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  • Hinsdale Central wins boys swimming state title

    WINNETKA – The impressive state title trophy haul of the 2014-15 school year continued for Hinsdale Central on Saturday.
    March 1, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Feb. 25

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    Feb. 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • LT, Morton, RB boys ready for postseason tipoff

    The road to the Class 3A and 4A boys basketball state finals begins with regional play starting Monday. Here's the outlook for Lyon Township, Morton, ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 6:30 am
  • Library focuses on lifelong learning

    Over the past decade, many public libraries have been discussing and promoting the concept of lifelong learning because the world is changing very rap ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside’s Big Chill warms the hearts of skaters

    RIVERSIDE – There’s a group of guys in Riverside who get a glazed look over their faces when the bird bath freezes for the first time in the fall. The ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 5:08 am
  • Carson Pirie Scott to reopen in North Riverside Park Mall after fire

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – Shoppers will be glad to know the Carson Pirie Scott store in North Riverside Park Mall will be opening its doors Thursday for the f ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Green Pancake breakfast to be hosted March 14

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – There’s green pancakes on the menu in honor of St. Patrick’s Day from 8 to 11 a.m. March 14 at Christ Presbyterian Church, 2350 S. E ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:06 pm
  • Police chiefs meet to discuss state’s political climate

    Police chiefs and deputy chiefs from 14 area departments met with state officials Feb. 12 for a round-table discussion on the political climate in Spr ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 5:04 pm
  • Prep roundup: LT's Villarreal, RB's Carter medal at state wrestling

    Lyons Township sophomore wrestler Zach Villarreal placed sixth at 120 pounds at the Class 3A state meet on Saturday to earn all-state honors. He lost ...
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Bulldogs blitz Raiders, finish undefeated conference season

    RIVERSIDE – Calls for free tacos followed an incredible cap on a perfect conference season for Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team Friday.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • RB Repertory Dancers perform at Komarek: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield Repertory Dance Ensemble does educational outreach with a performance at Komarek School in North Riverside on Wednesday, Feb. 18, ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 6:13 am
  • Riverside Township tax appeal time is here

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Township property owners may now file assessed valuation appeals with the Cook County Assessor’s Office through March 3.
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield and Riverside for Feb. 18

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police charge 6 for fight after RB High School basketball game

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police charged six people Feb. 17 as a result of an incident that began Feb. 13, when Riverside police were called to a disturba ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:17 pm
  • St. Mary’s to host auction

    RIVERSIDE – St. Mary’s School in Riverside will host an Art Preview Party from 4 to 7 p.m. Sunday at the Riverside Train Station, 90 Bloomingbank Road ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Riverside Arts Center to host RAC the Pins event Saturday

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Arts Center (RAC) will host its second RAC The Pins bowling event from 3 to 5 p.m., Saturday at Striker Lanes, 6728 W. 16th ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • WLTL surpasses goal, raises over $30K for student radio station

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School's student-run radio station, WLTL, held its annual Rock-a-Thon fundraiser Feb. 13 through 16 with students broa ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield alumnus to perform magic at alma mater

    BROOKFIELD – Chicago comic magician Trent James will perform at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28, at Riverside Brookfield High School Auditorium, 160 Ridge ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:17 am
  • Cossitt Avenue School to host spring clothing sale March 7

    LA GRANGE – Cossitt Avenue School, located at Cossitt and Ashland avenues, will host its biannual spring clothing sale at the school from 8 a.m. to no ...
    Feb. 19, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Cook County Board passes wage theft ordinance

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners passed Feb. 10 an ordinance designed to address the problem of wage theft.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Bronze Eagle Pub soars after taking over ‘dive’

    LYONS – What came first, the bronze eagle or the pub?The answer is not as easy as one might think. B ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Thumbs up for Riverside & Brookfield

    THUMBS UP: Is school fun? Well, it should be at least some of the time. Clearly, the teachers at Lyons Township High School agree with this sentiment, ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Sectional champion Lyons Township gymnastics looks for state success

    HINSDALE – Although Lyons Township’s girls gymnastics team is the two-time defending state champion, this state trip Friday and Saturday at Palatine H ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • RB sends six wrestlers to state

    CHICAGO – Wrestlers like Tommy Russell and Josh Contreras have embodied the improvement of Riverside Brookfield this season.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Prep roundup: Morton bowlers to state, RB boys win big

    BOYS BASKETBALLRiverside BrookfieldThe Bulldogs beat Fenton 91-51 on Friday behind 19 points and 11 ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Hinsdale Central Girls Sectional Gymnastics:12 photos

    Hinsdale Central hosts a girls sectional gymnastics meet on Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015. ...
    Feb. 14, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Girls basketball playoff previews: RB hopes for regional success, LT and others look to play spoilder

    The road to the state finals for Class 3A and 4A girls basketball teams starts with regional tournament games beginning Monday. Here’s the outlook for ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 7:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Feb. 11

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside theft suspect arrested in Wisconsin

    A Wisconsin man now in custody for an alleged burglary and arson in that state was issued an arrest warrant by Riverside police for the Jan. 26 burgla ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 4:35 pm
  • RB’s Grigoletti signs with Central Michigan

    RIVERSIDE – National Signing Day is a big event for high school student athletes around the country, and Riverside Brookfield had a football player ta ...
    Feb. 12, 2015 - 10:26 am
  • RB’s Samantha Bloom battles through injuries

    RIVERSIDE – Playing through injuries is never easy, but for Samantha Bloom, the alternative of sitting out games is even worse.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:15 am
  • Young man, old memories: Riverside native shares Riverside stories via podcast

    RIVERSIDE – There’s nothing unusual about a young man who wants to kick the dust off his boots and leave his crummy old town behind.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Brookfield office renovations past halfway mark

    BROOKFIELD – There are big changes going on at Brookfield Village Hall, as the project to remodel business offices and the customer service area reach ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Prep roundup: Morton girls bowling team moving on to sectional

    Morton’s girls bowling team placed second at Saturday’s Argo regional to advance to a sectional meet. Seniors Cassandra Deluna (1,112) and Adriana Men ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Berwyn man blows five lights, charged with DUI

    RIVERSIDE – A Berwyn man was charged with two counts driving under the influence of alcohol at 3:18 a.m. Feb. 3 after a traffic stop for failing to ob ...
    Feb. 10, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield and Lyons for Jan. 28

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 9, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Gas leak forces evacuation in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – Fumes from a severed gas line forced the evacuation of three buildings in Riverside and left several people complaining of nausea and dizz ...
    Feb. 8, 2015 - 8:37 pm
  • LT teachers surprise students with flash mob

    LA GRANGE – Teachers at Lyons Township High School surprised students with a massive flash mob preformance at the All School Assembly Friday.
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 6:09 pm
  • Local RadioShack stores on closure list after bankruptcy filing

    Ten RadioShack stores in the western suburbs are slated for possible closure after the technology retailer filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy Thursday, a ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 4:57 pm
  • Wrestling playoff previews: Morton, RB host regionals Saturday

    The high school wrestling state finals start Feb. 19, but first come regional meets Saturday. Here’s the postseason outlook as area schools such as Ly ...
    Feb. 6, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield and Lyons for Feb. 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • Brookfield Village Board approves water rate hike

    BROOKFIELD – The price of water is going up in Brookfield, compliments of the city of Chicago.Brookf ...
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Riverside church to hold benefit for Mission and Outreach

    RIVERSIDE – A fundraising dinner with entertainment is planned by Sts. Peter and Paul Lutheran Church in Riverside Feb. 13.
    Feb. 5, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • Six breakout players: LT, RB, Morton, Fenwick basketball players among those to have first time success

    Each basketball season provides a chance for fresh faces to impact the teams they play for. From juniors getting their first taste of varsity ball to ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 3:40 pm
  • Szydlo, RB wrestlers finding success

    RIVERSIDE – In Mike Boyd’s second year as wrestling coach at Riverside Brookfield the changes he has made within the program are starting to take shap ...
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Prep roundup: RB boys stay undefeated in conference

    Riverside Brookfield’s boys basketball team remained undefeated in the Metro Suburban West with a 78-44 win against Wheaton Academy on Friday.
    Feb. 4, 2015 - 11:20 am
  • Division I football players among area student athletes making college sports commitments

    Wednesday, Feb. 4, 2015, is the first chance for high school seniors to officially commit to play sports in college. Several area players will ink wit ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 10:20 pm
  • Burgers with attitude coming to Grand Boulevard

    BROOKFIELD – Craft burgers, craft beers and craft liquor are coming to Brookfield, all under one roof.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 4:18 pm
  • Brookfield stays open despite heavy snows

    BROOKFIELD – Brookfield residents have about 15 inches of snow to contend with following the weekend blizzard.
    Feb. 2, 2015 - 2:35 pm
  • District 96 information tech charged with stealing laptops

    RIVERSIDE – An information technician working on contract with Riverside Elementary School District 96 was charged with felony theft after numerous la ...
    Feb. 3, 2015 - 6:22 am
  • Closings for Monday in aftermath of blizzard

    The following organizations have already announced closings for Monday: SCHOOLS • Americana School, ...
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Weather-related closings Sunday

    The following weather-related closings have been announced. The list will be updated as others are confirmed.
    Feb. 1, 2015 - 6:05 pm
  • Residents take action after weekend blizzard: 27 photos

    Suburban Life staff and readers share images from Sunday's snowstorm and the resulting snow day for most schools on Monday.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 7:39 pm
  • Lyons Township High School to host Relay for Life event in June

    WESTERN SPRINGS – Lyons Township High School will partner with members of the community this summer for the annual Relay for Life event.
    Jan. 31, 2015 - 5:09 am
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