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  • Riverside Little League wins district title on way to state finals tournament

    RIVERSIDE – The 9- and 10-year old Riverside Little League team is heading to the state tournament. ...
    July 31, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • Cook County wants to buy all the homes in Riverside Lawn, turn it into forest preserve

    RIVERSIDE – Whatever Cook County decides to do to bring about flood relief to Riverside Lawn, officials say no one will be forced to sell their proper ...
    July 31, 2015 - 4:48 pm
  • RB stadium construction delay forces changes to football schedule

    RIVERSIDE – With stadium construction still in progress at Riverside Brookfield, the schedules for the Bulldogs' football and boys soccer teams are st ...
    July 30, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • Illinois state pension headed to U.S. Supreme Court?

    SPRINGFIELD — Attorney General Lisa Madigan is considering an appeal of the state high court’s May decision that tossed out the state’s 2013 Pension R ...
    July 29, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield athletes have plenty of offseason options

    It used to be that elite high school athletes had three jerseys in their closets – one for a fall sport, one for a winter sport, and one for a spring ...
    July 30, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Riverside joins free rain barrel program

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside residents soon will have the opportunity to go green by obtaining rain barrels from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District ...
    July 29, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Lots of sports options for athletes looking to specialize

    Athletes who decide to specialize in one sport have plenty of options to choose from. Club and AAU teams not only offer top-notch competition, but als ...
    July 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside Township to dedicate auditorium in honor of Topinka

    RIVERSIDE – Welcome to the Judy Baar Topinka auditorium.Riverside Township officials voted unanimous ...
    July 28, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Riverside fire chief fired, department being reevaluated

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Fire Chief Spencer Kimura was fired after serving four years as the village’s fire chief.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:59 pm
  • Letter: A thanks to McCook, Lyons emergency teams for their professionalism

    To the editor:I wanted to write this sincere thank you to the following agencies and their members w ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Illinois state employees get another win in pay dispute

    SPRINGFIELD — State employees can keep getting their regular paychecks for the near future, another state court has ruled.
    July 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Riverside hosts RiverFest in the Park: 7 photos

    Food and fun were the order of the day during Riverfest in the Park in Riverside. ...
    July 28, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Metra expands, adjusts service for Lollapalooza weekend rush

    Metra is adjusting its train schedules to Chicago to accommodate the thousands of passengers that are expected to attend Lollapalooza, according to a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 3:00 pm
  • Perry: Brookfield library always looking to be better

    With nearly 300,000 print and digital checkouts, 30,000 logged uses of laptops and computers, and 15,000 participants in classes and events last year, ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Christen Press goal leads Chicago Red Stars against Washington Spirit

    GERMANTOWN, Md. – The National Women's Soccer League-leading Chicago Red Stars nearly handed third-place Washington Spirit its first home defeat of th ...
    July 27, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Our view: Take steps to avoid contracting West Nile virus

    It seems the buzz surrounding the West Nile virus in Illinois quiets more every summer.That’s not a ...
    July 27, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo looks to community to name wolf pups

    BROOKFIELD – A litter of wolf puppies born at the Brookfield Zoo in May are counting on the public to give them names.
    July 26, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield and Riverside and Lyons for July 22

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 25, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Riverside’s 50/50 tree program underway

    RIVERSIDE – The village in the forest is offering its residents a way to contribute to keeping it nice and leafy green.
    July 24, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Riverside police: Forest View 18-year-old charged with DUI, urinates in booking room

    RIVERSIDE – A Forest View 18-year-old was arrested and charged July 23 with drinking and driving and allegedly proceeded to urinate on the police stat ...
    July 24, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Brookfield Public Library appoints Burghgraef to Board of Trustees

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Public Library Board of Trustees named Adam Burghgraef its newest member.
    July 24, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Rivfest in the Park will replace annual steak fry in Riverside

    RIVERSIDE – The first Riverfest in the Park in Riverside is in its final stages of planning, and Riverside Chamber of Commerce officials are hopeful i ...
    July 23, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Palos Park businessman Sean Morrison picked to replace LIz Doody Gorman as Cook County Board Commissioner

    Members of the 17th Cook County Board District Committee selected Palos Township committeeman Sean Morrison as the district’s new Cook County commissi ...
    July 30, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Red Stars strike late for win against Boston Breakers

    BOSTON – The Chicago Red Stars maintained their first place ranking in the National Women's Soccer League table on July 22 earning three points on the ...
    July 23, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Red Stars fans welcome home World Cup heroes

    LISLE – A whirlwind for four members of the U.S. Soccer Women’s National Team continued July 18.The ...
    July 23, 2015 - 11:51 am
  • Local soccer players help Chicago Fire Academy win national championship

    The Chicago Fire Academy's U-17/18 team won the 2014-15 U.S. Soccer Development Academy national championship with a 3-1 victory over Real Salt Lake- ...
    July 22, 2015 - 1:17 pm
  • For The Birds in Brookfield to donate to suicide prevention

    BROOKFIELD – Those looking to make a donation to the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention can stop by For The Birds, a boutique selling bird fee ...
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Chicago Red Stars look to maintain momentum of Women's World Cup win

    LISLE – The United States returned to the pinnacle of women’s soccer by winning the 2015 Women’s World Cup in Vancouver earlier in July.
    July 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Jacob, Gabriel Kaminski capture wrestling success

    RIVERSIDE – Brothers Jacob Kaminski and Gabriel Kaminski will have to clear some space in the trophy case.
    July 21, 2015 - 5:05 pm
  • Milani: Lots of great events still to come in Brookfield

    Greetings everyone. Tom Milani here from the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce. I hope you all had a happy and safe Independence Day. The weather was per ...
    July 20, 2015 - 7:00 pm
  • Armed man robs 10 at gunpoint at party in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – According to police, 10 people were robbed at gunpoint at 11:21 p.m. July 18 by a lone offender in the 3500 block of McCormick Avenue in ...
    July 22, 2015 - 8:49 am
  • Nazareth baseball stays competitive in summer despite depleted ranks

    RIVER FOREST – Next year, Nazareth baseball will play in Class 4A for the postseason, but the Roadrunners didn’t have to wait that long to get an earl ...
    July 20, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Brookfield host's the annual Car and Bike Show: 7 photos

    The Brookfield Car and Bike Show was held on Grand Avenue on Sunday, July 19th. ...
    July 20, 2015 - 9:29 pm
  • National Therapeutic Systems clinic opens in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – National Therapeutic Systems, a physical therapy clinic and medical supply business, opened its doors in the village of Brookfield July 2 ...
    July 20, 2015 - 11:07 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for July 15

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside police: Man stopped for speeding faces charges for heroin possession

    RIVERSIDE – A traffic stop for a speeding violation led to charges for a Chicago man at 9:40 p.m. July 15 for possession of heroin and possession of m ...
    July 17, 2015 - 4:02 pm
  • Nazareth baseball falls to OPRF in Lawler Classic regional final

    RIVER FOREST – Next year Nazareth baseball will play in Class 4A for the postseason, and the Roadrunners got an early taste of what that competition w ...
    July 16, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Nazareth tops Rams to advance to Lawler Classic regional final, LT bounced by OPRF

    RIVER FOREST – Winning isn't the priority of summer baseball, but once the Phil Lawler Classic kicks off, that starts to change.
    July 15, 2015 - 7:40 pm
  • Cook County Commissioner Liz Gorman announces resignation from board

    Cook County Commissioner Elizabeth Doody Gorman announced her resignation from the Cook County Board of Commissioners during a special board meeting J ...
    July 15, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Cook County commissioners approve sales tax increase

    The Cook County Board of Commissioners voted July 15 to approve a 1 percent increase to the county's sales tax with a 9-7 vote, according to media rep ...
    July 15, 2015 - 4:59 pm
  • Riverside police: Lyons man identified as bicyclist killed by Metra train

    RIVERSIDE – A Lyons man has been identified as the bicyclist who died after he was struck by a Metra train July 14 at the Harlem Avenue crossing, acco ...
    July 15, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Reeder: High court case could end 'fair share' fees

    The U.S. Supreme Court agreed to hear a case last week that has union bosses worried. Very worried.I ...
    July 15, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Riverside police: Bicyclist struck, killed struck by Metra train near Harlem stop

    RIVERSIDE – A man riding his bicycle across the rail tracks July 14 in Riverside was struck and killed by a Metra train, according to a Riverside Poli ...
    July 16, 2015 - 8:31 am
  • Committee votes against naming hall of Riverside Township in Topinka’s honor

    RIVERSIDE – In a surprising action, it looks like Riverside Township Hall will not carry the name of late Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, but ...
    July 15, 2015 - 9:50 am
  • Summer season helps Riverside Brookfield baseball build foundation for future

    RIVERSIDE – Leadership is something usually reserved for seniors in high school sports.Yet the coach ...
    July 15, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside police: Maywood man arrested after evading police during high-speed chase

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police recently arrested a Maywood man who allegedly fled from an officer in May following a traffic stop for speeding, accordin ...
    July 14, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Riverside chief urges governor to veto marijuana bill

    RIVERSIDE – What has been termed as fast-track legislation to create a limit for marijuana impairment while driving is being denounced as a way to kee ...
    July 14, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • Illinois Comptroller: July 15 payroll will go out

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois employees will receive their regular paychecks for the July 15 pay date, Comptroller Leslie Munger, R-Lincolnshire, announced J ...
    July 14, 2015 - 11:53 am
  • Stingray Bay habitat at Brookfield Zoo closed for season after more than 50 rays die

    BROOKFIELD – The deaths of 54 rays at the Brookfield Zoo's Stingray Bay habitat will likely cause its closure for the rest of the summer, according Bi ...
    July 13, 2015 - 5:39 pm
  • Riverside police warn residents of possible missing gun following arrest

    RIVERSIDE – Police warned residents to be aware and to talk to their children after a gun sought by officers was not located following an incident Jul ...
    July 13, 2015 - 5:49 pm
  • Dropka: Jane Addams' thoughts can be applied to today

    I recently picked up a few books on Jane Addams from a local Riverside resident, which turned out to be very enlightening. Jane Addams, as we will rec ...
    July 12, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for July 8

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    July 11, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Man shot, wounded after altercation in Brookfield park

    BROOKFIELD – A 22-year-old man was shot about 9:08 p.m. July 9 at J.C. Ehlert Park in Brookfield after an altercation with two other males, according ...
    July 10, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Illinois House passes stopgap spending plan

    SPRINGFIELD — House Democrats on July 9 passed a stopgap budget to pay for limited July operations, including a month of state payroll.
    July 10, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner challenges Democrats

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on July 8 essentially told legislative Democrats to just do it.If th ...
    July 9, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Our view: Sales tax hike in Cook County would do more harm than good

    When Toni Preckwinkle took over as president of the Cook County Board in 2010, she had some tough decisions to make.
    July 9, 2015 - 10:38 am
  • P.J. Klem's helps Lyons man ride again

    LYONS – On June 25, Dennis Graber was riding his bike on Ogden Avenue when he fell and struck his head.
    July 8, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Most Illinois state workers to go unpaid

    SPRINGFIELD — Illinois Comptroller Leslie Munger plans to appeal a  judge’s ruling that state employees who work during a no-budget shutdown can be pa ...
    July 8, 2015 - 9:04 am
  • Football seeding, other playoff changes pleasing to coaches

    The IHSA announced some rule changes that will affect the organization of postseason play in team sports, including a new way to seed teams in the foo ...
    July 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Reeder: State workers need to bear share of cuts

    SPRINGFIELD – The way Illinois has handled negotiations with the largest union representing state workers has always been political.
    July 7, 2015 - 9:00 pm
  • Illinois Attorney General, Comptroller meet in court

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Attorney General’s and Comptroller’s Offices met in court the morning of July 7 in an attempt to find out how much the stat ...
    July 7, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Village of Lyons sued by Chicago group claiming insufficient regulation of local gun shop

    LYONS – According to a 2014 city of Chicago report on Chicago's gun violence, a disproportionate amount of guns used in Chicago crimes come from four ...
    July 7, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Illinois residents pawns in a giant state chess game

    The mighty struggle underway over the Illinois state budget is eerily similar to the game of chess. The comparison is both apt and sad.
    July 7, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Pesek: Summer off to a great start for District 201

    I’m happy to report that our summer has gotten off to a great start!Our varsity and junior varsity r ...
    July 7, 2015 - 12:06 pm
  • Summer camps, competitions help Morton, LT, RB, Naz football build toward season

    Summer football is all about gearing up for the fall season in terms of fitness, practice and mental preparation, and local teams are hard at work.
    July 7, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Dispute over Illinois state payroll rolls on

    SPRINGFIELD — The question of whether the state can pay employees during a no-budget shutdown became political football July 2. 
    July 6, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Tobolski: In defense of a 1 percent sale tax increase

    It is without question that an increase in Cook County’s portion of the sales tax is the most fiscally responsible way to address the County’s pension ...
    July 6, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for July 1

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    July 5, 2015 - 5:30 am
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