Cicero, past and present

Jan 17, 2013 Full story: WBEZ-FM Chicago 19

Cicero is the suburb nearest to the center of Chicago. In physical appearance, it look enough like the city that you might think it was just another one of those Community Areas, instead of a separate political entity.

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Not happy

Cicero, IL

#1 Jan 18, 2013
So Cicero was a gangster town from the beginning! No wonder it is still run by a gangsterous bureaucracy! Even the notorious Al Capone must have been a mayor of Cicero at one time. It should be no wonder why Oak Park and Berwyn decided to split off from Cicero! Both have superior quality police departments, and police officers that KNOW how to FIGHT CRIME!!!
wow

United States

#2 Jan 19, 2013
You have to look at the people that moved in over the last 15 years, Even Berwyn has started to go down hill fast, Riverside is now home for the MS13 street gang
Arthur Treacher

Evergreen Park, IL

#3 Jan 22, 2013
Mexicans?
wow

United States

#4 Jan 26, 2013
The bad thing is they don't even see it, what town will they move into next.
Pug

Burbank, IL

#5 Jan 28, 2013
Losing its idustrial base and many, many, jobs Cicero is the king of the rust belt.
wow

Chicago, IL

#6 Jan 28, 2013
Home of over 20, street gangs It's a cancer spreading to other suburbs, Even Riverside is now home of the MS13 street gang
A ticket for you

Chicago, IL

#7 Jan 28, 2013
Seriously? You are NOT happy with Larry Dominick and his brilliant style of leadership?

Didn't he make the top 5 list of WORST Illinois politicians?

People, the mobbed up "give all my friends ridiculous,bloated payroll jobs" doesn't work!

Start firing these Mustache Petes and find and elect honest people that are nothing but community minded. Find a teacher with some political experience. Or a health worker with some political experience.

But stop electing that fat bellied, red nosed ,mobbed up ,morons that only think about what they can take for themselves.
Arthur Treacher

La Grange Park, IL

#8 Jan 29, 2013
wow wrote:
The bad thing is they don't even see it, what town will they move into next.
Very likely yours. Obama and the Republicans are about to legalize them.
Not happy at all

Cicero, IL

#9 Jan 30, 2013
Larry Dominick was a great mayor, but his powers are all but sapped away by the gangsterous bureaucrats that have Cicero in their iron grip! The upcoming election for Cicero Town President is totally destined to be a lose-lose scenario! Getting the lazy Cicero Police Department on it's feet and making it more responsive to Cicero's crime issues is like a human breathing life into a dead horse. They have allready proven themselves unlikely to respond to a terrorist bombing, let alone graffiti, burglaries, home invasions, shootings, gang activity, drug dealings, and all that other horrible junk that plaques Cicero to this day! They don't even dust for fingerprints at crime scenes!

Seriously! No wonder there are in fact 21 confirmed street gangs in Cicero! It's only by God's hand of restraint that the Boulevard Manor neighborhood is still a safe neighborhood. And even Boulevard Manor has seen an increase in especially vandalized Christmas decorations, scattered graffiti, and one morning someone even fired a gun!
Not happy at all

Cicero, IL

#10 Jan 30, 2013
I tell you. If some cataclysmic natural disaster, such as even the world's strongest tornado, were to hit Cicero, the aftermath (in Cicero) would likely be New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina times at least 750 if not 1,000. And even Tom Skilling himself says, point blank, Chicagoland is NOT immune to tornadoes!
Not happy at all

Cicero, IL

#11 Jan 30, 2013
Especially since an F-4 allready slammed Oak Lawn in 1967!
yup

Winfield, WV

#12 Mar 5, 2013
well cicero was great in the 60's-70's until the d.a.m. w.e.t b.a.c.k.s. moved in'like rats thay have distoryed the town'thx law makers see what happen 'i hope thay take over your town;i grew up there loved it left in 1980 'ashamed to go back to see my old roots 'there covered in toco saluse now
jusy me

Chicago, IL

#13 Mar 5, 2013
yup wrote:
well cicero was great in the 60's-70's until the d.a.m. w.e.t b.a.c.k.s. moved in'like rats thay have distoryed the town'thx law makers see what happen 'i hope thay take over your town;i grew up there loved it left in 1980 'ashamed to go back to see my old roots 'there covered in toco saluse now
only if they can see what they have done, its just like Mexico
jusy me

Chicago, IL

#14 Mar 5, 2013
The town is now a dump, Stickney,Forest View, Riverside, Berwyn, is going down hill fast,
my kind of town

Chicago, IL

#15 Mar 5, 2013
who's to blame ? greedy white man hiring cheap mexican laborers. Let's not kid ourselves .

Anyone of you never hired contractor who brought mexicans on the job ?
Mr A

Cicero, IL

#16 Mar 6, 2013
Cicero needs Betty Loren Maltese back to show them how to run a town. Maybe she'll bring in some wise guys to show the mexicans the right way of doing crime...
fluks mexs

Charleston, WV

#17 Mar 6, 2013
if there are any whites still left in cicero'you best be packing'if you get jumped send them to h.e.l.l'it is the s.h.i.t.h.o.e of ill' used to be one of the best till the mexs tunneled there like moes'aka scum of the earth
Arthur_Treacher

La Grange Park, IL

#18 Mar 10, 2013
Mr A wrote:
Cicero needs Betty Loren Maltese back to show them how to run a town. Maybe she'll bring in some wise guys to show the mexicans the right way of doing crime...
Most of the Mexicans moved in under Bette, right?
bill

Charleston, WV

#20 Mar 11, 2013
well deal with it i heard the myon's were comeing there now watch your head

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