Crews will flatten out bumps on I-94 at the Springdale, Brookfield and Moorland roads overpasses Wednesday night, causing rolling closures of the highway starting at 10 p.m.
The bumps worsened after the recent extreme cold weather, the Wisconsin Department of Transportation said in a release. Work will start at the westbound lanes of I-94 at Moorland Road, and all locations will be completed by 4 a.m.
Delays are expected in the area, and the State Patrol will be assisting with the closures.
Laura Pulsifer said her biggest hope for the "It's Not My Kid, Or Is It?" anti-drug presentation Jan. 22 was that there would be a sellout crowd for her son Luke, who passed away after a heroin overdose in June.
Shoulder to shoulder on stage with a slew of public officials and others who had been affected by heroin addiction, her hope was realized at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts that night, when more than 600 people came to learn about the drug.
Cars streamed into the parking lot, using the sides of the road as parking spaces when they ran out of marked spots. People young and old filled the balconies and stood in the aisles.
"You're taking the first step just by being here," Lee Pulsifer, Luke's dad, told the audience.
Aiming at prevention» Read Full Article
The Brookfield Square Old Navy store and Kirlin's Hallmark, both located in the Boston Store wing of the mall, have closed.
Old Navy chose not to renew its lease because it plans to open a new store in The Mayfair Collection retail development in Wauwatosa, said Brookfield Square general manager Scott Oleson.
The first phase of The Mayfair Collection is scheduled to open this spring at Highway 45 and W. Burleigh St.
"We will be relocating Charlotte Russe to part of the Old Navy space and are working a few other deals," Oleson said.
He said Brookfield Square is close to a deal with another retailer for the Hallmark space.» Read Full Article
With extreme wind chills heading to southeastern Wisconsin once again early next week, superintendents will evaluate whether it's too cold for school.
Waukesha Superintendent Todd Gray said Friday that superintendents across Waukesha County will hold a conference call late Sunday afternoon to decide if they will close their schools on Monday.
Gray said they'll discuss their options at that time but they might not have a decision until very early Monday morning.
"Right now Monday's forecast at 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. would not necessarily cause us to close," Gray said. "That could change over the weekend."
Gray said a wind chill warning of minus 35 would close the schools but depending on conditions the districts may even consider closing with slightly less wind chills if there are strong wind gusts.» Read Full Article
Crews have cleared a disabled vehicle that had blocked the two right lanes of eastbound Interstate 94 at Brookfield Road for about 40 minutes.
Presented with plans to add nine stores to the exterior of Brookfield Square Mall, aldermen Scott Berg and Chris Blackburn brought up concerns about the nature of the proposed 70,000-square-foot expansion at a public hearing related to the project Tuesday.
No members of the public spoke at the hearing, which was meant to discuss whether to change zoning in the proposed expansion areas to allow buildings to be closer together and taller than in other parts of the city, said city Director of Community Development Dan Ertl. The city has made such allowances for previous expansions to the mall.
Blackburn said he thought in order to be granted these exceptions, the expansion should be to the interior of the mall, rather than an addition of stores to the exterior, where they will be adjacent to Brookfield Square but not actually connect to it.
"You can put these same nine stores on a number of properties," Blackburn said. "If there's a plan for this mall, it should be expanding the interior mall. Otherwise, I'm hard-pressed to see why this is special."
But Craig Wasserman, executive vice president of KA Inc. Architecture, said an expansion to the interior, such as a second floor, wouldn't be as profitable or visually appealing. There is a trend now for malls to have a balance between connected stores and exterior ones.» Read Full Article
The City of Brookfield Department of Parks, Recreation and Forestry offers youth baseball, softball and T-ball leagues for children in 4-year-old kindergarten to eighth grade.
Online registration begins at 8 a.m. Feb. 10 and continues through 5 p.m. March 14. Go to the city's website, ci.brookfield.wi.us, and follow the links for the recreation department.
In-person registration will be conducted simultaneously with online registration on a first-come, first-served basis from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday in the department office at City Hall, 2000 N. Calhoun Road. Mail-in and drop-off registration will be processed randomly the next day.
T-ball and machine pitch leagues will play an eight-game schedule over an eight-week period.
All other leagues will play a 10-game schedule over a 10-week period, June 2 to Aug. 8.» Read Full Article
Brookfield Central boys basketball team was able to snap Germantown's 69-game win streak last night.
Relive the run up to the game and more in the MyCommunityNOW social media story.
The Germantown boys' basketball team's 69-game winning streak began with Brookfield Central at the beginning of the 2011-12 season and tonight, in a most fitting fashion, it ended with Central in a much-hyped mid-campaign battle royale.
The two-time state champions were out-muscled, out-hustled and were done in by a team that held it's composure down the stretch, as the Lancers outscored the Warhawks, 18-5, over the last 3:22 en route to a streak-busting, 68-58, homecourt victory.
"We looked it up, we were win number one for them and here we are at 69," said a happy Lancer coach Mark Adams. "Someone then told me, 'Hey, it's karma,' I don't know if I believe in that, but I'm really happy for the kids. They've worked hard and earned the right to be in a game like this and I'm very happy with the way they handled it."
The Lancers, now 12-0 on the season, entered the game ranked number two in the state while the Warhawks (now 13-1) entered at number one in state polls, a position they've held since that 2011-2012 season.
They had not tasted defeat since a controversial WIAA Super-Sectional defeat to Appleton East in March 2011. In-between there have been two WIAA state titles, a lot of victories and several well-hyped "Games of the Century."» Read Full Article
A Milwaukee man was arrested for disorderly conduct after he urinated on a building and then kicked staff members at jail Dec. 28.
According to the Town of Brookfield police report:
A Milwaukee man was at George Webb, 19555 W. Bluemound Road, about 1:30 a.m. Dec. 28 and he urinated on the building and "inadvertently splashed urine" on people who walked by.
En route to Waukesha County Jail, the man kicked the front seat and yelled, "You're making this weird, take me home."
At the jail, the man stopped walking and lied on the ground, refusing to move. An officer escorted him inside to a bench, where he again moved to lie on the floor and kicked staff who tried to make him sit on the bench.» Read Full Article
Town of Brookfield residents will have an opportunity to weigh in on the town's funding contribution to the Corners development at a public hearing Jan. 29.
According to the project plan submitted to the town's Community Development Authority on Tuesday, the town would pay $34.3 million up front by issuing bonds to fund public improvements for the open-air shopping development planned by Marcus Corp. for Interstate 94 and Bluemound Road. The debt will be repaid with taxes collected on the added value as the project develops.
The city could pay an additional $12.08 million for improvements only if it receives more tax value from the project than projected.
To move forward, this public funding plan must be approved by the CDA after the public hearing, the Town Board on Feb. 18 and the Joint Review Board 10 to 30 days after that. Bonds could be issued as early as June.
In order to approve its funding, the town must find that the project would not be able to move forward without its contribution — or at least not as quickly as it would like it to. The idea is that by aiding the development, the town will make back more money in tax revenue than it is paying up front.» Read Full Article
One of Homestead boys basketball coach Kevin McKenna's assistants told him at one point during the Highlanders 83-43 nonconference rout of Brookfield East this afternoon that the team may be guilty of a little "oversharing" when it comes to making the extra pass on offense.
But with five players in double figures, a record that is now 10-0 and a ninth-place ranking in state polls, McKenna is not about to complain.
"I actually liked it, in fact, I'll take it," said McKenna, whose surprising team continues to make waves in the state. "We were a little sloppy on the boards, but that gives us something to work on as we head into this week."
And what a week it is for the Highlanders. They will host Milwaukee Lutheran in a North Shore Conference tilt on Tuesday (if the weather holds) and then will have arguably their most important game in years, when they visit the empire that is top-ranked in state, two-time WIAA state champion and border rival Germantown (12-0) on Friday at 7:30 p.m.
The Warhawks are as formidable as they've ever been and proved it again tonight with an 87-44 road demolition of Madison LaFollette that ran their state record boys winning streak to 68 games.» Read Full Article
The Elmbrook School District announced that all public schools will be closed Monday due to expected weather conditions, Superintendent Mark Hansen said.
Elmbrook is just one of several school districts across the Milwaukee area that has chosen to cancel class on Monday because of concerns regarding a wind chill warning issued by the National Weather Service.
According to www.weather.com, the expected high on Monday will be approximately 13 degrees below zero.
"We have started to notify parents and staff through our phone notification system," Hansen said.
2013 was a big year in suburban sports.
Germantown boys basketball, Muskego boys soccer, Menomonee Falls girls volleyball, New Berlin West boys baseball, Shorewood and Brookfield East boys track and field and Franklin/Muskego/Oak Creek/Whitnall gymnastics teams all won state titles.
From football and basketball to wrestling, track and swimming, NOW Newspapers and MyCommunityNOW covered many meets, games and invites.
And you can find photos from those events and more in our 2013 Suburban Sports Photos of the Year gallery.