Cicero Remembers 9/11 Attacks 15 Years Later

It was a day that changed America. Fifteen years later, Cicero and the rest of the nation still remember the impact the attacks on New York, Washington and Pennsylvania had with a quiet memorial at the Community Center. The commemoration, held on Sept. 8, recalled Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that killed thousands of people when terrorists slammed planes into the World Trade Center and the Pentagon, and when Flight 93 crashed in a Pennsylvania field [Learn More]

PespiCo and Buddy’s HELPERS Honors Morton East Senior

PepsiCo and Buddy’s HELPERS recognized a Morton East senior for her community service with tickets to one of Chicago’s hottest acts. Gabriela Gamboa has been working through St. Anthony’s Church, helping with various clothing and food drives, as well as remaining active in the National Honor Society and serving as team manager for the boys’ soccer team when she is not playing as defender on the girls’ team for Morton East. In recognition for her [Learn More]

Mexican Independence and Houby Festivals

Dear Cicero residents, Fall is finally upon us. We have seen some cooler weather creep in at the end of August and September is shaping up to be a beautiful month. What better way to enjoy the weather than with two long-standing traditions in town? First up is Mexican Independence Day. Running from Sept. 15-18, this holiday is a great time for our Mexican and Mexican-American residents to celebrate the 19th century victory over Spain [Learn More]

Mexican Independence Day Is Near

Join Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee as they celebrate Mexican Independence Day! The festival runs from Sept. 15-18 at 34th & Laramie, with the Mexican Independence Day parade kicking off at noon along Cermak Road and El Grito starting at 8pm, both on Sept. 18. Live acts, including Los Mismos, Los Humildes, Los Tiranos Del Norte, and Los Grandes Cadetes will be on hand to entertain audiences. This is [Learn More]

CYC After School Program – Join Today!

Join the Cicero Youth Commission for the fall session of its after school program. Held every Monday through Friday (on days District 99 is open), your children can make new friends and stay safe in a healthy environment. The program is open for all children ages 7-12. Open House and Registration is form 5:30-7pm on Tuesday, Sept. 6 at the Community Center and 5:30-7pm on Thursday, Sept. 8 at 5051 Ogden Avenue. For more information, [Learn More]

Morton College Unveils New Building

Morton College has expanded. After more than 30 years, the community college in Cicero added a new 15,000-square foot facility during a ribbon-cutting ceremony on August 18. The new facility includes five Learning Studios, an Allied Health classroom for the Early Childhood Education program, two Adult Education classrooms, plus spaces designated as student lounges or conference rooms. Dr. Stan Fields, President of Morton College, welcomed the new addition during the ceremony with College Board Member [Learn More]

Cicero School Districts Host Join Back-To-School Festival

The start of the school year is not all backpacks, pencils and books for Cicero’s school-aged children. This year’s start to the new academic year began with a joint Back to School Festival at Unity Junior High. Hosted by Cicero District 99 and Morton High School District 201, the event helped families relieve some of the new-year jitters by offering arts and crafts, snow cones and popcorn while also learning about college applications and a [Learn More]

Town Assessor Cundari Hosts Annual Tax Appeal Seminar

Town Assessor Emilio “Emo’ Cundari and Cook County Commissioner Dan Patlak were on hand during a special seminar as Cook County’s annual property tax appeal window opened up for Cicero residents. The annual seminar focused on helping town residents walk through how to file their appeals to minimize property tax rates for the coming year. The Aug. 11 event gave home owners a chance to file appeals before the August 30 deadline. “We are not [Learn More]

Seniors Send Summer Off With Annual Indoor Picnic

Having an outdoor picnic earlier this summer wasn’t going to stop Cicero’s senior residents from ending the season on a traditional note. And on Aug. 10, hundreds of them did just that at the annual indoor picnic. As part of Town President Larry Dominick’s continued commitment to provide the town’s senior citizens with the best services and activities in the area, the annual end-of-summer event has become one of the most anticipated gatherings for many [Learn More]

High Number of Morton 201 Graduates Heading To College

More and more graduates from Morton High School District 201 are continuing their education this year. Based on data collected in the 2015-2016 academic year, 84 percent of students who graduated are pursuing further studies at colleges and trade schools in the fall. To add to their success, more than $20 million in scholarships were doled out to these students, easing the financial burden as tuition reaches all-time highs. These statistics continue the string of [Learn More]

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