Lombard News

Lombard coming events—August 29

Senior orchestra seeks members The Senior Suburban Orchestra (SSO) is looking for musicians to join their ranks. There are currently openings for all strings, flute, oboe, bass clarinet, trumpet, French horn and percussion/drums. Rehearsals are Tuesday afternoons (1-3:15) at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ (5739 Dunham Road, Downers Grove) […]


Lombardian Speak Out excerpts—August 29

Here are a few 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. There was a Speak Out caller (Aug. 22 issue) that made a couple of good points about property taxes and what percentage of […]


A library card celebration

A library card celebration

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO September is Library Card Sign-up Month, a time when the Helen Plum Library and libraries nationwide join together to remind parents, caregivers and students that signing up for a library card is the first step towards academic achievement and lifelong learning. This year, “Toy Story 4” characters […]


Lombardian Speak Out excerpts—August 23

Here are some of the comments in this week’s Speak Out section. To read all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. I saw the good news on Channel 7. Tom Cullerton indicted for 41 counts. I hope he goes to jail for a long, long […]


Illinois leaders: Keep Blagojevich in prison; Durkin says president ‘politically driven’ by anti-federal government sentiment

By Jerry Nowicki Capitol New Illinois Illinois political leaders from both parties on Aug. 8 said former Democratic Gov. Rod Blagojevich should remain in prison despite Republican U.S. President Donald Trump’s statement that he was considering commuting the sentence of the ex-governor. Trump reportedly made his remarks on Air Force […]


Cullerton replaced as Labor Committee chair; Change follows federal indictment alleging embezzlement from labor union

By Peter Hancock Capitol News Illinois State Sen. Tom Cullerton was replaced as chairman of the Senate Labor Committee, a move that occurred a few days after he was indicted on federal charges of embezzling money from a labor union. According to a spokesman for the senate president’s office, the […]


DGTT Foundation forced to cancel Toby Keith benefit concert;

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Dan Gibbons Turkey Trot Foundation 
announced on Wednesday, Aug. 7 that Imagine Events (a/k/a Imagn Events), the company handling event arrangements and ticket sales for the first-ever Freedom & Dignity Festival, had filed for bankruptcy, according to Gibbons. Later, Gibbons told the Independent […]


A pink T-shirt fundraiser

A pink T-shirt fundraiser

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO The public is invited to purchase a pink “Firefighters for a Cure” T-shirt to help Lombard firefighters raise funds again this year to benefit the Bhorade Cancer Center at Good Samaritan Hospital. The annual fundraiser coincides with October as Breast Cancer Awareness month. The T-shirts may be […]


Speak Out excerpts—August 22

Here are some comments from this week’s Speak Out section. To see all of the comments, pick up a copy of this week’s paper. I noticed online that Tom Cullerton is supposed to hold a job fair later this month. Will that fair include any types of jobs similar to […]


History in the making

History in the making

STEVE SPODEN PHOTO A special historic photograph was made Aug. 1 by photographer Doug White during the celebration of Lombard’s sesquicentennial anniversary at the Lombard Historical Society Victorian Cottage. During the celebration’s ice cream social event, attendees were invited to gather on the front porch and lawn of the cottage […]