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Blue Island Goes Big for Burnham!

The Blue Island Public Library, along with the Blue Island Historical Society, presents three big Burnham events in November to celebrate the centennial of the 1909 Plan of Chicago. November 5 we “Meet Dan Burnham” as we’re introduced to the people and events that shaped the Windy City and transformed it from the “Wild Onion” into the “City of Big ... Read More »

Arts and Culture Committee

Alderman Mark Patoska is a leading a new initiative of the City of Blue Island: the Arts & Culture Committee.  Ald. Patoska is still accepting applications to become a founding member of this important group, which is sure to have a lasting impact on Blue Island’s cultural landscape. Click Here to Download the Application for the Arts & Culture Committee! Read More »

Cavalcade of Pride 2009 winners

The Blue Island Historic Preservation Commission, along with the Blue Island Historical Society and The Forum, celebrated this year’s Cavalcade of Pride winners on Saturday, September 19, at a banquet held at Memorial Park Field House.  This event offers an opportunity for Blue Islanders from every ward to be recognized for the wonderful efforts you make to keep our community strong and beautiful.  ... Read More »

Heimbach House = Driehaus Winner!

A big Blue Island CONGRATS to Tom Hawley and Tom Mantel for being honored with the most prestigious historic preservation award in the state: Landmarks Illinois’ Richard H. Driehaus Foundation Preservation Award.  Mr. Hawley and Mr. Mantel are being recognized for the amazing restoration of the Dr. Aaron Heimbach House.  Designed by architect Bertand Goldberg (of Marina City fame) and ... Read More »