Introduction to River Grove, Illinois
River Grove, Illinois, in Cook county, is 3 miles NW of Oak Park, Illinois and 10 miles NW of Chicago, Illinois. The village benefits from easy access to the nearby cities and towns with which it shares the Chicago metropolitan area. River Grove has a population of approximately 10,668.
River Grove History
In 1905, the Norge Ski Club purchased land in Fox River Grove and erected a ski jump on the land where the village of River Grove stands today. River Grove was incorporated in 1919 and in the same year, Louis Cernocky, Sr., a Czech immigrant and harnessmaker, established Louis's Place, a Bohemian restaurant and bar.
River Grove and nearby Attractions
- River Grove Village Hall
- River Grove Public Library
- Thatcher Woods Shopping Center
- Holy Transfiguration Chapel
- Cernan Earth and Space Center
- Oak Park Country Club
Things To Do In River Grove
Thatcher Woods Shopping Center provides opportunities to the enthusiastic shoppers of River Grove. Oak Park Country Club has a variety of recreational facilities for tourists. The Cernan Earth and Space Center is a major attraction for tourists because of its astronomical and laser shows.
River Grove Transportation
Chicago O’Hare International Airport is the nearest major airport.
River Grove Higher Education
Triton College, the City Colleges of Chicago-Wilbur Wright College, Morton College and Elmhurst College provide higher education to the people of River Grove.