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  • In Riverside, Brookfield and Lyons, parades, fireworks and more will celebrate nation's Independence Day

    Whether you call it the Fourth of July, July 4, or Independence Day, it’s the most important day of the year to hoist the American flag high and celeb ...
    July 2, 2015 - 4:45 pm
  • Fourth of July fireworks roundup for Chicago suburbs

    Celebrating the Fourth of July calls for parades, barbecues, food and fun.But most of all, Independe ...
    July 3, 2015 - 11:46 pm
  • New Wild Encounters exhibit at Brookfield Zoo to bring patrons up close with animals

    BROOKFIELD – Like children’s hand prints in wet cement, the paw prints of esteemed animal ambassadors dot the ground at Brookfield Zoo’s new Wild Enco ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Snapshot: Brookfield hosts Stand with Israel rally

    BROOKFIELD – Attendees stand and sing during the Stand with Israel event at the International Christian Fellowship Church in Brookfield June 28. Accor ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:09 pm
  • Riverside Township mulls naming hall in honor of Topinka

    RIVERSIDE – A Riverside Township committee recently was established to discuss how best to honor the late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, and ...
    July 1, 2015 - 12:05 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo previews Wild Encounters: 7 photos

    On Tuesday, June 23, 2015, Brookfield Zoo previews its new Hamill Family Wild Encounters exhibit, scheduled to open July 1.
    June 1, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • Deep postseason runs highlights for Nazareth spring sports

    School is out for the summer, but before looking ahead to the fall sports season starting in August it’s time to take one more look back at the best o ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Illinois State shutdown appears ever more likely

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative Democrats remain in a philosophical and political staredown as the state heads into its new fiscal yea ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Lyons man charged in North Riverside armed robbery

    NORTH RIVERSIDE ­ A Lyons man has been charged in connection with the armed robbery of a North Riverside gas station at 10 p.m. June 22, according to ...
    July 2, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Mexican gray wolf pups born at Brookfield Zoo

    The Brookfield Zoo announced the birth of a litter of Mexican gray wolves June 30.The wolf pups rece ...
    June 30, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Powers: Why not have a library at the airport?

    Last month, my wife and I were at O’Hare Airport. We had a four-hour flight ahead of us, and we were sitting in the airport trying to kill a couple of ...
    June 30, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Chicago Red Stars to host Women's World Cup viewing party today

    CHICAGO – The Chicago Red Stars will help support the U.S. Soccer women's team with a viewing party near Lincoln Park Zoo today.
    June 30, 2015 - 9:22 am
  • Record relay, soccer regional top RB highlights

    The school year is finished, but before looking ahead to the fall season in August it’s time to take one more look back at Riverside Brookfield’s best ...
    June 30, 2015 - 8:30 am
  • Former Nazareth pitcher Ryan Powers makes pro debut with White Sox affiliate

    Nazareth Academy graduate and La Grange native Ryan Powers has started his professional baseball career, and got to do it in the Chicago White Sox org ...
    June 30, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Fire destroys Brookfield home while family on vacation

    BROOKFIELD – A house fire reported at 2:42 p.m. June 25 forced the evacuation of residences on either side of a home in the 3300 block of Sunnyside Av ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:54 pm
  • Stand with Israel rally in Brookfield: 7 photos

    International Christian Fellowship in Brookfield hosted a Stand with Israel rally Sunday. ...
    June 29, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Scott Darling's Stanley Cup experience: 'It's been unbelievable'

    LEMONT – The past year has been a whirlwind for Scott Darling after the Lemont native signed with the Chicago Blackhawks on July 1, 2014.
    June 30, 2015 - 10:08 am
  • Gunman robs Mr. Submarine on 47th Street in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – Two workers were robbed at gunpoint at 10 p.m. June 27 at a Brookfield sandwich shop, according to a police report.
    June 29, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • North Central College honors Brookfield senior student

    NAPERVILLE – Jonathon Kingzette, a resident of Brookfield, was named Outstanding Senior Man for 2015 by North Central College in Naperville.
    June 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for June 24

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    June 28, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Riverside let down by county in effort to fight heroin

    There’s something seriously wrong when Riverside police have to turn to a DuPage County organization to help fight the heroin crisis in this area.
    June 26, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Project to create safer crossing at First Avenue and Forest Road completed

    RIVERSIDE – Improvements completed at First Avenue and the Forest/Ridgewood Road intersection are expected to alleviate a lot of safety concerns over ...
    June 26, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Former Riverside Brookfield High School Board president charged with stalking

    RIVERSIDE – Former three-term Riverside Brookfield High School District 208 Board member and President Larry Herbst was recently charged with stalking ...
    June 25, 2015 - 9:08 pm
  • Riverside to purchase police cruiser with DUI fines, village to appear on WTTW documentary

    The village of Riverside held their regular meeting of the Board of Trustees Meeting June 18 at 7 p.m. at Riverside Township Hall, 27 Riverside Road.
    June 25, 2015 - 4:21 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner signs bill to fund education

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed into a law June 24 a bill that will let state money flow to schools so they can open their doors on time.
    June 25, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Kaleigh Rogers earns national lacrosse academy spot

    Kaleigh Rogers' summer is about to get very busy.The lacrosse player and eighth grade student at Gur ...
    June 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • Lyons Township High School's principal, assistant principal nominated for Principal of the Year

    LA GRANGE – The principal and assistant principal of Lyons Township High School were among those recently nominated for Principal of the Year by the W ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • International Christian Fellowship to hold Stand With Israel rally in Brookfield Sunday

    BROOKFIELD – The International Christian Fellowship will host the first pro-Israel rally at 6 p.m. June 28 on Lincoln Avenue in Brookfield, according ...
    June 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • 5 photos: All day play at the Riverside Scout Cabin

    RIVERSIDE – Kids attending the Riverside Parks and Recreation Department’s summer camp programs at the Scout Cabin, 417 Fairbank Road, should be nice ...
    June 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Our view: Why we rarely use anonymous quotes, and when we would

    If you’ve been a reader of Suburban Life over the past couple of years, you might have noticed that we almost never use anonymous sources in our stori ...
    June 23, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Weitzel: Policing is the new challenge for our towns

    Policing should be focused on cooperating with communities to help them flourish. This is exactly what we do in Riverside and many of my neighboring p ...
    June 23, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Nazareth, RB, Fenwick baseball standouts lead All-Area baseball team

    The high school baseball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it’s t ...
    June 23, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Confident All-Area baseball MVP Ryan Kramer helps create offense for Nazareth

    LA GRANGE PARK – Many athletes are choosing to focus on just one sport at younger ages, but Ryan Kramer was given a second chance to play multiple spo ...
    June 23, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Riverside District 96 announces new principals

    RIVERSIDE – Two new principals were recently hired by the Riverside School District 96 Board of Education, according to a news release.
    June 22, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo wishes happy birthday to 2-year-old Giraffe on World Giraffe Day

    BROOKFIELD – Potoka, a 2-year-old giraffe at the Brookfield Zoo, can count himself extra lucky.Not o ...
    June 22, 2015 - 8:28 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for June 17

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 22, 2015 - 10:19 am
  • Illinois’ auditor to retire at year’s end

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois’ auditor general, hailed as an example of integrity in a state known for rough and sometimes corrupt politics, announced his re ...
    June 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Village of Brookfield to launch new website June 19

    BROOKFIELD – The website for the village of Brookfield will soon receive a major upgrade, complete with new features, more clarity and greater ease in ...
    June 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside choreographer brings dance spectacle Under the Big Top to Lyons June 18 to 21

    BROOKFIELD – Professional dancers from several Chicago area townships will perform at Under the Big Top, a circus-style performance that includes cont ...
    June 18, 2015 - 5:59 pm
  • Suburban Chicago street festivals: a complete guide

    It's that time of year again. The spring weather ushers in a host of local outdoor activities and street fests, which ramp up in the summer months. He ...
    June 22, 2015 - 7:19 am
  • Penrod: Youth can make a difference in the world

    I have been actively involved with The LeaderShop in La Grange since my freshman year in high school. The LeaderShop means a lot to me because it has ...
    June 17, 2015 - 4:47 pm
  • Shaw Media to acquire Kendall County weekly newspapers

    DIXON – Shaw Media, owner of Suburban Life, announced today that it is purchasing Record Newspapers Inc. from Jeff and Kathy Farren.
    June 17, 2015 - 9:33 am
  • Riverside police add anti-overdose medication to their bag of lifesaving tools

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police will now be equipped to help overdosed drug users immediately on the scene of such calls, compliments of the Riverside Ju ...
    June 17, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Woman injured, cited for June 9 following collision in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – A La Grange Park resident was cited following a two-vehicle collision at 10:08 a.m. June 9 in which she was injured at First Avenue and 31 ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:58 pm
  • Riverside man charged with public indecency in Berwyn

    BERWYN – A Riverside man was charged at 7 p.m. June 10 with public indecency after he allegedly was caught masturbating behind a fence in the 7100 blo ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:55 pm
  • Letter: Scott Reeder's recent column has a few holes

    Reeder’s recent [opinion column published June 3] offers a succinct, if incomplete, perspective of the current budget crisis.
    June 16, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • Snapshot: Catching a ride with the police

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police were called to transport St. Mary Riverside Parish School students Ella Kallenborn, Isabella Brunke and Callie Federow to ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Standouts from LT, RB, Morton, Nazareth headline All-Area softball team

    The high school softball season is officially in the books as all the state trophies have been awarded. With the season in the rearview mirror, it's t ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • All-Area softball MVP Lana Herrmann left mark on Riverside Brookfield

    RIVERSIDE – Playing catcher is an important position for a lot of reasons. Not only is the catcher i ...
    June 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball battles, settles for second in state

    JOLIET – Baseball is often described as a game of inches. Nazareth found that out the hard way on Ju ...
    June 15, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Nazareth wins 3A semifinal baseball; takes 2nd in state: 7 photos

    Nazareth Academy wins a rain-delayed Class 3A baseball semifinal game 2-1 over St. Francis at Silver Cross Field in Joliet on Friday, June 12, 2015. T ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:51 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo to open Wild Encounters exhibit in July

    BROOKFIELD – When Brookfield Zoo closed down it’s children’s zoo in January 2013, they said goodbye to a piece of history that had existed at the zoo ...
    June 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball falls to Highland in state title game

    JOLIET – In a back and forth Class 3A state title game, Nazareth's baseball did everything but land the knockout blow.
    June 15, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Summer Nights events to continue through Aug. 8

    BROOKFIELD – Although the days are getting hotter, the nights are staying cool.That’s exactly the pe ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for June 10

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Nazareth baseball books state championship berth

    JOLIET – Ryan Kramer played a big part in making his own dream come true.Kramer's leadoff double tur ...
    June 15, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Riverside police to crack down on illegal parking

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside residents and visitors are being reminded by Riverside police that parking is prohibited on village streets between 2 and 6 a.m. ...
    June 11, 2015 - 6:23 pm
  • Vendors sought for Lions Club fundraiser in Lyons on Father's Day

    LYONS – Craft vendors are needed for the annual Lyons Father's Day Car Show, scheduled for 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. June 21 at Lyons Village Hall, 4200 Lawnda ...
    June 11, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Artist works with Berwyn-North Riverside VWF on flag mural, part of national project

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – A new flag now flies on the north wall of the Berwyn-North Riverside VFW Post 2378, 2622 S. Desplaines Ave.
    June 14, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Kaldi Jones plays weekly Lyons' Music Under the Tower: 7 photos

    Kaldi Jones is the guest band for the weekly Music Under the Tower series on Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at the Hofmann Tower in Lyons.
    June 13, 2015 - 5:31 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner, Illinois Democrats still butting heads

    SPRINGFIELD — Another day in Springfield passed June 9 without a visible inch of movement in the deadlock between Gov. Bruce Rauner and legislative De ...
    June 10, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • LT, Morton, RB players part of all-area soccer team

    The girls soccer season is officially over after two state championship games on June 6 put and end to the campaign. Now is the perfect time to honor ...
    June 10, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Marge Smith of Brookfield named Woman of the Year

    BROOKFIELD – Marge Smith of Brookfield was recently named 2015 Woman of the Year by the Council of Catholic Women of St. Barbara Parish, 4008 Prairie ...
    June 10, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield Public Library has trustee opening

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield library is now accepting applications to fill a vacancy on the Brookfield Public Library Board of Trustees.
    June 9, 2015 - 5:22 pm
  • LT grads bringing the funk to House of Blues with band Walsher Clemons

    A group of Lyons Township High School graduates are hoping to make it big with Walsher Clemons.Walsh ...
    June 14, 2015 - 4:13 pm
  • Riverside police warn residents after garage burglaries

    RIVERSIDE – The village of Riverside recently experienced several garage burglaries on the east end of town, according to a Riverside Police Departmen ...
    June 9, 2015 - 4:08 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo: Employee who posted "rude" selfie no longer works at zoo

    BROOKFIELD – A seasonal Brookfield Zoo employee that generated controversy following a post she made to her personal Facebook page is no longer employ ...
    June 11, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Missed chances lead to supersectional loss for Nazareth softball

    ROSEMONT – Nazareth softball had already made history, but missed opportunities ended the team's chance to go to state.
    June 8, 2015 - 9:10 pm
  • Illinois House passes workers' compensation bill

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on June 4 passed their own workers’ compensation reform bill despite warnings from their Republican colleagues that it f ...
    June 8, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Reeder: Time to put an end to playing make-believe with Illinois budget

    SPRINGFIELD – There are three ways to “balance“ a state budget: raise taxes, cut spending or play “make believe.”
    June 8, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Classic Cinemas Wednesday Morning Movie series starts June 10

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – Classic Cinemas’ Wednesday Morning Movie series of PG-rated films will be held from June 10 through Aug. 15.
    June 8, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for May 27

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    June 6, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • H&M clothing retailer coming to North Riverside Park Mall

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The North Riverside Park Mall announced it is welcoming world fashion retailer H&M to its list of stores in fall of 2015.
    June 5, 2015 - 2:55 pm
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