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  • ‘No strike, no lockout’ bill clears Illinois Senate

    SPRINGFIELD — A measure Democrats say is intended to prevent a state government shutdown in the case of labor-management strife cleared the Senate on ...
    June 1, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois Democrats pass ‘no strike, no lockout’ measure

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats passed a measure May 29 they say is intended to prevent a strike or lockout should Gov. Bruce Rauner and the largest sta ...
    June 1, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Swap green for green at Brookfield's plant swap June 6

    BROOKFIELD – Think “take a penny, leave a penny,” only with a different kind of green.The Brookfield ...
    May 1, 2015 - 5:50 am
  • 2015 La Grange Carnival continues Sunday: 5 photos

    Despite the light rain, a few hardy souls try the carnival rides at the 2015 La Grange Carnival on Saturday, May 30, 2015. The carnival is scheduled t ...
    June 1, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • 69th La Grange Pet Parade carries on in rain: 7 photos

    Parade fans come prepared for rain at the 69th annual La Grange Pet Parade on Saturday, May 30, 2015.
    June 1, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Omnibus police reform bill passes Illinois House

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois House passed a wide-reaching police reform bill May 28 with more than 100 votes.
    May 29, 2015 - 12:43 pm
  • Reeder: Madigan not the one to call for transparency

    SPRINGFIELD – “We need taller interns,“ a statehouse wag told me my first year covering the Illinois Capitol. I was a bit perplexed. After all, at 6-f ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:23 pm
  • Brookfield Fire Department union to host bags tournament fundraiser Saturday

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Department of Professional Fire Fighters Local 4828 will host a beanbag tournament fundraiser with food, beer and raffles.
    May 28, 2015 - 5:21 pm
  • Our view: Now’s the time to revel in nice weather, great events

    In the depths of January’s icy freeze, no doubt many of us wondered why anyone would choose to live in such a frozen wasteland. In February and March, ...
    May 28, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Illinois Senate Democrats beat on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s plans

    SPRINGFIELD — Democrats were rough on Gov. Bruce Rauner’s agenda Wednesday.Senate Democrats voted do ...
    May 28, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner submits his bills

    SPRINGFIELD — With five days to go before the May 31 legislative deadline, Gov. Bruce Rauner on Friday submitted his legislative “ask” through GOP leg ...
    May 27, 2015 - 6:18 pm
  • Prep roundup: Fenwick's Cronin nabs two second place finishes at state track meet

    Grace Cronin would do anything to win the 300-meter hurdles race at the Class 3A state meet on May 23 and proved it.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • RB boys relay sets another school record

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Another race, another school record.The Riverside Brookfield boys 4x100-meter rela ...
    May 27, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Democrats readying $36 billion budget

    SPRINGFIELD —House Speaker Michael Madigan on Monday announced Democrats will spend the next several days preparing a roughly $36.3 billion spending p ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:22 am
  • Brookfield wheel gymnast to represent U.S. on world stage

    BROOKFIELD – Emily Temmer of Brookfield is a gymnast at heart.The soon-to-be junior student at Brook ...
    May 27, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • 70 Over 70 honors volunteer seniors

    LA GRANGE – A dozen people were honored May 19 at the La Grange Country Club, 800 S. Brainard Ave for their continued community service.
    May 26, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo: 10 students sent to hospital, no injuries after busses collide

    BROOKFIELD – Ten students were sent to area hospitals after a collision between two buses at 1:13 p.m. May 26 in a parking lot at Brookfield Zoo.
    May 27, 2015 - 9:03 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield girls soccer breaks through for regional title

    CICERO – Make room for girls soccer in the Riverside Brookfield trophy case. With the Bulldogs and G ...
    May 26, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • ‘Millionaire tax’ falls short in House

    SPRINGFIELD — Speaker Michael Madigan’s “millionaire tax” fell three votes short May 21 in the Illinois House.
    May 26, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Brookfield Bicycle Rodeo set for Saturday

    BROOKFIELD – The 2015 Brookfield Bicycle Rodeo will be hosted from 9 to 11 a.m. May 23 at the Brookfield Village Hall parking lot, 8820 Brookfield Ave ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Battery report leads to drug charges

    LYONS – The Lyons Police Department was called at 12:15 a.m. May 11 to investigate a report of a battery that allegedly occurred in the 8300 block of ...
    May 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield Zoo helps Cook County forest preserve track fish

    BROOKFIELD – To maintain a healthy ecosystem in the forest preserves across Cook County you start with the fish, according to the staff at Brookfield ...
    May 23, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • $2,000 raised for Girl Scouts by North Riverside fire fighters union

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – A total of $2,000 for local Girl Scouts was raised at the sixth annual spaghetti dinner held by North Riverside Fire Fighters Union ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for May 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo announces birth of okapi calf

    BROOKFIELD – Don't know what a okapi is? That's alright.Patrons of Brookfield Zoo will get a refresh ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Baseball playoff previews: Naz holds top seed, RB moves up to Class 4A

    The high school baseball regular season is winding down and the first pitches of the postseason are about to be thrown as teams look to go on a winnin ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Softball playoff previews: Naz has top sectional seed, Morton, LT, RB softball also look to make long runs

    High school softball teams are about to start the postseason with one goal in mind – get to the EastSide Centre in East Peoria for the state finals. H ...
    May 22, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Riverside Township Lions Club elects officers

    RIVERSIDE – Alex Gallegos will be sworn in as president of the Riverside Township Lions Club at the group’s annual installation dinner at 6 p.m. June ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:17 pm
  • Man found in attic of vacant Lyons home charged with burglary in Brookfield

    LYONS – A real estate agent called the Lyons Police Department at 3:17 p.m. May 5 after the agent heard noises coming from the upstairs of a home in t ...
    May 21, 2015 - 6:11 pm
  • Grove: Student trustees do their part to keep community colleges strong

    Unlike many states, Illinois allows its community colleges to have one of their students each year sit on their school’s Board of Trustees as its Stud ...
    May 21, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield High School plans lawsuit against village of Brookfield over parking lot

    A lawsuit against the village of Brookfield regarding the denial of zoning approval for a parking lot and relocation of tennis courts was authorized b ...
    May 26, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • Embattled Lyons D-103 superintendents hired by Riverside D-96

    RIVERSIDE – Two interim superintendents who were forced out by the new politically-charged Lyons District 103 Board of Education were appointed by the ...
    May 21, 2015 - 11:52 am
  • Prep roundup: Morton, Lyons Township, Nazareth track athletes find success at conference meets

    BASEBALLRiverside BrookfieldJack Hayes pitched a complete game in an 8-1 win against Illiana Christi ...
    May 20, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Riverside Brookfield quartet looks to keep setting school records

    RIVERSIDE – For years it’s been Matt to Mike to Otis to Marvin.That’s Riverside Brookfield’s sprint ...
    May 20, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Railway oil tanker concerns need to be taken seriously

    We spend a lot of time worrying about preventing things that might never happen. We buy homeowners’ insurance and install smoke detectors in case a fi ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Lyons police: Dunkin' Donuts robbed by person in pink wig, armed with sword

    LYONS – Lyons police responded to a report of an armed robbery at 3:03 a.m. May 14 at Dunkin’ Donuts, 8007 Ogden Ave.
    May 19, 2015 - 9:44 pm
  • Brookfield event has people dancing in the street

    BROOKFIELD – An old fashioned street dance took place in Brookfield on Broadway Avenue at Eight Corners May 16.
    May 21, 2015 - 6:19 pm
  • Bands battle at Brookfield's Kiwanis Park Sunday

    BROOKFIELD – Capital Soiree is headed to the the recording studio as the first place winner of Brookfield's 10th annual Battle of the Bands held May 1 ...
    May 18, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Police Reports: Riverside, Brookfield and Lyons for May 13

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    May 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Derossett: Keep accountability and transparency

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to accept successful c ...
    May 15, 2015 - 7:40 am
  • Riverside PD 'Convoys' for cancer

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department took a stand against cancer May 2 in a small town in Central Illinois where coal was once king.
    May 14, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield High School ranked 10th out of 72 Illinois schools

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield High School is ranked 10th out of 72 Illinois schools and 454th out of 2,332 schools nationally on the recently relea ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Riverside-Brookfield students get national recognition for RBTV work

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside-Brookfield High School students involved in television production distinguished themselves on a national level May 8 when the sc ...
    May 14, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Brookfield's Battle of the Bands set for Sunday at Kiwanis Park

    BROOKFIELD – Brookfield’s 10th annual Battle of the Bands is scheduled from noon to 6 p.m. Sunday at Kiwanis Park, 8820 Brookfield Ave. 
    May 14, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Riverside Arts Weekend returns Saturday and Sunday

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside will be all dressed up and the place to go this weekend as the Riverside Arts Weekend and the Wright Plus House Walk return to t ...
    May 19, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Baseball: Simple things lead to Bulldogs’ winning streak

    BROOKFIELD – Pitching, defense, clutch hitting. It’s a simple baseball cliche, but one that produces ...
    May 13, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Prep roundup: Morton baseball, LT softball earn key wins; RB track sets school record

    BASEBALLLyons TownshipGriffin Schultz pitched a complete game with eight strikeouts in a 4-1 win aga ...
    May 13, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • First place part of positives for Nazareth baseball

    LA GRANGE PARK – Hits were at a premium Saturday, which has been a rare occurrence for Nazareth baseball this season.
    May 12, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Huerta shines for Red Stars in 3-0 win over Boston

    CHICAGO – Saturday’s meeting between the Chicago Red Stars and the Boston Breakers was a game of firsts. 
    May 12, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield girls soccer teams shoot for playoff success

    High school girls soccer teams started the season with hopes of making it to the state finals. With the playoffs starting next week, here's what the p ...
    May 26, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • Suburban Life celebrates 12 Women of Distinction

    In an effort to continue a new tradition, Suburban Life Magazine hosted its second annual Women of Distinction Awards event Thursday at Seven Bridges ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:45 pm
  • Man charged with DUI, resisting arrest after flipping Jeep and swimming Salt Creek (with video)

    LYONS – A Chicago man was charged with driving under the influence, reckless driving, resisting arrest and multiple other charges after he allegedly d ...
    May 12, 2015 - 7:41 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield plays home softball with Argo: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield plays a home game with Argo in Veterans Park in North Riverside on Monday, May 4, 2015.
    May 9, 2015 - 5:31 pm
  • Illinois Supreme Court unanimously strikes down state pension fix as unconstitutional

    After months of postulating, speculation and political forecasting, the General Assembly's attempt to right the capsizing ship that is the state pensi ...
    May 8, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Riverside library staff says goodbye to one of its own

    RIVERSIDE – Reference librarian Marylin Oorbeck has been digging for information about, well, anything and everything, for most of her life.
    May 8, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Senate bill proposed to eliminate frivolous campaign lawsuits in Cook County

    CICERO – Every election year, someone somewhere finds themselves fighting to stay on the ballot because of challenges over minor errors in filling out ...
    May 8, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Discussion of famous art heists to be held at finale of Brookfield Reads! tonight

    BROOKFIELD – Art and literary fans alike are invited to the 2015 Brookfield Reads! finale at 7 p.m. Friday, at the Brookfield Public Library.
    May 8, 2015 - 10:29 am
  • Lombard D-44 assistant superintendent hired for Riverside D-96 post

    RIVERSIDE – Merryl Brownlow of Oak Park was appointed the new assistant superintendent of curriculum when the Riverside School District 96 Board of Ed ...
    May 7, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Lyons Township High School to host Senior Citizen Prom

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School will open the dance floor to local senior citizens looking to cut a rug at their annual Senior Citizen Prom.
    May 7, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Brookfield businesses to host Womens Wellness Week

    BROOKFIELD ­ Several local businesses are hosting specials for Womens Wellness Week in Brookfield from May 17 to 24.
    May 6, 2015 - 1:41 pm
  • Stamp Out Hunger lets residents mail food to people in need

    LA GRANGE – The United States Postal Service is teaming up with local towns and villages for the annual Stamp Out Hunger food drive.
    May 6, 2015 - 1:40 pm
  • Riverside-Brookfield High School Board elects new president

    RIVERSIDE – Four uncontested members of the Riverside-Brookfield School District 208 Board of Education were sworn in at a special meeting April 28.
    May 6, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • Brookfield dedicates "Prairie Spirit" sculpture to volunteerism

    BROOKFIELD – Reports of giant dragonflies hovering over Brookfield have been confirmed, and officials are urging residents to come see their new home ...
    May 6, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • New stars emerging for LT, RB, Morton baseball, softball teams

    Each spring provides a chance for baseball and softball players to make their mark, some for the first time at the varsity level. Here are a few playe ...
    May 6, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Prep roundup: Nazareth, RB baseball pick up conference wins

    Nazareth's baseball team swept Carmel in a doubleheader Saturday to extend their East Suburban Catholic Conference winning streak to seven games.
    May 5, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Seniors set tone for RB softball

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – Seniors like Lana Herrmann and Katie O’Connell had a big day on senior night and they will need more big games to carry Riverside Br ...
    May 5, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Former Riverside Brookfield student's memory to be honored with tree planting Wednesday

    RIVERSIDE – Every parent lives in fear of the call.Michelle and Kevin Brannick of Riverside got a ca ...
    May 5, 2015 - 8:21 pm
  • New District 103 board draws praise, criticism at first meeting

    LYONS – There were a few bumps in the road, but incumbents and newcomers of the District 103 Board of Election met for the first time in a special mee ...
    May 5, 2015 - 9:25 am
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