The North Riverside Public Library is increasing efforts to attract Spanish-speaking residents to its doors, almost tripling the size of the library's Spanish-language book collection within the past six months and creating programs to serve those patrons.
With just two weeks until local voters go to the polls on April 2, a committee of parents advocating for the passage of a $22 million bond issue to overhaul Komarek School in North Riverside has been working overtime to convince neighbors the investment is worth the cost.
Brookfield Village Manager Timothy Wiberg rolled out a concept plan for improving the area around the Congress Park train station at the village board's March 11 committee of the whole meeting, calling it a "high-priority" area "in dire need of assistance."
The village of Riverside recently got a little bit of love from the state's tourism bureau with the inclusion of a nice historical/promotional piece about Riverside titled "Riverside: Frederick Law Olmsted's Illinois Masterpiece" on its website.
The Riverside American Legion Post #488 has announced that one of its own, Don Farnham, will be honored for his service on the ice at the United Center during the National Anthem prior to the Chicago Blackhawks' game against the Columbus Blue Jackets on Saturday, Feb. 16 at 7:30 p.m.
A colleague here at the Riverside-Brookfield Landmark passed along a link to a blog devoted to Sears mail-order houses that can still be found in the Chicago area. Read all about one in Brookfield that dates to 1909.