Morton 201 Seniors Receive Statewide Academic Recognition

The Illinois Student Assistance Committee (ISAC) recognized 48 graduating seniors from Morton High School District 201 as State Scholars for the 2017-2018 academic year. The ISAC awards the designation to students who are among the top 10 percent of graduates from all approved high schools on a statewide basis. The selection process includes college admission and state test scores, class size and rank, as well as academic achievement. The students must be in the top [Learn More]

Cicero Annnounces Super Senior Recognition Program

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick and the Board of Trustees recognized seven women as “super seniors” during the March 28 board meeting. Each of the women are nonagenarians, having surpassed 90 years of age, and had birthdays during the month. The recognition was part of a new program to recognize residents who are ages 90 and older. “Our senior residents deserve our greatest respect and the town continues to find ways to ensure they know [Learn More]

Town Recognizes Greek Independence Day

Cicero commemorated Greek Independence Day during a special ceremony on March 30 at Cicero’s Community Center. The event featured Greek cuisine and entertainment as well as recognition of the many contributions to the town by the town’s Greek-American community. Greek Independence Day celebrates the victory over the Ottoman Empire in the early 19th Century, the first time any nation succeeded in a war against the Middle East empire. Former town Assessor John Kociolko served as [Learn More]

Cicero Celebrates Easter in the Park

A late Easter meant an early start on spring festivities for hundreds of Cicero families and children as they headed out for the annual Easter in the Park celebration. The annual outdoor event occurs the Saturday before Easter at Cicero’s Community Park at 34th & Laramie with kids eyeing the Easter goodies, taking time to ride the train throughout the park before meeting the Easter Bunny, and enjoying other activities. This year’s festival started a [Learn More]

Cinco de Mayo

We are just days away from one of the biggest festivals of the year: Cinco de Mayo! Cicero has been hosting this celebration of Mexican heritage for many years and the fun just keeps growing. This year’s festival will run from May 5 through May 7, with rides, carnival fare, food and drinks, and live music for everyone. This is a spectacular festival and one of the largest in all of Chicagoland. I hope you [Learn More]

Easter Bunny Makes 25th Trip to Cicero’s Community Center

Children and families lined up throughout Cicero’s Community Center on April 8 in eager anticipation of the Easter Bunny and his wife. For the 25th time, the two rabbits have not disappointed as they took part in the Cicero Youth Commission’s annual Easter Bunny Celebration, posing for photos and ushering in the springtime celebrations for many Cicero youth. The Easter Bunny Celebration gives children a chance to get their photo taken with the Easter Bunny [Learn More]

Cicero Honors Entrance into World War I

Residents and town officials gathered at Cicero’s Community Center on April 6 to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the United States’ entry into World War I. The ceremony featured a discussion on World War I, a memorial to Cicero residents who fought and died in the war, as well as recognition of the war’s impact on Cicero and America. “We typically don’t talk about World War I the way we do World War II, Vietnam, [Learn More]

Mother Son Dance Set For May

President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission present the 10th Annual Mother/Son Dance. Boys – Toddlers up to high school Free Raffle for moms and sons, music, dancing, food and fun! Each mom will receive a special photo with your son. Dress as casual or formal as you wish. Friday, May 12, 2017 from 6:30pm to 9pm at the Cicero Community Center. Cost is just $20 per family in advance. Tickets will NOT be [Learn More]

Bridge Development Comes to Cicero

Bridge Development Partners announced its arrival to Cicero. The company announced the acquisition of the former GE Hot Point site at 16th Street and 54th Avenue in March with the plans to build a 320,000 square-foot facility for industrial-related needs. Included in the project is a $20 million investment , resulting in an increase in property tax revenue for the town from $41,000 currently as a vacant lot to nearly $200,000 after investments. “We are [Learn More]

Morton Math Teams Advance to State Competition

Morton High School District 201 has had its fair share of successful athletes and academics. But now, the district is ready to add a combination to its list as a group of student mathletes advanced to the state mathematics competition. The calculator team comprising of Jesus Solis, Abigail Leon, Daniel Castillo, Elizabeth Castillo, and Javier Solis will compete at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign on Saturday, May 6, in the statewide contest sponsored by [Learn More]

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