Berwyn's Arts Blog
Monday, October 29, 2007
City Council Recap, 10-23-07
Berwyn now has an amended Dangerous Animal Ordinance. The Ordinance now has teeth and will make it tougher on owners who do not care for their animals.

If you have a burglar alarm or security system, the City has raised the fines for false alarms.

The City decorations were approved for this year for the holidays at the end of the year.

That is about it. There were 45 items submitted.

Berwyn CARES Meeting, Tonight, 10-29-07
If you care about education, please come to tonight's CARES (Citzens Aligned To Renuew Education for Students) meeting at the Berwyn Library, at 7:30 pm.

The President runs a tight ship and the meeting will be finished no later than 9:00 pm.

Friday, October 26, 2007
Town Hall Meeting, 10-27-07, Police Station
Please read. There is a Senior Town Hall Meeting with state reps and senators attending. Also, Congressman Lipinski will be present.

The meeting is set for Saturday, 10-27-07 at the Police Station, from 9 am to 11 am. Feel free to tell seniors you know to attend.

More importantly, since I can not attend, I would appreciate if all those that have problems with the CN Railroad to attend.

I have spoken to Lipinski one time about two months ago and like the railroad, he gave me lip service.

Show him the City of Berwyn cares and wants him, being on the Transportation Committee, to do something.

So, do attend; or not.

Wednesday, October 24, 2007
3rd Ward Town Hall Meeting Tonight, Wednesday
Third Ward Town Hall Meeting tonight, Wedneseday, October 24, 2007 at 7 pm at the Berywn Police Station.

There will be some department heads present, as well as, a representative from the CN railroad.

Refreshments to be served.

See you, or not.

Thursday, October 18, 2007
One More
There are still tickets available at the door for South Berwyn Education Foundation Fundraiser (Dinner Dance/Auction) tomorrow, Friday, October 19, 2007, at Skylite, 7117 W. Ogden, 6:30 pm. Tickets still available, which cost $50.00.

The Foundation supports District 100.

Three Upcoming Events
Tonight, Thursday, October 18, 2007 at City Hall:

The All Berwyn Committee (ABC), along with BerwynCARES, invites you to hear our city's outstanding teachers share their views on the innovative programming in Berwyn schools.

This will be a great opportunity to hear the classroom perspective from the teachers themselves. Your participation and involvement in education is important.
Please come and bring a neighbor! Or not.

Second: At the Berwyn Cultural Center, 6420 16th Street, there will be a Hispanic Heritage celebration, Oct. 20th, 10:00 am - 3:00 p.m.

Finally, Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at 7:00 pm at the Berwyn Police Department, I will be having my fifth Town Hall Meeting. Many department heads will be present. Additionally, there will be a strong focus on the Canadian National railroad tracks where there have been an increasing number of idling trains. There will be a representative from Canadian National railroad present.

Sunday, October 14, 2007
City Council Meeting Recap, October 9, 2007
The City has hired an owner's representative to oversee the Depot Parking Deck. This is a firm that will basically oversee everything on behalf of the City; from the architectural document review to construction close-out activities.

There is a construction timeline for the 16th Street Fire Station project. It will allegedly be completed and ready to be manned by November, 2008.

The City has given the go-ahead to hire 2 new civilian operators for 911 and the police and fire call center.

There were 30 items submitted. That is all the relevant items.

Two Events This Week
Monday, October 15, 2007 at City Hall at 7:00 pm is the Berwyn Centennial Celebration Planning Committee's Kickoff Meeting.

If you want to get involved with Berwyn's 100th birthday party, attend; or not.

The All Berwyn Committee is having a meeting Thursday, October 18th at 7:00 pm, also at City Hall. The topic will be education.

Teachers will share their views on innovative programming in Berwyn Scools. Support Education. Attend.

Wednesday, October 10, 2007
Neighborhood Watch Meeting Tonight, 10-10
There is a city-wide Neighborhood Watch Meeting tonight, October 10, 2007 at the Berwyn Police Station. Former Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline will be the main speaker.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. See you there, or not.

Monday, October 08, 2007
Neighborhood Watch Meeting, Wednesday, 10-10
There is a city-wide Neighborhood Watch Meeting set for October 10, 2007 at the Berwyn Police Station. Former Chicago Police Superintendent Phil Cline will be the main speaker.

The meeting begins at 7:00 pm. See you there, or not.

Thursday, October 04, 2007
Berwyn's Centennial Celebration
As many of you know, 2008 is Berwyn's 100th year in existence. A centennial celebration is being planned for June, 2008.

If you would like to volunteer, or have some ideas, attend the volunteer kick-off meeting at 7 p.m. on Oct. 15, 2007, at Berwyn City Hall, 6700 26th Street.

For more information, call Carl Reina at 788-2660, Ext. 290.

Houby Fest,
Berwyn, particularly the Main Street program, is taking a much more active role in this years Houby Fest, scheduled for Saturday, October 6, 2007, and Sunday, October 7, 2007.

Check out the website for details at

Wednesday, October 03, 2007
Tamales and Art
Please support two fellow Berwynites - Miro Ledajaks & Jaime Flores - this Wednesday evening, OCtober 3, 2007, from 7 - 10pm at the Tamale Hut Cafe, 8300 W. Cermak Road in North Riverside.

Miro Ledajaks will be featuring his artwork, including many new photographs exhibited for the first time at Jaime Flores' Tamale Hut Cafe.

Please join them for wine, great artwork and relaxation with friends and neighbors.

More details below:

Tuesday, October 02, 2007
Third Ward Town Hall Meeting
Third Ward Town Hall Meeting will take place on Wednesday, October 24, 2007, at the Berwyn Police Department, at 7:00 pm.

The focus will be on the idling trains on the CN tracks. There will be a CN representative at the meeting.

As always, volunteers to pass out flyers would be greatly appreciated. If you have volunteered in the past, I will not assume you will volunteer now.

So, please contact me by responding to this blogged email, or to my email address,

I will also attempt to have the Mayor and Department Heads present.

Monday, October 01, 2007
Do Not Call List For Cell Phones
Cell phone numbers went public yesterday.

REMINDER....all cell phone numbers are being released to telemarketing
companies and you will start to receive sale calls.


To prevent this, call the following number from your cell phone:


It is the National DO NOT CALL list. It will only take a minute of your time
It blocks your number for five (5) years. You must call from the cell phone
number you want to have blocked. You cannot call from a different phone


It take about 20 seconds!

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