Thanks to Cicero Town President Larry Dominick’s vision, the Town’s ‘Summer in the Park’ series of family entertainment events has returned to Cicero’s parks for another year.
“When I was young and growing up in Cicero, we didn’t have anything like this,” Dominick said. “So, when I became Town President I was determined to change that. These programs help strengthen our Town’s families and our community by helping to ensure that our children have safe and fun activities to share with their parents, siblings, relatives, and friends throughout the summer.
Cicero’s Puerto Rican community is not as large as some of the other cultures in the Town, but its impact can be felt far and wide throughout the Town. To help celebrate Cicero’s Puerto Rican influences, the Town welcomed State Sen. Iris Martinez, the first Latina woman elected to the Illinois State Senate, during a special ceremony at the Cicero Community Center.
After more than a year of planning, reorganization and renovation, the new Cicero Resource Center is ready to start the summer with a wide range of services and programs.
In an effort to keep Cicero’s youth active throughout the summer, the Cicero Resource Center, located at 6019 W 26th Street, hosts some of Town President Larry Dominick’s favorite programs, such as the Summer Reading Program and the Juvenile Improvement Program, as well as the new ones likes the Summer Food Program.
Weisner Perez had no time to rest after his flight from Hampton, Virginia. The Morton West junior had to begin his morning with a 5am workout designed to increase his vertical jump. After competing in a slew of basketball games over the weekend, Perez was less than pleased with his performance, which he was quick to critique, but even quicker to fix.
Anastacio Montez De Oca, a Community Relations Specialist with Harmony Health Plan who serves on the Latino Advisory Board with the Brookfield Zoo, continued a new tradition of meeting with Cicero Town President Larry Dominick to present him a number of free passes to the zoo for Cicero families.