Cicero Celebrates Lithuanian Independence, American Presidents

America’s red, white and blue joined Lithuania’s yellow, green and red at Cicero’s Community Center on February 23 as the town celebrated America’s presidents and Lithuania’s independence during a joint ceremony. Hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Office of Special Events, the dual ceremony celebrated George Washington’s birthday, commonly called Presidents Day, which was observed on Feb. 20 this year. As one of Illinois’ favorite sons, coupling Abraham Lincoln’s birthday with Washington’s became [Learn More]

Morton East Senior Earns Posse Scholar Honors

Lucero Contreras’ academic success has resulted in a new tradition for Morton High School District 201. The Morton East senior recently recevied word that she has been named one of this year’s Posse Scholars. The Posse Foundation established its scholars program to help create a network of future leaders that aspires to make a global positive impact. With the financial backing and the pre-college training, Contreras will attend Cornell University in the fall. Her acceptance [Learn More]

Cicero Teen Earns Youth of the Year Honors from Local Group

Cicero’s Angel Moreno received top honors from the Boys Club of Cicero during a special event on Feb. 18. Moreno, a member of the organization since 2013, was named Youth of the Year at the organization’s annual Day of Champions event. He will now head to Bloomington, Illinois, to compete to become the state’s Youth of the Year. Youth of the Year is the highest honor a Boys & Girls Club member can receive. Moreno [Learn More]

First of Its Kind Restaurant Makes Cicero Debut

Cicero’s latest restaurant debut featured a new concept with an established tradition. Hooters, the national chain of restaurants featuring waitresses wearing revealing outfits, opened its first “fast-casual” restaraunt in town on Feb. 13. Called “Hoots,” the new concept operates with a slimmed-down menu focused on the brand’s famous chicken wings and without the skimpy outfits. Located at the corner of Cermak and Cicero, customers order at the counter instead of the table and will be [Learn More]

Gang Crimes in Cicero Continue Their Downward Slide

Cicero Police officials reported that the number of shootings decreased significantly to only four incidents, down 50 percent from 2015. Police Superintendent Jerry Chlada Jr., said the number of gang related homicides remained low and that incidents of gang related shootings had also declined. There was only one gang-related homicide and four shooting incidents last year. “We have seen both gang related shootings and gang related homicides drop significantly since 2005 when President Larry Dominick [Learn More]

Celebrating Easter with the Easter Bunny!

Join Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission as they celebrate the 25th Annual Easter Bunny Celebration. This year’s event will feature many indoor activities for all children: games, arts and crafts, clowns, face painting and more! Doors open at 11am on Saturday, April 8, at the Cicero Community Center. Every child will not only get to meet with the Easter Bunny and Mrs. Bunny but will receive a free gift!

Father-Daughter Dance Delights Cicero Community Center

Cicero celebrated dads and their girls just before Valentine’s Day as the town’s 10th Annual Father-Daughter Dance resulted in a packed Community Center. Hosted by Larry Dominick and sponsored by the Cicero Youth Commission, the yearly tradition of fathers treating their daughters to a night out has a firm place as a February tradition for the community. “You can tell how proud these dads are taking their princesses out to dinner and dancing,” said Town [Learn More]

Morton 201 Recognized For Student Academic Achievement

Add another notch on the belt for J. Sterling Morton High School District 201. Solution Tree recently honored the district for its abilty to raise student achievement in the district and oversee the successful implementation of the Professional Learning Communities at Work. Solution Tree acknowledged the program has become a major factor in the improved achievement of Morton 201’s students. Also called PLCs, these programs that pair traditional education methods with ongoing, job-embedded learning techniques [Learn More]

Celebrating Lithuanian Independence

Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Department of Special Events invite you to commemorate Lithuanian Independence Day at a special ceremony on Thursday, February 23, at the Cicero Community Center. Starting at 11am, the commemoration will recognize the freedom of the Lithuanian people after suffering under leadership from Czarist Russia and the Soviet Union. As a part of the ceremony, we will also honor two very important men who represent the struggle for freedom in [Learn More]

From Town President Larry Dominick

Dear Cicero residents, January has been a mixed bag of weather. One week it is single digits or worse. The next week we are outside in t-shirts and shorts. While I hope we continue to have beautiful weather, I do ask everyone to be prepared for the bitter cold that can hit in February and even March. When temperatures drop to the single digits, or when wind chills fall below zero, try to go outside [Learn More]

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