Brookfield Hosts Successful Solar Summit with Riverside

The Village of Brookfield joined forces with Riverside to conduct a special Solar Summit on Saturday, October 6.   The well-attended event drew a mix of homeowners, contractors and homebuilders interested in going solar.  The attendees learned first-hand on two home tours about the costs, benefits and practical tips for pursuing residential solar projects. The […]

Status Update on Downtown Metra Station Project

The Village has begun major train station improvements being funded by 2 grants from the West Suburban Mass Transit District and Metra (along with a small portion from Village funds).  These improvements (see Exhibits 1, 2 and 3) will not only upgrade the train station area, but also improve pedestrian crossing safety and add streetscape […]

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 […]

Call for Artists for Fine Arts Festival

The Chamber of Commerce will once again host the Fine Arts Festival this September.  The event is scheduled for Kiwanis Park on September 22 starting at 9 AM and running until 4 PM.  If you are interested in participating, please fill out the application at the following link: 2018 Art Fair Application

Brookfield Offers New Business Sign Program

The Village of Brookfield has established a new signage program, offering 0% interest loans to businesses seeking new signage or upgraded signs.  Business pursuing new signage also can get a waiver on their building permit fees.  The program is designed to be a win-win, with the community benefiting by having more attractive signs along Ogden […]

Brookfield Hosts Metropolitan Mayors Caucus

The Village of Brookfield welcomed nearly 50 attendees from the greater Chicago area attending the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus forum on franchise agreements.  The Mayors Caucus Environment Committee discussed how ComEd franchise agreements can be improved via changes to the agreements to incentivize energy efficiency and solar energy projects.  Currently many municipalities (including Brookfield) per the […]