Cicero Recognizes “Super Senior” Socorro Gonzalez

Cicero’s newest nonagenarian received a grand celebration during the August 27 Town Board meeting. Socorro Gonzalez turned 90 in August making her a Super Senior, a group established by the town in 2017 and overseen by Collector Fran Reitz “I enjoy living in Cicero,” Gonzalez said. She has been a resident for more than 26 years and has four children. Gonzalez and her family enjoyed a reception in Town Hall after the meeting, courtesy of [Learn More]

Happy Halloween!

Dear Cicero residents, It’s Houby time in Cicero! The 51st Annual Houby Fest is this weekend, and I cannot be more excited. I am always looking forward to when we gather as a town like we did last month for Mexican Independence Day, There is something to be said about Houby that makes it unique. Unlike the other festivals, like American Fest and Cinco de Mayo, this one is uniquely ours. No other community in [Learn More]

Houby Fest is Coming!

Join Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees as we celebrate the 51st Annual Houby Festival! Running from October 2-6, this event will feature live music, festival foods, rides, and more! Everything is along the “L” Strip behind Cermak Road near Lombard Ave. And don’t forget to join us at noon along Cermak Road as we kick off the Houby Day Parade on Sunday, October 6!

Cicero Celebrates Mexican Independence

Town President Larry Dominick smiled at what lay before him. Thousands of residents and guests lined the streets from Cermak Road down to 34th and Laramie. Behind him were floats, marching bands, and other groups lining up to celebrate Mexican Independence Day. As the noon kickoff approached for the final day of the four-day celebration, Dominick knew the parade was just the beginning of one of the biggest festivals for the town. “I think it’s [Learn More]

District 99 Opens Doors to Sherlock Elementary

For many students, the first day of school represents a chance to meet new teachers and navigate the halls they left just a few months earlier. But for the kids and families from Sherlock Elementary School, the first day on August 28 meant a ribbon-cutting ceremony for District 99’s newest addition. The innovative new building, located at 5347 W 22nd Place, will focus on providing new ways to learn that can impact a child’s academic [Learn More]

Cicero Welcomes New General Consul

By Alejandra Herrera Just in time for the Mexican Independence Day festival, Cicero welcomed Chicago’s new Consul General of Mexico Reyna Torres Mendivil. Maru Ayala, executive director for the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, presented Torres Mendivil to the Town Board during the August 27 meeting. She said the Consul General took office on July 14. Her previous post was Consul General for San Antonio and she arrived in Chicago as a part of a shift [Learn More]

Back to School Events Welcome Students for New Academic Year

Cicero students spent August preparing for the start of a new school year, and the town was ready to help with several back-to-school events. Working with District 99 and Morton 201 High School District, Town President Larry Dominick hosted the sixth annual Back to School fair on August 10 at Unity Junior High. Volunteers, staff and faculty handed out school supplies while students received free physical and dental exams and tuberculosis shots if needed. They [Learn More]

Seniors Have a (Base)Ball at Annual Picnic

While it wasn’t precisely Wrigley Field or Guaranteed Rate Park, it was just as festive on August 14 at the Annual Summer Picnic. This year’s theme was baseball, featuring residents wearing their favorite team’s colors while enjoying food, live music, dancing, and more. This year’s musicians were The Sweet Reminders, a duo featuring Nancy Baumet and Dia Madden. They performed music from the 40s, 50s, and 60s. Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board [Learn More]

National Night Out Promotes Safety, Cooperation for Cicero

By Alejandra Herrera Residents filled the Municipal Courtyard between Town Hall and the Community Center on August 6 for the annual National Night Out safety event. Co-sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick, the Department of Special Events and the Police Department, the program works to foster a healthy relationship between the community and the Fire and Police departments. The annual event is hosted by more than 16,000 communities across the United States, parts of Canada, [Learn More]

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