Lombard News

99th birthday celebration for veteran

99th birthday celebration for veteran

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Sir Peter Gilea got a big surprise Saturday, May 30, when dozens of vehicles—cars and motorcycles, York Center fire trucks, DuPage County squad cars and O’Hare tow trucks—drove by to wish the Lombard resident a happy 99th birthday. Lombard’s Lilac VFW Post 5815 and Auxiliary organized the […]

 
 

Boy Scout Troop 202 food drive benefits local food pantry

Boy Scout Troop 202 food drive benefits local food pantry

SUBMITTED PHOTO Boy Scout Troop 202 in Lombard recently held a contactless food drive to benefit the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry, which is run by the First United Methodist Church. Scouts dropped off flyers on May 9 detailing what types of donations would benefit the food pantry during this time of need. […]

 
 

Water, water everywhere

Water, water everywhere

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Like many communities throughout DuPage County, Lombard was recently deluged with rain. On its Facebook page May 17, the village announced that Lombard had received 7.03 inches of rain between May 14 and May 17. This large lot (top photo) between two homes along Finley Road was […]

 
 

102 years young

102 years young

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Ann Panattoni got a surprise Sunday, May 10, when family, friends and neighbors recognized her 102nd birthday. Waving while seated in front of her home on East Harding Road, the mother of two and grandmother of three watched as cars drove past and honked, while a stilt […]

 
 

Social distancing graduation

Social distancing graduation

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Lombard VFW Lilac Post 5815 helped make possible a graduation ceremony for Cadet Lt. Col. Charles Grunert at the Sunken Garden on Sunday, May 3. Grunert had his own special commencement from the military academy at Norwich University in Vermont, the oldest private military college in the […]

 
 

Flowery mix

Flowery mix

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTOS Fortunately, some things are not affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. A steady stream of visitors stopped by Lilacia Park on a sunny Sunday afternoon (April 26) to see the colorful tulips and lilacs now in bloom.

 
 

Lombard Fire Department responds to report of structure fire

Lombard Fire Department responds to report of structure fire

At 9:13 p.m. April 26, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire in the 900 block of E. School St. The first Lombard Fire Department crews arrived on the scene within 5 minutes and found a detached garage fully involved with fire extending to the […]

 
 

Pitching in

Pitching in

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Billy Bricks Wood Fired Pizza and its customers recently began donating meals to first responders around Chicagoland. Customers can choose to make a $10 donation, which provides a bag lunch with an entrée, side and a cookie bite. Billy Bricks matches each customer’s donation with a 9-inch […]

 
 

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts

DuPage County Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) Case Counts

April 18, 2020 Total cases in DuPage County residents: 1,661 (322 outbreak-associated** and 1,339 nonoutbreak-associated cases), including 83 deaths Total Willowbrook long-term care facility outbreak-associated cases: 54 (35 residents and 19 staff), including 10 deaths * Data are provisional as of 11:00am 4/18/2020 and subject to change. **Outbreak-associated cases are […]

 
 

Easter Bunny visits Lombard

Easter Bunny visits Lombard

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS On Saturday, April 11, Lombard residents got a surprise visit from the Easter Bunny, who made his way around some neighborhood streets, greeting families and leaving Easter eggs; all while maintaining social distancing protocols. The bunny visit was courtesy of Acrodazzle Entertainment.