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]
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]
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, 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]
Not too long ago, the Town of Cicero started the Go Green Cicero initiative. Through this program, more than 16,000 energy-efficient light bulbs were distributed to residents and the town installed 574 LED street light luminaries to replace the costly lamps previously used. Thousands of Cicero residents took advantage of this program and saw their power bills drop while also helping the environment by using less energy. This year Cicero is focusing on water conservation, especially storm [Learn More]
This weekend, join Cicero’s Summer in the Park as they host The Erratix. The local band will perform great summer songs to help beat the heat and carry you through the end of July!
Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission invite you to a Free Family Movie Night! Starting at 7pm on Thursday, August 4, at the Cicero Community Center, kids and families will be treated to Disney Pixar’s 2015 movie The Good Dinosaur. Set in a world where dinosaur’s did not go extinct, this movie follows a young Apatosaurus who befriends a human while travelling through the wilderness. Doors open at 6:30pm and you are [Learn More]
Cicero residents packed the town’s fairgrounds the last weekend in June to celebrate America’s independence a little early. Hosted by the town and organized by the Department of Special Events, this year’s AmericanFest featured various live music acts entertain crowds, carnival rides, booths, foods and many more activities for people throughout the weekend starting June 23. The weekend event was capped with a lively fireworks display on Sunday night. “AmericanFest has been one of our biggest [Learn More]
Cicero’s annual Day of Prayer is coming up. On Friday, July, 8, Cicero’s Clergy Committee will join the town’s churches and non-profit organizations, as well as many volunteers, business owners, and town families in praying for the guidance, wisdom and continued unity for the Town of Cicero. The Day of Prayer events begin at 6pm at Cicero’s Community Park (34th & Laramie).
Students from each grade at District 99’s elementary schools received the Outstanding Student Award during a late-May ceremony. Teachers and principals showcased unique students from each grade who not only excelled academically, but also stood out for their volunteerism within their schools and throughout Cicero. “We also wanted to recognize these kids’ leadership qualities as well as applaud their respectfulness, responsibility and safety throughout our schools,” said Superintendent Rudy Hernandez. The school’s administration and teachers [Learn More]