Town Marks Church’s Presence Before 125th Anniversary

Cicero added another historical landmark to the roster last month as Cicero Bible Church, on Laramie Avenue, was recognized for its presence in the town since 1892. The church, headed by Pastor Ron Kooyman, has been at its current location since 1929. That date, coupled with its founding nearly 125 years ago, makes it among the oldest Protestant churches still active in the town. The marker was unveiled during a small ceremony outside of the [Learn More]

Puerto Rican Pride Fills Community Center

Puerto Ricans filled Cicero’s Community Center on June 15 to celebrate their rich heritage and contributions to Cicero. The Puerto Rican celebration was hosted by Cicero Chaplain, and Puerto Rican, Ismael Vargas and featured speakers and artwork celebrating the American territory. Refreshments were served by Cafe Latino. “Cicero has a very energetic and impactful Puerto Rican community,” Vargas said. “We feel passionately about where we came from, but we are just as proud to call [Learn More]

Cicero Seniors Celebrate Summer At Outdoor Picnic

It’s not a summer picnic without some heat, and temperatures did not disappoint as hundreds of Cicero seniors filled Cicero Community Park on June 15 for the annual Summer Picnic. Normally held indoors, this year’s picnic was held underneath a large tent to keep picnic goers cool while enjoying the summer air. Residents were treated to typical summer picnic food, cool tropical drinks and several rounds of bingo while listening to their favorite songs. The [Learn More]

25 Years Later, New Salon Impressions Continues To Thrive

When Zita and Robert Paniagua first arrived to the United States, they decided to make Cicero their new home. In the years that followed, Robert worked hard to provide for his wife and three kids while Zita took on odd jobs while studying to become a beautician. That work led her to take a job at Salon Impressions, a small store on Cermak Road that did enough to stay afloat. Throughout the following years, Zita [Learn More]

Cicero Volunteers Work To Keep Cicero CLEAN

Cicero residents may have noticed a familiar face, or several, on the streets, but they weren’t out there hanging out. Instead, they were just a few of the hundreds of volunteers who canvased the town on May 14 picking up trash and sweeping sidewalks as part of the annual Cicero Clean-Up Day event. Held every May to coincide with the warmer weather, the annual clean-up day brings organiations from all stripes together to help partake [Learn More]

Cicero’s Season of Events Kicks Off With Energetic Cinco de Mayo Festival

The end of winter typically brings families out to Cicero’s parks in May, but this year’s Cinco de Mayo festival brought out massive crowds from the town and beyond. Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and Cicero’s parks and recreations department, the annual celebration of Mexico’s victory over the French brought out a sense of Mexican and community pride for the tens of thousands of people who passed through the festival’s gates. Mexican Consul General [Learn More]

AmericanFest and More

Dear Cicero residents, It may seem like winter was just yesterday, but school is nearly over, the weather has warmed up, and Cinco de Mayo was a great success. That can mean only one thing. Summertime is here. Cinco de Mayo continues to amaze me. We have had large crowds come out every year to celebrate Mexican-American pride and enjoy the attractions and live music we offer. It’s no wonder Cicero has become THE place [Learn More]

Summer in the Park In Cicero

Cicero’s Summer in the Park series is in full swing, with a wide range of fun activities and themed weeks for every interest in Cicero. This year’s series, sponsored by the Town of Cicero and put together by the Department of Parks and Recreation, features many of the family favorites, such as the upcoming Super Hero Week (July 31 – August 3) and June’s Wild West Rodeo week. “We want to make sure the kids [Learn More]

AmericanFest This June!

Cicero’s Annual AmericanFest celebration will honor Independence Day during the last weekend in June. Starting Thursday afternoon, June 23, and running until the 10pm fireworks show on Sunday, June 26, AmericanFest will feature an amazing lineup of bands and acts, rides, food and fun for the entire family.  

Health Department Receives Grant to Securely Digitize Medical Record

The Illinois Public Health Association (IPHA) Immunization Billing Project announced that the Town of Cicero’s Health Department has been certified for Stage 1 Meaningful Use, and will receive more than $21,000 as incentive to complete the computerized database system. Town of Cicero Health Department Director Sue Grazzini began working in November 2015 with CDP, Inc., IPHA’s Romeoville-based partner on the Immunization Billing Project. The department began using ezEMRx, the electronic medical records system that includes [Learn More]

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