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  • RB girls win their own holiday tournament

    RIVERSIDE – From a basketball standpoint, everything went right for the Riverside Brookfield girls. However, an injury to senior forward Janae Dabney ...
    UPDATED: Dec. 27, 2014 - 6:51 pm
  • Year in Review: Look back at the Riverside-Brookfield area's biggest stories

    As the new year nears, it’s time to revisit what made 2014 memorable. From freezing temperatures to 100th birthdays, this year’s top stories will live ...
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • District 102 announces new superintendent

    LA GRANGE – The District 102 Board of Education announced Dec. 18 that they have selected a new superintendent to begin July 1, 2015.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Pioneer prowess

    The western suburbs have sent its fair share of football players to big-time programs, and another group of college coaches are tapping the area to bo ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 5:59 pm
  • Snapshot: Good tidings of cheer brought by North Riverside firefighters

    Members of the North Riverside Firefighters Union Local 2714 visited with patients and families at the Ronald McDonald House on the campus of the Loyo ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 1:52 pm
  • Governor appoints former aide as comptroller

    SPRINGFIELD — Jerry Stermer, a former budget director and chief of staff for Gov. Pat Quinn, will take over the office of Illinois comptroller until J ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 1:42 pm
  • Second dolphin calf dies at the Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Staff at the Brookfield Zoo are mourning the death of a second dolphin calf born at the zoo, the Chicago Zoological Society announced Mon ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • Lyons, McCook businesses treat seniors to turkey dinner

    The businesses in the neighboring towns of Lyons and McCook partnered to strengthen commerce and give back to their communities during the holiday sea ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • FAGAN: Help is on hand for eReaders at the La Grange Park library

    Are you hoping to find a new eReader in your stocking this year? Do you have one that you’d like to use more? Did you know that La Grange Park library ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 12:08 pm
  • Topper: Looking back at 2014 at the McCook Public Library

    As I reflect back over my first year as library director at the McCook Public Library, I am delighted at the progress made this past year, and the vis ...
    Dec. 24, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Jalen Clanton’s 3 lifts Bulldogs over Lions

    LA GRANGE – Jalen Clanton’s huge 3-pointer happened so fast the sophomore didn’t even have a chance to get nervous.
    Dec. 26, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • A ton of spirit packed in a shoebox

    RIVERSIDE – Lauren Sandusky is 9 years old, and like any 9-year-old child, Christmas is taking up much of her mental energy these days.
    Dec. 23, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Lipinski, Kirk discuss manufacturing bill in Lyons Monday

    LYONS – U.S. Rep. Dan Lipinski, D - Western Springs, and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk, R - Illinois, headed to the village of Lyons on Monday to discuss a b ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Power restored in Riverside after outage Monday

    Power was restored by ComEd around 2 p.m. Monday after more than 11,300 residents of Riverside and the surrounding area were without power for a short ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Girls basketball holiday tournament previews: LT, RB hope for tournament titles

    One of the best things about the holiday season is basketball tournaments. Local girls teams are heading all over the area to take on new teams and pl ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:14 pm
  • Boys basketball holiday tournament previews: Local teams head to Proviso West, York

    The winter holidays brings colder temperatures outside, but area gyms will heat up with boys and girls tournament action. Here's the outlook for Morto ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 12:00 pm
  • Lyons man found guilty in Riverside church burglary

    RIVERSIDE – A Lyons man was found guilty Dec. 12 for the burglary of St. Mary’s School in Riverside that occurred on March 19.
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:21 am
  • Lyons Giving Tree, police play santa at annual Toy Drive Thursday

    LYONS – Members of the Lyons police union and the Lyons Giving Tree organization held a joint food pantry and toy giveaway Thursday at Village Hall, 4 ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:18 am
  • Clanton's clutch 3-pointer lifts RB past LT

    LA GRANGE – Jalen Clanton's huge 3-pointer happened so fast the sophomore didn't even have a chance to get nervous.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 8:40 pm
  • Reward offered for information on Berwyn Chase Bank robbery

    BERWYN – Police are looking for a man who robbed a Chase Bank on Thursday in Berwyn. At about 10:30 ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Lyons man charged with two counts of promoting prostitution online

    A 31-year-old Lyons man has been charged with two counts of promoting his prostitution business online, according to media reports.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 9:54 am
  • Watch live: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield boys basketball to clash Saturday

    Click here to watch live video of undefeated Riverside Brookfield vs. one-loss Lyons Township at 5 p.m. Saturday.
    Dec. 20, 2014 - 6:00 am
  • Riverside police out in force during holidays

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department will be out in force through Jan. 4 as part of the Illinois Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown on dr ...
    Dec. 22, 2014 - 10:24 am
  • Police serve as Santa’s helpers

    Brookfield police officers, auxiliary police and members of the Citizens Police Academy played the role of Santa’s helpers Saturday as they wrapped gi ...
    Dec. 19, 2014 - 10:55 am
  • Tobolski: Looking ahead at 2015 in Cook County

    On Dec. 1, Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle, my fellow Cook County commissioners and I were sworn in for the 2014-2018 term. We welcomed t ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Local products ready for college football bowl season

    College football’s postseason slate is all set, and a slew of athletes who played at area high schools will be suiting up for their college teams. Her ...
    Dec. 18, 2014 - 2:33 pm
  • Memorial honors Judy Baar Topinka: 7 photos

    Politicians, friends and family gather to honor the life of Judy Baar Topinka during the memorial Wednesday, Dec. 17, 2014, in Countryside.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Quinn, Rauner offer high praise at Judy Baar Topinka memorial

    COUNTRYSIDE – Illinois leaders – past, present and future – gathered Wednesday morning with one common agenda: honoring the life and service of Rivers ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 3:04 pm
  • Brookfield resident seeks funds for mission trip to Haiti

    BROOKFIELD – Lindsey Musiel of Brookfield is planning a six-month visit to the Caribbean and would like some help in paying for the trip.
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside Brookfield boys make early statement in conference

    ELMHURST – Riverside Brookfield has owned the Metro Suburban Conference in boys basketball, but the league’s new two-division split offers up new oppo ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Dec. 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Dec. 17, 2014 - 2:22 am
  • Prep roundup: LT and Morton boys pick up impressive wins

    BOYS BASKETBALL Lyons Township The Lions put up another winning weekend to improve to 7-1 on the sea ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Riverside chief says 'police lost a great friend' of Topinka

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel was a three-year veteran patrol officer in Riverside when he was blown off of his feet by a shotgun bla ...
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Brookfield cops shop and wrap with kids: 6 photos

    Brookfield police, auxiliary police and members of the Citizens Police Academy take kids Christmas shopping and wrap presents together in the village ...
    Dec. 14, 2014 - 10:56 am
  • Milani: Another year almost passed, but a lot to look forward to in Brookfield

    It’s hard to believe another year has (almost) passed.It seems like I just penned my first Community ...
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Honeywell donates safety equipment to McCook Fire Department

    McCOOK – The village of McCook got an early holiday gift from Honeywell, a company that makes advanced personal safety products for firefighters.
    Dec. 13, 2014 - 5:20 am
  • RB blows out IC in Knights' Metro Suburban West debut

    ELMHURST – Riverside Brookfield has owned the Metro Suburban Conference in boys basketball and made sure to let conference newcomer IC know it Friday ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 10:22 pm
  • Memorial service for Judy Baar Topinka to be held Wednesday in Countryside

    COUNTRYSIDE – A public memorial service to honor longtime state leader Judy Baar Topinka will be held in Countryside on Wednesday.
    Dec. 15, 2014 - 2:57 pm
  • Letter: President Getty thanks Lyons community for support of sales tax

    Lyons mayor thanks you for your supportI would like to formally thank the residents of the village o ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:51 pm
  • Bulls/Sox Academy offering holiday basketball, baseball, softball camps

    LISLE – The Bulls/Sox Academy in Lisle will be hosting Chicago Bulls Basketball Camps and Chicago White Sox Baseball Holiday Camps on Dec. 29 and 30 a ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Brookfield tightens parking ordinance for residents

    BROOKFIELD – The last round of B parking permits has been sent out to those Brookfield residents who have been competing with Metra commuters for park ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 2:07 pm
  • Snapshot: RB and LT face off

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield's Michael Habayeb (right) of North Riverside protects the ball from Lyons Township's Patrick Schneider as he brings t ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:21 am
  • Sisters honor late uncle by selling Brookfield home to Seguin

    BROOKFIELD – When sisters Barb and Margi Sirovatka sold their parent’s Brookfield home, it allowed them to fulfill not one, but two dreams.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:04 am
  • Lyons police arrest man after short chase

    The Lyons Police Department arrested a La Grange man after he allegedly theatened another man with a gun and then led officers on a short chase Dec. 4 ...
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 10:59 am
  • Riverside community shares Topinka stories

    RIVERSIDE – News of the death Illinois State Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka on Wednesday came as a shock to many of those in her Riverside community wh ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:06 pm
  • Our View: Judy Baar Topinka was devoted to public service in Illinois

    Before she was a politician, Judy Baar Topinka was an award-winning journalist.Topinka, 70, died ear ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:19 pm
  • Reeder: Topinka liked people and loved Illinois

    SPRINGFIELD – It’s a question of: macaroni or steak? That’s how Judy Baar Topinka explained the prob ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:35 pm
  • Lemery: Topinka leaves legacy of achievements and fond memories

    On the day in 2009 that the Illinois Legislature removed Rod Blagojevich from office, one of my first thoughts was, "This must feel like vindication t ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 12:01 pm
  • Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka dies at 70

    Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka died early Wednesday of complications from a stroke suffered on Tuesday, according to spokesman Brad Hahn.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 5:26 am
  • All-area football: Meet the 2014 selections from the Berwyn/La Grange/Riverside area

    The high school football season is officially in the books, which makes it the perfect time to honor the best players from local schools with our all- ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 7:30 am
  • Bulldog girls blaze to strong start

    RIVERSIDE – Starting the season 7-0 should be a happy time for a coach, but Dallas Till recognizes there is work to be done with the Riverside Brookfi ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Dec. 10

    BROOKFIELDToy gun leads to chargesA 15-year-old Brookfield boy was charged at 3:41 p.m. Dec. 5 with ...
    Dec. 16, 2014 - 4:26 pm
  • Local teens recognized with 2014 Youth Service Medal by Cook County Sheriff

    A number of local high school students were honored Tuesday night at an awards ceremony hosted by the Cook County Sheriff's Office.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:32 am
  • Lyons man pleads guilty, sentenced to 5 years for allegedly trying to drown ex

    RIVERSIDE – A Lyons man charged with attempted murder in September 2013 after allegedly trying to drown his girlfriend in her Riverside coach house wa ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 3:02 pm
  • Nazareth Academy to remain closed through Wednesday after 25 percent of students call in sick

    LA GRANGE PARK – Officials at Nazareth Academy will keep the school closed through Wednesday to allow staff to perform a deep cleaning of the school b ...
    Dec. 9, 2014 - 11:48 am
  • Season of distinction for Nazareth football

    CHAMPAIGN – Nazareth's football team had high expectations, both internally and externally, entering this season.
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 6:30 am
  • Brookfield receives $155,688 state siudewalk grant

    BROOKFIELD – The village of Brookfield recently announced it received a $155,688 grant to increase the village's annual sidewalk replacement budget.
    Dec. 11, 2014 - 11:14 am
  • Nazareth's three stars from state football final

    Nazareth had a number of standout players perform well in the Class 6A state title game Saturday. Here are a few of the best performers from the Roadr ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 3:43 pm
  • Lyons police arrest man after short chase, weapon recovered

    LYONS – The Lyons Police Department arrested a man Thursday morning after he led officers on a short chase. According to police, a weapon was recovere ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 4:07 pm
  • Riverside Arts Center to host annual pop-up shop

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Arts Center will host its second annual RAC The Halls Pop-up Shop Friday and Saturday.
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:34 pm
  • Riverside's annual Holiday Stroll returns Friday with tree lighting, shopping

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside’s 40th annual Holiday Stroll will be from from 5:30 to 9 p.m. Friday in the downtown business district.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:53 pm
  • Christmas Walk ushers in Brookfield holidays

    BROOKFIELD – Brookfield will celebrate the holiday season with entertainment and activities for local families and visitors Saturday at its annual Chr ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • Boys basketball previews: LT, Morton, RB have talent, high hopes

    The boys basketball season tipped off with Thanksgiving tournaments to start the season. Here's what to expect the rest of the way from Fenwick, Lyons ...
    Dec. 4, 2014 - 9:21 am
  • Police reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Dec. 3

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Dec. 12, 2014 - 2:59 pm
  • Area health leaders graduate, share ideas for community projects

    HINSDALE – With the help of two area organizations, 13 community health leaders graduated from the Ladder to Leadership: Developing the Next Generatio ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:48 pm
  • LT and RB fans "Pack the Place" for Special Olympics game: 6 photos

    Special Olympics basketball teams from Lyons Township and Riverside Brookfield High Schools compete in a "Pack the Place" game at RB on Wednesday, Nov ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Prep roundup: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield girls hoops start strong

    Lyons Township’s girls basketball team opened the season with three wins at its own Thanksgiving tournament. LT defeated DePaul College Prep 65-9, She ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Nazareth football state title, in their words

    Nazareth football players and coaches react to winning the first state championship for the program and school.
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:30 am
  • Nazareth’s Racki back on top

    CHAMPAIGN – The Gatorade bucket shower is nothing new for Nazareth football head coach Tim Racki.Fiv ...
    Dec. 2, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Woman denied entry hopes to spread information about service dogs

    Karrilynn Stachowicz trains service dogs. She also has multiple sclerosis, and uses one of her specially trained greyhounds to get around. So, when sh ...
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 10:30 am
  • Nazareth runs to victory and first state title in school history

    CHAMPAIGN – To win the first state title in any sport in school history, Nazareth went to what it does best: run the ball.
    Dec. 3, 2014 - 11:07 am
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