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  • YMCA to host Healthy Kid’s Day in Lyons April 24

    LYONS – The Greater La Grange YMCA will host Healthy Kids Day to teach healthy habits to kids from 6:30 to 8 p.m. April 24 at Zion Lutheran Church, 79 ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Milani: Top-ranked Farmers Market readies for return

    The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce is once again eagerly anticipating the opening of our Farmers Market at 8 a.m. June 6. If you’ve been to our Farmer ...
    April 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police: Cicero man flees Riverside backyard crash, reports car stolen

    RIVERSIDE – A Cicero man faces numerous charges after he allegedly crashed his car into a garage in Riverside then fled the scene on foot at 3:40 a.m. ...
    April 20, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • Riverside Walking Tours to begin May 31

    RIVERSIDE – A series of walking tours of historic Riverside are set to begin May 31.The two-hour tou ...
    April 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for April 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    April 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police chiefs honor Topinka as Public Official of the Year

    RIVERSIDE – The late Illinois Comptroller and state Senator Judy Baar Topinka was honored with the 2014 Public Official of the Year Award by the Illin ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • Hinsdale Central at York boys tennis: 6 photos

    York plays Hinsdale Central at Berens Park in Elmhurst on Thursday, April 16, 2015. ...
    April 17, 2015 - 5:24 pm
  • LT students to raise awareness of LGBT bullying with Day of Silence

    The halls of Lyons Township High School’s North and South campus will be a little quieter Friday as students join others nationally in a day of silenc ...
    April 16, 2015 - 5:02 pm
  • Riverside man charged after attempting to steal taps at Irish Times

    BROOKFIELD – A Riverside man was charged at 2:27 a.m. March 4 with resisting and obstructing an officer following an altercation in the 3800 block of ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:44 pm
  • Man wanted for fatal shootings in Milwaukee kills himself at Lyons motel

    LYONS – The search for a man wanted in connection with two fatal shootings in Milwaukee was located Thursday by Chicago police and U.S. Marshals in Ly ...
    April 17, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Lemont native Scott Darling notches first NHL playoff win in Blackhawks' victory

    In a season of memorable firsts, Scott Darling added another one to the list Wednesday night. The Le ...
    April 16, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational: 8 photos

    Athletes from the WSC Gold and Silver Divisions compete at the Anthony J. Canino Varsity Gymnastics Invitational at Hinsdale Central on Friday, April ...
    April 15, 2015 - 4:58 pm
  • Prep roundup: Naz baseball nets victory during Kentucky road trip

    Nazareth’s baseball team traveled to Central Hardin High School in Cecilia, Ky., and came back home with a 10-9 win Saturday. Kyle Kane was 4 for 4 wi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • RB’s Kendall Hastings off to hot start

    RIVERSIDE – The Hastings family has a strong history for Riverside Brookfield softball and Kendall Hastings is doing her part to keep that going.
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hernandez: Important state services must be protected

    One of the biggest challenges we face in Illinois is the looming budget crisis. The financial challenges have always been around, and in today’s world ...
    April 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Defensive effort helps RB soccer stand up to challenge

    CICERO – Riverside Brookfield’s girls soccer team had three of its first six games postponed because of the weather, so the Bulldogs were itching to s ...
    April 14, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Candlelight bowl fundraiser set for Brookfield's Rick Feirick Saturday

    BROOKFIELD – A candlelight bowl fundraiser for a 63-year-old Brookfield man with massive medical costs resulting from a lung transplant will be held S ...
    April 14, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Berwyn man faces peeping Tom charges in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – A Berwyn man was charged with two counts of disorderly conduct after he was allegedly seen peeping into apartment windows in Riverside at ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Bonnette called in as consultant for D-96 superintendent search

    RIVERSIDE – A retired superintendent of Riverside School District 96 retired was asked to assist the district in the selection and hiring of an interi ...
    April 10, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Riverside Brookfield at Glenbard South baseball: 8 photos

    Glenbard South plays Riverside Brookfield in Glen Ellyn on Monday, April 6, 2015. RB wins 7-2. ...
    April 9, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Incoming Riverside Brookfield High School freshmen will get laptops

    RIVERSIDE – Incoming freshmen beginning with the 2015-16 school year will be provided Chromebook laptops as part of the Riverside-Brookfield High Scho ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Riverside's first female police officer is ready to serve

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Officer Tammy Pruim has been patrolling and learning the village’s twisted streets on her own since January.
    April 9, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • MacNeal Board urges opposition to state Medicaid cuts

    BERWYN – The MacNeal Hospital Board of Trustees is urging state Sen. Steven M. Landek, D-Burbank, and state Rep. Elizabeth Hernandez, D-Chicago, to op ...
    April 9, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Softball previews: Seniors lead Morton, new look for Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield

    The high school softball season is in full swing with teams in the area already having several games under their belts. Here's what to expect for Lyon ...
    April 8, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • Getty slate topples District 103 incumbents

    A slate backed by Lyons Village President Chris Getty took three out of four seats in the Lyons Elementary School District 103 race.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:47 am
  • Winslow, Waterloo and LaBarbera win seats in Brookfield-La Grange Park D-95 race

    It was a close race on Tuesday for three open seats on the Brookfield-La Grange Park School District 95 Board of Education.
    April 8, 2015 - 12:23 am
  • Riverside D-96 close to the finish, but Miller, Murphy, Regan and Klyber take seats

    RIVERSIDE – It was a close race in Riverside School District 96 from beginning to end as seven candidates fought for four seats on the district's boar ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:01 pm
  • Incumbents retain North Riverside Village Board seats

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – All three incumbents retained their seats in the North Riverside Village Board race with a Save Our Firefighters Party incumbent pul ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:32 pm
  • Rosinsky, Palmer and Polacek win election to LT Board

    LA GRANGE – Barbara Rosinsky took the lead in the election for the Lyons Township High School District 204 Board of Education on Tuesday night, based ...
    April 7, 2015 - 11:12 pm
  • PEP Party victorious in Brookfield trustee race

    BROOKFIELD – The Peoples Economic Party has retained its unanimous control of the Brookfield Village Board of Trustees, with its three trustee candida ...
    April 7, 2015 - 10:54 pm
  • Taxes, school boards on the minds of Cook County voters

    Taxes and and school boards were on the minds of voters at the polls in La Grange and Brookfield Tuesday.
    April 7, 2015 - 7:33 pm
  • Bulldog volleyball battling through inexperience

    RIVERSIDE – A number of young, talented players have created optimism about the future of Riverside Brookfield’s boys volleyball program, but for now ...
    April 7, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Dropka: Judy Baar Topinka's legacy lives on through Riverside Township Republicans

    It has been four months since the passing of our dear friend and trusted elected official Judy Baar Topinka, and yet in a way it is as if it was only ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • D-103 administrator calls Parents for Student Excellence email misleading over departures

    LYONS – Several recent resignations in Lyons School District 103 have rumors spreading in Lyons that the depatures are due to problems between adminis ...
    April 7, 2015 - 7:05 pm
  • Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield split softball doubleheader

    WESTERN SPRINGS – The bats for both Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield were on display Saturday, with the two teams combining for 41 runs and six ...
    April 6, 2015 - 10:55 am
  • Young orangutan and surrogate mom bond at Brookfield zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Brookfield zoo welcomed visitors Wednesday to meet their newest resident at Tropic World: Asia.
    April 2, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Lyons police: Chicago Public Schools employee sexually abused teen in shower at fitness club

    LYONS – The Lyons Police Department confirmed charges against a Chicago man on Wednesday who allegedly grabbed a 17-year-old male's genitals in a show ...
    April 2, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Brookfield trainer hopes to raise $30,000 with spin class fundraiser

    BROOKFIELD – On April 11, Nicole Capone is going for a spin – and she’s taking a group with her.The ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Haley Scaman excelling at Oklahoma

    Many college athletes struggle with the transition from prep and club sports to competing for a big university.
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT grad creates app to help businesses get customer feedback

    WESTERN SPRINGS – To Dan Miklosz, a resident of Western Springs, a graduate of Lyons Township High School and a finance student at the University of I ...
    March 1, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Body found in tent in woods near Harlem Avenue

    A decaying body was discovered inside a tent and reported to the Lyons Police Department at 3:05 p.m. March 22 after the caller discovered it while wa ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:03 pm
  • Powers: Future is now for libraries

    This is an exciting time for libraries and library visitors. Outreach and programming and community partnerships are extremely prevalent with regard t ...
    March 31, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • Baseball previews: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield rely on returning talent

    The first pitch has been thrown for area high school baseball teams, many of which had successful postseason runs last spring. Here's how things are s ...
    March 31, 2015 - 11:06 am
  • Chicago Red Stars move season finale to Toyota Park

    The Chicago Red Stars will be on the move for their National Women's Soccer League regular season finale on Sept. 6.
    March 30, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Ceramic artist to be featured at North Riverside theater

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The ceramic works of Chicago artist Taehoon Kim will be on display throughout March at the North Riverside Luxury 6 theater, 7501 W. ...
    Feb. 30, 2015 - 4:54 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for March 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the area police department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not b ...
    March 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield Jazz Society's 10th Anniversary party: 5 photos

    The Mark Colby/Jim Cooper Quartet performs a “Getz-Burton Revisited” tribute for members and guests at the Brookfield Jazz Society's 10th anniversary ...
    March 28, 2015 - 7:15 am
  • Snapshot: Riverside village manager inducted to local Lions Club

    RIVERSIDE – Jessica Frances, village manager of the village of Riverside, received her Lions Club membership pin from her sponsor Joe Ballerine at her ...
    March 26, 2015 - 4:04 pm
  • D. 96 hires consultant to help with superintendent selection

    RIVERSIDE – The District 96 Board of Education agreed to hire a consultant to assist in filling the interim superintendent and assistant superintenden ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Brookfield hires economic development director

    BROOKFIELD – The village of Brookfield has hired a longtime financial consultant to become the village’s first ever economic development director.
    March 26, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • D. 96 superintendent overpayment agreement still pending

    RIVERSIDE – A three-way agreement to resolve a salary overpayment to former Riverside Elementary School District 96 Superintendent Jonathon Lamberson ...
    March 26, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Illinois House advances control measure for Lyons Township High School

    SPRINGFIELD – Lyons Township High School District 204 is another step closer to independence from the Lyons Township Trustees of Schools Office.
    March 26, 2015 - 1:47 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield stadium to be named after former Chicago mayor

    RIVERSIDE – Welcome to Riverside Brookfield High School's Kennelly Athletic Complex.District 208 off ...
    March 29, 2015 - 6:42 am
  • Top 4 Riverside Brookfield winter highlights

    The Riverside Brookfield boys basketball team’s loss in the supersectional marked the end of the winter sports season at RB. It was a memorable season ...
    March 25, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Girls soccer previews: LT, Naz look for more success

    Spring is upon us and girls soccer teams have already hit the field for season openers. Here’s the outlook for what to expect from the local teams thi ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • A bear-y happy birthday at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo's two grizzly bears, Jim and Axhi, celebrated their birthday at the Brookfield Zoo, 8400 W 31st St, Saturday with a a ...
    March 23, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • 2 found guilty of armed robbery of $30K in cash, jewelry in 2014 Riverside case

    RIVERSIDE – Two men were found guilty in connection with an armed robbery in August 2014 that Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel called one of the mos ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • District 96 mutually ends contract with superintendent

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside School District 96 Superintendent Bhavna Sharma-Lewis will not be returning for the 2015-2016 school year after the Board of Edu ...
    March 23, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • Early voting is open – meet all the local candidates

    March 22, 2015 - 9:11 pm
  • Snow to return to west suburbs for Monday commute

    Snow is anticipated in the west suburbs early Monday and through the morning commute, according to the National Weather Service.
    March 23, 2015 - 12:34 am
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