November 5th, 2019 12:54 PM
There was a time when there were several banks in Riverside, but now just two remain -- Riverside Bank and First American Bank. I get confused, because what's now First American Bank for many years was known locally as Riverside Bank, though it was officially called First National Bank of Riverside.
November 5th, 2019 12:53 PM
If last week's reaction to a proposal by Brookfield's new recreation director to charge organizations for use of village-owned ballfields is any indication, there's unlikely to be any such policy coming in the near future.
October 29th, 2019 1:51 PM
Following the Oct. 16 Riverside Elementary School Board meeting, I had cause to reflect on the events of the past four months regarding the historic Hollywood House and the board. My conclusions are as follows.
October 29th, 2019 1:50 PM
It's finally Halloween week, but it seems like we have been talking about it for quite a while. It always makes me quite nostalgic, especially when I saw the children in Brookfield going around to the merchants to trick-or-treat during Monsters on Mainstreet last Saturday.
October 29th, 2019 1:49 PM
As Brookfield officials try to fine tune regulations regarding the sale of recreational cannabis within the village, they need to ask themselves if this is something they are really sold on or not?
October 22nd, 2019 1:43 PM
Updated: Oct. 22nd, 2019 12:00 AM
As co-presidents of the League of Women Voters of the La Grange Area (LWVLGA) and under the auspices of the League of Women Voters of Illinois (LWVIL), we are writing to inform your readers about two resolutions before the Illinois Association of School Boards (IASB) Conference in November. The LWVLGA opposes the arming of teachers and other staff in our community's schools.
October 22nd, 2019 1:40 PM
I had a lengthy discussion with the person with the traffic study concern after the Brookfield Village Board meeting Oct 14. After we parted I kept wishing that I asked what he wanted.
October 22nd, 2019 1:39 PM
There will be spooky but happy happenings at 24th Street and 10th Avenue in North Riverside on Oct. 29, when Mater Christi Parish hosts its 2nd Annual Trunk or Treat event.
October 22nd, 2019 1:38 PM
The periodic clashes between Riverside residents and local government over flowers — flowers, for God's sake! — induces eye-rolling and a familiar refrain of disdain for over-officious village employees who obviously have nothing better to do than tell people what they can and can't plant in public parkways.
October 15th, 2019 1:42 PM
There are things to be learned when one is up and about at 7 a.m., and I did learn a few things about what happens on East Burlington Street at that hour of the morning last Friday.
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