The record books will show that on Oct. 14, the rainfall total at O'Hare Airport was a one-day record at 4.19 inches. And over at Midway, 5.11 inches fell — not a record, but still a lot. The two-day total for Midway ended up at 5.41 inches.
When the matter of how and where a refurbished memorial to Riverside's war dead ends up on an agenda of the Riverside Village Board, trustees will have at least two different recommendations to consider.
A grant-funded project to make repairs to the Prairie Avenue train station in downtown Brookfield and improvements to crosswalks on both sides of the grade crossing will be postponed until at least next spring.
The Brookfield Public Library and the Friends of the Library will host their 11th Annual Taste of Brookfield @ Your Library fundraiser on Friday, Sept. 15 at the library, 3609 Grand Blvd. from 6:30 to 9 p.m.
The Des Plaines Valley Mosquito Abatement District will be spraying in a number of west suburban areas on Aug. 9 between 8 p.m. and midnight. Spraying is a way for the district to control the adult mosquito population during a time in which the district is seeing an increase in positive tests for West Nile Virus.