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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.

#BERWYNNER

[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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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...

History

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,