Hollywood Citizens Association

P. O. Box 262
Corner of Washington & Hollywood
Hollywood (Brookfield), IL 60513

708-387-9113 | Contact the HCA

Hollywood House
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Hollywood Businesses

Hollywood Motors Car Care Center

Traxx Side, Food and Spirits
(708) 485-4504

Trace Ellements Jewelry and Gifts

Ketchmark Cut & Care Lawn Service

Demitro Agency - Farmers Insurance

Avon Representative - Rich Korzyniewski

OrganizeHer, Professional Organizer
Nancy Korzyniewski
Contact by email

To Do Or Dye Salon
10% off if you mention "HCA"

Riverside Plumbing, Heating and Cooling

Fuego - Fiestas, Fajitas & Margaritas

If you have a business in Hollywood or own a business and live in Hollywood, let the HCA know about it and we can share it with your neighbors.


Balsam Large2015 Wreath Fundraiser

Thank you for ordering your wreaths and other holiday gifts for your home and supporting the Hollywood House.

The Hollywood Citizens Association takes care of the Hollywood House, Hollywood's first elementary school building, which is now used by the school district, the PTA and other local organizations, groups and families for meetings and events. Your order helps us provide this resource to the community.

Thank you.

The wreaths are delivered on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, November 28 2015, from 2pm - 4pm from the Hollywood House/Hollywood Elementary parking lot. We will send out a reminder email about pick-ups and deliveries.

Hollywood HeraldDownload your "Hollywood Herald" Newsletter

The March 2015 edition of the "Hollywood Herald" is on its way to your mailboxes.

If you prefer a digital version or didn't receive your copy of the twice-yearly HCA newsletter, you can download a PDF of the issue. Happy reading.

HCA Board Meeting on Monday, November 9th

Stop by the Hollywood House at 7 PM on Monday, November 9, 2015 and join us for our board meeting and see the updates to the kitchen.

Kitchen Upgrade

We also need professional installation/materials for the countertops and floor. We are looking at polished concrete, but any solid surface would be considered. If you can install or give us a lead to someone who would give us a quote on these surfaces or our door installation, please contact Nancy at 708-485-4825 or nancywancy1@gmail.

HCA Annual Flea Market - Sunday, May 17, 2015 from 9 to 3 PM

The annual Spring Flea Market is just around the corner on May 17. Applications can be submitted online or through email to Nancy at nancywancy1@gmail.com.

If you want to put out a table and sell, download the form (PDF) or call Nancy at (708) 485-4825.

Annual Pancake Breakfast - Thank You!

Pancakes A big thank you to everyone who joined us on Saturday, March 14 for the HCA Annual Pancake Breakfast.

Here are some of the raffle items that were given away:

Join the Playground Committee

Hollywood is forming a joint Playground Committee, which will consist of Hollywood Elementary Principal Preble, four Hollywood staff members, and approximately four Hollywood parents. A volunteer from the Hollywood Citizens Association will participate as well and has already been identified. If you have any background, including parks and recreation, grant writing, and/or just really want to be a part of this process, please contact Sue Gersch @ tnsgersch@gmail.com or Kristen Didio @ kdidio71@gmail.com.

Updating the Hollywood House Kitchen

The HCA would like to give the 1960’s era kitchen at the Community House an update. In order to do that, we need materials and tradesmen as well as volunteers. If you have a connection to resources that we should look into, here are the areas we need expertise in….Electric (potential recessed lighting/pot lights) drywall (ceiling and possibly some walls) installation of shelving and countertops (any material that is durable will be considered, as well as remnants and seconds of quality materials) A new tambour style door for the kitchen serving area, new flooring and beadboard for the walls. Our goal is to make the kitchen fit the needs of our association as well as renters. We need surfaces for catered food and minimal cabinets, as we do not store dishes as we once did. A fresh look and improved lighting will go a long way toward making the kitchen appealing and easy to keep clean. If you have input or want to be involved in any way with this project, it should be very rewarding…contact Nancy at 708-485-4825.

No to RBHS Parking Lot Plans

Thank you to Martha Carlson, who allowed us to share the following on the HCA website:

Riverside Brookfield High School will be meeting with the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District people on Thursday this week. If you have not expressed your concerns about flood mitigation, increased paving over of our neighborhood, and our current flooding situation (use personal experience if it applies) in the Hollywood area, this is the time to contact them.

E-mail addresses are: Kathleen.Meany@mwrd.org, Barbara.McGowan@mwrd.org, Mariyana.Spyropoulos@mwrd.org, Michael.Alvarez@mwrd.org, Frank.Avila@mwrd.org, Cynthia.Santos@mwrd.org, Debra.Shore@mwrd.org,
Kari.Steele@mwrd.org, Patrick.Thompson@mwrd.org, Alfred.saucado@mwrd.org

Below is a brief summary of what is going on, with respect to water drainage, which can be used in any e-mails:

The District 208 Board of Education is proposing to pave over the green space and old tennis courts next to Hollywood School to build a large lot for special event parking and new tennis courts. They also plan to install a new artificial athletic field, but this time they will have it drain to the storm sewers. At the same time they have suggested that they will use the drainage system that is most cost effective while still following the letter of the law. This will effectively take away two current sources of emergency water drainage- the green space by Hollywood school and the football field – close to two acres of land. This does not include land that may be paved over for the expanded stands and athletic facilities to be built by the football field.

Thank you. Please write to these folks, and be aware that RBHS has also started talking to the Village of brookfield's Planning Commission.

History of the Hollywood House - The Movie

History of the Hollywood House - The Movie"The History of the Hollywood House" is short movie about the Hollywood House, created in 2013 by Hollywood Elementary student Lynná Leimberer, as part of the school's Young Authors Celebration.

The HCA is very grateful for Lynná's interest and efforts.

Watch the movie!

Pay Your HCA Dues Online

Click the Pay Now button on the right and pay your annual dues online. You don't have to join Paypal to use your credit card. Just click "Don't have a PayPal account?" and pay your dues with a credit or debit card. It's just that easy to support your neighborhood association.

Get Local

We added a "Local Resources" section to the web site. If you think of information we should share with the neighborhood, please let us know.

Who We Are

"Way back in 1915, a group of public spirited citizens residing the weed-infected, countrified, dirt road community of Hollywood, IL decided that an improvement association should be formed.  They desired representation in the Village of Brookfield board meetings, also greatly needed improvements.  Thus the Hollywood Citizens Associations was born."
-- by Edith Hyler from the History of Hollywood, IL

The boundaries of the Hollywood neighborhood are south of the Brookfield Zoo, east and north of Salt Creek and west of the Des Plaines River. Hollywood includes parts of the villages of Brookfield, Riverside, and Lyons, Illinois.

Why We Need Your Support

The HCA and the Hollywood House are independent from the Village of Brookfield and District 96. We are a community non-profit organization that provides services and gets income from room rentals and special events like the pancake breakfast, flea market, wreath sale, etc.

To continue to operate, to provide services, and to maintain the historical property of the Hollywood House, the HCA needs to raise money. Hollywood residents have a stake in the HCA and without community support, the HCA would not be able to continue.

Read the HCA Bylaws (PDF)


To advance and promote the physical, moral, and social welfare of the Hollywood community.

To maintain and preserve the Hollywood Community House.


We meet  at 7:00 p.m. at the Community House on the 2nd Monday of every month excluding December, July, and August. See the events calendar for meeting dates.

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Board of Directors

  President   Gonzo Schexnayder
  Vice President   Jennifer Perry
  Secretary   Jim Quilty
  Treasurer   Rich Korzyniewski
  Two-Year Trustee   Sue Gersh
  Two-Year Trustee    
  One-Year Trustee   Tom Longo
  One-Year Trustee    

Committee Chairs

  Building & Grounds   Rich Korzyniewski
  Membership   Sue Gersch
  Treasurer   Rich Korzyniewski
  Website   Gonzo Schexnayder