GCS in the News

NEWS ARTICLES

The Beverly Review – MAY 2021

The Beverly Review featured a letter from Gerry. “Local Agency Urges Support for Legislation.”

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The Beverly Review – JUL 2019

The Beverly Review featured GCS programs in its Pride Issue. “Garden Center Services Help Clients Achieve Amazing Lives.”

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Rabbit Style News Blog – SEP 2017

Rabbit Style News blogger, posted an outfit inspired by growARTS artist Kelly Jo in her blog. “Style Imitating Art: Coffee Cup by Kelly Jo”.

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Voyage Chicago – AUG 2017

Voyage Chicago featured an interview with Garden Center’s Executive Director, Gerry Beagles. “Meet Gerry Beagles of Garden Center Services”.


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The Beverly Review – JUL 2017

The Beverly Review featured GCS programs in it’s Mt. Greenwood Pride Issue. “Garden Center Services Continues Service to Individuals, Families.”

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PBS News Hour – MAY 2017

PBS News Hour featured an article about the Garden Center’s growARTS program at Garden Gallery & Studio. “Artistic Skills and Independence Bloom for these Adults with Disabilities.”

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Chicago Parent – FEB 2017

Garden Center’s Second Chance Thrift Shoppe ranked #1 for Kids Clothes! “Five Best Thrift Stores for Kids Items in the Southwest Suburbs”.

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The Beverly Area Planning Association – JUN 2016

The Beverly Area Planning Association featured an article about Garden Center’s Supported Employment Program. “Garden Center Services Supports Individuals with Disabilities to Gain Employment”.

 

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The Beverly Review – May 2016

The Beverly Review featured Garden Center’s 4th Annual Super Sunny 5k. “Garden Center Services to host Annual Super Sunny 5k”.

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The Patch – SEP 2015

Article featuring 15 years of Second Chance Thrift Shoppe. “Lemont’s Second Chance Thrift Shoppe celebrates 15 year Anniversary”.

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Capital Gazette – JUN 2015

Capital Gazette article featured the closing of the gallery as a result of funding cutbacks. “Garden Gallery & Studio Closes.” Article at bottom of page.

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Best Things in Illinois – 2015

Garden Center’s Second Chance Thrift Shoppe ranked #10 of Thrift Stores in Illinois! “Eleven Best Thrift Stores in Illinois”.

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The Beverly Review – FEB 2014

The Beverly Review featured GCS’s community relationships in an article, “Garden Center Growing in Service”.

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Chicago Tribune- FEB 2013

Chicago Tribune featured an article about Garden Center’s Garden Gallery art program. “Garden Gallery Gets Serious Praise from Art Lovers”

 

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The Patch – JAN 2013

The Patch Community Corner featured an article about Garden Center’s new location in Mt. Greenwood. “Organization that Serves the Developmentally Disabled Looks to Increase Community Connections”

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ABC 7 Chicago – AUG 2012

ABC 7 Chicago article featured the Garden Gallery & Studio program. “Gallery Connects People with and without Disabilities.”

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ABC 7 Chicago – DEC 2011

ABC 7 featured Garden Center Programs. “The Disabled Bloom at Garden Center Services.”

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Trib Local – NOV 2011

Trib Local featured an article about the planned opening of the Garden Gallery & Studio program. “Garden Center to Open Gallery in Downtown Tinley Next Year.”

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The Patch – AUG 2010

The Patch Community Corner featured an article about Garden Center’s dedicated Second Chance managers “Gratitude Shows in Thrift Shop Managers’ Dedication”.

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