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  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Aug. 26

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from area police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield hangs on against Morton

    BERWYN – Riverside Brookfield wide receiver Dean Zigulich scored three touchdowns and keyed the game-winner with a 43-yard reception on a halfback opt ...
    Aug. 29, 2015 - 12:19 am
  • Woman accidentally shoots self in arm at shooting range in Lyons

    LYONS – A 36-year-old Chicago woman accidentally shot herself in the arm during a training program at the shooting range of Midwest Sporting Goods, 85 ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 5:32 pm
  • High school football: Suburban Life teams to watch in 2015

    Summer camp is long over, preseason practices are done and high school football teams from the area are ready to hit the lights on the 2015 season. He ...
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 9:30 am
  • Judge: State must pay bills, show a plan

    SPRINGFIELD — U.S. District Judge Sharon Johnson Coleman is keeping an eye on how well Illinois complies with her order to meet its obligations to cit ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 7:06 pm
  • Brookfield Village Board names Brigid Weber to fill village clerk vacancy

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Village Board appointed Brigid Weber to fill in the vacancy for the village clerk at their meeting Aug. 24.
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 5:14 pm
  • Riverside Afternoon All-Stars for kids ages 3 and 4 begins Sept. 8

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Parks and Recreation Department announced its Afternoon All Stars program for 3- and 4-year-old kids will be held from 11:10 ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 1:55 pm
  • High school football: Suburban Life Media players to watch in 2015

    When all is said and done, every player on every football team in the area will play a role for their squads, but some playmakers figure to make a nam ...
    Aug. 27, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • North Riverside artist's creations are the stuff of dreams – crazy ones

    RIVERSIDE – Inside the Riverside Public Library is an inglenook where a welcoming fireplace sits surrounded by rich wood paneling.
    Aug. 28, 2015 - 10:51 am
  • High school football: Quotable players and coaches

    As football teams from across the state get set to start the football season, here are what some players and coaches from schools in the Suburban Life ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Brookfield library to hold book sale Aug. 29

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Public Library will hold a Friends of the Library book nook sale from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Aug. 29.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:30 am
  • High school football: Carson Bartels, Nazareth set for title defense

    LA GRANGE PARK – After seeing playing time as a backup the past two years, Carson Bartels will be the Roadrunners’ starting QB from day one. He spoke ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Naz opens title defense with trip to Bloomington

    Nazareth Roadrunners footballCoach: Tim Racki2014 record: 14-0 (7-0 ESCC)Conference: East Suburban C ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • High school football: Nazareth hopes to defend state title

    Defending champs: Being a defending state champion means Nazareth will have a target on its back this season. The Roadrunners have plenty of talent ba ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 7:00 am
  • Riverside seeking crossing guards

    RIVERSIDE – The village of Riverside is looking for crossing guards to help kids get to school safely during the 2015-16 school year.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Weitzel: Residents' help of local police absolutely outstanding

    In the past year, law enforcement across the country has come under great scrutiny and hardship for the actions of less than 1 percent of the sworn la ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 5:00 am
  • High school football: Riverside Brookfield's Dean Zigulich likes makeup of Bulldogs

    McCOOK – Despite a tumultuous offseason without a home and practices at various high schools and facilities while the new stadium remains under constr ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • High school football: RB hopes to overcome early travels

    Road warriors: RB's new stadium is still under construction so the Week 2 game against Wauconda has been changed to a road game. The week after, Metro ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • High school football: RB takes on neighbor Morton in opener

    Riverside Brookfield Bulldogs football Coach: Brendan Curtin 2014 record: 6-4 (4-1 MSC West) Confere ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • 2015 Suburban Life high school football season preview

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    Aug. 28, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Lyons teen Zoe Lovett reported missing Aug. 20

    Note to readers: This article was updated Aug. 26 to reflect new information provided to the Suburban Life. Previously, the article reported Zoe Lovet ...
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Chicago Red Stars earn first NWSL playoff berth

    LISLE – The Chicago Red Stars secured their place in the National Women’s Soccer League playoffs on Aug. 23 for the first time since they joined the l ...
    Aug. 25, 2015 - 12:03 pm
  • Area police announce strict enforcement of traffic violations with start of school

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department began its targeted enforcement of specific areas in the community for traffic violations Aug. 20.
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:50 pm
  • Riverside police: Chicago man arrested for driving under the influence of drugs

    RIVERSIDE – A Chicago man was arrested in Riverside on Aug. 21 for allegedly driving under the influence of marijuana and PCP, according to a Riversid ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 11:15 am
  • Harlem Avenue railroad crossing to close for repairs Aug. 27

    RIVERSIDE – Drivers who use Harlem Avenue to commute or run errands should expect some big delays at the end of August.
    Aug. 26, 2015 - 10:12 pm
  • Meyer: The LeaderShop changes the lives of youth and adults alike

    Little did I know when I did some volunteer work for The LeaderShop 25 years ago that my involvement with the youth agency was only just beginning.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield, La Grange Park police charge Broadview man with possession of stolen property, burglary

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Police Department announced charges Aug. 21 against Ivan Mendez, 18, of the 3100 block of Field Avenue, Broadview, in conn ...
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:56 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: College of DuPage begins process of firing president

    This week the College of DuPage Board of Trustees finally started the process firing President Breuder, and may try to recoup his $763,000 buyout.
    Aug. 22, 2015 - 5:53 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Aug. 19

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Aug. 21, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Redfin: Berwyn home prices remain strong

    The market for homes in Berwyn remains strong, with sales prices reaching record-highs this spring. ...
    Aug. 24, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • North Riverside Luxury 6 Theatre hosts work of Texas artist, poet

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The work of visual artist and poet Steven Schroeder will continue to be on display throughout the month in the lobby of North Rivers ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Raise a glass of craft beer at Brookfield Zoo's ZooBrew Aug. 21 and 22

    BROOKFIELD – More than 80 beers from 30 breweries will be on hand to go down the hatch for the fourth annual ZooBrew at Brookfield Zoo.
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 12:00 pm
  • Bolingbrook teen charged with Riverside burglaries at church parking lot

    RIVERSIDE – A Bolingbrook teen was arrested and charged in connection with two different Riverside burglaries at the St. Mary's Parish parking lot, ac ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 11:39 am
  • Riverside Township Lions Club names Jean Sussman Person of the Year

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Township Lions Club will honor Jean Sussman as Riverside’s 2015 Person of the Year at a dinner Aug. 27 at the Riverside Golf ...
    Aug. 20, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Girls golf: Lyons Township, Riverside Brookfield skew young, Fenwick, Nazareth boast returning talent

    The high school girls golf season is underway, and players have their sights set on making it to Decatur, site of the state tournaments in mid-October ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:57 pm
  • Boys golf: Lyons Township, Morton, Riverside Brookfield set to tee off this season

    If it hasn’t already, school is about to start and with it the boys golf season. Teams and individuals all tee off with the same goal in mind – to boo ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 1:44 pm
  • Parts of DuPage, Cook counties without power after Aug. 18 thunderstorm

    Several DuPage and Cook County residents are still without power following a storm that ripped through the Chicago area the night of Aug. 18, accordin ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Riverside's downtown plan held off until next year

    RIVERSIDEIt will be 2016 before residents and patrons of downtown Riverside can expect a planned new ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • MacNeal Hospital to exhibit 'MEGA Brain' at health fair in Berwyn

    BERWYN – MacNeal Hospital will host the fourth annual Get Healthy! Go Green! Family Walk and Health Fair, featuring MEGA Brain, to raise awareness in ...
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Brookfield's Loca Mocha coffee shop mourns death of longtime regular with table tribute

    BROOKFIELD – Everyone at Loca Mocha Cafe in Brookfield knew how Robert L. McDonald took his coffee. 
    Aug. 19, 2015 - 9:07 pm
  • Metra to install mobile charging stations in downtown Chicago

    Metra announced Aug. 18 that it is installing charging stations for electronic mobile devices at four of its downtown Chicago stations, according to a ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Gov. Bruce Rauner offers new legislative package

    SPRINGFIELD — Gov. Bruce Rauner on Aug. 17 said he’s again proposing legislation for a two-year freeze on local property taxes combined with what he c ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 2:54 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars sunk by Washington stoppage time goal

    LISLE – The Washington Spirit came to Chicago in hopes of securing a win and three points on Sunday night against the Chicago Red Stars, and with a la ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 1:16 pm
  • School District 95 looks to move to district offices to free up school space

    BROOKFIELD – Finding enough space for classrooms has become an issue at S.E. Gross Middle School in Brookfield as the student population continues to ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:51 pm
  • Theater of Western Springs host show of 1-act plays starting Aug. 19

    WESTERN SPRINGSThe Theatre of Western Springs will present a performance of eight original one-act p ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Contractor suing Lyons Township High School over unpaid services

    LA GRANGE – Lyons Township High School is among the defendants in a lawsuit over unpaid services performed by a contractor.
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Riverside police: Chicago man arrested for an eight-year-old warrant

    RIVERSIDE – Police arrested the passenger of a car that was stopped for a license plate violation after officers realized the man had an eight-year-ol ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 9:57 am
  • Man charged with trespassing after leading Riverside police on 25-minute foot pursuit

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police charged a North Riverside man with trespassing after a 30-minute foot pursuit Aug. 14, according to police.
    Aug. 17, 2015 - 11:11 am
  • St. Louise de Marillac to hold 60th anniversary celebration Sept. 12

    LA GRANGE PARK – St. Louise de Marillac Parish, 1125 Harrison Ave., was first formed in July 1955. In celebration of their 60th anniversary, the paris ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Riverside police arrest trespassing suspect after 30-minute foot chase

    RIVERSIDE – A trespassing suspect was arrested Aug. 14 in the 300 block of Audubon Road following a 30-minute foot pursuit, according to Riverside pol ...
    Aug. 16, 2015 - 8:06 pm
  • Red Cross holds blood drive at Brookfield Zoo

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Zoo hosted a blood drive for the American Red Cross Aug. 5, where over 250 people donated.
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Our view: Keep negotiations in Gov. Bruce Rauner's hands

    Illinois voters elected Bruce Rauner knowing full well his stance on organized labor and with the expectation that he would negotiate with the state’s ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Riverside first responders get app to ID contents of trains traveling through village

    RIVERSIDE – First responders have a new tool they can use to identify the contents of train cars in the event that an accident or disaster strikes on ...
    Aug. 14, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Riverside officers honored for DUI enforcement

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department was recently recognized for its efforts to keep drivers under the influence of alcohol and drugs off the r ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 6:41 pm
  • Riverside pedestrian hit by Cicero driver

    RIVERSIDE – A Riverside woman was struck by a truck at 4:50 p.m. Aug. 12 while she was crossing the street, sending her to the hospital for treatment ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Brookfield police say Elhert Park shooting in July still under investigation

    BROOKFIELD – The shooting of a 22-year-old Maywood resident July 9 at J.C. Elhert Park remains an open investigation and detectives continue to follow ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Shared space a benefit for collegiate athletic conferences

    Shared homes for college conferencesIn addition to The Summit League, the CCIW and the Big Ten, ther ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 5:52 pm
  • The Summit League finds success with men's and women's hoops tourneys

    The premier event for The Summit League is the men’s and women’s basketball championship tournaments that are held at the same time at the Denny Sanfo ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • College athletic conferences find home in suburban headquarters

    The Big Ten Conference’s headquarters in Rosemont are hard to miss from I-294. The conference’s prom ...
    Aug. 13, 2015 - 10:14 am
  • Riverside increases building permit fees after studying nearby communities

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside’s building fees recently were approved for an increase to more closely reflect the building fees required by communities nearby.
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 6:37 am
  • Riverside Scout to restore Scout Cabin for Eagle project

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside’s Scout Cabin will get some tender loving care thanks to Scout William Flaherty of Riverside Presbyterian Church Boy Scout Troop ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 5:40 am
  • Grammy nominated musician to host Rhythm to Reading at Brookfield library Friday

    BROOKFIELD Grammy-nominated musician Dave Rudolf of Park Forest has traveled across the nation perfo ...
    Aug. 18, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo announces names for wolf pups based on public's votes

    BROOKFIELD – Voters made their voices heard at the Brookfield Zoo with their picks for names for a litter of Mexican grey wolf puppies recently born a ...
    Aug. 12, 2015 - 10:13 pm
  • Chicago Red Stars' unbeaten streak undone by Portland Thorns

    PORTLAND, ORE. – Alyssa Mautz put the Chicago Red Stars ahead early. Allie Long and the Portland Tho ...
    Aug. 11, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • RBTV scores big with awards

    RIVERSIDE – Two RBTV programs received first place honors in the 2015 Hometown Media Awards and the Chicagoland High School Film Festival.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Riverside police: Man crashes into apartment building, arrested for DUI

    RIVERSIDE – A Riverside man was arrested and charged with drunk driving after he veered off the road and crashed into an apartment complex, according ...
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 10:56 pm
  • Weekly Wrap: DuPage County has a new flood map

    The week brought good news for some and bad news for others as FEMA released the new DuPage County flood maps.
    Aug. 10, 2015 - 12:15 pm
  • Brookfield Zoo offering Free Kids Days Aug. 10 through 12

    BROOKFIELD – Before summer comes to an end and the new school year kicks off, the Brookfield Zoo is offering free admission to kids ages 11 and under ...
    Aug. 8, 2015 - 5:30 am
  • Kids can build birdhouses, learn music history and more at upcoming Brookfield library events

    BROOKFIELD – In the month of August, the Brookfield Public Library will host events for kids that will feature building projects, lessons in musical h ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 4:53 pm
  • Riverside police: Missing woman with Alzheimer's found in Paw Paw, Michigan

    RIVERSIDE – A missing 70-year-old Riverside woman with early onset Alzheimer's was found Aug. 6 in Paw Paw, Michigan, according to a Riverside Police ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 11:29 pm
  • Riverside police charge caretaker who allegedly stole $6,300 from woman with cancer

    RIVERSIDE – The caretaker of a 76-year-old Riverside woman diagnosed with cancer was charged with felony theft for making unauthorized cash withdrawal ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 5:11 pm
  • Brookfield Village Clerk Catherine Colgrass-Edwards dead at 68

    BROOKFIELD – Catherine Colgrass-Edwards, village clerk at the village of Brookfield, died Aug. 5 at the age of 68.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Riverside Fishing Club to host annual Swap Meet Aug. 8 in La Grange

    LA GRANGE – All are welcome at the Riverside Fishing Club's sixth annual Swap Meet, which will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Aug. 8 in La Grange.
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 2:14 pm
  • Community Nurse Health Center to offer free dental checkups

    LA GRANGE – In recognition of National Health Center Week and La Grange-based Community Nurse Health Center’s 95th year of service, Community Nurse wi ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:29 pm
  • Melody Mill Ghost Ball event set Aug. 8 in North Riverside

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – The North Riverside Historical Society will host its fifth annual gala at 4 p.m. Aug. 8 in the North Riverside Commons, 2401 Des Pla ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • The LeaderShop teams with La Grange Park District for school supply drive

    LA GRANGE – To make sure students are plenty prepared for the upcoming school year, the Park District of La Grange Park is teaming up with the LeaderS ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:03 pm
  • Riverside police: Chicago woman had four kids in car in DUI crash

    RIVERSIDE – A Chicago woman was arrested Aug. 2 in Riverside after she allegedly rear-ended a vehicle while intoxicated and travelling with her four c ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:44 pm
  • Real solutions for Cook County have to come from Springfield

    Now that the votes are counted and the sales tax hike is set to go into effect Jan. 1, the next step will be to monitor what effect it has on Cook Cou ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 5:00 pm
  • Area football players set to shine at Division I college level in 2015

    The college football season is about to officially begin as teams soon will be reporting for preseason practices ahead of the season kickoff. Several ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 4:51 pm
  • Truck, tractor and car show planned at North Riverside Mall

    NORTH RIVERSIDE – Those who love trucks, tractors and classic cars will be interested in what North Riverside Park Mall is offering from 11 a.m. to 2 ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 3:30 pm
  • Teen not injured after jumping into Des Plaines River from Ogden Avenue bridge

    LYONS – A 17-year-old Lyons resident was taken to MacNeal Hospital for evaluation after he jumped from a bridge on Ogden Avenue into the Des Plaines R ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Aug. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 2:08 pm
  • Illinois Senate OKs federal ‘pass-through’ spending bill

    SPRINGFIELD — In a growingly rare moment of bipartisan peace, the Illinois Senate on Tuesday cleared the way for state agencies to spend about $4.8 bi ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • Tobolski: County sales tax hike tough but necessary

    Last week the Cook County Board made the difficult, but necessary decision to increase the County’s portion of the sales tax by 1 percent. I voted in ...
    Aug. 5, 2015 - 10:58 am
  • Riverside chief calls on Cook County to offer overdose training for police

    RIVERSIDE – Now that Riverside police are equipped to help overdosed drug users immediately on the scene, Police Chief Tom Weitzel has called upon Coo ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 10:48 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Aug. 5

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from the Police Department. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not been p ...
    Aug. 7, 2015 - 4:52 pm
  • Police Reports: Brookfield and Riverside for July 29

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have not bee ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:16 pm
  • Village of Brookfield thanks public works employee who saved woman at train crossing

    BROOKFIELD – The village of Brookfield officially recognized one of its own at the Village Board meeting July 27 for the heroic effort to save a woman ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:09 pm
  • Riverside police collect 37-pounds of pills on Drug Take-Back Day

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside police took a total of 37 pounds of unwanted or no longer needed medication out of circulation July 18 as part of the department ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:08 pm
  • Snapshot: Fun in the sun

    Amanda Lombardi of Brookfield and her daughter, Fiona, enjoy a ride down the slide at the La Grange Summerfest July 31 at Gordon Park in La Grange.
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 5:03 pm
  • Riverside police: PNC Bank employee stops driverless runaway car

    RIVERSIDE – A PNC bank employee prevented an impending tragedy July 31 in Riverside when he stopped a runaway car that was traveling on the sidewalk w ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Lyons Township graduate Jake Elliott racks up milestones with Memphis football

    Jake Elliott, a Lyons Township grad and junior kicker at Memphis, already has racked up an impressive amount of stats and accomplishments in his two y ...
    Aug. 4, 2015 - 11:50 am
  • Fresh ideas for fresh minds

    BROOKFIELD – The Brookfield Public Library will host the Parents’ Night at the Library event starting at 7 p.m. Aug. 5 to help foster a love of readin ...
    Aug. 6, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • Christen Press scores twice in Chicago Red Stars draw

    LISLE – For the second game in a row, the Chicago Red Stars came away with a tie for the after facing a fellow National Women's Soccer League title co ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Riverside woman sentenced to 18 months probation for DUI hit-and-run that injured child

    RIVERSIDE — A Riverside woman has pleaded guilty to striking a child with her car while driving under the influence of alcohol, according t ...
    Aug. 3, 2015 - 1:35 pm
  • 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
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