June 4th, 2020 4:57 PM
Riverside President Ben Sells released a statement from himself and the board of trustees Thursday afternoon decrying the death of George Floyd, saying the Minneapolis man's death while in police custody "saddened and angered" village leaders and that "this heartbreaking act has rightly sparked legitimate protests across our nation about the need to address systemic racism and the historic vestiges of inequality and racial injustice."
June 3rd, 2020 6:47 PM
For the second consecutive evening, demonstrators marching to protest the death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police shut down the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road for about 15 minutes at around 6 p.m. on June 3.
June 3rd, 2020 12:45 PM
North Riverside Mayor Hubert Hermanek Jr. announced Wednesday that he's lifting the curfew that the village had been under since May 31.
June 2nd, 2020 7:20 PM
A group of 60 to 70 people protesting the death of George Floyd, the Minneapolis man who died May 25 while police officer Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd's neck for nine minutes while arresting him, shut down the intersection of Harlem Avenue and Cermak Road on Tuesday evening during a peaceful march along Cermak Road from the Cicero Town Hall.
June 2nd, 2020 4:41 PM
Although both of its churches remain closed to parishioners for group worship, members of Holy Guardian Angels Parish -- which comprises St. Louise de Marillac Church in LaGrange Park and St. Barabara Church in Brookfield -- marked Pentecost with a special "Keep the Fire Burning" ceremony and vigil on May 30.
June 2nd, 2020 4:34 PM
For me, it started on Sunday afternoon. I was driving east on Madison Street into the city to get a sense of the mood, expecting to see what I had gotten used to seeing in the five years of protests and parades and Lollapaloozas that have gripped the Loop, but have no stronghold on the West Side, where chaos and euphoria — rather than coming in fits and starts — constitutes simply living.
June 2nd, 2020 4:32 PM
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times. This past weekend we saw the entire spectrum to go along with what already was an unusual time in our lives.
June 2nd, 2020 4:31 PM
In the spirit of "honoring our fallen and taking time to reflect on the sacrifices made by all who have served this country and our community," and in the absence of Riverside Scout Troop 24's traditional flag-raising at the Memorial Day program, the Troop would like to join its fellow community members in honoring this year's veterans and active servicemen and servicewomen.
June 2nd, 2020 4:30 PM
Dr. Daniel G. Cunningham, 88, of LaPorte County, Indiana, died peacefully on May 23, 2020 at home. As a 40-year resident of Riverside, he served as a pediatrician to the local community.
June 2nd, 2020 4:29 PM
William "Bill" Hart, 64, of Brookfield and formerly of Lyons, died May 25, 2020.
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