Archive for January, 2017


George W. Ashby Award Recognizes a Berwyn Main-Stay Vesecky’s Bakery, 6634 W Cermak Road, will be recognized as the recipient of the annual George W. Ashby Award for Business Excellence at a cocktail party on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event will celebrate the recipients of both the 32nd Annual Charles E. Piper Award and the Ashby Award and willmore »


Piper Award Highlights Individuals Contributing to Economic Vitality in Berwyn The Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) will honor John Aranza with the 32nd Annual Charles E. Piper Award at a cocktail party on Saturday, March 25, 2017. The event will celebrate the recipients of both the Piper Award and the 7th Annual George W. Ashby Award and will feature small bitesmore »

Berwyn Expects Continued Business Growth in 2017

*Article courtesy of Aimee Barrows at Suburban Life. Original article here.   Business is expected to grow in Berwyn this year, after a very positive 2016 that saw the largest increase in building permits in 25 years. The city and Berwyn Development Corporation are working to bring new restaurants and retailers to town, while several businesses that began construction lastmore »

16th Street Theater’s “Blizzard ’67” Earns ABC News Feature, WDCB Radio 90.9 FM Nod

Last Thursday, January 26, marked 50 years since the Chicago blizzard—which inspired 16 Street Theater’s current play, Blizzard of ’67. Chicago received a whooping 23 inches of snow over just two short days! Midway International Airport recorded 53-mph wind gusts and some snow drifts were as high as 6 feet in certain areas. ABC 7 News came out and spoke with Ann Filmermore »


Strive 4 Fitness, located at 6735 W. Stanley Ave, is independently owned and operated studio fitness facility offering a variety of classes and personal/partner training. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on January 23. Visit Their Facebook Page Valentine’s Day Love/Hate 5k or 10k About Strive 4 Fitnessmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Creatives: Tina Young of St. Leonard School

Welcome to Meet Berwyn’s Creatives!  While Berwyn has become a hot spot for urban professionals and entrepreneurs, the City of Homes is also considered a haven for the creatively minded. Berwyn is home to a remarkable group of makers who keep our community vibrant. Meet Berwyn’s Creatives gives us a chance to get to know what makes our local makersmore »

Berwyn’s Top 5 Soup Slingers Compete to be “Berwyn’s Best”

WHAT: Berwyn’s Best Soup Contest – Round 2 WHEN: Through Thursday, January 26 at 5:00 PM WHERE: Online poll can be accessed at: WHY: Last week, the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) asked the public to tour Berwyn’s soup slinging establishments in search of Berwyn’s Best Soup. We asked the community to let us know their favorite places to grab a satisfyingmore »

Wayne’s World Turns 25!

Wayne’s World turns 25 this year! The film not only features the famous Mike Myers and Dana Carvey, but an iconic Berwyn landmark as well—the Spindle. The Spindle was created in 1989 by artist Dustin Shuler and brought to Berwyn’s Cermak Plaza Shopping Center. Years of exposure to tumultuous Chicago weather and bird nesting saw the end of the landmark; the Spindle wasmore »

Morton High School District 201 Earns AP District of the Year & Superintendent of Distinction Accolades

Morton High School District 201 has had a banner year! The district earned the AP District of the Year title for being the national leader among medium-sized schools (8,000 to 49,999 students) in expanding access to Advanced Placement® Programs. Along with this major achievement, Morton’s Superintendent Dr. Michael Kuzniewski was also named Superintendent of Distinction by the Illinois Association of Schoolmore »

Nonna Gina is back at it again with Johnsonville!

Gina Tremonte of Gina’s Italian Ice, aka “Nonna Gina”, is back in the spotlight! In 2015, she was featured on Johnsonville and Uber’s Sausage Nonnas segment, where three “nonnas” cooked for some lucky families on Sausage Sunday. CBS Chicago covered this feature, interviewing Berwyn’s Nonna Gina and showing some of her live-action Italian cooking! Now, Gina is under Johnsonville’s Sausage Dome, the firstmore »