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



HCA Annual Flea Market - Sunday, May 18, 2014 from 9 to 3 PM

The annual Spring Flea Market always has something interesting or useful. Stop by and check out all the bargains.

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

HCA Board Meeting - Monday, May 12, 2014 @ 7 PM

We're having a HCA board meeting at 7 PM on Monday, May 12, 2014. Stop by the meeting and help us help the community and plan the future of the Hollywood House.

If you have news to share in the upcoming newsletter, please send it to us or share it at the meeting.

Annual Pancake Breakfast - Saturday, March 8, 2014 - 8 AM to Noon

Pancakes Enjoy a great meal before or after the Hollywood Elementary Science Day, chat with your neighbors and enter to win many great raffle prizes from local businesses.

Some of the raffle items:

  • A kid's bike donated by the Hollywood Citizens Association
  • Free oil changes donated by Hollywood Motors
  • Hand-crafted jewelry donated by Trace Ellements
  • An Avon basket donated by Rich Korzyniewski, HCA Treasurer
  • Theatre tickets donated by the Theatre of Western Springs
  • A free lawn aeration from Kit Ketchmark Cut & Care, Inc.
  • A free manicure from To Do or Dye Salon
  • .... and more.

Download the"Hollywood Herald"

TuckpointingThe March 2014 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.

This issue was sponsored by Hollywood Motors.

2Balsam Large013 Wreath Fundraiser

Thank you to everyone who ordered a wreath or gift last year -- we raised over $600 for the Hollywood House.


Welcome New and Returning Board Members

The HCA board is proud to annouce that the following members were elected to the board at the last meeting. Those with an asterisk are first time board members. Thank you to all of them for their continued service to the HCA and the Hollywood House.

  • Sue Gersh (2 year Trustee)
  • Bill Force (2 year Trustee)*
  • Matt Huffman (1 year Trustee)*
  • Tom Longo (1 year Trustee)*
  • Rich Korzyniewski (Treasurer)
  • Jim Quilty (Secretary)

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!

Music Classes at the Hollywood House

Nurture your little maestros early and they can enjoy the magic of making music for the rest of their lives! Saturday morning classes are now available for children from 4 months - 3 years at the Hollywood House. Join early childhood music specialist Clara D'Onofrio as we make music using rhythm sticks, shakers eggs, the drum, and much more! Spring registration is ongoing, but hurry! Only a few spots remain.



  • Mini Maestros (1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years): 6:00 - 6:55pm* (pajama class)
    *taught by Ms. Katherine


  • Munchkin Maestros (4 - 18 months): 5:30 - 6:25pm (pajama class)
  • Mosaic Maestros (12 mos - 4 yrs): 6:30 - 7:25pm (pajama class)


  • Munchkin Maestros (4 - 18 months): 8:40 - 9:25am
  • Mini Maestros (1 1/2 - 2 1/2 years): 9:30 - 10:25am
  • Merry Maestros (2 1/2 years - 3s): 10:30 - 11:25am

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   Bill Force
  One-Year Trustee   Tom Longo
  One-Year Trustee   Matt Huffman

Committee Chairs

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