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.

Fall Presidential General Election Mail Ballot Application

Click here for English version or Click here for Spanish version

More information can be found at www.cookcountyclerk.com/votebymail

Fall Sibshops Program

Our fall Sibshops program will be starting up on Saturday, September 24, followed by the 1st and 3rd Saturdays (10/1, 10/15, 11/5, 11/19, 12/3, 12/17), 11:30 am - 1:30 pm.
Click here for event details.
Come celebrate the first Illinois Township Day on Wednesday, September 21! All are welcome.

The River Forest Township event is from 4 pm - 6 pm at the River Forest Community Center gym, featuring...

  • an Ice Cream Social with free sundaes by Brown Cow
  • live entertainment by local youth
  • sampling and sales of Opportunity Knocks' Knock-Out Pickles
  • "Ask the Assessor" booth
  • a visit from Abraham Lincoln and other special guests...and more!
Food or monetary donations for the Oak Park and River Forest Food Pantry are greatly appreciated. Click on the link for details on both Townships' events. Please spread the word! Thank you and hope to see you there. Click here for event details.
Voter Registration

The Illinois State Board of Elections website can provide information on whether you are registered to vote, how to vote when you are out of town, how to update your voter registration, and a link for registering to vote. Follow the link below for more information.

Registration is closed during the 27 days prior to an election, so don't wait!


Please contact the River Forest Township Clerk at clerk@riverforesttownship.org or 708-366-2029 should you need assistance.

The Township has added River Forest Village Hall as a second distribution point for temporary handicapped parking placards and cab coupon booklets for seniors and the disabled.

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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