Metra Service Advisory for January 30

Metra will be operating a modified train schedule, to address the severe weather including sub-zero temperatures forecast for January 30.  Please see the news release below regarding Metra’s modified train schedules for Wednesday, January 30. Click here to visit the Metra website and view the schedules for each rail line. Remember to check the Metra […]

Village to Seek Bowling Alley Demo Bids

The Village of Brookfield will initiate the formal process to obtain bids for the demolition of the former bowling alley at 3514 Maple Avenue. This effort will be an important step in executing the new Comprehensive Plan as well as the 8 Corners TIF Plan, with both planning documents prioritizing the bowling alley for redevelopment. […]

Brookfield Turns 125!

On Saturday, November 3 — Founder’s Day — the Village of Brookfield celebrated 125 years of community history featuring the grand re-opening of the Brookfield Historical Society museum, located at the venerable Grossdale Station. The station and many of the artifacts contained at the refurbished and re-loaded museum contain precious items which directly connect the […]

Call for Artists for Ehlert Park

The Village is looking to collaborate with an artist or artist team to pursue public art to be located at Ehlert Park.  Specifically, the Village and the Brookfield Beautification Commission are undertaking a “call for artists” to create an aesthetically pleasing outdoor mural as a temporary public art display/installation at Ehlert Park. The painted mural […]

Complete Streets Committee to Initiate Washington Avenue Bike Lane Study

The Village’s interdepartmental “Complete Streets” Committee met earlier in June to review bike and pedestrian improvements contained in the new Active Transportation Plan.  At the meeting, it was determined that there were budgeted funds available (per the 2018 budget approved by the Board of Trustees) for bike striping along Washington Avenue, and that detailed study/programming […]