Cicero senior residents packed Cicero’s Community Center on Wednesday, March 2, to welcome Spring with the annual Hearts & Shamrocks Dinner and Dance. A celebration of Valentine’s Day and St. Patrick’s Day, the annual midday gathering has marked the start of the spring activities in Cicero for several years now. This year, Town President Larry Dominick welcomed the large crowd to the Community Center, where revelers dined on a traditional Irish meal of corned beef, [Learn More]
The Town of Cicero will celebrate Greek Independence Day at 11am on Wednesday, April 6, at the Cicero Community Center. The event will include Greek cuisine, Greek entertainment and speakers discussing Greek heritage. Every year we recognize all of our various ethnic groups and salute their histories and cultures. We host events for Hispanics, African-Americans, Italian, Czechs, Greeks, Polish and Lithuanians, among many others. These events commemorate the birthday of the Rev. Martin Luther King, [Learn More]
Hundreds of Cicero families and children packed Community Park on March 26 for the annual Easter in the Park celebration. Children lined around the fields at 34th & Laramie, eyeing the treasure-filled eggs before them, as they awaited the opportunity to dash for plastic packages containing candy, chocolate, toys and more. The hunt, a centerpiece of the festival, started off the afternoon of springtime celebrations that included train rides, face painting and a chance to [Learn More]
Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Town Board of Trustees approved an abatement of property taxes to save the town’s residents $8.2 million for 2016. The abatement is a continuation of holding the line on municipal property taxes, a priority for Dominick’s administration. The Town Board has approved abatement nearly every year during the previous five years and has not made any new borrowing requests, focusing on paying down debt inherited from previous administrations [Learn More]
Perfection is meant to be difficult to achieve. That’s why when a student receives perfect grades, even for a quarter, its an accomplishment worth celebrating. Unity Junior High School recognized more than 400 students in 7th and 8th grades who have straight-A’s after the second quarter. The students were honored with a breakfast and special certificates from school administrators. “We are extremely proud of all of our students who can take on a challenge and [Learn More]
Ivy Leagues colleges are among the world’s most competitive schools when it comes to admitting graduating high school seniors. That is why when Cicero’s own Abigail Galvez not only was admitted to one of the schools, but also with a four-year scholarship from the Posse Foundation, she had a hard time believing it. “I was so excited that I asked them to double check the name,” Galvez said. She is a senior at Morton East [Learn More]
Join Larry Dominick and the Office of Special Events as they celebrate the Easter holiday at Cicero’s Community Park. Beginning at noon on Saturday, March 26, children can participate in great springtime fun with face painting, arts & crafts, riding the Easter train, and much more.
Morton College will host its first Family Open House event on Saturday, March 12 to give high school students a chance to meet with the community college’s faculty and staff, as well as explore possible career programs and services available to them as Morton College Freshmen. You can RSVP for the event by visiting Morton.edu/visiting.
Hearts were the topic of discussion on Feb. 17, but it had nothing to do with Valentine’s Day. The Cicero Health Department hosted its annual Healthy Heart Program at the Cicero Community Center, a day-long program focusing on people learning what makes them tick and how to keep the heart strong. Sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and the Health Department, the program provides many screening services and medical information for Cicero residents to know [Learn More]
A national —and annual— tradition has definitely taken hold in Cicero as the town’s 9th Annual Father-Daughter Dance reached capacity crowds for another year. The Cicero Youth Commission program, hosted by Town Larry Dominick, has been a successful venture for many years. Each year grows larger than the year before. CYC Director Wayne Perod said it is not only an important part of the Valentine’s Day events in Cicero but a great way to promote [Learn More]