The Cicero Board of Trustees voted to affirm the mandate given by Cicero residents to opt out of the Cook County ordinance that imposed a higher-than-statewide minimum wage on local business. The unanimous June 13 decision by the board reflects the 58 percent support to opt out of the ordinance during the April 4 election. The town still adheres to Illinois and federal minimum wage laws.
Join Town President Larry Dominick and the Department of Special Events as we celebrate America with American Fest! This annual festival will run from June 15-18 at the Cicero Fairgrounds (34th & Laramie). We have a lot of great live acts, fantastic food, rides and more! Join us after 10pm on Sunday, June 18, as we celebrate America’s Independence with our very own Fireworks show.
No child in Cicero needs to go hungry this summer, thanks to the Clyde Park District. Starting June 12, the park district will provide free lunches and snacks Monday through Friday to children and youth aged 18 and under. The meals will be served at Cicero Stadium on Laramie Avenue and the Manor Park Community building on Park Avenue. The Summer Meals program will continue through August 18. “Summer can be a tough time for [Learn More]
Robert F. “Bob” Porod became the newest town Trustee during the swearing-in ceremony. Born and raised in Cicero, Porod said he knows the town very well. He has coached youth baseball and basketball teams and has mentored Cicero youth in science, math and continuing education opportunities. Outside of his civic work, Porod has been a professional engineer, registered to work in Illinois and Michigan. He holds a B.S. in Mechanical Analysis and Design Engineering from [Learn More]
Town President Larry Dominick, Town Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias, Town Supervisor Joe Virusso, Town Trustee Trustee Larry Banks, and newly elected-Town Trustee Bob Porod were sworn into office for new terms at the May 9, 2017, board meeting. “We are thankful to Cicero’s residents for entrusting us to continue to improve this wonderful town for the next four years,” Dominick said. “A lot has been done, but there is still a great amount of work to [Learn More]
A team of Morton East students placed second in the Illinois Institute of Technology Raspberry Pi challenge for their smart backpack design. The competition started in February with a formal application, a YouTube video detailing the project and a project design, all evaluated by judges from IIT. Two teams from Morton East were named among the 30 finalists for the competition. John Roach, an engineering teacher, and Christine Tabares, who teaches AP Computer Science, each [Learn More]
Each month the Town of Cicero honors seniors who are aged 90 and above, celebrating their birthdays and their achievements. Celebrated at the board meeting April 25 are Richard Jackubczak, 92; Walter Krol, 96; Irene Reczek, 98; and Elsie Wojdula, 95. Collector Fran Reitz, who supervises the new recognition program, said, “President Dominick and the board want to recognize the Super Seniors in the Town of Cicero who are 90 or beyond. And we’re going [Learn More]
Throughout Illinois hundreds of children participate in a number of Special Olympics events. The sponsoring organization, Special Olympics Illinois, works hard to provide opportunities for athletes with developmental disabilities to compete in a variety of track-and-field events. This year the Cicero Police Department partnered with Special Olympics Illinois and the Law Enforcement Torch Run by holding the Cop on Rooftop fundraising event. Throughout the morning and early afternoon on May 19, Cicero cops hung out [Learn More]
Town residents and officials gathered together at the Community Center to celebrate Polish Constitution Day, which included what has become a Cicero tradition. Emceed by John C. Kociolko, the commemoration included recognition for the many contributions the Polish community has had in the United States, especially in Cicero. He also praised the hard work and loyalty the Polish have exhibited throughout history. In Illinois, Polish is the most common language spoken at home outside of [Learn More]
Near record crowds flooded Cicero’s fair grounds at the beginning of May to kick off the warm-weather slate of festivals in celebration of Cinco de Mayo. Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, the annual celebration of Mexican culture on the anniversary of Mexico’s victory over the French saw live bands, food, rides and other carnival activities for the tens of thousands of people who attended the three-day event. Alfredo [Learn More]