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Cicero Life is an online magazine dedicated to the past and present residents of Cicero. Those of us who’ve called Cicero, “home” at any point in our lives know that the mention of our town in the media or world at large often comes with stereotypical flaws and a failing to capture who we really are. This is our place to tell our side of the story, instead of the story that’s told about us.

Our goal in developing this online community is to bring together residents, both current and former, to share stories and experiences. More than anything, we want to capture the truth of being “from a neighborhood”, because there’s such a great story there – the good, the bad, the weird fits of black humor, and sometimes the noble in unexpected places. Our story isn’t so different from any other “neighborhood” across the country. It just has its own brash sense of humor and an unforgettable accent.

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No Names, An Introduction…

by joecicero007 in No Names

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, [...]


About the Town

  • 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. [...]
  •   Let’s start off by saying that you can’t talk about the Town of Cicero and do it any justice without talking about politics and government. Everyone has an opinion [...]
  • Intro to History

    July 23, 2015 // 2 Comments

    Sounds kind of like the name of a college course. And here I am with no syllabus. I wanted to put together an introduction to this section for a few reasons. You might think, [...]
  • The Neighborhoods of Cicero

    July 22, 2015 // 1 Comment

    Map of Cicero Communities Courtesy of the Cicero Public Library. Cicero is made up of eight (8) communities that came together. The neighborhoods were divided up and mapped [...]


  • Dear Aunt Soinsuch – Not Berry Sorry

    March 26, 2016 // 0 Comments

    Aunt Soinsuch offers satirical advice with a neighborhood twist. Today’s letters include strawberry assault and a rotten teenager. [...]
  • 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." [...]
  • 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. [...]
  • Thank you to David Smith who posted the article in “You Know You’re From Cicero When…” and Annette Widlacki who also posted the article in “I’m From Cicero Bitch…” [...]
  • Cicero Life Survey – What Makes Us This Way?

    August 26, 2015 // 0 Comments

    My line of thinking normally makes perfect sense to me, barring a few faulty decisions made while on a bender. [...]


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People & Places

  • 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. [...]
  • 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 [...]
  • Boogie with the Yesses

    July 26, 2015 // 4 Comments

    Anyone remember the World Series of Rock on August 15th 1976 at Hawthorne Racecourse? The contention the Town of Cicero made against the event was that, “It would be a [...]

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