With over 80,000 residents, Cicero is the 11th largest municipality 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 city includes eight distinctly different residential neighborhoods.
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, walking and biking trails and picnic areas.
Cicero Elementary School District 99 serves students in the community with 17 schools across the city. All of the schools feed into Unity Junior High, followed by Morton East High School. Our Lady of Charity and St. Frances of Rome are two Roman Catholic, parochial, K-8 schools located in Cicero.
The Cicero Metra station provides convenient service to Chicago and Aurora along the BNSF Railway.