Mexican Independence Day and Back to School

Dear Cicero residents, I hope you have enjoyed summer here in Cicero! I know we packed so many events that it may feel like there is nothing left to do for the year. But that’s not the case. Instead, we are just getting started. This month holds one of the largest celebrations in all of the Chicago area – Mexican Independence Day. Running from Sept. 13-16, this festival will feature all of your favorite activities, [Learn More]

Cicero’s Summer Ends With Series of Celebrations

Cicero’s schedule of family-friendly outdoor activities closed out its summer slate with national events, back-to-school activities and the final weeks of the annual Summer in the Park festival. The month started with National Night Out, the annual outdoor event held in thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to increase cooperation and communication between the police and fire departments and the community they have sworn to protect. This year marks NNO’s 35th anniversary, [Learn More]

Cicero Fire Department Receives Excellent ISO Rating

The Cicero Fire Department received one of the nation’s top performance ratings. In a recent report, the Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification gave the department a 2 rating, recognized as excellent. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi said the classification is a result of the department’s continued effort to provide the highest possible service to its residents. He added the rating helps keep insurance costs lower for homeowners and businesses, which plays a role in attracting [Learn More]

Cicero to Remember 9/11 During Town Board Meeting

Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees announced they will remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, before the start of the regular board meeting that day. Members of the community are invited to attend this commemoration, which begins at 10am on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Cicero Town Hall, 4949 W. Cermak.

Cicero Seniors Celebrate Summer with Annual Picnic

With summer shirts, upbeat music and plenty of food, Cicero’s seniors gathered together to give the summer months their signature send off through the annual Summer Picnic at the Cicero Community Center on Aug. 15. The annual gathering continues Town President Larry Dominick’s efforts to provide more programs and services for the town’s senior residents. “The best part of hosting these events is that we are always finding ways to have community interaction,” Dominick said. [Learn More]

Town Officials Stress Cicero Water is Safe

In light of recent reports, Cicero officials said that residents should not have fears about the safety of water, and they emphasized the Water Department actively monitors lead levels using state certified testing procedures to guarantee health safety. Concerns about Cicero’s water quality raised recently by a small group of activists are important, but no information has been provided to the town on how the water samples were collected and analyzed. Officials have since asked [Learn More]

Cicero Fire Department Steps in to Help New Mother After Nearby Fire

The Cicero Fire Department took the motto of “Cicero Residents Always Comes First” to heart in August after extinguishing of a fire on the 5800 block of 35th Street. While the Aug. 11 fire did not destroy any residential homes, there was significant damage to a nearby building with four units. “The fire from the original building contacted the residential units, displacing a few families,” said Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi. The cause of the fire [Learn More]

Cicero Assessor Host Tax Appeals Seminar

Town Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari has one major goal almost every August: to make sure every resident takes advantage of every property tax reduction available for them. To help make that happen, he teamed up with Cook County Commissioner Dan Patlak to host a tax appeals seminar at the beginning of August. “Every year Cook County gives us a month-long window when residents can appeal their property tax rates and reduce their obligations,” Cundari said. [Learn More]

Cicero Board Honors Tuskegee Airmen During Special Meeting

Cicero’s Town Board adopted a resolution honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and presented the honor to one of it’s veterans during a book reading on July 28. The resolution recognized Capt. Jack Lyle, who visited the town to speak about his experiences serving as an African-American pilot in World War II at the Cicero Public Library. The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name for the members of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 447th Bombardment Group [Learn More]

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