Lombard News

A new year for giving ‘The Gift of Life’

A new year for giving ‘The Gift of Life’

The Village of Lombard will host its Heartland Blood Centers winter blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 16. It will be the first of five blood drives to be hosted by the village this year. Pictured are some the people who helped make last year’s drives successful. The gift of life […]

 
 

Remembering a friend

Remembering a friend

Downtown Lombard’s Action Motorcycle, 3 S. Park Ave., held its 23rd annual Customer Appreciation Charity Party Dec. 21 and collected over $2,000 in food donations from party goers for its Jim Dow Memorial Food Drive. The donated food was destined for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Lombard’s […]

 
 

Photos of 2018…

Photos of 2018…

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS A few of the many people and events featured on the pages of the Lombardian during 2018 included: (top row, left to right) long-time Lombard resident Marge Neely, who was named Lilac Parade Grand Marshal; Carol Sink (second from left), who was honored as Lombard Service League’s […]

 
 

Historic train engine visits area

Historic train engine visits area

The Union Pacific Railroad’s “4141” is painted in the colors of Air Force One and the number 4141 is to commemorate President George H.W. Bush as our forty-first President of the United States.  This locomotive was used to pull the former Presidents funeral train to the George H.W. Bush Library, in […]

 
 

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank; Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank;  Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Elmhurst Public Library had to be evacuated and was placed on lockdown due to an unknown threat. Police and fire officials were on the scene immediately, some with automatic rifles, securing the area and urging […]

 
 

Shopping with a cop in Lombard

Shopping with a cop in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Members of the Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA) and Lombard police officers teamed up Dec. 1 to host their 20th annual Shop with a Cop program. The event is the largest undertaking by the alumni members each year. First, the officers and alumni members traveled […]

 
 

Toys on parade

Toys on parade

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Saturday morning’s cold temperature didn’t seem to bother a large crowd of well-wishers of all ages during the 18th Annual Lombard Fire Department Toy Parade. As the parade made its way down Main Street from downtown Lombard’s Fire Station 45 to Glenbard East High School, firefighters and […]

 
 

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

A mother’s heartbreak and honor

Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere among ‘Chicagoans of the Year’ By Patti Pagni For The Elmhurst Independent The “Life Giver.” That’s what Chicago Magazine calls Elmhurst’s Shelly LeGere, as the publication honors her as one of 2018’s Chicagoans of the Year. This “Life Giver” award comes a little more than three years […]

 
 

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Yadav Nathwani sworn in as 24th District Senator; First Indian-American member of Illinois Senate in history

Milton Township Vice-Chairman Yadav “Nick” Nathwani was appointed and sworn in as the new State Senator for the 24th District to represent the interests of his west suburban constituents for the remainder of the 100th General Assembly. Nathwani made Illinois history as the first Indian-American member to serve in the […]

 
 

Five County-wide officials, 12 County Board members sworn in to office

DuPage County hosted an inauguration ceremony Monday for 17 elected officials who were sworn into office. DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin presided over the event. DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin delivered his third inaugural address. Cronin was first elected to the office of County Board Chairman in 2010. “As […]