Cicero Senior Center Celebrates Cubs World Series Victory

While millions of Chicago Cubs fans flooded Grant Park after the historic World Series Championship earlier in November, Cicero’s senior residents were busy holding their own victory celebration at the Senior Center. Just a week after the Cubs won its first World Series since 1908, residents dined on punch, cupcakes and enjoyed a variety of games while donning new championship t-shirts, hats and other gear to mark the monumental occasion. “It would have been impossible [Learn More]

Religious, Civic Leaders Join In Prayer Breakfast

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick gathered members of the Cicero faith community for the annual prayer breakfast at the Cicero Community Center on Nov. 16. This year’s breakfast featured Pastor Al Hernandez of Ark Ministries to speak about the concerns of the community as well as the needs for religious and civic leaders to work together for the betterment of the town. “Whether you work for the town government or the town’s religious community, it [Learn More]

Morton 201 Thanks Teachers, Board Members for Student Success

With the fall semester winding down, Morton High School District 201 took time out during November’s board meeting to thank a number of leaders who have worked hard to ensure the students’ success. Dr. Michael Kuzniewski, superintendent of the district, personally thanked Morton 201’s school board members for their commitment and contributions to the district’s continued growth and excellence. “Our school board members are volunteers who serve without monetary compensation to make public education the [Learn More]

Veterans Day Ceremony Recalls Sacrifice, Service for Town Residents

Dozens of Cicero residents proudly stood tall on Wednesday, Nov. 10, as Town President Larry Dominick and the Town Board of Trustees recognized and honored their service during the Veterans Day ceremony. Held at the Cicero Community Center, the event highlighted the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served in the armed forces during peacetime and conflict. “America’s history was written by these men and women who risked their lives defending our [Learn More]

World Champion Chicago Cubs, Christmas, New Years

know this is the first time I’ve been able to write this and I am guessing there is no one alive who has read this before, but: The Chicago Cubs are World Series Champions! It has been an exciting run for the Cubbies this year, one that I know will remain with me for the rest of my days. The sheer joy of so many residents in the days after the Cubs victory was a [Learn More]

Free Family Movie Night

Join us as Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission present a Free Family Movie Night! Starting at 7pm this Friday, Nov. 18, at the Cicero Community Center, we’ll be showing the hit animation sequel “Finding Dory.” Set under the deep blue ocean, we see our lovable characters from “Finding Nemo” return as they search for their friend, voiced by television star Ellen Degeneres. Doors open at 6:30pm and there will be a [Learn More]

Halloween Party Starts String of CYC Holiday Events in Town

Ghosts, ghouls, Superman and princesses invaded Cicero’s Community Center on Oct. 28 at Cicero Youth Commission’s annual Halloween Party. Kids were out in their best costumes as they enjoyed face paintings, arts and crafts, games, music, prizes and other spooky fun. “This is a special time of year for children,” said CYC Director Wayne Porod. “We love to see the joy on everyone’s face as they dress up and have fun in a safe environment. [Learn More]

Youth Commission After-School Programs Off To Great Start

For 24 years, the Cicero Youth Commission has run an after-school program in Cicero. This year, with more than 140 students participating in the award-winning program, four Cicero locations have agreed to host CYC’s initiative. Under the direction of Wayne Porod, CYC Director students have been meeting Monday through Friday on District 99 school days from 3-6pm at the Cicero Community Center, CYC Ogden, Sherlock School and Lincoln School. The after-school program includes a variety [Learn More]

Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter Unveils New Location

Dogs, cats and their owners came out to 18th & Laramie on Oct. 18 to officially open the new Waggin’ Tails Animal Shelter. The location is just behind the new Cicero Animal Park that opened in September. The new 6,500 square-foot facility, which operates as a no-kill shelter and manages over 100 pets at one time, will feature separate staging areas for animals coming in for the first time. They will be placed in an [Learn More]

Unity Students Get Head Start With Morton 201 STEM Classes

More than 45 students from Unity Junior High School got a head start on high school at the Morton Freshman Center. The eighth-graders are a part of a joint District 99 and J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 program to help increase college and career readiness among younger students. The students are transported from Unity to the Freshman Center each morning to take Math 1 STEM Honors and Physics STEM Honors courses, learning high-school [Learn More]

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