Riverside Police Chief Thomas Weitzel released data regarding major crimes committed during the first half of 2017 on Aug. 15, which shows reports of such offenses are down sharply compared to the first half of 2016.
Brookfield police have cited two local teenagers they say were involved in a series of BB-gun shootings during the month of July. Police reported four such incidents in which five people were struck by BBs – one of them in the face -- between July 10 and July 27.
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.
The Canadian National Railway crossing on 26th Street just west of Harlem Avenue will be closed at least four days, beginning at 9 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 11, in order for crews to make repairs to the crossing.
A special meeting of the Brookfield Village Board scheduled for Aug. 3 at 4 p.m. to swear in three new members of the Fire and Police Commission has been canceled, but likely will be rescheduled for sometime next week, said Village President Kit Ketchmark.