Farmers Market Starts Soon!

The best Farmers Market in western Cook County starts on the first Saturday in June.  Opening day of the Brookfield Farmers Market will be June 3rd, and it will feature some wonderful kick-off activities including the plant swap at 7:30 a.m. and a summer reading initiative. Want to participate?  For the plant swap:  bring a plant […]

Before You Fire Up the Grill, Some Safety Tips

With the Memorial Day holiday hours away, here are a few fire safety precautions from the Fire Department.  Happy (and safe) grilling! Outdoors only – Propane and charcoal barbecue grills must only be used outdoors. Do not use in a garage or tent as this poses a fire hazard and a risk of exposing occupants to deadly […]

Growing Season = Property Maintenance Season

With longer days and abundant rainfall, grass and weeds are now growing quickly.  As a reminder, homeowners are required to cut grass before it reaches 8″ in length and to maintain bushes so that they do not encroach on the alley or other public right-of-way.  The Village’s property maintenance inspectors will be issuing warnings (“Notice […]

Village Thanks Bike Brookfield Sponsors

Despite the inclement weather on Saturday, the Village had a solid turnout for the Bike Rodeo and Kids Ride, which went off without a hitch before the thunderstorms rolled in at approximately 10:15 AM.  Many brave souls also showed up for the main 10K ride prior to its cancellation. For those of you who registered […]

Bike Rodeo Finished; 10K Ride Cancelled

Due to the arrival of extreme weather as of 10:10 AM, the 10K Community Ride is cancelled.  Thank you for showing up for the Bike Rodeo and Kids Ride, which was joined by a hardy group of bike enthusiasts! Swag bags will be distributed indoors at Village Hall from 10:20 to 11:45-Noon.  Contact Nick Greifer (ngreifer@brookfieldil.gov) […]

Bike Brookfield on Tap for Tomorrow

The Village wants to thank the 550+ registrants for joining Bike Brookfield tomorrow. The Village staff will monitor the weather forecast for the immediate Brookfield area. As noted in an email to registrants, the event is rain or shine, with an emergency plan for extreme weather (lightning, tornado or extreme heat) that designates certain areas […]

MWRD Launches Low-Cost Rain Barrel Offer

With the Village of Brookfield ending its rain barrel program on December 31, 2016, we have received inquiries about low-cost alternatives. The Metropolitan Water Reclamation District has launched a new program for area residents. Using the new program, you are able to purchase the rain barrels at cost for $47, directly through the district. Here is a link to […]

Cook County Flooding Grant Announced

The Cook County Department of Planning and Development’s Residential Resilience Program announced a new grant opportunity.  Cook County secured funding from HUD to provide one-time residential construction grants of up to $25,000 to repair flood damage to homes and minimize the risk future flooding through flood mitigation strategies such as overhead sewers and green infrastructure. […]