Brookfield officials last week sought to clarify what their redevelopment goals were for property the village owns in the 4000 block of DuBois Boulevard and the 9500 block of Ogden Avenue, now that a primarily residential development pitched for the area has fizzled.
A Riverside couple has made a $10,000 donation to the Riverside Police Department for police to use to help people obtain shelter, food or any other purpose arising from an emergency or incident that required police involvement.
Brookfield's village manager has recommended imposing a series of initiatives -- from imposing a local tax on food and drink purchases at restaurants and bars to raising fees on vehicle stickers, parking tickets, liquor licenses, business licenses and ambulance fees – in order to solve a "structural imbalance" that led to a large budget shortfall in 2018 and will lead to another in 2019 if it's not addressed.
Sears Holdings Inc. board chairman Eddie Lampert appears to have come out on top in an auction for substantially all of the struggling former retail giant's assets, but creditors believe that the company is doomed in any case and that Lampert's $5.2 billion bid will simply serve to delay its demise while Lampert profits.
Less than a month after filing for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection and announcing the closure of nearly 150 stores throughout the country, Sears Holdings has announced it will close 40 more Sears and Kmart stores by February 2019.
Brookfield Police Chief James Episcopo has announced that his officers will again be participating in the annual Beards and Badges fundraiser throughout the month of November to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Grossdale Station, one of the village of Brookfield's oldest structures, has sat on its present site at 8820 1/2 Brookfield Ave. for so long now -- 37 years -- that most people might not remember what it took to get it there.