Lombard News

Speak Out excerpts—June 13

Here are a few of the comments in this week’s SPEAK OUT section. Pick up this week’s Lombardian/Villa Park Review to read all of the comments… Lombard calling. I notice there’s someone in Speak Out who calls for the impeachment of Donald Trump just about every week. If I was […]

 
 

Come give ‘The gift of life’

Come give ‘The gift of life’

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The Village of Lombard will host its Heartland Blood Centers summer blood drives on Wednesday, June 19. The gift of life can be donated at Yorktown Center at Heartland Blood Centers’ mobile coach (parked outside, near entrance #5, between Von Maur and The Eatery) from 8 a.m. […]

 
 

House sends graduated tax question to voters

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois A constitutional amendment that would allow the General Assembly to set higher tax rates on greater amounts of income passed its last legislative hurdle Monday and will head to the voters for final approval about 18 months from now. After more than three hours […]

 
 

Man of the Year

Man of the Year

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Kenneth Bohl was named 2018 Man of the Year during the recently held John Egan Distinguished Service Awards and Man of the Year honor ceremony. Bohl is pictured with program master of ceremonies Yvonne Agnello-Adams, who presented him a plaque. Bohl is first vice president and facilities […]

 
 

Village of Villa Park planning for Summerfest

Village of Villa Park planning for Summerfest

On Friday, June 14 and Saturday, June 15, the Village will host its annual Summerfest celebration in the Ardmore Business District at Ardmore & Park, along the Illinois Prairie Path by the Gazebo. The fest opens on Friday, June 14 from 6 to 11 p.m. for food, beer, bands, a […]

 
 

Illinois House sends marijuana legalization to Gov. Pritzker; Legal retail sales could begin Jan. 1, 2020

Illinois House sends marijuana legalization to Gov. Pritzker; Legal retail sales could begin Jan. 1, 2020

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois The Illinois House on May 31 passed a bill legalizing adult recreational marijuana in the state. The 66-to-47 vote sends House Bill 1438 to Gov. J.B. Pritzker who campaigned in 2018 on a platform that included legalizing marijuana. The Senate approved the bill on […]

 
 

We remembered

We remembered

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Lombardians gathered at 10 a.m. Monday for the Village of Lombard’s Memorial Day ceremony at the Veterans Memorial in Lombard Common. The program to honor our nation’s service men and women who gave their lives for our country included featured speaker Lombard VFW Lilac Post 5815 Commander […]

 
 

Lest we forget

Lest we forget

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Our nation’s service men and women who gave their lives for their country will be remembered during the Village of Lombard’s Memorial Day ceremony Monday, May 27. The whole community is invited to attend the observance, which will begin at 10 a.m. (new time) at the Veterans […]

 
 

Lilac royalty

Lilac royalty

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Lilac Queen Madison Crowe and her escort Ryan Bilyeu are pictured as they prepared to greet guests at Friday’s 60th annual Lilac Ball at The Carlisle in Lombard. The ball, hosted by the Lombard Area Chamber of Commerce and Industry, supports the Lilac Parade and the Lilac […]

 
 

Queen Madison

Queen Madison

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Madison Crowe was named the 2019 Lilac Queen Saturday during the annual coronation ceremony in Lilacia Park. Queen Madison is the daughter of Rick and Susie Denz. The queen and her court will be the guests of honor at the 60th annual Lilac Ball on Friday, May […]