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October Calendar

5 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
6 Tuesday, 7:15 p.m., GRO monthly meeting, Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell.
13 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council, Gross Park Fieldhouse, Lawrence & Washtenaw
19 Manor Garden Club, 7:30 p.m. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
20 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Beat 1911 Meeting, Kindred Hospital, Montrose & Rockwell
31 Saturday. Halloween
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President: Tom Kosinski
First Vice President: Shonagh Merits
Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


It's GRO Election Time Again

The Nominating Committee selected the following candidates for office and presented the slate at the September meeting. The election will be held at the October meeting, Tuesday, October 6, 7:30 p.m. at Luther Memorial Church. The candidates are the following:

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

Property Tax Primer

In addition to the GRO election, Hector Dominguez from the Cook County Assessor's Office will be the speaker at the October meeting. He will be presenting a property tax primer discussing how taxes are calculated, how to appeal an assessment even if you have missed the appeals date, the impending tax increase, and any and all questions you may have related to property taxes.

2016 City Budget Town Hall Meetings

Alderman Pewar (47th Ward) will be holding a series of three Town Halls Meetings to present and discuss Mayor Emmanuel's proposed 2016 budget. GRO strongly recommends that members attend one of these meeting (preferably not the one that coincides with our October 6th GRO meeting). They meetings will be held:

Tuesday, October 6th, 6:30 p.m. at the Bethany Retirement Community, 4950 N. Ashland
Thursday, October 8th, 7:00 p.m. at Lake View High School, 4015 N. Ashland (Enter at door #6 on Ashland)
Thursday, October 15th, 1:00 p.m. at North Center Senior Satellite Center, 4040 N. Oakley (On-street parking only)

Welcome to the neighborhood!

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  


Greater Rockwell Mural by Karl Raak