Lombard News

Fire guts detached garage

Fire guts detached garage

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTO Smoke billows from a vehicle inside a detached garage that caught fire in the 600 block of N. West Road at approximately 5:36 p.m. on Sept. 23. The fire was extinguished in 10 minutes, but the garage was determined to be a complete loss. The cause of […]

 
 

Remembering an icon

Remembering an icon

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Kelly Weible, pictured here with her son Michael and husband Jason, said she helped organize a vigil Saturday, Sept. 19, at the memorial rock at Lombard Common to honor the late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg because “I think everybody’s feeling a lot of emotions right […]

 
 

Lombard’s 2020 Man and Woman of the Year

Lombard’s 2020 Man and Woman of the Year

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS The Rotary Club of Lombard and Lombard Service League recently presented their respective 2020 Man and Woman of the Year awards at the Lombard Park District Pavilion, 227 W. Parkside Ave. Robert Friend (left) is the Rotary Club’s 2020 Man of the Year. Brigitte O’Brien (right) is […]

 
 

Lombard residents receive Mary C. Guertler Memorial Scholarship

Lombard residents receive Mary C. Guertler Memorial Scholarship

SUBMITTED PHOTO Montini Catholic High School has announced that Lombard residents Isabelle Juda (left) and Sarah Ernat (middle) are this year’s recipients of the Mary C. Guertler Memorial Scholarship. At right is Steven Guertler, who established the scholarship in his mother’s name.

 
 

Off and running

Off and running

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Glenbard East girls and boys cross country teams opened the 2020 season with home meets against Larkin on Saturday, Aug. 29. The Rams held the meets on a 3.0-mile course on the school campus. The races ended on the stadium track. Glenbard East’s cross country programs […]

 
 

Historical society directors past and present

Historical society directors past and present

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Three women who have served as executive directors of the Lombard Historical Society reunited Tuesday, Aug. 18, to celebrate a new historical marker at 23 W. Maple St. commemorating the suffrage work of Lombard’s own Ellen Martin, the first woman to vote in Illinois. From left to […]

 
 

Clean-up continues in storm’s aftermath

Clean-up continues in storm’s aftermath

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO The Village of Lombard and National Weather Service reported that on Monday, Aug. 10, the village was affected not only by a derecho, but an EF-1 tornado with just over a 2-mile path that caused damage and destruction in the village—among other neighboring communities—due to winds up […]

 
 

CROP Walk going virtual this year

CROP Walk going virtual this year

SUBMITTED PHOTO The community is invited to participate in a Virtual CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, Oct. 4, or at your convenience. (The above photo was taken during last year’s walk.) “Virtual” walks are tricky. They are “different.” This is something new for the fundraisers. The virtual CROP Walk is […]

 
 

Resident 106 years young and counting

Resident 106 years young and counting

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Mabel Larson, who lives at Lexington of Lombard, celebrated her 106th birthday on Saturday, July 25. She went to work at age 14 cleaning apartments and waiting tables, and attended Morgan Park High School. Larson, who grew up with two sisters and three brothers, said there wasn’t […]

 
 

The 2020 Lilac Queen

The 2020 Lilac Queen

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Jamya Whitman was named the 2020 Lilac Queen during the coronation ceremony in Lilacia Park on Saturday, July 25. This year’s ceremony was originally scheduled to take place on May 2, but it was postponed for more than two months because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Queen Jamya […]