North Riverside police charged a 26-year-old Chicago man with misdemeanor leaving the scene of an accident and cited him for additional traffic offenses after he allegedly crashed his silver Kia Rio into a light pole and traffic light utility box on the northeast corner of 26th Street and First Avenue on July 5 at 1:25 a.m.
About 20 people in their teens and early 20s took to Riverside's streets – well, one street in particular, Pine Avenue – on July 12 to continue to keep the Black Lives Matter movement top of mind locally.
The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad has installed reflective bollards along all Riverside grade crossings, which the village's police chief hopes will cut down on the number of incidents where drivers, impaired and otherwise, drive onto the railroad tracks.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Des Plaines River between Roosevelt Road in Forest Park on the north and Hodgkins on the south. The river is expected to crest in Riverside at nearly 7.3 feet by Friday morning.
Riverside Foods, 48 E. Burlington St. in downtown Riverside, announced on Facebook Thursday night that the store would be closing temporarily on Friday, April 24 for a professional cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.