‘There is still so much left to do for Cicero’

Cicero President Larry Dominick shares his thoughts about the upcoming election

By: Ashmar Mandou

Lawndale News Chicago's Bilingual Newspaper - Local News

Larry Dominick

Dominick sat down with Lawndale Bilingual Newspaper to share some of his thoughts on why Cicero residents should re-elect him for Cicero Town President once more.

I do believe we are going to win once again. I am hoping for 75 percent of the votes this year, but either way, we have so much more we want to do for the Town of Cicero. We have so many after-school programs lined up for the youth in this town, we have several health workshops for senior citizens, we have several foreclosure seminars in the works for families…we have so much left to do.

Goals for 2013
Walmart is about to break ground in March, which is something we are looking forward to. We are also in the process of creating a new soccer field for youth to use in the area of Laramie and 18th Street. We have plans to build a sand volleyball court and indoor aquatic center. It excites me to be able to give our residents what they need. It is important for me to give families a place where they can call their own; a place where children can play in safety, without worry. All Cicero residents have to do is look around and see the kinds of changes Cicero has undergone. It is a lot better than it was in 2005 and will continue to get better because our love for this town is undeniable.

President Dominick’s Achievements

  • Since taking office in 2005, Dominick has doubled the size of its Gang Crimes Unit by hiring more police officers and developing the community policing program.
  • President Larry Dominick nominated Maria Punzo-Arias to be the first Mexican-American Clerk for the Town of Cicero in its history in 2010.
  • President Dominick directed and acceptance of the Matricula Consular de Alta Seguridad card as a valid form of ID. The “Matricula Consular Card” is an identification card issued by the Government of Mexico through its consular offices to Mexican Nationals residing outside of Mexico.
  • In 2008, President Dominick and the Cicero Town Council enacted the Safe Space Resolution for Cicero. A resolution developed by Interfaith Leadership Project and the Latino Union of Chicago to increase protections for undocumented residents.
  • Under President Dominick and the Town Board, Cicero became the first city in Illinois to allow drivers licenses be given to undocumented residents last November.

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