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Offices closed Thurs 11/28 & 11/29

By | Alert

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

By | Events

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

By | Events

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

By | News

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.

Take advantage of this Fright Fest Deal!

By | News


Take advantage of this SixFlags FrightFest Deal running Oct. 31 – Nov. 3.

Only $42.63, save over 50% on tickets! This is your last chance!

For hours open, please visit the website at

Please follow instructions on the flyer below and don’t forget your promo code SSMMAFF!



Census Jobs

By | Census, News

The Census is Hiring, Office & In-Field Positions! See below!

The Census 2020 is almost HERE! It is approaching FAST, and we are looking for residents who are interested in becoming apart of the team to apply to become a team member.


The Census 2020 is currently looking for:

Office & In-field Positions
CPEP Nationwide Recruiting Week 2020
Riverdale Public Library
208 W. 144th St, Riverdale, IL 60827
4PM – 6PM

Join the Team & Support your Community!
Must apply online
Position offers flexible hours, & great pay!

Together we fight, October’s Breast Cancer Awareness was full of pink!

By | News

On October 19, 2019 The Village of Riverdale hosted its Breast Cancer Awareness event, hosted by First Lady Virgil Jackson at The Village Eatery.

On October 19, 2019 The Village of Riverdale hosted its Breast Cancer Awareness event, hosted by First Lady Mrs. Lawrence L. Jackson at The Village Eatery. The room was filled with women wearing pink, showing their support of Breast Cancer Awareness for the month of October.

Participants listened to women share their stories and experiences dealing with Breast Cancer at the event, along with refreshments, and vouchers from Sunrise Health Clinics for mammograms.

The Village of Riverdale would like to thank our Breast Cancer Survivors: Deputy Clerk Carol McGhee, Margurite Pierce & Juanita Smith for sharing their testimonials, personal experiences, and their bravery during the month of October. We’d also like to thank all of the residents and vendors for attending. We look forward to seeing you at next year’s event in 2020.

Thank you for attending October’s Coffee with the Mayor!

By | News

On Saturday October 12, 2019; The Village of Riverdale hosted their first Coffee with the Mayor event of the season, with special guest Congresswoman Robin Kelly, State Representative Will Davis, and Thorntown Township Assessor Cassandra Ward-Holbert.

The Townhall meeting gave residents an opportunity to voice their concerns and ask questions directed to local officials, and for officials to address any pertinent issues in the Southland community.


The event started with a welcome from Mayor Lawrence L. Jackson, thanking residents for attending and participating in the conversation. Soon after residents were welcomed by Thornton Township Assessor Cassandra Ward-Holbert; who gave insight on the property tax cycle this year, and answered all questions concerning the assessment process, exemptions residents may be entitled to, and appeals.

At the event, Congresswoman spoke on a number of wide ranging issues included but not limited to; education, healthcare, jobs, seniors and economic development. She spoke about Villages in the Southland working together to receive grants for a 911 center.  “These federal investments will help fill in the gaps so that our communities, residents and firefighters are safer and better protected”, said Congresswoman.

Offices closed Monday 10/14

By | Alert

Riverdale Red Alert!


*Please note, The Village of Riverdale Administrative Offices will be closed Monday October 14, 2019 in observance of Columbus Day. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. Please visit us during our regular hours on Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

Meet & Greets have ended!

By | Alert

Attention Riverdale!

The Village Community Meetings (Meet-n-Greets) for the season have ended. Please join us for the Coffee with the Mayor meetings. Visit our website and social media page for more upcoming events.

We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause.