to be in North Riverside starting in September 2013 to install smart meters at local homes and businesses. This phase of installation is expected to end in November 2013. Smart meters are digital
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Sep 19, 2013