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West Suburban PADS Housing The Homeless

By: Lavell Garner

A chronically homeless man now has a place to stay, thanks to West Suburban PADS. The organization hopes to get two more homeless people housed this month. PADS organization submitted their numbers to the 100kHomes organization

The 100KHomes organization is a national movement, campaigning with national and local partners in hopes of bringing homelessness to an end.

Susie Bohun, the supportive housing manager at West Suburban PADS, explained the process in which an individual must complete to be able to be considered for housing.

“The process to assist individuals in obtaining housing varies greatly based on client desire and participation in the process, income level (not every client has income, so finding housing becomes very challenging), and locating an appropriate housing option”, she said.

It took three months to get housing for the most recent case, she said.

“The entire process took about three3 months from start to finish. If we have to assist clients with obtaining identification or trying to figure out if they may be eligible for some type of income, the process can take longer. It really depends on the person”, said Bohun.

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Where To Register To Vote In Berwyn

By: Lavell Garner

Election Day is right around the corner, and the citizens in Berwyn have a couple of locations where they can register to vote and vote early.

Berwyn residents can register at Berwyn City Hall until Oct. 9, according to Angela Jones, spokesperson for Cook County Clerk David Orr. They also can go online to cookcountyclerk.com under Suburban Elections and print a mail registration form, the form must be completely filled out and signed before putting it in the mail, she said.

Berwyn residents who want to vote early, before Nov. 6 Election Day can go to the Berwyn City Hall located at 6700 W. 26th St. Berwyn, IL 60402. Early voting takes place from Oct. 22 to Nov. 3.

To find polling spots for Nov. 6, go to


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City Hall holds 1st All Berwyn Committee Meeting

On Thursday, September 16, Berwyn held it’s 1st All Berwyn Committee Candidate’s Forum at City Hall. Before the meeting, we met Treasurer Debi Suchy, an active member in the Berwyn community. Suchy, who holds several positions, told us about several upcoming events in Berwyn. Oaktoberfest and Hobyfest and the 26th Annual YMCA Community Fest were only a few examples off her multi-colored calendar. She even invited us to the Roosevelt Road Business Association meeting which is being held at 8:30 a.m. on October 13th.

After a few more community members and council chairs joined us, the meeting began. After the Pledge of Allegiance, 8 new members of the Berwyn community were sworn into office, which was about half of the people in attendance. The next order of business was the upcoming election in November. Due to scheduling conflicts, only two candidates were able to come and speak, Robert C. Grota who is running for Cook County Assessor and Scott K. Summers who is running for the Illinois State Treasurer. .

The committee meets on the 3rd Thursday of every month and is open to the public.

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North East corner of Harlem and Cermak to see redevelopment

On Tuesday, Sept. 14, 2010 at Berwyn’s Committee of the Whole Meeting, the council came to a unanimous decision to approve a proposal for redevelopment on the North East Corner of Harlem and Cermak.

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