As the state continues to have no operating budget, the Illinois Secretary of State’s office has suspended the mailing of vehicle registration renewal reminder notices. Because of this, the typical post cards residents receive reminding them to renew their license plate stickers have been replaced by email reminders. These reminders, however, cannot be sent out unless the motorist has signed up for the renewal. Residents can sign up for the renewal by visiting the Secretary [Learn More]
Warmer weather than last year brought large crowds to Cicero Community Park as hundreds of Town residents gathered to kick off the holiday season with the annual Christmas in the Park celebration on November 29. This event officially starts both the Christmas celebrations throughout Cicero and the ice skating season at the Bobby Hull Community Ice Rink. An early performance by the Chicago Radiance synchronized skating team got things going as families gathered at the [Learn More]
Dear Cicero residents, Christmastime is definitely here. 2015 has been one filled with many memorable events in the Town: from successful festivals such as Cinco de Mayo and Houby Day to a summer of family-focused fun throughout the New Cicero. And now we are ready to celebrate the holiday season. This is one of my favorite times of year since families typically gather close together, giving us all a chance to create new special moments [Learn More]
Join Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee as they celebrate the annual Christmas Posada. Starting at 6pm on Thursday, Dec. 17, at the Cicero Stadium at 1909 S. Laramie, the Posada will feature festive music, food, gifts and more. The event will recount the traditional journey to Bethlehem by Joseph and Mary prior to the birth of Jesus thousands of years ago.
Dear Neighbors, I wanted to take a few moments to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. This is a truly American holiday. Many of us probably remember the First Thanksgiving story between Pilgrims and Native Americans, but it wasn’t until the Civil War, when Abraham Lincoln proclaimed a day of “Thanksgiving and Praise to our beneficent Father who dwelleth in the Heavens.” Since that day, we have taken time to give thanks for the many [Learn More]
Join the Cicero Youth Commission and Town President Larry Dominick for the 9th Annual CYC Holiday Party. Starting at 11am on Saturday, December 5, at the Cicero Community Center, this family-friendly event will feature a chance for your children to have their photo taken with Santa and Mrs. Claus. It includes face painting, festive music, games and more. Every child will receive a free gift, courtesy of President Dominick. Santa Claus arrives at 11am and [Learn More]
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]
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]
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]
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.