Thursday, December 27, 2018

Holiday Tree Collection

Christmas trees will be picked up on the regular scheduled pickup day for the second and third weeks of January. Trees must be clean of all decorations and lights and not in bags. Trees larger than 6 ft must be cut in half.
Acceptable items include Fresh Christmas trees. Non-acceptable items include artificial Christmas trees.

Waste Management Holiday Schedule
Weekday Holidays (Christmas/New Year’s Day) will delay Waste Management collection by one day for the remainder of the week.  For example, if a holiday falls on a Thursday, Thursday customers will be collected on Friday, and Friday customers will be collected on Saturday.

Wednesday, December 19, 2018

Charity/ Donation Scam Calls

It has been brought to our attention that several of our residents have been contacted by people identifying themselves as employees of the City, and have been asked to donate money for what the caller claims is a charitable cause. Unfortunately, these calls are being made by scammers, and are spoofing (or masking) their phone number to make it appear as though the call is coming from the City or our Police and Fire Departments to make their ruse seem even more convincing.

While there are many wonderful charities that would put your donations to good use this holiday, do your research to make sure you are not falling victim to a scam. If you are interested a certain charity, ask the caller for their website and verify that they are legitimate. Don’t let anyone rush you into making any type of donation, and if you come across any other red flags or something just doesn’t seem right, consider making your donation elsewhere. Scams calls can be reported to the Federal Trade Commission online at – and if you have become the victim of this scam and gave money to the caller, please contact the Berwyn Police Department at 708-795-5600 to file an incident report.

Thank you for your time, and on behalf of Mayor Lovero and the entire City of Berwyn, we wish you a safe and happy holiday season.

Monday, November 26, 2018

Waste Management Garbage/Recycling Services Delayed One Day

Due to weather conditions, there will be no Waste Management Garbage/Recycling/Yard Waste services on Monday, November 26th.  Service will be delayed one day this week.

Tuesday, November 20, 2018

State of Illinois to Implement New E-Pay Website Effective November 27th 2018

Please be advised effective Tuesday November 27th 2018, the State of Illinois is implementing a newly rewritten website to handle all electronic bill pay functionality through the Treasurer’s E-Pay office. As such and in order to retain E-Pay services on our website, the City of Berwyn is required to retire the existing E-Pay website and replace it with the State of Illinois’ new electronic payments website as linked here. [Read More]

Friday, November 16, 2018

Mayor Lovero’s Senior Christmas Breakfast

The #Holiday Senior Breakfast is coming up on Wednesday, December 5 at Skylite West Banquets(7117 W. Ogden). All seniors 55+ are invited to attend for entertainment, food, prizes and fun! To reserve your spot, call Senior Services at 708-484-2510.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Snow Removal Information

The following information outlines snow removal procedures during the upcoming winter months. [Read More]

Monday, November 12, 2018

Outreach Committee Meeting Notice

City of Berwyn

Outreach Committee

Meeting Agenda


6:30 pm City Hall 2nd Floor

  • Call to Order
  • Public Comment
  • Language Translation at City Wide and Aldermanic Meetings
  • New Business
  • Adjourn

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Berwyn Development Corporation’s Updated TIF Informational Page

Recently, the Berwyn Development Corporation (BDC) hosted three informational meetings on the Roosevelt and Depot Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts.  These meetings were open to the public and provided an overview of TIF and the overall impact on the community.  The BDC has updated their website’s TIF District Q&A section in response to questions received via email and the public forums.  This TIF informational page can be found at:

Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Berwyn City Hall is an Early Voting location

Early Voting runs from Monday, October 22 through Monday, November 5:

  • Monday - Saturday, October 22 - October 27              9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 28                                                      10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday - Friday, October 29 - November 2                9:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
  • Saturday, November 3                                                  9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, November 4                                                     10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Monday, November 5                                                   9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

BNSF is planning on track maintenance in the City of Berwyn

Starting October 29, 2018, the BNSF is planning on track maintenance in the City of Berwyn.  There are no anticipated crossing closures but there will be parking displacement during this three week project. [Read More]

Friday, October 12, 2018

Lane closures on Harlem Avenue begin October 15

The Illinois Department of Transportation announced that repairs to Harlem Avenue (Illinois 43) over the Chicago Sanitary and Ship Canal in Forest View and Lyons will require lane closures beginning Monday, Oct. 15, weather permitting. [Read More]

Tuesday, October 9, 2018

Water Main and Roadway Improvements on the 1200 and 1300 Blocks of Cuyler Avenue

Starting this Wednesday October 10th, there will be construction on the 1200 and 1300 blocks of Cuyler Avenue for water-main and roadway improvements. Residents have been notified via the attached notice distributed over the weekend. Construction will last until the end of November and no parking signs will be posted as needed.  

[Roadway Improvement Resident Letter]
[Water-main Improvement Resident Letter]

Friday, October 5, 2018

City of Berwyn Halloween Trick-or Treating Hours

Trick-or-treating hours for the City of Berwyn will take place on Wednesday, October 31st from 4:00 - 6:30 pm.  Please see attached Halloween safety tips provided in the 2018 Autumn Berwyn Neighborhood Watch Newsletter. [Read More]

Monday, October 1, 2018

Houby Week Events and Parking Restrictions

The 50th annual International Houby Fest sponsored by the City of Berwyn and Town of Cicero will take place from Thurs, Oct 4 through Sun, Oct 7 Celebrating 50 Years of Houby. This year's theme will be Honoring Our Military: Duty * Honor * Country. [Read More]

Monday, September 24, 2018

Detour Notice: Route 315 Austin Boulevard and Route 322 Cermak Road

Effective Sunday, October 7, 2018, ONLY.  Due to an event in Berwyn and Cicero, Cermak Road will be closed between Central and Oak Park Avenues.   [Read More]

Save the Date – October 1, 2018 as Waste Management’s “At Your Door” Arrives in Berwyn

Next Monday, the City will be implementing Waste Management’s “At Your Door” program that will  allow residents to have hard to dispose of items (electronics, household chemicals, paint etc) picked up at their door.  [Watch Here]    [Read More]

Tuesday, September 4, 2018

Wednesday, August 29, 2018

I.D.O.T. Begins Resurfacing of Cermak Rd.

Contact:  Ruth Volbre

August 29, 2018

Berwyn, IL (August 2018)   -- The City of Berwyn was notified this afternoon by the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) that resurfacing of Cermak Rd. between Cicero Ave. and Harlem Ave. will begin tomorrow, Thursday, August 30th, 2018.  This resurfacing project will also include ADA sidewalk ramps.  The majority of construction in Berwyn will continue through December of this year with a few traffic signals set to be replaced in the first half of 2019.  During this construction period, parking on Cermak Rd. will be interrupted; the City of Berwyn encourages residents to utilize the vacin fairway parking found just north of Cermak Rd. Residents can email IDOT questions regarding this project through their website:


Monday, August 13, 2018


In response to a recent report from The Chicago Tribune, it was insinuated that Berwyn water is unsafe to drink. Please be assured that this is not the case; Berwyn’s drinking water is safe and follows all standards set forth by the Environmental Protection Agency. 

In February of 2016, the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) Drinking Water Compliance Unit confirmed that Berwyn’s water department successfully completed two six-month rounds of lead and copper monitoring without exceeding the action level / 15ppb.   [Read More]

Thursday, June 28, 2018

Metra kicks off July 4th holiday with early getaway trains

Metra will offer early getaway service on Tuesday, July 3 on most lines to help customers get a jump start on their Fourth of July celebrations. [Read More]

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cook County Property Tax Bill

The property tax bills due August 1, 2018, have already been posted at, where property owners can pay for free, Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. The bills are available about two weeks before they will be mailed. [Read More]

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Hydrant Flushing Program 2018

The Berwyn Fire Department will be conducting the flushing of hydrants starting Monday August 20, 2018 and ending Friday August 31, 2018. Hydrants will be flushed  from 9:00 am until 4:00 pm Monday thru Friday. [Read More]

Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Detour Alert: Route 302 Ogden - Stanley

Effective Saturday, June 23, 2018, ONLY [Read More]

Stanley Avenue Street Closing

This is to notify you that Stanley Avenue in Berwyn will be closed to all traffic, per Berwyn City Council approval, from 6:00 am, Saturday, June 23, 2018 until 6:00 am Sunday, June 24, 2018. [Read More]

Wednesday, May 30, 2018

Berwyn Vehicle Stickers Now Available for Purchase

The City of Berwyn is currently selling vehicle stickers. Residents will begin receiving renewals in the mail beginning May 14th. Each renewal letter will contain an ID# which can be used to purchase your renewals online at . Buy early for discounts. 5% early bird discount for purchase between 5/15 – 5/31. An additional 10% discount for on-line and mail-in purchases by June 20th. Attached is a price list indicating discounts.

New Vehicle Registration: To register a new vehicle, this can be done in person at City Hall or the Police Department, or per mail (to receive additional discount). For any new vehicle, a copy of your vehicle State of Illinois registration is necessary. Attached is an application and a list of vehicle sticker prices.

Vehicle Sticker 2018 FAQ [Read More]

Vehicle Sticker Application [Click Here]

2018 Pet Tag [Click Here]

Tuesday, May 29, 2018

Calling All Seafood Lovers

The US Department of Health recommends eating two servings of seafood a week. Why? Seafood is not only low in fat, high in protein and jam packed with vitamins and minerals, but it's delicious too!  The next round of Berwyn’s Best has you covered!  [Read More]

Monday, April 23, 2018

Legal Notice

Notice of Intent to enter into lease and request for alternate proposals. Public Notice is hereby given that the City of Berwyn, Illinois, (the "City") intends to [Read More]

Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Legal/ Public Notice

City of Berwyn, Cook County, Illinois
30 Day Comment Period on Proposed Amendment
to 2015-2019 Consolidate Plan for CDBG Program [Read More]

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Legal Notice / Public Notice

These notices shall satisfy two separate but related procedural Requirements for activities to be undertaken by the City of Berwyn (“Berwyn”). [Read More]

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Sunday, February 11, 2018


After this morning's 4 inch snow, we have received over 13 inches of snow in Berwyn over the weekend. Berwyn’s Department of Public Works has been authorized to secure additional resources to begin the process of clearing the City’s alleyways. This process will begin tomorrow and will continue 24 hours a day until it is completed.
Please be aware that clearing the alleys will create snow rows on your garage apron and in front of your garage door. There is no way to avoid this, as we cannot clear individual aprons.
In addition, starting tomorrow (2/12) all vehicles that are parked in a street maintenance (sweeping) area MUST be moved in accordance with the posted signage. This will allow plows to clear these areas to the curb.
Thank you again for your cooperation.

Waste Management Delays

With the continued snow storm, Waste Management crews were unable to complete garbage/recycling pick ups this past Saturday.  All remaining residents with regular Friday garbage/recycling service that weren’t picked up yesterday, will be serviced tomorrow, Monday, February 12th.
The city is still not plowing alleys as we focus on clearing the city streets.

Thank you for your patience.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Snow Route

Good Afternoon,

As of 5:00 PM on Saturday, February 10th, parking can once again resume on the City’s designated snow routes.

All secondary roadways will be cleared to the curb on their regular Street Cleaning/Maintenance day. Please follow the posted signage on your block. As of Saturday afternoon, the City is not plowing alleys.

The City of Berwyn would like to thank you for your cooperation in moving your vehicles to ensure safe travel and parking availability on our streets. Please stay warm, and have a good evening.

Water Main Break

The City is experiencing a water main break on the 2100 block of Cuyler Avenue.  You may experience a brief loss of water service at some time today while we make the necessary repairs. 

We apologize for this inconvenience and we will do our best to resolve the matter as soon as possible.

Friday, February 9, 2018

City of Berwyn Implements Snow Routes Beginning at 7 pm on Friday, February 9th and Ending at 5 pm on Saturday February 10th

Due to non compliant residents, implementation of snow routes will be extended till 5 pm on Saturday February 10th. Those who live/park on a snow route must move their vehicles.  Plows will work throughout the night and day clearing these streets to the curb so that Saturday evening , cars may again park on these streets.  Check the signs where you park or check the City website, HOW DO I,  FIND MAPS, to look at the Snow Route Map.

There will NOT be a snow emergency declared.  All secondary roadways will be cleared to the curb on their normal Street Cleaning/Maintenance day.

As of Friday evening , we are not plowing alleys.

City Buildings Closing Early

With the continued snowfall, the City of Berwyn will be closing the following buildings at 2 pm, today, Friday, February 9th:
  • City Hall, 6700 26th Street
  • Berwyn Recreation Department, 6501 W. 31st St.
  • CDBG Building, 6420 16th St.
  • Berwyn Public Library, 2701 S. Harlem Ave.
If you or a neighbor do not have access to adequate heating, the Berwyn Police Department will be available as a warming center. (open 24 hrs) For snowfall information, contact the Snow Hotline at 708-749-6514. During this time, we encourage you to check on your neighbors, especially the elderly or disabled to ensure their safety.  If you are worried about the health status of a neighbor, please call the Berwyn Police Department’s non-emergency number at (708) 795-5600.