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Rockwell Station by Karl Raak

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based on a photograph by Tony Gagliardi

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October Calendar

1 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church, 4639 N. Rockwell
7 Monday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
8 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw

November Calendar

3 Sunday, 2:00 a.m.Daylight Savings Time. Don't forget to set those clocks back an hour.
5 Tuesday, 7:30 p.m. GRO Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church, 4639 N. Rockwell
6 Wednesday, 7:00 p.m. Horner Park Advisory Council. Horner Park Fieldhouse, Montrose & California
11 Monday. Veterans Day (or Armistice Day, if you prefer)
12 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. Gross Park Advisory Council. Gross Park Fieldhouse,
Lawrence & Washtenaw
19 Tuesday, 7:00 p.m. - 8:30 p.m. CAPS Meeting, Sulzer Libary, 4455 N. Lincoln
28 Thanksgiving
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.

Officers

President: Joetta King
President
First Vice President: Bill King
Vice President
Second Vice President: Dana Dougherty
Second Vice President
Secretary: Bea Tersch
Secretary
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker
Treasurer

GRO Updates

 

GRO Elections

GRO held its annual election for officers at the October GRO monthly meeting, October 1, 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church meeting space, 4639 N. Rockwell. Congratulations to the following new officers:

President: Connie Barnes
1st Vice Presiedent: Dana Dougherty
2nd Vice President: Tom Kosinski
Treasurer: Lucinda Dieker
Secratary: Bea Tersch

How are Utility Rates Set and How Do They Impact Me?

November's monthly GRO meeting will feature Jeff Ocrutt, formerly the personal policy advisor for Illinois Commerce Commissioner Miguel del Valle. Jeff will address the group on ComEd's history and explain how the state of Illinois sets the utility's customer billing rates and what the latest fights down in Springfield may mean for customers in the future.

The Illinois Commerce Commission regulates private utilities in Illinois and Jeff handled all policy matters that crossed the Commissioner del Valle's desk. In 2018, Jeff founded Chapman Energy Strategies LLC to help regulators, companies, advocates, and customers navigate and facilitate the growing energy revolution. CES provides regulatory and policy insights to achieve better long-term outcomes for the public interest. Please join GRO at our monthly meeting, November 5, 7:30 p.m. at the Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church meeting space, 4639 N. Rockwell for this informativeand timely presentation.

Remember! Change of Venue for GRO Monthly Meetings

The venue for the GRO monthly meetings has changed. The first Tuesday of every month (except January), GRO meetings will now be held at the Lincoln Square Presbyterian Church meeting space, 4639 N. Rockwell. The time of the meeting remains 7:30 p.m.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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

Committees

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

OUR KIND OF TOWN