A Special E-News Message from the Village President, Catherine Adduci

July, 17, 2020

A Special E-News Message from the Village President, Catherine Adduci

July 17, 2020

Dear River Forest Residents,

COVID-19 Update

The Governor and the Illinois Department of Public Health have announced a new COVID-19 mitigation plan the State will apply in the event it experiences spikes in cases like those that have occurred recently across the country. This plan focuses on combating a resurgence of cases while maintaining the progress Illinois has made during the past few months. Please click here for a link to the plan, which expands health regions to eleven total and separates Chicago into its own region. River Forest is now a part of the Suburban Cook region. 

Click here for an update on the cases in River Forest.

The Centers for Disease Control have made a variety of toolkits available, which include print-outs to remind people sharing spaces, such as offices or multi-family housing, to wear face coverings and maintain social distancing. Click here to view the toolkits. 

For additional  information, log on to the Illinois Department of Public Health

Heatwave this Weekend

A heatwave is expected in the area this weekend. The heat index is estimated to be over 100 degrees on Saturday. Please check in on your neighbors, especially our seniors.

Apply Online to Vote By Mail

Voting by mail is convenient, saves time, and allows you to make your choices in the November 3, 2020 Presidential Election from the comfort of your home. You can apply online for a Vote By Mail ballot today!

When you apply online to Vote By Mail, the Cook County Clerk's office will send you emails:

  • When your ballot is mailed to you,
  • When the Clerk's office receives your Ballot Return Envelope, and
  • When your ballot has been processed and counted.

Ballots will be in the mail in late September / early October 2020. All Vote By Mail ballots come with postage-paid Ballot Return Envelopes. New this fall - you may submit the Ballot Return Envelope in a secured drop box at any Cook County Early Voting location, or you can still use standard US mail. Please note that if you use standard US mail to send your Ballot Return envelope, you must get a postmark before or on Election Day, November 3.

Residents with questions can click here to learn more, call 312-603-0946 or email mail.voting@cookcountyil.gov. Make your home your polling place! 

Thank you for your help in keeping River Forest safe.


Catherine Adduci, Village President

Village of River Forest

Village of River Forest


River Forest School District 90


River Forest Park District


River Forest Public Library


River Forest Township


River Forest Community Center


River Forest School District 200



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