Cicero Expands Mobile Stroke Unit

Town President Larry Dominick announced a new partnership with Rush University Medical Center to expand the service hours of a specialized Mobile Stroke Unit. The original agreement designated one of Rush’s mobile stroke units to respond to Cicero emergencies between 7am and 7pm daily. Dominick had said after granting access for the program last April that he hoped the town could expand its services, especially as many stroke-related emergencies occur during the overnight hours. “The [Learn More]

Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Cicero residents, We have finally arrived at the holiday season here in Cicero and I don’t know if I am more excited for the end of the year than ever before. Not because it’s been a hard year, though we have all experienced some hardships this year. Instead its because there are many wonderful activities we have in store for you this season. Just after the Thanksgiving holiday we will start with the annual [Learn More]

District 99 Honors Local National Book Award Finalist

In 2017, Erika L. Sanchez received notification many authors dream of earning; the National Book Foundation named her a finalist for National Book Award for Young People’s Literature. The Cicero resident and author earned the prestigious nod for her book “I Am Not Your Perfect Mexican Daughter.” In response to the honor, the Town of Cicero’s Board of Trustees officially congratulated her with a special recognition presented during an Oct. 12 event at Unity Junior [Learn More]

Houby Festival Draws Thousands for Golden Celebration

A festival 50 years in the making, the golden anniversary of the Houby Festival became one for the history books as thousands of Cicero and Berwyn residents, as well as visitors from across the region, gathered along Cermak Road to celebrate the Czech and Slovak cultures at the beginning of October. Festivities began with the official launch of the event on Oct. 1 at Lombard Avenue, the border of the two communities. Town President Larry [Learn More]

Early Voting Starts October 22

The 2018 Gubernatorial Election is Tuesday, November 6. As part of the efforts of the State of Illinois, Cook County, the Town of Cicero, and Town President Larry Dominick and the Board of Trustees, Cicero Town Clerk Maria Punzo-Arias has announced the Early Voting dates and locations for the election. The state designated Early Voting to run from Monday, October 22 through Monday, November 5. Monday, Oct. 22 through Saturday, Oct. 27: 9am – 5pm [Learn More]

Town-Wide Trick-or-Treat Hours Set

Halloween, once a children’s holiday filled with trick-or-treating and scary homemade costumes, has become the second-most popular holiday in the United States, second only to Christmas. But that doesn’t mean kids throughout the nation are not already dreaming of who they will dress up as this year – whether it’s Black Panther, T-Rex, The Incredibles, or Beyonce – while mapping their favorite routes throughout the neighborhoods for the best candy and the most doors they [Learn More]

Cicero Honors Firefighters from 50th Court Apartment Fire

Town President Larry Dominick and Cicero Fire Chief Dominick Buscemi honored the firefighters who successfully put out a fire that severely damaged a large apartment building at 1637 50th Court in August, saving the lives of dozens of residents and their pets. Buscemi presented the Life Saving Award to the crew of Fire Truck No. 2, including Lt. John Sochacki, Engineer Ken Pereyra and firefighter Joe Vertin during the town’s board meeting held on Tuesday [Learn More]

Mexican Independence Day and Back to School

Dear Cicero residents, I hope you have enjoyed summer here in Cicero! I know we packed so many events that it may feel like there is nothing left to do for the year. But that’s not the case. Instead, we are just getting started. This month holds one of the largest celebrations in all of the Chicago area – Mexican Independence Day. Running from Sept. 13-16, this festival will feature all of your favorite activities, [Learn More]

Cicero’s Summer Ends With Series of Celebrations

Cicero’s schedule of family-friendly outdoor activities closed out its summer slate with national events, back-to-school activities and the final weeks of the annual Summer in the Park festival. The month started with National Night Out, the annual outdoor event held in thousands of cities across the United States and Canada to increase cooperation and communication between the police and fire departments and the community they have sworn to protect. This year marks NNO’s 35th anniversary, [Learn More]

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