Public Input Needed for Bike Trail Study

The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning (CMAP), in partnership with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County and the Villages of Riverside, Brookfield, Lyons, and North Riverside, is currently studying potential alignments for the Des Plaines River Trail between 26th Street and Ogden Avenue.  The project could potentially fill a major gap in regional trail […]

Brookfield Home to 2 New Multi-Family Developments

Village officials including President Kit Ketchmark and Trustee Brian Conroy today gave a warm welcome to 2 new multi-family developments in Brookfield.  The first is 4531 Forest Avenue, which is the location of a 6-unit upscale, high-tech apartment building featuring all the technology “must-haves” of a contemporary building (Wifi, Bluetooth, Alexa, 5.1 sounds system, etc.). […]

Zoo City Treats Re-Opens, Expands

In case you missed the “grand re-opening,” the long-time store on Grand Boulevard has re-opened as Zoo City Treats & Bakery.  As before, they will be selling a wide variety of ice creams featuring multiple brands (including foodies’ favorite Hudsonsville Ice Cream) as well as new baked goods offerings.  The store is located on the […]

Village, CUB Co-Host Solar Power Hour

On Saturday May 18, the Village and Citizens Utility Board (CUB) co-sponsored a “Solar Power Hour” event to provide information on going solar for residential home owners. The event focused on roof-top solar, which is a common method for obtaining solar energy (with “community solar gardens” another option being developed). The event featured CUB Outreach […]