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Uptown-TOD Zoning District Hearing

The City of Blue Island has proposed the adoption of a new zoning district: the Uptown-Transit Oriented Development (U-TOD) district. On Monday, May 14 at 6pm the Zoning Board of Appeals will hold a public hearing to discuss the proposed district.  The meeting will be held at the East Annex, 2434 Vermont Street, Blue Island.  The Blue Island Plan Commission ... Read More »

Safely Dispose of Your Expired Prescriptions

The Blue Island Police Department, in cooperation with the Federal Drug Enforcement Agency, are sponsoring a DRUG TAKE BACK DAY on Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the BIPD, 13031 Greenwood Ave. Old and unused prescription drugs present an unnecessary hazard in the home. The Department will be accepting any old, unused prescription or over the ... Read More »

Blue Island Poised to Adopt Active Transportation Plan

The Active Transportation Alliance has drafted a plan for Blue Island to help guide the City as it develops an Active Transportation Network. This Plan will be presented by ATA on Tuesday, February 28 at City Council. Download the Draft of Blue Island’s Active Transportation Plan Here! [7.05 MB] Building on our groundbreaking, nationally recognized Complete Streets Ordinance, the highlights ... Read More »

Black Culture Night 2012

Neighborhood Watch Group #37 hosts the Black Culture Night on Friday, February 17th at 7pm. This annual event is celebrating its 12th Anniversary recognizing Black History Month. Organized by Rachell Orozco and Alderman Nancy Thompson, expect a variety of speakers addressing the contributions of Black Americans. All are welcome… and welcome to bring guests! Saturday, February 17 7pm City Hall ... Read More »

District 218 to Host All-Class Reunion

District 218 will host its first All-District/All-Class reunion on Saturday, January 28 from 6 to 10 p.m. at 115 Bourbon Street in Merrionette Park. The Friends of District 218, an educational foundation, will sponsor this event as a fund raiser supporting college scholarships for students and grants for teachers. The event includes dinner, an open bar, disk jockey, and raffles. Through ... Read More »