Village of River Grove News


April 27th from 12p-3p
Held at the River Café
2826 Thatcher Ave. River Grove
$20.00 Donation to enter and sample Chili with all the fixins

All Proceeds to Benefit
Camp I am Me & Illinois Fire Safety Alliance"

No Cost for Chili Teams
Chili will be judged in two categories

Judges Choice Award and
Peoples Choice Award

Drink Special: Open Bar (no shots included) from 12pm-3pm for $35/person
You must Register by April 21st to Compete

Click here for more info and Registration form



Movie Day

Friday April 18th at 7:00pm

River Grove
Recreation Center

8664 Grand Ave.

Teen Dance

Friday April 25th at 7-9:30

River Grove
Recreation Center

8664 Grand Ave.


River Grove Police participated in the Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Chicago

On March 2 the River Grove Police Department participated in the 14th Annual Polar Plunge benefiting Special Olympics Chicago. Despite the 13 degree high temperature for the day 11 police officers, their children and Friends plunged into the icy Lake Michigan waters. Our Polar Bears collected more than $6,000 dollars for a very worthwhile cause.

Assistance funds from ComEd

ComEd has dedicated $10 million in assistance funds in 2014 to help customers facing financial hardship pay their electric bill.  Through April 1, 2014 ComEd has adjusted the eligibility requirements for financial assistance programs for eligible residents including seniors, veterans and activated members of the armed services.  In addition, the company is now offering flexible budget billing and flexible deferred payment agreement options to assist customers receiving higher than normal bills in light of the severe cold weather blanketing northern Illinois.

To apply for ComEd’s Residential Special Hardship grant, or the State sponsored assistance programs, such as LIHEAP, customers should visit a local LIHEAP Agency. For more information on any of ComEd’s assistance programs or to enroll in ComEd’s bill-payment assistance programs, call 1-888-806-CARE (2273) or visit ComEd.Com/CARE for more information. 

Elm Street Reconstruction Project

The Villages of River Grove and Franklin Park have been collaboratively working since the Fall of 2011 to secure funding to address the condition of Elm Street between Grand Avenue and Belmont Avenue, of which the centerline serves as a common border of the two communities.  The Villages, through Mayor May and Mayor Pedersen and their respective Village Boards, worked with their legislators and the Illinois Department of Transportation to successfully secure 80% of the project costs with federal transportation dollars.  The remaining 20% of the project costs will be divided equally between the two communities. 

For more information, please visit


New Police Vehicles courtesy of the Asset Forfeiture Fund

Village President Marilynn J. May, Trustee Jeff Weiner, Director of Police Rodger Loni

River Grove Police took possession of two 2013 Ford Police Interceptor Utility Vehicles.  The cost of $54,000 came from Asset Forfeiture Fund with no cost Village tax payers. Civil Asset Forfeiture is a part of the Criminal Justice system.  It allows by law confiscation of assets considered to be proceeds or instruments of crime.

CCRD's FREE Property Fraud Alert from Karen Yarbrough on Vimeo.

The Office of the Cook County Recorder of Deeds has put together this entertaining and informative video to show property owners just how easy it is to become a victim of property fraud, and how easy it is to protect your most important asset by registering your property for our FREE Property Fraud Alert.

Once you sign up, you will receive a phone or email alert any time something is recorded against your chain of title in the future.

Thank You!

To all our

Planting Day Volunteers.

Planting Day



Current Stickers must be displayed after June 30th. New residents have a 30 day grace period.
After June 30th
late fees apply.

Rates can be found at Download form


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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.

  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


The MWRD is making it easier for residents living in our service delivery area to purchase rain barrels. Homeowners can collect and reuse storm water by installing a rain barrel and they are now available year-round for $58 plus tax. The price includes an installation kit and home delivery for all residents living in the MWRD’s service area. Up to two rain barrels per household may be purchased from our vendor.



  • Capacity – 55 gallons
  • Diameter – Approximately 21 inches
  • Height – Approximately 34 inches
  • Colors – Blue, Black, Terra Cotta, Grey

For more information and to order  MWRD



Energy Calculators & Links

Find ways to cut back on energy usage. save money and still be comfortable.

There are a number of government backed rebates available to homeowners.



Please, if any stranger, claiming to work for the village, wants to enter your home or business, ALWAYS ASK FOR IDENTIFICATION. 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.

Nicor Gas
Energy Efficiency Program & Rebates

The Nicor Gas Energy Efficiency Program is designed to offer ideas and tools to help Illinois residents and businesses in Nicor Gas territory save energy and money. The Program provides Nicor Gas customers with energy education, resources and financial rebates to make energy use in your home more efficient and affordable.    Nicor Info

Make payments  to the Village of River Grove via E-PAY by clicking on the logo


E-Pay is a safe and secure electronic payment program that allows you to pay bills 24 hours a day, seven days a week without leaving your home. Agencies that offer E-Pay may accept credit cards, bank cards and/or electronic checks over the counter, online or by phone. The service is provided by the State Treasurer's Office free-of-charge 
Bills accepted:
Utility Bill - Parking Ticket -  Ordinance Violations - C Ticket No Court Appearance

Need more information?
Visit   E-PAY  FAQ's


Worn Flag??

flag box

When a flag is so worn it is no longer fit to serve as a symbol of our country, it should be destroyed by burning in a dignified manner.

Rules for displaying the American Flag.

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




You are invited to become a member of River Grove American Legion Post 335

8664 W. Grand Avenue
River Grove, IL 60171

Meetings held 2nd Thursday of each month at 7PM.
Call Commander Mike Warchol (708-906-5653) for membership information.