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Lucky Berwyn Resident Wins $11 Million in Illinois Lotto

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By Nayah James

One lucky Berwyn resident “struck it rich”, winning the Illinois Lottery on October 29.

The winning ticket was purchased at a BP gas station in Berwyn located at 3845 S. Harlem Ave. Continue reading

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Berwyn’s Buona Beef Celebrates 35 Years

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The hometown favorite, Buona Beef is celebrating 35 delicious years in business. The famous Italian Beef restaurant serves up more than just its signature Italian Beef. It is home to a long list of other delicious foods like pizza, salads, burgers, hotdogs, sandwiches, panini’s, soups and desserts.

The top three Buona Beef locations near you are Oak Park, Hillside and the original located at 6745 Roosevelt Road in Berwyn.

The deliciousness doesn’t stop there, Buona Beef is popping up in various locations all across Illinois, having 18 locations already according to the business’ website, buona.com.

Through a simple google search, other hotspots for the restaurant include Beverly, Montgomery, Bolingbrook, Glendale Heights, Lombard, Orland Park, Hoffman Estates and Rosemont. Continue reading

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Berwyn Residents Frustrated by Parking Availability

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By Nayah James

Parents of Piper Elementary School students and the schools’ neighbors have been competing for a scarce Berwyn commodity – on-street parking.

At certain times of the day, particularly around school dismissal, residents can’t find parking near their houses on the 2400 block of Kenilworth.

Third Ward Alderman Marge Paul brought the issue to the South Berwyn (District 100) School Board recently.

“The principal at Piper Elementary School has tried to alleviate some of the parking issued raised by the residents,” she said. “Residents found it hard to find street parking in front of their homes during the week.”

Neighbor David Minch was a little more direct in his criticism in an interview this week. Continue reading

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Fun for All at Oktoberfest 2016

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by | September 16, 2016 · 8:30 pm