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]

Cicero Honors Tuskegee Airmen

The Town of Cicero adopted a resolution honoring the Tuskegee Airmen, the all-African American air force unit that fought during World War II. One of the survivors of the Tuskegee Air Unit is Capt. Jack Lyle who spoke at a special public meeting at the Cicero Public Library Saturday Morning. Derek Dominick, a board member of District 99 who represented his father Town President Larry Dominick at the ceremonies Saturday morning presented the resolution to [Learn More]

American Fest Draws Thousands In Celebration

Thousands of Cicero and neighboring residents packed the town’s fairgrounds during the last weekend in June to celebrate Independence Day through American Fest. The annual celebration of American independence featured live music acts that brought in crowds from all around to enjoy modern and classic musical hits, carnival rides for kids and adults, booths, delicious fair food, and much more. The June 28-July 1 celebration was held just before the Fourth because of the midweek [Learn More]

Puerto Rican Celebration Takes Heartfelt Tone

Every year, Cicero hosts a ceremony to honor Puerto Rican heritage and celebrate the Caribbean island that is home to more than 3.3 million Americans. This year’s celebration, held on June 13 at the Cicero Community Center, had a more somber tone than usual, as Cicero’s Puerto Rican population turned to prayer and remembrance for those who have suffered and are still suffering from Hurricane Maria, which struck the commonwealth in late September 2017. Emceed [Learn More]

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