Financial Awards and Springtime Fun

Dear Cicero residents, This month’s column has become one of my favorite traditions. I remember the financial disaster that greeted me and my administration when I took office several years ago. Then, Cicero had a horrible credit rating and an even worse financial situation. Throughout these years, we have worked to shore up our finances, pay down debt, and transform the way we handle our financial reporting. Ever since then, we have seen a steady [Learn More]

Father-Daughter Dance Still Strong Despite Weather Delay

Despite the week delay, Cicero’s 11th Annual Father-Daughter Dance featured a capacity crowd of dads and their girls enjoying a special night out at the Cicero Community Center. Because of the snowstorm that shut down most of Chicago on Feb. 9, the Cicero Youth Commission delayed the dance to Feb. 16, a first for the commission’s annual events. “We felt it was safer for our residents to wait until after Valentine’s Day,” said Town President [Learn More]

All Smiles for Kids at Health Department

Kids may have seemed a bit nervous waiting for their appointment, but they were all smiles afterwards at the Give Kids a Smile event at the Cicero Health Department on Feb. 15. As part of National Children’s Dental Health Month, the department’s Dental Clinic provided free cleanings, dental exams, and fluoride for Cicero kids under 12 years. “Healthy teeth not only go a long way to preventing other diseases in the future, but also provide [Learn More]

Cicero Health Department Educates at Healthy Heart Event

Instead of preparing for a romantic night out on Valentine’s Day, on Feb. 14 officials at the Cicero Health Department were busy educating people on ways to protect the heart. The annual Healthy Heart Program at the Cicero Community Center focused on providing insight into how to keep hearts ticking and strong throughout the year. Sponsored by Town President Larry Dominick and the Health Department, the program coincides with American Heart month and provides screening [Learn More]

Town of Cicero Honored for Financial Excellence for the 7th Consecutive Year

On January 19th, 2018 the Government Finance Officers Association (GFOA) announced that a panel of independent reviewers has completed its examination of the Town’s Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and has awarded the Town with the GFOA Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular Annual Financial Reporting for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2016. “The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) has given an Award for Outstanding Achievement in Popular [Learn More]

Icicle Safety Tips

This winter’s heavy snowfall and freezing temperatures have created dramatic icicles and large sheets of ice on many rooftops. Now with temperatures growing warmer, icicles can fall on unsuspecting homeowners or pedestrians. While deaths from falling icicles are rare, they do happen. While the best approach is to remain cautious, here are some additional safety tips and recommendations: Do not stand under structures with icicles. The weight of icicles can cause gutters, awnings, and ornamental [Learn More]

Three “Super” Seniors Honored At Town Board Meeting

Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero board honored three senior citizens in the “Super Seniors” program coordinated by Town Collector Fran Reitz during the Jan. 23 board meeting. Seniors were recognized for their longevity, each turning 90 or older during the month. January’s honorees included: Eugene Dzidio, a 57 year resident of Cicero who was orphaned during World War II. He is a veteran of the Korean War, brushing against fame when [Learn More]

Father/Daughter Dance

Town President Larry Dominick and the Cicero Youth Commission present the 11th annual Father/Daughter Dance. Girls from toddlers up to high school can enjoy a special evening with their dad from 6:30 – 9pm on Friday, Feb. 9 at the Cicero Community Center.

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