Sunday, February 3, 2013
Along with blocs of regular city business, this week features farther-focused discussions on the makeup and marketing of Brookfield and the police chief's take on the future of officer recruitment.
There's a fairly full slate of city business on the calendar for early this week, including convenings of a couple of the panels that meet more rarely – one of them, only quarterly. The Economic Development Committee starts things off with its monthly meeting at 5 p.m. Monday at City Hall, with reports from the Greater Brookfield Chamber of Commerce, the Brookfield Convention and Visitor’s Bureau and the city's economic development coordinator’s presentation on the 2013 Work Plan. There will also be updates on the Brookfield Development Loan Fund, the Industrial Façade Improvement program and the city's marketing plan, a review 124th Street Corridor plans, and a discussion of city entrance signs. The quarterly meeting of the Police and …
Monday, January 28, 2013
A woman accused of shoplifting from a Walmart made a memorable statement as security officers stopped her.
If you think nothing interesting ever happens in the burbs, think again. Patch is highlighting some of the more unusual crime news from throughout southeastern Wisconsin in our feature, "OMG PD." Suddenly, the idea of a Walmart greeter seems awfully quaint. Instagram lets you share your photos with the world, a world which includes members of the law enforcement community. No, leave the 8-inch furry slippers on. One bar patron in Port Washington sure proved the bartender right. _____________________ The above items are from reports from local police departments. In all incidents where an arrest occurred, a charge is merely an accusation and not evidence of guilt. The arrested person is presumed innocent until proven guilty in a court of …
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Aldermen voted 9-4 to post signs prohibiting weapons at library, City Hall and elsewhere.
- Lisa Sink
Wednesday, November 2, 2011
With Brookfield Mayor Steve Ponto making a rare speech urging support for a weapons ban in city-owned buildings, aldermen voted 9-4 Tuesday to post signs prohibiting guns, knives and other weapons from municipal facilities. The adopted city resolution bans weapons from being carried openly or concealed into any municipal buildings, including City Hall, the Public Safety Building library and recycling center. The vote came the same day the state's concealed carry law went into effect, making Illinois the only state in the country that doesn't allow citizens to carry concealed firearms. But Wisconsin and other states have given public and private sectors the right to ban concealed weapons in their buildings — in Wisconsin, if they post signs…