Blue Island Community Garden Fundraiser at Rock Island Public House

Help support the Blue Island Community Garden program while having a great time! Tons of fun and you will be helping a great cause!

Where: Rock Island Public House, 13328 Olde Western Avenue, Blue Island (
When: Wednesday, April 16th 7:00-10:00pm

Free to get in! All proceeds of the purchase of Horse Thief Hollow Craft Beer will go to the Community Gardens Program. There will also be Mystery Raffles where Raffle Prizes are unknown (but will be something you’ll love)!

Household Waste Disposal

Save the date, June 28th, to dispose of household chemicals, batteries, aerosol cans and more.

See flyer for more details Household Waste Collection

National Telecommunicators Week


Blue Island 911-Supervisor, Jim McGeever and Mayor Domingo Vargas

A Proclamation was read at the City of Blue Island April 8th City Council meeting announcing April 13th – 19th “National Telecommunicator Week”. Blue Island thanks all of the men and women in our 911 Department who are truly the first responders when accidents occur.

Colyer Signs, 50 Years in Business in Blue Island!

Dan Colyer and Mayor Vargas

Dan Colyer being congratulated by Mayor Domingo Vargas

Dan Colyer, Colyer Signs, was honored at The April 8th City Council meeting for being in business in Blue Island for 50 years. Congratulations Dan and family.

Fire Fighters Honored


From left to right, Deputy Fire Chief Jim Klinker, Fire Chief Mark Luety, Lt. Thomas Zelinski, Firefighter William Kirby and Firefighter Harry O’Hagan. Absent from the photo are Firefighters William Abbatacola and Andrew Walsh.

Five City of Blue Island Firefighters were recognized by EMS Medical Director Bernard Heilieser, D.O. for their outstanding efforts when responding to a cardiac arrest call during a major snow storm in January 2014. The Firefighters were able to stabilize the patient while having to shovel show to get the patient to the hospital. Due to their efforts the patient survived. Special thanks to Lt. Zelinski, FF Wm Kirby, FF Wm Abbatacola, FF Harry O’Hagan, and FF Andrew Walsh