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TASTE OF CERMAK ROAD ON BERWYN’S MAIN STREET OFFERS MIX OF SWEETS & SAVORIES

WHAT: 7th Annual Taste of Cermak Road presented by Mayor Robert J. Lovero WHEN: Thurs, July 26, 2018 from 5:00PM to 9:00PM WHERE: Various locations along Berwyn’s Cermak Road WHY: Pick up a pass to Berwyn’s Taste of Cermak Road presented by Mayor Robert J. Lovero on Thurs, July 26 from 5PM-9PM. Join us for this annual tradition and enjoy an eclectic mix of smallmore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Naomi Martinez, Monstrochika.

THIS IS NAOMI MARTINEZ. SHE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Naomi? I grew up in the Logan Square neighborhood of Chicago. My mother was always sewing outfits for us as kids and making crafts, and my dad was always “fixing” and building things around the house. So, I guess you can say its in my genes—beingmore »

Berwyn’s Best Seafood Title Goes to Lavergne’s Tavern for their Mexican Scallops

The Berwyn Development Corporation’s (BDC) Berwyn’s Best competition began in early June and was fixed on finding the best seafood. Eleven establishments with seafood on their regular menus competed to make it into the Top 5 of seafood-serving establishments. These five local haunts submitted their fan favorite seafood dishes for the second round of voting and now the vote is in! Themore »

West Suburban Special Recreation Association Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the West Suburban Special Recreation Association (WSSRA) Lekotek Therapeutic Toy Lending Library. The Lekotek Toy Lending program provides play materials that will enhance and encourage positive play experiences for children with disabilities and their siblings. The grant will help fund the addition of new highly specialized, adapted toys for themore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Kate FitzGerald of FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar

Meet Kate FitzGerald of FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar (6615 W Roosevelt Rd), est. 1980 Hometown: Oak Park, IL Current Residence: Oak Park, IL All About Kate: I grew up around the midwest, moved to Oak Park at age 8, majored in English in college and then got my Master’s in Medieval Lit from Marquette. I bounced around jobs mostly having tomore »

Berwyn mentioned in Chicago Tribune Article

In a recent article by the Chicago Tribune, writers Elvia Malagon and Tessa Weinberg investigate the population of millennials in the City of Chicago. You may notice a familiar City also cited! The City of Berwyn’s Integrated Marketing Campaign was noted for its appeal to younger generations—first time home buyers, in particular. Read the full story below! 

Get Out & Play in Berwyn this Summer!

Get out and play and wash all your worries away while you have fun in the sun! Berwyn offers plenty of activities that will get you outside and moving. What are you waiting for?! Outdoor Sports (Photo courtesy of Berwyn Park District) Berwyn Park District (3701 S Scoville Ave) Berwyn Park District has a ton of fun things to domore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Gail Lovero of Gone Travl’n Inc.

Meet Gail Lovero of Gone Travl’n Inc (6536 W Cermak Rd), est 2008 Hometown: Stickney, IL Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Gail: I’m Gail, hailing from Stickney, Illinois. Growing up, I attended local public schools, then college in Texas with overseas studies in Europe for Fashion. It seemed as if I had traveled everywhere but nothing was quite like home; after allmore »

Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS Team Up with Corazon Community Services to Heighten HIV Awareness in Berwyn

BERWYN, IL (June 2018) – Walgreens and Greater Than AIDS, a leading national public information response to the domestic HIV/AIDS epidemic, are working with 220 health departments, AIDS service organizations, and other community organizations to help provide free HIV testing and information at participating Walgreens stores in more than 180 cities, including Berwyn, on National HIV Testing Day on Wednesday, June 27,more »

Curbed Features Why Berwyn? Marketing Campaign in Article Linking Ads to Economic Development Success

Curbed recently highlighted the Why Berwyn? Integrated Marketing Campaign in an article linking subway advertisements to economic development success. Here’s a taste, courtesy of Patrick Sisson of Curbed: “The Berwyn campaign, which launched in 2007, pushes its affordable housing stock and transit connections to Chicago to “get on the map,” according to Amy Crowther, deputy executive director of the Berwyn Developmentmore »