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The City of Berwyn

Just 20 minutes west of Chicago’s loop lies a town that is nothing like a suburb. Plan a day trip to experience world class cuisine, grassroots art initiatives, live music, street festivals and shops that can only be found in Berwyn. The whirlwind of activities and services available are worth a trip. You may decide to stay.


[Ber-win-er] noun

A #Berwynner is someone who leaves a positive mark on our community through their service. This individual makes Berwyn proud and shows pride in their community. If you love the Berwyn community, we want you to be a #Berwynner!


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The Berwyn Shops welcomed Chicago's Very Own WGN9 out on site with Emmy Winning Journalist, Ana Belaval on Tuesday! Her segment, Around Town, explored a couple different shops, sharing the offerings and story of this Homegrown Project. Juicey Gems shop owner, Elizabeth Aguirre shared, "I thought this was a really great opportunity to highlight my business and grow my products. It was a really good chance for us to build the community in Berwyn".

It's wonderful seeing small businesses thrive in this incubator environment with the community alongside them. To view the whole segment on the Berwyn Shops, visit: https://bit.ly/3Ou4M5K and BerwynShops.com to learn how to get involved with the project.

Today, Why Berwyn celebrates Juneteenth, Freedom Day, to honor the past and reflect on the work that still needs to be done. Let us continue to acknowledge the courage, strength, and determination of the Black community. ...

One day isn't enough to celebrate all that Fathers do! Happy Father's Day to all our Berwyn dads! 👨🏆 ...

The Berwyn Shops neighbors at the American Legion Post 256 are hosting a Father’s Day Celebration with the Knights of Columbus! On June 11th, all Berwyn Shops visitors are welcome to stop by next door to enjoy a Saturday cookout on Clinton Ave starting at noon. Hot dogs $2, Brats $2.50, Burger $3, beverages $1! 🌭🍔

Bring Dad to the shops this Saturday for an early Father’s day celebration and join in for an extra cool special event open to the public! 6931 Roosevelt Rd, learn more at berwynshops.com

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This Memorial Day, we remember the sacrifice of the men and women who have given their lives while fighting for our freedom. We'd like to honor and express our gratitude for their service to our country. To all veterans and those who are active military, thank you. We wish you and your family a safe and healthy holiday. ...

Hurry to the stands to grab the latest issue of Chicago Magazine! This months publication features "Best Places to Live". You guessed it, Berwyn got a highlight! To learn more about Why Berwyn is such an amazing place to live, visit the Why Berwyn blog and explore all the offerings of this amazing city: https://whyberwyn.com/blog/ ...

2022 George W. Ashby Award Winner | Berwyn’s Violet Shop

The George W. Ashby Award for Business Excellence is a local honor named after one of Berwyn’s distinguished early architects. This award celebrates Berwyn's "Business of the Year" and its...


On June 6, 1908, Berwyn became a city, receiving its official charter from the State of Illinois. The first two decades of the twentieth century saw Berwyn develop in much the same way as other Chicago suburbs. It was a place in which, as "The WPA Guide to Illinois" states,