Archive for March, 2017

Komensky Elementary and Foresters Financial to build playground in partnership with KaBOOM!

Berwyn South School District 100 recently announced that Komensky Elementary School will have a new playground with the help of the community! Read more below. *Press release courtesy of Berwyn South School District 100, Foresters Financial and KaBOOM! Berwyn, IL (March 23, 2017) – Komensky Elementary School principal, Mariana Nicasio, informed the Board of Education at their regularly scheduled Boardmore »

Happy National Mom-and-Pop Business Owners Day, Berwyn!

It’s National Mom-and-Pop Business Owners Day! Berwyn has many small businesses that contribute to our amazing community! Check out some of the neat statistics on small business, courtesy of the Small Business Adminstration (SBA): Small Business makes a BIG Impact: The 28 million small businesses in America account for 54% of all U.S. sales. Small businesses provide 55% of allmore »

J. Sterling Morton High School Earns New Honor

Congratulations, J. Sterling Morton High School! They were named a 2017 Model Professional Learning Community at Work™. The school had the following to say their publication, Morton Connection: “The district’s successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work™ process was a major contributing factor in the improved achievement of its students. PLCs are schools and districts in which educators recognizemore »

Meet Berwyn’s Creatives: Nadine Brockman of The Children’s 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 »

Paisans Wins Big at Chicago’s Best Wing Fest!

Paisans Pizzeria & Bar won big at Chicago’s Best Wing Fest! In their first year, they won for both categories entered; they were voted Best Exotic Sauce for their Dragon Sauce and Best Mild Sauce for their Mild Garlic Parmesan. Check out this neat 360 photo of Best Wing Fest!


Brows by Lucy ( located at 6834 Windsor Ave, is a boutique focused on shaping the eyebrows through a variety of services, including threading, waxing and microblading. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on March 9. Lusila “Lucy” Sandoval is a licensed Cosmetologist in the State of Illinoismore »

The Pull of World’s Largest Laundromat

If you know Berwyn, then you know World’s Largest Laundromat. This article, featured in the first issue of the 2017 Berwyn magazine, discusses World’s Largest Laundromat’s impact on the Berwyn community. The Distance, which features stories of private businesses that have been operating for at least 25 years and the people who got them there, also sat down with World’s Largestmore »


WHAT: Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl WHEN: Sat, Apr 22, 2017 from Noon to 6:00PM WHERE: Various locations in Berwyn’s Depot District WHY: Grab your putter and 3 friends and tour the Depot District’s repertoire of taverns and restaurants at the 13th Annual Depot District Mini-Golf Pub Crawl. Each venue will display a handmade mini-golf green to challenge the event’s spirited crowd! Allmore »

Autre Monde Continues to Shine in the Spotlight

Autre Monde Café & Spirits is racking up more spotlights! The Mediterranean-inspired restaurant has earned a stellar review from Phil Vettel of the Chicago Tribune! Read the article below and find out what Phil has to say about our local gem, which earned the number 44 spot on Phil’s 50. Autre Monde also made Eater Chicago’s list of 25 Greatmore »

Lenten Specials in Berwyn!

Eating meat-free during lent can be a struggle sometimes. Luckily, Berwyn has got you covered, check out these specials going on throughout the Lenten season and enjoy! Autre Monde Cafe & Spirits: A variety of seafood and vegetable dishes are available on their regular menu, including Smoke Trout Salad: $9 Piri Piri Mussels: $13 Grilled Asparagus: $8 Big Guys Sausagemore »