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Martin Luther King Jr. Day

City Hall will be closed on Monday, January 18 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day. The Blue Island Public Library is hosting a Remembering MLK event at 3 p.m. on Sunday at Christ Memorial United Church of Christ, 2440 York St.  Writer, actor and social satirist Aaron Freeman will headline an event honoring the life of the Rev. ... Read More »

Rock Around the Clock New Year’s Eve Celebration!

Fireworks at our 2009 Rock-Around-the Clock New Year’s Eve Celebration were made possible by generous donations from: Ken Young Food Distributors; G&W Electric; Korbakes Liquors; Beggar’s Pizza; Double Play Saloon; Fraternal Order of Eagles #1332;    Restorante Tenochtitlan; the Blue Island Chamber of Commerce and Industry; the Addison-Miller Family;  Mail Managers (the Brienzo Family);  Greg Lochow (Franklin Framing);  Three Sister’s Antiques Mall  (the ... Read More »

Holiday Fun Saturday 12/5 in Blue Island!

Blue Island will be all red and green this Saturday, Dec. 5 as we welcome the holidays! 11a-2p – Lunch with Santa; Memorial Park Field House; SOLD OUT! WAY TO GO SANTA!! 12-2p – Children’s Christmas Party, Blue Island Rec Center; Donation 2:30p – Christmas Movies at the Library, Blue Island Public Library; Free 5:30p – Christmas Light Parade Western ... Read More »

Holiday Breakfast Tea & Cookie Exchange

Find some time to relax this holiday with a cup of tea and friendship! Following the tea, there will be the annual cookie exchange. To participate, bring two dozen cookies… and go home with an entire tray! Make your reservations now! WHERE Blue Island Historical Society at the Albee House 13018 Maple Avenue Blue Island, IL 60406 WHEN Saturday, December ... Read More »

Blue Island Goes Big for Burnham!

The Blue Island Public Library, along with the Blue Island Historical Society, presents three big Burnham events in November to celebrate the centennial of the 1909 Plan of Chicago. November 5 we “Meet Dan Burnham” as we’re introduced to the people and events that shaped the Windy City and transformed it from the “Wild Onion” into the “City of Big ... Read More »