Brookfield on Prime Time

NBC’s hit show, Chicago PD, this week aired an episode featuring one of Brookfield’s Ogden landmarks, the Colony Motel.  An intense Bonny and Clyde style scene played out in one of the Colony Hotel’s recently renovated rooms. Village staff and the location scouts had discussions of future filming opportunities, so take a minute to see Brookfield […]

Village Convenes 2nd Realtor Meeting; Crain’s Reports Solid Increase in Home Sales

The Village of Brookfield on February 2 held its second annual Realtor Breakfast in collaboration with area school districts.  Area brokers heard all six K-8 and high school districts deliver remarks on the important projects and curriculum updates the schools are undertaking, while also relaying important facts about the school systems (test scores, graduation rates, school report […]

Village Adopts ‘Zoning Modernization’ Ordinance to Promote Transit-Oriented Development

On January 9, 2017, the Village of Brookfield Board of Trustees adopted state-of-the-art Zoning Modernization that will streamline the development review process for all new construction in the 3 business districts adjacent to Brookfield’s 3 Metra train station depots. By streamlining and improving the development process in tandem with construction and design standards, the Village […]

Village Works with Area Students on “Future City” Competition

As part of a Future City competition, the Village of Brookfield met this week with students from St. Paul’s Lutheran School on a project to advance sustainable development and environmental solutions for the region. This annual event, sponsored by the engineering community, promotes an interest in technology and engineering of middle school students through hands-on, […]

President Kit Ketchmark, Secretary of State Jesse White Welcome New Brookfield Businesses

Village of Brookfield President Kit Ketchmark and Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White on November 22 gave a warm welcome to 3 new businesses that have chosen to locate and invest in downtown Brookfield.  President Ketchmark and Secretary of State White were joined by Trustee Michelle Ryan and the Brookfield Chamber of Commerce in a ribbon […]