2022 Vehicle Sticker Renewal
The 2022/2023 vehicle sticker renewals have been postponed while the Village Board reevaluates the current program.
The 2021/2022 vehicle sticker (see below) will
Mar 25, 2022
The Village's ice skating rink, located on 8th Ave, has been closed for the season due to the warming weather.
Mar 02, 2022
Due to the rising number of positive COVID-19 cases the Village's Handyman Program has suspended all inside work until further notice.
If you would like to get on the waitlist for when the program resumes, please call
Dec 28, 2021
The Nicor Gas Line project from 1st-19th Avenue has started the next phase - the replacement of resident's gas meters.
K&S Energy Services, a Nicor contractor, is locating the gas meter at every property for future
Dec 23, 2021
Greetings residents, friends, community members:
As we close out the summer season and transition into the holidays, I have been reflecting on different conversations that I’ve had with many of you. It gives me
Nov 15, 2021
The Consumer Confidence Report (CCR) rule requires all community water systems provide reports to their customers on the quality of their drinking water.
The Village of North Riverside, in conjunction with the City
Jun 24, 2021
Due to the difficulty with the postal service, vehicle stickers will no longer be available for purchase online.
Jun 01, 2021
North Riverside officially entered the Restore Illinois Bridge Phase on Wednesday, May 5, 2021.
The bridge phase is designed to move Illinois forward in increments to the post-pandemic Phase 5. Click here to read more
May 14, 2021
Dr. Todd Fitzgerald recently issued a letter to Komarek families regarding the impact the Komarek referendum has on this year's property tax installments. The letter noted that the referendum tax was not included in
May 13, 2021
On March 22nd, Mayor Hermanek attended Governor Pritzker's press conference announcing the new Forest Park mass vaccination site. The Forest Park location which will open on Friday, March 26th, will start innocolating
Mar 23, 2021
The State of Illinois has added 80 new COVID-19 Vaccination Locations being the total number of locations to 390. Click here to see the IDPH Press Release.
Locations in the North Riverside area include:
Mar 22, 2021
Every year the Village in conjunction with the North Riverside Garden Club plants trees on Village parkways free of charge to residents.
The 2020 Tree Program has been completed. If you are interested in a parkway
Mar 06, 2021
North Riverside entered Phase 4 of Restore Illinois on Tuesday, February 3rd. In Phase 4, restaurants are allowed limited indoor dining, movie theaters, museums, bowling alleys and skating rinks can reopen within
Feb 03, 2021
As we continue to struggle through the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, please remember the Village has continued to NOT assess any late fees on late water accounts. We understand the financial stress this pandemic
Jan 08, 2021
The State of Illinois today announced revised guidelines for restaurants and bar establishments statewide to operate safely and help prevent the spread of COVID-19. Based on a recent increase in cases, these latest
Aug 25, 2020
Cook County Department of Public Health (CCDPH), in conjunction with the Hektoen Institute has begun to hire the first set of contact tracing positions for suburban Cook County. These positions are open to Cook
Aug 05, 2020
Illinois e-News Release
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: July 22, 2020
Aug 04, 2020
The Mayor read the following statement at the July 27th Village Committee Meetings:
"As you recall at the last Village Board Meeting, Trustee Mandel slandered me and my administrator by accusing us of illegal and
Jul 31, 2020
On June 18th, ComEd announced a comprehensive COVID-19 assistance program to help customers who are having difficulty paying their utility bills. The program offers numerous options from payment plans to financial
Jun 19, 2020
I WOULD LIKE TO READ A STATEMENT AS YOUR MAYOR ON BEHALF OF OUR VILLAGE, REGARDING THE DEATH OF MR. GEORGE FLOYD AND THE EVENTS OCCURRING IN ITS AFTERMATH.
I AM VERY PROUD OF THE PROFESSIONALISM, DEDICATION, HARD
Jun 09, 2020
The Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity (DECO) is working to provide the Small Business Administration (SBA) with information from small businesses and non-profits who have been severely impacted
Jun 09, 2020
Cook County has announced that they are now accepting loan applications for the Community Recovery Fund. Launched as part of the Bureau of Economic Development's Community Recovery initiative, the $10M Community
Jun 08, 2020
The Administration office is pleased to announce new extended office hours.
Effective Wednesday, June 10th, the Administration office will be until 8pm on Wednesdays.
New Administration Window Hours
Jun 03, 2020
As you are aware, North Riverside reopened all Village facilities on Monday, June 1, 2020 for any village business that requires in-person transactions. Access to our facilities is still being limited and residents are
Jun 03, 2020
In conjunction with Governor Pritzker’s Phase 3 reopening plan scheduled for Friday, May 29th, North Riverside will start to reopen using the Restore Illinois guidelines.
♦ All Village parks will reopen,
May 28, 2020
Due to the Restore Illinois restrictions, local adjudication court hearings have been postponed.
Click here to for new hearing dates.
May 28, 2020
No Wipes Down the Pipes! The Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic has increased the demand for household cleaning items, including disinfecting wipes, paper towels and toilet paper which has sometimes been hard to find. As a
May 27, 2020
Congratulations to all North Riverside Graduates!
May 18, 2020
If you are interested in earning $26.50 - $29.50 per hour, the Census Bureau is still hiring for a variety of positions.
Click on the image below for more information.
May 14, 2020
CEDA is offering scholarship opportunities for post-secondary education for students residing in Suburban Cook County. This scholarship is need tested, to learn more click on the graphic below;
May 10, 2020
The Board of Trustees of the firefighter's pension fund will hold a Zoom video conference meeting on May 19th at 9:00am. Click here for the Zoom link and agenda.
May 07, 2020
In an ongoing effort to provide support and protection for our citizens, the Village has partnered with local residents to provide homemade masks for North Riverside residents. These masks, made of a double layer of
Apr 24, 2020
On Thursday, Governor Pritzker extended the State's Say-At-Home order until May 30th. He also instituted a mask or face covering requirement similar to the North Riverside directive issued April18th.
Apr 24, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, upcoming court dates have been postponed. Below is a copy of the bulletin issued by the NR Police Department. If you have any questions, please call (708) 762-5431.
Apr 21, 2020
At his April 17, 2020, press conference, Governor Pritzker officially closed all Illinois schools, both public and private, for the remainder of the school year. Classes will continue to be held remotely, but students
Apr 17, 2020
During this pandemic, we aren’t able to participate in the activities that bring us together as a community. However, North Riverside is resilient and we will get through this crisis together!
Help unify our
Apr 16, 2020
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. on April 18, 2020, all individuals working or shopping at an essential business in North Riverside will be required to use a face cover over their nose and mouth. This includes but is not
Apr 16, 2020
You may be housebound, but North Riverside residents can still celebrate events and make some noise! Join the North Riverside Recreation by participating in next week's community events.
Apr 10, 2020
To help stop the spread of COVID-19 and limit operator-passenger interaction, Pace is implementing a temporary "Quick Board, Safe Board" policy and waive fare collection on fixed route bus and aDA paratransit service.
Apr 10, 2020
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic the Village has suspended its electronic recycling program. If you have electronic recyclables that can't wait until the suspension is lifted, you can take them to eWorks Electronic
Apr 09, 2020
ComEd is suspending service discconnects and providing resources and payment accommodations for those who may have challenges paying their monthly energy bill. If you or your business needs financial assistance you can
Apr 07, 2020
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
Apr 06, 2020
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
Apr 06, 2020
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
Apr 03, 2020
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
Apr 02, 2020
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
Apr 01, 2020
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
Mar 31, 2020
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 email@example.com to get their questions
Mar 31, 2020
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
Mar 31, 2020
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
Mar 31, 2020
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.
Mar 30, 2020
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
Mar 28, 2020
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,
Mar 25, 2020
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
Mar 23, 2020
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.
Mar 17, 2020
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.
Mar 13, 2020
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
Mar 13, 2020
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
Jan 07, 2020
"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
Dec 17, 2019
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
Dec 17, 2019
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
Sep 17, 2019
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
Apr 10, 2019
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
Apr 04, 2019
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-
Mar 05, 2019
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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
Nov 15, 2018
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
Oct 17, 2016
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.
Oct 12, 2016
<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
Aug 18, 2016
Curbside brush collection has started for the season. Collection is every Tuesday through November 14th. Any questions, please contact Public Works.
May 25, 2016
Click here to access the Village of North Riverside 2015 Public Water Supply Consumer Confidence Report.
Apr 18, 2016
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
Apr 13, 2016
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
Mar 08, 2016
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:
Feb 24, 2016
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).
Mar 16, 2015
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
Jan 19, 2015
Article Published by the Chicago Sun-Times
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
With the election over, it’s time we turn to finding fresh solutions to the massive pension and other debt problems we
Nov 12, 2014
Article published by the Illinois Policy Institute
Nov 07, 2014
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
Oct 06, 2014
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
Sep 15, 2014
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
Sep 12, 2014
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
Aug 07, 2014
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
Jul 22, 2014
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
Jul 18, 2014
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
Jul 08, 2014
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
Jun 26, 2014
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
Jun 18, 2014
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
Jun 18, 2014
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.
Jun 17, 2014
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
Sep 19, 2013