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The 2020 Lilac Queen

The 2020 Lilac Queen

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Jamya Whitman was named the 2020 Lilac Queen during the coronation ceremony in Lilacia Park on Saturday, July 25. This year’s ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on May 2, but it was postponed for more than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Queen Jamya […]

 
 

Drive-through graduation

Drive-through graduation

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Montini Catholic High School’s Class of 2020 was originally scheduled to celebrate its commencement on May 17. That ceremony was canceled because of the COVID-19 pandemic. This year’s graduates finally had a chance to cross the stage in their caps and gowns during a drive-through event in […]

 
 

Proud parents

Proud parents

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Anthony Collins, 18, (second from left) and Alyssa York, 19, (center) each received a $1,500 scholarship from the Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association, in a ceremony held Tuesday, July 7, at the Lombard Village Hall. According to Scholarship Committee Chair Jeannie Logan, recipients are children of […]

 
 

Helping feed those in need

Helping feed those in need

SUBMITTED PHOTO State Rep. Terra Costa Howard (second from right) recently hand-delivered proceeds from a local food drive to the York Township Food Pantry to be distributed to families in need. The food drive was held at Yorktown Center in conjunction with the Village of Lombard’s “Be a Hero” summer […]

 
 

Helping to stock the shelves

Helping to stock the shelves

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO State Rep. Terra Costa Howard (D-48), held a food drive Wednesday, June 17, outside the First Church of Lombard/UCC, in conjunction with a Village of Lombard summer blood drive, held in Hatfield Hall. Donations were going to the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry at First United Methodist Church, […]

 
 

Giving the gift of life

Giving the gift of life

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Camille Piazza, an account representative for Versiti Blood Center of Illinois, stopped by the Village of Lombard Blood Drive Wednesday, June 17, at the First Church of Lombard-UCC, and ended up donating blood while she was there. She is pictured with phlebotomist Latasha Lawrence.

 
 

Home delivery

Home delivery

CHRIS FOX PHOTO About 175 District 44 staff members volunteered to visit the homes of students who just completed their eighth-grade year at Glenn Westlake Middle School. The staff members were divided into teams that visited the students’ homes on Friday. The special deliveries to each of the approximately 350 […]

 
 

Collective voices against racism come together in Lombard

Collective voices against racism come together in Lombard

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO On Sunday, June 7, hundreds of people gathered in solidarity at Lombard’s Four Seasons Park to speak out against racism and to remember George Floyd, who died May 25, after being held down by a Minneapolis police officer. One of the speakers, Yasmin Toto—a Glendale Heights resident […]

 
 

Virginia (Ginger) Dorenbos

Virginia (Ginger) Dorenbos, nee Sepanski, went to be with her Loving Lord and Saviour on June 4, 2020. Funeral Services were held Wednesday, June 10, at Grace Bible Church in Elmhurst.  Interment private at Ridgewood Cemetery, Des Plaines, IL. Arrangements handled by Brust Funeral Home, 135 S. Main St., Lombard.  […]

 
 

99th birthday celebration for veteran

99th birthday celebration for veteran

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Sir Peter Gilea got a big surprise Saturday, May 30, when dozens of vehicles—cars and motorcycles, York Center fire trucks, DuPage County squad cars and O’Hare tow trucks—drove by to wish the Lombard resident a happy 99th birthday. Lombard’s Lilac VFW Post 5815 and Auxiliary organized the […]