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Small Business Saturday 2013

Wednesday, November 27th, 2013

small_business_saturdayNovember 30th is Small Business Saturday, a day to support the local businesses that create jobs, boost the economy and preserve neighborhoods around the country. Small Business Saturday is a national movement to drive shoppers to local merchants across the U.S. Join the movement, spread the word!

The following Blue Island businesses are participating in Small Business Saturday

Aztek Ink 13357 Olde Western
Get 35% more on every gift certificate
Beggar’s Pizza 12660 Western Ave.
Carr home-garden-holiday 2357 York St.
Spend $20, get a FREE fashion scarf
Curves 12940 Western Ave.
Half off service fee ($50 savings)
D’Masti Catering 11915 Western Ave.
$5 Gourmet Wraps; take-home dinners Rigatoni ($24), Italian Beef ($32), Meat Loaf ($39)
Double Play Saloon 13011 Western Ave.
Flowers by Cathe 13022 Western Ave.
$5 off purchase of $20 or more plus FREE flower
Franklin Framing 13019 Western Ave.
Hair Executives 13037 Western Ave.
20% off accessories, 10% off gift certificates
Iversen’s Bakery 12948 Western Ave.
In store specials all day
Lost Treasures Resale 12761 Western Ave.
60% off all day
Maple Tree Inn 13301 Olde Western
Buy $100 gift certificate, get $10
Mario’s Tacos 13325 Olde Western
Molino Bakery 13030 Western Ave.
In store specials all day
Restaurante Tenochtitlan 12948 Western Ave.
Rock Island Public House 13328 Olde Western
$1 off craft beer bottles
Three Sisters Resale 13042 Western Ave.
Individual dealer discounts
Tuscan Grill 13000 Western Ave.
$4 pizza slice and pop
Zav’s Treasure Chest 12541 Western Ave.
$5 off every $25 spent

Like these businesses on facebook, follow them on twitter, review on yelp! and let everyone know that Blue Island eats, drinks and buys LOCAL!

Public Meetings for Comprehensive Plan

Wednesday, June 15th, 2011

As a part of this comprehensive planning effort, the City of Blue Island invites local residents, business owners, community leaders and other stakeholders to share their ideas about what the future of Blue Island should look like.

The public will have 2 opportunities this month to contribute to the comprehensive plan by attending a special community planning event. These events will be held in the evening, and are open to all members of the Blue Island community.

For more details, please contact Jessica Simoncelli via email or call (312) 386-8631.

Workshop #1
Date: Monday, June 20th, 2011
Time: Registration – 6p; Program 6:30-8p
Location: Salvation Army, 2900 W. Burr Oak

Workshop #2
Date: Tuesday, June 21st, 2011
Time: Registration – 6p; Program 6:30-8p
Location: Blue Island Recreation Center, 2805 141st Street

Shop Local… Support Local

Thursday, November 18th, 2010

This Friday, Nov. 19 and Saturday, Nov. 20 you have two opportunities to support local merchants AND give back to your community as they pledge profits to two local institutions.

On Friday, Nov. 19, be a friend of the Blue Island Library by shopping at CARR home-garden-holiday, 2357 York St., and enjoying dinner at Island’s Cafe, 13000 Western Ave.  Both will donate 10% of their receipts between 6pm-8pm to the Friends of the Blue Island Public Library when you present this receipt – click to download and print two!

Head back Uptown on Saturday, Nov. 20 and Shop Hop in Blue Island to support Angel’s Touch as they work to assist working-class families in times of need.  CARR, Restaurante Tenochtitlan, 12947 Western Ave., Stefanelli & Sons, 13012 Western Ave., and Flowers by Cathé, 13022 Western Ave. have all pledged to help Angel’s Touch reach out to families and individuals who need assistance. Shop or dine between 10am and 6pm while presenting these coupons – click here to download and print!

A big thanks to all Blue Islanders and our visitors who continue to support our town!

Illinois First Congressional District Business Week 2010

Monday, August 16th, 2010

Congressman Bobby L. Rush presents the District Business Week on August 23 – 27, 2010. Hosted by South Central Community Services, 8316 S. Ellis Ave, Chicago, this week-long series will help entrepreneurs gain knowledge about Federal stimulus efforts, boost business skills through training seminars, help with business certification (particularly MBE/WBE certification), and offer procurement and technical assistance as well as access to capital workshops. Representatives from both the public and private sector will be on had at the procurement and employment opportunity fair.

To schedule your one-on-one session, please email your request to

Click here for the District Business Week schedule. If you are interested in exhibiting at the Procurement and Employment Opportunity Fair, click to download the response sheet. Responses are due August 24.

PACE 397 Route Elimination

Wednesday, August 11th, 2010
Pace BusPACE 397 Route Blue Island/Moraine Valley/UPS: Eliminated Effective Mon, Aug 23, 2010
Due to declining ridership and the discontinuation of UPS funding, Pace Bus Route 397 will be eliminated after the last trip on Saturday, August 21, 2010.

For details about Pace’s RideShare program and about alternate fixed route service options, please call (847) 364-7223.

The Passenger Notice for the Route 397 Elimination will be available for review online at through 8/28/2010.