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A Great Grand Opening Thanks!

On Monday, March 20 the City of Blue Island reopened the Chatham Street Bridge, and with it bringing the Cal-Sag Trail to Blue Island! The bridge has sat closed since 2010, but has long since been planned to serve as the “buckle” of the Cal-Sag Trail system. Congrats to all that played a role in restoring this bridge to our ... Read More »

Chatham Street Bridge Grand Opening

You’re Invited! Join the Honorable Mayor Domingo Vargas and City of Blue Island officials as we celebrate another important moment in rebuilding our city, The Chatham Street Bridge Grand Opening! Meet on the south end of the bridge (at Canal St) on Monday, March 20 at 5:30pm. Ride your bike or walk on over, this bridge marks the opening of ... Read More »

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 »