Archive for December, 2012

Bounce Sportsplex brings state-of-the-art training facility to western suburbs

Bounce Sports is transforming youth sports and fitness in Chicago’s western suburbs. Bounce Sports, located at 3310 S. Grove Avenue in Berwyn’s Depot District, celebrated a grand opening on November 8 in partnership with the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC). Bounce Sports is an integrated provider of training, facilities, events management and expertise across multiple sports. The new sportsplex is amore »

Homebuyers Choose Berwyn for Illinois Building Blocks Pilot Program

The Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) has released an updated report indicating that the City of Berwyn has initiated twenty-two new residential mortgages through the Illinois Building Blocks Pilot Program. The program, managed through IHDA, offers a 30-year, fixed-rate mortgage featuring an affordable interest rate as well as a $10,000 forgivable loan over two years for down payment and closingmore »

RAICES (“Roots”) group supports LGBTQ youth in Berwyn & Cicero

RAICES, an acronym for Resources, Advocacy, Inclusion, Community, Education and Services, is a local project in Berwyn and Cicero with the goal of ending homophobia, transphobia, and HIV/AIDS stigma in our communities, focusing on the J. Sterling Morton District 201 high schools. The group aims to educate the community and offer support to the area’s Latino youth and adolescents asmore »

School District 100 will rank in the top 25% of districts in IL as evidenced by state testing

Berwyn South School District 100 presented the final FY2012 Illinois Standard Achievement Test (ISAT) data to the Board of Education and a standing room only audience of parents, teachers and community members on Wednesday, November 28, 2012. Mary Havis, Irving Elementary Principal and District Director of Assessment, presented the much anticipated data to thunderous applause. “We are extremely proud ofmore »

Freedom Middle School fed 96,000 hungry over the holidays

On December 1, 2012, nearly 115 student volunteers from Freedom Middle School worked together to package a little over 12,000 meals. Nearly 8,000 of the 12,000 meals were sent to local food pantries at St. Leonard, Emanuel Bible Church, and the Christian Life Center. Volunteers raised enough money to package an additional 4,000 meals, which were organized and packaged bymore »