Lombard News

Tiara time in Lombard

Tiara time in Lombard

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The Lombard Junior Women’s Club sponsored its annual tiara presentation for the five members of the 2019 Lilac Court and their families in the historic Maple Street Chapel March 18. Pictured are royal court members (left to right) Princess Sydney Wilson, Princess Elaine Wesling, Princess Emily Hansel, […]

 
 

Dear Abraham Lincoln…

Dear Abraham Lincoln…

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO Sheldon Peck would have been proud again this year of the letters that were written by fifth-grade students who pretended to be Peck writing a personal letter to Abraham Lincoln in 1848. Six of the students who submitted the highest scoring letters were honored at an awards […]

 
 

County moves to close alleged adult business in Wheaton

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and DuPage County Board Chairman Dan Cronin announced today that DuPage County has filed a lawsuit against Hot Shots Photography Studio, located at 0N758 Gary Avenue in Wheaton, alleging that the business has been operating as an adult business and not as a photography […]

 
 

Bond set for man accused of killing DGN student with car

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Downers Grove Chief of Police Shanon Gillette announced on Tuesday, Feb. 26, that bond has been set for a Naperville man accused of striking 17-year-old Elizabeth Dunlap with his car causing her death. Joseph Kucharski, 51, with a last known address in Naperville, […]

 
 

Lilac royalty

Lilac royalty

The five members of the 2019 Lilac Court posed for their first official photograph on Sunday, March 3, after being selected from a field of 11 contestants. The young women and their parents met with Lilac Queen Contest chairman Brittney Conway, assistant chairman Nancy Spartz and committee members Maria Uribe […]

 
 

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Four men accused of breaking into Lombard apartment

Following alleged robbery, suspects lead high-speed chase thru Villa Park, Elmhurst DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin and Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton have announced that bond has been set for Mashawn Barnes, 27, of Chicago; Kevin Jones, 31, of Chicago; Calvert Williams, 29, of Matteson; and Dion Young, […]

 
 

‘Best in Show’ scientists

‘Best in Show’ scientists

STEVE SPODEN PHOTOS Young student scientists, from kindergarten through eighth grade, displayed their science projects at Glenn Westlake Middle School for judging Feb. 23 in the 2019 Lombard School District 44 Science Fair. The projects selected “Best In Show” were (top row, left to right) “What Cup Keeps Your Morning […]

 
 

Young poets of distinction

Young poets of distinction

“Dare to Dream” was this year’s theme for the Lombard Service League’s 15th annual Youth Poetry Contest through which young people put their inner thoughts and emotions into the written word as expressed through the powerful vehicle of poetry. Chosen as this year’s poetry laureates are (left to right) first […]

 
 

‘Lifesavers’ honored by Lombard Village Board

‘Lifesavers’ honored by Lombard Village Board

The Village of Lombard held a special recognition ceremony before the Feb. 7 Lombard Village Board of Trustees meeting to honor Lombard Police Officer Dan Herrera and Lombard residents Justin Mueller and Stephen Spapperi. On the evening of Jan. 14, the three came to the aid of 96-year-old Antoinette Lazarra, […]

 
 

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train near Ardmore, Union Pacific railroad tracks

Pedestrian struck, killed by freight train near Ardmore, Union Pacific railroad tracks

On Monday, Villa Park Police and Fire Departments responded to the area of Ardmore and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks for the report of a pedestrian who was struck by a westbound Union Pacific freight train at around 3:59 a.m. A 38-year-old man was fatally struck by the freight train, […]