Archive for June, 2015

Gina’s Italian Ice Crowned the Winner of Berwyn’s Best Frozen Treat Contest!

After much anticipation Gina’s Italian Ice won according our local judges and YOUR votes! Their delicious, and always a classic, lemon Italian ice secured the most votes and was able to beat out their fierce competitors. Berwyn’s Best Frozen Treat competition began in May and was fixed on finding the best local frozen confection. Gina’s Italian Ice walked home a winnermore »

Rissi’s Old Time Candy & Toys Featured on Chicago’s Best

Check out more of Chicago’s Best in Berwyn. The very nostalgic Rissi’s Old Time Candy & Toys recently was featured on Chicago’s Best! Chicago’s Best visited the enchanting candy shop/toy store/ice cream parlor and discovered the many sweet treats that Rissi’s has to offer. Bring back memories from your childhood with a visit to Rissi’s Old Time Candy & Toys!

Freedom Middle School Teacher Receives Award For Excellence

The Illinois Sate Board of Education, along with the Illinois Federation of Teachers, and the Illinois Education Association awarded 30 of Illinois’ standout teachers for their greatness in teaching. Annie Forest, a Freedom Middle School Mathematics teacher, was awarded for her excellence in teaching Mathematics to middle school students. Congrats to Annie Forest of Freedom MSchool in #Berwyn! @ieaneamore »

WBEZ Show Lists Berwyn as One of Best Chicago Suburbs

The WBEZ show, The Afternoon Shift, recently had a segment in their show in which they polled their guests about what they thought the best Chicago suburb was. At 7 minutes in one guest mentioned Berwyn, and at 10 minutes they mentioned Berwyn again. Berwyn was also listed on Movoto as #25 on the list of Best Places to Livemore »

Berwyn Public Library: No More Checking out Books!

Sign Up Today The Berwyn Public Library offers a solution for those of you you like to get your books fast! Is the speed of your internet connection fast enough for you? Then the Library would like to introduce you to the website Hoopla Digital. Hoopla allows current BPL Card holders to check out many different books, movies, audio books, andmore »

Berwyn’s Top 5 Frozen Dessert Shops Compete To Be “Berwyn’s Best”

Whether you like your cold confections creamy, icy, fruity or spicy, frozen desserts are the hallmarks of a summer day that has gone right. In late May, the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) embarked on a search for Berwyn’s Best Frozen Dessert by opening a multiple choice poll with 13 Berwyn-based establishments that serve ice cream, frozen custard, gelato or Italianmore »

Central Bungalow Historic District Continues On Path to National Register

The Central Berwyn Bungalow Historic District National Register Nomination is scheduled to be presented to the Illinois Historic Sites Advisory Council (IHSAC) at its June 19, 2015 board meeting in Springfield. The proposed district boundaries are Cermak Road (north), 26th Street (south), Ridgeland Avenue (east) and Home Avenue (west). Of the 1,506 residential structures inventoried, 1,360 are designated as “contributing,”more »

Proksa Park rated one of best playgrounds in state

Berwyn’s Proksa Park is rated #8 out of the entire State as one of the best playgrounds in the western suburbs keeping company with park districts such as Naperville, Oak Park, Hinsdale and Burr Ridge to name a few. Congratulations to the Berwyn Park District staff and volunteers for making if a wonderful place for residents and family to enjoy!more »