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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 »

Welcome Home D. Wade

Blue Islanders were excited when Robbins native and Richards HS grad Dwyane Wade announced he’ll be playing for his hometown Chicago Bulls this season. In his statement Wade said he looks forward to “returning to my roots” My most treasured memories were watching my dad play basketball … and developing my game at the Blue Island Recreation Center. I have never forgotten where I ... Read More »

Home Buyer Expo Comes to Blue Island

Why rent when you can buy? South Suburban Land Bank presents COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS HOME BUYER EXPO at Blue Island City Hall East Annex, 2434 Vermont St, on Saturday, July 16 from 10am to 12 noon. Visit the Home Buyer Expo to learn about available land bank properties, HUD Certified Housing Agencies, financing options and more! Light refreshments provided. Read More »