Cicero Unveils Pink Senior Services Bus For Breast Cancer Awareness

Cicero is going pink! In honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, one of the Senior Services buses was pained pink to support the cause. The bus showcases its support for raising awareness of one of the diseases that most afflict women and some men. “Many of our seniors have been breast cancer survivors,” said Town President Larry Dominick. “I think we all know someone who has faced this challenge. This is just a small gesture [Learn More]

District 99 Superintendent Lays Out District Goals

Rudy Hernandez, District 99 Superintendent of Schools, has laid out five goals to achieve academic and professional growth throughout the school system for the school year. Each goal is focused on taking the district to a new level of achievement, Hernandez said, and are all achievable. “At the start of the year, I told my staff that we would be taking our district to the top,” Hernandez said. “This is a challenge that I am [Learn More]

Morton Homecoming

Thousands of students from the J. Sterling Morton High School District 201 marched down 26th street displaying their Morton Pride as part of the homecoming festivities on October 2. The homecoming parade featured students from both Morton East in Cicero and Morton West in Berwyn travelling from East to West yelling out “Who are we? We are Mustangs!” while displaying signs and banners promoting various programs such as the drama club, modern languages, band and [Learn More]

Thanksgiving and Christmas

Dear Cicero residents, The holiday season is upon us and that means there will be many wonderful events for Cicero residents to come out and enjoy everything the Town has to offer. On November 29, the Sunday after Thanksgiving, the Town will kick off the Christmas season with our annual Christmas in the Park celebration. This event is really exciting for many of our residents because it is the day we officially open the Bobby [Learn More]

Elementary School Reading Program Kicks Off

Town President Larry Dominick kicked off his annual reading program for students at Cicero’s District 99 on Wednesday, October 21, with a presentation of the importance of reading plus what can they can win if they read the required number of books. As students read over Winter and Spring breaks, and throughout the school year, they log their books on a special form. Towards the end of the year, students who have completed the program [Learn More]

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]

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