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St. Patrick’s Day in Berwyn: Your Complete Guide

You don’t have to be Irish to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! Berwyn has a slew of events and specials just for you during St. Paddy’s Day weekend. Here is your guide to help you celebrate like a pro this year around Berwyn. Big Guys Sausage Stand 7021 W Roosevelt Rd, Berwyn, IL 60402 Now – March 17th during business hoursmore »

Meet Berwyn’s Creatives: Will Hudson of The Children’s School

Name: Will Hudson Hometown: Raleigh, NC Current Residence: Berwyn, IL What do you get when you add passion, community, and the outdoors? You get Will Hudson of The Children’s School! This community leader and 6th grade educator is sculpting the minds of his young pupils through project based learning, community-building principles and much more. Read up on Will, The Children’smore »

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month At Your Nearest Little Free Library

In honor of National Hispanic Heritage month, which kicked off on Saturday September 15 and ends Monday October 15, we partnered up with the Berwyn Public Library to spread some Hispanic heritage around Berwyn. In an effort to engage the children of Berwyn in what this month represents, we placed children’s books that celebrate Hispanic heritage and bilingual books in themore »

Berwyn’s Next Gen: Daniela Reyes a Rising Star

Meet Daniela Reyes, a Junior at the Chicago High School for the Arts (ChiArts) Age: 16 Hometown: Berwyn/Cicero Daniela’s Bio: Daniela spent her early years in Berwyn, attending Jefferson Elementary School and Lincoln Middle School, trying out for the school talent shows every year since kindergarten. Her love for singing was the driving force that set her on an artistic path. Flashmore »

Berwyn’s Taste of Taco Tuesday

If Taco Tuesday isn’t your favorite day of the week, then we’ll change that for you. The taco, in all its complexities, is one of the most popular Mexican dishes in America. Steak, chicken, pork, fish, veggie—you name it, Berwyn has it. And what better day to indulge in yummy tacos than on the best day of the week—Taco Tuesday!?more »

MACNEAL HOSPITAL CELEBRATES BECOMING A CATHOLIC HEALTH MINISTRY IN THE ARCHDIOCESE OF CHICAGO

On September 7, MacNeal Hospital celebrated becoming a Catholic health ministry of the Archdiocese of Chicago at a ceremony attended by Auxiliary Bishop John Manz, Loyola Medicine and Trinity Health leaders, Illinois Representative Lisa Hernandez, Berwyn officials, community members and MacNeal colleagues. M.E. Cleary, president of MacNeal, said “The hospital is privileged to have cared for those in need formore »

Handcrafted Community + Full of Character = Kara Kesselring

MEET KARA KESSELRING. SHE’S #FULLOFCHARACTER. Photo by Joel Gonzalez of WeOurStory Who is Kara? I was born and raised in Southeast Iowa on a family farm.  I started performing when I was little and graduated with a music degree from the University of Iowa.  I immediately moved to Chicago and started freelance gigging.  My husband and I lived in Wickermore »

Solutions For Care Awarded BDC Philanthropic Grant

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Solutions For Care Senior Summerfest. Solutions For Care organized the inaugural Senior Summerfest along with local organizations and businesses that serve Berwyn’s older adults. Senior Summerfest is a month-long celebration for active older adults, featuring a collection of events that take place at several locations throughout Berwyn. The goalmore »

Back to School Fun in Berwyn

Celebrate the end of summer and the start of the school year this weekend! Each year, the Berwyn Park District and North Berwyn Park District partner up with Berwyn South School District 100 and Berwyn North School District 98 to organize exciting back-to-school events complete with meet and greets with teachers, delicious bites, fun activities for all, games and schoolmore »

The North Berwyn Park District Inaugural Corrida del Mariachi 5k Run/Walk is almost here!

Join the North Berwyn Park District in promoting health and wellness at their Inagural Corrida del Mariachi 5k Run/Walk on Saturday, August 18 starting at 8am. Proceeds will benefit North Berwyn Park District Art programs. This certified CARA course will start and finish at 16th & Wesley Ave in Berwyn. Runners will be cheered on with entertainment throughout the course. Costumes aremore »