Archive for May, 2018


A brand new café has opened at the Harlem Ave Metra Station in Berwyn’s Depot District. 1890 Café’s (7135 W Windsor Ave) vision is to establish a community staple through top quality coffee, excellent service and community engagement. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on May 31, 2018.more »

Berwyn Free Library Initiative is in full swing!

The Berwyn Free Library Initiative was organized with the purpose of increasing access to books and literacy programs in Berwyn. Since April, Lead Organizer of the initiative Robert Pabon and crew have been working tirelessly to increase literacy throughout Berwyn by organizing a book drive and installing Berwyn’s first free libraries in the 5th ward. Their goal is to installmore »

Credit and Clarification in Berwyn Magazine Annual Resource Guide 2018

In our recent Berwyn Magazine (Annual Resource Guide 2018), we published an image without attributing proper credit. The image of the battle ropes class was taken by Fit Club Instructor and Photographer Alejandra Valera. The Battle Ropes + Body Weight class is offered through Fit Club and not through the Berwyn Park District or North Berwyn Park District. We apologizemore »

Calling all Seafood Lovers — Voting is Now Open for Berwyn’s Best Seafood!

WHAT: Berwyn’s Best Seafood Contest – Round 1 WHEN: Through Friday, June 8 at 5:00 PM WHERE: Online poll can be accessed at: WHY: The US Department of Health recommends eating two servings of seafood a week. Why? Seafood is not only low in fat, high in protein and jam packed with vitamins and minerals, but it’s delicious too! The nextmore »

North Berwyn Park District’s Best of Berwyn Finalists Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A BDC philanthropic grant was awarded to the three finalists of  the North Berwyn Park District’s 2018 Best of Berwyn Junior Citizen Recognition Program. The program recognizes the top 8th grade students in the City of Berwyn. Nominated by educators, community leaders and elected officials, the students are individually interviewed and go through a judging process that narrows the candidatesmore »

Buddy Bear Car Wash Opens Eighth Chicagoland Location in Berwyn

Buddy Bear Car Wash (6201 W Ogden Ave) aims to provide first class personalized customer service and a state of the art car wash. The business also offers brand gasoline and a convenience store onsite. A ribbon cutting was held in partnership with the City of Berwyn and the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) on May 16, 2018. Growing up, ownermore »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: John Adolf of Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home

Meet John Adolf of Adolf Berwyn Funeral Home (2921 S Harlem Ave, Berwyn), est. 1959 Hometown: Clarendon Hills, IL Current residence: Burr Ridge, IL All About John: The eldest of seven children, I grew up with five sisters and one brother. We grew up in a 3 bedroom ranch style home and my parents eventually added a second floor additionmore »

Cruise Nites Brings Cars Aplenty to Berwyn’s Depot District

WHAT: Berwyn’s Cruise Nites sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar WHEN: June 5, June 19, July 17, August 7 & August 21 from 6:00pm to 9:00pm WHERE: Windsor & Grove Avenues in Berwyn’s Depot District WHY: Berwyn’s Cruise Nites, sponsored by Paisans Pizzeria & Bar, attract everyone from families to car enthusiasts. Tuesday nights don’t have to be a tiredmore »