River Forest Township efficiently and actively funds and directs the delivery of essential human services in the areas of youth, seniors, mental health and general assistance. In addition, the Township Assessor's Office assists residents with appeals, exemptions and questions related to their property taxes.

Building on 100 Years of Vital Human Services!

River Forest Township is celebrating its 100th anniversary this year! Our Township funds and supports necessary human services to River Forest seniors, youth, and residents with mental health needs. The Assessor's office, providing advocacy and information to taxpayers, is also an integral part of our Township.

In April 1917, River Forest (population 3000) voted by referendum to create its own township, thereby separating from Proviso Township. The RF Village Board passed the necessary resolution in June, and the Cook County Board formally approved the new River Forest Township in October 1917.

Watch for news & events in 2017 as we build on 100 years of vital human services!

Join River Forest Township at the Rotary Food Truck Rally as we celebrate our 100th anniversary! Look for our tent in Keystone Park on Saturday August 26, 3:30 pm-9:30 pm. Meet Township officials...learn about our programs...enjoy a day in the park with great music and food. Hope to see you there!
Safe Disposal of Prescription and Over-the-Counter Medications

Safely dispose of unused or expired medications in the secure box in the basement of RF Village Hall, 400 Park Avenue. Pills/tablets only. No liquids/creams/hazardous items; no loose items. Pills can be disposed of in bulk in re-closeable plastic bags.

This safe action helps the environment and gets potentially dangerous medications out of your home. The program is sponsored by the Cook County Sheriff's Department and is hosted by the RF Fire Department.
Pace Bus Route 318 Converting to "Posted-Stops-Only" Operation Pace Bus Route 318, which runs on North and Harlem Avenues in River Forest, is converting to a "posted-stops-only" operation. Pace customers will be able to get on and off the bus only where bus stop signs are posted. This is being done for improved safety and efficiency. Signs are in the process of being installed. Click here for a list of all posted stops on Route 318. River Forest stops are highlighted.

We rely on citizen volunteers to advise on needs and funding priorities and to help with youth and senior services. Your gift of time, talent and service can make a real difference in the lives of neighbors in need. Residents call 708.366.2029 or
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Townships are units of government independent of village governments. Townships focus on human services, while villages deliver municipal service such as police, fire, parking and streets.


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