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

Board of Trustees Meeting 02.02.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Plan Commission 02.04.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd
Riverwoods, IL

Board of Trustees Meeting 02.16.21

7:30 pm

300 Portwine Rd.
Riverwoods, IL 60015

Recent Village News

Toys for Tots Thanks

Thank you for the wonderful response to our Toys for Tots collection drive. The Village Hall vestibule was overflowing with bags of toys, books, and games for the less fortunate children of Lake County. One generous resident even dropped off 6 boxes of unwrapped toys! Your kindness …


SWALCO Household Chemical Waste Collection

Due to ongoing safety concerns associated with to COVID-19, SWALCO has modified its household chemical waste (HCW) collection program. All HCW collection events are currently being held on Saturdays at our Gurnee facility. This modification will continue into the summer months of 2021 when the agenc…



Prevent Auto Burglaries and Theft

Posted on 12/14/20

Overall incidents of auto burglaries and theft in Riverwoods have risen in past years, but there have only been a few incidents total.  The common thread between these crimes are that cars were unlocked and key fobs were left inside. Do the following to avoid making your vehicle a target: 1. Keep vehicle doors locked 2. Do not leave key fobs or car keys in your vehicle 3. Do not leave valuables visible in your vehicle. Read more in Police Chief Bruce Dayno's report on page 10 of the Village Voice here.

Hiring a Part-Time Police Officer

Posted on 07/30/20

Click Here To Apply

Mayor's Letter

November 3, 2020 In November and December, the Finance Committee and I will be presenting the Village Board with a planning budget for 2021. As part of that recommendation, the Committee and I will be calling for an increase in the Police Protection/System Tax (municipal property tax) of approximately $150 to $160 for the typical Riverwoods residence with a fair market value of $636,800.00 (and an equalized as…    Read more from our Mayor

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Village Voice

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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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