A Message from The Mayor:

The events of recent weeks have left me deeply saddened.  The brutal mistreatment and death of George Floyd at the hands of a police officer. The chase and death of Ahmaud Arbery at the hands of men who were at best racially biased vigilantes and more likely bigoted racists. Rioting, looting, and violence by people claiming they are “protesting” while their criminal actions overshadow real protesters with a real message of real importance.

As John Norris, individual American citizen, I condemn the brutal, unprofessional, and apparently criminal behavior of the police officers in Minnesota that resulted in tragic death of Mr. Floyd. I fervently call for justice to be done and pray that it will be. As Mayor of Riverwoods, I will continue work, along with Chief Dayno of the Riverwoods Police, to ensure that we have both a police force and an administrative staff that are professional and properly trained. The simplest way to say it is I expect every person employed by, or affiliated with, the Village of Riverwoods to treat everyone, resident, visitor, or just passing through, with dignity and respect.

Racism and bigotry have no place in Riverwoods.


The full Restore Illinois Plan can be found here:

For information on the use of cloth face coverings, click here.

Other changes include:

Health Care Centers can conduct elective surgeries and procedures in compliance with the guidance provided by the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Greenhouses, garden centers, nurseries, and animal groomers may re-open as essential businesses, provided they maintain social distancing requirements and require employees and customers to wear face coverings.

Retail stores designated as non-essential businesses and operations may re-open to fulfill phone and online orders for curbside pick-up and delivery.
State parks will begin a phased re-opening.
Fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be allowed.
Golf will be permitted under strict safety guidelines.

If you have an emergency, call 9-1-1. If you have something requiring immediate attention, please call 847-945-1820.


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Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees Meeting 07.21.19

7:30 pm

300 Portiwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Board of Trustees Meeting 08.04.20

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Plan Commission

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

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Mosquito Abatement

Posted on 06/24/20

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Village Voice

The MAY/JUNE 2020 issue of the Village Voice is now available.

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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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