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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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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?



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 ...



Chicago Painting Contractor & Cleaning Service Owner, Andre Kazimierski, Awarded 2019 Regional 30 Under 40  MENAFN.COM

(MENAFN - Newswire.com LLC) WESTERN SPRINGS, Ill., April 14, 2019 (Newswire.com) - 3rd Gen Painting and Remodeling announces that the West ...



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 ...



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, ...



IC Catholic routs Riverside-Brookfield  Chicago Daily Herald

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



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.



Fresh start just what St. Francis ordered  Chicago Daily Herald

A new day, a new St. Francis football team. Restarting a game suspended due to lightning Friday, St. Francis on Saturday scored on three of its first four ...



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.



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 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 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 ...



Riverside seeks driver in First Ave. hit and run  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside police are enlisting the help of the public in identifying a vehicle involved in a hit-and-run at the intersection of First Avenue and Ridgewood Road, ...



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.



School closings  Suburban Life Publications

Glenbard School District 87 – All school buildings are closed.



'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.



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 ...



RBHS names honor rolls for Term 4 of 2017-18 | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The honor roll for Term 4 of the 2017-2018 school year at Riverside-Brookfield High School includes 991 students, or 61 percent of the student enrollment.



Scouting the Metro Suburban Conference  Chicago Daily Herald

By David Oberhelman. doberhelman@dailyherald.com. Metro Suburban Conference. Teams: MSC Blue Division: Aurora Central Catholic, Aurora Christian, ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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, ...



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 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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 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 ...



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 ...



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 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.



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.



Mother sues RBHS for death of her son at hoops tourney  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside-Brookfield High School has been sued by the mother of a high school basketball player who died last year after collapsing while playing in an AAU ...



RB ousts York in overtime  Chicago Daily Herald

Riverside-Brookfield defeated York in overtime in a Class 4A boys basketball regional semifinal at Curie in Chicago.



LTHS hires school resource officer for North Campus  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

In the wake of the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglass High School in Parkland, Florida, in February, Lyons Township High School and the village of ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



D96 students booted after residency hearing | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Three children from one family have been disenrolled from two schools in Riverside Elementary School 96 because they did not live in the district.



RBHS board fills out its administrative team | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The new administrative team at Riverside-Brookfield High School has been completed. On March 24, the District 208 school board voted unanimously to hire ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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.



Will power the key to Kincanon's success | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Will Kincanon is living the dream. After getting drafted by the Los Angeles Dodgers in the 29th round of last year's Major League Baseball Draft, the Riverside ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Girl Pushed To Ground In LTHS Bathroom By Male Student: School  La Grange, IL Patch

Student Attack Reported In Bathroom At LTHS - La Grange, IL - A report on the school website states a male student got out of a stall and grabbed the girl by the ...



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 ...



Flu outbreak shuts Komarek School for a week  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Komarek School officials ordered the North Riverside school shut for the remainder of the week after classes on Jan. 29, because of high absences due to the flu ...



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 ...



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 ...



RBHS names Term 4 honor students for 2016-17 | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Honor Roll for Term 4 of the 2016-2017 school year at Riverside-Brookfield High School includes 901 students, or 56 percent of the student enrollment.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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 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.



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 ...



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.



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 ...



When the Beach Boys played Brookfield | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

I never thought I would be mentioning the musical group the Beach Boys and the Brookfield Zoo in the same column or sentence, but there it is.



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Cops continue hunt for Brookfield man's killer | Articles | News | OakPark.com  Wednesday Journal

A full week after 33-year-old Michael Smith, who grew up in Oak Park, was gunned down while sitting in his car outside his Brookfield home, police are still ...



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

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



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 ...



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 ...



Photos Released Of Car Connected With Riverside Drive-By Shooting  Patch.com

Riverside Police Investigate Drive-By Shooting - La Grange, IL - Riverside Police have released photos of a vehicle wanted in connection with a drive-by ...



Cops: Man who said he drinks 12 beers a day is charged with DUI after crash  Chicago Tribune

A Lemont-area man who allegedly told police he drinks 12 beers each day was charged last week with drunken driving following a mid-afternoon crash in ...



New Burr Ridge administrator: We're here to provide services  Chicago Tribune

New Burr Ridge village administrator Doug Pollack plans to continue in the tradition of his predecessor.



The lesser-known champions | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

During the past school year, several Riverside-Brookfield High School athletes like Nick Callahan, Ryan Jackson, Kelsey Egger, Kiley Rusen and Vito DeRango ...



Riverside middle schooler makes film debut | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Riverside resident Joshua Brokopp made his motion picture debut - as 'Yellow Boy," the kid wearing a bright yellow shirt during an enthusiastic squirt gun fight ...



Riverside improv camp tests middle schoolers imaginations  Suburban Life Publications

RIVERSIDE – You kids think you're funny? Huh? Well, yes, they are. You don't get to play classy venues like Riverside Township Hall if you're not. Welcome to ...



Riverside Township residents honored for philanthropy | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Former North Riverside Mayor Richard Scheck and his wife, Judith, participated in UCP Seguin's "100 Stories of Philanthropy" event at the North Riverside ...



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 ...



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 ...



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