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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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May Calendar
3 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Monthly Meeting. Location to be announced
14 Saturday, 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.. Riverbank Clean-up. Participants should on the riverbank adjacent to Jacob Playlot.
14 Saturday, 9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m., Ravenswood Manor Garden Club Plant Sale, Luther Memorial Church, 2500 W. Wilson.
15 Sunday, 10:00 a.m. Ravenswood Manor Garage Sales
17 Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. 19th District CAPS Meeting. Currently the meeting is scheduled to be a virtual Zoom even Meeting ID: 876 0595 1612 Password 877630
June Calendar
7 Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. GRO Monthly Meeting. Backyard of Bea Tersch, 4742 N. Virginia
11-12 Saturday & Sunday. 10:00 a.m.- 4:00 p.m.. GRO Yard and Garage Sales
July Calendar
4 Monday. Independence Day
8 - 10 Friday - Sunday. Square Roots Festival. Lincoln Avenue between Montrose and Wilson.
17 Tuesday. 6:30 p.m. 19th District CAPS Meeting. Currently the meeting is scheduled to be a virtual Zoom even Meeting ID: 876 0595 1612 Password 877630
August Calendar
2 Tuesday. 7:30 p.m. GRO Monthly Meeting. Backyard of Bea Tersch, 4742 N. Virginia
20-21 Saturday - Sunday - 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. Chicago Air & Water Show.
27 Saturday -11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. GRO Summer Party
Now you can make your yearly donation through Pay Pal!!!
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, Devrim Dry Cleaners (4636 N. Rockwell), or mail it to our PO Box (POB 25561, Chicago 60625)when you are catching up on membership.


President: Connie Barnes
First Vice President: Dana Dougherty
Vice President
Second Vice President:Tom Kosinski
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


Annual GRO Yard And Garage Sales

GRO's annual Yard & Garage Sale will be held the weekend of June 11 from 10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. In order to either assist in planning and organizing the event please contact president, Connie Barnes A $10.00 registration fee is required for each participating address. Fees are due before May 28. Addresses submitted after that date require an Additional $5.00. These fees cover the cost of printing and advertising. Fees may be paid directly through the PayPal link at the bottom of the left hand column or dropped off at Devrim Cleaners and Taylors, 4636 N Rockwell. Please be sure to fill out a registration form. These forms are available on the current GRO News Letter

Lincoln Square Farmers Market

The Lincoln Square Farmers Market will resume in May in its customary location, the parking lot south of the square at the corner of Lincoln and Leland. The market is held bi-weekly on Tuesdays (7:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.) and Thursdays (3:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.) through October.

Lincoln Square Artisan And Makers Market Opens At Ainslie Arts Plaza

The Lincoln Square Artisan and Makers Market will be open at Ainslie Arts Plaza, 4844 N. Lincoln every Saturday, (10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.) June through August.


The annual German-American Maifest will resume in Lincoln Square this year. It will be held at the corner of Leland and Lincoln. It runs from Thursday, June 2, (5:00 p.m.) through Sunday, June 5 (10:00 p.m.) For more information about the fest and the German-American events in Lincoln Square see their web site for further information.


















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 GRO news (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 the Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church meeting space, 4639 N. Rockwell.


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