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 […]

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 […]

Memorial Day Ceremony

On Monday May 29th, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Joshua W. Harris Memorial Brookfield Post 2868 will hold a ceremony at Veterans Park, Grand Blvd and Sunnyside at 11:00 am.  Everyone is welcome.  A light lunch will be served afterward that the VFW Post.

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 […]