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]

Residents Continue Partnership With Police Through National Night Out

The games and inflatable slides may have turned out the children, but it was the opportunity to learn more about police and fire safety that kept parents in Cicero’s Municipal Courtyard for the annual National Night Out held on Tuesday, Aug. 2. A North American tradition held before school starts throughout the United States and Canada, National Night Out is geared to promote public safety through a greater cooperation with police and residents. This year’s [Learn More]

CYC Honors Cicero Police Department

The Cicero Youth Commission’s summer programming ended its run with a special day of gratitude for the town’s police force. The July 28 event featured 94 children between 7-12 years having lunch with officers from the Cicero Police Department. The kids decorated special lunch bags with messages of thanks and stuffed them with a sandwich, snacks and bottled water. Joining the campers was Cicero Police Officer Sandy Brown, who represented the police force for the [Learn More]

CYC Family Luau Turns Into Annual Tradition

The Cicero Youth Commission brought the Hawaiian Islands to Cicero with the second annual Hawaiian Luau Family Dance. Held on July 15, the now-annual gathering brought Cicero families together for delicious foods and tropical treats within the CIcero Community Center. “With the success of last year’s luau, we couldn’t help but bring it back again,” said Wayne Porod, director of CYC. “It’s a great opportunity for families to come out and have a great time.” [Learn More]

CYC Teams Up With Seguin Services for Summer Growing Experience

Campers at the Cicero Youth Commission’s summer programs tried out their green thumbs in Town Hall’s own backyard. As part of an alliance with Seguin Services, the CYC program “Let’s Grow Together” enhanced the kids’ understanding of vegetable gardens, garden cultivation and the processes of germination and pollination. The campers also learned about the so-called garbage gardening technique, where discarded pieces of vegetables – such as celery stumps, potatoes and carrots – can be used [Learn More]

Clergy, Leaders Gather for Day of Prayer

In what has become an annual summer tradition, Cicero’s faith leaders took time to out of their denominational obligations and summer camps to unite and call on a higher power to guide the decisions of the town’s elected officials and leaders. The religious leaders also prayed for the continued the success in curbing violence in the community. Now in its fifth year, Cicero’s annual Day of Prayer ceremony featured leaders from dozens of Cicero churches [Learn More]

Houby Day Is Coming!

Cicero’s Annual Houby Festival is coming! Starting on September 29, the 48th Annual Houby International Festival will kick off along the L Strip behind Cermak Avenue. This four-day affair will be capped off with the annual Houby Day Parade, running between Cicero and neighboring Berwyn. Houby is the Czech and Slovak word for mushrooms and symbolizes the treasured fall ingredient for many Bohemian families. For Cicero, and Berywn, Houby represents the Bohemian men and women [Learn More]

Elé Corporation Continues Contributions to SAFE Foundation’s Soccer Program in Cicero

Elé Corporation, a McCook-based manufacturer, has made a $15,000 donation to the SAFE Foundation’s soccer programs being held for underprivileged youth in the Chicago area, and a $5,000 donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Since 1984, the SAFE Foundation and Soccer Made in America (SMIA), founded by former professional soccer star Aleks Mihailovic, have been providing free soccer camps, clinics and training to children in need in the Chicago area as a means to [Learn More]

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