Lombard News

Lilac time in Lombard

Lilac time in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO This year’s five Lilac Princesses are pictured striking a royal pose before the final judging to select the 2019 Lilac Queen. The judging took place Saturday at Lombard’s Embassy Suites. The identity of the queen will remain a secret until her coronation in Lilacia Park at 1 […]

 
 

Willowbrook hosts joint ceremony for honor societies

Willowbrook hosts joint ceremony for honor societies

SUBMITTED PHOTOS Willowbrook High School recently held an “Evening of Honors” ceremony for the school’s Math Honor Society, National English Honor Society, World Language Honor Society and Civitas (the school’s social studies honor society). About 400 students were recognized and inducted, or reaffirmed into the honor societies. The students who […]

 
 

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Glenbard East

‘Romeo and Juliet’ at Glenbard East

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Glenbard East Theatre will conclude its 2018-2019 season with a contemporary adaptation of William Shakespeare’s classic play “Romeo and Juliet.” Cast members are pictured last week during a rehearsal of the popular tragedy. Performances begin at 4 p.m. on April 25 and at 7:30 p.m. on April […]

 
 

Federal investigators subpoena records of Tom Cullerton; State Senator not accused of any wrongdoing

Federal investigators subpoena records of Tom Cullerton; State Senator not accused of any wrongdoing

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   On Saturday, April 13, the Independent learned that the records of State Senator (IL-23) Tom Cullerton (D-Villa Park) are the subject of a subpoena by Federal investigators who are looking into alleged extortion charges against a former Teamsters union boss. On Feb. […]

 
 

Woman of the Year

Woman of the Year

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Public-spirited Velta Kopacek was honored as Lombard Service League’s 2019 Woman of the Year during the league’s April 11 meeting in the Lombard Village Hall Community Room. League members, guests, family members and friends were on hand for the announcement of the league’s 55th Woman of the […]

 
 

Marijuana legalization bill advances without public details; Sponsor says substantial amendment should be filed by end of April

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol News Illinois There are no details filed yet for a bill to legalize recreational adult-use marijuana in Illinois, but that did not stop the state Senate Executive Committee from voting on the measure April 3. As it stands now, Senate Bill 7 is what is referred […]

 
 

Lombard woman pleads guilty to murdering mother; State recommends 30-year maximum sentence for Stephanie DeFalco

Lombard woman pleads guilty to murdering mother; State recommends 30-year maximum sentence for Stephanie DeFalco

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert B. Berlin announced last week that a Lombard woman pleaded guilty to strangling her mother to death last year. Stephanie DeFalco, 29, appeared in court in front of Judge Jeffrey MacKay where she entered a blind plea of guilty to one count of first-degree murder. […]

 
 

50 years and counting

50 years and counting

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS On Tuesday, April 2, over 30 Lombard Garden Club volunteers met at Lilacia Park to prune and pot the 450 Lilac bushes offered for sale at the club’s 50th Anniversary Lilac Bush Sale. The dates of the sale are Thursday, May 9, 3-7 p.m.; Friday, May 10, […]

 
 

College’s Recycling Extravaganza, without electronics, to be held April 13

On Saturday, April 13 from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, Elmhurst College will host its annual Recycling Extravaganza, a place to bring a variety of items that can be recycled, reused and kept out of landfills. NOTE: Because the City of Elmhurst now offers quarterly electronics recycling, the College event […]

 
 

Cronin responds to Willowbrook Cancer Assessment Study

DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin joined U.S. Sen. Richard Durbin and U.S. Rep. Bill Foster in reaction to the release today of the Willowbrook Cancer Incidence Assessment report by the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH). The report showed elevated numbers of cases of specific types of cancer among […]