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Riverside Brookfield High School student biking to class collides with car  WLS-TV

Police in west suburban Riverside released video of the moment a teen bicyclist collided with a car outside Riverside Brookfield High School.



New principal selected for Riverside Brookfield  Suburban Life Publications

Hector Freytas will become the new principal of of Riverside Brookfield High School effective July 1.



ACT scores fall at Riverside-Brookfield High School  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Riverside-Brookfield High School Class of 2018 posted a composite ACT score that matched the lowest score by a graduating class in the last seven years.



Former RBHS board president makes comeback bid | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

How badly does Matt Sinde, the former president of the Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 Board of Education want to get back to the board table?



11-Year Old Girl Hit By Car Near Riverside-Brookfield High School  La Grange, IL Patch

11-Year Old Hit By Car - La Grange, IL - The young girl did not suffer life-threatening injuries from the Friday afternoon incident.



Man Arrested For Trespassing At High School: Riverside Cops  La Grange, IL Patch

Riverside Man Arrested For Trespassing - La Grange, IL - The incident took place before school hours and the man was taken into custody after he fled the ...



Riverside chief renews call for safety measures on First Ave.  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside's police chief has renewed his calls for the Illinois Department of Transportation to fund pedestrian safety improvements at the intersection of First ...



The Landmark's 2019 election results | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Below are links to our coverage of the contested races for village trustee and school boards in the April 2, 2019 election. Check back throughout the night as ...



RBHS not standing pat on the mat | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

In his third season as the head coach of the Riverside-Brookfield High School wrestling team, Nick Curby has established both credibility and success in ...



RBHS graduate killed in crash on I-57 | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Less than a week before he was killed in a head-on crash on I-57 near Bourbonnais, Riverside native Oscar Valdovinos visited his old music mentor from ...



Riverside crime numbers continue to fall | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A violent weekend in late January that startled Riverside residents may or may not indicate what's in store, crime wise, for the village over the long haul in 2019.



Former chief on duty in security role at RBHS  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside-Brookfield High School's new safety liaison, Lane Niemann, just completed his first week. Niemann, who retired on Nov. 30, 2017, from his position as ...



RBHS senior's perfect ACT a surprise | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

When Sophia Marhoul was taking the ACT Exam last year, she sensed that it was going well. "I felt like I was doing well, I felt like I knew what I was doing," ...



Student body more diverse, but not faculty | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

At Riverside-Brookfield High School the sponsor of the African-American and Minority Empowerment Club is white. That's largely because there are no ...



Riverside police warn pedestrians to obey traffic signals after girl, 11, hit by car  WLS-TV

Police in west suburban Riverside hope video of an incident involving an 11-year old girl will remind pedestrians to pay attention to traffic lights when crossing ...



Drunk Driver Crashes Into Building In Riverside: Cops  La Grange, IL Patch

Lyons Woman Charged With DUI - La Grange, IL - The building was near Riverside Brookfield High School, and the car landed in a grassy area near the school, ...



Riverside Brookfield High School ranked 10th out of 72 Illinois schools  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – Riverside Brookfield High School is ranked 10th out of 72 Illinois schools and 454th out of 2332 schools nationally on the recently released ...



Victor Molinar Jr., Marine from Riverside, killed in hit-and-run in California  WLS-TV

An 18-year-old Marine from west suburban Riverside was killed last weekend in a hit-and-run crash in San Diego, California.



RBHS board won't rehire embattled teacher | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

On Tuesday night, March 14, after meeting for about 50 minutes in closed session, the Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 Board of Education, ...



Riverside-Brookfield High School dedicates athletic center to 47th mayor of Chicago  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – The athletic complex at Riverside Brookfield High School carries a history back to the 1940s.



Riverside Brookfield Ranked Among Top Illinois High Schools  Patch.com

The school was ranked No. 24 in Illinois and No. 661 nationally in the 2016 list. Northside College Preparatory High School in Chicago earned the title of best ...



DUI For Unlicensed Driver Cops Say Nearly Caused Crash  La Grange, IL Patch

DUI Near Riverside Brookfield High School - La Grange, IL - Felony charges are sought against a Chicago man accused of drinking while driving on First ...



Riverside Brookfield High School students win major awards  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – The National Academy of TV Arts & Sciences/Midwest Chapter recently notified Riverside Brookfield High School that several RBTV students were ...



Riverside Brookfield High School names interim principal  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – The Riverside Brookfield High School Board of Education announced Wednesday that Kristin Smetana will serve as interim principal for the ...



Teens Arrested For Riverside Brookfield High School Senior Prank  CBS2 Chicago

RIVERSIDE, Ill. (STMW) — Two west suburban teenagers are facing felony charges after they damaged Riverside Brookfield High School during a senior prank ...



Six vie for three spots on D95 board  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A pair of local political activists are teaming up to run for two seats on the school board in Brookfield-LaGrange Park School District 95.



Updated: Elderly woman mistakenly drives into Brookfield Zoo  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

An 84-year-old Riverside woman received a pair of traffic tickets on Dec. 27 after she drove into Brookfield Zoo through a driveway used by staff and wound up ...



Riverside woman announces trustee candidacy | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A Riverside woman is the first to officially announce she's running as an independent for one of three village trustee seats up for grabs in next spring's ...



History teacher officially resigns from RBHS job | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Adam Gibbons, who has been on unpaid leave from his job as a history teacher at Riverside-Brookfield high School for the past two years, will not return to the ...



RBHS teacher out, touching off protest | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Last week was one of the more emotional ones in recent history at Riverside- Brookfield High School. On March 14, the District 208 Board of Education voted ...



Veteran department heads step down at RBHS | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Two longtime department heads at Riverside-Brookfield High School are leaving their positions as the leaders of their academic departments at the end of this ...



RBHS track re-opens to public as work wraps up  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

When students return to class next week at Riverside-Brookfield High School, they will notice some changes. Five new tennis courts, a new parking lot and an ...



Man found not guilty of lewd act at Riverside Brookfield High School declared 'sexually dangerous'  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – A man who had been accused of a lewd act during a December 2012 Riverside Brookfield High School boys swim meet has been declared ...



Bulldogs bid McCloskey fond farewell | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The consensus is Tom McCloskey deserved better. The longtime Riverside-Brookfield High School boys basketball coach retired after the team's last game in ...



After second student death, GWMS gathers to listen, grieve  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The George Washington Middle School community is still reeling after a seventh-grader died by suicide in a locked bathroom stall at the Lyons school last week.



Vulgar Senior Prank Causes Thousands of Dollars in Damage  NBC Chicago

A homecoming senior prank involving chickens, male genitalia and expanding foam caused thousands of dollars in damage to a high school in Chicago's ...



Pitch perfect sendoff for D96 music teacher | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

As an avid bicycle rider Patricia "Patty" Gill has done a lot of long rides. Thirty years ago, she rode a bike across the country from Seattle to Bar Harbor, Maine.



Chicago-Area Schools Close, Delay Starts Due to Winter Weather  NBC Chicago

Several schools in the Chicago area announced closings or delayed start times on Monday amid snowfall and a Winter Weather Advisory across the region.



VIP names slate in North Riverside trustee race  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The VIP Party, which has controlled the North Riverside Village Board for a generation, has chosen its slate of trustee candidates for the 2019 consolidated ...



Baker out as District 103 superintendent | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Superintendent Carol Baker is leaving Lyons-Brookfield School District 103 after two controversial years at the helm of the politically divided district.



Cancer risk from emissions cause for concern | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Some area residents are especially concerned about the risk of cancer caused by exposure to a gas called ethylene oxide that is emitted from a facility in ...



Two former Mater Christi priests named as abusers  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Two priests who in the 1970s and 1980s were assigned to Mater Christi Parish in North Riverside were among the nearly 400 Catholic clergy in Illinois identified ...



RB Boutique makes prom dreams come true  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – It was a second successful year for the RB Boutique organized by the Riverside Brookfield High School PTO to make prom attire and dressy ...



Riverside foundation gets back to its healthcare roots  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A well-endowed but previously under-the-radar foundation based in Riverside has a new name, new leadership and a new focus.



Riverside teen charged with robbing classmate | Dec. 29, 2017-Jan. 7  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A 15-year-old Riverside boy faces felony robbery charges after allegedly stealing $150 from a schoolmate during what was supposed to be the sale of a used ...



Former Riverside Brookfield student's memory to be honored with tree planting Wednesday  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – Every parent lives in fear of the call. Michelle and Kevin Brannick of Riverside got a call Jan. 17 when authorities reported to them their ...



Riverside Brookfield stadium to be named after former Chicago mayor  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – Welcome to Riverside Brookfield High School's Kennelly Athletic Complex. District 208 officials have accepted an offer from the family of a former ...



Riverside set to ink red-light camera agreement  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside trustees on Sept. 6 voted 4 to 2 to have the village's attorneys negotiate a contract with the red-light camera vendor SafeSpeed LLC and to prepare an ...



Villages prepare for a festive Fourth | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

If you're looking for fun ways to celebrate the Fourth of July next week, all three villages in Landmark Land have you covered.



Bicyclist hit by car on First Ave. escapes serious injury  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside's police chief said a 16-year-old bicyclist who was struck by a car as he crossed First Avenue at Forest Avenue against a red light on April 26 was lucky ...



Scouting the Metro Suburban Conference  Chicago Daily Herald

By David Oberhelman. doberhelman@dailyherald.com. Be the first to Know! Get Sports headlines in your inbox daily. EmailRequired. Sign Me Up. by signing up ...



Riverside floodwall back on the radar | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A $7.16 million flood prevention project for the village of Riverside could break ground by 2020 now that the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District of Greater ...



Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards Will Be Held May 6  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago is delighted to announce that the eighth annual Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards (IHSMTA) will be held at the Broadway ...



RBHS chief inducted into Nazareths's athletic hall of fame  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside-Brookfield High School Superintendent Kevin Skinkis was honored by his high school alma mater in January, when Nazareth Academy in LaGrange ...



RB principal says senior prank tradition likely over after vandalism  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – An more than 20-year tradition at Riverside Brookfield High School has likely to come to an end. The so-called senior prank, where students come ...



Riverside edging toward red-light cameras | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

It may be up to a year before they make their appearance in Riverside, but red-light cameras appear to be on the way, with a majority of village trustees ...



MaxPreps/AVCA Players of the Week for May 12, 2019  MaxPreps

MaxPreps News - MaxPreps and the American Volleyball Coaches Association (AVCA) will team up again each week throughout the Spring season to select ...



Hundreds of Chicago-Area Schools Close Due to Snowstorm  NBC Chicago

With heavy snow falling across the Chicago area, a slew of suburban school districts announced that they will cancel classes on Monday.



Zeman out as athletic director | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Love him or hate him, people have strong opinions about Riverside-Brookfield High School Athletic Director Otto Zeman.



Riverside to host Memorial Day program | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The village of Riverside will host its annual Memorial Day program on Monday, May 28 at 10 a.m. at the St. Mary Parish Center, 97 Herrick Road.



Cops: High school student punched staff, struck officer  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A 17-year-old Riverside-Brookfield High School student remains in custody at the Cook County Juvenile Detention Center in Chicago after he allegedly punched ...



The gift of music | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Last month Mark and Robin Benoy donated a cello to L.J. Hauser Junior High School. But it was not just any cello. It was the cello that their son, Beau, played.



New director in place at North Riverside Library  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Hoping to stop what's been a revolving door to the director's office during the past three and a half years, the North Riverside Public Library district Board of ...



Dan Hull, 75, beloved cop, businessman and coach | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Daniel D. Hull, the retired Brookfield police officer, saloon keeper and Little League Softball World Series-winning manager known around town as "Handsome ...



Man shot and killed in Brookfield  Chicago Tribune

A 33-year-old man was shot to death in west suburban Brookfield while sitting in a vehicle Wednesday afternoon, according to police.



Snapshot: RB Homecoming king and queen crowned  Suburban Life Publications

Riverside Brookfield High School Homecoming Queen Kate Kosner (left) and Homecoming King Josh Silvie take a walk at Friday's night Homecoming ...



No serious injuries in First Avenue rollover crash  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Two people were taken to Loyola University Medical Center with non-life threatening injuries after a rollover crash on First Avenue at Forest Avenue in Riverside ...



Broadway In Chicago Announces Nominees For Illinois High School Musical Theatre Awards  Broadway World

Broadway In Chicago announces the twenty-four students nominated for Best Actor and Best Actress, and nominees for Best Production presented by Guardian ...



Meet Rebecca Burke, an RB student who helped design Riverside police officers' new patch  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE - In September, the Riverside Police Department announced come the end of October, all Riverside police officers would sport a new police ...



One Riverside teen killed, three injured in Nevada crash  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A Riverside teenager was killed Saturday in a rollover car accident in Nevada. According to a press release issued by the Nevada Highway Patrol, Yeats ...



Cops: Riverside Man Slashed Ex-Wife’s Tires, Found With 74 Knives  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — A west suburban man who had 74 separate knives in his vehicle has been charged after he slashed his ex-wife's tires while she watched ...



Riverside board passes diversity resolution, barely | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Riverside Village Board on Sept. 21 voted to affirm the village is a place that supports diversity and inclusion. By the barest of margins.



Progressives gain momentum in Brookfield | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Shortly after Donald Trump was elected president on Nov. 8, 2016 a young, married couple in Washington, D.C., began thinking about ways to fight back.



Brookfield Little League christens 'Hull Field' | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Over the past few months, Ehlert Park Field No. 5 has undergone quite a transformation. The infield has been converted from grass to dirt, the dugouts painted ...



Brookfield to honor 'Handsome Hull' | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Officials will recognize longtime resident, former police officer, business owner and coach Dan Hull on Feb. 26 during a special ceremony to kick off that night's ...



Shedding light on a devastating diagnosis | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

At the age of 12, most kids are participating in sports, learning an instrument or spending hours with friends. Now, imagine as a 12-year-old, you couldn't be ...



High marks given to Westmont HS Principal Jack Baldermann year after controversial hire  Suburban Life Publications

WESTMONT – Westmont High School administrators and school board members are giving Principal Jack Baldermann high marks after his first year.



TV crew to shoot scene at Overholt Field in Brookfield  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Hollywood section of Brookfield has always claimed to be the original item, and so it's perhaps fitting that the West Coast edition of Hollywood will be coming ...



Developer pays over half-million for Kevil's site  Forest Park Review

Developer Carefree Development LLC has officially purchased the land for its five-story senior housing facility, according to property transfer records published ...



Brookfield's Bermann rolls up the hose | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Ed Bermann was always going to be a firefighter, and since 1975 he's been just that. But at the end of this month, Bermann will be walking away from the job he ...



Brookfield loses Chris Stach, village's 'greatest historian' | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Chris Stach, a beloved local figure who devoted himself to documenting, researching and preserving the history of Brookfield, died of natural causes at his home ...



Man who stalked ex-wife, slashed tires sentenced | Police reports, Nov. 17-26  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A man who stalked his ex-wife to a softball tournament at Riverside-Brookfield High School in May and then slashed the tires of her car has been sentenced to ...



Coffee shop opens in Brookfield train station | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

After a 14-year run at 8836 Brookfield Ave., Loca Mocha Café has packed up and moved about 100 feet south.



RB Principal Pamela Bylsma leaving for new position in Hinsdale  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – The Hinsdale District 86 Board of Education named Pam Bylsma assistant superintendent for academics at its Feb. 13 meeting.



Video gaming vote is likely a first for Illinois  Forest Park Review

Whether residents vote for or against video gambling in Forest Park on Nov. 6, the village has already made history: Forest Park is likely the first municipality in ...



Former RBHS board president agrees to plea deal | Police reports, April 11-17, 2016  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A former president of the Riverside-Brookfield High School Board of Education received two years' probation and will serve 100 hours of community *service* after ...



Comcast NBCUniversal Awards nearly $175K in Scholarships to High School Seniors  NBC Chicago

Comcast announced that it has awarded $1000 “Leaders and Achievers Scholarships” to 174 graduating high school seniors in its Greater Chicago Region ...



Entertainment options abound in DuPage and Cook  Kane County Chronicle

APRIL 5. WOMEN'S CHORALE CONCERT: 7:30 p.m., College Church, 332 E. Seminary Ave., Wheaton. Cost: $10 for adults, $5 for seniors, free for all students.



North Riverside Toys R Us spared closure | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Toys R Us, the international toy retail chain on Jan. 23 announced plans to shutter about 180, or roughly 20 percent, of its locations in the United States in a filing ...



Hauser school teacher out after grabbing student's arm  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A teacher who has worked at L.J. Hauser junior High School since 1976 is retiring a year earlier than she planned as a result of being written up for grabbing a ...



Made Men Basketball AAU Tryouts | Articles | News | OakPark.com  Wednesday Journal

MADE MEN is the official AAU/grassroots basketball club of NBA player Iman Shumpert (Cleveland Cavaliers). Additional programs include camps, clinics and ...



Des Plaines River at Riverside reaches record level Thursday  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

From Village of Brookfield - The Village has contacted our waste and recycling vendor Groot. Residents can put out water damaged items for pick-up free of ...



Teen Hospitalized After Abusing Cough Medicine Pills Prompts Police to Investigate a Dangerous Trend  Patch.com

Teen Hospitalized for Cough Medicine Abuse - La Grange, IL - "For those parents who think that the Riverside Police Department should not be releasing such ...



Former North Riverside police chief found dead | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Funeral arrangements for former North Riverside Police Chief Anthony Garvey have been set. Visitation will be Friday, June 14 from 3 to 8 p.m. and on Saturday, ...



RB parking lot plan irks Hollywood neighbors  Suburban Life Publications

BROOKFIELD – Riverside Brookfield High School's proposal to build a 90-space parking lot and new tennis courts has resulted in a block of opposition from the ...



Roy Overholt touched lives on and off field  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Nancy Nobile described her father, Roy Overholt, 89, who died on Sunday, as a local celebrity around Brookfield. In the impressionable eyes of countless Little ...



Holiday Entertainment Guide — Nutcrackers, Scrooges and carolers abound  Chicago Sun-Times

Here it is: our big, bold guide to the holiday season's entertainment throughout the Chicago area. From theater and dance to concerts and outdoor fun (and even ...



Police officer named in fatal shooting suit | Articles | News  Forest Park Review

The sister of a 26-year-old Glendale Heights man, fatally shot by a Forest Park police officer, amended her lawsuit against Officer Daniel Miller and the village of ...



La Grange Park Scout leader honored for 44 years of service  Suburban Life Publications

LA GRANGE PARK – Give Dale Machacek a tent and he's ready to go, just like he has been for the past six decades.



Nowhere to go, but down | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

William Luttrell attended Riverside-Brookfield High School for just four days at the start of the school year.



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