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Light Up the River Cancelled

Unfortunately, the Saturday, August 22, 2010 City of Blue Island Light Up the River Boat Parade and Fireworks event has been cancelled due to lack of boater participation.   The City is looking into funding opportunities to help encourage participation for this event in 2011.  We apologize for any inconvenience.  If you have any questions, contact Mary Poulsen, Marketing Director at mpoulsen@cityofblueisland.org. Read More »

Illinois First Congressional District Business Week 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 ... Read More »

District 218 Sponsors Back to School Health Fair

Numerous medical facilities and government agencies will join District 218 on Friday, August 13 in hosting a Back to School Health Fair at Richards High School in Oak Lawn. The event, which will run from 2 to 6 p.m., will feature: – School physicals for $40 (Parents must bring their student’s medical records, any insurance cards and accompany their children ... Read More »

Notice of 30-day Public Comment Period: Marshfield Ave PCB Cleanup

The City of Blue Island announces that the draft Analyses of Brownfields Cleanup Alternatives (ABCA) for 12200 South Marshfield Avenue will be available for public review and comment for 30 days starting August 12, 2010.  The ABCA relates to the planned remediation activities at  the Northeast Mixed-Use Commercial Park Site.   The public comment period is from August 12 to September 11, 2010. All ... Read More »

It’s Cavalcade Time

Once again Blue Island Historic Preservation Commission is asking residents and visitors to nominate their favorite homes and businesses in the 20th Annual Cavalcade of Pride competition. The Cavalcade of Pride is an annual award that honors property owners who have done an exceptional job of maintaining and improving the exteriors of their homes, businesses and neighborhood. Winners are becognized ... Read More »