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Fire Prevention Week Poster Winners

Mayor Vargas with poster winners Daniella Hernandez and Xavier Bush Fire Chief Jim Klinker awarding Daniella and Xavier Each year, the Blue Island Fire Department hosts a poster contest for Grade School Students during Fire Prevention Week. This year’s winners are Daniella Hernandez, St. Benedict School 4th Grade Student and Xavier Busch, St. Benedict School 3rd Grade Student. Daniella and ... Read More »

Folgers Flag

Mayor Vargas and Deb Folgers After 53 years in business, family owned Folgers Flag sold to Liberty Flag. Folgers supplied Christmas Decoration to the City of Blue Island since 1970’s. Throughout the years, Folgers would donate leftover wreaths and boughs to the City to decorate City Hall and other Public Buildings for the Holidays. On Tuesday, October 28th at the ... Read More »

Blue Island Christmas Light Parade!

Saturday, December 6th, Mr. & Mrs. Santa Claus will be featured in our annual Blue Island Christmas Light Parade! You too can be a part of the Parade! Enter a float, walking group, decorated car, singing group, bicycle group or just yourself! All Parade entries must be lighted! The Parade will start at 5:30pm. Western Avenue street lights will be ... Read More »

I57/294 Interchange Dedication

On Saturday, October 25th, Mayors and Legislators joined Gov. Quinn the the dedication of the I57/294 Interchanges. This Interchange allows trucks easily connect I57 with I294. The majority of truck traffic on 127th Street in Blue Island is Truckers trying to connect from one of the roads to the other. This should eliminate a lot of that traffic. For more ... Read More »

Veterans’ Donation Drive

VETERANS’ DONATION DRIVE- On Saturday, November 8, 2014, The City of Blue Island will be partnering with THE VET TECH PROJECT, to host a Veterans’ Donation Drive. Between the hours of 8am and 2pm, we will be accepting items such as: Electronic Waste (anything with a cord!), Ink cartridges, gently used clothing & shoes. Please drop off donated items to ... Read More »