Berwyn Area 2021 Community Resource Guide

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Berwyn Area MAGAZINE

2021 COMMUNITY RESOURCE GUIDE

LOCAL POINTS OF INTEREST PAGES 22-23

RESOURCES FOR KIDS PAGES 38-41

SHOP IN BERWYN

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Now in its 6th year, I am pleased to share our annual Community Resource Guide, a publication that provides our community, neighbors, and prospective residents a glimpse into what makes Berwyn Nothing Like a Suburb. This past year presented challenges unlike any we have faced in recent memory. But the last year also showed Berwyn for its true character: tough, dynamic, innovative, and caring. As vaccinations continue to roll out and the pandemic recedes, we encourage you – as you are willing, comfortable, and able – to get out and explore some of the many assets Berwyn has to offer.

Andy Sotiropoulos BDC Board President

Within 4.4 square miles reside almost 56,000 residents, making Berwyn the densest township in Illinois. This creates an opportunity for residents and visitors alike to explore our community. With access to public transit and a high walkability score (73, or Very Walkable, according to Walk Score) Berwyn is easily accessible to all.

With the health and safety of our residents in mind, we made the tough decision to cancel last year’s signature events. However, given the progress made towards inoculating Berwynites, we are pleased to announce the return of Berwyn’s events season for 2021! Please keep in mind that our calendar is tentative, and we will pay close attention to guidance from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) and the US Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For a full list of events, tickets, health and safety measures, and sponsorship opportunities, please visit Berwyn.net/events. Our businesses continue to survive and thrive in large part because of you! It is important—now more than ever—to recognize these champions and celebrate all they do for our community. That said, the BDC, the events season, and Berwyn’s business community would not exist without your continued support. In the coming year, we encourage everyone to shop local, help their neighbors, and continue building Berwyn together. As the President of the BDC, I can truly say I’m excited for the many opportunities that lie ahead. Respectfully, Andy Sotiropoulos President, BDC Board of Directors

Division Director of Economic Development & Planning Services Brett Michaelson Division Director of Chamber Services Erika Corona-Owens Marketing Coordinator & Graphic Designer Megan Strama Program Coordinator Judy Saraceno-Swenson

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OFFICERS PRESIDENT Andy Sotiropoulos VICE PRESIDENT Anthony Belcaster VICE PRESIDENT Richard “Jousef” Mondragon TREASURER Nora Laureto SECRETARY Diane Salemi

DIRECTORS Tom Benson Dorothy Chiero Georgina Diaz Ana Gama Dr. Olivia Lares Paul Macchione Mario Manfredini Libby Popovic Jamie Revell Eddie Wilkowski Fabiola Zavala

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Walkable Berwyn

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A Message from Mayor Robert J. Lovero

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Resident Guide

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Local Government Directory

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Berwyn Community Resources

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BDC Business Resources

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Local Points of Interest

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Healthy Food in Berwyn

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Be Well

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About WeOurStory

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Berwyn’s Business Districts

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Resources for Early Learners

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Resources for Active Kids

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It’s Patio Season!

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Neighbor Tasted, Neighbor Approved Shop in Berwyn

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Youth & Teen Resources: Youth Crossroads, Inc.

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5 Adventures in 5 Miles

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Community Partner Highlights

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Berwyn’s Green Spaces & Recreation

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The City of Homes

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Beautify Your Berwyn Dwelling

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Where Do Your Property Tax Dollars Go?

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Home Value Comparison

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Berwyn: Where Performing Arts & Entertainment Live

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BDC Member Classified Directory

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The Berwyn Experience: Upcoming Events

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WALKABLE

B E RW Y N Berwyn’s small, yet dense 4.4 square miles offers plenty for residents and visitors, including great transportation options that make it easy to get around our town and into Chicago. With a walkability score of 73 - Very Walkable, according to Walk Score (walkscore.com), Berwyn scores high for a suburb. Walk just a few blocks, and you’ll pass by several tasty eateries, convenience stores, unique retail stores, or one of many green spaces throughout the community. Berwyn has seven Pace Bus routes and three Metra stops that run through our city, highlighting Berwyn’s accessibility to the Chicagoland area and neighboring communities. Get out there—on foot or by public transport—and see what our fair city has to offer! Check out 5 Adventures in 5 Miles on page 51 for experiences in Berwyn and the surrounding communities that are easily accessible by public transportation.

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s I look back at my Mayor’s message from last summer, I am truly reinvigorated by the tenacity of Berwyn residents, businesses, and essential employees to rebuild and recover as a community. This has undoubtedly been difficult for so many, in different ways. While we may not yet be out of the woods, it is my hope that with our continued diligence in adhering to the recommendations from public health officials, we will turn a corner and better days are ahead. As we forge past the one-year mark of the pandemic crisis, I am incredibly proud of the hard work of our businesses, schools, parks, and open spaces in maintaining important protocols to keep our community healthy while moving our local economy forward. Summer is always a time of the year when people want to safely come together and celebrate with family and friends. I am extremely grateful for the many vaccination sites located within our community that are actively providing this critical resource to all residents, while prioritizing our senior population and those most at risk. The whole community becomes protected when we all do our part. I, along with my administration, have all been vaccinated without any complications or issues. When we get vaccinated, we contribute to making our city healthy by making informed decisions that have a greater impact on our community as a whole. I look forward to seeing the residents of Berwyn as the City will begin hosting events again starting with our Independence Day Fireworks Celebration on July 2nd at Morton West High School, and continuing with our Back to School Picnics, 5K Mariachi Run, Fiesta Nuestras Raices, Oktoberfest, Brewfest and block parties. Although safety guidelines will be in place, these events will allow our community to come together once more.

Mayor Robert J. Lovero City of Berwyn

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Lastly, as the weather warms up in the summer, more people are expected to be out and about. As part of my commitment to creating a welcoming and safe city for everyone, I will continue to focus on partnerships with our Berwyn Police Department and community organizations to expand Neighborhood Watch initiatives throughout the entire city. I recognize the important role our community plays in keeping us safe and believe that these partnerships will foster trust and unity with the goal of reducing crime and violence. If you haven’t already, I invite you to sign up for our emergency notification system that provides important updates to our residents. This system can be tailored so that you can receive texts, emails, and/or phone calls. You can sign up at (708) 749-6563. As the year progresses, we will announce more community activities and resources. Please follow us on our website (www.berwyn-il.gov), Facebook (@BerwynIL), Twitter (@CityofBerwyn), Instagram (@city_of_berwyn), and YouTube (youtube.com/cityofberwyn). Respectfully, Mayor Robert J. Lovero


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RESIDENT GUIDE BACKYARD CHICKENS

Berwyn City Council lifted the local ban on chickens in March 2016 with an amendment to its Offensive Keeping of Animals ordinance. Backyard chickens are legal to keep in residents’ backyards. Learn more at Berwyn-IL.gov.

DOG AND CAT REGULATIONS

City ordinance limits the number of pets (combination of cats and dogs) to three (3) per building or using the same premises. All dogs and cats must be licensed with the City at a fee of $10 per year, per pet, due in June. Applications are available at City Hall and on the city’s website: Berwyn-il.gov/forms.

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CITIZEN ALERT EMERGENCY NOTIFICATION PROGRAM

Receive alerts and updates by signing up for emergency notifications and community announcements. Choose your preferred method of contact (phone, text or e-mail). Visit Berwyn-IL.gov and click on “City of Berwyn Emergency Alert Program” to register. This system enables the City of Berwyn to provide you with critical information quickly in a variety of situations, such as severe weather, unexpected road closures, missing persons and evacuations of buildings or neighborhoods. If you do not have access to the Internet or need assistance registering for emergency notifications, leave a message at 708-749-6563 and a representative will call you to complete your registration.

CRIME REPORTS

The Berwyn Police Department shares information on reported criminal incidents on their Facebook page (@BerwynPD), as well as City of Berwyn social media pages. Follow the City of Berwyn on Facebook

BUILDING REGULATIONS

Residents must obtain a permit from the Building Department located in City Hall before proceeding with building repair or remodeling projects. All contractors and subcontractors must be licensed and bonded with the City before permits can be processed. Information is available through the Collector’s Office at 708-788-2660.

COMPLIANCE INSPECTIONS

At the time a property is listed for sale with a realtor or by owner, the property must be inspected for compliance with all city ordinances. If violations do exist, this ordinance allows the seller adequate time to rectify any problems prior to sale, thereby expediting the closing on the home.

PERMIT REGULATIONS FOR HOME/ BUSINESS IMPROVEMENT & CONSTRUCTION

Permits are required on all improvements made to buildings and property, including but not limited to, the following work: electrical and plumbing; concrete or asphalt; HVAC or boiler; all demolition (including permit for dumpsters); dormers or additions; interior and exterior structural alterations; garages; replacement windows and glass block; porches, decks, and steps; sewer replacement; fences and gates; swimming pools and hot tubs; roofing; kitchen and bathroom remodeling; cabinet removal and replacement; and drywall. Permits are not required for inside painting, cleaning, appliance installation or replacement and floor coverings. For more information, go to Berwyn-IL.gov/building_department or call 708-788-2660 ext 6442.

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CURFEW

Persons under the age of 18 are not allowed to be in public places between 10:30PM and 6AM on Sunday through Thursday nights and between 11:30PM and 6AM on Friday and Saturday nights. Exceptions are provided for those with a parent or legal guardian and those persons going to or from their place of employment.


BERWYN CITY COUNCIL

City Council meetings are held at 8PM every 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month at City Hall. All residents are welcome to attend. Meetings are live-streamed through the City of Berwyn’s YouTube page: www.youtube.com/cityofberwyn

CITY OF BERWYN SMART PHONE APP

The City of Berwyn app is available for download on iTunes and Google Play. This free app serves as a resource for both residents and community stakeholders, offering an event calendar and news feed, business directory, a service request form and more.

LIBRARY CARDS ELECTRONIC & HAZARDOUS WASTE RECYCLING

Residents receiving Waste Management services through the City of Berwyn will be able to utilize At Your Door. By contacting Waste Management, a resident can schedule a pick-up of home-generated special materials (ex: automotive products, garden chemicals, paint products, electronics, mercury containing items, household cleaners, and sharps, needles and lancets) at no extra cost. Learn more at wmatyourdoor.com, call 800-449-7587 or email atyourdoor@wm.com.

GARBAGE PICK-UP

Place bagged household garbage in the waste containers provided by Waste Management for weekly pick-up. The disposal of large household appliances, building materials, or other large accumulations of materials can be arranged directly with Waste Management at 800-964-8988 or at home.wm.com/berwyn.

RECYCLING & YARD WASTE

Recycling bins are available from Waste Management (800-964-8988) or home.wm.com/berwyn for clean recyclable items such as aluminum cans, glass bottles and jars, tin cans, magazines and newspapers. Pickup is the same day as garbage pick-up. Yard waste, including grass clippings and leaves, may be placed in large brown paper bags, or in your own plastic garbage cans (32 gallons or less in size) identified with a Yard Waste sticker (provided free at City Hall). Yard waste is picked up from April 1 through December 31. Do not rake leaves into the street as they block storm drain sewers and damage street sweepers. This violates Berwyn City Ordinance 672.04 and may result in a ticket with a fine up to $750. Recycling items must be placed loosely in recycling bin.

Library cards are available at no charge to residents. Residents must provide documentation to verify their identification and residency. For more information, call the Berwyn Public Library at 708-795-8000.

METROPOLITAN WATER RECLAMATION DISTRICT OF GREATER CHICAGO (MWRD)

Multiple locations • mwrd.org MWRD offers rain barrels for purchase. For more information and to place your order, visit mwrd.org/rain-barrels. MWRD’s Restore the Canopy program offers free oak saplings that can be picked up at their water reclamation plants every Wednesday from 9am-12pm (April-October). Residents must contact Berwyn Public Works before planting trees.

ONLINE BILL PAY

In a continuing effort to improve service to our residents, the City of Berwyn provides a convenient online bill payment option for water, sewer and garbage bills. Visit Berwyn-IL.gov and click on “OnLine Bill Pay” to pay your bills.

SERVICES FOR SENIORS & PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES

The mission of the Senior Services Division is to provide quality services for Berwyn’s seniors and persons with disabilities, including low-cost transportation, lawn service, leaf blowing, snow removal, a handyman program for minor home repairs, and social programming. Residents must be pre-approved. For an application, visit Berwyn-IL.gov/senior_services or call 708-749-6492.

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CERMAK ROAD PARKING: VACIN FAIRWAY PARKING PERMITS

The Vacin Fairway is the parking area behind the stores on the north side of Cermak Rd. Visitors can park for free for up to two hours. If longer parking is needed, annual permits can be purchased at the Collector’s Office in City Hall or online on the city’s website: berwyn-il.gov/forms.

CITY SPEED LIMIT & GENERAL PARKING

The speed limit is 25 mph unless posted otherwise. All alley speed limits are 15 mph unless posted otherwise. Parking is for residents only between 3AM to 6AM on all streets unless posted otherwise. Visitors will require a parking pass. Visitor passes may be purchased in a pack of 15 one-time use passes for $5 at the Police Department and City Hall, or online at berwyn-il.gov/forms. Residents and visitors should be sure to check the block in which they are parking for any additional signed parking restrictions.

COMMERCIAL TRUCK PARKING

Locations for commercial truck parking have been made available in the Vacin Fairway, Library Parking Lot and along the Depot parking areas. Annual and quarterly permits are available. Contact the Collector’s Office in City Hall or the Parking Department at the Police Department for permit pricing and parking locations.

DEPOT DISTRICT PARKING: PARKING FACILITY, MUNICIPAL LOT & PARKING PERMITS

The parking facility is located south of the Berwyn Metra train station in Berwyn’s Historic Depot District at 3320 S Grove Ave. Depot permit holders can park on the first four levels with a City of Berwyn Depot Parking Permit, which can be obtained at City Hall. Daily permits can be purchased at the pay stations located on the first floor of the two stairwells for $3. The fifth (top) level is open to the public at an hourly rate of $0.25. Daily pay parking is also available at the Municipal Lot at 32nd St and Oak Park Ave. It is open to the public at an hourly rate of $0.25. Depot parking permits for Metra commuters, employees and residents are sold as annual and quarterly permits on a first-come, first-serve basis at City Hall or online at berwyn-il.gov/forms. Parking areas are located in the Municipal Parking Facility and along Windsor Ave and Stanley Ave from Ridgeland Ave (LaVergne Station) to Harlem Ave (Harlem Station).

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BICYCLE REGISTRATION

No-fee bicycle registration is taken at the Berwyn Police Department.

GARAGE SALES

A permit is required to have a house, garage or yard sale, limit two sales/year. The first permit is free and the second costs $20. Signage rules allow you to have two signs on city parkways, which may be rented for a $10 deposit/sign. Signs can be displayed between 7AM to 7PM. Sales can be held from 9AM to 5PM. Permits can be obtained at City Hall. Restrictions may apply during the COVID-19 pandemic.

VEHICLE STICKERS

City ordinance requires that any resident owning and/or operating a car, motorcycle, truck, tractor, bus or RV within the City must obtain a Berwyn vehicle sticker each year. Stickers are renewed annually on June 1 and must be displayed by July 1. New residents must purchase a Berwyn sticker at City Hall or online at berwyn-il.gov/forms within thirty (30) days of residency. Stickers are available online, by mail or in person. If you are seeking a sticker and your vehicle registration matches your current Berwyn address, you will need to show proof of license plate number and a valid driver’s license. If you have recently moved to Berwyn, you must show an updated vehicle registration with the new Berwyn address. Changes to your vehicle registration can be made at the Secretary of State or Currency Exchange. The fee for passenger cars is $50, motorcycles are $35 and RVs, trucks, tractors and buses are assessed according to class. Seniors aged 65+ years receive one free passenger vehicle sticker per household, and vehicle must be registered in the senior’s name to qualify. Retired veterans receive one free sticker with proper ID or military license plate.

VOTER REGISTRATION

Residents may register to vote at the Berwyn City Clerk’s office located at 6700 W 26th St in City Hall during normal business hours. Online registration is available at ova.elections.il.gov. Call 708-749-6451 for help.


RESIDENTIAL FLOOD MITIGATION PROGRAM

For information on the City’s Residential Flood Mitigation Program and Downspout Disconnection Assistance Program, please visit: Berwyn-IL.gov/Flood%20Information.

On April 11, 2017, the City of Berwyn passed a “welcoming city” ordinance that stops city officials and police from collaborating with the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agency with regard to persons solely because of immigration status. Visit bit.ly/WelcomingCity2017.

SIDEWALK REPLACEMENT PROGRAM

If you would like to have the public sidewalk in front of your property replaced, the City of Berwyn is offering a cost share replacement program. Please visit: Berwyn-IL.gov/sites/all/files/pdfs/community/sidewalk.pdf for more information.

SNOW REMOVAL

It is the homeowner’s responsibility to maintain all surrounding walkways to be clear of snow. Snow should not be shoveled into the street, alley, onto a fire hydrant or any other City property. For snow emergency information, call 708-749-6514. Parking on a snow route after 6 inches of accumulated snow has fallen is strictly prohibited. The parking ban will remain in effect until the snow has been completely removed from curb to curb. Snow routes are signed accordingly. Always follow all signage on a snow route. Your vehicle will be ticketed and/or towed if it is parked on a snow route. The following streets are snow routes—(East-West): Roosevelt Rd, 16th St, Cermak Rd, 26th St, Riverside Dr, 31st St, Stanley Ave, Windsor Ave, 34th St, Ogden Ave and Pershing Rd. (North-South): Harlem Ave, Home Ave, Oak Park Ave, East Ave and Ridgeland Ave. Snow removal for residential streets will follow the street maintenance schedule. It is the responsibility of you and/or any visitor of your residence to be aware of the signage posted near your home. No parking for your side of the street will be strictly enforced from 9AM to 4PM or as posted. This will allow for additional street cleaning and snow removal passes, as well as regular maintenance activities. If you are towed, contact the Police Communication Center at 708-795-5600.

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STREET MAINTENANCE

Residents should be aware of the street maintenance schedule by checking their block’s signage. No parking on your side of the street will be enforced during your regular street maintenance schedule from 9AM to 4PM or as posted. This will allow for additional street cleaning and snow removal passes, as well as regular maintenance activities. For more information, call the Public Works Department at 708-749-4700.

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sCITY HALL 6700 W 26th St 708-788-2660 • berwyn-il.gov @BerwynIL City of Berwyn app available for download on both iTunes and Google Play stores.

City Attorney, Anthony Bertuca 708-749-6435 ABertuca@ci.berwyn.il.us Administrative Assistant to the City Attorney, Kelly M. Cimaglia 708-749-6431 KCimaglia@ci.berwyn.il.us

NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS Mon, Wed, Thurs, Fri: 9AM–5PM Tues: 9AM–8PM

Finance Director, Ben Daish 708-749-6539 bdaish@ci.berwyn.il.us

sCITY HALL STAFF

Deputy Clerk, Sandra Anderson 708-749-6453 SAnderson@ci.berwyn.il.us

Administrative Assistant to the Mayor, Virginia G. Pacheco 708-749-6541 VPacheco@ci.berwyn.il.us Administrative Manager, Gilbert Peña 708-749-6470 GPena@ci.berwyn.il.us City Administrator, Ruth Siaba Green 708-749-6433 RSiabaGreen@ci.berwyn.il.us City Communications, Claudia Ayala 708-749-6432 CAyala@ci.berwyn.il.us Selena Gardunio • 708-749-6480 SGardunio@ci.berwyn.il.us Building Director, Charles Lazzara 708-749-6436 CLazzara@ci.berwyn.il.us Building Department Permit Counter BuildingPermits@Berwyn-il.gov

Director of Information Technology, James Frank 708-749-6570 JFrank@ci.berwyn.il.us Senior Services Director, Mary Depcik 708-749-6489 MDepcik@ci.berwyn.il.us Recreation Director, Anthony Martinucci 708-749-6530 AMartinucci@ci.berwyn.il.us Water Department Supervisor, Ricardo Macedo 708-749-6464 RMacedo@ci.berwyn.il.us Laura Del Fiacco • 708-749-6463 LDelFiacco@ci.berwyn.il.us Elisabeth Rangel • 708-749-6466 ERangel@ci.berwyn.il.us

Shannon Reberski • 708-749-6442

Marisa Caraballo • 708-749-6495

Business Licensing Officer, Anthony V. Perri III 708-749-6455 APerri@ci.berwyn.il.us

Blight Administrator, Mary Gaddini 708-749-6437 MGaddini@ci.berwyn.il.us

Collection Supervisor, Jeannette Rendon 708-749-6459 JRendon@ci.berwyn.il.us

Maritza Quinones • 708-749-6443

Compliance Department, Helen Kucharz 708-749-6445 HKucharz@ci.berwyn.il.us Maria Bilotto • 708-749-6449 MBilotto2@ci.berwyn.il.us

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Amanda Peña • 708-749-6460 apena@ci.berwyn.il.us Mercedes Saldivar • 708-749-6457 MSaldivar@ci.berwyn.il.us Angela Bower • 708-749-6458 ABower@ci.berwyn.il.us

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sCOMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT Director of Community Development, Regina Mendicino 6700 W 26th St • 708-795-6850 708-749-6552 RMendicino@ci.berwyn.il.us NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS Monday-Friday: 8AM–5PM

sLOCAL GOVERNMENT Mayor Robert J. Lovero 708-749-6541 RLovero@ci.berywn.il.us 1st Ward Alderman, Scott Lennon 708-749-6401 • 1stward@berwyn-il.gov 2nd Ward Alderman, James Woywod 708-749-6402 • 2ndward@berwyn-il.gov 3rd Ward Alderman, Richard E. Leja 708-749-6403 3rdward@berwyn-il.gov 4th Ward Alderman, Robert W. Fejt 708-749-6404 4thward@berwyn-il.gov 5th Ward Alderman, Robert J. Pabon 708-749-6405 5thward@berwyn-il.gov 6th Ward Alderman, Alicia Ruiz 708-749-6406 6thward@berwyn-il.gov 7th Ward Alderman, Mary Beth Arenella 708-749-6407 7thward@berwyn-il.gov 8th Ward Alderman, Joe Carmichael 708-749-6408 8thward@berwyn-il.gov City Clerk, Margaret Paul 708-749-6451 MPaul@ci.berwyn.il.us City Treasurer, Robert Reyes 708-749-6400 Treasurer@ci.berwyn.il.us


sBERWYN PUBLIC LIBRARY

sPUBLIC WORKS

Library Director, Tammy Sheedy 708-749-6309 • tsheedy@berwynlibrary.org

Director of Public Works, Robert Schiller 708-749-6510 • RSchiller@ci.berwyn.il.us One Public Works Dr

2701 S Harlem Ave • 708-795-8000 AskUs@berwynlibrary.org

Public Works: 708-749-4700 Sewer & Water: 708-788-1514

The Berwyn Public Library offers the Berwyn community world-class access to educational resources, programs and staff. Through literacypromoting activities that include family storytimes, youth and adult reading programs and an adult literacy center, the library seeks to educate and empower its public. The library offers Spanish materials, print and electronic books, downloadable movies and music, Wi-Fi, dedicated computers with access to the Internet and productivity software, video games and a broad collection of print and online magazines.

sFIRE DEPARTMENT Fire Chief Thomas Hayes 708-749-6474 thayes@@ci.berwyn.il.us STATION #1 6434 W Windsor Ave • 708-484-1646 STATION #2 6615 W 16th St • 708-484-1645 STATION #3 6700 W 26th St • 708-484-1644

sPOLICE DEPARTMENT 6401 W 31st St • 708-795-5600 berwynpolicedepartment.com • @BerwynPD Chief of Police, Michael Cimaglia 708-795-2100 MCimaglia@ci.berwyn.il.us Manned 24 hours a day for emergency and service calls. ADMINISTRATIVE HOURS Monday-Friday: 8AM–4PM Non-Emergency: 708-795-5600 Dial 911 for Emergency. RECORDS WINDOW Monday-Friday: 9AM–5PM PARKING WINDOW Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 9AM–5PM Tuesday and Thursday: 9AM–8PM Saturday: 9AM-12PM Graffiti Removal Hotline: 708-795-5600 x2112 To report a stray animal: 708-795-5600 x2113 To report blight: 708-788-2660 x6437

NORMAL BUSINESS HOURS Monday-Friday: 7AM–3PM To report an alley pothole, a burned out/damaged light pole, or to request tree trimming call 708-749-4700 or email public.works@ci.berwyn.il.us.

sTOWNSHIP OF BERWYN AND PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT 6600 W 26th St • 708-788-6600 davidavila@berwyntownship.org toi.org/berwyntownship David Avila, Township Supervisor & President, Board of Health Margaret Paul, Township Clerk (also City Clerk) & Secretary, Board of Health Jacqueline Pereda, Assessor & Treasurer, Board of Health Tomasa Ambriz, Trustee Edward Espinoza, Trustee Jesse Miranda, Trustee Maribel Zapata, Trustee The Berwyn Township Assessor’s Office assists homeowners with filing of Property Tax appeals and applications for Cook County Property Tax exemptions (homeowner, senior, disabled, and veteran) and serves as a liaison between the Cook County Assessor’s Office and our residents. The General Assistance Office offers financial assistance for qualifying individuals in accordance with the Illinois State Statutes. The Berwyn Public Health District services include our clinic which offers immunizations, school physicals, hearing, vision and blood pressure screenings, dental education and services for schools. KidCare/Access to Care application assistance is provided. Rx takeback program and sharps disposal services are also offered to keep these items out of landfills and water supplies. The Sanitation Department is responsible for inspections of food service businesses. We work in tandem with the City of Berwyn regarding residential complaints. Berwyn birth and death certificates are available through our Vital Records Department for a fee.

sUTILITIES Waste Management 800-964-8988 • home.wm.com/berwyn ComEd Customer Service 800-334-7661 Nicor Gas 888-642-6748

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City of Berwyn Community Development Dept. (708) 749-6850 | berwyn-il.gov/?q=community_development

6700 W 26th St | Berwyn, IL 60402

Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) CDBG funds are used to support the following:

• Housing Forward- Emergency Shelter Services (708) 338-1724 | housingforward.org

Currently, shelters are closed due to COVID-19. Housing Forward has contracted with the Wright Inn in Oak Park to safely house Berwyn residents experiencing homelessness due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

• Mortgage/Rental and Utility Assistance

(877) 426-6515 housingforward.org/emergency-housing-assistance

C0VID-19 Vaccine Resources Visit the CDC website for more information:

cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/vaccines

For Berwyn residents needing Emergency assistance with up to 3 months of monetary support. Funds go directly to landlords, banks/ mortgage companies and utility companies.

• Sarah’s Inn - Services for Victims of Domestic Violence (708) 386-3305 | 24-hour crisis line: (708) 386-4225 sarahsinn.org

Services include individual counseling and advocacy, emergency safety planning, crisis intervention services, legal advocacy, support and education group services to women and children experiencing domestic violence within Berwyn.

• Senior Bus Program | (708) 484-2510

Transportation for seniors to be able to go to doctor and dental appointments, cancer treatment and dialysis centers, grocery stores, prescription drop off and pick up, etc.

• Single Family Rehabilitation Program Pav YMCA, 2947 S Oak Park Ave

(708) 749-6557 | malvelo@ci.berwyn.il.us

Funding is provided for low to moderate income Berwyn homeowners to make necessary repairs to their homes. Funds are used to replace roofs, gutters, soffit- fascia, HVAC, windows, tuck-pointing. Funds are also used for electrical and plumbing upgrades and ADA accommodations/modifications.

• The Children’s Clinic- Dental Clinic

(708) 848-0528 | childrenscliniciws.org

Provides free and low-cost preventative and restorative dental care for low to moderate income children in Berwyn. Services include oral exams, cleanings, fluoride varnish treatments, dental sealants, extractions, cavity repairs, space maintainers and behavioral health screenings.

• West Suburban Special Recreation (847) 455-2100 ext 236 | wssra.net Youth Crossroads, Inc., 6501 W Stanley Ave

Scholarships for Berwyn children with disabilities from low to moderate income families to attend year-round and summer day camp activities.

• Youth Crossroads, Inc.

(708) 484-7400 | youthcrossroads.org

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Food Pantries

• Christian Life Center

Thursdays from 5pm-7pm | (708) 398-3234 ext 5 3409 S Grove Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402

• Ebenezer Christian Reformed Church Fridays from 5pm-7pm | (708) 795-6480 1246 S Harvey Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402

Mental Health & Social Services • Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board

(312) 731-5912 berwyn-mental-health-board.com/programs-services Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board is a behavioral health authority in Illinois. Behavioral health authorities are enabled by statute, created by referendum and supported with local tax dollars. The agencies listed in this website will provide services available to Berwyn residents related to mental health, developmental disabilities, and substance abuse.

Community Resources Directory

Find community resources quickly and easily by visiting:

• Pav YMCA Older Adult Community Market

Sponsored by the Greater Chicago Food Depository Thursdays from 12:30pm-2pm (708) 749-0606 | pavymca.org 2947 S Oak Park Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402

In partnership with community-based agencies serving older adults, the Greater Chicago Food Depository provides Community Markets for seniors. Community Markets provide free, nutritious food, including fresh produce, to older adults in the community. For more information about additional food resources in our community, contact the Greater Chicago Food Depository at (773) 247-FOOD (3663) or visit their website at chicagosfoodbank.org.

communityresources.trinity-health.org

With the Community Resources Directory you can: • Find local programs, resources and support • Search for FREE and privately • Connect with programs based on your needs and preferences

City of Berwyn (Health & Leadership Programs) • Erie House

(773) 217-9799 | eriehouse.org 7135 W Windsor Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 Erie Neighborhood House and the City of Berwyn announced a partnership by sponsoring a new location to service Berwyn residents and surrounding neighborhoods. At this location, Erie House will provide bilingual support, guidance, and connection to vital resources, especially for residents who do not have access to internet connectivity in Berwyn. Erie House is a social services nonprofit offering comprehensive services in West Town, Little Village, Humboldt Park, Back of the Yards, Berwyn, and the Near West Side, encompassing legal services, children & youth programs, adult education & training, mental health & community wellness, and community resources & empowerment. Through its work, Erie House empowers the people they work alongside to build powerful communities.

• St. Leonard’s Food Pantry

Tuesdays from 1pm-3pm | (708) 484-0015 3318 S Clarence Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (Back door of rectory, near alley) Additional Food Pantries within a 10 mile radius serve the Berwyn Community. Find others at: communityresources.trinity-health.org.

St. Mary of Celle Family Strengthening Center

1448 S Wesley Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 303-3679 | catholiccharities.net A multi-service center that is open to the public and provides programming and free classes to the Cicero/ Berwyn community designed to strengthen families, including health and wellness activities, computer training, English language proficiency classes, art, music and more.

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BDC BUSINESS RESOURCES: ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT The Garage Smokehouse & Bar 3202 S Grove Ave

THE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT DIVISION... Focuses on improving the overall local economic climate through the development of new jobs and commercial venues and the infill and improvement of existing properties. Offers the Finish Line Grant Program and Pay As You Go Program aimed at assisting business and property owners with the rehabilitation and renovation of buildings in our TIF districts. Pictured to the right are a few recipients of these grants. Offers complimentary site location assistance via our database of properties for lease and for sale, also available on Berwyn.net. Provides guidance on issues related to city planning and zoning, city entitlements, permitting and licensing. Provides redevelopment assistance and advises on funding opportunities to support property improvement and building activities, including acquisition, demolition, infrastructure, interior and exterior renovations, signage and site work.

Old Fashioned Candies, 6210 W Cermak Rd

Throughout the year, the BDC develops and hosts various business trainings and development opportunities for the local business community. In addition to regular programming, the BDC has incorporated new programs including Business Corridor Roundtable Meetings and TIF Open House Informational Meetings.

Central Foundations 7013 W Roosevelt Rd

Visit Berwyn.net under Economic Development for an available property listing, site location assistance, TIF information, loan and grant program information and more.

Available BDC Loan Programs The BDC Commercial and Micro Loan Programs are operated in conjunction with the City of Berwyn to retain and improve Berwyn businesses and to encourage new business investments. The loans may be used for almost any business-related expense, including build-outs, façade improvements, equipment, inventory and working capital.

The Commercial Loan Program offers: • Traditional loans of $10,001 or greater. • Annually-established interest rates. • A maximum term of 5 years.

The Micro Loan Program offers:

• Micro loans between $1,000 to $10,000. • Annually-established interest rates. • A maximum term of 3 years.

The BDC Recognized as a Certified Lender through the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity’s Advantage Illinois Program In early 2021, the BDC received notice that we had been recognized as an approved lender through the Advantage Illinois Program. This State of Illinois program allows the BDC to submit eligible loans to the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity for further approval. Eligible loans would receive additional financing from the State which can act to reduce the BDC’s lending risk profile, reduce the borrower’s interest rate, and reduce the borrower’s equity requirement. The State of Illinois would take a second position on the loans, ensuring subordination to the BDC. These additional funds are not right for everyone, as they do come with specific job creation criteria. However, this recognition provides additional lending power to the BDC’s already diverse programs and services.

To be eligible for either program, applicants must: • • • •

Apply and/or remain BDC members in good standing. Operate or plan to operate a licensed and for-profit business in Berwyn. Comply with all city ordinances and ADA regulations. Be able to secure their loans.

Loan applications may be submitted at any time. Applications are available on the BDC website at www.berwyn.net/small-business-lending or may be obtained by contacting Brett Michaelson at 708-749-6582 or brettm@berwyn.net.

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EDA Revolving Loan Fund Summer Launch Stay tuned for more details regarding the BDC’s Summer launch of the EDA Revolving Loan Fund, made possible by a $2 million grant from the United States Economic Development Administration, and matched with a $500,000 commitment from the City of Berwyn. These funds will reinforce the programs and services that provide a much-needed infusion of capital as our small businesses transition out of this pandemic.


DEVELOPING BERWYN Southeast Corner of Oak Park Ave and Cermak Rd, Movin’ Right Along! The redevelopment of the southeast corner of Oak Park Avenue and Cermak Road continued its progress. Nearly complete, this prominent and highly visible corner will offer additional medical office space and parking.

Economic Development Business Outreach The most important tools in our economic development kit over the last year were the many federal, state, and local resources put in place as a result of the pandemic. The BDC’s efforts allowed Berwyn businesses to access resources at an outsized rate, be it through the Paycheck Protection Program, the Small Business Administration’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans, the State of Illinois Business Interruption Grant Program, or Cook County’s Covid-19 Business Recovery Initiative. Combined, these programs infused more than $7 million into our business community. This total does not include the Restaurant Revitalization Fund and the second round of the Paycheck Protection Program, which recently closed. We also know that more dollars are on their way in the form of the Shuttered Venue Operators Grant. As additional resources become available, we will continue our daily outreach to ensure every single eligible business is aware of and applies for funds.

Finish Line Grant Program Outside of the pandemic recovery dollars, the BDC continued operation of the Finish Line Grant program. This grant program not only sought to assist businesses and property owners with rehabilitation and renovation of physical properties, but was also expanded to include marketing costs. Eligible businesses and property owners must be located in one of our TIF Districts. While the program was developed to increase viability of redevelopment projects, we also know that the program was critical in driving private commercial investment. In 2020, the BDC committed more than $200,000 in grant funds, leveraging more than $1 million in private commercial investment. This grant fund commitment is more than twice as much as 2019 but leveraged more than five times as much investment. In 2021 the BDC has budgeted $650,000 for this grant program, earmarked for the Roosevelt, Harlem, and Depot TIF districts. To find out more information about this program, please reach out to Division Director of Economic Development and Planning Services, Brett Michaelson at brettm@berwyn.net or by calling (708) 749-6582.

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BDC BUSINESS RESOURCES: CHAMBER SERVICES THE CHAMBER SERVICES DIVISION... The Berwyn Chamber division consists of over 300 members from a wide variety of business industries. This arm of the BDC is funded in part by membership dues and as a result develops unique educational programs, networking opportunities and partnerships to meet the diverse needs of our members and business community at large. Additionally, we offer marketing opportunities to members through social media spotlights, print marketing, individual marketing consultation and much more. Members can be listed in our Chamber Business Director online and in print. As part of membership, businesses can list job opportunities, coupons, and events on our website. We also offer onsite design support at a fraction of the cost compared to other competitors. The Chamber leads the production of the Bilingual Berwyn Area Magazine that gets distributed to every home in Berwyn. Conducts regular outreach to all Berwyn businesses to provide resources and support for business growth and retention. • Assists Businesses in claiming their free Google for Business Listing • Connects businesses with free business development partners that can assist with business planning, access to capital and marketing support. • Maintains an up-to-date directory of all Berwyn businesses. • Research and drafts critical business updates

Spotlights

Manages six of the City of Berwyn’s signature community events to draw visitors and to provide a venue to showcase our business districts. Manages the City of Berwyn’s annual Why Berwyn? Marketing Campaign, which promotes Berwyn as a destination to live, work and play. Over the Past 2 years we have transitioned to promote Berwyn by focusing on the rich diversity of Berwyn’s neighbors, community events, local assets, and business community.

• Business Spotlights • Entrepreneur Spotlights • Meet Your Neighbor Spotlights

Small Business Education Annually, the BDC develops business trainings and development opportunities for the local business community.

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Since Spring 2021, the BDC welcomed 6 businesses to Berwyn with a coordinated grand opening with the City of Berwyn.

JC Stacks Gaming Lounge, Inc 6838 W Windsor Ave (708) 317-5905 | jcstacks.com

State Farm Insurance Eddy Mujica Agency 6333 W 26th St (708) 749-1335 myberwyninsurance.com

Gutierrez Taekwondo USA 6306 W 26th St (708) 374-9712 @Gutierrez.Taekwondo.USA

Berwyn Custom Tattoo Company 6910 W Cermak Rd (708) 956-7689 @berwyncustomtattoo

BABYGOLD BARBECUE 6613 W Roosevelt Rd (708) 637-4364 babygoldbbq.com

Fleitas Group Crosscountry Mortgage 3208 S Grove Ave (708) 214-2222 fleitasfinancing.com

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About the Berwyn Development Corporation The BDC is a public-private partnership with the City of Berwyn that provides chamber services and economic development to all segments of the Berwyn community. The BDC is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit membership organization that serves businesses, organizations, and individual members. The BDC focuses its efforts on those activities that will improve the overall climate for local businesses and residents, in addition to encouraging the development of new commercial venues and employment opportunities. The BDC continually strives to develop new programs, services and special events that promote Berwyn businesses and the community.

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The Owlery, Home Ave/30th Pl

Berwyn Free Little Libraries Various locations. Visit littlefreelibrary.org to find one near you.

In 2018, the Pabon family expanded the efforts of the Berwyn Free Library Initiative by helping to bring more Little Libraries across the community and stocking them with books in Spanish and English. Through the pandemic, many of these Little Libraries were stocked with small essential goods. Be sure to follow the initiative on Facebook: facebook.com/Berwynfreelibraryinitiative. Berwyn Historical Society

16th Street Theater

1529 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn (708) 795-6704 | 16thstreettheater.org

Photo by Anthony Aicardi (L to R) Juan Gonzalez Machain as Tomas & Claudia Quesada as Anita with Carolers Ramon Smith, Steph Losada Vondell & Isaly Viana looking on from A XMAS CUENTO REMIX by Maya-Malan Gonzalez

Spring 2019 Youth Class “Let’s Put on a Play!”

Old Fashioned Candies Family owned for over 50 years!

6210 W. Cermak Road Call (708) 788-6669

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Handmade Chocolates

Corporate Gifts

Nostalgic Candy

Seasonal Items

Party Favors

DIY Supplies

Chocolate Novelties

Chocolate Strawberries

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Berwyn’s only professional theater is dedicated to diversity and excellence. 16th Street Theater creates productions with the purpose of engaging the community in discussion, debate, and compassion. Founded in 2007, the theater is a program of the North Berwyn Park District. Beyond stunning and well-received productions, they also offer classes for kids, teens, and adults to further artistry and creativity in our community.

Berwyn Historical Society 1401 S Grove Ave | Berwyn (708) 484-0020 berwynhistoricalsociety.org

The Berwyn Historical Society is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation, protection, and promotion of Berwyn’s historic architecture and resources through advocacy and education. Forty years ago, the Berwyn Historical Society was founded in an effort to preserve the Berwyn train station. If you’re looking for information about the history of Berwyn, this is the place to start. They also have a Free Little Library right outside.


Karasek Park, 6844 W Windsor Ave

Local Public Art Berwyn is home to many public indoor and outdoor art projects funded by several art initiatives and grants. It all began with “The Picnic,” a mural painted in 1942 inside the Berwyn Post Office as part of FDR’s New Deal Public Works program. In the nearly 60 years since, Berwyn has continued to incorporate art across the city. The Depot District is home to a series of public murals made possible by the Berwyn Public Art Initiative, both on buildings and freestanding from Harlem Ave to Ridgeland Ave. Some of Berwyn’s public school buildings and Youth Crossroads, Inc. also offer murals for the community to enjoy. Learn more about the Berwyn Public Art Initiative by visiting berwynpublicartinitiative.org. Prairie Oak School 1427 S Oak Park Ave

Havlicek Elementary School 6401 W 15th St

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Kiosks To learn more about Route 66, stop by the four Historic Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibits & Information Kiosks along Berwyn’s stretch of Ogden Ave. The Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway preserves the history and keeps tradition alive through kiosks installed along the Mother Road in 17 Illinois towns.

Green Spaces & Parks In Berwyn, you’ll find lush gardens, brightly colored playgrounds, and fields of dreams. Our parks and green spaces offer a wide variety of tranquility and joy to be enjoyed all year long. Visit pages 68-69 for more information on Berwyn’s park districts and green spaces.

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If you are looking for something lighter yet jam packed with flavor and nutrients, check out these healthy delights.

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Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits 6727 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL (708) 775-8122 | autremondecafe.net This dish features a healthy serving of Idaho trout with minted couscous and greens.

Cien 100% Naturalisimo

El Fogon Restaurant

2709 S Ridgeland Ave, Berwyn, IL (708) 317-5679 | 100naturalisimo.com

3244 S Oak Park Ave Berwyn, IL (708) 317-5760 @elfogonrestaurantberwyn

This delicious vegan sushi comes with avocado and cucumbers, wrapped in seaweed and white rice, with a generous portion of leafy greens.

Enjoy a generous portion of soy chorizo, black beans, lettuce, tomatoes and avocado.

Juice Vibe Bar 2137 S Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL (708) 232-3385 | juicevibeco.com Juice Vibe Bar is home to an array of smoothies, juices, bowls, and teas. Their menu is complete with natural and dairy-free options that are also kid-friendly.

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La Parra Restaurant and Bar 6710 W Cermak Ave, Berwyn, IL (708) 317-5339 | laparrarestaurantandbar.com Enjoy a generous portion of salmon served with a side of broccolini and a tomato-based relish.

La Lupita Restaurant 6539 W Cermak Rd #1, Berwyn, IL (708) 788-8226 | lalupitaberwyn.com This dish is prepared with soy bean protein, tofu, miso and tempeh. Soy bean, also known as edamame bean, is freshly homemade at La Lupita served as an alternative to beef or chicken. A vegeterian and/or vegan delight!

Lavergne’s Tavern 6546 W Windsor Ave, Berwyn, IL (708) 956-7405 | lavergnes.com The “Faux”jita Bowl comes with roasted mushroom, cauliflower, tofu, onions, peppers, ranchero beans, rice, guacamole, and tortillas.

Media Noche Berwyn Café 6836 W Windsor Ave Berwyn, IL (708) 317-5093 medianochecafe.com This delicious dish is jam packed with white rice, black beans, sweet plantains, red and green peppers, onions, tomatoes and topped with a generous serving of avocado. WhyBerwyn.com | 2021 Community Resource Guide |

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Be Well

IN BERWYN

MacNeal Hospital (708) 783-9100 3249 S Oak Park Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 macnealhospital.org Health care heroes at MacNeal Hospital regularly achieve national recognition for outstanding patient care. In 2020, MacNeal received the Get With The Guidelines®-Stroke GOLD Plus Award from the American Heart Association (AHA). MacNeal was also named to the AHA’s Type 2 Diabetes Honor Roll this year, as well as a Top 50 Cardiovascular Hospital by IBM Watson Health and a Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois Blue Distinction Center for Cardiac Care. Patients at MacNeal receive compassionate care that goes above and beyond exceptional medical treatment. Learn more at macnealhospital.org.

Ridgeland Foot and Ankle Center (708) 788-5232 6845 W Stanley Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 @RidgelandFootAnkleCenter Ridgeland Foot & Ankle Center has been treating Chicagoland patients for their foot and ankle problems since 1985. Their experience and training allows them to provide complete medical and surgical care for foot, ankle and lower leg conditions. They are the premiere podiatric group for treating any injuries involving bone, vascular, dermatological and soft tissue. With multiple podiatric physicians to treat you, they can offer scheduling flexibility and a doctor-patient match that suits your lifestyle.

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The Birth Center at PCC (708) 317-3035 PCC South Family Health Center 6201 W Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 pccwellness.org/birth-center-pcc

PCC Community Wellness Center is home to Chicagoland’s only freestanding birth center, the Birth Center at PCC, located inside PCC South Family Health Center on Roosevelt Rd in Berwyn. In this home-like facility, mothers can give birth naturally with a team of certified nurse-midwives. The center has two birthing rooms complete with beds and tubs, family rooms, and a kitchen. PCC accepts Medicaid and many other insurance plans. For more information, please call the Birth Center at PCC at 708-317-3035.

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The Eyeglass Store Inc. 715 Lake St #130, Oak Park, IL 60301 (708) 848-6640 • theeyeglassshopinc@yahoo.com The Eyeglass Store, formerly the Eyeglass Shop, offers fast, friendly, and personalized one-on-one services. Looking for something different? They carry a wide range of fashion eyewear and frames from various trendy manufacturers. Eye exams are available from their optometrists Dr. Iwona Lazarz, OD or Dr. William Najem, OD complete with a kid-friendly environment for ages 5 to 12. Rather than a 20/20 vision screening, which is a brief check which tests how well a child sees an eye chart from a distance of 25 feet, they offer a complete vision examination. Schedule your thorough exam today. Your vision is valuable beyond words!

Community Support Services (CSS) (708) 354-4547 • info@CSSservices.org 9021 W Ogden Ave, Brookfield, IL 60513 CSS serves families in the Berwyn community who have a child or adult family member with an intellectual or developmental disability. This organization provides hands-on support and expert counsel to help families navigate the State of Illinois system to acquire important services. Offerings include: Respite (a planned periodic break for caregivers), Day Program Services (on and off-site experiences each day), Adult & Residential Support (support for those who can live independently, as well as group home environments), and HomeBased Services (counsel and advice for those who care for their family member at home). Note, services may vary because of the COVID-19 pandemic. CSS has national accreditation and has achieved a 95% satisfaction rate by the participants and families it serves.

Care regardless of your insurance status 2 locations in Berwyn

Pillars Community Health 6918 S Windsor Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 708-PILLARS (745-5277) • pillarscommunityhealth.org Pillars Community Health is a nonprofit provider of health and social services turning 100 years old in 2021. The organization provides Mental Health and Substance Use Disorder, Medical and Dental, and Domestic and Sexual Violence Services—regardless of your income or insurance. Among their many locations, two are in Berwyn (including the Fillmore Center in the Depot District), a domestic violence shelter and three COVID-19 testing sites.

Medical & Dental Mental Health & Addictions Domestic Violence & Sexual Assault Prevention Education & Outreach

ONE EASY PHONE NUMBER:

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Primary Care Associates 6840 W Windsor Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-0042 • pricare.org Top row: Dr. Lori Weiss, Dr. Brad Wainer, Dr. Matt Hsieh Bottom row: Dr. Nadia Momin, Dr. Nejat Destani, Dr. Michael Gershberg

Alivio Medical Center 6447 W Cermak Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402 (773) 254-1400 • aliviomedicalcenter.org

Primary Care Associates is a primary care practice providing pediatrics and general medical care to the Berwyn area for 35 years and counting. During the pandemic, they have re-fitted their office to create a sick bay in an area that is cordoned off from the rest of the office where patients with immediate care needs such as cough, cold, fever, or who are suspected of being ill of any number of viral illnesses, can be seen safely. This new area has its own entrance, medical-grade HEPA filters, and allows the physicians and staff of Primary Care Associates to wear full PPE when seeing sick patients. The entrance to this area is in the back of the building, connected to the parking lot.

Alivio Medical Center serves families and individuals who historically have had limited access to healthcare for many reasons including: language and cultural barriers, intimidation of traditional healthcare institutions, limited awareness of available resources and/or fear of seeking help due to immigration status. Alivio’s bilingual, bicultural providers serve all patients regardless of ability to pay. The Berwyn location offers a Walk-In Wellness Center Monday through Saturday and COVID-19 Testing (by reservation only).

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HealthStop | (708) 447-9402 3635 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 Healthstopmed.com In addition to family medicine, Dr. Jethani and the team at Healthstop offer preventative services that include Lipidology, Anti-Aging, and Bariatric/Obesity Medicine. They also provide services to address your acute healthcare needs, immediate care and women’s health services, as well as sports medicine. At Healthstop, their goal is to provide compassionate and expert care that addresses all your healthcare needs.


It is often said that a picture is worth a thousand words. Our community photographer and videographer, Joel Gonzalez of We Our Story has continued to share the stories of our neighbors through the most creative lens. Throughout his work, he has helped us see the drive in our front-line workers, the passion of our entrepreneurs and the work that still needs to be done to embrace diversity. Be sure to follow his work on social media and on his website.

Dr. Bareis, MD MacNeal Hospital Loyola

Jennifer Depakakibo Statement Communications

Carlton Smith Urban Marksmanship LLC

Vanessa Avalos Luna y Cielo Playroom & Spanish Learning Center

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Berwyn’s Business Districts:

CERMAK ROAD The streets you walk and drive every day have shops and restaurants you love. They may also have centuries of stories worth hearing. Take Cermak Road, long heralded as Berwyn’s Main Street. Today, Berwyn’s Cermak Road corridor boasts locally owned small businesses, national favorites, a rich history, and a bright future. Vesecky’s Bakery 6634 W Cermak Rd

Celebrating a Great Czech Heritage Cermak Road honors Chicago’s mayor from 1931-1933. On February 15, 1933, an assassin took aim at then-President Franklin Roosevelt during a rally in downtown Miami. Killed instead was Chicago’s mayor, Anton J. Cermak, who was in Florida visiting the President while he vacationed before his inauguration.

Jaci’s Resale Shop 6615 W Cermak Rd

Cermak, a Czech immigrant, helped create a diverse Democratic party. In his honor, the city renamed 22nd street as it passed through Czech-American neighborhoods in Pilsen and Lawndale on its way west to Cicero and Berwyn, both home to large Czech populations at the time. Stop by the Chicagoland Czech-American Community Center and see how it keeps the active Czech community connected, supports small businesses, and organizes events.

Old Fashioned Candies 6210 W Cermak Rd

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Today Berwyn is home to a growing Latinx, African-American, and Asian-American population, and everyone’s taste buds benefit. Enjoy Zacatacos, El Nuevo Vallarta Sports Bar & Grill, or Las Islas for ceviche or famed La Lupita Restaurant, named WGN-TV’s “Chicago’s Best Mexican Restaurant.” Their tacos and pozole are top-notch, and they offer tortillas made in-house. New to Cermak Road, La Parra Restaurant and Bar serves upscale dishes inspired by Mediterranean flavors and unique handcrafted cocktails. Whether you crave a savory elote, a sweet paleta, or what’s called by customers, “the absolute best ice cream,” head to La Michoacana Classic, where patrons report generous portions, spot-on flavors, and affordable prices.

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La Parra Restaurant and Bar 6710 W Cermak Ave

La Lupita Restaurant 6539 W Cermak Rd


One for the Record Books No mention of Cermak Road—or green technology—would be complete without the 13,500 square-foot World’s Largest Laundromat. Not only has this father-and-sons business been honored by the Guinness Book of World Records, but it is also famous for its award-winning ecoinitiatives. A 36-panel solar thermal system is one of the largest green installations in the state. What the laundromat does with its space and its tech has even grabbed the attention of French documentary filmmakers. Follow them on social media and stay tuned for the release date!

VNA Flowers & Gifts 6531 W Cermak Rd

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World’s Largest Laundromat 6240-46 W Cermak Rd

The rich Czech influence, along with many savings and loan businesses, earned Cermak Road the nickname “The Bohemian Wall Street.” Today, spots like the beloved Vesecky’s Bakery, where savvy locals have popped in for houska and rye for more than a century, carry on that tradition.

Berwyn Custom Tattoo Company 6910 W Cermak Rd

A welcome addition is Flight 22 Wine Bar, where knowledgeable staff pour wine and mix cocktails. Other independent businesses have been Cermak Road staples for generations. Old Fashioned Candies, family-owned since 1969, is famous for offering “Chicago’s Best Sweet Treats,” tempting holiday creations, and chocolate-covered strawberries.

The Berwyn Bottega Co. 6714 W Cermak Rd

Beyond food and beverage, Cermak Road is a small business shopper’s dream. Scelebrations Fashion has been a beloved Berwyn destination for gowns and dresses for celebrations from baptism to first communion, proms to wedding gowns. For more than a decade, Craig’s Shoes has fitted men, women, and children. Customers appreciate the knowledgeable and friendly staff, topnamed brands, and the frequent shopper rewards available.

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ROOSEVELT ROAD Berwyn’s Broadway In May 1919, the road formerly known as 12th Street was renamed Roosevelt Road in honor of President Theodore Roosevelt. During the 1920’s, Berwyn was the fastestgrowing Chicago suburb. The Ritz movie palace solidified Roosevelt Road as a premier entertainment destination. To this day, Roosevelt Road retains this reputation as an entertainment hub. Each venue along this walkable block offers something unique, drawing in visitors and locals alike. Berwyn residents affectionately refer to the corridor as The Veltway, a place showcasing the true spirit of the community.

Live Music and More FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar is TripAdvisor’s #1 place to visit in Berwyn, and for good reason. This legendary music venue – once a Bohemian hunting lodge – has been in its current form since the 80’s, with a transfer of ownership from the FitzGerald family just last year to Will Duncan. Known for its relaxed vibe and rich musical variety, patrons enjoy room to dance and plenty of table seating with much easier parking than downtown venues. With their latest addition of BABYGOLD BARBECUE adjacent to Fitzgerald’s, visitors can enjoy a handpicked menu developed by beloved Chicago chef and Berwyn resident, Chef John Manion. BABYGOLD BARBECUE, 6613 W Roosevelt Rd FitzGerald’s Nightclub & Sidebar, 6615 W Roosevelt Rd

The Friendly Tap, an appropriately named watering hole that opened in 1937, also hosts live music. In recent years it has evolved into a multi-pronged offering of music, school, coffee, and bar. The Friendly Tap, Friendly Coffee Lounge, and Friendly School of Folk Music offer an all-day, family-friendly gathering space known as the Friendly Music Community.

Friendly Music Community 6733 W Roosevelt Rd

Travy’s Tavern 6907 W Roosevelt Rd

Before or After the Show For an experience rivaling the best restaurants in Chicago with a wonderfully relaxed, neighborhood feel, Autre Monde Café & Spirits is a must. From a chef’s tasting menu to a phenomenal brunch, an exciting seasonal menu of creative farm-to-table Mediterranean fare shines from this scratch kitchen. For seriously delicious street-style Thai fare, look no further than Bodhi Thai Bistro. An expansive menu includes vegetarian and vegan options galore. Consider Travy’s Tavern as one of your stops along Roosevelt Road for a night cap or to enjoy a Saturday night full of karaoke, friends, and a cold brew.

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Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits 6727 W Roosevelt Rd


Big Guys Sausage Stand 7021 W Roosevelt Rd

Gina’s Italian Ice 6737 W Roosevelt Rd

Hyfaluten 6303 W Roosevelt Rd

Quick Bites, Day or Night By listening to customers and developing a robust menu with homemade sausages, fresh ground burgers, ribs, gumbo, and delightful dipping sauces, Big Guys Sausage Stand earns awards and loyal diners.

More than Music

Italian beef lovers all over Chicagoland know Buona Restaurant. In 1981 the Buonavolanto family brought the Chicagoland favorite, Italian beef, to the suburbs. Berwyn is the proud headquarters of this much-loved provider of hearty food.

Buona Catering 6833 W Roosevelt Rd

Since the 1940’s, three generations of owners at Dan’s Bike Shop have helped kids and adults find the right bike and keep their bikes in good repair. Known for their knowledgeable staff and helpful service, Dan’s Bike Shop also stocks all manner of cycling accessories from gear to clothing.

DiNico’s Pizza & Gelato offers 24-hour access to pizza for any daytime or late-night cravings. Customers rave about their stadium pizza, great for a crowd. Be sure to make a stop at Culver’s along Roosevelt Rd for a quick bite of their delicious butter burgers paired with a concrete mixer or their flavor of the day. Hot summer days and nights bring the crowds to Gina’s Italian Ice. Beyond classic Italian ice that makes the “Chicago’s Best” list, their menu also includes sundaes. Generations of local families make Gina’s a regular summer night stop, and former Berwynites are known to drive in to enjoy a favorite flavor. Cash only, so come prepared.

For over fifty years, the Turano Baking Company has provided authentically European breads to markets and restaurants. With its national headquarters on Roosevelt Road, you can pop into Mamma Susi’s Bakeshop for a fresh-baked treat and free cup of coffee when you spend more than $5.

Hyfaluten is a boutique with a distinct collection of clothing and accessories. Many patrons would say the unmentionables at Central Foundations, offering the finest undergarments, are well worth mentioning.

Dan’s Bike Shop 6715 W Roosevelt Rd Turano Baking Company Mamma Susi Bake Shop 6501 W Roosevelt Rd

Berwyn’s Culver’s 6943 W Roosevelt Rd

Bodhi Thai Bistro 6211 W Roosevelt Rd

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DEPOT

DISTRICT MacNeal Hospital 3249 S Oak Park Ave

World-Class Care Close to Home The largest medical center in Berwyn, MacNeal Hospital is also the town’s largest employer. Now a part of the Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health family, it was founded in 1919 in the MacNeal family home.

Shop Local Classics to collectibles, cool to quirky, you’ll love hunting for something special at Curio Corner featuring new, vintage, and antique furniture, jewelry, gifts, and more. Reel Art Collectibles is also a great spot to find something unique. Shop movie posters, comic books, toys, vintage pop culture merchandise and more. Follow them on Facebook so you can mark your calendar for their famous Warehouse Sales.

Reel Art Collectibles 6727 W Stanley Ave

Lunges ‘n Lattes serves up delicious coffee and fresh-pressed juices along with a complete schedule of adult, family, and kids’ classes, including childcare. In the summer, attend their Open Air Markets every last Tuesday of the month through August and shop locally sourced produce and goods. The first location of Familia Fresh Market & Danesi Caffe opened in the Depot District in 2008. Well stocked and well-staffed, the fresh produce selection gets frequent mention, as do the juice bar and dining area upstairs.

O’Brien the Cleaner Inc. 6915 W Stanley Ave

[Linze Rice, Pink House Media] Lunges ‘n Lattes, 6805 W Stanley Ave Ste A

Karasek Park, 6844 W Windsor Ave

Community Art, Community Events Whether you pause to enjoy them or to share on social media, you can thank the Berwyn Public Art Initiative (BPAI) – in collaboration with local business owners – for the Depot’s many colorful murals. We look forward to the return of Berwyn’s event season in late summer 2021, including Depot events such as the Mini-Golf Pub Crawl and Berwyn’s Oktoberfest. Check out our website for more information!

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Olive or Twist Martini Bar 6906 W Windsor Ave

The James Joyce Irish Pub 7138 W Windsor Ave

The Outta Space, Inc 6840 W 32nd St

Delicious Drinks & Nightlife Godson’s Bar & Lounge 6910 W Windsor Ave

For a cozy yet lively experience, patrons love The James Joyce Irish Pub. If it feels like it’s straight from Dublin, that’s by design from the two Irish owners. Opened in 2000, this literary-inspired spot features classic styling and a variety of beer and scotch, among many other options.

The Garage Smokehouse & Bar 3202 S Grove Ave

Described as equal parts cool and chill, The Outta Space is also equal part arts and drinks. As a live entertainment venue, it hosts music, art, open mics, and variety shows. Flapjack Brewery 6833 W Stanley Ave

As part of the Depot District bar crawl, you can also consider hitting up Olive or Twist Martini Bar, Godson’s Bar & Lounge, Off the Traxx, Perception Lounge, and Quan’s Oasis.

All-Day Dining Options

Lavergne’s Tavern 6546 W Windsor Ave

Breakfast is always a good idea, and always available at Connie’s Family Restaurant & Cocktails. Don’t worry; you can also get delicious lunch and dinner at this casual and family-friendly spot known for a daily menu of homemade soups. Lavergne’s Tavern opened in 2016 and quickly became a hometown favorite. A seasonal food menu is matched by upscale bar options. With a restored tin ceiling and hardwood floors as well as a historic bar rebuilt with reclaimed wood, it blends the best of old-world style and modern dining. Beer and pizza just go great together, especially at Flapjack Brewery. Located in the Depot District, this crowd favorite serves up wood-fired pizza along with a rotating menu of small-batch beers. Still hungry? Try The Garage Smokehouse and Bar for Texas-style BBQ.

La Borra del Café Berwyn 6801 W Stanley Ave Ste C

Media Noche Berwyn Cafe 6836 W Windsor Ave

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As Berwyn and other suburbs began booming in the 1920s, a new numbered highway system was sprouting across America. Route 66 was one such road, and—in the century since—it’s become an icon of progress and connection. From unique shops to must-try dining experiences, the Mother Road has something for everyone. Buddy Bear Car Wash and Gas Plus 6201 W Ogden Ave

Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago 6539 W Ogden Ave

The Automobile Mother Lode on the Mother Road As part of Route 66, known as The Mother Road, It’s no surprise that Ogden Avenue is home to several top-notch, car-related businesses and events. For those looking for a new or used ride, Berwyn Kia has earned its reputation as a reliable and trustworthy dealership. Buying a car can be a stressful process, and the sales and service team at Berwyn Kia is known for being helpful and patient. Zeigler Pre-Owned of Chicago is known for its friendly, helpful staff and wide range of vehicles. Over three generations, proud owners have relied on Ogden Top & Trim for their superior craftsmanship. Since 1919 (yes, before Ogden Avenue was part of Route 66), this award-winning upholstery and trim shop has serviced custom cars, restorations, and repairs alike.

Ogden Top & Trim 6609 W Ogden Ave

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Should you experience car trouble, Ogden Avenue may have just the place for you. Mike & Sons Auto Service gets points for honesty and professionalism. Even the pickiest car owners report satisfaction with Ron’s R & B Auto Body & Kustoms. Weimer Machine LLC & Automotive Repair Specialists specializes in bringing old-fashioned levels of service to repair and maintain both vintage and modern cars. For custom lettering and design, look no further than Widaman Sign Company that has been a Berwyn favorite for 50 years. The Berwyn Midas has a solid reputation for straight talk and good work. Once your car is serviced and repaired, keep it clean with Buddy Bear Car Wash and Gas Plus, one of a handful of locations owned by the same family for three generations.


Paisans Pizzeria & Bar 6226 W Ogden Ave

Novi’s Beef 6746 W Ogden Ave

Dine Along Ogden Paisans Pizzeria and Bar’s award-winning pizza, burgers, salads, and wings are delicious reasons to stop. It’s a family favorite not just for great food but for a Route 66 inspired ambiance complete with custom motorcycles and a dragster on display. Since 2011, this 20,000 square foot restaurant and banquet facility has called the Mother Road home.

Taqueria El Meson Express 6831 W Ogden Ave

For over 30 years, Michael Anthony’s Pizzeria & Bar has been a family favorite for serving up your traditional Italian pizzeria experience. Locals know this is the place to head when you want classically good slices, a cold beer, and a place to watch the game with friends. Cigars & Stripes BBQ Lounge is another neighborhood gem. Filled with Route 66 inspired memorabilia, the mouth-watering BBQ features tempting, homemade sauces ready to be washed down with on-tap craft brews. Patrons love the wide range of events, from movie screenings to open mic comedy nights. As the name suggests, it’s also a fine place to snag a quality cigar. If you’re looking for grab-and-go or quick bites, try Novi’s Beef, proud winner of Chicago’s Best Beef, whose hand-cut fries get rave reviews. Route 66’s oldest White Castle is a perfect pit stop for an original slider. Fans of Turano bread can snag a sub with bread baked nearby at the Mr. Submarine, Chicago’s first sub shop. Enjoy the authentic Mexican food from the recently remodeled Taqueria El Meson Express, which includes a delicious, bacon-filled Taco Alhambre.

Michael Anthony’s Pizzeria & Bar 6434 W Ogden Ave

Shop Along Ogden

Parrilla Express 6401 W 34th St

Tamales Ogden 6333 W Ogden Ave

Viva La Frida 7117 W Ogden Ave

Illinois Route 66 Scenic Byway Wayside Exhibit Kiosks

Cigars and Stripes BBQ Lounge 6715 W Ogden Ave

Berwyn’s Toys & Trains is a toy and model train store treasured since 1992 for its trove of new and vintage toys. The shop features a fantastic selection of model trains and a delightful toy train landscape, including a toy store. Comic book aficionados and gamers alike love Top Cut Comics. A large selection of comic books and video games is enhanced by trading cards, action figures, and a back room with board games, too. Top Cut Comics is also a popular destination for its special events like a weekly Super Sham Bros Ultimate tourney, Pokemon events, and more. Collectors become regulars because of the loyalty program.

Berwyn’s Toys & Trains 7025 W Ogden Ave

Top Cut Comics 7122 W Ogden Ave Ste B

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Resources for Early Learners CHILDREN'S CENTER OF CICERO-BERWYN Childrenscenterciceroberwyn.org (708) 652-1202 | 9 Convenient Locations!

NORTH BERWYN PARK DISTRICT 1619 S Wesley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-4900 | nbpd4fun.org Whether you are looking for a fun class to participate in, or just a day out in the park, the North Berwyn Park District is the place to be. Visit their website or join them on Facebook for class and event updates, featuring a variety of special events, activities, camps, and education-based programs for children. Programs for children include Theater, Sports, Art, Dance, Fitness and Martial Arts, and more. The North Berwyn Park District has the right program for your little ones!

The Children’s Center of Cicero Berwyn is a 501 (c) 3 non-profit that provides a nurturing, developmentally appropriate atmosphere for children, and supports parents and caregivers in their critical role as their child’s first teacher. The Children’s Center respects the child as a unique and special individual. They support families to help their children enjoy life and learn to accept themselves, as well as others and prepare them for academic success. They provide educational, play-based childcare, full and half day Head Start and Preschool for All classrooms and home-based, child development and parenting programs. All programs are bilingual! Most programs are FREE to qualifying families. With 13 programs at 9 different sites, they proudly serve families from Cicero, Berwyn and ALL the surrounding communities. The PACT Center is physically located in Stickney, IL. For enrollment information, please call (708) 652-1202.

Armor of Protection Responsibility Respect of Self Own Her Behavior Widens Her World View Sees Her Success LATINAS ON THE PLAZA Little Arrows Squad: From Princess to Warrior (630) 542-0582 | latinasontheplaza.com Latinas on the Plaza will be offering three programs in the fall, Little Arrows I for ages 4-6 (Preschool-Kindergarten), Little Arrows II for girls ages 7-8 (First Grade), and Little Arrows III for girls in second grade. Live programs begin in October and will meet once a month through March. Apply now at latinasontheplaza.org.

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BERWYN PARK DISTRICT 3701 S Scoville Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-1701 | berwynparks.org Get your young child active early to help stimulate brain development and social skills. The Berwyn Park District is offering early childhood programs that are a perfect outlet for your little one. From parent/child programming to independent activities, there are a variety of virtual and in-person options. Inquire about preschool programs as well! Contact Devin Frendreis, Early Childhood and Recreation Manager, at dfrendreis@berwynparks.org or (708) 795-2892 for more information.

AWAKE! 6720 W 31st St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-4132 | berwynsawake.org Berwyn’s Awake is a non-profit organization that annually serves children through summer reading and STEAM programs, and year-round cultural field trips and enrichment workshops, while also providing leadership training to 12-15 local high school students who serve as program aides. Stay connected with Awake and support this great organization.

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Resources for Active Kids PAV YMCA 2947 S Oak Park Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-0606 | pavymca.org LUNGES ‘N LATTES 6805 W Stanley Ave Ste A | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 317-5108 | lungesnlattes.com Child care is back at Lunges ‘n Lattes! Miss D will be supervising playtime in the gym while parents get their workouts outside. Drop-in rates are available at $10/child, or you can score UNLIMITED child care and classes for a family of four for just $250/mo now through August 31, 2021. Be sure to grab a delicious bite and beverage while you’re there! Follow them on Facebook and visit their website for updates and new programming throughout the year.

ST. LEONARD SCHOOL IS DEDICATED TO PROMOTING THE SPIRITUAL & INTELLECTUAL DEVELOPMENT OF EACH CHILD. A comprehensive program serving children from 3 year old preschool through 8th grade is offered: • • • •

3 and 4 year old ALL day preschool K through eighth grades Before and after school Extended Day Program Receive $50 off registration when you mention this ad For more information contact us at (708) 749-3666 or stleonardschool.org St. Leonard School Home of the lions 3322S. Clarence Ave. Berwyn, IL 60402 Follow us on Facebook! f @StLeonardBerwyn

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In Partnership with the Berwyn Public Health District, the Pav YMCA is offering a great opportunity for Berwyn residents to learn how to swim! Berwyn residents may sign up for swim lessons at 50% off. This scholorship program was made possible through the generous support of the Berwyn Public Health District. Registration can be done at the Pav YMCA; proof of address is required. Present code BHDSL upon registration.

ISTVAN & HIS IMAGINARY BAND Berwyn, IL | istvansongs.com istvansongs@gmail.com Istvan’s cool, cleverly crafted music appeals to kids and families alike. The songs encourage children to sing along and dance, and even make good choices. Parents really appreciate the stellar songwriting as well as the humor that’s sometimes just for them. Catch Istvan’s solo show or a dynamic duo show featuring his daughter Evie. A new virtual show is now available for home, library or school presentations, and live stream concerts and classes can also be enjoyed on demand. Visit the website or email Istvan for info and availability.


BERWYN SCHOOL OF MUSIC 6519 W 26th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (773) 463-7970 | berwynschoolofmusic.com PEGGY ROSE ACADEMY OF DANCE AND ACROBATICS 6829 W Stanley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-8960 | peggyrosedance.com Peggy Rose is a member of Dance Educators of America, offering dance classes in ballet, pointe, jazz/hip hop, lyrical, swing, Mexican folkloric, and Latin, as well as acrobatics, piano and voice lessons. Students as young as 3 years old through teenage and adult are encouraged to sign up. New students are accepted throughout the year. To request more information or to register, visit their website or give them a call.

Horse Drawn Productions is now under new management and has been renamed the Berwyn School of Music. They offer a variety of music lessons for all ages, and have one of the nicest grand pianos in all of Chicagoland. Learn piano, singing, violin, cello, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, ukulele, sax, clarinet, flute, or electronic music production. Lessons are offered remotely over Zoom or in their beautiful music studio in a safe, socially distanced environment. Group lesson packages or discounts for multiple students are available, so call or message them through their Facebook page or website to book lessons today.

GUTIERREZ TAEKWONDO USA 6306 W 26th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 374-9712 | @Gutierrez.Taekwondo.USA Gutierrez Taekwondo USA offers youth and adult programs for ages 4 and up that will help their students stay physically active. Apart from physical activity, Gutierrez Taekwondo encourages discipline, self-control, respect, and self-defense. Stop in and learn more about the exciting offerings for your little one!

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Neighbor Tasted, Neighbor Approved Berwyn is full of diverse dining experiences! If you need some inspiration on where to treat your tastebuds, here is a good place to start! BABYGOLD BARBECUE 6613 W Roosevelt Rd

Los Tarritos Restaurante 6241 W Cermak Rd

Berwyn Eats

We have partnered with the Wednesday Journal to help spotlight some of Berwyn’s many delights! Melissa Elsmo, Food Writer for the Wednesday Journal will take you on a culinary adventure with her reviews of some of Berwyn’s favorite spots! For a full list of write-ups visit: www.oakpark.com/category/eats/berwyn-eats

Neighbor Tasted, Neighbor Approved Neighbors have come together to do their part and support our Food and Beverage industry! Check out some of the many recommendations listed in the Neighbor Tasted, Neighbor Approved page created to share some must try food in Berwyn! www.facebook.com/groups/berwynfood

Parrilla Express 6401 W 34th St Big Guys Sausage Stand 7021 W Roosevelt Rd

La Parra Restaurant and Bar 6710 W Cermak Ave

Takeout 25

Beginning in June of 2021, Berwyn will be added to the ever-popular Community Group, Takeout 25 Oak Park. This group is composed of over 8,000 residents that have taken a pledge to spend $25 a week at a local independently owned food establishment. By inviting Berwyn, Takeout 25 Oak Park is expanding the reach to support more businesses and encouraging residents across now 5 communities to discover new dining experiences! Takeout 25 now includes the following communities: Oak Park, Forest Park, River Forest, Elmwood Park, Galewood, Austin and now Berwyn. WhyBerwyn.com | 2021 Community Resource Guide |

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Shop in Berwyn Berwyn Betty’s Bath & Body Berwyn, IL | (312) 914-1920 berwynbettys.com

Berwyn Betty’s came about when owner Stephanie began making bath products with her autistic daughter as a labor of love. Since then, Stephanie developed a line of bath soaps and bath bombs that she could manufacture together with her daughter. Stephanie is very proud of the business she has built with her family as she believes that her shop will help spread imagination to every child, no matter their circumstance. Shop a range of bath bombs and sugar scrubs on Etsy or through the website.

Brown Boy Boutique

Berwyn, IL | (630) 974-7783 brownboyboutique.com info@brownboyboutique.com

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Brown Boy Boutique is an online store where parents can find trendsetting, affordable, and urban clothing for their little guy. In addition to offering trend setting clothes, they offer a wide selection of books that promote diversity. At Brown Boy Boutique, they believe that representation matters. They seek to expand the minds of Brown Children by offering great reads from African American authors, with the goal of introducing characters in books that look like them.

Little Buddha

Berwyn, IL littlebuddhabydaisy@gmail.com littlebuddhabydaisy.com @littlebuddhabydaisy

3011 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-9311 *Must be 21 years and over with valid drivers license to purchase. Please drink responsibly.

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Established in 2018 by Berwyn resident Daisy, Little Buddha is based on finding holistic ways to feed the mind, body and soul. Daisy makes handmade products using all natural and organic ingredients, and fragranced only with essential oils. Shop a range of regular and CBD soaps and bath bombs, custom crystal jewelry, candles, body butter, room sprays, limited edition gift sets and more. Daisy also offers reiki and energy services.


Recipes from the Firehouse Mario’s Marinara Berwyn, IL | mariosmarinara.com mariosmarinara@gmail.com

Place your order with Mario or pick up a jar of Mario’s Marinara at Avito Caffe and Tony’s Fresh Market in Berwyn. Berwyn’s favorite firehouse chef, Mario Manfredini has been featured on Chicago’s Best, Peapod’s Next Best on Windy City Live, won the First Annual 2018 Firehouse Chefs Recipe Challenge, and more. Check out some Recipes from the Firehouse on mariosmarinara.com and cook up some of Mario’s delicious award-winning dishes!

Urban Loggers Club urbanloggersclub.com

Avoid the hassle of going to the store to pick up firewood—Urban Loggers Club is designed with the Urban Logger in mind, safely delivering small batch firewood directly to you. Customize your package by picking and choosing exactly which products—and how many—you want. Join the Urban Loggers Club for monthly delivery and receive club pricing.

The Kopicki Family is dedicated to continuing the ‘’Heritage’’ of service on which our family funeral business was founded. Heritage Funeral Home and Cremation LLC. 3117 S Oak Park Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 708-788-7775 • heritageberwyn.com The Kopicki Family Funeral Resource Center is available to families, as well as social workers, to answer questions on any funeral related subjects at 800-557-5734. WhyBerwyn.com | 2021 Community Resource Guide |

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Moreno’s Shoe Repair

3142 S Oak Park Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-7763 | @MorenosShoeRepair From shoe repair to jackets and purses, this second generation business has been offering their handcrafted service and bringing quality care to one’s most treasured items for over 20 years in Berwyn. Since taking over the family business, owner Ernesto recently began crafting custom sneakers. In addition to making your leather goods look newer, you can get sneakers made to order with your own signature style.

Central Foundations

7013 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-7330 centralfoundations-undergarments.com For over 60 years, Central Foundations has been fitting women of all sizes with fine undergarments. As a full service boutique, they take pride in selecting the best undergarments that provide optimal comfort and support. Call or stop in to learn more about their full range of services. Some of their specialties include: bras and underwear, shapewear, intimate sets, bridal, maternity and nursing, and mastectomy.

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Extreme Soccer Inc.

Winner of the 2021 George W. Ashby Award for Business Excellence!

6611 W 26th St Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-8657 @xsoccer2

Extreme Soccer is your first and only stop for all your soccer apparel needs. From cleats to the latest Soccer Jerseys or equipment, they are happy to help get you moving on or off the soccer field.

Dan’s Bike Shop

6715 W Roosevelt Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-5000 dansbikeshop.us For over 30 years, Dan’s Bike Shop has been serving Berwyn and the surrounding community. This third-generation family-owned business specializes in bikes for the whole family. Stop in to find the right set of wheels for yourself or to get a tune-up on your current bike. Be sure to check out their full selection of accessories for a safe bike ride.

First Gear Skateshop

6808 W 26th St Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 637-3199 | firstgearskateshop.com First Gear Skateshop has a range of pre-built skateboards that are great for someone just getting into the sport. Compared to the beginner boards you can find at other stores that are made out of plastic that cracks easily, these are much more durable and safer. They also come in a range of designs that will please anyone! Pick up a pair of skate shoes, safety equipment or other accessories when you stop in.

SHOES FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY! With every $50 purchase, receive $2 to use towards your next visit, or accumulate to save even more! Shop Top Brands:

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Youth Crossroads, Inc. 6501 W Stanley Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-7400 • youthcrossroads.org Youth Crossroads’ mission is to act in the best interest of youth, guiding them through life’s challenges, and inspiring them to discover new opportunities for personal development, healthy relationships, and positive community involvement. Youth Crossroads provides a wide range of supports including counseling, crisis intervention, school/community-based trauma response and prevention programs, after-school enrichment, and youth leadership development. We have been coordinating ground-breaking trauma training to local police departments, educators, and parents to teach them about the impact trauma has on youth. In addition, we collaborate extensively with local school districts, government agencies, police departments, and other human service organizations to connect with youth in need of assistance and ensure they receive appropriate care. Youth Crossroads frequently connects with an individual when s/he is in crisis or experiencing profound challenges that feel insurmountable. Students may be wrestling with trauma-related conditions, anger management problems, identity issues, or poor decision-making skills. Their families may be dealing with unemployment, loss of a loved one, separation/divorce, domestic violence, or other destabilizing situations. Our staff works with each individual and family to identify their needs and create a path toward improving their situations. To ensure that those who would most benefit can easily partake in programs, all services are bilingual and provided at no cost to participants.

I love this town. Jim Finnerty, Agent 6643 W Ogden Avenue Berwyn, IL 60402 Bus: 708-788-3868 www.jimfinnerty.com Hablamos Español

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The Local’s Guide to Outdoor Explorations

From forest preserve trails, to historic walking tours, architectural admiration, and more — we’ve rounded up five of the best ways to experience the outdoors from a safe social distance.

Self-Guided Berwyn Bungalow Tour (1 mile) Known as the “City of Homes,” Berwyn proudly showcases a wide range of residential architecture — particularly the bungalowstyle home. The Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District is bound approximately by Cermak Road, Ridgeland Avenue, 26th Street, and Home Avenue.

FREE; map and more information can be found at livingplaces.com/IL/Cook_County/Berwyn_City/Central_Berwyn_Bungalow_Historic_District_Map.html

Appreciate Art in the Depot District (1 mile)

Take the Train to Brookfield Zoo (3 miles)

Organized by the Berwyn Public Art Initiative, a mixture of murals, displays, sculptures and installations can be found throughout one of Berwyn’s most unique commercial districts. Check out BPAI’s website for an easy-to-follow walking tour map that makes for a perfect outdoor activity. Want to continue mural-spotting around town? Each school in North Berwyn has murals on their property!

Just 3 miles to the east, Brookfield Zoo offers an exciting look into the lives of wild animals. Berwynners can easily access the zoo by hopping on Metra’s BNSF train line toward Aurora from any of the city’s three stops: LaVergne, Berwyn, or Harlem Avenue. Hop off at the Hollywood stop, then take a brief walk north straight to the South Entrance. Before you go, make sure to reserve your entrance time online and check for updates at czs.org/KnowBeforeYouGo.

Berwyn Public Art Initiative Walking Tour, begin at Harlem and Stanley Aves; FREE; see more at berwynpublicartinitiative.org/public-art-walking-tour.

Tour the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District in Oak Park (4 miles) Just north is the Frank Lloyd Wright Historic District in Oak Park. The area, roughly defined by Harlem Ave, Ridgeland Ave, Lake St and Thomas St, is dotted with historic homes built, renovated or lived in by the famous Prairie-style architect, who called Oak Park his home from 1889 to 1909. The suburb holds the country’s largest concentration of architecture in the Prairie School design, including 25 designs by Wright himself. While paid, guided tours are available, the district also makes for an ideal self-guided tour setting.

Hit the Cook County Forest Preserve Trails (5 miles) From Buffalo Grove to Chicago Heights, the Cook County Forest Preserve has an extensive network of parks and walking trails designed to keep you active and inspired in the outdoors – including many in nearby areas such as Riverside, Forest Park, Lyons and more. Trails are available as both paved and unpaved, with plenty of room for cycling, walking, running, hiking, or just spending leisure time outdoors. Cook County Forest Preserve Trails, various locations; FREE; Plan your route at https://map.fpdcc.com.

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BERWYN TOWNSHIP Public Health District Highlights 6600 W 26th St · Berwyn, IL 60402 PHONE (708) 788-6600 · FAX (708) 788-0432 www.toi.org/BERWYNTOWNSHIP

HEALTH DISTRICT Medical Services for Berwyn Residents include: • Free childhood immunizations until 18 years of age, provided you qualify • Lead Testing • Tuberculin (TB) testing • Low cost vaccinations for adults • Free Blood Pressure Tests • All Kids Enrollment Assistance • Access to Care Enrollment Assistance • Senior Lunch and Learn Lectures

DAVID J. AVILA Township Supervisor President, Board of Health MARGARET PAUL Township Clerk Secretary, Board of Health

Township Trustees: TOMASA AMBRIZ EDWARD ESPINOZA JESSE MIRANDA MARIBAL ZAPATA

• Dominican University Nutrition Counselors • Special Events - Healthy Heart, Well Woman, Health Fair Screenings • Medical Waste Disposal - Special Sharps Program for Residents • Rx Take Back Program - (Drug disposal for non-controlled substances) • Howard Brown Health - HIV/STI Screening & Hepatitis C Screening

JACQUELINE PEREDA Township Assessor Treasurer, Board of Health

• Visits to the homebound for Flu/Pneumonia immunizations • Vital Records Office maintains Berwyn birth and death records. • Sanitation Department conducts inspections of food-related businesses, including schools and daycares

For more information on our programs, call

(708) 788–6600

BERWYN TOWNSHIP • Berwyn Township Assessor’s Office assists Berwyn homeowners with completing exemptions, obtaining duplicate tax bills, submitting name changes to Cook County, and assists with property tax appeals. • Our Township General Assistance Program offers assistance for individuals meeting program requirements; including unemployed Berwyn Adults seeking employment or those applying for disability. • Berwyn Township also issues Berwyn Resident’s hanging handicap placards. • Berwyn Township assists with Voter Registration.

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KEEP YOUR FAMILY SAFE FROM LEAD PAINT Lead poisoning is a serious risk to young children and pregnant women. CCDPH can help you keep your family safe.

CCDPH PROVIDES NO COST LEAD PAINT INSPECTIONS FOR FAMILIES WHO QUALIFY. IF WE FIND HAZARDS, WE FIX THEM - AT NO COST TO YOU Apply today with North West Housing Partnership 847-969-0561

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Highlights

As a driving force behind a vibrant and diverse community, the Berwyn Public Library strives to be a place where people and ideas connect. We celebrate diversity in an accessible environment for learning, enlightenment, and enjoyment. All community members are invited to participate in regular programming and special events. Check out the Library calendar for details.

Reference Department Our Reference Department can teach you how to access databases and other online courses. There is help for job searching, resume writing and interviewing. Our Reference Department can also proctor tests.

The Library offers Berwyn residents the opportunity to earn a high school diploma. Career Online High School is an accredited program that enables Berwyn residents 21 and older to earn a high school diploma in 18 months or less. Scholarships are available for qualified applicants.

Tablet Rentals Maybe you or a loved one is intrigued with technology. Library cardholders 60+ can borrow Wifi-enabled Samsung tablets. Test drive the device and explore the internet. Community Engagement staff are available to help get you started. Call them at 708/795-8000, ext 3089. 54

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Match Services Sometimes, you don’t know what you are looking for. The Library offers Match services for those who don’t know what to read, watch or listen to next. Tell us what you like, and we will make suggestions especially for you. Complete a form online, and we will contact you when your materials are ready.

Streaming Services The Library also offers streaming services. Using hoopla, Overdrive, kanopy and axis 360, cardholders can watch movies and TV shows, listen to music and audiobooks and read ebooks. Let us help you explore digital options!

Fun for Kids! For kids, the Library offers free online tutoring, TumbleMath, TumbleBooks, and CultureGrams. Our experts have created lists of materials for different ages and topics. If you don’t see what you are looking for, ask. We take special requests.

Do you have a competitive spirit? Try the Check it Out Challenge! This yearlong challenge presents readers with different monthly themes and activities. Those who complete the activities are entered in a raffle for a gift card to a local business. For those readers who like a shorter reading challenge, the Library sponsors Berwyn Reads every summer.

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BERWYN SOUTH SCHOOL DISTRICT Highlights

100

3401 S Gunderson Ave, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-2300 | bsd100.org

The vision of Berwyn South School District 100 is to inspire a passion for learning in every child, embrace diversity, and strive to be positive influencers in our changing world.

D100 2020-21 Report Card District 100 staff facilitated school improvement work focused on implementing a rigorous curriculum, enhancing instructional practices, and providing ongoing support for the social emotional development of all students. The district’s preschool programs received the Award of Excellence and are rated GOLD by ExceleRate Illinois. District 100’s preschool director and teachers shared their newly-developed virtual programs with districts across the state at the StarNet Region II workshop. Staff members have presented at a variety of conferences— including the National and Illinois Council of Teachers of Mathematics, Illinois Digital Educators Alliance, Illinois Council of Instructional Coaching, and Illinois Reading Conference. Several District 100 schools are participating in the Lurie’s Children Hospital Trauma Responsive Schools pilot. School teams receive training on strategies to support students and are focusing on work around trauma, anti-racism, and equity. The district’s Ambassadors of Knowledge conference hosted for kids, by kids was held virtually. The conference featured a keynote presentation on cybersecurity, followed by students sharing their knowledge, skills, and expertise on topics such as coding, robotics, and app usage and design. Two summer school sessions are being offered to provide academic and social-emotional support to students in a variety of programs. In-person and virtual options are available, and include programs for early childhood, general education, extended school year, dual language/bilingual, and enrichment. District 100 got creative to ensure students continued to be recognized through PBIS and health/wellness programs— including virtual assemblies and fitness challenges, surprise home visits, and live streaming school events—despite the pandemic. 56

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Mary Havis Superintendent Berwyn South School District 100 3401 S Gunderson Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 303-4033 “District 100 is a community of learners. Our culture of high expectations for continuous improvement and collaborative partnerships has been on full display throughout the pandemic. Staff and families have been true partners in ensuring students were engaged during remote and hybrid learning, and stayed connected with their classmates and schools during this unique year. Our students inspire us every day and their accomplishments over the past year have been remarkable. We remain committed to creating classroom environments where our students are leaders, creators, and innovators, and have unique opportunities to explore their interests, support their peers, and give back to their community. As a district family, we celebrate the diversity of the South Berwyn community and take pride in the relationships we build with our students, staff, and families.”


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8 schools

District 100 serves

3,340 students in South Berwyn

2021-22 D100 Dates To Know: TODAY: Registration has already begun! Register this summer on our website

Coming Soon! District 100’s dual language program will expand to the middle school next year, with current 5th grade students being the first class to experience dual language as 6th graders at Heritage Middle School. Continued investments in district facilities, including: adding air conditioning to gyms at three schools, upgrading ventilation systems, masonry and roof repairs, and a new playground at Hiawatha Elementary. Additional positions are being added next year to provide more support for students and families—including math support teachers at all elementary schools, increased social workers and EL teachers, and a district family liaison.

7/28: Dual language informational meeting for incoming Kindergarten parents 8/19: First day of school!

Serving the Berwyn community’s dental needs for over 40 years Family Dentistry Accepting New Patients Easy Parking Berwyn Depot District Dr. Thomas J. Rysz

Dr. Scott M. Rysz

Building Healthy Smiles Every Day Stay Connected! Follow District 100 on Facebook (@BerwynSouthDistrict100), Instagram and Twitter (@BerwynSouth100) — as well as the bsd100.org website, and Seesaw and Schoology learning platforms. Parents can also follow along with individual schools and teachers on social media.

(708) 484-0255 se habla Español 6725 Stanley Ave. • Berwyn, IL • www.mypdltd.com

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BERWYN NORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT Highlights

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6633 W 16th St, Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-6200 | bn98.org

Dedicated to achieving personal, academic, and civic potential.

District 98 serves

District 98 currently has

4 schools 2,708 students in North Berwyn

“Berwyn North School District 98 upholds the culture and talent that our students and staff bring to our community. We strive to create an environment of learners who are imaginative, culturally competent, interdependent, analytical, and civically engaged. Our students deserve to receive a quality education with these goals in mind. We balance education with experiences by offering physical education, arts, and other extracurricular activities that connect classroom learning to their outside world. Our commitment to our students and families is unyielding. We aim to do what it takes to provide every student with a world-class education every day.” Dr. Michelle Smith Superintendent, Berwyn North School District 98 6633 W 16th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 | 708-484-6200

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Stay Connected! Follow District 98 (@berwyn98) on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram, through the district’s app, and at the bn98.org website.

D98 2020-21 Report Card District 98 saw major upgrades this year! Improvements include a new and updated digital sign at the district office, brand new air conditioning to all classrooms and all school lunchrooms, and Havlicek Elementary will have a new auditorium in the Fall of 2021. A class of 5th graders at Havlicek Elementary School won the “Read to Succeed Contest” twice this year! The contest was sponsored by Achieve 3000. District 98 hosted a Moderna COVID-19 vaccination clinic at Lincoln Middle School to provide vaccines to the Berwyn community in partnership with Berwyn South School District 100 and Positive Health Services.

Coming Soon! Havlicek and Jefferson Elementary will be opening new STEAM centers in the Fall of 2021 to serve students in grades K-5. There will be an increase in after-school activities at all schools—including in academics and the arts. School buildings will continue to see upgrades.

Sports and fine arts were added to Summer 2021 programming. The district hosted its first Children’s Day Parade! The event was so successful, it will be an ongoing tradition. During Illinois Arts Education Week, a 4th grader at Jefferson Elementary School won 1st place in the Illinois State Board of Education art contest. The district provided food to the Berwyn North community in partnership with several organizations, including State Representative Lisa Hernandez and Zakat Foundation of America.

2021-22 D98 Dates To Know TODAY: Registration has already begun! 8/7: Back to School Event 8/18: Parent/Teacher meet and greets 8/19: First day of school!

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J. STERLING MORTON HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT

Highlights

201

5801 W Cermak Rd, Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 222-5700 | jsmort.schoolwires.net

3,530

Current number of students served by J. Sterling Morton High School District 201

“What I can, I Will”

The first words students see when they walk in the school’s front doors

“Every Student Succeeds” D201 2020-21 Report Card

District 201’s mission to its students and community

The school was once again recognized as “Commendable” by the federal Every Student Succeeds Act. In 2020, 89% of Freshman were on-track for graduation—a 10% increase since 2016. This year 1,313 student athletes participated in 28 sports— and the numbers are still going. Engineering Club took 1st place at the state competition. Morton West High School saw a number of new clubs this year—such as Allies, Morton Speaks, MTV, and TedX, where students watch and discuss TED talks and share student voices. The 2020 graduation rate rose by 3% from the previous year.

“I would describe Morton West as an extended family. This is echoed in the voices of students, teachers and staff who all share the belief that Morton is a great place because of the heart and soul that each individual contributes to the school community. District 201 offers a wide variety of clubs, activities and athletics teams that allow relationships and learning to grow beyond the classroom. Despite the challenges that we have faced with the pandemic, together we rose above and offered opportunities for students and families to stay connected to the Morton family. I am proud to lead and serve the students, families and staff at Morton West and am looking forward to the 2021-2022 school year.” Kristina Cavanaugh Principal, Morton West High School 60

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Coming Soon! • Coffee with the Principal, the first Thursday of the month from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. • Increased social emotional learning opportunities for students • Opportunities to join the Parent Teacher Organization

83%

District graduation rate in 2020 (according to the Illinois State Board of Education)

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Total amount of money distributed to students who received In-District scholarship awards

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“Families seeking a great education to prepare their children for a bright future, along with a number of co-curricular opportunities to match students’ interests, really need look no further than Morton. Our schools offer more than 20 Advanced Placement courses and numerous career pathway programs. Our teachers and staff are the most caring and effective you will find. Athletics, clubs and activities are available to engage every student in the fabric of our schools. And the students are just amazing. It’s a privilege every day to come into the school and feel the positive energy our Mustangs bring. We continue to strive for excellence and to achieve our mission: Every Student Succeeds. There’s really no place like Morton, and I encourage every family to get to know your school by visiting, attending events and performances, and reaching out to us to talk about your child’s goals.” Dr. Timothy Truesdale District 201 Superintendent

Number of virtual or socially-distanced events held, including theater productions, cultural celebrations, charity drives, academic clubs, assemblies, enrichment activities and more

2021-22 D98 Dates To Know

$13,973,927

Total scholarship dollars awarded to the Class of 2020

*2021 data is not released until June 2021

TODAY: Register now online! 6/1: Online registration closes 7/15-16: Freshman laptop distribution 8/11: Freshman Welcome/Experience Day 8/9: First day of Fall sports 8/19: First day of school 8/2-6: The Comeback: Student Success Bootcamp for Freshman and Sophomores 9/13: Homecoming Week

Stay Connected! Find everything Morton West online by following the district website (jssmort.schoolwires.net), “The Parent-Principal Connection” weekly newsletter, Skyward Family Access, the Morton West Parent Liaison, and on social media! Twitter @KristyCavanaugh @MortonWestFA @MortonWestDeans @Morton201 Instagram @Kristy_Cavanaugh @Morton West Clubs Facebook @Morton West Freshman Academy @ Morton West Parent Liaison-enlace

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Highlights PO Box 497 | Berwyn, IL 60402 • (312) 731-5912 berwyn-mental-health-board.com • b708cmhb@yahoo.com The Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board promotes quality, community-based mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services. The board fulfills this mission by making grants, funded by local tax dollars, to local agencies that provide these services to Berwyn residents.

BACKGROUND On October 31, 1963, President John F. Kennedy signed into law the Community Mental Health Act, which drastically altered the delivery of mental health services and inspired a new era of optimism in mental healthcare. This law led to the establishment of comprehensive community mental health centers throughout the country. It helped people with mental health conditions, who were until then effectively “warehoused” in hospitals and institutions, move back into their communities. In Illinois, the Community Mental Health Act led to the creation of “708” boards, which are community mental health boards established by a community, municipality, or township for the purposes of planning and funding mental health, developmental disability, and substance abuse services. Through the hard work of area residents and social service agencies, the Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Fund was established in 1974 by referendum.

BERWYN TOWNSHIP 708 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD TODAY Initially, the Berwyn 708 Board funded four agencies. Some 47 years later, the 708 Board is a well-established grantmaking body that supports organizations that reach Berwyn residents with vital mental health, developmental disability, and substance use disorder programming. In 2021, the 708 Board has committed to funding 14 agencies and their provision of 26 communitybased programs. Over the past 10 years alone, the Berwyn 708 Board has granted $4,303,956 in funds to provided direct service to Berwyn residents.

How to Apply: Nonprofit organizations that provide direct services to improve the mental health of Berwyn Township residents with mental health conditions, developmental disabilities, and/or substance use disorders may apply to the Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board. Applications for the upcoming 2022-2023 grant cycle will be available starting December 13, 2021 and due January 21, 2022. To receive a grant application or for more information, visit www.berwyn-mental-health-board. com/funding or contact Allen Doederlein, Executive Director, Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board, at (312) 731-5912 or b708cmhb@yahoo.com.

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COMMENTS FROM SELECT LONG-TIME GRANTEES OF THE BERWYN 708 BOARD Support from the Berwyn 708 Community Mental Health Board is critical to Youth Crossroads’ ability to provide crisis intervention, behavioral mental health counseling, and positive youth development programs for over 1,000 Berwyn youth and families each year. In its mission to guide, support, and inspire local young people, Youth Crossroads has no stronger, more stalwart community partner than the Berwyn 708 Board. —Youth Crossroads, Inc.

“The Children’s Center of Cicero Berwyn is extremely grateful for its partnership with the Berwyn 708 Community Mental Health Board. Through their continuous support and the expertise of our mental health consultants, we have been able to address the needs of our Berwyn families, providing guidance on effective ways to promote children’s social and emotional development, reduce challenging behaviors, and manage stress effectively.” —Children’s Center of Cicero Berwyn

“For more than three decades, UCP Seguin and Berwyn residents with developmental disabilities have greatly benefited from funding through Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board. The Mental Health Board has been a crucial lifeline of support, enabling individuals to become full members of their community through employment, life skills training, recreation, and transition to adulthood. For this and more we are deeply grateful!” —UCP Seguin of Greater Chicago

“Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board is keenly aware of the needs of its residents. They are continually working with their grantee agencies to ensure township monies create consistent community impact with measurable outcomes. Berwyn residents utilize many NAMI programs, including the Drop-In Center, which supports people with severe mental illness integrate back into the community and NAMI’s Employment Program, which assists job seekers with mental illness to prepare for, secure, and retain jobs. Berwyn Township 708 cares deeply about its residents and are good stewards of township funds.” —NAMI

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Community College District 527

Highlights 3801 S Central Ave | Cicero, IL 60804 • (708) 656-8000 | morton.edu

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orton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney, and other near-western suburbs. Students have multiple ways to get involved and meet their fellow classmates. Outside of campus-facilitated events, such as New Student Orientation, Welcome Week, student success workshops, and regional and national conferences, there are 20 clubs and organizations ranging in interests. Participating students have the opportunity to join these organizations and meet new people, as well as build their resume and add to their leadership or team experiences. In its nearly 100 years, Morton College has grown to offer 38 Career Certificates, 17 Associate in Applied Science Degrees and 4 Transfer Program Degrees. Since 2019, Morton College has added four certificate programs in welding and expanded enrollment to meet the needs in high-demand health care fields. Nearly 33% of our students are enrolled in a transfer program. This two-year curriculum was specifically designed for students transferring to a four-year college in pursuit of a bachelor’s degree. Outside of the transfer program, we accommodate students at the level of education they want to pursue. Thirty percent of our students are enrolled in the Associate of Applied Science program with the intent of joining the workforce upon graduation.

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Additionally, nearly 18 percent of our students are taking adult education or ESL courses. We also offer online courses for students to access their education when it fits in their schedule. With an enrollment of nearly 6,700 students, the atmosphere on campus mirrors those of a traditional university setting. We are bettering ourselves so our students can continue to do the same. When our students are successful, we’re successful--there’s no other way around it.

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MC’s Top 5: During the COVID-19 pandemic, the institution doubled their efforts to make much needed improvements to the facilities. Improvements such as upgrades to the Athletic facilities, elevators, JPAC Theatre, bathrooms, stairways, expanded the Health Science area, and added a new welding lab and STEAM Center. The Panther Pantry remained opened throughout the pandemic to support the community during these tough times. Morton College offers a HSEC (formerly called GED) Scholarship. HSEC graduates are eligible for a two-year scholarship to continue their education. The Morton College Women’s Basketball Team won the NJCAA Region IV Championship. The first time in Morton College history. Our students persevered during the pandemic and we are anticipating over 350 student’s graduation from Morton College this year. We will host multiple in-person commencement and will have Award-winning Screenwriter and Producer Rick Najera address Morton College’s 96th graduating class

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“We at Morton College understood the importance of providing on-going support and resources during the COVID-19 pandemic. The institution reacted quickly in converting all services such as instruction and Student Services to a virtual format. Also, an alternative grading policy was established, placement testing, counseling, and tutoring services are offered virtually. An MC COVID-19 resource page was created on our website to provide all of the institutional and community resources to our college community. Furthermore, multiple communication outlets continue to be used to ensure the college community receives all institutional updates. The institution’s overall commitment was to ensure the safety and wellness of the community it serves, and the impact of COVID-19 was apparent as many community members lost their jobs and/or were impacted by the virus. This pandemic caused challenging times, but through it all, we are proud of the strength and resilience of our college community.” Dr. Stan Fields President, Morton College

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City of Berwyn Mayor Robert J. Lovero

Single Family Rehab No Interest Loan Program Eligible Projects

The City of Homes

New Furnace/Boiler!

Correct code violations

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Electrical Upgrade Plumbing Upgrade, sump pumps, sewer back-up valve

Furnace, Boiler etc.

Roof repair - Replacement

Windows & Doors

Insulation Weatherization

Gutter, downspouts, soffit, fascia

Window, Doors, Railings and Foundation Fixed!

New Stairs!

Porch & Steps

ADA Accessibility (Ramps & Outdoor Chair lifts.

Cosmetic Home Improvements are not eligible.

ADA Chair Lift!

The purpose of this program is to assist low to moderate income homeowners make needed repairs to their homes. The City of Berwyn Community Development Department, through an annual grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), fund programs within the City of Berwyn meeting to the needs of our community. The Single Family Rehab - No Interest Loan Program offers eligible residents deferred no interest loans to make necessary improvements to their home. To qualify for a loan: • • • • •

You must own and live in your home. Your home cannot be in foreclosure. All property taxes, water bills and fines must be paid. Your household income must meet HUD requirements. Other requirements as stated by HUD.

C om mu nit y De v el op me nt D ep a r t me nt

Phone: 708-795-6557 The City of Berwyn Community Development Department 6700W. 26th Street Berwyn, Illinois 60402

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Housing Rehab Coordinator Phone: 708-749-6557 Fax: 708-749-9457 E-mail: malvelo@ci.berwyn.il.us

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Berwyn’s

Green Spaces & Recreation

It’s been said that “parks and playgrounds are the soul of a city.” In Berwyn, you’ll find lush gardens, brightly colored playgrounds, and fields of dreams. Our parks and green spaces offer a wide variety of tranquility and joy to be enjoyed all year long.

As a densely populated community, it is important to boast that Berwyn is home to many green spaces. In total, Berwyn has over 15 active green spaces spread out throughout the community. Throughout the year, these facilities and grounds are busy with activity.

Berwyn Park District berwynparks.org • (708) 788-1701 Save the date for an array of exciting events coming this year, including our 101 Anniversary Celebration happening on Saturday, June 26 from 11am to 2pm! Beyond our ever-popular summer camp we are offering a variety of family friendly events! Here are a few to keep in mind. For a full list visit our website. Playground Adventures: All kids are invited to head to the park for some good old-fashioned fun. We will provide bubbles, hula hoops, jump ropes, giveaways, and refreshments. Age: 2 and Up Available the 1st Tuesday of the Month 9am to 10:30 am Location: Smirz Park, 3400 S. Highland Ave Registration is preferred but not required. Cost: Free Movies in the Park: The Berwyn Park District and the Berwyn Public Library have teamed up again to bring you Movies in the Park! Movies will start promptly at dusk. Check the daily weather to see the time of dusk each day. Dates: Following Friday’s: July 9, July 23 and Aug 9. Location: 6514 W. 27th Place - Across the street from the Liberty Cultural Center Rain Location: Liberty Cultural Center

Freedom Park • 3701 S Scoville Ave Friendship Park & Piper School Playground • 25th St & Kenilworth Ave Hessler Park • 6832-6898 W 34th St Karasek Park • 6844 W Windsor Ave Karban Dog Park • 3430 W 34th St Liberty Cultural Center • 6445 W 27th Pl Mraz Park • Riverside Dr, 23rd St & Grove Ave Proksa Park • 3001 S Wisconsin Ave Serenity Park • 6647 W 26th St Smirz Skate Park • 3400 S Highland Ave Sunshine Park • 29th Pl & Oak Park Ave Unity Park & Komensky School Playground • 2501 S Cuyler Ave

Berwyn Recreation Dept berwynrecreation.com • (708) 788-2010 Summer camp registration is in full swing at the Berwyn Recreation Department. Be sure to stop in or visit their website to learn more about enrollment. Throughout the year, the Berwyn Recreation Department offers sports, Senior Programming, and community events for the whole family.

Baseball Alley • Alley at 29th Pl & East Ave Janura Park • 28th St & East Ave Pavek Recreation Center & Pool • 6501 W 31st St 68

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North Berwyn Park District nbpd4fun.org • (708) 749-4900 With a variety of activities to choose from we are sure we will meet your summer fun needs. Our choice of Camps (Summer, Theater, & Art) for children between the ages of 6-14yrs, offers a place where kids can be kids in a safe and fun environment. Speaking of fun, our Splash Pads will be open June 3-August 14 (dates subject to change). Bathing suits and registration are required. The fun does not stop with Camps! Coming back this year are our ever-popular Free Fun in the Afternoon Kids Series and Movies in the Park. These events occur once a month from June-August and are open to all (registration is required). Join our Club 55 (55yrs+) and enjoy a fun afternoon of Bingo (every Monday) and Senior Movies (once a month June-August). For more information on these activities and more visit nbpd4fun.org. For the safety of our community, we will be following all CDC and IDPH guidelines.

Berwyn Gardens • Between Grove & Wenonah Aves, North of Cermak Rd Community Center • 1619 S Wesley Ave Hett Park • 19th St & Cuyler Ave Jefferson Park Field • 16th St * Wenonah Ave Jefferson School • 16th St & Wisconsin Ave Kriz Skate Park • 15th St & Maple Ave Lincoln Middle School • 16th St & Gunderson Ave Prairie Oak Community Gymnasium • 15th St & Oak Park Ave Prairie Oak School • 15th St & Oak Park Ave

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erwyn is known as the City of Homes because it is so far from your average cookie-cutter suburb. When you think Berwyn, bungalows most likely come to mind first. Yes, Berwyn’s rich history is reflected in one of the most significant collections of Chicago-style bungalows in the nation today. But it may surprise you to learn just how much variety there is in Berwyn’s charming and affordable housing stock.

American Foursquares

Some of the first homes to be built in Berwyn, American Foursquares are unique in their effective use of space. Popular around the 1910s, they were chosen because of their simplicity compared to their fancier Victorian counterparts. Common features of an American Foursquare are two and a half stories, large overhanging eaves, and a large front porch with wide steps. They tended to be built on larger lots, providing residents with plenty of space to plan and plant beautifully landscaped front lawns.

Victorians

You can’t miss one of Berwyn’s Queen Anne Victorians. Featuring signature style details like beautiful wrap-around porches, turrets, towers, and ornamental details, Queen Annes give a nod to the extravagance of a by-gone era. Despite their ornateness, many of the materials required to build a Victorian home were being mass-produced at the time. They were able to be shipped easily, all thanks to the widespread train routes that were established that included stops in Berwyn.

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Workman’s Cottages

The Workman’s Cottage home can be defined by its namesake—a cottage. Most Workman’s Cottages are typically one and a half stories with a pointed roof. Some are frame houses and others were built with brick. Workman’s Cottages are considered the predecessor to Chicagostyle Bungalows. The outsides of the cottage-style homes may appear very different, but the interiors can be very similar with almost the same floor plan.

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French Normandy

After World War I, the French Normandy architecture style became popular among the growing middle class in America. Inspired by French chateaus, these houses were versions built on a smaller and more affordable scale. French Normandy houses often feature arched doorways, steep roof pitches, high ridge lines, dormers, half-timbering, and a round stone tower topped by a conical roof usually serving as either the entrance or simply a design feature.

Tudor Revivals

Tudor Revival style houses are some of the more recent houses to be built in Berwyn, starting to appear in the 1940s. Tudor Revivals tend to sit on smaller lots than their Bungalow neighbors as they were built to be a more affordable option. These houses boast a very steep pitched roof and intersecting gable roofs and are always one and a half stories high. Some feature small front porches, but many have no porch at all. Berwyn’s Tudors tend to feature intricate stonework that frames different parts of the home.

National Register of Historic Places In 2015, the Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District made it onto the National Register’s list of Historic Places for the seventh time. In addition, two unique Berwyn homes are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

THE SILHAN HOUSE In 2007, this home made it onto the National Register of Historic Places for its well­-preserved style and its many features from the Art Moderne style that make it notable on a local and national level.

Bungalows

Berwyn’s Bungalows were all generally built around the same time in the 1920s to 1930s. Although many Bungalows in a block were sometimes built by the same workers, each house in Berwyn is unique, with subtle differences from its neighbors by design or made by the owners over the years. The roofline, style of shingles, limestone accents, and even the style of decorative face brick combine in endless ways from house to house. The Bungalows in Berwyn are also full of ornamental details such as tiled roofs, stained glass windows, checkerboard brick patterns, and intricate limestone insets. The Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District is roughly bounded by Cermak Road, Home Avenue, Ridgeland & Cuyler Avenues, and 26th Street.

ARTHUR J. DUNHAM HOUSE In 1982, this home was added to the National Register of Historic Places because of its clear representation of the Prairie style.

City of Berwyn Community Development Dept

Want to buy or improve your own Berwyn home? The City of Berwyn offers several great programs from down payment assistance to home repair programs. Many local businesses are ready to help you achieve your dream of owning a home. Visit berwyn-il.gov/community_development or contact the City of Berwyn Community Development Department at 708-795-6557 for more information.

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You don’t have to go very far to find everything you need to make your space lnstagram and Pinterest-worthy, all at affordable prices. Get inspired and start your next DIY project with your local businesses and take your beautiful Berwyn home to the next level! Visit the BDC Member directory starting on page 82 for a complete list of local professionals.

A LITTLE EXTRA TLC Do you have a laundry list of home projects that are too time consuming or too daunting to get done? Berwyn has plenty of local professionals who can help you check those big projects off your list. From pest control to concrete repair, plumbing, home cleaning services, general construction and even glass block installation and repair, our local professionals can help you with any type of home project, big or small. If you’d rather do it yourself, Berwyn has great equipment rental and repair centers.

MAKE IT UNIQUE Check out Curio Corner or Jaci’s Resale Shop for unique pieces of furniture and home decor. Reel Art Collectibles is also a great spot to shop for treasures and novelty pieces. Berwyn is chock-full of independent artists that craft unique and beautiful pieces of art. Check out Juice Vibe Co’s pop-up markets, visit your favorite local artists’ social media pages and websites, or head over to The Outta Space to purchase some awesome local artwork. 72

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IT’S IN THE DETAILS Your home most likely comes with beautiful original architectural details that can be left alone, and sometimes these architectural details show their age. There are many creative ways to accentuate those beautiful and unique original elements found in Berwyn homes. Many of Berwyn’s local businesses have all the tools you need to create your dream space, whether you want to do it yourself or let the professionals handle it.

GIVE IT SOME LIFE One of the easiest ways to add color and liveliness to your home is with greenery, whether it’s a gardening or landscaping project, adding houseplants to a room, or creating a beautiful flower arrangement to showcase while entertaining guests. Check out your local garden centers like Berwyn’s Violet Flower Shop or Seguin Gardens & Gifts to get everything you need to get started or just treat yourself to something nice. VNA Flowers & Gifts has artisan decor and gifts handmade in Mexico, and owner señora Maria creates gorgeous floral arrangements.

Get surprisingly great Home & Auto rates. Eddy Mujica, Agent 6333 26th Street Suite 1 Berwyn, IL 60402 Bus: 708-749-1335 eddy.mujica.vaa3u4@statefarm.com Monday-Friday 9am-5:30pm Saturday 9am-1pm Hablamos Español State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company State Farm Indemnity Company State Farm Fire and Casualty Company State Farm General Insurance Company; Bloomington, IL

Here’s the deal, our Home and Auto rates are already great. But when you combine with State Farm®, you can save even more. Call me to discover your surprisingly great rates on Home and Auto today. Like a good neighbor, State Farm is there.® Individual premiums will vary by customer. All applicants subject to State Farm underwriting requirements.

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Whether your priority is quality, affordability, or the way you are treated, our dental office located in Berwyn delivers a patient-focused dental experience dedicated to meeting you and your family's needs. Our office provides many levels of dentistry to accommodate your dental needs. When choosing a dentist for you or your family you have many options. Our team at Morton Family Dental of Berwyn knows and understand this. Our goal is to provide a comfortable, informative, and an exceptional dental visit. Our desire is to build your confidence in your smile and maintain the highest standard of oral health and our expertise, experience and quality of services make that possible. We are thorough and utilize advanced technologies to deliver superior dental services in every treatment we provide. You can trust us to deliver the highest quality skill and care to you and your family. Our dental office provides general family dentistry to families in Berwyn, Oak Park, and the surrounding areas. Our dentists offer many specialties including Dental Implants, Orthodontics (or Braces), Endodontics (or Root Canals), and Pediatric Dentistry, as well as various cosmetic dentistry procedures, including whitening. Our dental office prides itself in serving the Berwyn and Oak Park communities, and we are proud of what our patients think about us! When you come to our office you can be rest assured of affordable pricing, a comfortable environment, lasting relations, and sincere care. We are also very caution about Covid-19 and take serious precautions, including having HEPA filtration systems for our air and water in place and high-volume suction equipment.

All of us at Morton Family Dental of Berwyn are looking forward to meeting you and providing the best quality care of your dental needs for you.

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Photo by Anthony Aicardi (L to R) Satya Chavez as Dolores, Isaly Viana as Sol (Spirit of Xmas Past), Claudia Quesada as Anita, Juan Munoz and Veronica Gutierrez as kids Dominique and Gina from A XMAS CUENTO REMIX by Maya-Malan Gonzalez

The 16th Street Theater will be featuring an exciting performance under the stars this summer. A tent will be set up at Kriz Park, on the grassy hill on Maple Ave, between 15th and 16th Street. BOTANIC GARDEN THE MUSICAL Book by Todd Logan with Music by Lindsay Jones Directed by Ann Filmer *July 9 - 22, 2021 Tickets available at: 16thstreettheater.org About Botanic Garden the Musical: Kate, the widow, and Jake were married for more than 25 years, and Kate is desperate to get out of a first date. So she turns to the one person who can help: her deceased husband. Traipsing through their shared memories with charm and humor, this new musical weaves a tender story of an imperfect marriage between people who always loved each other. Starring wife and husband Chicago theater legends Carmen Roman and James Leaming!

Photo by Anthony Aicardi (L to R) Juan Gonzalez Machain as Tomas & Claudia Quesada as Anita with Carolers Ramon Smith, Steph Losada Vondell & Isaly Viana looking on from A XMAS CUENTO REMIX by Maya-Malan Gonzalez

*As of publication this is The 16th Street Theater’s plan. They have learned during the past year and a half to be flexible so please check their website for the latest info, tickets and to support their work with a tax-deductible donation. The 16th Street Theater team thanks you! Donations can be made at 16thstreettheater.org.

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The trifecta of live music along Roosevelt Road is a phenomenal area to start any live music journey in Berwyn. For decades, FitzGerald’s Nightclub has maintained its spot as a must-go for both its vibe and the variety of acts that come to the stage. Since the 1930s, the Friendly Tap has welcomed musicians and standup comedians to Berwyn. You can even participate in the live band karaoke. As the venue evolves and expands, it includes more family-friendly, all-day options. Head to the Harlem Avenue Lounge for legendary Chicago blues at a beloved neighborhood bar. Since 1980, a long list of favorite artists have taken the stage. Harlem Avenue Lounge is equally loved for its staff and atmosphere, as well as free parking. For a little bit of everything arts and entertainment, head to The Outta Space. This uniquely Berwyn venue is equal parts meeting place, gallery, performance space, classroom, and collaboration hub. A varied and exciting calendar of events and programming makes it a spot to frequent. New to the scene, offering a daily lineup of music is El Nuevo Vallarta located along Cermak Road. From Banda to Mariachi or individual performances, visit their website for their daily listings.

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(Accountants/Tax & Bookkeeping Services, Attorneys, Business Services, Car Washes, Cleaning Services, Employment Services, Firearms Safety & Security, Funeral Homes & Services, Locks & Locksmiths, Moving Companies, Pest Control Services, Printing Services, Promotional Items & Apparel, Shoe, Purse & Leather Goods Repair, Sign Production, Staffing Agencies & Services, Technology Repair, Travel Agencies, Waste Removal & Recycling Services)

Real Estate (Brokers & Management, Developers & Management)

Restaurants, Food & Beverage (Bakeries, Banquet Halls & Event Spaces, Beverage Distributors, Breweries, Candy Stores, Coffee Shops, Grocery Stores, Haunts 21 and Over, Ice Cream Shops, Liquor Stores, Restaurants & Catering, Specialty Foods)

Schools (Berwyn North School District 98, Berwyn South School District 100, Community College District 527, J. Sterling Morton High School District 201, Private Schools)

Shopping & Specialty Retail (Antiques, Apparel & Accessories, Bath & Body, Consignment & Resale Shops, Florists, Home & Garden, Intimate Apparel & Accessories, Jewelry-Sales & Service, Music Lessons, Production Services & Supplies, Retail-Electronics & Computers, Retail-Toys, Books, Music, Video Games, Movies & Hobbies, Shoes Sales, Sporting Goods Stores)

Sports & Recreation (Dance Studios, Gyms, Trainers & Fitness Instruction, Parks & Recreation)

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Lavergne’s Tavern, 6546 W Windsor Ave As seen on Chicago’s Best Spicy Mural by artist Cranio | cranioartes.com Created in partnership with the Berwyn Public Art Initiative (BPAI)

Plan a day trip to experience Berwyn’s diverse dining experiences, grassroots art initiatives, live music, and small shops. This year, Berwyn will be home to community events throughout the summer and fall. Be sure to visit www.whyberwyn.com/events to plan your experience. All events will follow appropriate Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH) guidelines and will be subject to restrictions to ensure the safety of visitors and participants. Save the date for the following events: • City of Berwyn Independence Day Fireworks sponsored by World’s Largest Laundromat Friday, July 2 at Morton West High School Ceremony at 8:30pm. Fireworks begin at 9pm. (Event will also be available to view virtually) • Taste of Cermak Road Thursday, July 22 • North Berwyn Park District’s Fiesta Nuestras Raíces Friday, August 20 • North Berwyn Park District’s Corrida del Mariachi 5K Saturday, August 21 • Berwyn Park District’s Fiesta Latinx in the Park Saturday, September 11 • Loyola Medicine Presents Berwyn’s Oktoberfest Friday, September 17 & Saturday, September 18 • Berwyn Park District’s Berwyn Brew Fest Saturday, September 25 • Depot District Mini Golf Pub Crawl Saturday, October 23

Legendary music venue FitzGerald’s 6615 W Roosevelt Rd

Berwyn Park District’s Proksa Park 3001 S Wisconsin Ave

La Lupita Restaurant, Home of Chicago’s Best Pozole 6539 W Cermak Rd North Berwyn Park District Corrida del Mariachi 5K

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