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  • Local governments now can consolidate if they choose

    SPRINGFIELD – A new law makes it easier for local government bodies to consolidate or eliminate themselves. 
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • Cook County offers back-to-school health checklist

    The Cook County Department of Public Health reminds suburban Cook County residents to keep public health basics on their back-to-school checklist.
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:16 pm
  • Riverside village manager resigns to take job in Bloomingdale, finance director appointed to fill position

    RIVERSIDE – Village Manager Peter Scalera announced Aug. 19 that he would be leaving the village of Riverside for a new opportunity in Bloomingdale.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 5:24 pm
  • Riverside trustees approve street, water main projects

    RIVERSIDE – Village trustees approved two projects to repair streets and water mains in Riverside at their regular board meeting on Thursday, which wo ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • District 96 hires new director of finance

    RIVERSIDE – District 96 superintendent Bhavna Sharma-Lewis recently announced the district has hired a new interim director of finance and operations.
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 8:58 am
  • Flood warning issued for Cook, DuPage counties

    A flood warning is in effect for parts of Cook and DuPage counties until 2:30 p.m. Saturday.Emergenc ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 5:25 pm
  • Both suspects held for Riverside bike thefts released without charges

    RIVERSIDE – Two suspects held for allegedly stealing bikes in Riverside have been released, according to Riverside police.
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • First Avenue open after being closed for flooding between Ogden and 31st

    Update: First Avenue is back open to traffic. Riverside reports no other areas experiencing significant flooding. 
    Aug. 26, 2014 - 4:47 pm
  • Police reports: Brookfield, Riverside and Lyons for Aug. 20

    Information in Police Reports is obtained from local police departments. Individuals listed in Police Reports who have been charged with a crime have ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 2:52 pm
  • Flood advisory issued for area

    The National Weather Service has issued a flood advisory for DuPage County, southern Cook County and Will County through 11:30 a.m. this morning.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Weitzel: Bullying and cyber bullying

    As the school year begins, it is time to take a hard look at bullying and cyber bullying in our schools and community.
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 5:30 am
  • Former Lyons police officer sentenced to 5 years for extortion scheme

    A former Lyons police officer was sentenced to five years in federal prison Aug. 4 after pleading guilty to extorting $48,000 from targets of investig ...
    Aug. 22, 2014 - 12:42 am
  • Police: Riverside homeowners nab alleged burglar as he flees home

    RIVERSIDE – A Brookfield teenager was charged after police said he was caught fleeing a home he allegedly burglarized in the 100 block of Groveland Av ...
    Aug. 21, 2014 - 7:52 am
  • LT, Nazareth, RB girls golfers hit the links

    As the girls golf season gets underway, teams have their sights set on the same destination – downstate Decatur for the Class A and AA state tournamen ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 1:49 pm
  • Boys golf previews: LT chases team success again

    The golf season has already teed off and teams are hoping to make the trek Oct. 17 and 18 to Bloomington and Normal for the Class 1A, 2A and 3A state ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Police chief reviews walking path plan for RB students after first week of class

    RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Police Department released its walking and crossing path plan Aug. 5 for students headed to Riverside Brookfield High School ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:40 am
  • Riverside police chief appointed to state juvenile justice commission

    RIVERSIDE – Riverside Police Chief Tom Weitzel recently was appointed to Illinois’ Juvenile Justice Commission by Gov. Pat Quinn.
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:39 am
  • Riverside resident goes on final tour with original members of jazz fusion band, Chase

    A Riverside resident will be packing up his bass guitar, hitting the road and stepping back into the spotlight for a three-show reunion tour in Chicag ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 11:38 am
  • Riverside village manager resigns to take job in Bloomingdale

    RIVERSIDE – Village Manager Peter Scalera announced Tuesday that he would be leaving the village of Riverside for a new opportunity in Bloomindale, ac ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:35 pm
  • Heavy metal

    RIVERSIDE – Hot rods and classic coupes roared into Riverside on Thursday for the final Riverside Cruise Night of the summer. Car buffs will not need ...
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 5:35 pm
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