Archive for July, 2016

Berwyn’s branding consultant highlighted for socially responsible design

MAS Context Dialogues | Dawn Hancock This post is part of MAS Context Dialogues, a series of conversations with Chicago-based designers hosted by Stephen Killion. Since starting Firebelly Design in 1999, Dawn Hancock has been an advocate of socially responsible design. This is reflective in both her professional work and her company’s commitment to the community. This post ismore »

Route 66 communities work to highlight roadway’s golden era

From PBS Newshour Essential question Why are cultural symbols important to a society? Stretching 2,400 miles between Chicago, Illinois and Santa Monica, California, U.S. Route 66 served as a cultural symbol for America for almost fifty years. Although the rise of the federal interstate highway system gradually redirected traffic away from the famous roadway, a new effort to revitalize communitiesmore »

Autre Monde Cafe named Eater Chicago’s #1 Suburban Restaurant for the Summer

18 Great Chicago Suburban Restaurants, Summer 2016 There’s no doubt that Chicago is a world-class city when it comes to food, but some of the best spots aren’t restricted to city limits. There are plenty of places out in suburbia that rival the city’s finest restaurants and many of them have been around for decades. From Eater Chicago: There’s nomore »

Berwyn’s Route 66 Gears Up for the 26th Annual Car Show

The 26th Annual WeatherTech® Berwyn Rt66 Car Show sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar will be held on Ogden Avenue in Berwyn. Berwyn has always been a great Route 66 town with a thriving, dynamic and fast-growing community at its heart. The Route 66 Car Show is the area’s best and biggest car show, attracting more than 30,000 visitors. Onmore »

Full-Service Cafe Aims to Provide Premium Gaming Experience in a Welcoming Environment

Shelby’s, located at 6601 W Roosevelt Road, Unit B, celebrated a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on July 13. Officially open since May 13, Shelby’s is a neighborhood cafe and gathering place for adults to enjoy a light meal, beverage and gaming in a warm and welcoming environment. The extensive menumore »

Illinois Housing Development Authority Announces Refinance Program for Underwater Homeowners

The new I-REFI program is designed to help homeowners who are current on their mortgage payments but owe more than their home is worth due to declining property values in their community. Starting August 1, the Illinois Housing Development Authority (IHDA) will offer underwater homeowners up to $50,000 in federal assistance to reduce the balance owed on their mortgage and refinance into amore »

Issue 3 of the Berwyn Magazine is OUT!

Berwyn Magazine’s 3rd issue of the 2016 is officially out! In this issue we offer insight into the City of Berwyn’s Annual Marketing Campaign, congratulate the WINNER of Berwyn’s Best Burger Contest, and showcase many of Berwyn’s Summer and Fall events that are just around the corner.

Lavergne’s Tavern Provides Hometown Spot in the Former Garv’s Inn Location

Lavergne’s Tavern, located at 6546 W Windsor Ave, celebrated a ribbon cutting in conjunction with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on June 29. Lavergne’s opened at the corner of Windsor and East Avenues in the former Garv’s Inn location, a staple in Berwyn since the 1960s. The tavern will feature a seasonal selection of craftmore »

Morton High School Sees a High Percentage of College Enrollment Among 2016 Graduates

Several local high school graduates are pursuing higher learning. Morton High School District 201 reports 84% of its graduates will attend a college, university, or trade school this coming fall, according to data collected in the 2015–16 academic year. Best of all, several of Morton’s recent graduates are starting their college career without the financial burden. More than $20 millionmore »

16th Street Theater welcomed into NNPN Core Membership

Excerpt from National New Play Network (NNPN), the country’s alliance of non-profit theaters that champions the development, production, and continued life of new plays, has added Berwyn’s 16th Street Theater to it’s core membership. Since its founding in 1998, NNPN has supported more than 200 productions nationwide through its innovative National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere program, which provides playwright andmore »