Cicero is one of the oldest and largest towns in the state.
Recent years have brought a revival of the city’s commercial sector with an influx of businesses and large retail stores as well as condominium developments. The town includes eight distinctly different residential neighborhoods, each with their own name and characteristics: Boulevard Manor, Clyde, Drexel, Grant Works, Hawthorne, Morton Park, Parkholme, and Warren Park.
Among the area’s top attractions is Hawthorne Race Course, the oldest continually run, family-owned thoroughbred racetrack in North America. The Hawthorne Park District includes parks and recreational areas with baseball and softball diamonds, soccer fields, basketball and tennis courts, volleyball courts, trails, and picnic areas.
The Cicero Metra station provides convenient service to Chicago and Aurora along the BNSF Railway.