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

Wine and Cheese Gathering

5:00 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Board of Trustees

7:26 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Plan Commission

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Road
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Recent Village News

Wine and Cheese Gathering

Come and join your Riverwoods friends and neighbors at our first Wine and Cheese Gathering, Feb 28th from 5:00-7:00pm at Riverwoods Village Hall. This is a great opportunity to meet new people and socialize with friends you have already made!


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…



Hiring a Part-Time Police Officer

Posted on 10/05/18

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State of the Village January 2019

December 28, 2018 State of the Village January 2019 New Year’s Greetings! I am pleased to report that the state of the Village of Riverwoods remains excellent. That’s not to say that the last year didn’t have its problems. For example, there was record (at least since the river gauge was installed at Route 22) high water on the Des Plaines. Another problem was the openi…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The January/February 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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