Some in Cicero take issue with flying...

Some in Cicero take issue with flying of Mexican flag in park

There are 1603 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Oct 1, 2008, titled Some in Cicero take issue with flying of Mexican flag in park. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

In a town once predominantly Eastern European but now mostly Mexican, there's a flag flap blowing in the wind.

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Bleeding Heart

Evanston, IL

#3 Oct 2, 2008
I'm one of those bleeding heart liberals. But the thought of any other countries flag flying on public property funded by American taxpayers makes me want to puke.
Nancy Mortonthal

Rockford, IL

#5 Oct 2, 2008
American values wrote:
...the fact that most of the Mexicans in Cicero are illegal aliens, gang-bangers or both....and they want to fly their flag...Cicero officials need to get a clue....besides not all Hispanics are Mexican it is pretty insulting to say that Hispanics would be happy to see the Mexican flag up's public property and these officials need to get some backbone and not fly anything other than the flag of the U.S., the Illinois State flag period. That would be the fair thing to do.
Would you please cite your statements to support they're factual?
American Lady

New York, NY

#8 Oct 2, 2008
This is just one more example of how Mexico and other countries are invading our territory. So what 80 percent of the town is hispanic. This Is America!! So the question that must now be asked is, How many of those are illegals? Take a wild guess!!
Betty in Berwyn

Springfield, IL

#10 Oct 2, 2008
That's not true about there not being any ban's in Aurora there is a ban in Aurora that people cannot have Mexican flags hanging from car windows for the independance day because these crazy Mexicans celebrate rather stupidly by wasting precious gas, hanging out the window of their automobiles and waving the Mexican flag.

United States

#13 Oct 2, 2008
it would be different if we were in MEXICO, but we are not. We are in AMERICA. IF they want to fly a flag, fly the AMERICAN FLAG. IF they do not want to fly OUR AMERICAN FLAG, then they have 1 of 2 choices. 1. don't fly a flag, or 2. go back to mexico so you can fly your flag.

United States

#14 Oct 2, 2008
daley welcomes ALL illegal immigrants into cook county. you want to know why your taxes are so high?! hmm...
Billy Bob

United States

#15 Oct 2, 2008
OH SHUT UP wrote:
A argument that doesn't hold water
St. Patrick's is Day is once a year and
then it is over.
I ask how many Irish are here illegally.
Your remark about "white people" makes
you a bigot.
That Mexican flag should be taken.
In spite of what the Mexicans want
this isn't Mexico.
So YOU shut up.

Chicago, IL

#16 Oct 2, 2008
Last I checked we are in Illinois in the United States of America not in Mexico.

Pittsburgh, PA

#17 Oct 2, 2008
I grew up in Cicero till the 90's when I moved. Cicero has always had a problem with flag flying in my oponion. During Cinco Demio the hispanics are aloud to drive around the town with there flag draped over the cars. But if the white people did it on the forth of July we were pulled over and was told to take it off the car. The hispanic population in that town has gotten out of control. My old house on 48th ct was a two story that was converted to a 4 apartment building. How terrible is that. Most of the people are there illigal. The gangs are pithetic and have gotten more out of control. When will Cicero clean up the trash. Instead they give the people there new schools and more places to fly there flag. Larry Dominick needs to get his administration in order and get back to cleaning up the filth there. The last mayor in Cicero was hispanic and look what he got in trouble for. Why doesn't the INS take a walk through that town and take those losers back where they belong
Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL

#18 Oct 2, 2008
I'm an Obama-supporting Democrat, and I think the only flags flying on public property should be the American and Illinois flags. This makes me angry - if I moved to another country I would never expect them to fly an American flag.

Park Ridge, IL

#21 Oct 2, 2008
This is the United States Of America.
We have brave young men and women fighting for this country.
It is a disgrace for you to allow any Flag to fly except the United States Of America.
It is not disrespect to any ethnic group but these people chose to come to this country and they should respect its values and laws.
If they feel they
can not 100% support this country and become a part of it then I am sure nobody will be upset if they pack up and go
back where they came from.

Ashland Avenue

Chicago, IL

#22 Oct 2, 2008
I'd be curious, "Oh Shut Up", whether the flag of Ireland is flown on public property on St. Patrick's Day. Somehow, I think not.
cause n effect

Elk Grove Village, IL

#24 Oct 2, 2008
SaynotoBO wrote:
<quoted text>
You illegals should learn how to spell and speak english,or go home!
Viva Stupido!
Dont vote for B.O.
what do you mean learn how to spell he didn't spell wrong??? is that the best you can do?


#25 Oct 2, 2008
Cicero was a decent working class town when I lived there during the 60's. I remember what a big deal the residents made when a black family moved in (and out very quickly). Who would have thought it would turn into the sewer it is today. This is AMERICA, the only flags that should be flown on town propery are the American flag and the Town of Cicero flag. Do you think the American flag is flown anywhere in Mexico??
cause n effect

Elk Grove Village, IL

#26 Oct 2, 2008
Ashland Avenue wrote:
I'd be curious, "Oh Shut Up", whether the flag of Ireland is flown on public property on St. Patrick's Day. Somehow, I think not.
Dieing the Chicago River is dont have a problem with that because its an irish thing but if it was reversed you people would be crying about that too. hypocrites.

Homer Glen, IL

#28 Oct 2, 2008
Listen, your proud of the country of your birth we get that.
But this is AMERICA
we fly two flags
the Stars and Stripes and the State Flag, No Purtorican flag, No mexican flag, no german flag, no pirate flag, the good ole USA Flag.

Chicago, IL

#29 Oct 2, 2008
Go back to Mexico and take your flags with you!

Chicago, IL

#33 Oct 2, 2008
I'm a Liberal and I don't think any flag except U.S., Illinois or Town of Cicero should be flying on this property. There are other ways the town can help celebrate Hispanic Heritage days...or St. Patrick's Day...or Polish Independence Day...besides flying a flag from another country. I doubt they ever flew a Czech flag for Houby Day, did they??

Dekalb, IL

#34 Oct 2, 2008
Hey it's Polish heritage month, they better be flying a Polish flag.

Melrose Park, IL

#38 Oct 2, 2008
We need a law that only the American flags be allowed.
There should be a hefty tax to allow people to fly flags from other countries. If these people (mexicans, irish, italians etc.) are so proud of their countries of origin - then go back there.
There's a reason they are all here - it's because their countries of origin suck, otherwise they wouldn't have left.

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