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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 »

Kid-Friendly Berwyn

Above & Beyond Music Store7009 W Ogden Ave | Berwyn, IL 60402 Your child’s musical talents will truly shine at Above & Beyond Music Store through the many music programs they offer for all ages. Looking for something fun? Above & Beyond offers ukulele classes for little ones ages 7 and up. Private lessons are also available for ages 7more »

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 »

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 »

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 »

HIAWATHA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL AWARDED BDC PHILANTHROPIC GRANT FOR STEAM LAB & MINI MUSEUM

A Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) philanthropic grant was awarded to the Hiawatha Elementary School STEAM Lab & Mini Museum at the Berwyn Park District’s Back to School Picnic. Hiawatha’s STEAM Lab allows students to carry out explorations and curricular extensions in science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics. The project aims to support the STEAM Lab by including components of amore »

MacNeal Hospital Hosts 7th Annual Health and Safety Fair

MacNeal Hospital invites the community to their 7th annual Health and Safety Fair on Saturday, August 18 from 9am to Noon. Representatives from MacNeal Hospital and other community organizations will be present to provide information, resources and education on living a healthy lifestyle. Offerings during this event include: Blood pressure BMI calculations Demonstrations Document shredding Glucose screening Health information andmore »