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Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Lissette Tenorio of 1890 Cafe

Name: Lissette Tenorio Hometown: Chicago – Logan Square Current Residence: Berwyn All About Lissette: My name is Lissette and I am the eldest of two, the cool aunt and a dog mom. I was born and raised in Logan Square, Chicago where I was blessed to have an amazing childhood. As a family, one of the things we enjoyed doingmore »

Berwyn Women In Business

As the Berwyn business community thrives and grows, women entrepreneurs in Berwyn are also on the rise. Here are just a few of the women making a name for themselves in our Handcrafted Community and beyond. Diane Salemi, AVP/Sales Manager at Republic Bank of Chicago 2136 S Oak Park Ave | Berwyn, IL | republicebank.com | (708) 637-9100 With over 20more »

Meet Berwyn’s Entrepreneurs: Anna Padron Sikora of Pillars Community Health

Name: Anna Padron Sikora Hometown: Cicero/Berwyn, IL Current Residence: Riverside, IL All About Anna: I was born in Chicago in 1976 as a first-generation Latina. My father is from Cuba and my mother is from Mexico. My parents met in high school in Chicago and moved to Cicero in 1978. I grew up going to Catholic schools, Our Lady of Charity in Ciceromore »

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 »