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Blue Island Bikes to Work

Did you bike to work today in Blue Island? In recognition of Active Transportation Alliance’s Bike to Work Week, the City of Blue Island is supporting two-wheeled commutes to City Hall, and encourages everyone that lives in Blue Island to try biking to work – or to the train station! – from June 12-18. Cyclists from Building & Zoning, Community ... Read More »

Community Express Loans for Small Business

On Thursday, June 3, Congressman Bobby Rush in cooperation with the US Small Business Administration is presenting a District Business Loan Day. Business owners will be able to apply on site for a loan from $5,000 to $25,000. Applicants must bring a photocopy of their driver’s license, their Federal tax ID number, and a business check. The event will take ... Read More »

Forestry Board May Planting Schedule

The Urban Forestry Board will planting trees at two locations this weekend! On Saturday, May 15 you are invited to help the Blue Island Historical Society plant and dedicate a new tree in front of the Society’s home at the Albee house, near the Veterans Memorial Stone located at the corner of Maple Avenue and New Street.  Come learn about the ... Read More »

Guns vs. Hoses Charity Game

Come join the Blue Island Police Department and the Blue Island Fire Department for the 2010 annual Guns vs. Hoses Charity Basketball Game at Dwight D. Eisenhower High School this Friday, May 7th. The event benefits Blue Island’s Blue Cap Organization.  Doors open at 6pm and the tip-off is at 7pm.  Admission is just a $1 donation at the door, ... Read More »

Project Art Party

Are you ready to pARTy? Join the Arts & Culture Committee on Thursday, April 22nd at Tenochtitlan for an evening of ART! A $20 donation will get you delicious Mexican fare, a raffle ticket, a chocolate table, entertainment, interactive art and live painting.  There will also be a cash bar and silent raffles. Donations will be used to purchase supplies ... Read More »