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River Forest is an affluent suburban village in Cook County, Illinois. Two universities make their home in River Forest, Dominican University and Concordia University Chicago. The village is closely tied to the larger neighboring community of Oak Park. There are significant architectural designs located in River Forest such as the Winslow House by Frank Lloyd Wright.
River Forest has a railroad station with service to Chicago on Metra’s Union Pacific/West Line.
There are two public elementary schools, Lincoln Elementary School and Willard Elementary School. There is one public middle school, Theodore Roosevelt Middle School. River Forest shares a high school with Oak Park, known as Oak Park and River Forest High School, located in Oak Park.