Cicero Opens New Park, Animal Shelter

Cicero’s green spaces grew in September as town officials cut the ribbon on a new park and animal shelter at 18th and Laramie. The Sept. 15 ceremony unveiled the new park, which includes a skateboard halfpipe, playground equipment, a sand volleyball court, a gazebo, health and exercise equipment, as well as plenty of rest areas for adults and children alike. The new Cicero Campus Park will also house the new animal shelter, three dog parks [Learn More]

Cicero Teacher Finalest For Illinois Teacher of the Year

Elizabeth Mendoza’s success in the classroom has been well known throughout J.S Morton High School District 201. It was just a matter of time before the the Illinois State Board of Education recognized her for that success. Mendoza, a Spanish teacher for the district, was named one of 10 finalists for the 2017 Illinois Teacher of the Year award. The annual educator recognition program acknowledges the contributions and accomplishments of academic leaders throughout the state. [Learn More]

Boys Club of Cicero Wins $20,000 In Sports Equipment

Cicero’s Boy’s Club, 5500 West 25th Street, was chosen recently by the organization, “Let’s Play,” to participate in a challenge to encourage kids to participate in exercise. The “Let’s Play” organization is sponsored by Dr. Pepper and Snapple and focuses on having kids play and keep a healthy family lifestyle. Their goal is to help families achieve a healthy lifestyle by providing the tools, places and inspiration to make physical activity a daily priority. “We [Learn More]

Clyde Park District Receives $25K Grant

The Larry Dominick Foundation has made a generous donation of $25,000 to the Clyde Park District, to be used to support sports and recreation programs for youth in Cicero and neighboring communities. “We are so proud of the youth programs that we have built up over the years,” said Anthony Martinucci, executive director of the Clyde Park District. “This donation helps to ensure that we can continue to provide top-quality, affordable programs to boys and [Learn More]

District 99 Unveils Renovated Warren Park School

After years of planning and construction, Cicero District 99 was able to welcome the new Warren Park School to its family of educational facilities. The ribbon-cutting ceremony, held on Aug. 24, saw leaders from the school district and the Town of Cicero praise the expanded building, which now serves grades pre-K through 6, up from pre-K through 3 previously. “We built the new Warren Park as a response to the needs of student-centered classrooms while [Learn More]

Cicero Goes All Out For Mexican Independence Day

Warm weather and clear skies welcomed thousands of Cicero residents and visitors as they celebrated Mexican Independence Day. Heading out to Cicero’s fairgrounds from Sept. 15-18, people of all ages celebrated the important holiday for Mexicans and Mexican-Americans with live music, carnival rides, food and many other offerings, courtesy of the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee and the Town’s Department of Special Events. As Sunday arrived, folks lined up along Cermak Road to watch the annual [Learn More]

Cicero Animal Shelter and Park Grand Opening!

Come Join Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Board of Trustees at 11am on September 15 for the Grand Opening of the New Cicero’s More Recent Addition: The New Cicero Animal Shelter and Cicero Campus Park! The new Animal Shelter will replace the former Waggin’ Tails Shelter as the town’s animal control and adoption center. The new facility will provide an atmosphere of calm for the animals housed there while providing a state-of-the-art care [Learn More]

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]

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