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Downtown Event Road Closures 9-16-22

***Richmond Public Works Parking Notice***

Beginning 7AM on Saturday, September 17, the areas shown below will be closed until the evening to accommodate events and pedestrians in the downtown area.




Please move your vehicles if they are parked on the street or in the parking lot to another location BEFORE 7AM.

Beginning 7AM on Sunday, September 18, the same areas will be closed to traffic, except for EAST BROADWAY, and will reopen in the early afternoon after Touch-A-Truck concludes.

Please once again ensure there are no vehicles parked on the street or in the parking lot at that time so Public Works can close the streets/parking lot to accommodate scheduled events.

Thank you for your cooperation!

September Brush Pick-Up Postponed to 9-22-22

The Richmond Public Works Department is going to be very busy getting the town ready for our 150th event weekend next week so we will be postponing the upcoming September brush pick-up by one week to Thursday, September 22nd.

Thank you for your understanding!

280E LLC Q&A 8-18-22

The petitioner, 280E LLC, on the August 22nd, 2022 plan commission meeting agenda, regarding the application for a special use adult-use cannabis dispensary permit and zoning map amendment for 5500 Swallow Ridge Dr, will be holding an informal Q&A session to meet with the public and address any concerns and answer questions regarding the development. This will be a moderated, respectful discussion opportunity before the plan commission meeting (Monday, August 22, 2022). This is not an official Village of Richmond public meeting, this is for informational purposes only hosted by 280E LLC.

WHERE: 5600 Hunter Drive, Richmond IL 60071, in the board room.

WHEN: Thursday, August 18th between 6-7PM

This meeting is open for all to attend.

Richmond Police Department Press Release 8-9-22

On August 9, 2022, at 3:28 PM the Richmond Police Department responded to a report of a male subject threatening to shoot people with a gun in the parking lot of The Kensington Manor Apartment Complex.  Richmond Officers quickly arrived on scene, and checked the area. No immediate threat was identified.This incident appears to be an isolated event, and no immediate threat to the general public has been identified. This incident remains under investigation by the Richmond Police Department.Citizens are encouraged to report all suspicious activity by calling 911 immediately. 

Highlands of Kensington Manor Emergency Water Main Break / Service Shut Down 5-22-22


The Richmond water distribution system in your area will be shut down today May, 22nd, 2022 due to an emergency water main break on Route 12. Our Public Works crew is working diligently to address this major infrastructure break and we ask for your patience while they coordinate the repair. Due to the size of the break, water service must be completely shut down for a period of time. Updates will be on-going as the situation develops. Please check the Facebook page or sign up for the E-News blast on the main page for all updates.

Thank you

Pioneer Road Bridge Lane Closure (Richmond Township)

Per Richmond Township Road District:

“Effective immediately bridge 056-3137 located on Pioneer Road 0.7 miles south or West Solon road has been restricted to one lane traffic. The West side of the bridge has been closed off. The traffic control approved for this closure is one lane bridge signs and yield signs on both sides of the bridge. Currently the open part of the bridge does not have a weight restriction. (The road rating is 8 tons per axle max 73,280 lbs.). This is an indefinite closure.  Permanent delineators will be installed at a later date.”

If you have any questions please reach out to the Richmond Township Road District Office: 815-678-4144 or

Richmond Road (Illinois 31) Resurfacing

“The Illinois Department of Transportation announced today that a patching and resurfacing of Richmond Road (Illinois 31), from south of McCullom Lake Road in McHenry to Johnsburg Road in Johnsburg, will require intermittent daytime lane closures beginning, weather permitting, Monday, April 25.

The $1.8 million project, which also includes constructing new ADA-compliant sidewalk ramps and replacing deteriorated curbs, is expected to be completed in early August.

In May, both sides of Blake Road at Richmond Road will be reduced to one lane in each direction for approximately two weeks to accommodate pavement patching. Access to residences and businesses within the work zone will be maintained throughout construction.

Motorists can expect delays and should allow extra time for trips through this area. Drivers are urged to pay close attention to flaggers and signs in the work zones, obey the posted speed limits and be on the alert for workers and equipment.

Over the next six years, IDOT is planning to improve more than 3,535 miles of highway and nine million square feet of bridge deck as part of the Rebuild Illinois capital program, which is investing $33.2 billion into all modes of transportation. Accomplishments through Year Two included approximately $5.2 billion of improvements statewide on 3,020 miles of highway, 270 bridges and 428 additional safety improvements.”

Vehicle Stickers On Sale Now!

Important vehicle sticker announcement for May 1st, 2022 – April 30th, 2023 season:

Please note that the registration post cards will no longer be mailed to residents this year. We encourage everyone to use our vehicle sticker shop via the website here: and they will be mailed to you for FREE!

There have been issues the last few years with a large number of post cards being undeliverable and returned to the Village office. We hope you understand this decision.

We will have a stack of cards in the front office if you would like to come in to purchase your stickers. The Village Hall is open between 8am-4pm, Monday-Friday.

New FY23 vehicle stickers should be displayed before April 30th, 2022.

Thank you!