J.S. Morton High School District 201 is on pace to reach new heights in the Illinois Math League competitions. As the second half of the season begins, Morton’s Freshmen Center students are ranked 19th in the state with Morton East comfortably sitting in second place in the Cook West division. Morton West is not far behind in fourth place. “Students love taking the IML contests,” said Mathew Horvath, a Morton East math teacher. “They enjoy [Learn More]
Cicero residents were reminded of the efforts of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., during a special ceremony on Jan. 14 at the Cicero Community Center. Kasumba “Kal” Lwanga, vice president of J.S. Morton High School 201’s Board of Education, touched on the important and lasting work King accomplished while marching in locations like Birmingham and Selma, Alabama, as well as nearby in Chicago. “Dr. King fought for more than the civil rights of [Learn More]
The post-holiday blues did not last long at District 99 as the three school bands collaborated for the first concert of the academic year on Jan. 13. Students who belong to Beginning Band made their debut performance just three months after picking up their instruments for the first time. They were joined by the Cadet Band and the Concert Band classes to play a selection of pieces ranging from the blues to familiar holiday tunes. [Learn More]
Join Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Board of Trustees as they honor the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. The ceremony begins at 11am on Thursday, Jan. 14, at the Cicero Community Center. Kal Lwanga will emcee the event with guest speaker being Chris Vallillo, an award-winning storyteller and folk musician.
Cicero families flocked to Cicero Stadium on Jan. 6 for the annual Three Kings celebration, honoring the visit of the magi to the Christ child. It remains the final event for the town’s Christmas celebrations. “This important holiday is a great end to such a wonderful season,” said Town Trustee Victor Garcia. “The visit of the wise men, much like the Posada, helps the Latin Community keep our traditions but also invites others to join [Learn More]
Join the Cicero Youth Commission as it partners with Town President Larry Dominick in hosting the 8th Annual Valentine’s Father/Daughter Dance. Girls from toddlers on up to high school can have a special date with their dads starting at 6:30pm on Friday, February 12, at the Cicero Community Center. There will be a corsage for every daughter and a photo with their dad that evening. Dress is as casual or formal as you wish. This [Learn More]
Cicero’s furry friends got into the Christmas spirit this month with the annual Santa Paws vaccination clinic at the Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter. Held on Dec. 5 this year, families coming in for a pet vaccination or microchipping of their pets who also brought a pet toy, pet food, or pet treats along with their pets to the event were treated to a complimentary photo of the furry family member with Santa Paws. “This is [Learn More]
With Christmas sweaters, dresses and ties proudly displayed, Cicero’s senior residents put on their dancing shoes and celebrated the Christmas season with the Annual Senior Christmas Party. This year’s party was held on Dec. 14, and featured a tasty lunch, live music and raffles. The fun started with a traditional Hawaiian Hula dance, put together by the group of residents who have been dancing the hula together for several years. “You can’t have Christmas in [Learn More]
Cicero’s senior residents donned their festive gear and broke out their dance shooes as they helped kick the Christmas holiday in high gear with the Annual Senior Christmas Party. The festive event, held Dec. 16 this year, included lively Christmas music, dancing, and food for one of the larger crowds to come out for the Christmas dinner. “It just does not feel like Christmas unless I get to spend it with so many of our [Learn More]
The Cicero Youth Commission presents January’s Free Familiy Movie Night! Doors open at 6:30 and the show goes on at 7pm for the hit movie Minions, the sequel to the blockbuster films Despicable Me and Despicable Me 2. Come on by Friday, January 22, at the Cicero Community Center. There will be a free raffle for kids to win a variety of wonderful prizes.