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.

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Recent Village News

Attention Bird Feeder Watchers

The Christmas Bird Counts are a bird censusing project sponsored by the National Audubon Society that began in 1900. There are thousands of counts all over the Western Hemisphere. The counts are based on 15 mile diameter circles. Riverwoods is located within the Evanston North Shore Christmas Bird c…


Riverwoods Halloween Party 2018!

Thanks to all who supported and participated in our 2018 Halloween Party!!



Upcoming Holiday Schedule – Village Closed

Posted on 11/21/18

On Tuesday, December 25 & December 31, Village Hall offices will be closed in observance of Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Happy Holidays!

Hiring a Part-Time Police Officer

Posted on 10/05/18

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Riverwoods Village Election

Posted on 10/01/18

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A New Look for the Village

November 29, 2018 Dear Riverwoods Family, Earlier this year, we embarked on an effort to get to know our community a little better. We wanted to get the answers to a handful of key questions: What are the defining characteristics of our community? What is our common ground as residents? How should we be talking about ourselves and to each other? What should the desi…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The November/December issue of the Village Voice is now available.

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Village Notices

Ditches and Drainageways

Please remember your ditches and drainageways. They need to get cleaned up so when it rains debris doesn’t ge…

A Reminder About Open Burning and Residential Outdoor Lighting

Here are some things to keep in mind: Open Burning Open burning is allowed for “landscape waste” between 8:00am and 8:00pm. The fire must…

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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