Lombard News

Veterans are not forgotten

Veterans are not forgotten

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Honor Flight Chicago is grounded due to the COVID-19 pandemic, but volunteers have not forgotten our veterans, such as Vietnam veteran and Lombard resident Robert Daehnke (center photo), who received a yard sign honoring his service. Co-Director Doug Meffley said, however, that the signs are not a substitute […]

 
 

Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive a success

Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive a success

SUBMITTED PHOTO There is no substitute for donating blood—especially when it’s Halloween and Dracula (left) makes an appearance to personally thank each person who donated during the Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098 annual blood drive, held at the Medinah Shriners building in Addison Oct. 31. The event, which collected 38 units […]

 
 

The voters have their say

The voters have their say

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTO Voters at the polling place at Lombard Village Hall wear masks as they cast their ballots Tuesday morning—in voting booths that were placed to ensure social distancing. There was a steady stream of voters at Village Hall and at other polling places throughout the village on Election […]

 
 

DuPage County elects ‘Flat Tax’ over alternative Mazzochi retains seat; Casten beats Ives; Lewis wins over Pappas

DuPage County elects ‘Flat Tax’ over alternative     Mazzochi retains seat; Casten beats Ives; Lewis wins over Pappas

By Dee Longfellow At 11 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 4, with 100% of precincts reporting, the Presidential race had already been declared for Joe Biden in the state of Illinois by many national media outlets. Still the final tally across the nation was not complete yet, so the race was […]

 
 

Boy Scout Troop 51 scouts clean up area around pond

Boy Scout Troop 51 scouts clean up area around pond

SUBMITTED PHOTO Scouts from Boy Scout Troop 51 in Lombard—the oldest troop (chartered in 1919) in DuPage County—recently cleaned up the area around the pond behind the office of J.W. Reedy Realty. Some of the items that were found included two tires, an orange traffic cone, a giant cast iron […]

 
 

Drive-through dinner

Drive-through dinner

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO On Friday, Oct. 16, Tritown YMCA held a “drive-through” Oktoberfest fundraiser outside of Willowbrook High School in Villa Park. For $15, or an optional “round-up” to $25, donors could choose pork chops and/or brats, plus sides. Each donation can provide nearly a week’s worth of groceries for […]

 
 

Troop 140 fundraiser

Troop 140 fundraiser

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Members of Boy Scout Troop 140 were out early Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 10-11, selling pumpkins and other treats to raise money for their troop. Here, the scouts are pictured near the West Suburban Bank parking lot, located at 711 S. Westmore-Meyers Road, Lombard.  

 
 

A new event—the Lilac Village Invitational

A new event—the Lilac Village Invitational

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Grade-school students from three Lombard private schools took part in a new cross-country event on Oct. 3. Runners from St. Pius X School, Sacred Heart School and St. John’s Lutheran School participated in the inaugural Lilac Village Invitational at Lombard Common. The event featured boys and girls […]

 
 

Fire guts detached garage

Fire guts detached garage

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTO Smoke billows from a vehicle inside a detached garage that caught fire in the 600 block of N. West Road at approximately 5:36 p.m. on Sept. 23. The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes, but the garage was determined to be a complete loss. The cause of […]

 
 

Remembering an icon

Remembering an icon

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Kelly Weible, pictured here with her son Michael and husband Jason, said she helped organize a vigil Saturday, Sept. 19, at the memorial rock at Lombard Common to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because “I think everybody’s feeling a lot of emotions right […]