The village of North Riverside will be the latest municipality to tackle whether to prohibit the retail sale of recreational cannabis or allow it and work out ways to regulate it, minimize impact on residential neighborhoods and tax it.
Lt. Michael Kuruvilla, a 13-year veteran of the Brookfield Police Department, will be sworn in as the village's next deputy police chief at the Oct. 14 meeting of the village board, Police Chief Edward Petrak has announced.
The village of Brookfield hopes to complete a project to replace the roof on the Prairie Avenue Metra station and spruce up elements of the building's exterior later this month, but getting that work started will depend largely on cooperation from the Burlington Northern-Santa Fe Railroad.
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.
U.S Congressman Daniel Lipinski, whose 3rd District includes the southern half of Brookfield and a tiny portion of Riverside, was among those who were present when a 19-year-old man armed with an assault-style rifle began firing into the crowd at the Gilroy Garlic Festival in Gilroy, California, on the evening of July 28.