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Pup-Friendly Spots in Berwyn

Whether you’re running errands or want to have a fun day on the town, why not have your furry best friend by your side?! Here is your ultimate guide to pup-friendly places around beautiful Berwyn. 🙂 When you treat yourself, treat your pup! Your very good dog deserves a very good treat! Furry friends are sure to get a deliciousmore »

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: Quinessa “Q” Solomon of Always on Q

Meet Quinessa “Q” Solomon, Cabi Rep and Local Fashionista behind Always on Q Hometown: Chicago, IL Current Residence: Berwyn, IL All About Q: I was born Quinessa T. Solomon, but once you know me, you’ll just call me “Q.” I’m a mother of two—a 10-year-old daughter, Kaydence and an 8-month-old son, Kadé.  My lifetime partner and my children’s father, Kris, andmore »

Berwyn Free Library Initiative is in full swing!

The Berwyn Free Library Initiative was organized with the purpose of increasing access to books and literacy programs in Berwyn. Since April, Lead Organizer of the initiative Robert Pabon and crew have been working tirelessly to increase literacy throughout Berwyn by organizing a book drive and installing Berwyn’s first free libraries in the 5th ward. Their goal is to installmore »

Berwyn Gateway Plaza Phase II nears completion

 Construction is in the home stretch on Berwyn Gateway Plaza Phase II, as two more businesses are on track to open their doors soon, completing the second part of the development. City Barbeque and Mattress Firm are expected to open this summer, joining the retailers that have been open for several months. Phase II is at the northeast corner ofmore »

Kinslahger Brewery beer available at local stores

Kinslahger beer hit the shelves at select stores as of June 16, 2017. 16 oz cans of their Prohibition Pilsner & Chicago Common will be available for purchase. The list may seem short, but it will only continue to grow. If your favorite spot to pick up beer is not on the list, be sure to ask them to stock it formore »

WORLD’S LARGEST LAUNDROMAT TO HOLD READ-TO-RIDE AND WRITE-TO-RIDE SUMMER PROGRAMS

Berwyn’s very own World’s Largest Laundromat has been running a summer reading program Read-to-Ride since 2000 with Berwyn Public Library and Cicero Public Library. This year, they will also be running their Write-to-Ride program for its third year. The Read-to-Ride program encourages local youth between the ages of 6-15 to turn in a raffle ticket for each book read thismore »

Berwyn’s Own Captures 2016 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project Award

The City of Berwyn would like to congratulate its native daughter, Geralyn Hesslau Magrady for capturing the 2016 Soon to be Famous Illinois Author Project Award for her debut novel, “LINES—.” Set in Chicago in 1871, the historical novel takes place during the Great Chicago Fire and is based on a character that is dear to Hesslau Magrady in realmore »

New Grocer Brings Fresh Market to Berwyn’s East Side

Torres Fresh Market is a one-stop-shop with full service grocery, taquería and ice cream station Torres Fresh Market, located at 6227 W. 26th Street, is a full-service grocery store offering fresh produce, a meat department, fresh baked items and dry goods. Located at the northeast corner of 26th Street and Harvey Avenue, this is Torres Fresh Market’s fifth store. Inmore »

Big Hurt Brewhouse has its Official Grand Opening + Video!

On Saturday, Nov. 1, Frank Thomas’s flagship restaurant and sports bar, Big Hurt Brewhouse, opened its doors at 6801 W Cermak Rd in Berwyn, IL. The new destination restaurant is an adaptive reuse of the historic American State Bank building, which was vacant for over 30 years, and has transformed the space into a haven for Chicagoland beer enthusiasts andmore »