The Village of River Forest is a non-home rule community with a Village President and Board of Trustees elected at large and a professional Village Administrator who runs the day to day operations of the Village. River Forest was incorporated as a municipality in 1880.

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River Forest is an affluent community of 11,200 with an average household income of $143,600. Nearly three-quarters of all adults age 25 or older have a college degree.


The River Forest Park District maintains 10 parks which include:

 Sales Tax

Sales tax for general merchandise in River Forest is 8.75%. The sales tax is comprised of four separate taxing authorities as noted below:

Taxing Authority
Portion of Sales Tax
State of Illinois
Cook County
Regional Transportation Authority (RTA)
Village of River Forest 


Public School Districts:

Private Schools: