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  • 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 26, 2015 - 6:20 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

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    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
  • Riverside police: Teens shoot window with replica BB gun, attempt to burglarize garage

    RIVERSIDE – Two area teens were charged after allegedly shooting a window in a Riverside home with a BB replica handgun and attempting to burglarize a ...
    March 21, 2015 - 10:14 pm
  • District 96 candidate forum set for Tuesday

    RIVERSIDE – The School District 96 School Board Candidate Forum will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, at the Hollywood Community House, 8434 Washington Ave. ...
    March 20, 2015 - 4:49 pm
  • Presentation on bungalows to be held at Grossdale Station Wednesday

    BROOKFIELD – Squared, brick and still sturdy after all these years.The iconic Chicago-style bungalow ...
    March 20, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Area products take part in NCAA basketball tournaments

    The NCAA men's and women's basketball tournaments bring some of the best young athletes to the national stage. This year's tournaments have plenty of ...
    March 18, 2015 - 3:53 pm
  • Riverside Brookfield boys basketball ends great year: 5 photos

    Riverside Brookfield plays Stevenson in the IHSA 4A supersectional at Chicago State University on Tuesday, March 17, 2015.
    March 18, 2015 - 8:05 pm
  • Our View: Drop in Riverside crime rates a credit to police, residents

    All it takes is a couple of attention-grabbing crimes, and people start to feel less safe. That's human nature and totally understandable.
    March 18, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Weitzel: Are we prepared for crude oil train catastrophe?

    The fiery derailment of a train near Galena on March 5 is just one of four in the past year involving tank cars carrying crude oil from the Balkan reg ...
    March 18, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Stevenson overpowers Riverside Brookfield in supersectional

    CHICAGO – A slow start doomed any chance Riverside Brookfield had of winning Tuesday’s supersectional against Stevenson.
    March 17, 2015 - 10:17 pm
  • Meet the all-area boys basketball team with players from suburban Cook County schools

    It was a strong boys basketball season for area schools with four teams winning conference championships and three making sectional finals. With the C ...
    March 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Versatile All-Area MVP Johnson ‘off the charts’ for Riverside Brookfield

    CICERO – Friday night’s sectional final was just another ho-hum double-double for Sam Johnson. Not t ...
    March 17, 2015 - 4:30 pm
  • Quarry dust in Brookfield the result of truck wash station breakdown, village says

    BROOKFIELD – Problems with a truck washing station at the Hanson Materials Service quarry created quite a dust up for residents in south Brookfield ov ...
    March 17, 2015 - 6:06 pm
  • St. Baldrick’s fundraiser brings in thousands of dollars

    McCOOK – About 1,200 participants came together for the Just Irish Enough St. Baldrick’s fundraiser at the MAX McCook Athletic Center, which raised $1 ...
    March 17, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • All-time record of over $124K netted by Legacy Guild fundraiser

    LA GRANGE – The Legacy Guild scholarship program reached new heights Feb. 28 at FitzGerald’s Nightclub in Berwyn. More than $124,000 was raised toward ...
    March 17, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • RB Pop-up prom boutique set for Saturday at Hollywood House

    BROOKFIELD – A new pop-up shop for prom, the RB Boutique, will be open one day only from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at Hollywood House, 3435 Hollywood ...
    March 17, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Presentation on Eastland disaster in North Riverside set for March 18

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – One of the greatest maritime disasters in the world happened July 24, 1915, just short of 14 miles east from the North Riverside Pub ...
    March 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Elite-eight bound: RB tops Morton for first sectional title

    CICERO – Riverside Brookfield was able to make history and win the school's first sectional title. T ...
    March 16, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Miss Mary’s moving to Eight Corners on Broadway in Brookfield

    BROOKFIELD – Mary Shengoz’s Brookfield restaurant has been such a hit, she’s getting ready to expand.
    March 13, 2015 - 5:51 am
  • $10M in marijuana found in avocado shipment at storage facility in Lyons

    LYONS – A joint investigation by the Drug Enforcement Administration and the Cook County Sheriff's Office was announced Wednesday after more than a to ...
    March 16, 2015 - 6:21 am
  • Illinois Tollway looks to speed up suburban highways

    The Illinois Tollway is moving closer to increasing the speed limit on several area tollways from 55 to 60 mph, according to an Illinois Tollway news ...
    March 14, 2015 - 7:33 am
  • Riverside police release video of crash where officer 'literally escaped with his life'

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department released video Thursday from a June 2014 crash in which a driver drove into a parked police vehicle at 60 ...
    March 15, 2015 - 7:23 am
  • Our view: Don't balance budget by taking from towns

    If Gov. Bruce Rauner wants to get local government officials on board with his state budget proposal, he’s got a long way to go.
    March 12, 2015 - 10:35 am
  • LT officials head back to the classroom

    LA GRANGE – Brian Stachacz stepped out of his role as director of Business Services for Lyons Township High School and back into his former role as a ...
    March 11, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Balanced Bulldogs survive Josh Stamps' big night (with video)

    CICERO – Curie got a huge game out of Josh Stamps, but Riverside Brookfield answered with a number of different weapons.
    March 11, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Former D. 96 superintendent overpayment deal could be approved by Friday

    RIVERSIDE – A tentative agreement to resolve overpayments made to former Riverside Elementary School District 96 Superintendent Jonathon Lamberson cou ...
    March 10, 2015 - 5:07 pm
  • New officers to serve Olmsted Society

    RIVERSIDE – The Frederick Law Olmsted Society of Riverside recently voted in a new Board of Directors for 2015.
    March 10, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Riverside stats show crime dip

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside’s overall crime rate is down 9.8 percent for 2014, according to crime statistics released by Police Chief Thomas Weitzel.
    March 10, 2015 - 2:41 pm
  • Born in Berwyn, raised in Brookfield, Elmer Wettour turns 100

    DOWNERS GROVE – Reaching centenarian status is an accomplishment not many folks can claim. Saratoga Grove retirement community resident Elmer Wettour ...
    March 11, 2015 - 12:31 pm
  • Meet the all-area girls basketball team for Cook County schools

    The girls basketball season wrapped up over the weekend with the state finals in Class 3A and 4A. It’s the perfect time to celebrate the accomplishmen ...
    March 10, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Prep roundup: Chargers win fourth straight regional crown

    The St. Joseph boys basketball team claimed a fourth consecutive regional title Friday, defeating Jones 53-40 in a Class 3A regional game.
    March 10, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Chicago Blitz football team to host open house Thursday

    VILLA PARK – Fans can get an up close look at the area's very own football team when the Chicago Blitz hosts its Meet the Blitz Open House.
    March 10, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Saratoga Grove resident, WWII veteran hits the century mark

    DOWNERS GROVE – Reaching centenarian status is an accomplishment not many folks can claim. Saratoga Grove retirement community resident Elmer Wettour ...
    March 11, 2015 - 12:38 am
  • 23-year old North Riverside man shot in Lyons early Saturday morning

    LYONS – A 23-year-old North Riverside man was shot in Lyons in the early hours of Saturday morning, according to a Lyons Police Department report.
    March 10, 2015 - 5:55 am
  • LT Speech team helps out Congress Elementary students

    BROOKFIELD – On March 4, second grade students at Congress Park Elementary in Brookfield were preparing to give their very first speech presentation a ...
    March 9, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Expert speaks on Social Security issues March 18, deadline to register is Wednesday

    RIVERSIDE – A program entitled, Understanding Social Security: A Look at the Bigger Picture,will be ...
    March 9, 2015 - 11:05 am
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for March 4

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Berwyn Police Department. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime h ...
    March 9, 2015 - 10:02 am
  • RB holds off Oak Park rally to win regional

    FRANKLIN PARK – Free throws can be tense situations at the end of a game, but for Riverside Brookfield's Daniko Jackson they were no problem Friday ni ...
    March 6, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • Riverside chief: Galena tanker explosion highlights need for local training, funding

    RIVERSIDE – The derailment and explosion of a freight train's tanker cars Thursday in Galena highlights a pressing need for state funding of local eme ...
    March 7, 2015 - 10:07 pm
  • Public officials decry Rauner’s budget proposal

    Local government officials said they don’t want to bail out the state at the expense of their municipalities, which could mean making cuts from essent ...
    March 4, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • Interest high in Riverside Brookfield stadium naming rights

    RIVERSIDE – It appears there is great interest in the idea of putting a name for a price on the Riverside Brookfield High School stadium.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:56 am
  • Students show off science knowledge at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – Students from 10 area schools participated in a science fair, which was sponsored by BP, on Thursday at Brookfield Zoo.
    March 4, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Prep Roundup: LT boys edge Morton in regular season finale, RB boys split pair

    Lyons Township's boys basketball team knocked off visiting Morton 63-54 in the regular season finale on Feb. 25 to win the West Suburban Conference cr ...
    March 3, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Strong state series continues upward trend for RB wrestling

    OAK FOREST – Riverside Brookfield’s wrestling program has shown improvement in recent years, but the Bulldogs still can’t get past the dual team secti ...
    March 3, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Risley wins final race for RB swimming

    WINNETKA – Quinn Risley did not become Riverside Brookfield’s first state swimming champion Saturday.
    March 3, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Man charged with kidnapping, robbing mother with machete over eBay purchases

    RIVERSIDE – Calls regarding a hostage situation in North Riverside and a disturbance in Riverside at about 7:53 p.m. Saturday later led to a Riverside ...
    March 3, 2015 - 7:14 am
  • Police: Man charged with battery after striking pregnant woman at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – An Oak Park man was arrested Saturday at the Brookfield Zoo and charged with domestic battery after he allegedly struck his pregnant girl ...
    March 3, 2015 - 7:16 am
  • 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 2, 2015 - 7:01 am
  • 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
  • Watch live: Lyons Township varsity boys basketball

    A pair of boys varsity basketball teams from the region will tip off against each other tonight in the final game of the regular season. Catch the act ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 1:05 pm
  • 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
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