Friday, September 30, 2016

Community & Neighborhood

  • Aldermen & Wards
    The City of Blue Island is governed by a Mayor, City Clerk, and 14 Aldermen representing 7 wards. The Ward & Alderman Information page includes additional information on your ward boundaries, representative Aldermen, City Council committee meetings and Council Meeting minutes.
  • Cavalcade of Pride
    The Cavalcade of Pride is an annual award which honors property owners who have done an exceptional job of maintaining and improving the exteriors of their homes, businesses and neighborhood. The Cavalcade of Pride is sponsored by the Blue Island Historical Society, the Preservation Commission, the FORUM, and the City of Blue Island.
  • Blue Island Plan
  • Cavalcade of Pride
  • Community Development
  • Community Gardens
  • History & Historic Preservation
    • Blue Island Historical Society
      The Blue Island Historical Society brings together those people interested in history, especially in the history of Blue Island and adjacent communities. The Historical Society also oversees the Blue Island Historical Museum, a large collection of local artifacts and documents located in the lower level of the Blue Island Public Library. A virtual tour of the museum is available online at the library website.
    • Blue Island Historic Preservation Commission
      The Blue Island Historic Preservation Commission (BIHPC) was established in 1981 and is composed of seven citizens appointed by the mayor. The BIHPC makes recommendations to the City Council on preservation matters, including Landmark and Historic District nominations.
  • Preserve America Community
    On October 22, 2007, the City of Blue Island became a designated Preserve America Community. The Preserve America program recognizes and designates communities that protect and celebrate their heritage, use their historic assets for economic development and community revitalization, and encourage people to experience and appreciate local historic resources through education and heritage tourism programs.
  • Urban Forestry Board