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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

4 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
5 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Meeting. Luther Memorial Church, Wilson & Campbell
10 Sunday, 3:00 p.m. GRO Winter Mixer, Red Lion, 4749 N. Rockwell
12 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
15 Deadline to sign up for ACA
20 Wednesday, First Day of Winter
25 Monday, Christmas Day
1 Monday, New Year's Day
8 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council, Montrose & California
9 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
16 Tuesday, 7:00 Beat 1911 CAPS meeting. Sulzer Library, Lincoln & Sunnyside
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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: Joetta King
First Vice President: Bill King
Vice President
Second Vice President: Tom Kosinski
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker

GRO Updates


Holiday Mixer

The Annual Holiday Mixer will be held on Sunday, December 10th at 3:00 p.m. Join GRO at the Red Lion of Lincoln Square, 4749 N Rockwell for lots of holiday fun and froivolity.

Cookie Exchange! Bring a dozen or so homemade cookies and take home some of your neighbors favorites.
Ugly Sweater Contest! A prize for the most repugnant, repellent, or otherwise off-putting holiday-themed garment.
Bad Sanata Gifts Bring a festively wrapped item from the darkest corner of your basement or attic and take home someone else's treasure
Meat Raffle! Just what the name implies. Buy a ticket for the chance to win some meat.

Get Covered Illinois

It's that time of year again, your opportunity to sign up for an affordable health care plan fron the Illinois Healthcare Insurance market place. Please note the enrollment period has been cut in half this year so your window for signing up is quite narrow - 11/01/17 to 12/15/17; so time if of the essence. Click here to access a flyer that tells you everything you need to know about enrolling, eligibility, and assistance.









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