Lombard News

DuPage County consolidates Election Commission into County Clerk’s Office

The DuPage County Board voted on Jan. 15 to officially dissolve the DuPage Election Commission into the County Clerk’s Office, completing a multi-year process to consolidate the sixth unit of government under the County’s ACT Initiative. The action comes as a result of the enactment of Public Act 100-0628, which […]

 
 

Voices of democracy

Voices of democracy

Three local high school students have been selected winners in the Lombard Veterans of Foreign Wars Lilac Post 5815 sponsored 2018 Voice of Democracy competition. Students entering the annual contest prepare a written and recorded speech on a selected patriotic theme. This year’s theme was “Why My Vote Matters.” Pictured […]

 
 

Chapel’s bell now has new clapper

Chapel’s bell now has new clapper

Lombard’s Maple Street Chapel bell rang in the new year with a new clearer tone and is now protected from possible cracking, following recent maintenance work performed by Verdin Bell Company. According to Ken Bohl, Maple Street Chapel Preservation Society facilities director, an inspection of the bell by Verdin found […]

 
 

A new year for giving ‘The Gift of Life’

A new year for giving ‘The Gift of Life’

The Village of Lombard will host its Heartland Blood Centers winter blood drive on Wednesday, Jan. 16. It will be the first of five blood drives to be hosted by the village this year. Pictured are some the people who helped make last year’s drives successful. The gift of life […]

 
 

Remembering a friend

Remembering a friend

Downtown Lombard’s Action Motorcycle, 3 S. Park Ave., held its 23rd annual Customer Appreciation Charity Party Dec. 21 and collected over $2,000 in food donations from party goers for its Jim Dow Memorial Food Drive. The donated food was destined for the St. Vincent de Paul Food Pantry at Lombard’s […]

 
 

Photos of 2018…

Photos of 2018…

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS A few of the many people and events featured on the pages of the Lombardian during 2018 included: (top row, left to right) long-time Lombard resident Marge Neely, who was named Lilac Parade Grand Marshal; Carol Sink (second from left), who was honored as Lombard Service League’s […]

 
 

Historic train engine visits area

Historic train engine visits area

The Union Pacific Railroad’s “4141” is painted in the colors of Air Force One and the number 4141 is to commemorate President George H.W. Bush as our forty-first President of the United States.  This locomotive was used to pull the former Presidents funeral train to the George H.W. Bush Library, in […]

 
 

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank; Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

Elmhurst Library victim of swatting prank;  Phony ‘emergency’ causes evacuation, lockdown for most of Saturday

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent About 10 a.m. on Saturday, Dec. 15, the Elmhurst Public Library had to be evacuated and was placed on lockdown due to an unknown threat. Police and fire officials were on the scene immediately, some with automatic rifles, securing the area and urging […]

 
 

Shopping with a cop in Lombard

Shopping with a cop in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Members of the Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA) and Lombard police officers teamed up Dec. 1 to host their 20th annual Shop with a Cop program. The event is the largest undertaking by the alumni members each year. First, the officers and alumni members traveled […]

 
 

Toys on parade

Toys on parade

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Saturday morning’s cold temperature didn’t seem to bother a large crowd of well-wishers of all ages during the 18th Annual Lombard Fire Department Toy Parade. As the parade made its way down Main Street from downtown Lombard’s Fire Station 45 to Glenbard East High School, firefighters and […]