By Douglas Deuchler

Strategically positioned seven miles west of Chicago's Loop, multifaceted Cicero is without doubt one of the oldest and biggest municipalities in Illinois. within the overdue nineteenth century, this distinctive commercial suburb built as an ethnic patchwork of self-sufficient immigrant neighborhoods. because the Roaring Twenties, while mobster kingpin Al Capone manage store there, the city has frequently been characterised through corruption and controversy. but the Cicero tale remains to be packed with promise and experience, imaginative and prescient and accomplishment. As its inhabitants has shifted from seriously japanese eu to predominantly Hispanic, Cicero is still a colourful group the place citizens keep robust civic delight, paintings ethic, and family members values.

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