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Welcome Blue Island’s “New” Landmarks

The Bungalow Chef Mike Mech hosted an Appreciation Brunch in honor of our newest Landmark homeowners. These owners have nominated their homes for Local Landmark status – their designation honors significant architectural or local history. The following homes were recognized: Tribune Prize Home 1946 – 12020 Maple Ave The Parsonage – 12602 Greenwood Ave Dohrman House – 12811 Greenwood Ave ... Read More »


Mayor Domingo Vargas being interviewed by Alyssa Edes with WBEZ Radio Thank you Blue Island residents, visitors and fans of our fine community. Your votes placed us on top of Oak Park and Evanston in Curious City’s GULP Smackdown. See the results here. We’re excited to share with WBEZ’s listeners the story of the “center of the universe”… Blue Island! Read More »

Rain & Snow Flood Watch

A NEIGHBORLY THING TO DO: please clear sidewalks and manholes of snow and ice. With the coming thaw and rain the water can quickly accumulate and flood our streets. Thank you! Read More »

Grants Coordinator Job Posting

The City of Blue Island is seeking applicants for the position of Grants Coordinator. Candidate submissions must be received by 4:00 pm on Friday, January 31, 2014. Under the direction of the Director of Finance and Administration the Grants Coordinator is expected to perform high-level professional work related to grant writing and coordinating grant management activities on a citywide basis. ... Read More »

Snow Predicted – No Parking on Snow Routes!

A snow storm is predicted for our area. This is a reminder not to park in a Snow Route if we receive more than 2 inches of snow. This allows the streets to be plowed safely. There is NO PARKING on Snow Routes after 2 inches of snow. VEHICLES WILL BE TOWED. Thank you for your cooperation. Snow routes are ... Read More »