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 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]
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]
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]
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]
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.
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]
Morton High School District 201 continues to add to its recent accolades by earning a financial award in integrity and reporting. The Association of School Business Officials International awarded the public school system with its Certificate of Excellence Award in Financial Reporting. The ASBO bestowed the honor upon Morton 201 after the district cleared benchmarks in financial reporting and accountability, by providing accurate and detailed information regarding funding and usage, as well as maintaining its [Learn More]
Dear Cicero residents, May is here and that means it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo! This is one of the biggest festivals, not only for Cicero but for all of the Chicagoland Area. We have many live bands, great food and wonderful rides for the thousands of people who will flock to the Cicero Fairgrounds at 34th and Laramie from May 6 through May 8. I hope to see many of you there! +++++ [Learn More]
Join hundreds of Cicero mothers and sons as they celebrate Mother’s Day with the annual Mother/Son Dance. Hosted by the Cicero Youth Commission, this annual event features dinner, dancing and much more for all types of mother-and-son combinations. The event begins at 6:30pm on Friday, May 13, at the Cicero Community Center. Tickets are sold in advance – just $15 per family – and will NOT be sold on the day of the event.