Burglary crews targeting ATM machines continue to plague the Chicago suburbs, with at least three taking place overnight on Feb. 24-25, including one in Brookfield, according to Police Chief Edward Petrak.
The last couple of years have been busy ones for the folks at Alphabet Learning Center in Brookfield. Since 2017 the business has roughly tripled the number of children it serves, opening two new locations – one on Grand Boulevard in Brookfield and one in the Depot District of Berwyn.
A 37-year-old homeless woman found asleep on the sidewalk outside a business in the 9200 block of Ogden Avenue on the afternoon of Feb. 22 told police that she had been sexually assaulted sometime between Feb. 20 and 22 by a man inside a room at Colony Motel, 9232 Ogden Ave., next door.
In 1992, Jane and Ralph O'Donnell became the fifth owners of the Victorian cottage at 100 Fairbank Road in Riverside. They knew they were buying an old home. They didn't know they were buying a home that the village board a year later – and against their wishes – designated a local landmark.
Trent James is just 23 years old, but he's already a showbiz veteran. If you've been paying attention, you likely know that the Brookfield native and Riverside-Brookfield High School graduate, has been honing his craft as a performing magician for nearly a decade.
Police in Riverside and North Riverside will be beefing up traffic enforcement patrols in the next couple of weeks as part of a federally grant-funded safety campaigns administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.
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.