Lombard News

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 […]

 
 

Boy Scout Troop 202 food drive benefits local food pantry

Boy Scout Troop 202 food drive benefits local food pantry

SUBMITTED PHOTO Boy Scout Troop 202 in Lombard recently held a contactless food drive to benefit the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, which is run by the First United Methodist Church. Scouts dropped off flyers on May 9 detailing what types of donations would benefit the food pantry during this time of need. […]

 
 

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Like many communities throughout DuPage County, Lombard was recently deluged with rain. On its Facebook page May 17, the village announced that Lombard had received 7.03 inches of rain between May 14 and May 17. This large lot (top photo) between two homes along Finley Road was […]

 
 

102 years young

102 years young

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Ann Panattoni got a surprise Sunday, May 10, when family, friends and neighbors recognized her 102nd birthday. Waving while seated in front of her home on East Harding Road, the mother of two and grandmother of three watched as cars drove past and honked, while a stilt […]

 
 

Social distancing graduation

Social distancing graduation

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Lombard VFW Lilac Post 5815 helped make possible a graduation ceremony for Cadet Lt. Col. Charles Grunert at the Sunken Garden on Sunday, May 3. Grunert had his own special commencement from the military academy at Norwich University in Vermont, the oldest private military college in the […]

 
 

Flowery mix

Flowery mix

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Fortunately, some things are not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A steady stream of visitors stopped by Lilacia Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon (April 26) to see the colorful tulips and lilacs now in bloom.