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Village's Inaugural Tree Lighting Ceremony

The Village kicked off the holiday season with its 1st Annual Tree Lighting Ceremony on Wednesday, November 29, 2017.     Residents gathered at the Village Commons to munch on cookies and drink hot chocolate and cider
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Dec 06, 2017

WATER RATE INCREASE

Due to increased costs, the Village Board voted on August 14, 2017, to raise water rates, as well as instituting a new Water Operations Fee structure.  The Mayor and Board of Trustees sent out a letter regarding the
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Aug 21, 2017

Consumer Confidence Report - Public Water Supply

The Village of North Riverside has provided water that meets all the requirements of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency (IEPA) drinking water standards. 
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Jun 27, 2017

S&P assigns "A" rating, stable outlook

On October 14, 2016, S&P Global Ratings assigned a rating of "A" to the Village of North Riverside, IL, Series 2016 GO Bond Alternate Revenue Source.  S&P Global Ratings views the outlook for this rating as
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Oct 17, 2016

Village Water Passes EPA Standards

Per Federal EPA requirements, the Village of North Riverside was required to conduct 30 Lead samples at pre-determined sites that were approved by the Illinois EPA. These tests were conducted on September 7, 2016. 
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Oct 12, 2016

BOIL ORDER LIFTED

<p class="MsoNormal"><span style="font-size: 14.0pt; line-height: 107%;">Results are back regarding the water sample testing and both samples are clean, the one taken during the break and
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Aug 18, 2016

LABOR BOARD FINDS VILLAGE NEGOTIATED IN GOOD FAITH

  Today, the Illinois Labor Relations Board overturned a previous decision by Administrative Law Judge Anna Hamburg-Gal by declaring the Village of North Riverside negotiated in good faith with its Firefighters’ Union
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Jul 12, 2016

RESIDENTIAL BRANCH COLLECTION

Curbside brush collection has started for the season.   Collection is every Tuesday through November 14th.  Any questions, please contact Public Works.
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May 25, 2016

2015 Consumer Confidence Report

Click here to access the Village of North Riverside 2015 Public Water Supply Consumer Confidence Report.  
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Apr 18, 2016

INFORMATION ON VILLAGE WATER RATES

Water Rates & Water Operations Fee   There are a number of costs involved in providing water and sewer services to your home:   Water Costs:  The Village gets its water from the City of Chicago via the
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Apr 13, 2016

Village seeking RFP for accounting software

Request for proposals are being sought for a comprehensive intergrated municipal finance software system.   Interested vendors can download the RFP below.  Sealed proposals must be received by April 1, 2016.  All
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Mar 08, 2016

MORE SERVICES FOR SENIOR & DISABLED RESIDENTS

North Riverside is now offerring a new PACE Bus program as an additional service to our Senior Rider Program.  Please click on the link below to get more details:   PROGRAM DETAILS    
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Feb 24, 2016

Village Awarded for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The Village's Finance Department has earned it's 30th consecutive Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA). 
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Mar 16, 2015

Jim Nowlan: Police-fire pensions to go up in smoke?

Article was published in The Daily Journal January 9, 2015 By:  Jim Nowlan    The more I read about state and local government pensions in Illinois, the worse it gets. Many municipal police and fire pension funds are so
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Jan 19, 2015

NORTH RIVERSIDE LOOKS AT FRESH SOLUTION TO PENSION NIGHTMARE

Article Published by the Chicago Sun-Times Tuesday, November 11, 2014     MADELEINE DOUBEK    With the election over, it’s time we turn to finding fresh solutions to the massive pension and other debt problems we
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Nov 12, 2014

PENSION CASE STUDY: NORTH RIVERSIDE

Article published by the Illinois Policy Institute October, 2014  
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Nov 07, 2014

**IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM THE MAYOR**

Update re: Status of Fire Department Privatization    As you are aware, the Village of North Riverside recently filed a lawsuit in the Circuit Court of Cook County affirming our ability to officially terminate our
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Oct 06, 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE TESTS UNION CONTRACT IN COURT

Published by the Chicago Tribune September 12, 2014, 4:50 PM   After several fruitless months of union bargaining, the Village of North Riverside has taken a dramatic step to protect its taxpayers.   The village filed
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Sep 15, 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE DECLARES IMPASSE WITH FIREFIGHTERS' UNION

NORTH RIVERSIDE DECLARES IMPASSE WITH FIREFIGHTERS’ UNION, WILL MOVE FORWARD WITH PRIVATIZATION, FILING SUIT TODAY;    Court Filing Seeks to Affirm Village’s Right to Terminate Expired Union Contract      Friday,
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Sep 12, 2014

NORTH RIVERSIDE NOT ALONE IN PENSION CRISIS

There are 217 police and fire pension funds in suburban Cook County. The taxpayer-supported systems, with collective assets of nearly $5 billion, are intended to provide public safety workers and their families with
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Aug 07, 2014

MAYOR RESPONDS TO RESIDENTS CONCERNS OVER PLAN TO PRIVATIZE FIRE DEPARTMENT

I appreciate your concern at this challenging time for North Riverside. Let me assure you that every decision we have made thus far has been the result of strategically thought out assessment and deliberation. We have
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Jul 22, 2014

Mayor responds to claims of inferior fire services

A recent article in the Landmark, which was focused on the firefighters’ union, left out some important facts that North Riverside residents should know about the Village’s proposal to continue providing safe and
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Jul 18, 2014

Tribune in favor of privatization plan

Privatizing to solve pension mess   North Riverside firefighters can show the way   Published in Chicago Tribune, July 8, 2014     In 1979, the original Sony Walkman was the newest way to listen to music. Switchboard
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Jul 08, 2014

CHICAGO TRIBUNE SUPPORTS PRIVATIZATION OF FIRE DEPT

  Putting out the fire North Riverside has a novel answer for its pension crisis Published by the Chicago Tribune on June 26, 2014   North Riverside is a small town with a big problem: It can't make its pension payments
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Jun 26, 2014

VILLAGE EXPLORES FIRE DEPT PRIVATIZATION

WITH MOUNTING STATE PRESSURE TO FUND MILLIONS IN PUBLIC PENSIONS, NORTH RIVERSIDE EXPLORES FIRE DEPARTMENT PRIVATIZATION   Village prioritizes health and safety, seeks to retain current firefighters by expanding
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Jun 18, 2014

IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM MAYOR

 In recent weeks, the Village of North Riverside has presented its proposed budget for next year, which projects an operating budget deficit of $1.9 million. A full $1.8 million of this deficit is a direct result of the
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Jun 18, 2014

2013 Water Quality Report

The 2013 Consumer Confidence Report addressing the quality of the Village's potable water supply is now available for review.  Please click here to access this report.
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Jun 17, 2014

ComEd Smart Meter Installation

ComEd crews plan to be in North Riverside starting in September 2013 to install smart meters at local homes and businesses. This phase of installation is expected to end in November 2013. Smart meters are digital
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Sep 19, 2013