Throughout Illinois hundreds of children participate in a number of Special Olympics events. The sponsoring organization, Special Olympics Illinois, works hard to provide opportunities for athletes with developmental disabilities to compete in a variety of track-and-field events. This year the Cicero Police Department partnered with Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run by holding the Cop on Rooftop fundraising event. Throughout the morning and early afternoon on May 19, Cicero cops hung out [Learn More]
Town residents and officials gathered together at the Community Center to celebrate Polish Constitution Day, which included what has become a Cicero tradition. Emceed by John C. Kociolko, the commemoration included recognition for the many contributions the Polish community has had in the United States, especially in Cicero. He also praised the hard work and loyalty the Polish have exhibited throughout history. In Illinois, Polish is the most common language spoken at home outside of [Learn More]
Near record crowds flooded Cicero’s fair grounds at the beginning of May to kick off the warm-weather slate of festivals in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, the annual celebration of Mexican culture on the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French saw live bands, food, rides and other carnival activities for the tens of thousands of people who attended the three-day event. Alfredo [Learn More]
Cicero residents, civic groups and other organizations canvassed town streets on May 13 to help in the annual Cicero Clean-Up Day event. Every May, as the weather warms up, Cicero volunteers gather together to help with the Keep Cicero CLEAN initiative. Volunteers from area churches, local schools and private organizations also participated in trash pickup, sidewalk cleaning, and sewer clearing before gathering at Cicero Community Park for lunch. “Our Clean-Up Day is not the most [Learn More]
Dear Cicero residents, What a wonderful May we’ve had! The last month of spring saw a fantastic festival, a new member joining the board, so many volunteers keeping our town clean, and the start of end-of-the-year festivities at our schools. It’s hard to keep track of everything, but I think it’s the start of a great season in Cicero! +++++ Cinco de Mayo continues to be a huge success here in town. Thousands of people [Learn More]
You may have seen the notice in this month’s Town News that Cicero Vehicle Stickers expire at the end of June. Stickers cost just $50 per vehicle and seniors, military members and veterans, and disabled residents get their first sticker for free. The best thing to do to avoid the long lines and wait times in June is renew your sticker today.
Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission announce the annual Summer Camp Program for 2017! Open House and Registration begins at 6:30pm on Tuesday, June 6.
After more than 20 years in public service, Cicero Board of Trustee member Lorraine Walsh retired from the Town of Cicero. Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Town Board honored Walsh, presenting her with gifts, a resolution commemorating her life’s work, and a small reception following the April 25 board meeting. Walsh, nee McCarthy, attended St. Rose of Lima Grammar School and graduated from Lourdes High School in Chicago. In 1954, she married [Learn More]
Dear Cicero residents, How many of you are like me and ready to celebrate this warm weather? I am very happy the temperatures have risen so we can all celebrate one of the biggest festivals in Cicero: Cinco de Mayo! Not only is it one of the main festivals for our town, but Cicero’s Cinco de Mayo celebration is among the largest in all of Chicagoland. The live music, great food, and entertaining rides and [Learn More]
The Illinois Student Assistance Committee (ISAC) recognized 48 graduating seniors from Morton High School District 201 as State Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ISAC awards the designation to students who are among the top 10 percent of graduates from all approved high schools on a statewide basis. The selection process includes college admission and state test scores, class size and rank, as well as academic achievement. The students must be in the top [Learn More]