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Building a New Home in the Woods An Update on Village Projects 2017 Riverwoods Village Election Summertime at Brushwood Center Focusing on a Healthy and Native Woodland Controlling Mosquitoes While Protecting Bees

Municipal Electric Aggregation

The Village of Riverwoods voters approved a referendum allowing the Village to enter into an electricity purchasing agreement for its residential and small business customers.

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Green Power Program

All residents purchasing electricity through MC Squared are receiving savings over what they would have been paying under the current ComEd rates.

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Village-To-Resident Notification System

The Village of Riverwoods utilizes Blackboard Connect service for emergency resident notification

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Branding Committee Open Meeting at The Village Hall on January 23, 2018 from 9am-12pm

Mosquito control applications

The Southlake Mosquito Abatement District will be performing the second Village wide adult mosquito control application this week based on positive West Nile Virus mosquito samples collected by truck mounted applicator this evening, August 30, 2017, of all Village streets, weather conditions permitting.

Ammended combined tree/woodland ordinance

Upcoming Plan Commission Meeting on January 11, 2018 at 7:30pm to discuss the amended combined tree/woodland ordinance. Click here to view the draft of this ordinance.

2017 Consumer Confidence Report

Please go to to view your 2017 Annual Water Quality Report and learn more about your drinking water. If you have any questions regarding this report, please call 847-377-7500.

To all residents:

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and myself, I would like to say thank you to the residents who attended the August 8, 2017 Town Hall meeting on the possible widening of Deerfield Rd. by the Lake County Department of Transportation (LDOT).

Approximately 92 residents attended and provided the Board of Trustees with a diverse cross section of ideas and opinions. You may be assured that we are reviewing all suggestions and comments, and incorporating many of them into our strategy for dealing with this issue. In addition, it will be helpful in our dealings with LDOT to be able to document our residents’ concerns about how widening Deerfield Rd. would impact our core values as a community.

Finally, we appreciate the way in which the residents conducted themselves. Unlike other communities, in which town meetings often degenerate into shouting matches and chaos, the residents of Riverwoods acted in a mature, reasoned fashion. This allowed everyone to have a chance to be heard. You are all to be commended.

We look forward to talking with you all again sometime this fall after the next Stakeholder Involvement Group meeting conducted by LDOT.

Special pricing for homes of Riverwoods of Lakeshore Recycling Systems services that have been affected by flooding

$15 per yard with a 2 yard minimum – for general household material and construction debris. Material must be placed at the curb, no electronics or white goods.

Large clean outs from floods –

  • 20yd open top: $375 up to 5 tons, over 5 tons $55 per ton
  • 30yd open top: $425 up to 6 tons, over 6 tons $55 per ton

Residents can call in to customer service at 773-685-8811 option 3 to schedule an extra pick up or roll off dumpster or they can go on our website at

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out an interactive tax bill to help you better understand what is included on your bill. Also, below are some of the most frequently asked questions the Treasurer's Office has received. View more on the Treasurer's Office website.

Question: I never received my tax bill. What should I do?
Answer: Call the Treasurer’s office at 847-377-2323 or print a bill on the Treasurer's Office website. Duplicate Tax Bill page.

Question: What if I have my bill, but I lost my payment stubs?
Answer: Be sure to write the parcel number on your check. You can also download a copy of your tax bill with a payment stub at the Payment Status screen.

Question: I did not live here in 2015. Why did I receive a 2015 tax bill?
Answer: The tax remains with the property regardless of ownership. To determine your liability for paying the tax, check your closing statement to see if the seller gave you credit, or contact your attorney.

Property Tax Payment Options

U.S. Mail - Mail your payment using the envelopes provided with your bill. It must be postmarked on or before the due date in order to avoid penalty. To mail in your payment, send it to the Treasurer's Office P.O. Box located in Bedford Park, IL.

Other property tax payment options include: drop box, in person at most Lake County banks, and at the Lake County Treasurer's Office, online, or by phone.

Visit the treasurer's website at for more information, including billing history, property tax exemptions, and more.

Deerfield Road Corridor Project

The Village of Riverwoods held a Town Hall meeting on August 8th to explain the process and status of the Deerfield Road project and to receive the opinions, concerns and suggestions from our residents. The new village meeting room was completely filled with standing room only. Every person was given an opportunity to speak. The main concerns were flooding, taking of property, tree removal, extent of construction, bike/multiuse path, alternative improvement design, and other ecological issues.

Town Hall Meeting

On behalf of the Board of Trustees and myself, I would like to say thank you to the residents who attended the August 8, 2017 Town Hall meeting on the possible widening of Deerfield Road. by the Lake County Department of Transportation (LCDOT).

Village Board of Trustees Meeting Notes

The following is a summary of ordinances, resolutions, and non-routine matters considered by the Board of Trustees from the meeting minutes of  June 6, 20, July 5, 18, and August 1. Read the entirety of these minutes on the Village of Riverwoods website at

School Season Means School Buses

The school season began in August with children heading off to school. Most children go to school and return home on school buses.

A Reminder About Open Burning and Residential Outdoor Lighting 

As summer winds down, we look forward to the changing of the season and colorful leaves. And that may mean leaf burning. Here are some things to keep in mind:

Fall Family Events Close to Home

Patch 22 Pumpkins and Events

Saturday, October 4 – Sunday, October 26, 10am – 5pm

Enjoy Fall Events at Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods 

Brushwood Center Art Exhibits 

Ongoing Botanical Art Classes with Heeyoung Kim

Riverwoods Halloween Party – Always A Howling Good Time

The Halloween Party that you have come to love is right around the corner.  This year the festivities move back to the heart of the Village at our new Riverwoods Villge Hall.

Water, Water Everywhere . . .  Really?

Traditionally, those of us fortunate enough to live near the shores of Lake Michigan, or in the once-glacial areas of Illinois and Wisconsin, have seen water as a bountiful source of both life and pleasure.  With this essential but diminishing resource we have: quenched our thirst; irrigated our crops, lawns and gardens; soothed our bodies in luxurious baths and showers; boated on the myriad lakes and rivers; and entertained ourselves at countless pools, water parks and beaches.  Though seemingly endless in its abundance, the truth is that water is a limited and fragile resource.