Lombard News

Lombardian/Out and About–August 9

Community Read brings parents, students together ‘The Things They Carried’ author to speak Aug. 22 By Jane Charmelo While some students in Glenbard District 87 have been issued a reading assignment over the summer—and others a recommendation to read—they and their parents will no doubt have something in common to […]

 
 

Lombardian Speak Out–August 9

In the SPEAK OUT of July 26 there were two similar calls on abortion, both pro-life. The first equated the beginning of a human as a life. The second equated the fertilized egg as a person. This terminology is basically a religious position. Of course most think of abortion as […]

 
 

Cruise Nights’ summer season is winding down

Cruise Nights’ summer season is winding down

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Cruising Lombard for 20 years The Village of Lombard’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts season is quickly coming to a close, with only three Saturday evenings left to visit the downtown Lombard event “where hot cars are cool.” Cruise Nights are held from 6-10 p.m. along St. […]

 
 

Lombardian Speak Out–August 2

Let’s say the Democrats win back the House this November. They go ahead with drawing up articles of impeachment against Mr. Trump (provided they can actually find some legitimate grounds to do so) and vote to impeach him. For those of you who are so gung-ho about impeaching him, here’s […]

 
 

New home for Tri-Town YMCA

New home for Tri-Town YMCA

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO New home for Tri-Town YMCA Thanks to Lombard’s Calvary Episcopal Church and its rector, the Rev. Maureen O’Connor, Tri-Town YMCA has a new home. The Y staff moved during the week of June 25 into its new home in the church, located across the street from the […]

 
 

Saint Genesius Productions presents ‘Titanic–the Musical’

Saint Genesius Productions presents ‘Titanic–the Musical’

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Summer musical at Willowbrook Villa Park’s Saint Genesius Productions presented “Titanic—the Musical” at Willowbrook High School last week. The cast and crew consisted of about 100 area students in grade school, high school and college. The students and an orchestra that included high school and professional musicians […]

 
 

A special garden

A special garden

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Garden Club of Villa Park held its annual garden walk on July 15. The walk included the gardens of nine area homes. In addition to Villa Park, the homes on this year’s walk were located in Lombard, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Oak Brook and Bloomingdale. The Lombard […]

 
 

Civil War reenactment in Lombard

Civil War reenactment in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO History to come alive this weekend Cannon fire will echo across Lombard again this weekend as Union and Confederate soldiers meet in battle during the Lombard Historical Society’s eighth annual Civil War Reenactment in Lombard’s Four Seasons Park on Saturday, July 28, and Sunday, July 29, from […]

 
 

Lombard News–July 26

Residents turn to village board in opposition to hotel By Jane Charmelo LOMBARDIAN-VILLA PARK REVIEW STAFF REPORTER Lombard residents continue to express their opposition over the proposal for construction of a Hilton Tru Hotel on 22nd Street, but this time they turned their attention to the Lombard Village Board of […]

 
 

State Rep. donates kidney to her ex-husband. Deb Conroy says gift was as much for her children as for him

Four, well, five reasons to support organ donation
“Pictured are the four reasons I became a live organ donor,” said State Representative Deb Conroy. They are, of course, her children (from left): Will, 21, Sean, 32, Brendan, 23, and Ryan, 28 – along with Shannon their dog. Conroy recently donated one of her kidneys to Tim, her ex-husband and the father of her four boys. “When something like this happens, we are all still family,” she added.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   “When it’s the father of your children, it’s about family. It’s always about family.” Those were the words of State Representative Deb Conroy sharing the news that she had donated a kidney to her former husband Tim. “More than anything, it was […]