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Blue Island Celebrates 175th Anniversary

Historic & Charming City Invites Everyone to “Welcome Weekend” of Events, September 17 – 19, 2010 BLUE ISLAND, IL–September 1st, 2010 (James Street Media Services) Blue Island Mayor Donald E. Peloquin has declared September 17, 18 & 19, “Welcome Weekend” to celebrate the historic city’s 175th Anniversary. “Everyone in Blue Island is ready to welcome visitors on this special weekend,” Peloquin ... Read More »

Blue Island Historical Society 27th House Walk Tour

The Blue Island Historical Society is excited to present the 27th House Walk Tour. The tour originates at  the Albee House (13018 Maple Ave), where participants  will be provided with tour booklets  to 
five historic Blue Island homes. WHEN Sunday, September 19, 2010 12:00pm-4:00pm TICKET DONATION $15 each / $20 each, day of Tickets can be purchased at: Blue Island ... Read More »

“Get Capone” Book Signing and Discussion

Jonathan Eig, author of the New York Times best selling book, Get Capone, is coming to the Blue Island Historical Society on Wednesday, August 11 at 7pm. Learn about the real Al Capone and ask your own questions! This is a free event, but reservations are required, please call 708-371-8546 or make reservations at the Blue Island Public Library front ... Read More »

Get Your Motor Runnin’

Expect over 100 antique cars of all types to gather this Saturday, June 19, across from the Blue Island Public Library for the annual Driving the Dixie car show and tour. Celebrating historic Dixie Highway – known locally as Western Avenue, but once part of a National highway that stretched from Chicago to Miami Beach – the “Dixie Dash” takes ... Read More »

Forestry Board May Planting Schedule

The Urban Forestry Board will planting trees at two locations this weekend! On Saturday, May 15 you are invited to help the Blue Island Historical Society plant and dedicate a new tree in front of the Society’s home at the Albee house, near the Veterans Memorial Stone located at the corner of Maple Avenue and New Street.  Come learn about the ... Read More »