Homeowner Tips for Rodent Control

The Village on occasion receives complaints about rats in the community.  While the Village does NOT have a formal “rat program,” it can offer a few tips for homeowners to prevent the problem from arising in their neighborhoods: Make sure to properly dispose garbage and secure garbage can lids; Don’t let standing water accumulate (e.g., […]

Dog Park Open House

On Wednesday, July 12th stop by Village Hall between 5:30 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. to give your input. Join fellow residents and community members in a discussion about a study for a dog park in Brookfield. Stop in anytime to participate in the interactive activities. Families are welcome. The Community and Economic Development Intern is […]

Bike Boulevard Planned for Arden Avenue

The Village has announced plans for Arden Avenue.  As part of the Active Transportation Plan, a Bike Boulevard will be constructed in this section of the Village. This is just one part of a comprehensive look at making walking, taking public transportation, and bicycling in Brookfield safer and more comfortable. Click HERE for more information.

Village Seeking Community Participation

In 2016, the Village of Brookfield received a major grant from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), to update the Comprehensive Plan. The Village is looking for resident participation through an online survey, to help update the Comprehensive Plan. The survey can be accessed on the Comprehensive Plan webpage www.ratiodesign.com/brookfieldcp under “Stakeholder Survey.” A […]

Village to Release Active Transportation Plan Draft

The Village will soon issue its first-ever Active Transportation Plan, with an exposure draft to be published for public comment in July.  The Plan is 100%-grant funded thanks to a Cook County “Healthy HotSpot” initiative, with the non-profit Active Transportation Alliance serving as the plan consultant.  Currently, the Alliance is in the process of synthesizing […]

Bike Brookfield Is Back!

You asked and we listened! The Village is pleased to announce that the Bike Brookfield 10K community ride is being rescheduled. The new date of June 17 at 9:00 A.M. will coincide with the fantastic Farmers Market held on that Saturday. Riders are encouraged to do a little shopping at the Farmers Market before or […]

Cantata Offers New In-Home Support for Seniors

Brookfield-based Cantata is rolling out a new service called Take2 for seniors seeking to stay in their homes. According to Cantata, Take2 changes the way care at home is delivered by providing personalized senior home care that offers scheduled and unscheduled support 24/7 at a significantly lower cost. With an estimated 90% of people (65+) wanting to […]