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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.



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.



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.



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?



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Big Week: February 27-March 6 | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Riverside-Brookfield High School Theater Department presents the Disney-inspired musical "Newsies" on Feb. 28, March 1 and March 2 at 7 p.m. and on ...



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, ...



Big Week: April 10-17 | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

νBrookfield Parks and Rec hosts a Bunny Brunch Bonanza on Saturday, April 13 from 10 a.m. to noon at the Brookfield Village Hall, 8820 Brookfield Ave.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 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 ...



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 ...



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.



RBHS robotics team scores a win | Blogs | Community  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

The Riverside-Brookfield High School Bionic Bulldogs robotics team, started this school year by parent, Adam Bowen and physics teacher Mark Schaedel, ...



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 ...



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.



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, ...



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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



Filec kids are RBHS' First Family | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

There are dynasties in politics. Nationally there are the Clintons and the Bushes. In Illinois we have the Madigans and the Daleys. And in Riverside-Brookfield ...



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 ...



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 ...



'Tolerance Week' at RBHS walks political tightrope | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

Last week was Tolerance Week at Riverside-Brookfield High School, and it spurred some lively discussion among members of the D208 Board of Education.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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 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 ...



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



Entertainment options abound in DuPage and Cook  Kane County Chronicle

APRIL 19. GREENMAN THEATRE TROUPE STAGING "MOON OVER BUFFALO" COMEDY: 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday through April 28, ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



IC Catholic cruises past Riverside-Brookfield  Chicago Daily Herald

IC Catholic Prep quarterback Luke Ricobene passed for 5 touchdowns and ran in another one in a key MSC Blue victory against visiting Riverside-Brookfield.



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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.



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 ...



Bartlett principal leaves U-46 to become superintendent  Chicago Daily Herald

Bartlett High School Principal Kevin Skinkis has been named the new superintendent at Riverside-Brookfield High School District 208. Skinkis, 34, was hired ...



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 ...



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 ...



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.



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

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



Decision to close school for bad weather not an easy one for superintendents  Suburban Life Publications

Careful consideration goes into decision to close schools.



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.



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 ...



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 ...



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

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



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.



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 ...



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 ...



Not guilty verdict for indicted coach | Articles | News  Riverside Brookfield Landmark

A North Riverside man who helped coach freshman wrestlers at Riverside-Brookfield High School last year did so while under indictment for a felony drug ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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 ...



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