Seniors Celebrate Autumn With Annual Oktoberfest Dinner/Dance

Fall is not truly here until the Senior Oktoberfest Dinner/Dance has arrived. It’s an annual tradition, held on October 7 this year, that sees Cicero’s senior resident pack the Town’s Community Center gymnasium decked out in orange and brown, dine on bratwurst and sauerkraut, and dance the afternoon away in celebration of all things German.  Cicero Town Officials joined the hundreds of residents who were treated to the enjoyable afternoon, with Town Supervisor Joe Virruso [Learn More]

Houby Days and Halloween

What a wonderful September month we had in Cicero. The weather was mostly pleasant. School is in full swing. And Mexican Independence Day was just as fantastic as always! This year’s festival featured some really great musical acts, wonderful supporters marching down Cermak for the parade and a great El Grito ceremony to finish off the night. Also, congratulations to Amber Moreno for winning Seniorita Cicero. I know you will make this Town proud! I [Learn More]

Houby Day Honors Military At Parade

Serving as the grand marshal of the parade, the U.S. military veterans from Cicero and Berwyn were honored as part of the 47th Annual Houby Day Festival held the first weekend of October. The event focuses on the contributions of the early settlers of the two communities who are of Czech and Slovak descent. The two Bohemian groups immigrated to the Chicagoland area during the 1900s and occupied the western Chicago from Pilsen on to [Learn More]

Morton College Gets High-Tech Expansion

Morton College, Illinois’ second-oldest community college college, announced a two-story addition to its campus, the first one since the school opened in 1975. It is scheduled to be opened on time in the Fall of 2016. The project was initiated in September 2013 to create a ten-room, two-story classroom addition to the Cicero, Illinois, campus. The new building has been funded largely through a grant from the Illinois Jobs Now! program, and donations from Morton [Learn More]

Insurance Experts: Morton College, A Leader In Campus Safety

Morton College has achieved one of the top spots as a safe college campus in the United States in a new study released this fall. According to, a consumer-centric insurance marketplace, Morton College has been tapped as the Fourth-Safest College Campus in the country, beating out nearly 400 other campuses. Pennsylvania State University – Harrisburg, University of Wisconsin – La Crosse and Bristol Community College in Massachusetts were the top three schools, respectively. To [Learn More]

Cicero Celebrates Mexican Independence During Festival

Thousands of people flooded Cicero’s fairgrounds at 34th and Laramie in celebration of everything south of the border during the annual Mexican Independence Day celebration this September. Heading out to the grounds from September 10-13, residents from Cicero and nearby communities gathered to listen to live music while enjoying rides, food and many other offerings, courtesy of the partnership between the Cicero Mexican Cultural Committee and the Town’s Department of Special Events. As Sunday, September [Learn More]

September 11 Remembered In Town Ceremonies

The Town of Cicero honored the memories of thousands of victims during a somber commemoration of the 9/11 terrorist attacks. The event, held on September 10 at the Community Center, recalled the day 14 years ago when terrorists attacked the World Trade Center, the Pentagon and Flight 93 that crashed after a passenger revolt over Pennsylvania, saving the loss of more lives in Washington. Cicero’s first responders spoke during the event, talking about their memories [Learn More]

Summer in the Park Ends As Autumn Begins

Cicero’s Summer in the Park festival closed in traditional fashion as hundreds of Cicero families and kids gathered at Cicero Community Park for the End of Summer event held on August 30. Children attending the event witnessed stunt motorcycling, enjoyed rides, face painting, food, live music and finished their night with a fireworks show. “This year’s weather kept us from having a larger Summer in the Park than before,” said Jeffry Pesek, organizer for the [Learn More]

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