In case of Emergency, Dial 911
In case of Non-Emergency, dial (708) 453-2121
March 21, 2020
River Grove adjudication court scheduled for Wednesday April 1, 2020 has been postponed. The new date is Wednesday May 6, 2020.
March 21, 2020
Street maintenance parking enforcement will be temporarily suspended until further notice. Public works will continue working throughout the town, so residents are being asked to obey their street maintenance signs when practical.
March 21, 2020
In an effort to limit person-to-person contact with police officers and police administrative staff, residents are being asked to phone in non-emergency issues or email those issues to the police department. An officer will be assigned to return the call, to the reporting person, and that officer will advise what, if any, further police action will be taken regarding the matter. All non-emergency issues should be called into the communication center at 708-453-2121. If you wish to send an email message, regarding a non-emergency issue, please use the newly established police email address dedicated for non-emergency reports only. An officer will call you back: RGPD311@rivergroveil.gov
When you call or email, please provide the following information: Your name, your address, the nature of your call and the best available call back number. Calls will be returned in a timely manner and in the order in which they were received. For practical purposes, non-emergency issues should be considered a matter that does not require the immediate presence of a police officer.
January 4, 2020 - Parking Messages:
The grace period for issuing warning citations for street maintenance violations is over. Moving forward, actual citations will be issued for vehicles parked in violation of street maintenance regulations. Residents are urged to review and follow the street maintenance signs posted on their block.
Also, to alleviate parking issues on Webster and Haymond, temporary resident only parking restrictions are in place. Residents living on those blocks are being asked to call the PD to learn what should be done if they or their visitors receive citations during this time.
Our mission is to enhance the quality of life by maintaining order, protecting life and property, and reducing the fear of crime. We are partners with the community in identifying needs and solving problems while respecting the constitutional rights of all.
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EPay Online Payments
The following violations may be paid online for your convenience:
- Ordinance violations C ticket No Court Appearance. These $75 tickets increase to $150 if not paid within ten (10) days of being issued.
- Parking Tickets are $50 but increase to $75 if not paid before the due date on the ticket.
Regulating parking and traffic related issues in River Grove are of high importance, and the officers of River Grove are extremely dedicated to keeping our streets safe. Under the chief’s directive, there is an increased presence for parking/traffic enforcement. To avoid receiving a citation please, buckle-up, obey our parking signs, obey our traffic control devices, and our speed limits. Impaired and distracted driving is also illegal so avoid operating a vehicle when impaired and put the electronic devices down when operating a vehicle.
New Street Sweeping Rule
The Village of River Grove has moved from a periodic street sweeping schedule to an all year round street maintenance schedule. This change will allow our public works department frequent access to streets for sweeping, snow removal, sewer maintenance, tree maintenance and more. Please familiarize yourself with the updated street signs on your block.
During a snowstorm, it is important that all residents obey their street sign. If during a snow fall your side of the street is scheduled for street maintenance, the street maintenance rule will override the 2-inch postings rule. After your side of the street is cleared of snow, residents need to move their vehicles to the clean side of the street so that River Grove Public Works can plow the other side of the street.
No Truck Route Added
In a continued effort to control high volume truck traffic in residential areas, the Village Board recently designated Fullerton Avenue (West of River Road) as a no-truck route.
Red Light Cameras
These cameras are traffic enforcement devices that capture an image of a vehicle which has entered an intersection against a red traffic light. By automatically photographing vehicles that run red lights, the camera produces evidence that assist authorities in their enforcement of traffic laws. The camera is triggered when a vehicle enters the intersection after the light has turned red. Vehicles must come to a complete stop before the white lines. A law enforcement official will review photographic evidence and determine whether a violation occurred. A citation is then mailed to the owner of the vehicle found to be in violation of the law.
Red Light Camera Locations
The village uses these traffic enforcement cameras in three places:
- Grand Avenue eastbound at Thatcher Avenue
- Thatcher Avenue southbound at Grand Avenue
- River Road southbound at Grand Avenue
Our Police Department takes a proactive position on curfew violations. Children under 17 years of age have a curfew of 10:30 p.m. until 6 a.m., Sunday through Thursday, and 11:30 p.m. until 6 a.m. on Friday and Saturday. We ask parents to please have your children obey the curfew laws to avoid receiving a local ordinance citation with a mandatory hearing date.
Hand Held Electronic Devices
On July 1, 2019, the Illinois law, regarding distracted driving, was enhanced to increase penalties and to make this offense a moving violation. In Illinois, a driver who receives three moving violations in a 12 month period is subject to having their driver’s license suspended, receive a citation for this offense not counts towards a suspension. The driver of any vehicle is prohibited from using a hand-held cellular phone or other electronic communication devices while operating a motor vehicle. Operating a motor vehicle is not only defined as physically driving, but a driver is also operating a motor vehicle when completely stopped in traffic at a traffic light, for example. In that case, if a driver is even holding an electronic communication or a similar device, the driver could be ticketed under the law. The use of hands-fee talking devices is acceptable in most case (there are exceptions), but to help prevent distractions with novice drivers, those persons 18 years and younger may not use a hands-free device at all.