Lombard News

Come walk for the hungry

Come walk for the hungry

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The annual Great Prairie Trail CROP Hunger Walk will be held Sunday, Oct. 6, and now is the time to register to participate in the fundraiser sponsored by Church World Service. Walkers of all ages are invited to help end hunger here and around the world. Twenty-five […]

 
 

We will remember

We will remember

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The Village of Lombard is hosting its fall “We Remember” blood drives Wednesday, Sept. 11, to remember the lives lost on Sept. 11, 2001, and also to remember our first responders. Representatives of the village, including fire, police and public works personnel, are pictured at the Lombard […]

 
 

‘Stuff the Squad’ aids pantry

‘Stuff the Squad’ aids pantry

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Mariano’s customers and staff, along with the Lombard Police Department, helped fill the shelves of the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Christ the King Church. Last week, customers at the Lombard Mariano’s were invited to donate $1, $5 or $10 for pre-stuffed bags of groceries […]

 
 

Lombard coming events—August 29

Senior orchestra seeks members The Senior Suburban Orchestra (SSO) is looking for musicians to join their ranks. There are currently openings for all strings, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, French horn and percussion/drums. Rehearsals are Tuesday afternoons (1-3:15) at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove) […]

 
 

Lombardian Speak Out excerpts—August 29

Here are a few of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. To see all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. There was a Speak Out caller (Aug. 22 issue) that made a couple of good points about property taxes and what percentage of […]

 
 

A library card celebration

A library card celebration

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Helen Plum Library and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. This year, “Toy Story 4” characters […]

 
 

Lombardian Speak Out excerpts—August 23

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. To read all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. I saw the good news on Channel 7. Tom Cullerton indicted for 41 counts. I hope he goes to jail for a long, long […]

 
 

Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison; Durkin says president ‘politically driven’ by anti-federal government sentiment

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol New Illinois Illinois political leaders from both parties on Aug. 8 said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force […]

 
 

Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair; Change follows federal indictment alleging embezzlement from labor union

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that occurred a few days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According to a spokesman for the senate president’s office, the […]

 
 

DGTT Foundation forced to cancel Toby Keith benefit concert; Event company files for bankruptcy days before event; Foundation out $340,000

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation 
announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that Imagine Events (a/k/a Imagn Events), the company handling event arrangements and ticket sales for the first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival, had filed for bankruptcy. The Festival, which was to feature a benefit […]