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Posted on: December 27, 2018

Message from the Mayor

Mayor Dave Guerin sitting behind his desk at Village Hall

First and foremost, I want to personally thank you for visiting The Village of Friendly Neighbors' website. Whether you are a new resident, longtime Grover, or a new business owner looking to come to our town, I am confident you will find this website loaded with accurate and useful information about our great community.

Established in 1888, River Grove is Leyden Township's oldest municipality and is fortunate enough to be surrounded by a beautiful forest preserve. We have two fantastic grade schools, River Grove School and Rhodes School. In their pre-college years, our kids have the choice of attending Leyden High School, an award-winning district with a national reputation for innovation and educational technology, or Guerin Prep, a private high school with a 100% college acceptance rate that offers a challenging, nurturing environment. Higher education is convenient and affordable for all residents as River Grove is home to Triton College, a public two-year community college that offers nursing, hospitality, business programs, sports, clubs, activities and much, much more. Visiting the Cernan Space Center is a must when you stop by their campus.

River Grove’s housing stock is in high demand with our big city access and small town feel. We offer a wide variety of single family homes, condo units and rental options. Downtown commuters enjoy an easy 25 minute commute to downtown Chicago via Metra rail, while other destinations are easily accessible by bus or bike. You cannot get a better location with access to both the I-90 and I-290 expressways. Our tree-lined streets have been recognized by Tree City USA since 1995 and provide not only beautiful colors in the fall but also cool shade in the warm summer months.

Thank you for taking time out of your busy lives to read this message. I hope to see you at one of our many Village events, recreational activities, or dining at one of our award-winning restaurants. I am always available to talk with you and I look forward to serving you.

Warm regards,

David B. Guerin

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