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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

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based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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January Calendar

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

GRO Updates

Chicago by Day and Night

On Tuesday, February 2, at our monthly meeting (Luther Memorial Church, 7:30 p.m.) GRO is happy to host Bill Savage, writer, lecturer, and raconteur in his presentation of “Chicago by Day and Night: The Pleasure Seeker’s Guide to the Paris of America”, a very unofficial guide to the world beyond the 1893 World’s Fair. Bill and co-author, Paul Durica, have published a newly annotated version of this guide. Its topics range from the respectable (theater, architecture, parks, churches and synagogues) to the illicit—drink, gambling, and sex. Join us for this highly informative and highly entertaining presentation. New and renewing members will automatically be entered into a raffle for Bill’s book, which he will be sure to autograph for the lucky winner. Don’t miss it!

Lincoln Square Chili Cook Off

So you think your chili's the best? Here's your opportunity to go spoon to spatula with the creme de la creme of Lincoln Square chili wizards. Not the competetive sort, but you just can't get enough of the four alarm? Well in either case, came out and join the fun at the Lincolnc Square Chili Cook Off. On Sunday, February 22, Susan & Joe are hosting the Lincoln Square Cook Off at the Red Lion. The festivities kick off at 1:00 p.m. Contact Claire for more details about prizes, food, & fun. Just follow the link:Chili Cook Off All proceedings go to the Horner Park Dog Park

Rockwell History Posted

Mark Dawson has kindly contributed the Greater Rockwell history he researched and wrote for the Ravenswood-Lake View Historical Association. This document is chock-full of interesting facts, reminiscences, and information about our neighborhood and surroundings.

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