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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

Rockwell Station by Karl Raak
based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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August Calendar

1 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
2 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
9 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council, Gross Park Fieldhouse, Lawrence & Washtenaw
20 Saturday, 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. GRO-sponsored Neighborhood Street party. Leland Avenue between Rockwell & Campbell
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Individual $20 Family $30 Senior (65+) $10 Senior Family $15 Sustaining $50 Business $20 Friends of GRO $20 (living outside GRO service area
A hard copy of the membership form is also available. Please fill this out and drop it off at a meeting or mail it to our PO Box when you are catching up on membership.


President: Tom Kosinski
First Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Vice President
Second Vice President: Joetta King
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


Representative Ann Williams

Our State Representative, Ann Williams, will be speaking at the GRO August meeting. Representative Williams will give us a rundown on the “state of the state”, essentially explaining the stopgap budget that was passed and how it impacts state human services and the Chicago Public School System. The meeting will be held at Luther Memorial Church (Wilson & Campbell), Tuesday, August 2, at 7:30 p.m. Representative Williams will be speaking at 8:00 p.m. Don’t miss this opportunity to hear firsthand about the current budget impasse in Springfield and its potential resolution.

Annual GRO Street Party

It is that time of year again! GRO will be hosting its annual event on Saturday, August 20th 2:00 - 8:00 p.m. If you are interested in taking part in the planning of the party. We will be discussing our plans at the July GRO meeting (07/05/16) and the August meeting as well ( 08/02/16). There's plenty of room for good ideas and willing hands. Look for upcoming e-blasts and further postings on the website for details on both planning and attending.

Farmers' Markets

Lincoln Square Farmers' Markets, held in the public parking lot at Lincoln and Leland ,will begin June 7 for the Tuesday market and June 9 for the Thursday evening market.




Welcome to the neighborhood!

The Greater Rockwell Organization (GRO) is committed to engage in activities that will promote civic pride and community welfare. The low-cost Membership is an excellent way to engage in your community.

From Wilson to Lawrence and Western to Virginia (at the river), you will see the elegance of Greater Rockwell Organization’s award-winning corner gardens.

The monthly GRO newsletter with a circulation of 1,500 reaches our community, as well as commuters at the Rockwell Brown Line station.

You have a more beautiful neighborhood due to the ongoing efforts of our graffiti removal program – and neighbors who join in the clean and green weekends.

Annual events such as the summer block party and the winter potluck dinner are a great way to share in our community spirit.

By signing up for GROnews (at the left, under Rockwell Station), you can join hundreds of neighbors who receive emails about local events, meeting reminders and important community alerts.

Whether you’re concerned about property taxes; public transportation; safer streets; a cleaner, greener neighborhood; a vital business district; or simply a place to say hi to your neighbors – GRO has something for you.

When we meet

Greater Rockwell Organization meets on the first Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm. Meetings are held at Luther Memorial Church at the corner of Campbell and Wilson. Enter through the red doors (to the left of the main doors) on Wilson. You will find the buzzer up and to the right.


The goals of GRO are met through our community volunteers. Follow the links to web pages describing each committee's doings and how to contact the members if you're interested in getting involved. Please give the idea some serious thought – we welcome your participation at any level, and any amount of time you care to give.

Newsletter Beautification
Greening Membership  
Urban Development Public Safety
Fundraising & Special Events  


History of the Greater Rockwell Neighborhood

Would you like to know a little of the history of our neighborhood? Former president and local historian Mark Dawson has provided an excellent short history of the Greater Rockwell Neighborhood


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak