Cicero Resident Lights Up The Town With Home Display

Clark Griswold may not live in Cicero, but those living at 1500 S 61st Ave. in Cicero may be the next best thing. The family lit up the streets with its Christmas display, which included homemade light signs wishing everyone both “Feliz Navidad” and “Merry Christmas,” Santa on the roof, the Nativity, and much more. “One of the most enchanting parts of the holiday season is driving down the streets and feeling like you’re in [Learn More]

Happy New Year!

Dear Cicero residents, Happy New Year! How many of you are ready to enforce those New Year’s resolutions? My resolution always stays the same, to cheer on the Chicago Cubs even more than I did last year and to make sure the new year is the best year yet for Cicero. We ended 2017 on a high note when SafeHomes named Cicero one of the safest cities in Illinois. I am always proud of the [Learn More]

Cicero Seniors Celebrate Holidays at Annual Dinner/Dance

Cicero’s senior community gathered together on Dec. 9 to ring in the Christmas season during the Annual Senior Christmas Party at the Cicero Community Center. Residents wore their favorite festive outfits and enjoyed a hot lunch, live music, dancing, and raffles. Residents enjoyed the Christmas celebration organized by Susan Banks of Senior Activities and Ryan Chlada of Senior Services. “I cannot recall a time when residents did not come up to me at these events [Learn More]

Cicero’s November ‘Super Seniors’ Recognized

Each month during a meeting of the Cicero Town Board, officials recognize the achievements of citizens who have reached the age of 90 or above through the “Super Seniors” program organized by Town Collector Fran Reitz. During the Nov. 28 board meeting, the town recognized four seniors: Mary DeCarolis, 93; Antonia Guerrero, 90; Evelyn Mayer, 91; and Geraldine Mesek, 95. Reitz introduced each of the honorees, who thanked Town President Larry Dominick and the board [Learn More]

Cicero Police Help Out with Annual “Shop with a Cop” Event

The Cicero Police Department lived up to the first half of the motto, “To serve and protect” during its annual “Shop with a Cop” program on Dec. 10. Officers teamed up with families needing an extra hand in providing a happy Christmas for the children. The kids helped their Santa cops with the list by shopping at Cicero’s Target located at 2901 S. Cicero. Several officers joined the dozens of families who have struggled to [Learn More]

Cicero Named One of Illinois’ Safest Cities

Cicero’s effort to make the city safer continues to pay off as a national safety organization has tapped the town as one of the safest cities in Illinois. SafeHome named Cicero the 14th safest city among all communities with more than 50,000 people. Joining the town were four other Southwest and West suburban communities, including Des Plaines, sixth place; Tinley Park, eighth place; Oak Lawn, ninth place; and Orland Park; 13th. The rankings by SafeHome, [Learn More]

Cicero Fire Department Lends Helping Hand For Christmas

Thanks to the Cicero Fire Department, a number of Cicero homes experienced a magical Christmas as they teamed up with Santa Clause to deliver special gifts for them just before the holiday. Firefighters wrapped Christmas gifts for families struggling to make ends meet for a variety of reasons. The gifts were donated by area residents, as well as firefighters and others wanting to make the holiday brighter for the kids. Trading his sleigh for the [Learn More]

Cicero Celebrates the Posada

Cicero Stadium filled up fast on Dec. 14 as residents poured in to participate in the Posada. Sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick, Clyde Park District, Cicero Public Schools District 99, and the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee, this year’s Posada featured dance groups, mascots, music, refreshments, and plenty of toys for every child among the more than 1,500 who came. “Many of us grew up with the Posada, whether we lived in Mexico or lived [Learn More]

Day of Infamy Remembered

Fewer Americans are around to remember where they were when Japanese forces bombed Pearl Harbor, resulting in the United State’s entry into World War II. But that has not stopped Cicero residents and officials from remembering that “day of infamy” on Dec. 7. “The attack on Pearl Harbor changed the world for millions of Americans in 1941,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “Just like Sept. 11, 2001 did with us, Dec. 7 created a new [Learn More]

CYC Holiday Festival Fills Community Center with Cheer

It did not take long for the line to snake through the Cicero Community Center on Dec. 2. That’s what happens when Santa and Mrs. Claus make their annual visit to Cicero Youth Commission’s Holiday Festival. As they arrived to take their seats on stage to pose for photos, young children excitedly waited in line for their chance to tell Kris Kringle what they wanted for Christmas. After the photo with Santa and Mrs. Claus, [Learn More]

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