Lombard News

Sledding at Sunset Knoll

Sledding at Sunset Knoll

CHRIS FOX PHOTOS A recent storm brought enough snow to attract several sledders and snowboarders to Sunset Knoll on Sunday, Jan. 12. One photo (top) shows Michael Scott of Lombard joining his 6-year-old son Ryan for a ride down the hill. Another photo (middle) shows cousins (left to right) Teagan […]

 
 

Winter farmers market in Lombard

Winter farmers market in Lombard

CHRIS FOX PHOTO First Church of Lombard, UCC (United Church of Christ) hosted an indoor winter farmers market on Sunday, Jan. 19. Local vendors from throughout Chicagoland sold items including produce, bread, pastries, honey and yarn during Sunday’s event at the church, which is located at 220 S. Main St. […]

 
 

Top Crime News

Juvenile charged with punching mother’s face goes to detention On Jan. 11, officers responded a report of a domestic battery at around 1:05 p.m. Upon arrival, police met with the suspect and the victim, who was the suspect’s mother. The victim states the suspect became upset with her and reportedly […]

 
 

County invites residents to Route 83 community workshops; Input sought on Route 83 Corridor Plan

Residents are invited to two community workshops to provide input and hear about key recommendations community planners will make regarding the DuPage County Route 83 Corridor Plan. A meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 6-8 p.m. at the Villa Park Library, 305 Ardmore Ave. DuPage County is working […]

 
 

Recreational cannabis now legal in Illinois

Recreational cannabis now legal in Illinois

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Crowds like this outside of EarthMed Medical Marijuana and Cannabis Dispensary in Addison were the norm on New Year’s Day—and the day after—as recreational cannabis sales became legal in Illinois on Jan. 1. People waited hours to get inside EarthMed, which is currently the only place in […]

 
 

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty to felony theft charges

Former newspaper manager pleads guilty to felony theft charges

Jensen ordered to pay $274,000, serve probation   Cynthia R. Jensen, 56, of Kingston, Illinois, pleaded guilty to a felony theft charge in Walworth County Circuit Court on Jan. 10. The former business manager of Rock Valley Publishing and the Lombardian, made a $250,000 restitution payment at the court hearing […]

 
 

House fire in Lombard

House fire in Lombard

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Other area fire departments assisted the Lombard Fire Department’s response to a Dec. 26 fire at a Lombard residence at 92 N. West Road. Firefighters responded to the home at approximately 5:45 a.m. Two residents were at home at the time of the fire and were able […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

Ushering in a new era; As of Jan. 1, recreational marijuana is legal in Illinois

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent   Some people have been waiting since Jefferson Starship was Jefferson Airplane. Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. […]

 
 

Cookies and Carols concert at Glenbard East

Cookies and Carols concert at Glenbard East

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Glenbard East High School’s music department held its annual Cookies and Carols concert recently in the foyer outside of Biester Auditorium. The Dec. 19 concert included performances from the Sorella Singers, DeCrescenDudes, the Madrigal Singers and the Honors Strings Ensemble. Members of the Madrigal Singers are shown […]

 
 

Ushering in a new era

The doors at EARTHMED, 852 South Westgate in Addison, opened at 10 a.m. on January 1 to sell recreational marijuana. The line stretched at least 1/2 mile south and west of the facility.

By Dee Longfellow For The Elmhurst Independent Beginning January 1, 2020, Illinois state law will allow for the possession of up to 30 grams of marijuana per Illinois resident over the age of 21 to be used recreationally. Residents will also be able to possess up to five grams of […]