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.

The following River Forest residents were elected on April 4, 2017 to serve 4-year terms as River Forest Township officials:

  • Carla Sloan, Supervisor
  • Pamela Kende, Assessor
  • Abby Schmelling, Clerk
  • Helene Connolly, Trustee
  • Holly Economos, Trustee
  • Mark Kelty, Trustee
  • Karen Taubman, Trustee

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!

SAVE THE DATE for the Township's 100th anniversary celebration on Thursday, September 21, 4-6 pm at the River Forest Community Center gym. Featuring an ice cream social, live entertainment by local seniors and youth, and more!

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.


River Forest Township - 8020 West Madison St - River Forest, Il 60305 - Ph 708.366.2029

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