The Lake County Health Department rolled out a new data hub, which includes a breakdown of cases by age and gender, in addition to the number of cases and deaths in Lake County and in the State of Illinois, and an interactive map of COVID-19 cases in Lake County by municipality. It also includes some useful census data from Lake County. View it at https://www.lakecountyil.gov/COVID19data.


The village employee who had been exposed to COVID-19 has remained symptom-free and cleared by their doctor to return to work.   Accordingly, the Village Hall staff will be returning on a limited basis.  At least one member of the staff will be available at Village Hall during reduced business hours of 8:30 am to 12:00 noon to assist residents by phone, email, or, in rare instances, by appointment as appropriate.


Operating on a reduced level means that we are still likely to take more time to provide service than before the COVID-19 outbreak. We do hope, however, that the change in staffing will allow us to provide assistance more quickly than we have been able to over the last few weeks.

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

Please stay home unless it is truly necessary to go out!

FROM CHIEF DAYNO/RIVERWOODS POLICE:  I want to thank and compliment Riverwoods residents and businesses for following the guidelines of the Governor’s Executive Order on COVID-19. In my teleconference meetings with other law enforcement agencies, I am hearing that this is not the case in all municipalities. Other towns are seeing an increased number of complaints of businesses possibly operating outside the guidelines of the Governor’s Executive Order, or people congregating not following the stay-home order.

We have received minimal complaints in Riverwoods but residents have been telling me about violations they observe in other communities. To streamline the reporting of possible violations that do not require an immediate police response, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office developed a webpage (www.frontlinepss.com/lakeilreport) where the general public can log an executive order complaint instead of calling a dispatch center. The Sheriff’s Office will pass along complaints received via this site when they originate in municipal boundaries. If the complaint involves a food production/serving/selling establishment, the report will also be sent to the Lake County Health Department.

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions.

Update from the Lincolnshire Riverwoods Fire Protection District click here

Upcoming Events

Board of Trustees Meeting 04.21.20

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Board of Trustees Meeting 05.05.20

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Plan Commission

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

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Village Voice

The March/April 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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