The Brookfield-LaGrange Park Elementary School District 95 Board of Education voted 6 to 0 on Jan. 12 to place a referendum question on the ballot in the spring, asking voters to approve issuing $20 million in construction bonds to fund expanding and renovating both schools in the district.
Brookfield's union firefighters and village officials needed just one five-hour negotiating session to come to terms on a new three-year contract, which will expire on Dec. 31, 2019.
The deal means management won't have to begin negotiations with either of its public safety employees for the next three years – a deal with police patrol officers and sergeants was inked in December in just three hours. Both contracts expire the same day.
The year 2017 might be known as the Year of the Plan in Brookfield. At present there are two simultaneous planning efforts under way, including one for which village officials are actively seeking direct input from residents.
North Riverside officials announced Thursday morning that a boil ordered after a major water main break on Aug. 16 has been lifted. Residents throughout the village are now free to drink and use water for culinary purposes without boiling it first, Public Works Director Tim Kutt announced at about 6:30 a.m. on Thursday.
North Riverside officials have issued a boil order until further notice for all households between First Avenue and 19th Avenue following what's being described as a "major" water main break on Cermak Road at about 7th Avenue.
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