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  • Voting begins for which local family will get free roof from Brookfield company

    BROOKFIELD – After launching its No Roof Left Behind program in January, Licitra Roofing has narrowed down the contestants to just four finalists and ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Lyons board appoints sergeant to new deputy chief position

    LYONS – On Wednesday, the village of Lyons unanimously approved the appointment of Sergeant Matthew Buckley to the position of deputy chief with a 5-0 ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Riverside: Army Corps will make repairs at Swan Pond

    RIVERSIDE – At the Riverside Board of Trustee's Thursday meeting, Village Manager Peter Scalera provided the board and public with a short update to t ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Riverside police department to replace vehicle totaled in rear-end crash

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Board of Trustees gave Police Chief Tom Weitzel the green light to purchase a new police cruiser after one of the department ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Area sees string of armed robberies targeting T-Mobile stores

    LYONS – A series of armed robberies targeting T-Mobile stores in and around Lyons in recent weeks are currently being investigated separately, but wit ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • British group to host Prince George birthday fundraiser

    BROOKFIELD – The Daughters of the British Empire are celebrating Prince George of Cambridge's first birthday while also collecting items for teen pare ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Police reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for July 16

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Milani: Lots of upcoming Brookfield Chamber events and more

    I hope everyone had a happy and safe Independence Day; It was a great day for parades and picnics. The Brookfield family picnic, which was moved to Eh ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Countryside woman charged with defrauding Brookfield business

    BROOKFIELD – Teresa Bravo, 50, of the 5300 of Ninth Avenue, Countryside, was charged with one count of forgery, according to a news release from the B ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Staring down the suelto: Bill Hillmann gored at Spanish bull run

    It was a fine day for a bull run July 9, and Bill Hillmann was feeling it.He had already run with th ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Cantata residents ride wheelchair-accessible hot air balloon

    BROOKFIELD – Ten residents at Cantata Adult Life Services had a chance to ride in Serena's Song, the first and only Federal Aviation Administration ap ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Young Brookfield resident wins national chemistry competition

    BROOKFIELD – Students from around the nation in fifth to eighth grades gathered in Philadelphia June 22 through June 23 to test their knowledge in che ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • One sweet ticket

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Officer Jeff Simpson gives a "ticket” to 7-year-old Stanley Havlik, of Riverside Lawn, for properly wearing his bike safety helm ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • National Weather Service issues flood advisory for western Cook County

    Excessive rainfall could cause minor flooding in areas such as Berwyn, Brookfield and Cicero, according to an alert from the National Weather Service.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Ian Grant: Soft touch, pre-shot routine can help with chipping

    Chipping is basically putting with loft and the ball still rolls a fair amount. It is a shot that is hit with very limited lower body rotation and the ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Dropka: Never forget the flag

    As we reflect on the Fourth of July, our Independence Day, let us all take a moment to consider the lyrics from the Grandioso stanza in "The Stars and ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Ian Grant: Two key rules for successful bunker play

    One of the more overused phrases in hitting bunker shots is that it is the easiest shot in golf because you don’t need to hit the ball. In the case of ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Ian Grant: Golf instructors should know what's going well, what needs work

    Thanks to a long, cold winter, the golf season was slow in arriving this year.  The Masters came and went and while area courses were relatively quiet ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:49 pm
  • Q&A with Hank Steinbrecher: Former U.S. Soccer chief enjoying current World Cup

    The U.S. Men's National Soccer Team enjoyed one of its best runs in the World Cup as the underdog squad survived a tough draw in group play to advance ...
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
  • Wisconsin hoops standout Frank Kaminsky part of camps that bring players to the kids

    LISLE – For basketball players hoping to improve their skills over the summer, trips to far flung college campuses are the norm.
    July 29, 2014 - 9:48 pm
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