What's happening to Berwyn?

What's happening to Berwyn?

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Baron

Chicago, IL

#1 Jun 29, 2006
Remember when window-rattling sub-bass noise and loud music were considered deviant behavior; when garbage was in a container and not mounded near garages; when people had pride in their homes and respected their neighbors?
Mike

Chicago, IL

#2 Jun 29, 2006
Baron wrote:
Remember when window-rattling sub-bass noise and loud music were considered deviant behavior; when garbage was in a container and not mounded near garages; when people had pride in their homes and respected their neighbors?
Maybe city council does't care.
James Jancik

Chicago, IL

#3 Jul 7, 2006
Well, Berwyn is home to "The Black Knight and Squire G Show"... a syndicated radio show, now into it's 4th year!

"Fun, Music & Mayhem... live impromtu, stream-of-consciousness radio"

Broadcast LIVE from it's Berwyn "Megaplex" each Saturday Afternoon , 2-5pm,and can be heard via affiliate station found at www.bksgshow.com , as well as archives from previous broadcasts!

James Arthur Jancik
The "Black Knight" of Talk Radio (tm)
Ean

Oak Park, IL

#4 Jul 7, 2006
yeah, it was full of old people and people with dissabilities. Now there are alot of families and mom/pop businesses.

“Life is just a Moment, njoy it”

Since: Jan 07

Nekoosa, Wisconsin

#6 May 1, 2007
mike wrote:
there are also a lot of very hostile locals living in Berwyn.
You got that right..Always been that way...I say gas it and save the real estate!! I hate "Berwyn"....They scare me to death. I always have my .44Mag with me and a speed loader with hollow points....Well punk, do you feel lucky!!
MATT

Harvard, IL

#7 May 1, 2007
mike wrote:
there are also a lot of very hostile locals living in Berwyn.
Many People may "Look" Hostile But I Work With The Berwyn Public Every Day 200+ People and People respond the way you speak to them. The Majority is still very cool!

Since: May 07

Chicago

#9 May 1, 2007
their city officials really don't care, and I've heard that severl times
Todd

Plymouth, MN

#10 May 4, 2007
I grew up in Berwyn from 1962 until 1985. It was not full of old people. There were old people on our block and as they died off families moved in. It was a safe place to live and raise kids. I went to Morton East and it was a great school. Now I look at the demographics of the school and look at the performance of the kids and just shake my head.
Ean wrote:
yeah, it was full of old people and people with dissabilities. Now there are alot of families and mom/pop businesses.

Since: Jun 07

Berwyn, IL

#13 Jun 4, 2007
Tom wrote:
Berwyn is basically dumb ass white trash and spics. So by definition it sucks.
Wow Tom, you should relax! That's not a very nice or accurate assumption to make.=(

Since: Jun 07

Berwyn, IL

#14 Jun 4, 2007
P.S. And also, I for one moved out of Berwyn for 2 years, and then came back, because home is where the heart is. Once I came back, I drastically changed the appearance of my home as far as taking pride in your dwelling is concerned. And do you know what happened after that? My neighbors followed the trend, and now my block looks the nicest it EVER has! Sometimes it only takes one person to set the tone of things. Do you honestly think that since people don't put their garbage in the right spot is going to make the Mayor or someone who works for the town come and put everyone's garbage in the right spot? NO! That is the responsibility of the residents, and those who live around them. Speak up to your neighbors if you don't agree with what they're doing, and they may actually take into consideration what you're saying. I always hear so many people complain about the people in Berywn, or things about the way the town is, and it's like, okay, there's 55 complaints, and 1 person who is actually being proactive and making things change? C'mon, instead of wasting that time complaining, you should think of a solution to what it is you're upset about. ♥
xam

Alsip, IL

#15 Jun 6, 2007
Tom wrote:
Berwyn is basically dumb ass white trash and spics. So by definition it sucks.
I feel bad for you
rico

United States

#16 Jun 12, 2007
Yeah, Berwyn has changed.
Gotta love all those SECTION 8 families that moved in to the apartments. And of course the 3 families living in single family bungolos.
Funny around when this started happing the gang-graffitti started appearing more & more.
The year was Sept.1993 and there was a shooting at 2:30pm after school and by the look at the teenagers for the new year I knew this was the end of Berwyn. If only I was as good at picking stock as I saw Beryn's future that day.
rozzzzzzy

Chicago, IL

#18 Jun 14, 2007
The Berwyn Police Blotter rebuts all of your negative accusations about our City:
http://www.berwynpoliceblotter.com/

Please note how many misbehaving perpetrators are from other cities -- Cicero, Chicago, Addison, etc.

It is not the residents of Berwyn causing most of the problems -- it's people from other cities who come to Berwyn because it is safer than where they are from.
rico

United States

#19 Jun 15, 2007
Well I did talk to a Berwyn police officer about the graffitti and he said they are done by kids who live in Berwyn.
Why did Berwyn let these low lifes into Berwyn?
Berwyn used to be quite and graffitti free and used to inforce housing codes.
Berwyn had Cicero their neighbor in the late 80's to see how that suburb changed. They should have known what could happen to Berwyn if they didn't enforce housing codes. Berwyn could have been another Oak Park instead it's becoming another Cicero.
Buddah-Chicago

United States

#20 Jun 15, 2007
Yes I must admit that the standerd for Urban and Suburban living has dropped in the passed 20 years but I personaly feel that Berwyn rest in the middle of the road when it comes to rating.
It is not as nice as the Upper District in Downtown Chicago but it is not as low as the SouthSide of The State Lower Class Urban Housing Plan

In short we stand in the middle
Buddah-Chicago

United States

#21 Jun 15, 2007
rico wrote:
Well I did talk to a Berwyn police officer about the graffitti and he said they are done by kids who live in Berwyn.
Why did Berwyn let these low lifes into Berwyn?
Berwyn used to be quite and graffitti free and used to inforce housing codes.
Berwyn had Cicero their neighbor in the late 80's to see how that suburb changed. They should have known what could happen to Berwyn if they didn't enforce housing codes. Berwyn could have been another Oak Park instead it's becoming another Cicero.
I know why have we let the bar fall. Have you ever been to Riverside (The suburb over from Berwyn- I find downtown Riverside to be just as nice as Oak Park)
Go there See the Town Tell me what You think
Buddah-Chicago

United States

#22 Jun 15, 2007
rico wrote:
Yeah, Berwyn has changed.
Gotta love all those SECTION 8 families that moved in to the apartments. And of course the 3 families living in single family bungolos.
Funny around when this started happing the gang-graffitti started appearing more & more.
The year was Sept.1993 and there was a shooting at 2:30pm after school and by the look at the teenagers for the new year I knew this was the end of Berwyn. If only I was as good at picking stock as I saw Beryn's future that day.
Yes I understand that this may have been a key event that marked Berwyns downfall but are you saying that this single event altered the Berwynise History as standing in the center over which one it is most like (Oak Park or Cicero)?

Just Asking :)
Buddah-Chicago

United States

#23 Jun 15, 2007
rozzzzzzy wrote:
The Berwyn Police Blotter rebuts all of your negative accusations about our City:
http://www.berwynpoliceblotter.com/
Please note how many misbehaving perpetrators are from other cities -- Cicero, Chicago, Addison, etc.
It is not the residents of Berwyn causing most of the problems -- it's people from other cities who come to Berwyn because it is safer than where they are from.
What If the City of Berwyn was to erect a fence along its borders and only resedence with a pass code could come in and out. This would stop the strong flow of people coming in and out of the city and would bring it down to a small trickle!
Buddah-Chicago

United States

#24 Jun 15, 2007
TANGLEFOOT wrote:
<quoted text>You got that right..Always been that way...I say gas it and save the real estate!! I hate "Berwyn"....They scare me to death. I always have my .44Mag with me and a speed loader with hollow points....Well punk, do you feel lucky!!
I think that we just need to look out and carry a defence system with us if need be (for example when I am walking to the YMCA I always have pepper spray with me)
Buddah-Chicago

United States

#25 Jun 15, 2007
Ean wrote:
yeah, it was full of old people and people with dissabilities. Now there are alot of families and mom/pop businesses.
I never was one for the family situation but I personaly feel that you so called Mom and Pop Businesses are slowing the econnmey of the Small City? When there is to much small bussiness going on there is little to no money being brought into the house hold. Thus the familys are having issues providing for the kids and then they may or may not end up on well fare.

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