Berwyn's claim to fame leaving
Berwyn isn't famous for much. Check out the Wikipedia page. It only has one photo, of the Spindle. The other claims to fame are the World's Largest Laundromat (disputed) and that a co-founder of the band Survivor is from here. (BTW, I'm still listed as a resident of Oak Park, but I'm in nearby Berwyn now).
When it was announced last year that the Spindle was going to be torn down to build a Walgreen's on the spot, volunteers began a fundraiser to save the artwork. At least for me, all the joy went out of the effort when the Spindle's creator, artist Dustin Shuler, demanded a 5% cut of all the t-shirt sales. Probably because of this, the current t-shirt no longer has a picture of the Spindle on it (check it out, the solution is pretty clever!).
Here's a list of all the artwork from the parking lot. Note how the Spindle listing has a Shuler copyright notice, but no one else's work does. Dustin is a litigious bastard.
If you've taken a fancy to the Spindle, would you like to own it? It's now on eBay. Be warned, shipping fees are harsh.