Lombard News

Speak Out excerpts—August 1

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. To see all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. Way to go, Lombardian. The roads were closed because of a big bike race, and there was nothing in the Lombardian about this. I […]


Lombard/Villa Park coming events—August 1

Movies in the Park The Villa Park Public Library, Friends of the Villa Park Library and Villa Park’s Parks and Recreation department co-sponsor Movies in the Park on Mondays, Aug. 5 and Aug. 12 at approximately 8 p.m. All are invited to bring a lawn chair or a picnic blanket […]


County Coroner releases stats on opioid related deaths

DuPage County Coroner Richard Jorgensen MD, has completed evaluation of the opioid related deaths for 2018. “The opioid epidemic continues to escalate and destroy the lives of too many DuPage County residents,” Dr. Jorgensen said. “The influx of potent synthetic opiates including fentanyl has increased significantly, and now represents a […]


Where hot cars are ‘cool’

Where hot cars are ‘cool’

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts–which was cancelled last weekend due to excessive heat and safety concerns for volunteers and guests–will return this weekend with ’60s to today dance hits provided by FeelGood tribute band. The popular downtown Lombard summer event is held Saturdays from 6-10 p.m. through […]


Speak Out excerpts—July 25

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. Pick up a copy of this week’s paper to read all of the comments. Lombard calling: This story about Frank Robb capturing this alligator in Humboldt Park is a nice, feel good story, but I have to admit […]


Lombard/Villa Park coming events—July 25

Summer concerts Villa Park Recreation is offering Thursday evening outdoor concert series this summer at Cortesi Veterans Memorial Park, 318 E. Kenilworth. The free August concerts will be held at 6:30 pm; concessions open at 6 pm. Bring your blanket, lawn chairs and appetite out for these great family entertainment […]


Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

Local business plans 3rd annual “Ride for John”

‘My Child’s Life Matters’ Motorcycle event fights opiate overdose crisis   By Dee Longfellow For The Villa Park Independent   On Saturday, July 27, My Child’s Life Matters will hosts its 3rd annual “Ride For John,” a community awareness event and celebration of life with a mission of waking people […]


Speak Out—July 18

Here are some excerpts from this week’s SPEAK OUT section. To see the complete list of comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. The news states that they want to give the illegal immigrants Medicare. They’re saying it’s going to cost $9 billion to the taxpayers, so taxpayers, […]


Echoes from our past

Echoes from our past

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Cannon fire will echo across Lombard again next weekend as Union and Southern soldiers meet in battle during the ninth annual Civil War Reenactment in Lombard’s Four Seasons Park Saturday, July 27, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., and Sunday, July 28, from 10 a.m. to 3 […]


Lombard/Villa Park coming events—July 18

McCormick Day at Cantigny July 25 Thursday, July 25: McCormick Day 2019, Parkwide, noon to 4 p.m. An afternoon of family fun is planned as the park celebrates the birthday of Cantigny benefactor Robert R. McCormick (1880-1955). In honor of Colonel McCormick’s military service, guests can enjoy Army-themed crafts, programs […]