Village Receives National Award for Solar Energy

The Village of Brookfield was recognized today by the national SolSmart program at an event at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Argonne National Laboratory. Keynote speakers were Congressman Bill Foster and Illinois Deputy Governor Evelyn Sanguinetti, who issued an proclamation (see link below) honoring the Village along with a small group of other Illinois local […]

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 […]