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Berwyn is a town in northeastern Illinois, a few miles from Lake Michigan. 

It was first established as "LaVergne" in 1856 by a land developer, who aspired to make his new town a wealthy, aristocratic community. However, the damp marshland proved to hold little attraction for the Illinois elite. A population boom occurred in the 1890's, after the developer's death.

Today, Berwyn is known for its church and run-down downtown area.



People Born in Berwyn

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Berwyn in People's Lives

James McAvoy: I traveled here in 2007 to film scenes of the movie Wanted

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