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Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Salvador Figueroa

Name: Salvador Figueroa Hometown: Cuernavaca Morelos, Mexico Current Residence: Berwyn, IL I was born in North Platte, Nebraska, but grew up in Morelos, Mexico. When I was 15 years old, my family decided to move back to the United States. … Continue reading

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The Ides of March Spotlight

Where did it all begin? The Ides of March began as a community band back when they were in grade school. Many of the members knew each other while attending District 100 schools or as Cub Scout members in the … Continue reading

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CZECH HISTORY

Berwyn is very proud of our Czech history. We have been known as the center of Czech life and culture in the Chicago area. At one time, Berwyn’s population was approximately 60% Czech. Through the decades, the heart of town, … Continue reading

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Pop Culture

When you tell someone that you are from Berwyn, they likely reply to you with an intense “BERRRWYN!” Maybe you recognize the tune or maybe you don’t. Rich Koz, Svengoolie, the horror show icon is known for poking fun of … Continue reading

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BERWYN’S UBIQUITOUS BUNGALOW

Born in a rich history, Berwyn has the most significant collection of Chicago-style bungalows in the nation today and recently inspired Bungalow Appreciation Week within the State of Illinois. The Berwyn bungalow has also been honored as “Chicagoland’s Greatest Treasure” … Continue reading

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BERWYN’S CONNECTION TO ROUTE 66

Berwyn’s Route 66 history is rich. The City’s development began in 1856 when the south side of town began to be acquired and divided into lots. At that time, the only mode of transportation between this community and the City … Continue reading

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Field Guide: Explore Berwyn

Need a guide to get you started on exploring Berwyn? Check out Chicago Magazine’s Field Guide of Berwyn.  

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Why Berwyn Marketing Campaign

The City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) are pleased to announce the launch of the City of Berwyn’s 2019 Integrated Marketing Campaign. The campaign’s objective is to pique the curiosity of Chicago area residents and to create … Continue reading

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Fall into Fitness – Kids Edition

The Alley Fitness Boxing Gym:  6711 W 26th St, Berwyn, IL 60402 Boxing classes appropriate for children ages 6-17 are available Monday through Thursday from 4-5pm & Saturdays from 10-11am.  To sign up, call 708-516-2025 or email info@thealleyfitness.com. You can … Continue reading

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MEET BERWYN’S CREATIVES: ANTONIA RUPPERT

Name: Antonia Ruppert Hometown: Chicago Current Residence: Lyons All about Antonia I’m the oldest of six and a proud Chi-town girl -from Chicago’s Austin and Humboldt Park communities. As a child growing up in Humboldt Park, I use to draw on … Continue reading

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