New info just in. The 60402 Zip Code area (Berwyn, Stickney, and Forest View) is officially deemed America's new rudeness capital. Not only is there no politeness anymore in the Berwyn area, but in fact, if you are single and by yourself, just merely approaching within less than 20 feet of another person at all will easily start a big commotion, one that very often devolves into any one or even more of the following;
The potential for a jail or even prison term (for the single person)
And we can not even rule out the possibility of a trip to the emergency room (for the single person).
And even the bars and clubs, including those in the Berwyn Depot district, even including places such as Cabin Fever, the 39th Street Pub, Olive or Twist, are totally incapable of dulling the bone dry social desert that has gripped the entire area from Roosevelt Road all the way down to Interstate 55. In fact, those places may very well be in critical danger of closing down, as allready happened to Hedgehogs in Stickney. Hedgehogs used to be a fun place with karaoke and other fun stuff, but during it's latter months/years of operation, there were numerous fights. A few were gang related, but intelligence shows the vast majority of the fights that occured at Hedgehogs were caused by single/lone persons trying to interact with people. In numerous cases, a single/lone person attempted to interact with someone, it started a commotion, that other person's boyfriend, girlfriend, fiancee, husband, wife, other group members, or whoever, got mad and decided to start punching/shoving/pushing the single person, the single person hit back, and a fight ensued. And obviously as intelligence indicates, the fights also brought the Stickney Police Department over there numerous times, resulting in numerous arrests.
The 60402 Zip area (Berwyn, Stickney, and Forest View) is not what it used to be. Berwyn especially has become a cruel, heartless, mannerless, and hostile place for all forms of socializing and social butterfly people. It has become an area devoid of friendliness, a city without a heart.