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]

Clergy Committee Provides Breakfast for Police, Fire Departments

While shoppers are busy buying gifts, carolers are singing songs of merriment, and children are dreaming of what Santa will bring, the Cicero Clergy Committee had first responders on its mind. That’s why they took time on Dec. 9 and Dec. 11 to provide breakfast for Cicero’s Police and Fire departments. “We want to show our gratitude for their work in keeping us safe throughout the year,” said Ismael Vargas, Cicero’s Chaplain and head of [Learn More]

Cicero’s Police Department Helps Out Families During Annual Shopping Event

While the weather may have been cold outside, hearts were warm during the annual Shop with a Cop event at Target on Dec. 7. The Cicero Police Department swarmed Target’s entryway, ready to bring happiness to the special children chosen to be part of this year’s program. “This is a great way for us to show our appreciation and give back to the community,” said Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada Jr. before the shopping started. “I [Learn More]

Cicero Police Provide Christmas to Families In Need

The Cicero Police Department and Police Chief Jerry Chlada hosted the annual Shop with a Cop charity event to provide gifts and toys to children and families in need. Chlada said donations were provided by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees, as well as from Target and Exxon, 20 families and children attended.

Cicero Kicks of Season with Christmas in the Park

A buzz of excitement filled Cicero’s Community Park as residents gathered to kick off the Christmas season on Dec. 1. The annual start to the town’s slate of holiday events and programs featured an array of activities focused on family. Kids painted ceramic ornaments for their trees, and families listened to upbeat Christmas carols while waiting for the official lighting of the town’s Christmas lights lining the streets around the park at 34th and Laramie [Learn More]

Morton College Unveils Plaque Honoring Cicero President

Town President Larry Dominick’s name was officially linked to the newly renovated Fitness Center. The plaque commemorating the dedication of the revised facilities were unveiled in November. Dominick attended the curtain call and watched Morton College Vice-Chair Anthony Martinucci open the drapes that masked the commitment. “I am honored and humbled by Morton College’s board to grant me such recognition,” Dominick said. Along with seeing the plaque for the first time, the town president also [Learn More]

Three Firefighters Promoted During Board Meeting

Three members of the Cicero Fire Department received promotions during the Nov. 12 board meeting. Lt. Harry Rutz, a 15-year veteran of the department, became Asst. Fire Chief for Fire Prevention. Engineer Josh Hill, a 12-year veteran, will serve as Lieutenant. Firefighter Tim Medina, a five-year veteran, is now Engineer. Rutz fills the vacancy created when the previous assistant fire chief retired, while Hill will fill Rutz’s lieutenant spot. Medina fulfills a job that was [Learn More]

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