Chamber, Village Welcome New Downtown Business

The Brookfield Chamber of Commerce will formally welcome Alphabet Learning Center on Saturday, December 9 with a ribbon cutting ceremony set for 2:00 P.M.  The Village joins the Chamber in welcoming another business to the downtown area, in addition to Fiesta Margarita (September), Strive 4 Fitness (November) and Little Owl (coming in January).   The […]

Brookfield Zoo Attendance Surpasses 2.3 Million

The Brookfield Zoo is reporting strong attendance again with overall attendance in 2016 exceeding 2.3 million visitors (that’s more than the Shedd Aquarium, Field Museum, and Art Institute).  The performance exceeds 2015 figures reported in the Chicago Tribune.  More than 80% of Zoo visitors reside within 50 miles of the attraction, with 33% from nearby […]

Spotlight on Solar Energy Projects in Brookfield

Did you know that Brookfield property owners are undertaking cutting edge solar energy projects in Brookfield?  In the past 2 1/2 years, the Village has seen 5 solar energy projects either on a stand-alone basis or as part of larger home improvement projects.  These include projects located at: 3615 Arden 3617 Prairie 3637 Prairie 4137 […]

Village Welcomes New Downtown Businesses

The past year and half has seen a real renaissance in Brookfield’s downtown, as new businesses move in, expand and invest. In the past 18 months, the following businesses have elected to make downtown Brookfield their new home: Alphabet Learning Center – 3726 Grand Boulevard (2nd location) Strive 4 Fitness – Grand Boulevard (expanded location) […]

Developers Converge on Brookfield for Development Conference

The Village of Brookfield today held a very well attended Developer Breakfast to discuss real estate opportunities in the community.  With over 50 real estate professionals and others in attendance at Village Hall, President Kit Ketchmark joined with State Representative Michael Zalewski to discuss recent trends in Brookfield real estate, State of Illinois legislation impacting […]

Village Board Honors Residents for Beautification Projects

On Monday, October 23, the Village of Brookfield Board of Trustees honored members of the community for achievements in beautification projects throughout Brookfield.  The projects were coordinated by the Brookfield Beautification Commission (BBC) and Village staff.  Honorees included: Landscaping Project at Ogden/East Avenue Sarah Thomas – Ms. Thomas was the previous BBC chair and led […]

Beautify Brookfield’s Duck Race Nets Prizes…and Funding for Future Art Projects

On a beautiful sunny late September day, approximately 750 rubber duckies raced down the Salt Creek in order to raise money for Beautify Brookfield, a non-profit organization supporting the efforts of Brookfield’s Beautification Commission as it promotes beautification projects within the Village of Brookfield. This year’s event raised over $3,000 after paying out a $500 […]