Cicero Announces State Rep. Welch as MLK Day Speaker

State Rep. Emanuel “Chris” Welch will be the keynote speaker at the Town of Cicero’s Annual Commemoration celebrating the life of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., which will be held on Tuesday, Jan. 14, 2020. Welch has been a State Representative from the Illinois 7th District since 2013. He serves on several key House Committees, including Executive, Revenue, Cities and Villages, Counties and Townships, and Higher Education. Welch serves as Chair of the [Learn More]

Senior Christmas Party Packs Community Center

By Alejandra Herrera It was a holly jolly good time for senior residents as Cicero hosted the annual Senior Christmas Dinner/Dance. Moving the annual holiday celebration from Wednesday to Friday (Dec. 13 this year) did nothing to diminish the full house that traditionally packs Cicero’s Community Center as revelers donned their holiday best to start the second-to-last weekend before Christmas. Rosie and the Rivets delighted guests with many Christmas hits, especially those made popular by [Learn More]

Clergy Committee Provides Breakfast for Police, Fire Departments

While shoppers are busy buying gifts, carolers are singing songs of merriment, and children are dreaming of what Santa will bring, the Cicero Clergy Committee had first responders on its mind. That’s why they took time on Dec. 9 and Dec. 11 to provide breakfast for Cicero’s Police and Fire departments. “We want to show our gratitude for their work in keeping us safe throughout the year,” said Ismael Vargas, Cicero’s Chaplain and head of [Learn More]

Cicero’s Police Department Helps Out Families During Annual Shopping Event

While the weather may have been cold outside, hearts were warm during the annual Shop with a Cop event at Target on Dec. 7. The Cicero Police Department swarmed Target’s entryway, ready to bring happiness to the special children chosen to be part of this year’s program. “This is a great way for us to show our appreciation and give back to the community,” said Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada Jr. before the shopping started. “I [Learn More]

Cicero Police Provide Christmas to Families In Need

The Cicero Police Department and Police Chief Jerry Chlada hosted the annual Shop with a Cop charity event to provide gifts and toys to children and families in need. Chlada said donations were provided by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero Board of Trustees, as well as from Target and Exxon, 20 families and children attended.

Morton College Unveils Plaque Honoring Cicero President

Town President Larry Dominick’s name was officially linked to the newly renovated Fitness Center. The plaque commemorating the dedication of the revised facilities were unveiled in November. Dominick attended the curtain call and watched Morton College Vice-Chair Anthony Martinucci open the drapes that masked the commitment. “I am honored and humbled by Morton College’s board to grant me such recognition,” Dominick said. Along with seeing the plaque for the first time, the town president also [Learn More]

Ceremony Honors Military Personnel at Public Ceremony

Town President Larry Dominick’s mission for the town to support America’s military shone brightly during a special Veterans Day ceremony on Nov. 7. Cicero’s Community Center served as the location for the ceremony, which featured a remembrance of why Nov. 11 became known as Veterans Day as well as a time to remember the fallen. Starting as Armistice Day in 1919, the day focused on the anniversary of when the fighting ceased near the end [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]