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The Village has locked into an electrical aggregation price of 7.373 cents per KwH from June 2014 through June 2015 with Integrys Energy Services.  Please note that the Fixed Rate does not include utility distribution charges or applicable taxes.

Customers will be automatically enrolled in the program unless they opt-out. Integrys will be mailing informational materials with additional information, including how to opt-out.

Click here for more information regarding the River Forest Aggregation Program.

Residents with questions about the electrical supply program are encouraged to call Integrys on the River Forest specific hotline at 1-888-491-1371.

Please note that, under an opt-out electricity aggregation program, ComEd will remain the distributor of electricity in the Village; the selected alternative supplier will merely generate the electricity provided and deliver it to ComEd for distribution. Additionally, customers will continue to receive electricity bills from ComEd. Likewise, ComEd will remain responsible for all distribution system issues, including power outages.

Water Use Restrictions

In order to ensure an ample supply of water during the peak demand summer months, watering lawns is prohibited between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM every day from May 15 until September 15. Recreational uses of outdoor water, such as filling of swimming pools and car washing, are permitted unless otherwise stated by seasonal water restrictions. 

If it is determined that a water supply shortage exists, and in order to meet the health, sanitary, safety, fire protection and public welfare needs of the Village, it may be necessary to declare that a water supply emergency exists and prohibit or further restrict the drawing of water from the water supply lines. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources / Division of Water Resources requires communities using Lake Michigan water to enforce conservation measures.  Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions regarding water restrictions, please contact the Village at (708) 714-3550. 

Carbon Monoxide alarms produced after August 1, 2009 have an end-of-life signal to notify you that the device needs to be replaced. A CO alarm will have three (3) signals - alarm, trouble, and end-of-life. Activation for a CO alarm would be a series of four (4) rapid beeps followed by a five (5) second pause and then repeating.

A trouble signal, indicating some type of fault or low battery, is a ½ second beep every 30 – 60 seconds – just like a low battery on a smoke alarm. The end-of-life signal may be a distinct signal, or the same signal as a trouble alarm, providing that there is a visual indicator on the CO alarm to indicate that is an end-of-life alarm. Depending on the manufacturer, some end-of-life signals can be silenced for up to 30 days, others cannot. What is important is that when an end-of-life signal is sounded, the CO alarm must be replaced. This is true if the unit is a standalone CO alarm, or in a combination unit with a smoke alarm. Since January of 2007, it has been an Illinois law to have a working CO alarm in all dwelling units.

Many CO alarms now in service were made prior to the incorporation of the new requirements and will not have an end-of-life signal. As a result, many of these alarms may not function, now, as designed. If your CO alarm does not have the end-of-life feature, was manufactured prior to August 2009, or you cannot find a manufactured date (located on the outside back of the alarm) consult any paperwork that came with the unit or research the company's website for further information. If none can be found, then serious consideration should be given to replacing the CO alarm.

Illinois law requires that CO alarms must have battery power as the primary or secondary power supply. They cannot be solely electric power.

In order to ensure an ample supply of water during the peak demand summer months, watering lawns is prohibited between 12:00 PM and 3:00 PM every day from May 15 until September 15. Recreational uses of outdoor water, such as filling of swimming pools and car washing, are permitted unless otherwise stated by seasonal water restrictions. 

The Illinois Department of Natural Resources / Division of Water Resources requires communities using Lake Michigan water to enforce conservation measures. 

Thank you for your cooperation and understanding. If you have any questions regarding water restrictions, please contact the Village at (708) 714-3550.

Over the next several weeks, the River Forest Police Department will be sending out approximately 600 mailings to residents advising them that they are being cited for violating Title 9, Chapter 1, Section 1, of the local ordinance for failing to purchase a vehicle sticker. The Village Code requires that "The owner of any motor vehicle with a current state license and registered to a village address or any resident who applies for a village parking permit shall be required to obtain and display a village license. This also applies to motor vehicles temporarily not in operating condition or intermittently garaged outside of the village."

These mailings, created by comparing information obtained from the Illinois Secretary of State's vehicle databases, as well as village databases, inform the addressee that they are in violation of the Village's ordinance, and a citation for violating the ordinance. The letter specifies the cost of the sticker, late fee, and the fine for the citation.

Any person who receives this citation and notification has these options available to them:

1. Pay the citation, sticker fee and late fee in person at the village hall, by mail, or by clicking here to visit the Village's online vehicle sticker payment center.

2. Contest the citation by attending the designated administrative adjudication hearing date and presenting their defense to the adjudication officer.

Any citation not paid in full or dismissed by the adjudication officer will be subject to increasing fines, as well as being sent to a collection agency to obtain payment.

Chief of Police Gregory A. Weiss states "To comply with the Village Code, stickers had to have been purchased by July 14, 2011. Since that time, we have sent several mailings requesting compliance with the Code, and have also had village staff personally visit as many of the residences on our violation list as possible in order to obtain voluntary compliance with the ordinance. Our final alternative is to begin issuing citations to those residents that have not yet purchased a 2011-12 vehicle sticker."

If a resident feels that they have received a citation in error (such as the vehicle no longer is registered to an address in the village or the vehicle no longer is owned by the resident) they may contact the village at (708) 366-8500.

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