Lombard News

Council votes down stoplight at York & Diversey

Despite neighbors’ efforts, aldermen reject measure 13-1 By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Former Mayor and current County Board member Pete DiCianni was the first to speak during public forum at the Elmhurst City Council meeting on Monday, March 2. On the agenda later in the meeting was a […]

 
 

Proud owners of a Sheldon Peck original

Proud owners of a Sheldon Peck original

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO The Lombard Historical Society unveiled its very own original Sheldon Peck portrait—the society’s first—on Feb 27. “Portrait of a Woman” (identity unknown) was acquired from Randy Merta of R Merta Americana in Massachusetts, who won it in a bid from Christie’s Auctions & Private Sales. Historical society […]

 
 

Giagnorio gives State of the Village report

Giagnorio gives State of the Village report

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio gave the annual State of the Village update during the Lombard Chamber of Commerce’s Feb. 19 luncheon at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Glen Ellyn. “The state of the village is strong,” proclaimed Giagnorio. In his remarks, the village president mentioned the […]

 
 

Poetry contest winners

Poetry contest winners

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Lombard Service League (LSL) recently honored the award winners of its 2020 youth poetry contest. “What If” was the theme of the LSL’s 16th annual contest, which was open to fourth- and fifth-grade students who live in Lombard. Pictured left to right are the four award […]

 
 

Top crime news…

After burglary attempt, suspect found hiding in victim’s vehicle On Feb. 6, Isaish K. Smith, 23, of Schaumburg, was charged with five counts of attempted burglary to a vehicle and criminal trespass to a vehicle in the 200 block of Boyd at around 12:59 a.m. Police said while an officer […]

 
 

Valentines for Vets

Valentines for Vets

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Dozens of Glenbard East students took part in the recent Valentines for Vets event in the school cafeteria. Students visited the cafeteria after school to create Valentine’s Day cards and messages that will be sent to hospitalized veterans, as well as active members of the United States […]

 
 

Man from Lombard kidnapped in Afghanistan 

Staff report According to a story published last week in Newsweek, Mark R. Frerichs of Lombard, a U.S. government contractor, was kidnapped in Afghanistan on Jan. 31 by a group of militants aligned with the Taliban The Newsweek story reports that Frerichs, 57, was kidnapped in the Afghanistan province of […]

 
 

A crazy day at St. Pius X School

A crazy day at St. Pius X School

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Lombard’s St. Pius X School’s recent celebration of Catholic Schools Week included Crazy Hat and Sock Day on Jan. 30. The week’s special events at the school also included the Wheel of Wisdom—a trivia game for students. Friday, Jan. 31, was Break the Rules Day; students could […]

 
 

Winter Family Fest at Montini

Winter Family Fest at Montini

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Montini Catholic High School held its annual Winter Family Fest at the school on Jan 26. Children and grandchildren of Montini alumni enjoyed arts and crafts, as well as face painting, along with snacks and hot chocolate. Children met Mal, Audrey and Evie (back row, left to […]

 
 

Sledding at Sunset Knoll

Sledding at Sunset Knoll

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS A recent storm brought enough snow to attract several sledders and snowboarders to Sunset Knoll on Sunday, Jan. 12. One photo (top) shows Michael Scott of Lombard joining his 6-year-old son Ryan for a ride down the hill. Another photo (middle) shows cousins (left to right) Teagan […]