Lombard News

Man from Lombard kidnapped in Afghanistan 

Staff report According to a story published last week in Newsweek, Mark R. Frerichs of Lombard, a U.S. government contractor, was kidnapped in Afghanistan on Jan. 31 by a group of militants aligned with the Taliban The Newsweek story reports that Frerichs, 57, was kidnapped in the Afghanistan province of […]

 
 

A crazy day at St. Pius X School

A crazy day at St. Pius X School

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Lombard’s St. Pius X School’s recent celebration of Catholic Schools Week included Crazy Hat and Sock Day on Jan. 30. The week’s special events at the school also included the Wheel of Wisdom—a trivia game for students. Friday, Jan. 31, was Break the Rules Day; students could […]

 
 

Winter Family Fest at Montini

Winter Family Fest at Montini

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Montini Catholic High School held its annual Winter Family Fest at the school on Jan 26. Children and grandchildren of Montini alumni enjoyed arts and crafts, as well as face painting, along with snacks and hot chocolate. Children met Mal, Audrey and Evie (back row, left to […]

 
 

Sledding at Sunset Knoll

Sledding at Sunset Knoll

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS A recent storm brought enough snow to attract several sledders and snowboarders to Sunset Knoll on Sunday, Jan. 12. One photo (top) shows Michael Scott of Lombard joining his 6-year-old son Ryan for a ride down the hill. Another photo (middle) shows cousins (left to right) Teagan […]

 
 

Winter farmers market in Lombard

Winter farmers market in Lombard

CHRIS FOX PHOTO First Church of Lombard, UCC (United Church of Christ) hosted an indoor winter farmers market on Sunday, Jan. 19. Local vendors from throughout Chicagoland sold items including produce, bread, pastries, honey and yarn during Sunday’s event at the church, which is located at 220 S. Main St. […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Juvenile charged with punching mother’s face goes to detention On Jan. 11, officers responded a report of a domestic battery at around 1:05 p.m. Upon arrival, police met with the suspect and the victim, who was the suspect’s mother. The victim states the suspect became upset with her and reportedly […]

 
 

County invites residents to Route 83 community workshops; Input sought on Route 83 Corridor Plan

Residents are invited to two community workshops to provide input and hear about key recommendations community planners will make regarding the DuPage County Route 83 Corridor Plan. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Villa Park Library, 305 Ardmore Ave. DuPage County is working […]

 
 

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 […]