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Holiday Stroll 2013 Slideshow

Coyote ventures into Chicago suburb
Riverside during daylight hours

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Memorial Day 2013

Memorial Day 2013 in Riverside Illiinois - A Tribute to Don Farnham
Riverside resident Don Farnham (center) was honored at this year's
Memorial Day Ceremonies

Read Don's story in the Riverside Brookfield Landmark Newspaper HERE

Riverside, Illinois Flooding 2013

Historic Flooding in Riverside Illinois
The DesPlaines River at Riverside
crested at a record 11.42 feet on April 19th
according to the National Weather Service

Read about it in the Riverside Brookfield Landmark Newspaper HERE

Riverside's Swinging Bridge at normal Des Plaines River levels
Riverside's Swinging Bridge
with the Des Plaines River at a normal water level.

Illinois Governor Quinn visits Riverside Illinois to survey flooding
Illinois Governor Pat Quinn visited Riverside
to survey the flooding on Friday, April 19th
(left to right: Riverisde Fire Chief Kimura, Riverside Village Manager Peter Scalara,
Governor Quinn and Riverside Village President Mike Gorman)


Riverside Illinois Flooding - Forest and Lincoln Avenues near the Des Plaines River

Riverside, Illinois Flooding 2013

Riverside, Illinois Flooding 2013

Riverside, Illinois Flooding 2013


coyotes in Riverside, Illinois
Riverside Unveils New Coyote Policy
Riverside Brookfield Landmark article HERE
Previous Riverside Brookfield Landmark article HERE

Or, the Chicago Tribune article HERE
Riverside Residents should report coyote sightings
to the police nonemergency phone number, 708-447-2127.

Friday, October 26th
Governor Pat Quinn in Riverside for
Hoffman Dam Removal Completion

Sunday, September 30th
Riverside Car Show 2012 Slideshow
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Riverside law encourages solar panels for homes
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$1 Family Friendly Films at North Riverside Mall Theatre Continues Into July!

Save a bunch this summer by taking the kids to Classic Cinemas  Wednesday Morning Movie Series! Each Wednesday morning until August 10, 2011, Classic Cinemas  theatres are presenting G- or PG-rated films for only $1 per person! At the North Riverside Mall Theatre, located at 7501 West Cermak Road, each show will begin at 10 a.m., with doors opening at 9 a.m. Movie-goers are encouraged to come early for fun and games before the movie begins and to meet some of your favorite costumed characters!
Classic Cinemas takes reservations for groups of 15 or more for the Wednesday Morning Movie Series. The special group rate is just $4.50 per person (adults and children) and includes admission, Kiddie Combo (a child-sized popcorn, soft drink, and fruit snack) and reserved seating. This special package offers a $1.00 discount on each Kiddie Combo and allows your group to sit together. For more information on group reservations, please visit

Wednesday Morning Movie Series at the
North Riverside Mall Theatre in July:
July 6:      Despicable Me
When a criminal mastermind uses a trio of orphan girls as pawns for a grand scheme, he finds their love is profoundly changing him for the better. 
July 13:     Gulliver s Travels
Travel writer Lemuel Gulliver takes an assignment in Bermuda, but ends up on the island of Liliput, where he towers over its tiny citizens. 
July 20:     Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore
The ongoing war between the canine and feline species is put on hold when they join forces to thwart a rogue cat spy with her own sinister plans for conquest. 
July 27:     Yogi Bear
A documentary filmmaker travels to Jellystone Park to shoot a project and soon crosses paths with Yogi Bear, his sidekick Boo-Boo, and Ranger Smith. 
The upcoming schedule of Wednesday Morning Movie Series at the North Riverside Mall Theatre for the month of August includes: Megamind on August 3 and a Surprise Movie on August 10.

Coyotes in Riverside
Five major steps to avoiding conflicts
Since February is the month when most coyotes mate,
we may have more coyote sightings in Riverside during this month.

1. Do not feed coyotes. Keep garbage can lids closed so as
not to attract other rodents which are the coyotes main food source.
2. Do not let your pets run loose. Don't let your cats roam. Keep
dogs on leashes or stay outside with them in fenced in areas. Your presence is the major deterrent to coyotes.
3. Do not run from a coyote. Wave your hands, stomp your fee, shout or throw something at them.
4. Fencing and lighting your yard can act as repellents.
5. Report aggressive, fearless coyotes to Cook County Department of Animal and Rabies Control at 708-974-6140. Coyote sightings do not need to be reported, especially at this time of year; however, an aggressive coyote may need to be removed.

Please visit the Urban Coyote Research Project for more information.

Flooding in Riverside, Illinois
Flooding in Riverside
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Shamrock Garden Florist in Riverside
New Florist in Riverside
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Frederick Law Olmsted Society
Landscape Workday

Please join us to help weed & maintain a landmark of Riverside!

Saturday, April 12, 2008
9am - 12pm
The Scottswood Commons

The Riverside Public Works Department & the Riverside Frederick Law Olmsted Society are teaming up in 2008 to help beautify Scottswood Commons & the Longcommon. These public parks serve as the backbone of Riverside’s landscape architecture. Both were intended to be part of a green space stretching all the way to downtown Chicago. Frederick Law Olmsted designed these parks to provide changing vistas for both pedestrians & vehicles. His plan can be better realized by reducing shrub overgrowth & eliminating weeds. Join us as we tame, and then maintain two landmarks of Riverside.

During the March workday, volunteers completely weeded the bed in front of 156 Scottswood Road. See the attachments for before & after (1 oak & 3 witch hazels) pictures. We also began weeding the bed in front of 157 Scottswood Road. During the April workday, we hope to mulch the 156 bed & finish weeding the 157 bed. We need your help!


Look for the Riverside Public Works dump truck. Supervised children are welcome. Bring your favorite work gloves & a water bottle. All other supplies & snacks will be provided.

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