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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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2017 Riverwoods Plant Sale

The 2017 Native Plant Sale has begun! Visit to place your order today. No payment is due until you pick up your order.

Public Hearing: March 21, 2017 - 7:30 P.M.

To Consider Village Of Riverwoods Annual Appropriations Ordinance for the fiscal year from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017

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Hazard Tree Survey

The Village Forester/Certified Arborist has completed the Hazard Tree Survey. Our final letter with locations will be mailed NOV 11, 2016. Hazardous trees must be removed by Jan 13, 2017. After that FINAL deadline, the Village will remove remaining trees and charge-back our costs plus 10% to each resident that has not complied.

Toys for Tots

The Village of Riverwoods is doing its second annual Toys for Tots drive. The drop off dates start on November 15, 2016 - December 20, 2016. Please bring new, unwrapped gifts to our temporary Village Hall at 320 Portwine Rd. Any questions? Please call 847-945-3990. Thank you and Happy Holidays!

Compost Pickup

Lakeshore Waste does have compost pickup for a nominal fee. For more info call 773-685-8811

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.

Nighttime Light Pollution

Feel Safe? Nighttime exterior lighting provides security, right? It depends. A study  by Rutgers University found that common outdoor security lights often are less than useless.

Greetings on a Snowy March Morning!

It is my great pleasure to use the Letter from the Mayor in this issue of the Village Voice to welcome our newest trustee, Eric Goldstein. Eric has been nominated by the Riverwoods Caucus as a candidate for trustee in the coming election, so he  was a natural choice to fill our vacant trustee position on the Board.  Trustee Goldstein has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance/ Management from University of Illinois at Chicago and lives on the north side of the Village south of Duffy Lane. We look forward to working with him for years to come.

Police Report: Cyber Tax Fraud

Law enforcement agencies are seeing an uptick in the reporting of tax-fraud-related tactics and techniques. When successful these scams can lead to the installation of malware, the loss of personally identifiable information, wire transfers to malicious accounts, compromised login credentials, and spam emails. The following IRS cyber scams have been reported around the country.

Deerfield Road Project Update

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) held the first of five planned meetings of the Stakeholder Involvement Group (SIG). The SIG is intended to be made up of a diverse group of citizens, local officials, and businesses with a “stake” in how the project is developed.

The Daniel Wright Science Bowl Team Captures Regional Championship

The Science Bowl Team from Daniel Wright Junior High School competed with nine other middle school teams and captured the championship at the 2017 Regional Science Bowl Competition at Argonne National Laboratory on Saturday, February 4. The Daniel Wright Science Bowl Team was comprised of the following students: Anay Aggarwal (grade 8), Anmol Dash (grade 7), Sai Merneedi (grade 8), Praneet Rathi (grade 8), and Ryan Yao (grade 8).

Lake County Forest Preserves: Biodiversity

The Lake County Forest Preserve is working to preserve and restore the habitats that our native wildlife and plants need to survive and thrive. And helping us enjoy the many wonderful creatures that live all around us.

Field Museum at Brushwood Center

In 2016, Brushwood Center at Ryerson Woods announced a new partnership with The Field Museum. A quarterly speaker series is designed to inform Northern Illinois residents on new  and brilliant research underway at The Field Museum - without the long drive to Chicago. This new partnership gives The Field Museum a chance to reach their northern neighbors while allow- ing the Brushwood Center a chance to further the conversation   on important environmental and cultural issues that impact our region and the world.

Vernon Township’s 9th Annual Community Garage Sale

Vernon Township will be hosting its 9th Annual Community Garage Sale in the west parking lot of the Prairie View Train Station. The Township will be selling two parking spaces (16 ft x 17 ft) for $25.00. The proceeds from the sale of spaces benefit the Vernon Township Food Pantry. Crafters are wel- come to participate.

Vernon Area Public Library District

The local Vernon Area Library offers a huge variety of classes and events for all ages, toddlers through seniors. Here is just a sampling of what they have planned for March.

Don’t We All Want to Age Well?

The Northeastern Illinois Agency on Aging is one of over 600 such agencies throughout The United States, created by Congress to implement the Older Americans Act and coordinate a wide variety of services for persons 60 and older. The Agency on Aging awards funds to local organizations in each county within our designated area to provide these important services and mon- itors the organizations to ensure accountability and quality of the services which include home delivered meals, elder abuse and adult protective services, veterans independence program, senior health assistance program, respite care and adult day programs, as well as other services.

2017 Native Plant Sale

Orders Due by April 30

Woodland Easter Egg Hunt and More!

Riverwoods - Easter Egg Hunt
Sunday, April 16 / 2-4pm
Village Hall