Cicero Fire Department Partners With ExxonMobil In Hazard Training

The Cicero Fire Department and ExxonMobil have been working together to develop a training relationship to identify hazards that may exist in the event of an emergency response. “Not only are there obvious hazards, such as a fire occurring in the ExxonMobil plant, but there are situations when ExxonMobile has its personnel going into empty tanks to perform maintenance and there  is a huge hazard in that also,” Chief Buscemi said. “Every time they do [Learn More]

Morton Soccer Places Third Statewide, Fans Set Travel Record

Playing in front of a packed stadium in Hoffman Estates for the Illinois High School Association boys soccer finals, the Morton Mustangs were able to overcome an early loss to land in third place in front of a record crowd of hometown fans. The IHSA said Morton High School District 201 set a record for the number of fan buses travelling to the tournament with more than 50 trekking from Cicero to the northwestern suburbs [Learn More]

District 99 Prepares for Professional Learning Communities

In an effort to bolster the performance of students in the elementary school levels, District 99’s teachers have been embracing the Professional Learning Communities approach this year. The philosophy behind PLC is to accelerate learning by promoting a collaborative academic culture between teachers as well as administrators while also maintaining open parent-teacher communications. The culture has been fostered at District 99 after many teachers and administrators attended workshops this fall in San Diego for training [Learn More]

ABC of Cicero Christmas Bazaar

The Association of Business & Commerce in Cicero announce the Inaugural Christmas Bazaar! Running from noon until 5pm on Saturday, December 19, at the Cicero Community Center, this is the Town’s opportunity to shop in Cicero for those last-minute Christmas gifts. The event is free to enter with chances to win bicycles, pinatas and other prizes. For more information, contact the ABC of Cicero at 708-752-5029.    

Cicero Honors Veterans

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees honored the many sacrifices of those who have served in America’s military during a special ceremony commemorating Veterans Day on November 11 at the Cicero Community Center. The ceremony’s focus was not only on honoring our veterans who have served or are serving, but to also raise awareness of what we can do to show our support throughout the Town. “A part of the [Learn More]

Costumed Characters Fill Community Center for CYC Halloween Bash

Elsa joined Ant Man and Batman as a host of characters gathered together at the Cicero Community Center on October 29 for the Cicero Youth Commission’s annual Halloween Party. Kids dressed up in their costumed best for the night as they enjoyed a variety of games, face paintings, music and dancing, prizes and other spooky fun. “Every year we look to provide a safe and fun way for the younger kids to celebrate Halloween,” said [Learn More]

Cicero Unveils Pink Senior Services Bus For Breast Cancer Awareness

Cicero is going pink! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the Senior Services buses was pained pink to support the cause. The bus showcases its support for raising awareness of one of the diseases that most afflict women and some men. “Many of our seniors have been breast cancer survivors,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “I think we all know someone who has faced this challenge. This is just a small gesture [Learn More]

District 99 Superintendent Lays Out District Goals

Rudy Hernandez, District 99 Superintendent of Schools, has laid out five goals to achieve academic and professional growth throughout the school system for the school year. Each goal is focused on taking the district to a new level of achievement, Hernandez said, and are all achievable. “At the start of the year, I told my staff that we would be taking our district to the top,” Hernandez said. “This is a challenge that I am [Learn More]

Morton Homecoming

Thousands of students from the J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 marched down 26th street displaying their Morton Pride as part of the homecoming festivities on October 2. The homecoming parade featured students from both Morton East in Cicero and Morton West in Berwyn travelling from East to West yelling out “Who are we? We are Mustangs!” while displaying signs and banners promoting various programs such as the drama club, modern languages, band and [Learn More]

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