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And the Winner of the 2016 Paint the Plugs Contest is…

And the WINNER of the Paint the Plugs contest is…CHICAGO BULLS! Congrats to the artists behind the design: Francelia Celis, Daniela Ortega and Juan Valdez. The team transformed this hydrant at Harlem Ave & Roosevelt Rd into the iconic mascot of the Chicago Bulls sporting Michael Jordan’s number 23. Thanks to Ald Nora Laureto, Berwyn Fire Chiefs, and Berwyn Firefighters Local 506 giftingmore »

A GUIDE TO BERWYN’S 2016 SUMMER & FALL FESTIVALS

Berwyn’s highly anticipated summer festivals carry the same traits as its people: diverse, ebullient, and fun. Whether you’re in the mood for live music featuring world-renowned artists, embarking on a one-and-a-half mile culinary trek down Cermak Road to sample savory bites from Italy to Mexico, or taking in awe-inspiring, cultural experiences, Berwyn’s 2016 festival lineup promises a scene of boundlessmore »

FitzGerald’s American Music Festival on WBEZ’s Morning Shift

For a legendary festival experience this summer, look no further than the American Music Festival at Berwyn’s legendary FitzGerald’s Nightclub on The Veltway‘s bustling music row. Now in its 35th year, the roots music club brings together artists of just about every brand of American music from zydeco and country to soul, jazz and funk; not to mention good ol’ rockmore »

CBS2Chicago Highlights Berwyn’s billboards on evening news

In case you missed it, CBS2Chicago visited Berwyn last Mon, June 20 to learn more about our marketing campaign, which is best known for billboards around the City of Chicago and on CTA platforms. Marissa Bailey interviewed Mayor Robert Lovero and resident Scott Lennon to find out why we are‪ #‎NothingLikeASuburb‬. She found that we have all of the qualities of amore »

17 Tips for the Ultimate Bike Ride Around Berwyn

Did you know that cycling makes you smarter and happier? June is the perfect month to bring out the two-wheeler that’s been collecting dust over the course of Chicago’s long and dreary winter. Going out for a ride under the sun will do wonders for you, physically. But the benefits don’t stop there. Studies now show how cycling clearly hasmore »

A NEW ARTS VENUE OPENS IN BERWYN’S DEPOT DISTRICT

The Outta Space, located at 6840 32nd St, celebrated a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on June 21. The Outta Space is a multi-faceted arts venue that offers classes, workshops and communal art studio space to artists and the community at large. Every week, Thursday through Saturday OUTTA features livemore »

HOUSE OF SLOTS OPENED IN BERWYN’S DEPOT DISTRICT

House of Slots, located at 6823 Stanley Ave, celebrated a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on June 16. House of Slots is a gaming café offering slot machines, snacks and beverages. For details on House of Slots ribbon cutting, call the BDC at 708-788-8100. About the Berwyn Development Corporation Themore »

City of Berwyn’s LGBTQ community WILL HOLD ORLANDO VIGIL ON FRIDAY NIGHT

The City of Berwyn proudly embraces all of its citizenry. In the wake of the mass shooting in Orlando last weekend, the Berwyn LGBTQ community, led by 3rd Ward Alderman Marge Paul, has organized a vigil for the victims of this senseless hate crime. Scheduled to be held at 8:00PM this Fri, Jun 17 at Berwyn’s Serenity Park (6647 Wmore »

Artists return to Roosevelt Road for second phase of “plugs” beautification project

Vote Now! This May, Berwyn’s 8th Ward Alderman Nora Laureto continued her unique beautification project along the Roosevelt Road business corridor. Last October, ten fire hydrants – or “plugs” – were painted by teen artists from the non-profit agency Youth Crossroads, Inc. with help from Berwyn Arts & Music (BAM) organization. Round 2 once again brought together the energy of ourmore »