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MacNeal Hospital Partnering with PAV YMCA for Healthy Kids Day on Saturday, April 21

MacNeal Hospital will partner with the PAV YMCA on Saturday, April 21, for Healthy Kids Day, a day dedicated to keeping kids physically and mentally fit during the summer break. Healthy Kids Day, a free event celebrated at more than 1,500 Ys across the country, is designed to inspire children, parents, caregivers and the community to get active, make healthy decisions andmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Jamie Macchione of Flapjack Brewery

Meet James Macchione of Flapjack Brewery (6833 W Stanley Ave), est. 2013 Hometown: Berwyn Current Residence: Chicago All About Jamie: James Macchione was born in Berwyn and spent most of his life there. This is where his pizza obsession started; his parents, Emily and Bob, would make homemade pizza every week. He attended St. Leonard School in Berwyn and then wentmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Gloria Mitchell of The Children’s School

Hometown: Chicago, IL Current residence: Berwyn, IL All About Gloria: My name is Gloria and I’m an 8th grade teacher and the high school transition coordinator for The Children’s School, a private K-8 school in Berwyn. I grew up in Hyde Park, studied English at the University of Iowa, then spent the next couple of decades working as a writermore »

Czech Main-Stay Re-Opens on Cermak Road

Cermak Road staple Czech Plaza Restaurant has reopened their doors at 7016 W Cermak Rd. The 45-year-old restaurant boasts the same time honored menu featuring Czech specialties like Fruit Dumplings and Breaded Pork Tenderloin; they’ve also added a kid’s menu. Familiar faces will greet you, as previous Czech Plaza employees make up their new management team. A ribbon cutting wasmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Ruben Ruiz of Morton College

Meet Ruben Ruiz of Morton College (3801 S. Central Avenue, Cicero), est. 1924 Hometown: Oxnard, CA Current Residence: Summit, IL About Ruben: I’m Ruben Ruiz, born in Oxnard, California and raised in Chicago’s Little Village (I also lived in Cicero for a few years). I’m currently a proud resident of Summit, Illinois. My parents are from the state of Guanajuato,more »

Channel your inner interior designer in Berwyn

You’ve seen the styles of homes around Berwyn—now it’s time to see how unique they are on the inside! Take a look at how these Berwynners each took their piece of history and made it their own. If you are looking for ideas to elevate your home’s natural beauty, you don’t have to go beyond Berwyn to find everything youmore »

Hop into Easter Fun in Berwyn!

Easter weekend is here! Celebrate in town with family and friends—check out what’s going on in your neck of the woods 🙂 #HappyEaster Brunchin’ and more! Conga Cuban Cafe will begin hosting brunch, starting with Easter Sunday! Bring the family over between 9AM-3PM for a delicious holiday start. Autre Monde Café & Spirits will be open from 11AM-7PM on Easter.more »

Flapjack Brewery on Best Bar Podcast Ever

The Depot District’s beloved haunt, Flapjack Brewery, was recently highlighted on the Best Bar Podcast Ever. The podcast sat down with co-owner Paul Macchione to learn more about our hometown brewery. Give it the episode a listen below! #BuyBerwyn 

Find out what makes Berwyn the City of Homes

When you think houses in Berwyn, you immediately think “BUNGALOWS!” But there’s a reason why Berwyn is known as The City of Homes—it may surprise you just how much variety there is in Berwyn’s affordable housing stock. Whether you want to find interesting facts about your house or are currently looking for a new home, look no further! Victorians Youmore »