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Project Awarded: Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan (CMAP)

Out of 64 total applicants, we’re among those chosen for #technicalassistance from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. We are ready to get to work on a bicycle and pedestrian plan! 🚴‍♂️

Assistance from CMAP will help the Village develop a well-designed bicycle and pedestrian plan to get the ball moving on funding opportunities and intelligent implementation. Expanding bicycle and pedestrian access from every area in Richmond promotes equity among citizens with limited access to cars, ADA accessibility, a healthy option to get to where you need to go, and most importantly, with your safety as a top priority.

Thank you CMAP for taking on this project!

Illinois Solar For All Program

For Owners:

Owners of single-family and multifamily properties occupied by income-eligible households can benefit from ILSFA by installing solar panels on their property or by participating in community solar. The Illinois Solar for All: Residential Solar program is for those interested in installing solar panels on their roof or ground-mounted on their property, while the Illinois Solar for All: Community Solar program is for those that would prefer to participate by subscribing to a solar project located offsite.

Eligible participants can work with ILSFA Approved Vendors to install solar panels on their roof or have them ground-mounted on their property through the Residential Solar program. Homeowners have the option of purchasing panels, leasing panels, or entering into a power purchase agreement. These options can vary based on the Approved Vendors’ offerings and some Approved Vendors may offer no-cost leases.

Households must meet income-eligibility requirements. Income-eligible households are defined as those whose income does not exceed 80% area medium income (AMI).

  • Single Family Residential Properties: Occupied by a household with an income of 80% or less Area Median Income (AMI).
  • Multifamily Residential, Two- to Four-Unit Properties: At least two of the units are occupied by households with incomes of 80% or less of AMI.
  • Multifamily Residential, Five-Unit, or Larger Properties: At least half of the units are occupied by households with incomes of 80% or less of AMI.
  • Check to see if you are income-qualified for the Residential Solar subprogram.  For residential buildings of any size, projects can also qualify if developed on the property of homes or buildings that qualify for U.S. HUD Project-Based Vouchers or Project-Based Rental Assistance.
  • Owners of single-family properties can work with the ILSFA Program Administrator to determine income eligibility for the Residential Solar program. Click here for more information.

See below for more details

For Renters:

Eligible participants do not need to own their homes or properties to participate in ILSFA. Eligible renters can participate in the Illinois Solar for All: Community Solar program or talk to their landlord about participating in the Illinois Solar for All: Residential Solar program.

Richmond’s First EV Charger Installed November 4th, 2022!

On August 2nd, 2022, ComEd joined the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus (MMC) to announce the winners of grants to fund community infrastructure projects that promote public safety and access to clean transportation. As part of the annual Powering Safe Communities program, ComEd and MMC have awarded 21 community grants totaling $171,000 to help launch community-driven projects across the region, from innovative pedestrian safety technology to clean transportation projects that support the adoption of electric vehicles (EVs) and are designed to reduce carbon emissions and improve community resiliency.

Through this grant program, the Village of Richmond has been able to install our very first EV charger in the municipal parking lot off of W Broadway in downtown earlier this November! Thank you to ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus for choosing the Village of Richmond for this project!

LRS Electronics Pickup

LRS (Prairieland Disposal) Electronic Curbside Pick-Up is scheduled for Thursday, October 6th. ♻️

Please be aware of the screen limit: 2 televisions or 2 computer monitors or 1 of each.

Place items curbside with your normal garbage toters. This service is for residents within the Village of Richmond limits only. Please call LRS/Prairieland directly if you have any questions 847-381-9300

Prairieland/LRS Bulk Item Guide

Want to know what is considered a free bulk item for your weekly garbage pick up?

Items must be:

Less than 5ft wide and 5ft tall

Less than 50lbs

Crib, twin and full mattresses are okay if wrapped in plastic (queen/king you must call)

No white goods

Four carpet rolls, in lieu of one bulk item, can be put curbside as long as they are less than 4ft tall and 2ft wide

Please contact Prairieland Disposal/LRS directly (847-381-9300) for items that exceed these above provisions to schedule a special pick up. Also, don’t forget to take advantage of our season electronics recycling event!

Richmond 150 – Celebrating 150 Years!

Join us in celebrating our Sesquicentennial Anniversary

2022 will mark the 150th anniversary of the Village of Richmond. We have many exciting things planned for the weekend of September 16th-18th. Planning this weekend has been a joyful collaboration between the Village of Richmond Sesquicentennial Volunteers, W.A. McConnell Foundation and Richmond Business Association to celebrate everything that makes Richmond special!

A new municipal flag will be chosen from the sesquicentennial flag competition entries held earlier this spring and officially adopted this summer. Downtown events will be held all weekend to showcase the beautiful Historic District including an antique car show, wine walk, whiskey tasting, art show, police and fire department truck tours, live music, architecture and history walking tour, a fundraising gala and much more!



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The best way to stay up-to-date with this event will be through the Village Facebook page!

International House of Wine & Cheese – Richmond Wine Walk Tickets:

W.A. McConnell Foundation – McConnell Ball / Cemetery Tour Tickets: or in person at Richmond Village Hall, 5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond IL 60071