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November 2019

Offices closed Thurs 11/28 & 11/29

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Riverdale Red Alert!


*Please note, The Village of Riverdale Administrative Offices will be closed Thursday Nov 28, 2019 & Friday Nov 29, 2019 in observance of Thanksgiving Day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Regular hours will resume on Monday, Dec 2, 2019.

2019 Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon

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It’s that time of the year for the Senior Holiday Luncheon! The Village of Riverdale hosted its Annual Senior Thanksgiving Luncheon on Friday November 22, 2019.

Time flies! 

The Thanksgiving Holiday season is here! And The Village celebrated with the seniors, at The Annual Thanksgiving Luncheon on November 22, 2019. The Luncheon took place at the Thornton Township Center on 143rd and Halsted in Riverdale. This year’s luncheon featured special guest Cook County Board of Commissioners Ms. Deborah Sims. The Board of Commissioners is responsible for the management of the affairs of Cook County.

The catering was provided by Chef James Adams from Ruby’s Restaurant, and the music was provided by Carl McMillan. All of the seniors, including Riverdale and guests seniors, won raffle prizes filled with gift cards, presents, and in some cases, cash! The senior’s raffles were sponsored by Mayor Jackson, The Board of Trustees, Village of Riverdale Department Directors, and staff members.

The Village of Riverdale would like to thank Thorntown Township for their hospitality and all of the Riverdale seniors that celebrate with us annually. We appreciate you!

Nov. 2019 Coffee w/ The Mayor

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November 2019’s Coffee with The Mayor featured Attorney Mario A. Reed; an experienced and licensed attorney in the state of Illinois.

November 2019’s Coffee With the Mayor featured Attorney Mario A. Reed from the Law Offices of Mario A. Reed. Attorney Reed gave a presentation about estate planning, and generational wealth. The presentation outlined options and various ways to preserve generational wealth and how to determine which option best fits each individual Estate. Residents walked away with basic fundamentals that apply to the transfer of assets upon one’s death, and a worksheet that they can use in the future.

For more information on The Law Offices of Attorney Mario A. Reed and their services offered, please visit

2019 Veterans Day Breakfast

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The Village of Riverdale would like to thank our Veterans for serving our country & protecting our freedoms!

On Monday November 12, 2019 The Village of Riverdale hosted its annual Veterans Day Breakfast/Luncheon at the Riverdale-Fire-Rescue Department’s Bay Area, honoring Veterans in our community. The event was sponsored by Mayor Lawrence L. Jackson, Clerk Karen Holcomb & Village Trustees.

Guests were welcomed by Fire Chief Mick Smith, who later introduced David Brown from the Veterans Outreach Program, Sandra Wells from Neighborhood Housing Services and a Trustee Erik LeVere with special acknowledgement.

Mayor Lawrence L. Jackson closed out the program thanking residents and acknowledging Veterans with Certificates of Appreciation for their service. The program followed with breakfast served by Village Staff. On behalf of Mayor Jackson, Board of Trustees, and Riverdale staff we’d like to thank everyone for joining us yesterday in honoring our Veterans. We honor all that have served. Thank you for your service, and sacrifice.