This place is like nowhere else. We have the largest collection of private residences in a woodlands preservation setting anywhere on the North Shore. Pair that with miles of bikes paths, woods packed with hundred year-old trees and a rich natural environment on the ground below, and you’ll see why there’s nothing like it anywhere. With easy access to major highways and train lines, the city is only a hop, skip, and a jump away.

Privacy, simplicity, personality, accessibility: our residents protect it, cherish it, and are committed to its continued prosperity.


The Village will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018, in observance of Memorial Day.

Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL

Plan Commission

7:30 pm

300 Portwine
Riverwoods, IL

Board of Trustees

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL

Recent Village News

Family Day

Mark your calendars now for Riverwoods Family Day on June 10th from 11 am– 3 pm at Tennaqua Swim and Tennis Club at 1 Tennaqua Lane in Deerfield! Riverwoods just loves a party!  Invite all of the residents, especially the kids, and …


Des Plaines River Update

DES PLAINES RIVER UPDATE: A significant amount of rain has fallen on Lake County over the last few days.  As would be expected, the water level of the Des Plaines River is at a flood stage.  The National Weather Service indicates the river was at 11.5 feet at the Linc…


An Update from Mayor Norris

May 9, 2018 Greetings! Spring is here with warmer weather and blooming flowers.  Unfortunately, it also means rain, clogged culverts, overflowing ditches and swales, and flooded yards.  Please take advantage of the warmer Spring days to clean the culverts and drainage swales and ditches on your property.  It is required by Village ordinance but, more importantly, it’s the right thing to do.  If you&#…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The May/June issue of the Village Voice is now available.

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Village Notices

Watering Restrictions

During the period of May 15 through September 15, watering is permitted from 5 pm until 10 am only. Residents living in even-addressed homes may water on even numbered days of the …

Residents can pay bills, request records via Internet

Riverwoods residents can pay their water bills online thanks to the Illinois State Treasurer’s Office. To pay online, residents should log onto 

SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Collections will Accept Unused Medications from Residents

The Solid Waste Agency of Lake County, IL (SWALCO) will begin their Household Chemica…
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Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification side-by-side with the Village non-emergency resident email database. As a resident or business you can opt-in to emergency messages, non-emergency messages or both.

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