Early Voting Starts October 22

The 2018 Gubernatorial Election is Tuesday, November 6. As part of the efforts of the State of Illinois, Cook County, the Town of Cicero, and Town President Larry Dominick and the Board of Trustees, Cicero Town Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias has announced the Early Voting dates and locations for the election. The state designated Early Voting to run from Monday, October 22 through Monday, November 5. Monday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 27: 9am – 5pm [Learn More]

Town-Wide Trick-or-Treat Hours Set

Halloween, once a children’s holiday filled with trick-or-treating and scary homemade costumes, has become the second-most popular holiday in the United States, second only to Christmas. But that doesn’t mean kids throughout the nation are not already dreaming of who they will dress up as this year – whether it’s Black Panther, T-Rex, The Incredibles, or Beyonce – while mapping their favorite routes throughout the neighborhoods for the best candy and the most doors they [Learn More]

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]

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