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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Recent Village News

July 31 Celebration

A big thank you to the residents who came out to honor Mayor Emeritus John Norris and celebrate the Flatwoods Heritage Center grand opening. The weather was perfect and Cheesie's Food Truck provided delicious meals. Residents enjoyed a variety of afternoon activities including seeing honey bees in a…


Village Hall Now Open to the Public

The Village Hall is now open to the public. Our hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30-1:30. We are looking forward to helping you in person again.



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

May 25, 2021 I want to start my term as Mayor by thanking Mayor Emeritus John Norris. John is a most definitely a tough act to follow. Looking back over his time in office – from Trustee to Mayor – there are many accomplishments. I will summarize what Trustee Haber listed at Mayor Norris’ last full meeting on April 20: Most visible of the accomplishments during Mayor Norris’ ter…    Read more from our Mayor

Village Voice

The July-August 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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