In 2014, Morton District 201 started on an ambitious project: ensure every student attending any of the four schools has a laptop. Now, when the class of 2021 enters the Freshman Center, over 8,000 student laptops will be deployed, reaching every student enrolled at Morton East, Morton West, Morton Alternative School, and the Freshman Center. The 2200 Dell Latitude laptops accompany the 400 Dell Interactive Whiteboards, ensuring more students are able to learn with the [Learn More]
Sandwiched between American Fest and American Independence Day was a day set aside for one of Chicago’s largest cultural populations with the Puerto Rican Day Celebration on June 21. Hosted by Cicero Chaplain Ismael Vargas, this annual event focused on the many contributions Puerto Ricans have made in Cicero and the Chicagoland Area. “We are a very energetic community for Cicero and beyond,” Vargas said. “There is great pride for where we come from as [Learn More]
Dear Cicero residents, Don’t look now but school is about to start. I know a lot of kids are likely unhappy for that bit of news, but we still have a month’s worth of fun in store for them before they hit the books. Every week this month includes a new theme for Summer in the Park, finishing with the End of Summer Celebration from Aug. 27-30. We’ll have an exciting fireworks show on Sunday, [Learn More]
VEHICLE TAG NOTICE DUE TO THE CLOSING OF THE ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICES for the Observance of the Independence Day Holiday, Cicero Town Hall will be CLOSED ON: FRI. 6/30, MON. 7/3, and TUES. 7/4. ALL SALES ON CICERO VEHICLE STICKERS WILL NOT BE CHARGED A LATE FEE IF PURCHASED FROM THE COLLECTOR’S OFFICE ON: WED. 7/5 or THURS.7/6 DURING REGULAR BUSINESS HOURS OF 8 A.M. – 8 P.M.
On Tuesday, June 27, the Cicero Town Board approved the closure of Cicero’s Administrative Offices of Town Hall on Monday, July 3, and Tuesday, July 4, to observe America’s Independence Day holiday. Offices will reopen at normal business hours (8am to 8pm) on Wednesday, July 5.
The Cicero Youth Commission, in conjunction with Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Community Center, presents a Free Family Movie Night! The CYC will show “Moana,” the latest Disney Animated Feature. It stars Auli’i Cravalho as Moana and Dwayne Johnson as Maui. The 2016 film focuses on Moana, a determined woman and daughter of the tribal chief, who embarks on a quest to reunite a mystic relic with the goddess to which it belongs. The [Learn More]
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]