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]

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]

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