Elé Corporation, a McCook-based manufacturer, has made a $15,000 donation to the SAFE Foundation’s soccer programs being held for underprivileged youth in the Chicago area, and a $5,000 donation to the U.S. Fund for UNICEF. Since 1984, the SAFE Foundation and Soccer Made in America (SMIA), founded by former professional soccer star Aleks Mihailovic, have been providing free soccer camps, clinics and training to children in need in the Chicago area as a means to [Learn More]
This weekend, join Cicero’s Summer in the Park as they host The Erratix. The local band will perform great summer songs to help beat the heat and carry you through the end of July!
Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission invite you to a Free Family Movie Night! Starting at 7pm on Thursday, August 4, at the Cicero Community Center, kids and families will be treated to Disney Pixar’s 2015 movie The Good Dinosaur. Set in a world where dinosaur’s did not go extinct, this movie follows a young Apatosaurus who befriends a human while travelling through the wilderness. Doors open at 6:30pm and you are [Learn More]
Cicero residents packed the town’s fairgrounds the last weekend in June to celebrate America’s independence a little early. Hosted by the town and organized by the Department of Special Events, this year’s AmericanFest featured various live music acts entertain crowds, carnival rides, booths, foods and many more activities for people throughout the weekend starting June 23. The weekend event was capped with a lively fireworks display on Sunday night. “AmericanFest has been one of our biggest [Learn More]
Cicero’s annual Day of Prayer is coming up. On Friday, July, 8, Cicero’s Clergy Committee will join the town’s churches and non-profit organizations, as well as many volunteers, business owners, and town families in praying for the guidance, wisdom and continued unity for the Town of Cicero. The Day of Prayer events begin at 6pm at Cicero’s Community Park (34th & Laramie).
Students from each grade at District 99’s elementary schools received the Outstanding Student Award during a late-May ceremony. Teachers and principals showcased unique students from each grade who not only excelled academically, but also stood out for their volunteerism within their schools and throughout Cicero. “We also wanted to recognize these kids’ leadership qualities as well as applaud their respectfulness, responsibility and safety throughout our schools,” said Superintendent Rudy Hernandez. The school’s administration and teachers [Learn More]
Continuing its tradition of excellence, another Morton High School District 201 student will be attending an Ivy League college this fall. Following Abigail Galvez’ full scholarship to Cornell University, the district announced Morton East High School’s Itzel Castañeda will also have a full scholarship to Dartmouth College in Hanover, New Hampshire. The graduating senior and QuestBridge Scholar will attend the prestigous university to study quantitative social sciences. “I almost didn’t apply to Dartmouth due to [Learn More]
Part of the Cicero Youth Commission’s summer slate of activities includes a mini camp focused on science. Held at the Cicero Community Center, the CYC Summer Mini-Science Camp, hosted five weeks of classes filled with enthusiasm and creativity for future scientists. Students learned how to make Flubber, the slime made famous by the family movie several years back, by mixing liquid starch, water, glue and food coloring. The end product is gooey and slimy – [Learn More]
Summer is in full swing throughout Cicero and that includes the Cicero Youth Commission’s annual Summer Camp, where education and recreation are combined for a safe and fun summer. “Campers are greeted each morning with an enthusiastic staff, ready to experience a fun and exciting day with the kids,” said CYC Executive Director Wayne Porod. While the first week focused on team-building activities and ice breakers for kids to get to know each other, the [Learn More]
With one out of every 30 American children facing homelessness at some point in the year, the Cicero Youth Commission has taken action to help. Led by Executive Director Wayne Porod, the CYC recently donated “Comfy Covers” blankets made by the CYC After School Program youth to Project Night Night. Project Night Night, works to reduce the emotional trauma for children facing homelessness through collections of childhood essentials for children under 12. Each child receives [Learn More]