Financial Awards and Springtime Fun

Dear Cicero residents, This month’s column has become one of my favorite traditions. I remember the financial disaster that greeted me and my administration when I took office several years ago. Then, Cicero had a horrible credit rating and an even worse financial situation. Throughout these years, we have worked to shore up our finances, pay down debt, and transform the way we handle our financial reporting. Ever since then, we have seen a steady [Learn More]

Congratulations Cynthia Salvino

Dear Cicero residents, Despite the brief warm spell near the end of the month, it had been a chilly January for Cicero. We always hope for nice weather in February, but that is also a time when a lot of snow can fall on the town. Just a few years ago we saw one of the worst snowfalls in the area’s history. When weather gets bad, especially when temperatures hit single digits or lower, do [Learn More]

Happy New Year!

Dear Cicero residents, Happy New Year! How many of you are ready to enforce those New Year’s resolutions? My resolution always stays the same, to cheer on the Chicago Cubs even more than I did last year and to make sure the new year is the best year yet for Cicero. We ended 2017 on a high note when SafeHomes named Cicero one of the safest cities in Illinois. I am always proud of the [Learn More]

Have a Wonderful Holiday Season

Dear Cicero residents, We are fully in the Christmas season, with families enjoying the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink, trees decorated throughout the town, and lights strung along the rooftop. And Cicero has a lot to do to celebrate the holiday season! I hope everyone can make it out to the Cicero Youth Commission’s Holiday Festival to continue with the seasonal fun. I have it on good authority that Santa and Mrs. Claus will be [Learn More]

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Cicero Residents, The holiday season has arrived! October continued our busy stretch of celebrations and festivals, with Houby Day starting the month and seniors celebrating Octoberfest in the middle. We finished with the CYC Halloween festival and trick-or-treating just in time for the weather to get cooler and fall to enter its final weeks. I know it is strange to think of the holidays, but, before you know it, Thanksgiving will be here and [Learn More]

From the President’s Desk: September

Dear Cicero residents, August doesn’t have any major holidays but we sure stayed busy! Our National Night Out event was a great success as it allowed residents to gather with our police officers and firefighters and continue to work together in keeping Cicero safe and free from gangbangers. The event also kicked off the last month of Summer in the Park, where so many kids and families celebrated the last days before returning to school. [Learn More]

End of Summer: Fall Events

Dear Cicero residents, Don’t look now but school is about to start. I know a lot of kids are likely unhappy for that bit of news, but we still have a month’s worth of fun in store for them before they hit the books. Every week this month includes a new theme for Summer in the Park, finishing with the End of Summer Celebration from Aug. 27-30. We’ll have an exciting fireworks show on Sunday, [Learn More]

American Fest, Summer in the Park, and More

Dear Cicero residents, What a wonderful May we’ve had! The last month of spring saw a fantastic festival, a new member joining the board, so many volunteers keeping our town clean, and the start of end-of-the-year festivities at our schools. It’s hard to keep track of everything, but I think it’s the start of a great season in Cicero! +++++ Cinco de Mayo continues to be a huge success here in town. Thousands of people [Learn More]

Larry’s Column: Cinco de Mayo, Cicero Clean-Up Day, Summer Nearly Here

Dear Cicero residents, How many of you are like me and ready to celebrate this warm weather? I am very happy the temperatures have risen so we can all celebrate one of the biggest festivals in Cicero: Cinco de Mayo! Not only is it one of the main festivals for our town, but Cicero’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is among the largest in all of Chicagoland. The live music, great food, and entertaining rides and [Learn More]

Spring Time Fun In Cicero

Dear Cicero residents, Spring time is in full swing and there are many reasons to head out and enjoy the wonderful weather we’ve been having! First up this month is the Easter Bunny Celebration. The Cicero Youth Commission has been hosting this event for quite some time and the long lines prove that it continues to be a success. Families wait patiently for the Easter Bunny and his wife to arrive at 11 a.m., this [Learn More]

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