2401 S. DesPlaines Avenue
North Riverside, IL 60546
Fax: (708) 447-4292
Respectfully known among its residents and neighbors as "the small community with a big heart," North Riverside exemplifies the progressive characteristics and retail strength of much larger Villages while embracing and nurturing the precious familiarity and genuine compassion of its rural roots-scarce municipal traits in the 21st Century. An ideal place to live, work and visit, the Village of North Riverside is home to exceptional police, fire, public works, recreation and library services; noteworthy schools and houses of worship; an Illinois Army National Guard base; the newly-renovated North Riverside Park Mall; and the prestigious Illinois St. Andrew Society and the Riverside Golf Club.
The community of approximately 6,200 residents is made up of active senior citizens and young families who enjoy the many benefits and quality of life in North Riverside such as senior clubs, a quilting club, a thriving theater group, family organizations such as LINK, scouting and sports programs as well as a state-of-the-art ball field complete with a sophisticated tornado and lightning alert system.
North Riverside's Village Commons, the hub of all Village Departments and recreational events, ranks among the most beautifully-executed green spaces in the western suburbs, featuring a pond and fountain, walking path, picnic areas, tot play area and its most-recent centerpiece: a gazebo dedicated to courageous men and women of the American Armed Forces.
North Riverside has earned much-deserved national and statewide accolades for financial management, goal achievement, communication with residents and businesses and genuine dedication to the health and well-being of the North Riverside community. Demonstrated primarily by its inimitatable Neighborhood Services program, linking neighbors to neighbors on a regular and caring basis. The Village administration's and citizenry's reputation of "random acts of kindness" have impacted countless lives. Its annual youth scholarship program and its recently-implemented Handyman program, a partnership with retailers and Riverside Township, further drives home the Village's dedication to its residents of all ages.
Most recently, North Riverside earned statewide recognition from the American Cancer Society for having "the most successful event in the Region's 33-year history, raising over $250,000." Of the 42 communities from Midway to O'Hare, from DuPage County to the City of Chicago, a population estimated at just over one million, North Riverside, one of the smallest communities in the Region, stunned its neighbors and ACS representatives with this record-setting event total.