Wednesday, May 8, 2013
You have to feel sorry for the fast collapsing Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times is the least read newspaper in America, for a reason. They can't get a story right and they can't get past their hatred of the people of the Town of Cicero.
Fortunately, few people read the Chicago Sun-Times. They've stumbled so far from their glory days as an objective, interesting newspaper to read.
While the Sun-Times columnist Mark Brown dished out the usual worthless name-calling and accusations in his column about the proposal by Town President Larry Dominick to offer the Cubs a reason to relocate to the Town of Cicero, other mainstream media reported the story the way it should have been reported.
This is a legitimate and good story, yet the Chicago Sun-Times can't even report on a story without allowing its hatred, bias and unprofessionalism to show so openly and with so much jealous disdain.
Click here for the link to the press release.
Here are links to coverage of the story by other legitimate news media in Cook County, if you didn't need to be reminded that there is some real media alternatives to the inaccurate, misleading, and axe-grinding Chicago Sun-Times:
WLS TV Report and interview with Larry Dominick
WBBM TV Report and interview with Larry Dominick
WBBM Radio Interview with Larry Dominick
WGN AM Radio interview with Ray Hanania
WGN TV news report
Ball Park News Report
Crains Chicago Business report
Hoy Newspaper (Spanish)
Cicero offers land and lucrative deal to lure Cubs from Chicago
Cicero, Illinois – Town President Larry Dominick today said he is proposing in a letter to Cubs owner Tom Ricketts that the baseball team relocate to Cicero in exchange for free land, more night games and expanded advertising options the team needs.
Dominick, a lifelong Cubs fan, said the Cubs have failed to win the World Series not because the owner of an old goat was insulted years ago but because Wrigley Field is an outdated stadium holding the Cubs and fans back.
Cicero, on Chicago’s western border, offers the Cubs the ability to build a modern stadium with all the assets to make it one of the country’s best baseball parks.
“Cicero is willing to give the Rickett’s family what they need to make the Cubs World Series contenders every year, not just once in a century,” Dominick said.
“What’s holding the Cubs back are the restrictions of an outmoded stadium. The Cubs are playing baseball in a straightjacket. If they were to come to Cicero, the restrictions would be lifted. We’d be talking about World Series contenders.”
The Cubs have not won a World Series in more than 104 years, the longest championship drought of any major North American sports team.
Dominick said Cicero has more than 50 acres of available land and allow them to build a new stadium with significantly increased seating, more parking and the opportunity to generate more advertising revenues.
“The benefits are limitless,” Dominick said, saying he believes the Town Board would support his proposals.
Dominick said the Cubs could plan 81 night games a year, rather than being restricted to less than two-dozen each year. A new stadium, he said, would give the Cubs the environment in which they could play professional baseball rather than dealing with political hindrances that have held the team back.
“A new, unrestricted jumbo-tron and advertising boards would bring in new revenues for the team,” Dominick said. “The team could keep the Chicago name and sell stadium naming-rights.”
A new ballpark could house more vendors, he said, create more jobs, allow more parking and produce tax dollars for the state and the regional economy.
“Cicero is far more accessible to Cubs fans than Wrigley Field,” Dominick said.
“We’re willing to work with the Ricketts family to give them what they need to build a first class stadium that a World Series Team needs.”
Dominick suggested Wrigley Field could be turned into a museum for anything, including goats.
“Cicero is one of the best communities in Chicagoland’s suburbs. We’ve attracted more businesses than any other community because we are safe, we have the employee base and we have the land that businesses need,” Dominick said. Since 2005, Cicero has attracted more than two -dozen new businesses, including Wirtz and Wal-Mart.
“We’re serious and we hope the Ricketts family will consider this as a chance for the team’s success.”
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
Thousands attend Cicero's Cinco de Mayo Celebration
Thousands of people came out to attend the annual Cinco de Mayo Celebration hosted by Town President Larry Dominick and the Town of Cicero.
The event feature entertainment, rides, food and dancing.
"This is one of my favorite celebrations," Dominick told the audience that came out for the three day festival Friday, Saturday and Sunday May 3, 4 and 5th.
Photos courtesy of Gerardo Lopez
Monday, May 6, 2013
Cicero officials present the 2013 Larry's Cup Soccer Trophy at Toyota Park May 6, 2013
Aliansa Soccer Associations soccer team won the 2013 Larry's Cup Trophy after weeks of competition at Toyota Park on Sunday May 5, defeating the Chicago Spiders who won the cup in 2012. The event is sponsored each year by Town President Larry Dominick, State Sen. Steven Landek, the Chicago Fire, the Cicero Mexican American Cultural Committee and organized by Gerardo Solis of the Clyde Park District and Frank Aguilar Director of Community Affairs for the Town of Cicero.
Photos courtesy of Gerardo Lopez
Town of Cicero Celebrates Polish Constitution Day
The Town of Cicero and Town President Larry Dominick was proud to host a celebration of Polish American history, culture and heritage at the Town of Cicero Community Center on Thursday May 2, 2013.
Here are a selection of Photos from the event (Photos courtesy of Gerardo Lopez)