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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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October Calendar

3 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
4 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
11 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council, Gross Park Fieldhouse, Lawrence & Washtenaw
17 Monday, 7:30 p.m. Manor Garden Club, Luther Memorial Church, Cambell & Wilson.
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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


GRO Elections

GRO elections will be held at the October meeting (Luther Memorial Church, Tuesday, October 4, 7:30 p.m.) The slate of officers for 2016/2017 will is:

President: Tom Kosinski
First Vice-President: Joetta King
Second Vice-President: Shonagh Merists
Treasurer: Lucinda Diecker
Secretary: Bea Tersch

Congressman Quigley to Speak at GRO Meeting

Congressman Mike Quigley will be speaking to the GRO membership at the October meeting (Tuesday, October 4)filling us in on the doings of the 114th congress, The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. at which time the GRO election will be held. The Congressman 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:

Jerry's Sandwiches (in Lincoln Square)
Chicago Brauhaus
Wealth Logic Solutions
Gene and Rosemary Schulter Charitable Foundation

Please check our links page for links to these 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