Riverside police charged a man who drove a work van through downed railroad gates and into four other vehicles on Longcommon Road in Riverside during the evening rush hour on June 22 with driving under the influence of alcohol and drugs.
Sears is downsizing its footprint at the North Riverside Park Mall, 7501 Cermak Road, and will begin consolidating its operations in the upper level of its retail anchor location at the mall's north end sometime in 2018.
A banner celebrating Gay Pride Month for the past week in downtown Riverside caused a bit of a stir, prompting angry phone calls to village officials over the weekend and then calls and emails expressing support on June 22, the day it was taken down.
Riverside trustees voted 5 to 0 on June 15 to renew its electrical aggregation program, even though the electricity rates offered by the village's provider, Dynegy, are higher than those presently offered through ComEd.
Police in both Riverside and North Riverside began their grant-funded extra DUI and traffic enforcement patrols on June 26, but that funding could be cutoff midway through the enforcement period, which runs through July 4, if there's no state budget deal by the end of the week.
Getting in and out of Riverside via the First Division is going to be a bit trickier in the coming week or so, as crews begin Phase II work on a storm sewer separation project at the intersection of Barrypoint and Fairbank roads, just north Riverside Presbyterian Church.
If you're headed out for some coffee and a dough nut this morning, you might want to consider heading over to Dunkin' Donuts at 8360 Cermak Road in North Riverside or Dunkin' Donuts at 9200 Ogden Ave. in Brookfield.