Lombard News

Recreational cannabis now legal in Illinois

Recreational cannabis now legal in Illinois

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Crowds like this outside of EarthMed Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Dispensary in Addison were the norm on New Year’s Day—and the day after—as recreational cannabis sales became legal in Illinois on Jan. 1. People waited hours to get inside EarthMed, which is currently the only place in […]

 
 

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty to felony theft charges

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty to felony theft charges

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation   Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former business manager of Rock Valley Publishing and the Lombardian, made a $250,000 restitution payment at the court hearing […]

 
 

House fire in Lombard

House fire in Lombard

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Other area fire departments assisted the Lombard Fire Department’s response to a Dec. 26 fire at a Lombard residence at 92 N. West Road. Firefighters responded to the home at approximately 5:45 a.m. Two residents were at home at the time of the fire and were able […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Some people have been waiting since Jefferson Starship was Jefferson Airplane. Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. […]

 
 

Cookies and Carols concert at Glenbard East

Cookies and Carols concert at Glenbard East

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Glenbard East High School’s music department held its annual Cookies and Carols concert recently in the foyer outside of Biester Auditorium. The Dec. 19 concert included performances from the Sorella Singers, DeCrescenDudes, the Madrigal Singers and the Honors Strings Ensemble. Members of the Madrigal Singers are shown […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]

 
 

A parade of giving

A parade of giving

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Lombard Fire Department held its annual toy drive and parade on Saturday, Dec. 14. Members of the fire department, joined by Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio, Santa Claus and others, traveled southbound on Main Street from St. Charles Road to Wilson Avenue. They collected donations of […]

 
 

Let there be lights!

Let there be lights!

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Thousands of people gathered in Lombard’s Lilacia Park on Saturday, Dec. 7, for the annual holiday lighting celebration. Darkness filled the park before the lighting at 5:30 p.m. Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio joined Lombard Park District Board President Sarah Richardt and Santa Claus to welcome visitors […]

 
 

Jingle Bell Jubilee this Saturday, Dec. 7

Jingle Bell Jubilee this Saturday, Dec. 7

DREW ALBRECHT PHOTO Make room on your schedule for Lombard’s community-wide holiday event, the 14th annual Jingle Bell Jubilee, which this Saturday, Dec. 7. Jingle Bell Jubilee features a plethora of holiday-related activities for the entire family in downtown Lombard, at Lilacia Park, at Lombard Bible Church (where the Glenbard […]

 
 

Preserving our ‘heritage’

Preserving our ‘heritage’

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Dr. Thomas Scott (left photo) received the 2019 William J. Mueller Heritage Award for Lifetime Achievement in Historic Preservation on Thursday, Nov. 21, from the Lombard Historic Preservation Commission. Tom has served as chairman of the Maple Street Chapel Preservation Committee for many years, and witnessed restoration […]