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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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December Calendar

5 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
6 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
7 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. GRO Winter Mixer. Red Lion Pub, 4749 N. Rockwell
13 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council, Gross Park Fieldhouse, Lawrence & Washtenaw
21 Wednesday, First Day of Winter
25 Sunday, Christmas
31 Saturday, New Year's Eve.
Now you can make your yearly donation through PayPal!!!
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


Alderman O'Connor to Speak at GRO Meeting

Alderman Patrick O'Connor will be speaking to the GRO membership at the December meeting (Tuesday, December 6). How does the change of presidential administrations effect the city of Chicago? What is the state of relations between the city and Springfield? Here's your opportunity to find out first hand what the new year holds for the residents of GRO. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at which time the GRO election will be held. The Alderman will be speaking at 8:00 p.m. As always, the meeting are held at Luther Memorial Church, Cambell & Wilson.

Welcome to New Business Members

GRO would like to thank the following new business members:

Becker Professional Pharmacy

GRO Hosts Holiday Mixer

GRO will be hosting a holday mixer on Wednesday, December 7, 7:00 p.m. at the Red Lion Pub, 4749 N. Rockwell. Come on down and enjoy the fun. Festivities kick off at 7:00 p.m. Wear your strangest holiday sweater - you might win a prize.

Please check our links page for links to all business members. They support us so lets support them!





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