Cicero’s schedule of family-friendly outdoor activities closed out its summer slate with national events, back-to-school activities and the final weeks of the annual Summer in the Park festival. The month started with National Night Out, the annual outdoor event held in thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to increase cooperation and communication between the police and fire departments and the community they have sworn to protect. This year marks NNO’s 35th anniversary, [Learn More]
The Cicero Fire Department received one of the nation’s top performance ratings. In a recent report, the Insurance Services Office Public Protection Classification gave the department a 2 rating, recognized as excellent. Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi said the classification is a result of the department’s continued effort to provide the highest possible service to its residents. He added the rating helps keep insurance costs lower for homeowners and businesses, which plays a role in attracting [Learn More]
Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees announced they will remember the tragic events of Sept. 11, 2001, before the start of the regular board meeting that day. Members of the community are invited to attend this commemoration, which begins at 10am on Tuesday, Sept. 11, at Cicero Town Hall, 4949 W. Cermak.
With summer shirts, upbeat music and plenty of food, Cicero’s seniors gathered together to give the summer months their signature send off through the annual Summer Picnic at the Cicero Community Center on Aug. 15. The annual gathering continues Town President Larry Dominick’s efforts to provide more programs and services for the town’s senior residents. “The best part of hosting these events is that we are always finding ways to have community interaction,” Dominick said. [Learn More]
In light of recent reports, Cicero officials said that residents should not have fears about the safety of water, and they emphasized the Water Department actively monitors lead levels using state certified testing procedures to guarantee health safety. Concerns about Cicero’s water quality raised recently by a small group of activists are important, but no information has been provided to the town on how the water samples were collected and analyzed. Officials have since asked [Learn More]
The Cicero Fire Department took the motto of “Cicero Residents Always Comes First” to heart in August after extinguishing of a fire on the 5800 block of 35th Street. While the Aug. 11 fire did not destroy any residential homes, there was significant damage to a nearby building with four units. “The fire from the original building contacted the residential units, displacing a few families,” said Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi. The cause of the fire [Learn More]
Town Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari has one major goal almost every August: to make sure every resident takes advantage of every property tax reduction available for them. To help make that happen, he teamed up with Cook County Commissioner Dan Patlak to host a tax appeals seminar at the beginning of August. “Every year Cook County gives us a month-long window when residents can appeal their property tax rates and reduce their obligations,” Cundari said. [Learn More]
Cicero’s Town Board adopted a resolution honoring the Tuskegee Airmen and presented the honor to one of it’s veterans during a book reading on July 28. The resolution recognized Capt. Jack Lyle, who visited the town to speak about his experiences serving as an African-American pilot in World War II at the Cicero Public Library. The Tuskegee Airmen is the popular name for the members of the 332nd Fighter Group and the 447th Bombardment Group [Learn More]
Dear Cicero residents, It seems like just yesterday we were putting on our sweaters for a chilly spring day. Now we are entering the final month of summer. It won’t be long before classes start back up at Morton 201 and District 99 and the town hosts several back-to-school events, including our End of Summer Bash, the final Summer in the Park event. August starts with the annual CYC Family Picnic and this year it [Learn More]
Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees recognized Ofelia Cuellar as a “Super Senior 90 or above” program at the recent meeting of the Board Tuesday, July 24, 2018. Ofelia was accompanied by her daughter and family and received a bouquet of flowers and certificate from Trustees John Cava and Victor Garcia. Congratulations and Happy 90th Birthday Ofelia.