Village of River Grove News  

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Flood News

Emergency flood center phone line (708-452-7055) for any flood related issues.

Please call the 708-453-2121 line after those hours.

River Road and Grand Ave are closed in River Grove.
Please use alternate routes

Many streets still remain closed because of high water. Please obey the signs and barricades. Our community center is open for residents who need to leave their homes. Please check in at the police station.

 Sand piles are located at 8837 Grand and at Herrick and Grove Street for anyone wanting to fill their own sandbags. Sandbags should be used to block windows and doorways only as sandbag walls are ineffective at this time.

Let's continue to be the village of friendly neighbors and check in on your neighbors and the elderly. We will continue to update as more information becomes available..

Summer Block Party and Duck Race

Come join the Village of Friendly Neighbors for their Summer Block Party RESCHEDULED for Saturday August 19.. There will be fun for everyone! Entertainment, food for purchase, games and inflatables for kids. An exotic animal show, a magician, our annual DUCK race and much more. Music by Mistaken Identity! Beer and wine garden! Come out and ROCK THE BLOCK!!!


Electronics Recycling has Moved

Residents can now recycle electronics on the first Saturday of the month  9am - Noon. proof of residency or business may be required.

The new location is the Public Works yard located at
2101 N. West St.

The Public Works Building Has Moved

It is now located at
2101 N. West St.
The phone Number remains the same.

River Grove
Recreation Events

For more information visit the
Recreation page click here
or  Recreation Calendar click hereOur Village belongs to two Chamber of Commerce. If you have not recieved your copy of thier yearly publication you may read it online by clicking the link below.


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If any stranger, claiming to work for the village, wants to enter your home or business, 


 All village employees have been issued a picture I.D. and will gladly present it if asked. Know who you are letting into your home or business.

Worn Flag??

Bring yours to
The American Legion
Rec Center
8664 W. Grand Ave

  Rules for displaying
The American Flag

The Chamber by O’Hare is pleased to award (3) $1,500 scholarships for the 2017-2018 school year. All three recipients will graduate from East Leyden High School this spring. 

Recipient, Artur Bak, a resident of River Grove, may attend DePaul University this fall majoring in computer science and cybersecurity. 

The second recipient, Homero Vazquez, a resident of Schiller Park, is undecided at this point where he will be attending in the fall, but will be majoring in electrical engineering. 

The third recipient, Joseph Adolfson, a resident of Franklin Park, is being awarded the Triton College specific technology scholarship and plans to major in mechanical engineering. 

Artur, Homero, and Joseph were chosen based on outstanding academic, extracurricular, and leadership accomplishments.  Advancing the educational opportunities of our local students to become professionals, leaders, and valued citizens of our communities supports the purpose of the Chamber.  We wish them all great success in their academic pursuits.


The River Grove Police Department has entered into an agreement with the Cook County Sheriff’s Office to facilitate participation in the CCSO’s Prescription Drug Take Back Program.  A collection box has been placed in the lobby of the Police Station allowing the CCSO to collect surrendered prescription drugs for recycling in accordance with the Program. Prescription drugs can be dropped off at the police station 24 hours a day 7 days a week at no charge.

The CCSO operates this Program consistent with all applicable rules and regulations of state and federal law governing prescription drug take back programs in order to promote a safe and healthy community.

If any of you have any questions about this program feel free to contact me.

Rodger Loni, Chief

The River Grove Police Department, being funded by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will be aggressively enforcing DUI, Talk & Text and seat belt violations.

Please don't Talk & Text or drink and drive
and always buckle your seat belt.


Rain Barrels


The Free Rain Barrel program from the MWRD ended December 31, 2016.  Rain barrels are still available through the MWRD, but at a purchase price of approximately $50 per barrel.  Multiple colors are available, and the barrels will still be delivered by the MWRD.

Go to:

Right side of page under “Quick Links” click on Rain Barrels.


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Phone Scams 

NO  Village entity raises funds over the phone

Protect yourself from fraud:

Never give credit card numbers, social security numbers or any other personal information if you did not initiate the call.

Ask for the name, address and phone number of the caller. Check them out with the Village, Better Business Bureau or research them on the internet.

You can find out if a charity is registered with the state by checking with the Attorney Generals Charitable Trust Bureau at 312-814-2595

Popular Recent Phone Scams

“I.R.S.” is suing you. “Microsoft” something is wrong with your computer. Lower you Credit Card Rates. Health Insurance we need some information on your policy. None of these make cold calls and never ask for personal information. If you recieve a call HANG UP! Never give personal information over the phone or internet unless you have intentionally instituted the call.


Stay a step ahead with the latest info and practical tips from the nation’s consumer protection agency. Browse FTC scam alerts by topic or by most recent.

Important Information
concerning door to door solicitors

Solicitation within the Village is done by permit and solicitors are screened and bonded. If they are not able to furnish proof call Police immediately. These laws were put into effect to protect the citizens of River Grove.


The Village Hall has these stickers available. Pick one up for your front door as a reminder to those who come a knockin!

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