Brookfield police have rolled out a new initiative designed to keep impaired drivers off the road after they've been out drinking at local establishments by letting them parkovernight in areas – like along the 3700 block of Grand Boulevard -- that otherwise have parking restrictions.
Riverside Recreation Director Ron Malchiodi says he's still optimistic that construction on the Parks and Recreation Department's new main office at 43 E. Quincy St. will be largely complete by the end of December.
As Riverside officials begin looking at ways to revise the village's zoning code to help spur commercial redevelopment, village trustees at their meeting on Nov. 7 directed the Riverside Planning and Zoning Commission to begin exploring the introduction of a planned unit development process.
A representative from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers is expected to be back in front of the Riverside Village Board later this month to provide an update on a proposed floodwall along the Des Plaines River from Park Place south to the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad embankment.
In the wake of the board of trustees' first look at whether or not to allow the sale of recreational cannabis to adults when it becomes legal to do so next year, the village of Brookfield is asking residents to complete a brief online survey to let officials know how they feel.
The North Riverside and Riverside police departments have begun stepping up traffic enforcement patrols as Labor Day approaches as part of the Illinois Department of Transportation's grant-funded Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign to combat impaired driving.
Brookfield Zoo will be offering free admission to kids 11 and under on Aug. 5, 6 and 7 in partnership with a couple of corporate sponsors, who will be sponsoring family-friendly healthcare-related activities and snacks in the Pavilions and elsewhere in the park.