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Division Street Bridge GRAND Opening!

The day many Blue Islanders have waited for: Mayor Vargas, all Blue Island elected officials, and State Rep Bob Rita invite YOU to attend the GRAND OPENING of the Division Street Bridge! The celebration begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 4. Meet at the south end of the bridge, at Canal Street. Read More »

Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Blue Island Police Department is encouraging residents and all motorists to focus on traffic safety by reminding everyone to SLOW DOWN, to NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE, and to BUCKLE UP every time, all the time. A special emphasis will be placed on traffic safety this weekend as the BIPD, in conjunction with the Cook County Sherrif’s Police, will be ... Read More »

WWII Marine Returns Home

Nearly 73 years after he was killed in World War II, the remains of a Marine from Blue Island will finally be returned to his family. PFC Charles Oetjen, USMC died in November of 1943 in the battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands southwest of Hawaii. He arrived at O’Hare this morning and is on his way to Blue ... Read More »

National Night Out 2016

Come join the Blue Island Police Department and celebrate National Night Out with the community on Tuesday, August 2! Meet us at the John D Rita Recreation Center, 2805 W 141st Street, for kids activities, animal show, raffle prizes and free food and drinks! Fun starts at 6pm and goes until 9pm. National Night Out Flyer Read More »

Mobile Cooling Station in Blue Island

On Monday, July 25 the City of Blue Island and ComEd has sent out a cooling bus for anyone to use as ComEd works to restore power throughout Blue Island. The cooling bus is located at St. Isidore on Wood Street, south of Burr Oak Ave and will be there until 9pm. Read More »