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WINTER ISSUE!

FEBRUARY 2021 Issue 1

MAGAZINE

FOOD IN BERWYN: QUICK BITES PAGES 16-17

BE WELL IN 2021 PAGES 18-19

A triannual publication by the Berwyn Development Corporation 3322 S Oak Park Ave, 2nd Fl • Berwyn, IL 60402 708-788-8100 • berwyn.net

2021 COLORS OF THE YEAR PAGES 24-25


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2021 / ISSUE 1 FEATURES

4 New BDC Members

12-13 Resources for Early Learners

5 Developing Berwyn

14-15 Berwyn Bucket List: New Year Edition 6-7 A Letter from the Mayor & Community Resources 20-21 Stay One Step Ahead in 2021: Finance Resources from Women 8-9 Community Compass in Business 10-11 Morton College: Putting 23 BDC Philanthropic Grant Program the ‘Community’ in College

A word from our President.

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FOOD IN BERWYN: QUICK BITES

W H ER E TO FIN D QUICK BITES W I T H B I G F L AVOR

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BE WELL IN BERWYN

DON ’ T LET YOUR H EALTH TAKE A B AC K SE AT

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2021 COLORS OF THE YEAR

W H ER E TO FIN D TH E PAN TON E C OLORS OF TH E YEAR AROUN D BER W YN

Without question, 2020 was a moment in time that will be talked about for years to come. As a business owner, we shifted on a weekly—and even daily—basis to ensure the safety and well-being of our staff, family, and community members. Yet as resilient as we are, it has been physically, emotionally, and financially difficult for us all. Still, despite restrictions, we were able to welcome many new businesses to Berwyn—from corporate additions that helped redevelop Ogden Avenue and Harlem Avenue, to small businesses that added continued character to our corridors. Our businesses grew in remarkable and innovative ways to address the constantly shifting realities of operating during a pandemic. Residents continue to support their friends and neighbors, and the balance of large and small economic models continues. Throughout the pandemic, the Berwyn Development Corporation worked quickly to identify resources for small businesses most impacted by the rolling shutdowns. In August of 2020, the BDC was selected by Cook County to take its efforts a step further and help Berwyn businesses apply, qualify, and receive Cook County COVID-19 Small Business Assistance grants. As one of a handful of organizations selected to assist across Cook County, the BDC’s activities played an outsized role in total outreach counts across this program for all partners. In line with continued economic highlights, the BDC is excited for the launch of the Berwyn 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. Regardless of the challenges we have faced in the last year, I am truly proud of our community’s resilience. I hope you will join me and look forward to 2021 with a sense of hope and opportunity. Sincerely, Andy Sotiropoulos

OFFICERS

DIRECTORS

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

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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BDC Staff

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Board of Directors

Executive Director David Hulseberg 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

Director of Operations and Special Events Sande Brennan Marketing & Member Engagement Specialist Dolores Hernandez Community Development Specialist Kendra Shaw Community Development Specialist Ryan Arnold BDC Intern Elizabeth Urish

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NOV 2020 - JAN 2021

CAKE BROS BAKERY 6737 W 26th St |Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-2504 | cakebros.com Bakeries, Latinx-owned CHARLIE’S RESTAURANT 7427 W Roosevelt Rd | Forest Park, IL 60130 (708) 771-1969 charliesrestaurantfp.wixsite.com/forestpark Restaurants & Catering DIANA COOK MARKETING SERVICES Berwyn, IL 60402 | (708) 752-3302 dianacookmarketing.com Advertising/Marketing, Woman-owned JENCARE NEIGHBORHOOD MEDICAL CENTERS 6326 W Cermak Rd | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 303-9234 jencaremed.com Family Practice & Counseling LA MICHOACANA & MORE 2707 S Ridgeland Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 477-8117 Ice Cream Shops, Latinx-owned, Woman-owned LA PARRA RESTAURANT 6710 W Cermak Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 317-5339 @LaParraRestaurant Restaurants & Catering, Latinx-owned

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RESUME RESUSCITATION LLC Berwyn, IL 60402 | (708) 797-3576 resumeresuscitation.com Employment Services, Black-owned, Woman-owned UBREAKIFIX 7044 W Cermak Rd Unit 1E Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 317-5743 ubreakifix.com Cell Phone Repair

Welcome to the Neighborhood! Local businesses are the backbone of our community! The City of Berwyn and the BDC are proud to welcome new businesses with ribbon cuttings. #BuyBerwyn

7-ELEVEN

7144 W Ogden Ave (224) 229-8705 | 7-eleven.com

UBREAKIFIX

7044 W Cermak Rd Unit 1E (708) 317-5743 | ubreakifix.com

LA PARRA RESTAURANT 6710 W Cermak Ave (708) 317-5339 @LaParraRestaurant


DEVELOPING BERWYN Finish Line Grant Program

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n 2020, the BDC successfully continued the 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.

7-Eleven & Starbucks Now Open! Berwyn is excited to welcome two new tenants to the redeveloped southeast corner of Ogden and Harlem Avenues. Starbucks is now open at 7136 Ogden Avenue, and 7-Eleven is now open at 7144 Ogden Avenue. These businesses make a great addition to the already robust retail mix along Ogden Avenue, and will further drive economic activity on one of Berwyn’s busiest business corridors.

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.

EDA Revolving Loan Fund Spring Launch Stay tuned for more details regarding the BDC’s Spring 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.

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. • Interest rates fixed at 8%, reviewed annually. • A maximum term of 3 years.

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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A Message from

Mayor Robert J. Lovero, City of Berwyn F

or the past year, our community has been challenged with the effects of COVID-19. As a city, we pulled together resources to address the safety, health, and well-being of our community. As a leader, I was challenged daily to put forth an action plan that could have the greatest beneficial impact on our residents. The work that is done, is done in partnership with other organizations and institutions that are committed to making a positive impact on our community. I want to remind our residents that there are resources within our city to meet their needs, and we will continue to partner with additional organizations that can bolster our efforts of supporting all citizens of Berwyn. There is no doubt this pandemic will have a prolonged impact on our community, and I want to ensure that residents understand we are here to help. Collectively, we mourn the loss of beloved neighbors, friends and family. Though our spirits will continue to be tested, I ask that together we show each other compassion and care as we wind through the ongoing path of uncertainty ahead. In the meantime, I ask that we continue to all do our part to keep the community safe by practicing social distancing, frequent hand washing and wearing a mask. I know that together, we have the fortitude to weather this storm. As your mayor, I am proud of our community and remain committed to providing our residents with the critical resources they need. Respectfully, Mayor Robert J. Lovero

Mental Health & Social Services C0VID-19 Vaccine Update from MacNeal Hospital (708) 783-9100 | macnealhospital.org

3249 S Oak Park Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402

MacNeal Hospital has administered COVID-19 vaccinations to thousands of frontline health care workers, local first responders, and more recently, residents age 65 and older from Berwyn and surrounding communities. However, because vaccine supplies continue to be limited most appointments at MacNeal are booked. MacNeal recommends local residents visit the Cook County Department of Public Health Website (https://cookcountypublichealth.org) or call (833) 3081988 (Mon-Fri, 7am-7pm) to learn how to register for vaccines at other locations. Loyola Medicine is grateful for the support of community volunteers and advocates who have assisted with vaccination efforts.

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• 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:

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 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:

• Mortgage/Rental and Utility Assistance

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

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.

• 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.

• 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.

• The Children’s Clinic- Dental Clinic

Food Pantries

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

• 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)

• Christian Life Center

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

• 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. Distribution dates:

(708) 848-0528 | childrenscliniciws.org

• February 18 • March 4 & 18 • April 8 & 22 • May 6 & 20 • June 10 & 24 • July 8 & 22 • August 5 & 19 • September 9 & 23 • October 7 & 21 • November 4 & 18 • December 9 & 23

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.

• 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.

• West Suburban Special Recreation (847) 455-2100 ext 236 | wssra.net

Additional Food Pantries within a 10 mile radius serve the Berwyn Community. Find others here: communityresources.trinity-health.org.

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

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• Youth Crossroads, Inc.

(708) 484-7400 | youthcrossroads.org

Provides trauma counseling services to at-risk Berwyn students to reduce or eliminate school truancy and suspensions, street gang association, fighting, bullying, illicit drug and alcohol use, as well as depression, self-harm tendencies and community related delinquency. Leadership development training that includes community organizing and volunteer service.

• Single Family Rehabilitation Program

(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.

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day. Thank you for all you do.

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Navigate your community with ease and stay up to date with news and events from our community partners.

ENTERTAINMENT & Recreation 16TH STREET THEATER 1529 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-6704 | 16thstreettheater.org

IMPACT (currently online) is 16th Street’s FREE teen-led Theater/Visual Arts/Music program for ages 13 and up. 16th Street provides free resources, guidance, and professional workshops for the students who are a part of IMPACT. Free professional workshops have included: painting with Tara Tischer, acting with Esteban Andres Cruz, writing with Steven Strafford, stage combat with Michele DiMaso and screen-printing. IMPACT has created multimedia video productions as well as animations, and has performed plays and music in person pre-COVID. IMPACT currently creates and performs on Zoom. No experience necessary! All are welcome. Each session, the IMPACT core group gathers to come up with the next group creation. Visit 16thstreettheater.org/ classes/impact-for-teens for more information. Don’t forget to subscribe to Season 14!

BERWYN PARK DISTRICT 3701 S Scoville Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-1701 | berwynparks.org Rise and Grind! Visit Proksa Park on Saturday, April 17 from 8am-11am for Brew-tiful Berwyn, a Berwyn-centric coffee tasting. Multiple local small business coffee shops will be gathered at the park for you to try their best drip coffees. Enjoy live music and the opportunity to grab a cup of coffee for a good cause! Visit berwynparks. org to register. Each paid participant will receive a custom travel mug and (3) tokens to exchange for coffees from various coffee shops.

NORTH BERWYN PARK DISTRICT 1619 S Wesley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 | (708) 749-4900 | nbpd4fun.org Plans are underway for Spring and Summer programs at the North Berwyn Park District. Whether you are looking for a fun class to participate in, or just a day out in the park, North Berwyn Park District is the place to be. Visit their website or join them on Facebook for class and event updates, featuring special events such as the Sweetheart Ball (without the hall), Dr. Seuss’ Birthday Bash, Easter Activities, Think Green, Movies in the Park, Flea Markets and so much more. Programs for children, adults and seniors include Theater, Sports, Art, Dance, Fitness and Martial Arts. The North Berwyn Park District has the right program for you! Also, don’t forget to mark your calendar for their 3rd Annual Corrida del Mariachi 5k run/walk in August coupled with the 5k is the celebration Fiesta Nuestras Raíces, the largest festival celebrating diversity in Berwyn. So, whether you are a runner, a walker or just looking to go out and enjoy your community, this is an event you don’t want to miss. The safety of patrons is very important when planning for classes, programs and events, and the guidelines relative to COVID-19 through the IDPH and CDC are followed.

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HEALTH BERWYN TOWNSHIP 708 COMMUNITY MENTAL HEALTH BOARD

BERWYN PUBLIC HEALTH DISTRICT 6600 W 26th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-6600 | toi.org/BERWYNTOWNSHIP Jump-start a healthier you in 2021 with Berwyn Public Health District! The Berwyn Public Health District is excited to announce their newest program, Berwyn Healthy Lives. Take advantage of their free health screenings that are offered to Berwyn residents. Berwyn Heathy Lives offers health screenings and a virtual consult with the doctor, free of charge. This program offers several comprehensive screenings: cholesterol, glucose, hemoglobin, vitamin D, and body mass index. Screenings are great tools that can help with prevention and detection of chronic diseases. For more information or to make an appointment call the Berwyn Public Health District at (708) 788-6600. Speak with Nurse Betsy or Sheri to schedule your appointment today!

P.O. Box 497 | Berwyn, IL 60402 (312) 731-5912 | berwyn-mental-health-board.com The Berwyn Township 708 Community Mental Health Board and its 14 grant recipients enter 2021 with hope and optimism, ready to support Berwyn residents affected by mental health conditions, developmental disabilities, and substance use disorders. The 708 Board salutes and celebrates the contributions of its longtime, dedicated President, Shannon Snider, who completed her term in 2020. Meanwhile, the Board also welcomes new members Maria Sander and Maribel Zapata, who bring vital perspective and passion to their work to support Berwyn residents’ mental health needs. For information about the Berwyn 708 Board and the agencies it funds, visit berwyn-mental-health-board.com or contact Executive Director Allen Doederlein at (312) 731-5912 or b708cmhb@yahoo.com. Let’s continue working together for the health and well-being of Berwyn!

Nurse Betsy

EDUCATION BERWYN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2701 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-8000 | berwynlibrary.org A new year brings new opportunities for learning and entertainment. Berwyn Public Library has that covered! Did you know you can complete your high school diploma online? Career Online High School is available to Berwyn residents 21 years or older. While traveling is a challenge, CultureGrams brings the wider world to you. This database includes maps, flags, recipes, photos, and more. If an Australian vacation isn’t in the budget, that doesn’t mean you can’t whip up a batch of Chocolate Crackles to enjoy! Maybe you have burning questions about a big purchase or current events. If so, databases are accessible from home: visit berwynlibrary.org/adults/research. Reference experts are also available by phone at 708-795-8000 ext. 3087.

BERWYN NORTH SCHOOL DISTRICT 98 6633 W 16th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-6200 | bn98.org Berwyn North School District 98 aims to develop more opportunities to provide resources for families in 2021. ‘Parent Corner’ is a new series of parent workshops that will navigate families through a variety of topics to empower their role in education. Once a month, parents will be invited to attend workshops related to topics on academic success that includes literacy, mathematics, and homework help. Topics will also extend to socioemotional support such as stress management, family discipline, mental health, and other additional topics. To sign up, please visit their website at bn98.org and click on ‘events’ under our ‘parents’ tab.

BERWYN SOUTH SCHOOL DISTRICT 100 3401 S Gunderson Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-2300 | bsd100.org Berwyn South School District 100 believes that opportunities for health, wellness, and physical activity help students succeed in school and life. All eight schools have received the national distinction of Let’s Move! Active Schools based on our commitment to helping students learn, focus, and grow through the integration of physical activity before, during and after the school day. While students have been at home during the pandemic, our Wellness Team has continued to provide creative opportunities for students and staff to engage in physical fitness individually and with their peers on zoom. Students have also engaged in social emotional activities to help them stay connected with their classmates, teachers, and schools. We are committed to educating the whole child in District 100!

J. STERLING MORTON HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT 201 5801 W Cermak Rd | Cicero, IL 60804 (708) 222-5700 | jsmort.schoolwires.net Apply online for the AP Summer Boot Camp and AP Summer Seminar! These are opportunities for students to learn key concepts, build foundational skills, create a better connection to the course, and further their AP student experience. This program will benefit students transitioning from Core-to-Honors and students registered for AP and/ or TSI courses in the fall of 2021. The AP Summer Seminar is a one-semester course (17 days) to prepare students for the rigors of AP courses this fall. The AP Summer Boot Camps are a general review of topics (1, 4, or 5 days) to help students prepare for a specific class in the fall. Both are offered to students at no cost. For registration information, please visit tinyurl.com/mortonbcseminars.

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Community College District 527

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

Putting the ‘Community’ in College Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, Morton College has stepped up to the challenge of putting its students — and their families — first. or nearly 100 years Morton College has served an essential purpose in the community by providing a pathway for an affordable, attainable and meaningful college education for local learners — particularly for first-generation college students, immigrants and families with low-incomes. So when the COVID-19 pandemic swept into Illinois last March, the college knew it needed to engage, adapt and ramp-up its offerings to not only its students, but to its community at-large, said Blanca Jara, Executive Director of Institutional Advancement at the school. “It was extremely important to provide a lot of resources to our community, especially because they were the No. 1 impacted due to COVID with loss of jobs, lack of healthcare, lack of funding and food insecurity,” said Jara. “A lot of students are first generation and DACA recipients or undocumented; they don’t have a person per se they can relate to when it comes to trying to navigate college life. For us, we’re a resource to help our students — we have to be there for them. I always say, ‘We’re the smallest community college in the state of Illinois with the largest heart,’ because it really does feel like a family.”

Stepping Up Under the new reality of a pandemic, Morton College knew it would need to both readjust, and do its best to create a sense of normalcy. A key part of their strategy included keeping crucial lines of communication open across all fronts — with college President Dr. Stanley S. Fields even going the extra mile to give his cell phone number to any student who might need it. The school also began upping its online class offerings, while also giving students the option to utilize a hybrid schedule that would allow for some in-person learning. For those taking classes remotely, the college organized to hand out free laptops and wifi hotspots, as well as ensured staff and students had the technology it needed — like online access to grades and assignments. Morton also sought to help students financially by waiving lab and late registration fees, forgave some student balances, received over $1.2 million in CARES Act COVID-19 funds for students in financial need, and allowed students to apply for its Morton College Student Emergency Fund for as many times needed up to $500 each. “We want to support their efforts so it doesn’t seem like such a pause to their academic goals,” Jarra explained. “They can use that money for whatever they feel is necessary. Our intention with the student emergency fund is that: Life happens. If a student needs to make a choice between paying for school or paying to change their tire, that money is there to help them satisfy what they need to satisfy so it doesn’t cause any more disruptions to their academics. We know now since the pandemic that it’s actually much more than that — students need to support family members now because perhaps a family member lost a job, so we support them.”

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The college also put its focus on providing resources that benefited the larger community, such as set up a COVID-19 information resource page, added a contact tracing class, and ensured its Panther Pantry, a free food source with fresh produce, canned goods, dry non-perishable items and toiletries, remained open for students and their families. The #MCTeaching&LearningSince1924 campaign, a blog series that appears on the college’s website and social media channels, was also created to highlight the hard work of staff and faculty, while also introducing them to the community they serve.


A New Tomorrow One positive phenomenon that has occurred since the onset of the pandemic is that Morton College has seen enrollment in its Community and Continuing Education programs skyrocket by 300% in the last two terms, according to the school. Jara said that because so many community members and businesses owners have needed to adapt to new business models and shift gears, they have sought out additional education through the college in the form of new certifications, training, professional development, and online courses — many of which are available at little or no cost. It’s a “silver lining” that is the result of intentional listening to the needs and wants of its students and community, and then tailoring its offerings to meet those needs, Jara said. With that in mind, Jara said she believes the additional online offerings have the potential to reach more people and can lead to more innovation in the community, as well as produce more graduates at the college. “I do feel like this is going to give an opportunity to get our students more educated because not everybody can learn in a classroom setting,” she said. Going forward, Morton aims to keep the momentum going by connecting its rich history with an exciting future via its alumni program, according to Jara. She hopes alumni can be part of the future of learning at the college by staying involved and up-to-date on happenings at the school. Now more than ever, there is much for alums to be proud of, Jara said, such as its historic capital improvements. Most importantly, the goal is to connect Morton’s alumni with current students to show them they’re not alone on their educational journey.

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“Morton College remains committed to providing resources and support to our students, all while ensuring the safety and wellness of the community we serve. The last several months were extremely challenging, but we are proud of our college community’s strength and resilience through it all.”

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Resources for Early Learners During these uncertain times, we have to make sure our young learners have access to educational programs and resources.

BERWYN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2701 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-8000 | berwynlibrary.org

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

The Library is taking it one step further to keep your little ones active with their boredom bags! What’s a Boredom Bag? Bags filled with boredom-busting items and activities! 3 types of bags to suit every age: Ages 0-5, Ages 6-10, & Ages 11-14. Each bag contains a craft featured on our YouTube channel. Fill out the request form at berwynlibrary.org/kids-boredom-bags or call Youth Services at 708-795-8000 ext. 3088. Looking for an adult Boredom Bag? Contact the Outreach department at 708-795-8000 ext. 3089 or outreach@berwynlibrary.org. Don’t forget, the library is rich in resources and activities for the whole family! Check them out today!

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 Whether it is on the playground or at the bus stop, a common topic of conversation among parents is how challenging it has become to raise young girls. The Little Arrows Program (A.R.R.O.W.S) unleashes the ARROWS in every girl to help her prepare for her future. Latinas on the Plaza wants her to know Who She Is, and the Value she brings to the world. They offer two programs: Little Arrows I for girls ages 4-6 (PreschoolKindergarten), and Little Arrows II for girls ages 7-8 (First Grade). Live and virtual programs are available. Little Arrows I starts on Feb. 14, 2021 (Valentine’s Day) and meets once a month until June 13. At this moment, they would like 3 more girls to join Little Arrows I. Please note, if they don’t reach capacity, the start date will be delayed. Learn more about this program at www.latinasontheplaza.org or call 630-542-0582.

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AWAKE! STEAM Pop-up Adventuras 6720 31st St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 738-7299 | berwynsawake.org 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.

This winter and spring, join Awake in monthly bilingual STEAM adventures when school is out! Students in 1st6th grade will explore Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math through playful learning activities such as constructing a domino run, mixing up science in the kitchen, exploring nature and more. Explorations are created to develop an interest and enthusiasm for math and science. Each activity comes with materials to continue the fun long after the session is over! Ages: Children in 1st-6th Grade Location: Via Zoom for Feb and March Dates: Feb 15, March 29, April & May TBD Time: 11am-Noon Fee: $5 for each session. $10 if signing up for all 4! (Fee refunded if child attends 3 out of 4 sessions, contact us for financial aid information)

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The new year is a time that reminds us to try something new. Whether you’re looking to set new life goals, change up your look, or learn something new, here are a few Berwyn businesses to keep in mind when becoming your best self in the new year.

AUDREY’S ESTHETICS

6923 W Stanley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 275-3932 audreys-esthetics.com

Audrey Ocasio, Owner

Make your beauty goals a little more permanent this year at Audrey’s Esthetics! I am a licensed esthetician and licensed permanent makeup artist who is dedicated to making all my clients look and feel even more amazing than they already are. In addition to many regular spa services, I offer permanent makeup and lash services, including microblading, powdered eyebrow, lip and eyeliner tattoos, lash extensions, and more. Give me a call to schedule your safe and relaxing spa day today!

BERWYN PUBLIC LIBRARY 2701 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-8000 | berwynlibrary.org

Take advantage of the job search and career resources available at the Berwyn Library. Your Berwyn Library card gives you access from home to library resources that help you do a job search, write a resume, and attend virtual jobs classes.

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GONE TRAVL’N INC

6536 W Cermak Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 431-0091 gonetravln.biz

Gone Travl’n is excited to be introducing a new niche of traveling. Experience the world with our all-inclusive Faith Based Travel Programs. Learn how Faith Based Travel brings you to a higher level of understanding, strengthening and encouraging a closer walk in faith. Everyone is looking for a way to heal and rebuild their lives after COVID-19. We face a new landscape with an everevolving set of standards and expectations. With our handcrafted itineraries you can embark on a life changing journey. Visit our website for more details, fill out a contact form and start your journey.

RE/MAX PARTNERS LUIS ORTIZ

6420 W Cermak Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-2300 | rb.gy/wywyqm

RE/MAX Partners has proudly served the Berwyn Community for over 30 years. We pride ourselves in assisting the community in achieving their home ownership goals and obtaining top dollar for their real estate investments. Curious about current market trends and price points in our area? We are here to serve you! We continue to be the #1 Real Estate Office in your area and are always available to assist you in all of your Real Estate needs.

BERWYN SCHOOL OF MUSIC (HORSE-DRAWN PRODUCTIONS) 6519 W 26th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (773) 463-7970 | horse-drawnproductions.com This year Horse Drawn Productions is under new management and we’ll be changing our name to the Berwyn School of Music. We offer a variety of music lessons for all ages. We have one of the nicest grand pianos in all of Chicagoland, but we also teach many other instruments. Learn piano, singing, violin, cello, guitar, bass, drums, trumpet, ukulele, sax, clarinet, flute, or electronic music production. We can teach lessons remotely over Zoom or in our beautiful music studio in a safe, socially distanced environment. We have group lesson packages or discounts for multiple students so give us a call or message us through our Facebook page or website to book lessons today.

WOMEN’S WORKOUT WORLD (W3)

6342 W Cermak Rd | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-0010 | w3body.com

W3 is growing our TEAM and small group personal training programs. TEAM training focuses on high intensity interval training while small group focuses on building lean muscle. We utilize these programs to assist our members in getting the best, most efficient workouts they can in a fun, safe group setting that is also more cost effective than personal training!

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Paisans Pizzeria & Bar 6226 W Ogden Ave (708) 484-5325 | paisanspizza.com What’s better than a slice of Paisans Pizza? 2 slices! Get 2 slices and a pop for only $5. Since the day they opened, Paisans has been a favorite spot along Berwyn’s stretch of the Mother Road, serving awardwinning food in a family-friendly atmosphere. You’ll even see some custom motorcycles and a dragster on display giving off major Route 66 vibes!

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Quick Bites If you need a quick bite or savory snack in between those virtual meetings, look no further than these delicious options around Berwyn! The best part is, all of these delicious bites are conveniently available for delivery or carry out directly through the restaurant websites, by phone, or third party vendors like DoorDash, GrubHub, UberEats, & more. The Garage Smokehouse & Bar 3202 S Grove Ave (708) 956-7274 @Thegarageberwyn

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From the colorful streets of Tijuana, Mexico and fresh off the smoker of Cigars & Stripes BBQ on Berwyn’s stretch of Route 66, the perfect quick bite has arrived! Indulge in an all-beef dog wrapped in bacon and served on a homestyle tortilla. For the 21 and older crowd, pair it perfectly with your favorite beer!

Enjoy Texas style BBQ slow smoked to perfection, a wide variety of beer, craft liquors and a great atmosphere at The Garage. A must-try is their combo of 2 mini pulled pork sandwiches with homemade potato fries for only $6. Treat your tastebuds to some dry rubbed, cherry and apple wood smoked pork, slow cooked in their custom made smoker, topped with your choice of a hot or mild slaw. Beef Egg lian Ro Ita ll

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Lavergne’s Tavern 6546 W Windsor Ave (708) 956-7405 | lavergnes.com This savory appetizer combines Italian beef with shredded cheese and giardiniera inside of an eggroll, rolled up & deep fried with a helping of warm au jus on the side for an irresistible, bite-sized version of the Chicago classic. Lavergne’s Tavern is offering curbside pickup, direct delivery, and delivery through third party apps like GrubHub, DoorDash, UberEats, daily. Order from the restaurant directly online at lavergnes.com/delivery.

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IN 2021 Pillars Community Health | 708-PILLARS (745-5277) 6918 S Windsor Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 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.

Solutions for Care | (708) 447-2448 7222 W Cermak Rd Ste 200 | North Riverside, IL 60546 solutionsforcare.org During this time, the safety and health of residents and employees continue to be a concern for Solutions for Care. But they are only a phone call away! The team at Solutions for Care is here to help with questions and concerns regarding Medicare benefits, Drug Plans, SNAP, Medicaid, and other benefits. Call today to speak to a staff member for assistance because they’re here for you.

Berwyn Dental Connection | (708) 484-0212 6735 W Stanley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 berwyndentalconnection.com Dr. Olivia Lares and her team are committed to providing excellent dentistry in a safe and relaxing environment for the entire family. They are taking many additional precautions to provide the safest environment possible during the COVID-19 pandemic, including surgical grade HEPA air filtration units in every room, COVID-19 screenings and temperature checks, mobile check-ins, and more. Their friendly staff aims to provide great customer service, making sure to spend time with patients providing thorough exams and cleanings, and ensuring all of their questions are answered.

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Community Support Services (CSS) (708) 354-4547 9021 W Ogden Ave Brookfield, IL 60513 info@CSSservices.org CSS serves families in the Berwyn community who have a child or adult family member with an intellectual or developmental disability. This organization provides handson 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 Home-Based 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.

Now Open for General & Children’s Dentistry Brand-New Office Designed for COVID-19 Safety

Massage Aholics Relaxation Station 3501 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 637-3196 @massageaholicsrelaxationstationb Massage Aholics Relaxation Station is a space to relax and revitalize with a wide array of services for the whole family, including prenatal, infant, and senior massage therapy, as well as Veteran services through Optum Insurance with a referral from a primary care physician. They want to ensure everyone is comfortable; for those who are uncomfortable with touch, they offer a COVID-19 compliant Touchless Massage. Other wellness services include: hot wax treatments for arthritis on hands and feet, an infrared sauna, sugar scrubs, hot stone therapy, reflexology, aromatherapy, lumbar massage for lower back pain, Lymphatic drainage for post-Liposuction treatments, and more. For the month of February, they are offering gift certificates for couples, friends, and family specials for those accompanying senior guests.

• Open Monday – Saturday • Free off-street parking • Most insurances and medical cards accepted • Hablamos español

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-onone 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!

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Stay One Step Ahead in 2021

Financial Resources from Women in Business It’s never too early to start planning for your future and accomplishing your goals, and it’s never too late to get your finances back on track. Step up your financial game in 2021 with some of your local financial experts.

Insurance State Farm Insurance | Jill Willey, Agent & Owner (708) 749-0390 | jillwilley.com 6902 W Cermak Rd | Berwyn, IL 60402 Located in Berwyn’s business district on Cermak Road for more than 9 years, our talented and bilingual State Farm team is here to assist. We provide personalized conversations to guide you to identify risks and to protect what matters most – your family, your home and your income. Let us help you explore options to insure your home, auto, small business, life or even your pet with the #1 insurance company located right down the street in your neighborhood.

Mortgage The Federal Savings Bank | Magaly Alonzo, Vice President (708) 655-0583 | thefederalsavingsbank.com/magalyalonzo 6730 W Cermak Rd | Berwyn, IL 60402 Whether you are buying your first home, moving into a new home, or refinancing, The Federal Savings Bank can help you get started. We are committed to helping homeowners and homebuyers find loan options that fit their needs. We offer a wide variety of financing options for all types of home loans in all 50 states. Contact Magaly today to learn more.

Taxes GAMA Tax & Accounting | Ana Gama, E.A. & Owner (708) 539-5779 | gamataxandaccounting.com 6515 W Stanley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 At GAMA, our mission and vision is to help families and small businesses file their tax returns and plan for future life changes. I am happy to offer a wide range of expert services at an affordable rate to the Berwyn community and small businesses, including tax preparation, bookkeeping and payroll, IRS tax resolution, and much more. My 15 years of experience in the field includes working for tax attorneys in downtown Chicago, and I have been a Certified IRS Enrolled Agent for 10 years. I am here to answer all your tax and accounting questions, so give me a call today!

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Banking Republic Bank of Chicago | Diane Salemi, Branch Sales Manager (708) 637-9100 | republicebank.com 2136 S Oak Park Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 We are a family-owned institution dedicated to serving our local communities since 1964. From day one, we have concentrated on what matters most: our customers. The focus of providing our customers with the products and services they need has allowed them to thrive. Every day we dedicate ourselves to providing outstanding customer service to all of our business, retail and commercial customers. Give us a call or stop into our Berwyn location today to talk to Diane about what banking services are best for your financial needs.

Investments Edward Jones | Margaret Connolly, CFP®, Financial Advisor (708) 447-7091 | edwardjones.com 7222 W Cermak Rd Ste 300 | North Riverside, IL 60546 Being a local Financial Advisor for over 10 years, please consider me a resource for individuals, families, and business owners here in the community. Some of the investments and services we offer include: Stocks, Bonds, Mutual Funds, Retirement Accounts, and Education Saving Accounts. I can help navigate the choices business owners have when it comes to choosing the right retirement plan for their business.

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PCC South Family Health Center

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6201 W. Roosevelt Road, Berwyn, IL

(708) 386-0845

We provide health care for the whole family including:  Primary care  Pediatric care  Women's health care  Birth Center

 Dental Clinic  Behavioral health care and substance use treatment

The Birth Center at PCC offers labor and delivery in a home-like setting. It’s the only one of its kind in Chicagoland!

Medicaid/Medicare accepted | Sliding fee scale available

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BDC PHILANTHROPIC GRANT PROGRAM Giving back is good for business! The Philanthropic Commission reviews applications into the Philanthropic Grant Program and makes recommendations to the Board of Directors regarding the BDC's charitable giving efforts that align meaningfully with the BDC’s mission to benefit the City of Berwyn. For more details regarding the philanthropic program, call the BDC at (708) 788-8100 or visit Berwyn.net/philanthropic-grants.

PAV YMCA

2947 S Oak Park Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-0606 pavymca.org A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Pav YMCA for their Senior Food Service Drive Thru Program in September 2020. The BDC philanthropic grant helped fund over 12,000 shelf-stable food kits and over 6,800 senior meals served through delivery or curbside pickup in Berwyn and surrounding communities. Incorporated in 1970, the Pav YMCA (YMCA of Berwyn-Cicero Inc.) exists to strengthen our community by working side-by-side with our neighbors every day. Their very holistic approach ensures that everyone, regardless of age, income, or background has the opportunity to grow and thrive. The BDC’s philanthropic program helped facilitate their efforts to continue providing seniors with free programs such as the Food Service Drive Thru Program during the COVID-19 pandemic. Because of their services, the Pav YMCA is a reliable place for seniors to find support and assistance during difficult times.

NORTH BERWYN PARK DISTRICT 1619 S Wesley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-4900 | nbpd4fun.org

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the three finalists of the North Berwyn Park District’s 2020 Best of Berwyn Junior Citizen Recognition Program. The program recognizes the top 8th grade students in the City of Berwyn. Nominated by educators, community leaders and elected officials, the students are individually interviewed and go through a judging process that narrows the candidates down to three winners. The Best of Berwyn program recognizes the top students in the area based not only on academics but also on participation in the community. The BDC’s philanthropic grant helps to fund educational expenses.

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16TH STREET THEATER

1529 S Harlem Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-6704 | 16thstreettheater.org A BDC philanthropic grant was awarded to the 16th Street Theater Teen IMPACT Fall 2020 Showcase in September 2020. The BDC philanthropic grant helped fund underwriting for both Teen/Family Night of Rastus and Hattie on Friday, September 25, 2020 as well as Instructions for the Fallen on October 10, 2020. 16th Street Theater, founded in 2007, exists to tell the stories of all in our community. In 2018, 16th Street launched its free teen leadership program, IMPACT in order to support and amplify the voices of the teens in our community through the arts. IMPACT is free and open to any Berwyn and Cicero teens. Visit their website to join or subscribe to Season 14!

We love this town. bylinebank.com 3322 South Oak Park Avenue Berwyn (708) 749-5600 © 2018 Byline Bank. All rights reserved. Member FDIC.

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2021

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Craig’s Shoes

6548 W Cermak Rd | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 795-8181 | craigsshoestore.com Craig’s Shoes, celebrating 14 years in Berwyn this year and still serving the entire family. For work, play or just relaxing we have your feet covered in a range of sizes and widths. Brand names continue to lead the way for our small business and your local store!

Your #1 Source for Glass Blocks We offer a wide range of Glass block and masonry work: • Installation of Glass Block Windows • Masonry repairs • Tuckpointing Since 1987

(773) 581-5081

• Chimney Rebuilds • Installation of custom glass block Walls, showers, bars and more

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We use American made Pittsburgh Corning glass block

Custom design specialists are available for consultations and product samples

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Cake Bros Bakery

6737 W 26th St | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-2504 | cakebros.com For over a decade, this family-owned, full service Mexican bakery has specialized in custom cakes. Whether it’s a box of cookies, an assortment of pan dulce, or a last minute cake, this bakery has you covered. Fun fact: Cake Bros. was recently featured on Netflix’s popular sweets program Sugar Rush Christmas! Online ordering is available through their website, as well as other platforms.

James & Williams Jewelers 7020 W Cermak Rd Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 788-9200 jwjewelers.com

This Spring’s statement styles are to layer, stack and mix metals featuring gold and grey accents! Visit James & Williams Jewelers to try on these beautifully crafted matte gold and rhodium bangles designed by Freida Rothman. Mix, match, and stack all season long to create your own signature style.


Lalo’s Restaurant

3011 S Harlem Ave Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 484-9311 | lalos.com The word “Margarita” has been synonymous with the Lalo’s in Berwyn since it opened on Harlem Ave in 1991. Now you can look forward to the summer with every sip of their Mango margarita. Made with real fruit, you’ll savor the difference with every sip…or gulp! Prefer to stay at home? Lalo’s now has Margs To-Go!

VNA Flowers & Gifts

6531 W Cermak Rd | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 749-3333 | vnaflowers.com

As you walk into this gift shop, you can’t help but notice the wide range of artisan goods hand crafted from Mexico that adorn the windows and cases, as well as gorgeous, fresh flowers. From stunning floral arrangements made by owner and Berwynner señora Maria, to molcajetes and traditional colorful vases adorning Frida Kahlo, this shop is your go-to for any special moment.

Little Buddha

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

Goldiloxx Hair Studio

3214 S Grove Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 317-9010 @Goldiloxxhairstudio | @goldiloxxhair Ultimate Grey is the color of the year and also one of the most wanted hair colors at Goldiloxx Hair Studio! Extremely hard to achieve, once reaching the level of lightness needed for this color it is absolutely stunning! Goldiloxx Hair Studio is accepting new clients, so book an appointment NOW with one of their extremely talented stylists. You can have the color of the year too! Visit their Instagram and Facebook page for bookings.

Daisy, the founder of Little Buddha, uses her knowledge of natural stones and healing energy to create custom crystal jewelry that’s not only beautiful, but also brings natural positive energy to your everyday pieces. You can even turn these bracelets into your own personal essential oil diffuser—just sprinkle your favorite essential oils on the stones to bring you more calmness, grounding, and relaxation. Reach out to Daisy today!

Flapjack Brewery

6833 W Stanley Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 (708) 637-4030 | flapjackbrewery.com Beer and pizza go great together, especially at Flapjack Brewery! Located in the heart of the Depot District, they offer unique, small-batch handcrafted beer, wood-fired pizza, pizza kits, sweet treats, and more. Pair your favorite pizza with their fan favorite Fantasmo Vanilla Cream Ale, brewed with 2 row malt, flaked maize, whole Mexican vanilla beans & a touch of Wildflower Honey. 6% ABV 20 IBU, available in 16oz cans and 32oz crowlers for curbside pickup or safely dine in.

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Your hometown home & auto team Eddy Mujica, Agent 6333 26th Street Suite 1 Berwyn, IL 60402 Bus: 708-749-1335 eddy.mujica.vaa3u4@statefarm.com www.myberwyninsurance.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 State Farm County Mutual Insurance Company of Texas State Farm Lloyds Richardson, TX State Farm Florida Insurance Company Winter Haven, FL 2001735

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