Thursday, October 23, 2014


Greening of Blue Island

Eighteen New Syringa Ivory Silk Lilac Trees are being planted on Olde Western Avenue . Public Works is doing a great job planting these trees. Mayor Vargas noted that the Trees will look great in the Spring and the planting is part of the beautification of Blue Island! Read More »

Governor Quinn Visits Blue Island

WELCOME Gov. Quinn to Blue Island on Saturday, October 11 for a very special event. The Governor is here to announce funding for the Cal-Sag Trail and Clean Water Initiatives. Let’s get out Blue Island and show your support for Going Green! See you there!! Read More »

E-Waste Recycling Drive

Did you know that nearly 75% of old electronics is put in the back of closets, garages and other storage areas around the home or workplace because of the uncertainty of how to dispose of them? Ben Smith’s Eagle Scout Project will solve your dilemma! Bring your e-waste to Blue Island’s Public Works Facility at 3153 Wireton Rd. on Saturday, ... Read More »

Volunteers Needed for local Ash Tree Inventory (7/23-24)

Your Help is Needed to Protect Blue Island’s Ash Trees Blue Island’s Urban Forestry Board is looking for volunteers to help with a city-wide inventory of our Ash trees. No experience needed. When: July 23-24, 2011 Where: Throughout Blue Island Contact: Perry Recker What will volunteers do? Volunteers will be assigned to work in teams of 2 – 4 people with a ... Read More »

Celebrate June “Leave No Child Inside Month”

It’s time for kids to take a break from the TV and the computer and go back outside! On May 19, 2011, Governor Pat Quinn proclaimed the month of June as Leave No Child Inside Month in the State of Illinois. One of the greatest gifts you can give your children is a love of nature. Blue Island Model Community partners encourage ... Read More »