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.

Take advantage of this Fright Fest Deal!

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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

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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!

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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!

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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.

Introducing the Riverdale Red Alert!

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The Village of Riverdale is now implementing a new and updated email alert system for Riverdale residents who wants alerts sent to them. The Riverdale Red Alert will send emails to subscribers as updates post to the website. These alerts may include but are not limited too:

  • Upcoming Events
  • Event Cancellations
  • Board Meeting Updates
  • New Village Ordinances
  • Resident Related Info

& more!

To signup for the Riverdale Red Alert, insert email address below:

The Village Welcomes Flood Brothers!

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Riverdale! The Village of Riverdale has a new solid waste services contractor. See below!

July 1, 2019

Beginning August 1, 2019, the Village of Riverdale will be changing its solid waste services contractor. The Village has selected Flood Brothers Disposal to provide all solid waste services to all residential dwellings within the Village.

Multi Family dwellings will be supplied properly sized containers to meet the solid waste and recycling needs each property of three (3) or more units may have. These containers will be supplied and owned by Flood Bros, they will be steel containers with lids. Over the last few months the Flood Bros team has been working behind the scenes to develop an understanding of the currently level of services in place at each property.

Flood Bros can be contracted directly for any changes or confirmation of services for your property. The dwellings under eight (8) units will be collected one (1) time per week, while nine (9) units and more dwellings will be collected two (2) times per week.

Billing will now be handled through the Village water billing, based on your total unit count.

Flood Brothers will begin the transition during the last two weeks of July. Other solid haulers are asked to have their containers removed by the end of business on your last scheduled July collection day. Please contact your existing hauler to confirm removal and comply with the Village Ordinance.

If you have any questions about the transition, please call Flood Brothers direct at 773-625-5800 or contact the Village of Riverdale. We are excited to be the newest partner to the residents and staff of Riverdale.


Village of Riverdale & Flood Bros Disposal Co.

Click here to view the recycling guideVisit Flood Bros website!

Get your Village Sticker!

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Hey residents, did you purchase your village sticker yet? June 1st, Village stickers increase to $33.00. And starting July 1st, the rate jumps to $66, and the senior rate is $14.00. You must show proof of current registration to purchase your sticker. Your Village Sticker must be displayed by July 1st. They can be purchased at The Village Hall, 157 W. 144th Street.


Village Meet & Greet

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Have you attended our Village Meet & Greet? If not, The Village of Riverdale’s Meet & Greets have already started for the summer! The first Village Meet and Greet took place on May 23, 2019 on 145th & Lowe. This meet and greet offers residents the opportunity to connect with The Mayor, Department Heads, and other neighbors to discuss concerns and offer suggestions for the Village.