With video gambling – particularly standalone gambling parlors – continuing to expand in North Riverside, the village is looking to cash in by hiking liquor licenses associated with those establishments for the second time since the special licenses were instituted in 2016.
The Brookfield Village Board voted unanimously on Nov. 12 to amend its zoning map creating a single commercial zoning classification for four parcels of land being targeted for a mixed-use development.
The VIP Party, which has controlled the North Riverside Village Board for a generation, has chosen its slate of trustee candidates for the 2019 consolidated election, with just one incumbent choosing to run for another term.
Democrat Jesus "Chuy" Garcia, the Cook County Commissioner anointed last year by Luis Gutierrez to replace him as U.S. Congressman in the 4th District, was an easy winner over his Republican opponent, Riverside resident Mark Lorch, on Nov. 6.
Less than a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announcing the closure of nearly 150 stores throughout the country, Sears Holdings has announced it will close 40 more Sears and Kmart stores by February 2019.
Brookfield Police Chief James Episcopo has announced that his officers will again be participating in the annual Beards and Badges fundraiser throughout the month of November to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Grossdale Station, one of the village of Brookfield's oldest structures, has sat on its present site at 8820 1/2 Brookfield Ave. for so long now -- 37 years -- that most people might not remember what it took to get it there.