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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 ...



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.



RBHS to search for new principal | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside-Brookfield High School will have a new principal next fall. On July 1 Principal Kristin Smetana will move up to a newly created assistant ...



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 ...



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?



FOOTBALL: Irish pound Riverside-Brookfield, eye IC Catholic  Kankakee Daily Journal

Ahead of its clash with IC Catholic, Bishop McNamara put forth its highest scoring game of the season on Friday.



IC Catholic routs Riverside-Brookfield  Chicago Daily Herald

IC Catholic Prep defeated Riverside-Brookfield in a Metro Suburban Conference Blue Division football game.



RBHS musicians advance to all-district contest | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Twenty-two Riverside-Brookfield High School musicians received district honors at the Illinois High School Music Education Association contest on Oct. 2 at ...



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, ...



High School Goes ‘All In’ To Surprise Student With Rare Genetic Disorder  CBS Chicago

CHICAGO (CBS) — “All In For Ethan;” it's the message Riverside Brookfield High School students and staff showed to a special student on Friday. A police ...



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.



Bulldogs, Lions dominate cross-country regionals | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The boys and girls Riverside-Brookfield High School cross country teams swept their own IHSA Class 2 regionals at Sundown Meadows in LaGrange on Oct. 20.



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 ...



Riverside Brookfield HS Students Stage Walkout Over Teacher’s Firing  CBS Chicago

(CBS) — Students learned a life lesson Wednesday in standing up for a cause they believe in. CBS 2's Sandra Torres reports. For three hours, hundreds of ...



Teen Bicyclist Hit By Car In Riverside: Cops  La Grange, IL Patch

Teen Hit By Car While Crossing Street On Bike - La Grange, IL - A 16-year-old bicyclist was hit by a car while crossing First Avenue near Riverside Brookfield ...



Growing up Brookfield | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

But being the good sport she is, Phillips will be riding in an open-top, 19th-century carriage drawn by a horse in today's Fourth of July parade, a symbol of the ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



RBHS freshman 'OK' after spinal surgery | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Fourteen-year-old Riverside resident Ethan Tkalec is doing pretty well a week after major back surgery.



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.



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.



'Severely disoriented' woman, 84, crashes vehicle inside Brookfield Zoo  WLS-TV

A "severely disoriented" 84-year-old woman crashed her vehicle Thursday evening inside west suburban Brookfield Zoo, according to Riverside police.



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 ...



RBHS teacher to sit out second straight year  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

With school starting at Riverside Brookfield High School this week, one familiar face will be missing for the second straight year.



RBHS taps Curtin as athletic director | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

When it came time to hire a new athletic director, officially known as the assistant principal for athletics, Riverside-Brookfield High School officials decided to turn ...



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, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



RBHS names Term 2 honor roll students for 2017-18 | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The honor roll for Term 2 of the 2017-18 school year at Riverside-Brookfield High School includes 1021 students, or 62 percent of the student enrollment.



RBHS 'unranked' on U.S. News best schools list  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

For reasons that are not entirely clear, Riverside-Brookfield High School has fallen precipitously in the latest Best High Schools rankings published by the ...



Riverside concert by Lyric Opera chapter to feature madrigal singers  Suburban Life Publications

"Carols and Cookies with the Madrigal Singers" will begin at 7 p.m. Dec. 11 at Riverside Ascension Lutheran Church.



RBHS' first black homecoming queen: 'It means a lot'  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Barely more than a month after racist graffiti was found in a girl's bathroom at Riverside Brookfield High School for the second time in less than a year RBHS ...



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 ...



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 ...



Hauser teachers raise $4,200, take Polar Plunge | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Eight teachers at Hauser Junior High School in Riverside braved the cold on March 4 by jumping into Lake Michigan during the 2018 Polar Plunge for Special ...



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 ...



Big Week: November 21-28 | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Christmas in Chicago The Brookfield Public Library, 3609 Grand Blvd., invites you to relive the days when State Street was king at Christmas and crowds with ...



Man Arrested For Driving 59 MPH Over The Limit: Riverside Cops  La Grange, IL Patch

Chicago Man Arrested For Aggravated Speeding - La Grange, IL - An officer was patrolling near Riverside Brookfield High School when they clocked a car going ...



Riverside-Brookfield High School names honor roll students for Term 2 of 2015-16  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The honor roll for Term 2 of the 2015-16 school year at Riverside-Brookfield High School includes 923 students, or 56 percent of the student enrollment.



FOOTBALL: Irish lose heartbreaker to IC Catholic  Kankakee Daily Journal

Bishop McNamara had IC Catholic right where it wanted until the Knights got a gift from the football Gods.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Drunken driver crashes near suburban high school: police  Fox 32 Chicago

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) - A driver who crashed their vehicle Sunday near Riverside Brookfield High School in the western suburbs was charged with ...



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 ...



RBHS wrestling maintains winning ways | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Taking over the Riverside-Brookfield High School varsity wrestling team last season, Nick Curby was afforded the luxury of an experienced roster.



RBHS talks up Brookfield's Very Own | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Wendy Snyder has always been a talker. When she was in kindergarten at Hollywood School in 1968, she was constantly being sent to the quiet chair for taking ...



Local GOP candidate sits back as election approaches  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside resident Mark Lorch, a Republican making his first try for elective office running against Jesus "Chuy" Garcia in the overwhelmingly Democratic and ...



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 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 ...



RBHS softball notebook | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Although the Riverside-Brookfield High School softball team has a 4-9 record, the Bulldogs are optimistic about the rest of the season for several reasons.



Driver Two Times Over Legal Limit Arrested In Riverside: Cops  Patch.com

Driver Told Police He Was The Designated Driver - La Grange, IL - Riverside Police arrested a drunk driver early Monday morning who told police he was the ...



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 ...



Brookfield bids 'Santa' adieu | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Come December, LeRoy LeGros transformed into the ultimate celebrity, someone countless kids in Brookfield looked forward to seeing every single year.



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 ...



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.



RBHS high on newspaper, magazine ranking lists | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Once again Riverside-Brookfield High School placed very highly in the annual rankings of high schools by the Washington Post and U.S. News and World ...



RBHS lunchroom supervisor a fundraising powerhouse | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A retired commodities trader who now works a couple hours a day as a lunchroom supervisor at RBHS organized a golf outing that raised $6900 for the RBHS ...



RBHS boys tennis faces tougher teams | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Riverside-Brookfield High School boys tennis team finished third in the Metro Suburban Conference en route to a 13-13 record overall. In the short view, the ...



Football Roundup: Roadrunners maul Marian Central | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Nazareth Academy football team remained on a roll with a 42-7 win over host Marian Central Catholic on Friday, Sept. 7.



Bulldogs ready to restore winning ways | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The more things change the more they stay the same. That's at least the hope of first-year Riverside-Brookfield High School boys basketball coach Mike ...



RB's maestro built music program | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

When Kevin McOlgan walked in the door at Riverside Brookfield High School in 1994, the school orchestra was down to only two members, a violinist and a ...



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 ...



Gruber flying high in gymnastics | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

When Amanda Gruber was 3 years old, her mom, DeAnn, put her in ballet class. That activity wasn't enough, however, for Amanda. Soon after, she joined the ...



Images: Glenbard South vs. Riverside-Brookfield, girls basketball  Chicago Daily Herald

Glenbard South played Riverside-Brookfield in girls basketball action on Tuesday.



Early exit for RBHS teacher not rehired | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

It appears that Jill Musil has taught her last class at Riverside-Brookfield High School. Musil, a fourth-year social studies teacher, has been on medical leave ...



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.



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 ...



Man sold pot to high school kids from his basement window, cops say  Chicago Tribune

A 22-year-old man who police said sold marijuana to high school students from his Brookfield basement window was arrested Friday and charged.



RBHS chooses Plainfield East's Curby as new wrestling coach  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

On April 26, the Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208 Board of Education voted to hire Nicholas Curby, a math teacher and the wrestling coach at ...



Riverside Police Chief Asks Department To Read Parkland Shooting Report  WBBM NewsRadio

A west suburban police chief has ordered everyone in his department to read a lengthy report on the Parkland, Florida school massacre last year.



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 ...



Riverside Police Distribute Survival Kits For Homeless  Patch.com

Police Will Hand Out Survival Kits On Patrol - La Grange, IL - Riverside Police partnered with the Riverside Brookfield High School PTO to hand out kits to the ...



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.



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.



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

Lizzie Mooney is one of 1 million Americans afflicted by myalgic encephalomyelitis.



Former Riverside pastor honored for decades of service  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Rev. Paul Landahl, longtime resident of Riverside and former pastor of Ascension Lutheran Church in Riverside, received the 2016 Confessor of Christ ...



Man With History Of Sex-Related Crimes Arrested At Boys’ Swim Meet  CBS2 Chicago

RIVERSIDE (STMW) — A Rockford man with several prior arrests, including being booked for sex acts at a west suburban fitness center, a high school in ...



Two of a kind | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Four years ago I called Riverside-Brookfield High School girls basketball coach Dallas Till to talk Bulldogs basketball for our annual basketball preview issue.



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 ...



ABC7 Eyewitness News Salutes: Joshua Sylvie  WLS-TV

Joshua Sylvie, who was born with Down syndrome, was recently voted homecoming king for Riverside Brookfield High School.



RBHS boys soccer steps up in class | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside-Brookfield High School boys soccer coach Danny Makaric likes to test his players early with a challenging non-conference schedule. Moving from the ...



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 ...



Curtin, RBHS football staff host Bulldog Youth QB-WR Academy  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside-Brookfield High School football head coach Brendan Curtin and the RBHS football staff present a top-level training and instructional camp geared ...



First Avenue Bike Path Finally Becoming a Reality  Suburban Life Publications

There has been talk about constructing a path along First Avenue from Riverside-Brookfield High School to 26th Street in North Riverside to provide a safe route ...



Consider the rug cut | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Riverside Dancing Club has been around for 68 years, but many people don't know anything about it.



Novak honored by American Red Cross | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Mary Novak, a former Riverside resident and the daughter of Marjorie Novak and the late Dr. Bob Novak, was recently honored by the American Red Cross.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Riverside prosecutor appointed Cook County judge | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A longtime Riverside resident will soon be donning a judicial robe. On May 9, the Illinois Supreme court announced that David Navarro has been appointed a ...



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