Cicero Celebrates Mexican Culture with Cinco de Mayo

Thousands of folks from the Chicagoland area flocked to Cicero, joining residents celebrating Cinco de Mayo. The annual festival, held at the Cicero Fairgrounds at 34th and Laramie, kicked off the town’s summer schedule of outdoor activities. Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, the four-day affair featured live bands, delicious fair food, carnival rides and games, and other attractions that have transformed the local festival into the largest Cinco [Learn More]

Cicero Clean-Up Day

With the warmer weather finally arriving, it’s time to do our part to ensure the town stays clean and vibrant throughout the rest of the year. Town President Larry Dominick and Town Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari announce Cicero’s Annual Town-Wide Clean-Up Day for Saturday, May 11. Volunteers, civic and government groups will join together at 9am at the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink parking lot (5410 W. 34th) and branch out throughout the streets, alleys, [Learn More]

Town Declares September As National Suicide Prevention Month

Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Board of Trustees adopted a resolution to recognize September as National Suicide Prevention Month. Leaders of suicide prevention including Joel Frieders of Yorkville and Jonny Boucher and Ike Vinopal of “Hope for the Day” accepted the resolution. “Suicide is preventable. We are trying to get a national conversation started on the prevention of suicide and recognizing how significant a problem it has become,” Frieders said. The resolution reads [Learn More]

Town Gives Special “Super Senior” Honor

Cicero’s Super Senior recognition program made a special exception to an active Cicero resident who passed away earlier this year. The monthly program that honors residents aged 90 or older presented a certificate to the Super Seniors’ caretakers and officials who knew Jeannine Kudrna, who passed away before she would have turned 90 this past March.  “She was very active in our community, organizing senior events,” said Town Supervisor Joe Virruso. “She was very active [Learn More]

Cicero Police Honors Officers With Special Recognitions

The Cicero Police Department awarded a series of commendations on Tuesday to members of the Cicero Police Department for various acts of valor and exemplary service. Here are the photos and the stories behind each award: DEPARTMENT COMMENDATION AWARD Reckless Discharge of a Firearm On New Year’s Eve, 2018, Cicero Police Gang Crimes Tactical Officers Branislav Dragisic, Asalem Haleem, Jesus Jimenez and Michael Stasiak were in the area of 1300 S. 58ct, when they heard [Learn More]

Families Pack the Crowd for Easter in the Park Celebration

Cicero residents came out to Cicero Community Center on April 13 for the annual Easter in the Park celebration. The festival, hosted by the Department of Parks and Recreations and the Cicero Youth Commission, shifted to the Community Center as temperatures started to drop and the threat of snow grew. That threat became a reality later that night and dumped nearly five inches of snow.  People still came out in high numbers to enjoy the [Learn More]

Cicero Honors Lithuanian Independence Day, Presidents Day During Annual Ceremony

Town President Larry Dominick and the Board of Trustees partnered with the Office of Special Events to celebrate Lithuania’s Independence and the American Presidency during a special ceremony on Feb. 19 at the Cicero Community Center. The event featured remarks by Mantvydas Bekešius, the Consul General for Lithuania’s Consulate in Chicago. The packed event focused on the commemoration of the 101st anniversary of the Act of Independence of Lithuania, establishing the State of Lithuania after [Learn More]

Cicero Welcomes the Year of the Pig

Goodbye Dog, Hello Pig. That’s what dozens of residents and town officials said as they celebrated the Chinese New Year during a special event in February. The festival coincided with the town’s weekly Yoga offerings on Friday mornings and featured a catered meal after welcoming the Year of the Pig through the eastern health practice. The event was hosted by the Office of Special Events in coordination with Town President Larry Dominick, Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, [Learn More]

Cicero’s LED Light Program Bringing in Cost Savings

Normally a visit from the power company means something isn’t working, but the Feb. 12 Town Board meeting featured some good news from the town’s electric provider. ComEd External Affairs Manager Tiffany Ingram presented a report to Town President Larry Dominick, Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Supervisor Joe Virruso, Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari, Collector Fran Reitz and Trustees Victor Garcia, Larry Banks, Bob Porod and John Cava that showed the town has saved more than $140,000 annually [Learn More]

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