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Dear Aunt Soinsuch – Waffle House Guy

March 18, 2016 // 0 Comments

"Our Aunt Soinsuch from Cicero has been passing down her advice to us for years and she has graciously agreed to do the same for the readers of She delivers no bullshit wisdom without pulling any punches, though she’s broken a few wooden spoons and can hit a moving target with a shoe from around the corner." [...]

A Late Night on Roosevelt Road

March 16, 2016 // 6 Comments

At one time Cicero's Roosevelt Road (12th Street) was packed with late night drinking establishments. These bars were meant to cater to the different shifts that worked in the local industrial area's but they quickly began to be frequented by the late night revelers of the neighborhood. [...]

Cicero’s Ethnic Makeup

March 11, 2016 // 2 Comments

Cicero has been home to countless immigrants throughout the towns history, from the Polish in the 1880's through to today's Mexican population along with the Bohemians, Italians and others along the way Cicero's ethnic makeup has always been diverse. [...]

Disarming Bar Stories

January 29, 2016 // 0 Comments

Only in Cicero could a bar story like this be believable but in our town sometimes the unbelievable is what we just call life. All names have been changed to protect the guilty. [...]

Our Lady of Cicero

January 5, 2016 // 0 Comments

Cicero is home to many active parishes which have had a firm hand in creating the very structure of the neighborhoods. I think the first to get a write up has to be the one [...]

A Brief History of Morton East

January 3, 2016 // 0 Comments

There are so many things you can talk about with regards to Morton East High School; it would be easy to go on a very long tangent. I supposed that could be said for any [...]

No Names, An Introduction…

August 24, 2015 // 0 Comments

One of the best things about growing up in the neighborhood is the stories. Outside of the actual experiences, there is nothing better than the weird, wonderful, funny, sick, [...]
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