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Community Garden Service Day

Join the Community Garden group this Saturday, May 2 from 10am to noon for a Community Potato Planting and help clean up the food bank garden plots. Food grown in the food bank plots is donated to St. Benedict’s and distributed to Blue Island area families in need. Meet at the California Gardens Community Garden, 141st and Francisco at the ... Read More »

Blue Island Honors Arbor Day

The Blue Island City Council passed a Proclamation stating April 16, 2015 as Arbor Day in Blue Island. Click to read the Arbor Day Proclamation 2015. On Thursday, April 16th, The Student Council and Student Representative from Gordon Elementary School helped Mayor Domingo Vargas plant a tree in front of the Blue Island Recreation Center. A total of four Flowering ... Read More »


On Tuesday, April 7th at 7pm, the Friends of the Forest Preserves presents Amphibians and the Climate at the Blue Island Library, 2433 York Street. The Calumet region is home to a stunning array of amphibians, like the leopard frog and tiger salamander. DePaul University Biology Professor, Joseph Milanovich, explores what can be lot a weather patterns shift. For more ... Read More »


The Annual Ike Hike, 5K run and 1 mile walk, hosted by Dwight D. Eisenhower HS, will take place on Saturday, April 25th. To register on-line, visit www.ikehike.com. Ike Hike Flyer Read More »

Beer, Brats & Bikes

Oskar Blues mini tap takeover at the Blue Island Public House, 13328 Olde Western Avenue, on Sunday, April 19th! Free sausages while supplies last. $1 from each draft goes to the Friends of the Cal-Sag Trail! Beer Brats and Bikes Flyer Read More »