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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Board of Trustees Meeting 12.07.21

7:30 pm

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Board of Trustees Meeting 12.21.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL

Recent Village News

Toy for Tots Collection Boxes

The Village is again partnering with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Program to collect new, unwrapped toys for children of all ages. The collected toys will be distributed to less fortunate children throughout Lake County.  Because of your generosity, last year's boxes were overflowing…


Elevate Care Grand Opening

On August 12, Mayor Ford was honored to cut the grand opening ribbon at Elevate Care. The 240 bed, newly remodeled facility offers short term rehabilitation, physical therapy, memory and skilled nursing care. Formerly known as Brentwood North, Elevate Care is operating under new ownership which prom…



A review of Riverwoods by Miles Owen

Posted on 04/16/21

A big thank you to Wilmot Elementary first grader Miles Owen for his review of Riverwoods. Miles is learning how to write reviews in school and his dad shared this one with us. Glad you love Riverwoods as much as we do, Miles! Miles Owen

Mayor's Letter

November 10, 2021 Dear Residents, The RECYCLE-O-RAMA event was a wonderful success. In the great spirit of volunteerism, Riverwoods residents met over 90 cars and filled massive containers with donated shoes, stuffed animals, clothing, and sporting goods. Many thanks to Louise and Roger Simonson, David Shimberg, Laurie Breitkopf, and Randi Merel for their time and effort in …    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The November-December 2021 issue of the Village Voice is now available.

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Village Notices

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…

Ditches and Drainageways

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

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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