Cicero hosts Census training session to achieve accurate count

A dozen agencies participated in an informational training from U.S. Census officials in preparation for the 2020 Census organized by the Town of Cicero’s Census Committee on Tuesday. The Cicero Census Committee was created by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Directors to help the Census make a complete count of all residents in the community. Committee Chairman Jorge Rueda and Vice Chairman Jose Alvarez opened the meeting at the [Learn More]

Cicero le da la bienvenida a un nuevo centro para atender a los niños que padecen autismo en nuestra comunidad

“The Place for Children with Autism” abrió un nuevo centro en Cicero, listo para proporcionar terapia de intervención temprana a niños con autismo de 2 a 6 años en un entorno preescolar. Su objetivo es ayudar a las familias en comunidades marginadas con los último en tratamientos, incluido el llamado terapia de ‘Análisis de Comportamiento Aplicado’ (ABA). El martes 11 de febrero de 2020, funcionarios de Cicero, incluida la Secretaria Municipal María Punzo Arias, el [Learn More]

Cicero welcomes a new center to serve the autistic children in our community

“The Place for Children with Autism” opened up a new center in Cicero to provide early intervention therapy to children with Autism ages 2 thru 6 in a pre-school setting. Its goal is to help families in underserved communities with the latest behavioral treatments, including one called Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) therapy. On Tuesday Feb. 11, 2020, representatives from Cicero including Town Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Building Commissioner Tom Tomschin Jr. along with State Rep. Elizabeth ‘Lisa’ [Learn More]

State Makes Important Changes to Senior Property Tax Exemptions

The new year brought new changes to property tax exemptions for senior citizens in Illinois. No longer do senior homeowners have to file renewal forms for the Senior Exemption. Instead, those who received the exemption last year automatically receive it this year. The Senior Exemption is available to all homeowners aged 65 or older. With the implementation of automatic renewal for the Senior Exemption, only those who have not received the exemption in the past, [Learn More]

Cicero Remembers Dr. King’s Legacy During Ceremony

The changes Cicero has experienced over the past several years embody the kind of community envisioned by the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. That was part of the message during a special ceremony on Jan. 14 honoring the slain civil rights leader at the Cicero Community Center. State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch delivered the keynote address during the ceremony, focusing on the legacy King hoped for and the diversity Cicero has embraced. Welch said [Learn More]

Three Kings Day Starts Year Off on Celebratory Foot

Cicero families had one more chance to enjoy the Christmas season thanks to the annual Three Kings celebration held on Jan. 6 at Cicero Stadium. This event is the culmination of the Christmas season and kicks off Cicero’s 2020 programs. Every child who attended received a free toy from one of the kings. “There isn’t a better way to end the holidays and start the new year than with our neighbors and friends,” said Town [Learn More]

Cicero Announces State Rep. Welch as MLK Day Speaker

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch will be the keynote speaker at the Town of Cicero’s Annual Commemoration celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Welch has been a State Representative from the Illinois 7th District since 2013. He serves on several key House Committees, including Executive, Revenue, Cities and Villages, Counties and Townships, and Higher Education. Welch serves as Chair of the [Learn More]

Happy New Year!

Dear Cicero residents, Goodbye 2019. It has been an incredible year for Cicero, with many fantastic programs, beautiful events, and accomplishments for many of our residents. I look back at the last decade and I am amazed at how much we’ve done.  Violent crimes have dropped to record lows, our schools continue to improve with graduates heading to colleges and universities all across the country, and we’ve offered more programs and services for our senior [Learn More]

Senior Christmas Party Packs Community Center

By Alejandra Herrera It was a holly jolly good time for senior residents as Cicero hosted the annual Senior Christmas Dinner/Dance. Moving the annual holiday celebration from Wednesday to Friday (Dec. 13 this year) did nothing to diminish the full house that traditionally packs Cicero’s Community Center as revelers donned their holiday best to start the second-to-last weekend before Christmas. Rosie and the Rivets delighted guests with many Christmas hits, especially those made popular by [Learn More]

Cicero Travels with Joseph and Mary at La Posada

While there was no room for Joseph and Mary during their visit to Bethlehem more than 2,000 years ago, there was plenty of room during the Christmas Posada at Cicero Stadium on December 13. The yearly event harkens to the Latin American tradition of Las Posadas, or lodgings, that dates back hundreds of years. In many communities, this starts the Novenario, or nine days, which marks each of the nine months of Mary’s pregnancy. Residents [Learn More]

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