Welcome to River Forest!

Sights and scenes around River Forest.

Welcome to River Forest!

River Forest, Illinois 60305, United States

Created By: Kevin Crowell

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River Forest is a suburban village adjacent to Chicago in Cook County, Illinois, U.S. Two universities make their home in River Forest, Dominican University and Concordia University Chicago. The village is closely tied to the larger neighboring community of Oak Park. There are significant architectural designs located in River Forest such as the Winslow House by Frank Lloyd Wright. The population of the village was 11,172 at the 2010 census.[3] River Forest has a railroad station with service to Chicago on Metra's Union Pacific/West Line.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/River_Forest,_Illinois

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River Forest is a Metra commuter railroad station in River Forest, a western suburb of Chicago, on the Union Pacific/West Line. Trains go east to Ogilvie Transportation Center in Chicago and as far west as Elburn, Illinois. Trav... Read more
Housed in a vintage Victorian mansion, the Trailside museum is a gem of a tiny museum.  Frequent programing for both children and adults help to reorient visitors to see the nature around them.  Walk its trails, kayak, visit the museum, e... Read more
The Pavillion is surrounded by fields and is a great place to picnic, hold a small gathering, or just go commune with nature.  In the winter local bluegrass musicians meet once a  month to play together. Check their website for rental inf... Read more
Dominican University (DU) is a Catholic university in River Forest, Illinois affiliated with the Sinsinawa Dominican Sisters. It offers bachelor's and master's degrees, certificate programs, and a PhD in information studies. Domini... Read more
Located just across the Village boarder in Elmwood Park is the home of the best Italian Submarine sandwich, Alpine Food Shop.  Call ahead or stop by for one of their original sandwiches.  You won't be disappointed.     ...
In Chicago, every town has its favorite go-to place for Italian Beef.  In River Forest, it's Johnnie's.  Great Beef, Great Sasauge, even better Italian Ice!  Check out Steve Dolinski's review! 7500 W. North Avenue.
The River Forest Public Library opened its doors in 1905, in a small store front property on Park Avenue. The current library building, designed by Prairie School architect, William Eugene Drummond, was completed in 1929. An addition to ... Read more
Roosevelt Middle School serves fifth through eighth grades, with an enrollment of around 600 students. Excellent academics, an environment suffused with the arts, dedicated staff, conscientious parents, and caring students are just a few of... Read more
From the school website:  Francis Willard School is home to about 370 wonderful students in Pre-K - 4th grade. Willard’s school culture and community reflect the spirit of being a true neighborhood school! Children are at the heart of e... Read more
Businesses include: Noodles & Co. Boston Chicken CitiBank Walgreens Starbucks Men's Clothing Warehouse Whole Foods PetCo DSW Shoes Panera ...and more! ...
From Apples to Zantac Jewel has it!
From the school website:   Lincoln School is home to the Eagles, an exemplary teaching staff, and a supportive school community. We often refer to ourselves as The Lincoln School Family, and it is our desire that all who enter our doors e... Read more
For really great burgers and brew, try Exit Strategy!  All beer is brewed on site.  While technically in Forest Park, no passports are required to enter.  
I love the Good Earth Greenhouse and Cafe!   There's all sorts of great food, drinks availble plus plants, floral arrangements and on Saturdays frorm 10 - 1pm, bluegrass music!   So what's not to like?     ...
There's a little bit of everything here! Pre-school classes After school programs Cook County Accessor's office Gymnasium ...and probably more!  Check it out here:  http://www.rfcc.info/ ...
Thatcher Woods Forest Preserve runs along side of Thatcher Ave. from North Ave. and Madison Street.  The Grand Army of the Republic site is near Washington and Thatcher.  The story is that no improvements of any kind are allowed in the P... Read more


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