Cicero is a town located in Cook County, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the town had a total population of 85,616. A 2003 Census estimate showed the population dipped to 83,029.
Al Capone built his criminal empire in Cicero before moving to Chicago. The 1990s saw a heavy influx of Hispanic residents to Cicero, displacing most other ethnicities. Once considered mainly a "Czech" or "Bohemian" town on Cermak Avenue, most of the European-style restaurants and shops have been replaced by Spanish-titled businesses.
Cicero has always had a reputation of government scandal. Most recently, Town President Betty Loren-Maltese was sent to federal prison (http://www.ipsn.org/indictments/loren-maltese_indictment/betty_loren-maltese_perps.htm) for misappropriating funds. She was well-liked by retired, long-term Cicero residents, but was continually challenged by younger Hispanic opponents before her indictment.
Web Sites and Links
Cicero Public LibraryIncludes map and hours.
Morton East High School - Class of 1975J. Sterling Morton High School, Cicero, IL. Message board links and mailing list to join. 25th Class Reunion in 2000.
The-vet Veterinary ServicesVeterinary medicine, surgery, diagnostics, nutrition. Site features online global and local consultation, second opinion, information, articles, help, tips and fun learning tools. Exotic and companion animal services.
Village Profile Presents CiceroIncludes information about community.