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.

Upcoming Events

Halloween Party

4:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

LCDOT Deerfield Road Corridor Project

4:00 pm

Aptakisic Junior High School (15763 Aptakisic Rd, Prairie View, IL 60069)

Plan Commission

7:30 pm

300 Portwine
Riverwoods, IL

Recent Village News

Woodlands Maintenance on Village-Owned Properties

In the next few weeks, you may notice woodland maintenance crews working on Village-owned properties. These teams are removing buckthorn, garlic mustard, and other non-natives that are destructive to our oak-hickory ecosystem. This work is the first step in our current ten-year stewardship program f…


Electric Municipal Aggregation Progam

Before enrolling in the Program, you should evaluate the Village of Riverwoods aggregation rate to the rate you are currently paying for electric supply to determine if you would benefit from participation in the Program. You should review the terms and conditions associated with your current electr…



Trick or Treating Hours

Posted on 10/17/18

The Village of Riverwoods will have Trick-or-Treat hours on Wednesday, October 31 from 3:30-7 p.m.

2018 Voting Information

Posted on 10/10/18

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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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An Update from Mayor Norris

June 26, 2018 It’s the end of June and the start of some of the Chicago area’s most lovely, albeit too brief, weather.  I hope that you can get out and enjoy the glorious early summer weather in our equally glorious woodlands.  Stroll along some of our narrow streets lined with large lots.  Hike or bike on the various walking and biking paths, especially the Des Plaines River Trail.  Take time to vis…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The September/October 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…

Residents can pay bills, request records via Internet

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