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Chatham Street Bridge Grand Opening

You’re Invited! Join the Honorable Mayor Domingo Vargas and City of Blue Island officials as we celebrate another important moment in rebuilding our city, The Chatham Street Bridge Grand Opening! Meet on the south end of the bridge (at Canal St) on Monday, March 20 at 5:30pm. Ride your bike or walk on over, this bridge marks the opening of ... Read More »

Cardinal Dance Team National Champs!

The Cardinal Dance Team from Blue Island’s Eisenhower HS took home a National Championship at the Dance Team Union finals on Sunday, 2/5. From everyone in Blue Island and the Eisenhower community: a big national CONGRATS! Watch their winning performance on YouTube. Read More »

Black Culture Night 2017

Blue Island’s Neighborhood Watch Group #37 is having their 16th Annual Black Culture Night in the Blue Island East Annex, 2434 Vermont St, on Friday, February 17th. Dr. Mary Clark Bruce, Ph.D. from Governors State University is the honored Guest Speaker. Dr. Bruce is working on a documentary on Harlem Renaissance leader and jazz poet Langston Hughes. Honoring the 50th ... Read More »

Thank You Blue Island for a GREAT Parade

A big thanks to everyone that came out, residents and visitors alike, for the Blue Island Christmas Light Parade on Saturday, December 3rd. We think it was one of the best yet, with 60 entries, thousands of spectators and a very busy Uptown! We’d like to give a special thanks to our parade committee: Ald. Tom Hawley, Jerry and Lori ... Read More »

15th Annual Light Parade and Festival

It’s Christmas in Blue Island! Blue Island’s 15th Annual Light Parade and Festival kicks off this Saturday, December 3. Our famous Christmas Light Parade features bedecked bands, floats and vehicles on Western Ave in Uptown Blue Island. The Light Parade steps off at 5:30pm from Union to Grove St. Adding to the holiday cheer, Blue Island Library is screening holiday ... Read More »