Dear Cicero residents,
May is here and that means it’s time to celebrate Cinco de Mayo!
This is one of the biggest festivals, not only for Cicero but for all of the Chicagoland Area. We have many live bands, great food and wonderful rides for the thousands of people who will flock to the Cicero Fairgrounds at 34th and Laramie from May 6 through May 8. I hope to see many of you there!
With the temperatures warming up, it is time to get a little spring cleaning done. As part of our efforts to Keep Cicero CLEAN (Community leadership, Law Enforcement, resident Assistance, and protecting Neighborhoods), we will have our annual Clean-Up Day on May 14. This effort will see so many community organizations and school groups banding together to walk Cicero’s streets and pick up debris, leaves left over from the winter, and other trash so that we can beautify our town and improve the quality of life for all of our residents.
This is not an easy program to coordinate and many thanks must go to Cicero Town Assessor Emilio “Emo” Cundari for his hard work and leadership in executing this event every year. I also want to extend my gratitude for the hundreds of volunteers, town staff and the many, many students from both District 201 and District 99 who will work hard on May 14 and beyond as we continue to Keep Cicero CLEAN.
The dawn of May means school is nearly over and summer will soon be here.That means one of Cicero’s most extensive summer programs is about to start. The Summer in the Park series will kick off soon, giving Cicero families a chance to enjoy the many themes and visitors that come to town to entertain. Last year we had fun with the circus, enjoyed the rodeo, and had fun with a bunch of sports mascots. This year is sure to have many more great opportunities for kids to have some fun throughout the summer, so be on the look out for more information soon!
You may have seen the notice in last month’s Town News, but I want to remind everyone that Cicero’s Vehicle Stickers expire at the end of June. I have made sure we put an application in this month’s edition (on page 11) for you to tear out, complete, and bring to Cicero Town Hall to renew your vehicle sticker before the expiration date. Stickers cost just $50 per vehicle and seniors, military members and veterans, and disabled residents get their first sticker for free.
The best thing to do to avoid the long lines and wait times in June is renew your sticker today.
The first month into the season and the Cubs have never looked better. I know a lot of us were concerned when Kyle Schwarber injured his ACL, and we wish him the speediest of recoveries, but the Cubbies look prepared for these kinds of setbacks. Let’s see how the rest of the season plays out!