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Black Culture Night 2017

Blue Island’s Neighborhood Watch Group #37 is having their 16th Annual Black Culture Night in the Blue Island East Annex, 2434 Vermont St, on Friday, February 17th. Dr. Mary Clark Bruce, Ph.D. from Governors State University is the honored Guest Speaker. Dr. Bruce is working on a documentary on Harlem Renaissance leader and jazz poet Langston Hughes. Honoring the 50th ... Read More »

NYE Rock Around the Clock

Let’s Rock Around the Clock again! Meet your friends and neighbors in Uptown BI at the corner of Western and Vermont. Join the community countdown to 2017 with our famous Fire Department ball drop and fireworks show! Spread the word: share our event on Facebook. Read More »

Thank You Blue Island for a GREAT Parade

A big thanks to everyone that came out, residents and visitors alike, for the Blue Island Christmas Light Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. We think it was one of the best yet, with 60 entries, thousands of spectators and a very busy Uptown! We’d like to give a special thanks to our parade committee: Ald. Tom Hawley, Jerry and Lori ... Read More »

15th Annual Light Parade and Festival

It’s Christmas in Blue Island! Blue Island’s 15th Annual Light Parade and Festival kicks off this Saturday, December 3. Our famous Christmas Light Parade features bedecked bands, floats and vehicles on Western Ave in Uptown Blue Island. The Light Parade steps off at 5:30pm from Union to Grove St. Adding to the holiday cheer, Blue Island Library is screening holiday ... Read More »

#shopsmall this Saturday and Find Blue!

Small Business Saturday is just around the corner and we’re encouraging everyone to Shop Local. Blue Island’s Light Parade Committee has adopted this day with a fun Elf on the Shelf inspired hunt. Visit all 13 local businesses on this 2016 Elf on the Shelf sheet. Have an employee initial your sheet once you find our elf, Blue. Return your ... Read More »