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Cicero School Board Member In Hot Water Over Racially-Charged Facebook Post

A member of the J. Sterling Morton High School District school board in the near western suburbs may be forced to resign.

CBS Chicago–04/20/2012

Sportsman's Park Site

Wal-Mart To Open On Old Sportsman’s Park Site

The site of the old Sportsman’s Park racetrack is getting a new life as the site of a Wal-Mart Supercenter.



Soccer, Tae Kwon Do Instructor Accused Of Molesting 2 Boys

Bond was set Thursday at $1 million for a 35-year-old Cicero soccer and Tae Kwon Do instructor accused of sexual misconduct with two boys.

WBBM Newsradio–04/06/2012

Cicero Infant Death

Baby Dead In Cicero; Authorities Probe Possible Neglect

A 2-month-old girl from Cicero is dead, and now her family is facing allegations of neglect.

CBS Chicago–04/02/2012

Laurie May

Aurora Woman Charged With Kidnapping, Sex Assault After Vanishing

An Aurora mother now stands charged with kidnapping and sexual assault, after vanishing for a month with her three young sons and a former student.

CBS Chicago–03/29/2012

Ice Skating Rinks

As Sun Shines, Temperatures Warm, Outdoor Skating Ends

While the return of the sun and gradually warming temperatures mean that spring really is on its way to the Chicago area, it also means ice skating enthusiasts will have to wait until the onset of next winter to take part in this activity outdoors.


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Cicero Schools Locked Down As Suspect Barricades Himself In Apartment

An armed man shot himself in the chest Friday afternoon after barricading himself and causing the lockdown of a Cicero school.

CBS Chicago–03/09/2012

The Aqua hotel and condo tower was designed by Chicago architect Jeanne Gang. (Credit: Aqua Condo Chicago)

Aqua Architect Jeanne Gang Sets Sights On Suburbs

Just as Jeanne Gang changed high-rise facades with the wavy blue Aqua tower balconies downtown, she’d also like to change the face of suburbs – and decided to start with Cicero.

WBBM Newsradio–02/10/2012

Larry Dominick

$500K For Fired Cicero Worker Who Alleged Harassment By Dominick

The town of Cicero will be forking over $500,000 as part of a settlement to a former town worker.

CBS Chicago–12/28/2011

Stabbing graphic, generic sized image

18-Year-Old Fatally Stabbed By His Mother During Family Fight

An 18-year-old west suburban man was stabbed to death in a fight with his mother at their home, according to police, who said the victim started beating the woman and his 14-year-old brother when he got home early Thursday.


Dwon Kelly, 35, was arrested when Cicero police found more than 2,200 pirated DVDs in his car during a traffic stop. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

Cicero Traffic Stop Nets 2,000 DVDs Of Copied Movies

Police in Cicero discovered more than 2,000 DVDs of allegedly illegally copied hit movies in a car they pulled over Friday for a broken headlight.


Larry Dominick

Report: Cicero Payroll Loaded With Town President’s Wife’s Family

Cicero Town President Larry Dominick campaigned on a pledge to end nepotism, but now, a published report says he has put his wife and at least eight of her relatives on the public payroll.

CBS Chicago–10/03/2011

Gas Pumping

West Side Church Gives Away Free Gas

Some West Side ministers were giving away $5,000 in free gas Saturday morning.

WBBM Newsradio–09/17/2011

Former Cicero town president Betty Loren-Maltese is all smiles Friday as she holds a weekend-long garage sale of her possessions. (CBS)

Loren-Maltese Plugging Book After Yard Sale Ends

Over the holiday weekend, former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese sold much of her belongings at a yard sale. Next, she’ll try to sell a book to help pay her bills and some of the restitution she still owes the government from her 2006 corruption conviction.

CBS Chicago–09/05/2011

Wilfredo Gonzalez, 30, of Chicago, is charged with one count of felony theft for allegedly stealing a ring, then swallowing it when he got caught. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

Man Who Swallowed Diamond Ring Pleads Guilty To Theft

A man whose theft of a diamond ring from a west suburban home was proven by an X-ray of his stomach pleaded guilty Tuesday and was sentenced to 12 days in jail and two years’ probation.


Wilfredo Gonzalez, 30, of Chicago, is charged with one count of felony theft for allegedly stealing a ring, then swallowing it when he got caught. (Credit: Cicero Police Department)

Repairman Charged With Stealing Diamond Ring, Swallowing It

A home repairman is charged with stealing a diamond ring from the owners of a house where he was working, then swallowing it when he got caught.

CBS Chicago–08/09/2011

Betty Loren Maltese

Betty Loren-Maltese’s Old House Sells For $87K At Auction

The home once owned by former Cicero Town President Betty Loren-Maltese has been sold in a federal foreclosure auction for a mere $87,000.

CBS Chicago–07/29/2011

Claudia Enriquez was last seen July 17 in Cicero.

Chicago Cops Look For Teen Last Spotted In West Suburb

Chicago Police are looking for a 16-year-old girl last seen July 17 in west suburban Cicero.


Betty Loren Maltese

Betty-Loren Maltese’s Old House To Go Up For Auction

A piece of the storied history of corruption in west suburban Cicero can now be yours.

CBS Chicago–07/25/2011

Rubber Chicken

Report: Cicero Spent Thousands On Rubber Chickens, Other Trinkets

At a time when money is tight for most cities in suburbs, the Town of Cicero reportedly has a surplus of rubber chickens.

CBS Chicago–07/18/2011