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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 »

Division Street Bridge GRAND Opening!

The day many Blue Islanders have waited for: Mayor Vargas, all Blue Island elected officials, and State Rep Bob Rita invite YOU to attend the GRAND OPENING of the Division Street Bridge! The celebration begins at 5:30pm on Thursday, August 4. Meet at the south end of the bridge, at Canal Street. Read More »

Traffic Safety Checkpoint

The Blue Island Police Department is encouraging residents and all motorists to focus on traffic safety by reminding everyone to SLOW DOWN, to NEVER DRINK AND DRIVE, and to BUCKLE UP every time, all the time. A special emphasis will be placed on traffic safety this weekend as the BIPD, in conjunction with the Cook County Sherrif’s Police, will be ... Read More »

WWII Marine Returns Home

Nearly 73 years after he was killed in World War II, the remains of a Marine from Blue Island will finally be returned to his family. PFC Charles Oetjen, USMC died in November of 1943 in the battle of Tarawa in the Gilbert Islands southwest of Hawaii. He arrived at O’Hare this morning and is on his way to Blue ... Read More »

Home Buyer Expo Comes to Blue Island

Why rent when you can buy? South Suburban Land Bank presents COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS HOME BUYER EXPO at Blue Island City Hall East Annex, 2434 Vermont St, on Saturday, July 16 from 10am to 12 noon. Visit the Home Buyer Expo to learn about available land bank properties, HUD Certified Housing Agencies, financing options and more! Light refreshments provided. Read More »