With Hollywood continuing to delay the release of new summer films and with less enthusiasm for the older films being screened as a result, the mall theater's parent company, Classic Cinemas, has decided to hit the pause button.
It lasted less than a minute, yet Riverside residents went outside, set up chairs on their front lawns and parkways, waved and shouted good wishes to the handful of police officers and firefighters who drove slowly past and waved back.
The Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad has installed reflective bollards along all Riverside grade crossings, which the village's police chief hopes will cut down on the number of incidents where drivers, impaired and otherwise, drive onto the railroad tracks.
The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for the Des Plaines River between Roosevelt Road in Forest Park on the north and Hodgkins on the south. The river is expected to crest in Riverside at nearly 7.3 feet by Friday morning.
Riverside Foods, 48 E. Burlington St. in downtown Riverside, announced on Facebook Thursday night that the store would be closing temporarily on Friday, April 24 for a professional cleaning after an employee tested positive for COVID-19.