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Posted on: November 17, 2017

Arrive Safely This Thanksgiving: Buckle Up!

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As millions of motorists hit the road to celebrate Thanksgiving, Illinois law enforcement will be working around the clock to make sure holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely.

The Lombard Police Department is joining the Illinois Department of Transportation and the Illinois State Police to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket.The goal of this high-visibility effort is to reduce motor vehicle crashes and resulting injuries an...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Thanksgiving updates and reminders from the Village of Lombard

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The Village of Lombard is reminding residents of upcoming Thanksgiving related news items including safety tips and the holiday hour schedule.

Village of Lombard Offices Closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

Village offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 23 and Friday, Nov. 24 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Village offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 27 with regular business hours:...

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Posted on: November 10, 2017

Village of Lombard Recognizes Veterans on Staff

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The Village of Lombard is recognizing Veterans who pursue careers in local government, including Police, Fire, and Public Works, by recognizing Lombard Veterans on staff.

The tribute video can be found on the Village of Lombard’s Facebook and YouTube pages.

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Posted on: November 8, 2017

Residents Invited to Veterans Day Ceremony

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The Village of Lombard will be holding its annual Veterans Day Ceremony on Saturday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m., at the Sunken Garden in Lombard Common Park, located near the intersection of Grace and Maple Streets.

Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio will welcome attendees and Pastor Bryant from St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Lombard will open the ceremony with an invocation. A Veterans Day Proclamation will be read by Village Clerk Sharon Kuderna and students...

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Posted on: November 5, 2017

Lombard’s Fall Blood Drive honors Veterans and memory of former Village President Bill Mueller

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The Village of Lombard is hosting its annual fall blood drive on Wednesday, November 15, 2017, in honor of Veteran’s Day. This event also recognizes the former Village President Bill Mueller, who passed away in 2012.

Residents are encouraged to donate blood in honor of Mueller’s dedication to Lombard’s veterans.

The blood drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Yorktown Shopping Center at mall entrance #5, between Von Maur and Th...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

The Lombard Fire Department warns residents about a Fire Extinguisher recall

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According to The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) fire extinguisher manufacturer Kidde™ is recalling fire extinguishers with plastic handles due to failure to discharge and nozzle detachment.

This recall involves 134 models of Kidde Fire Extinguishers manufactured between January 1, 1973 and August 2017.  According to the CPSC, these extinguishers were sold at Menards, Montgomery Ward, Sears, The Home Depot, Walmart and other departme...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

Change your clocks change your batteries, Nov. 5

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The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents that when it’s time to change your clocks, it’s time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, November 5, and everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they “gain” to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and to test all of the alarms in their home. The Lo...

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Posted on: October 30, 2017

Seasonal parking and storage of recreational vehicles begins Nov. 1

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During the winter months, November 1 – March 31, residents can park their recreational vehicles in their garage, side or rear yards as long the vehicle is on a hard surface, in the front yard past the setback of 30 feet or at off-site storage.

The ordinance first took effect on Nov. 1, 2014, to limit the parking of recreational vehicles in the front yard of single family residential properties. The front yard is defined as the first 30 feet from the property line

“This ordinance will h...

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Village Board to Approve Lamar Signage Withdrawal

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Lamar Companies have withdrawn their request for both the zoning actions and draft sign leases for the proposed billboards. At the Nov. 2 meeting, the Board will close this matter by formally accepting the withdrawal.

At the November 2 Village Board meeting, the item will be on the agenda, but the Board will close this matter by formally accepting their withdrawal. No further actions will be taken regarding this petition and the signs will not be installed.

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Posted on: October 27, 2017

Tips on How to Deter and Prevent Skunks

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While the Village of Lombard itself does not remove skunks from private properties, there are a number of steps that can be taken by property owners.

Coexisting with wildlife presents challenges, however since skunks are a native species to the area trapping is illegal without a license which is regulated by the Department of Natural Resources. You can deter skunks/wildlife 3 different ways. Site, soun...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

2017 William J Mueller Lombard Heritage Awards presented

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The Lombard Historic Preservation Commission selected two recipients for the William J. Mueller Lombard Heritage Award, which were presented at a Village Board meeting on October 19, 2017.

The awards were presented by Village President Keith Giagnorio and Lombard Historic Preservation Commission President Rita Schneider.

Patricia Poskocil was presented the award for Lifetime Achievement.  Michael Loos and his extended family receive...

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Posted on: October 23, 2017

Firefighters present pink shirt fundraiser proceeds to The Bhorade Cancer Center

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Village of Lombard Firefighters recently presented a $2,350 check to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s Bhorade Cancer Center, to help assist people undergoing cancer treatment.

The proceeds were raised through the Pink Shirt Campaign run by the Lombard Fire Department which allowed firefighters to voluntarily purchase and wear the shirts throughout the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts were ...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

Lombard’s Sidewalk Saw Cutting Program addresses uneven sidewalks

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Public Works has partnered with a contractor for Lombard’s Sidewalk Saw Cutting Program, which aims to correct trip hazards Village wide.

The process is fast, cost effective, and improves safety. The project began in mid-October and will be completed in zones over multiple years.

The Village has selected this technology because it is a fraction of the cost of removal and replacement. The pro...

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Posted on: October 18, 2017

A Message from Lombard Public Works on Last Week’s Storm

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Northern Lombard received 3.59" of rainfall and the southern end of Lombard received 7.07” during a rain event that took place during the weekend of October 14-15.

These totals are equivalent to flooding a football field 250 yards deep, the height of a 60 story building. With this amount of rain some flooding is inevitable. Lombard Public Works employees worked overnight throughout the storm to monitor pumps and cle...

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Posted on: October 17, 2017

Prepare Your Teen Driver for the Road Ahead during National Teen Driver Safety Week, October 15-21

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The Lombard Police Department is joining with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration during National Teen Driver Safety Week (October 15-21) to encourage all parents to talk to their teen drivers about the rules of the road.

“Parents have a very strong influence on their teens, even as they grow older and become more independent,” said Traffic Safety Unit Officer Sgt. Joe Grage. “NHTSA offers parents and caregivers tips and a framework to talk to...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Lombard free leaf collection begins Oct. 23 and will end Dec. 1

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Lombard’s annual six-week free leaf pick-up for residents begins Monday, Oct. 23 and will end Friday, Dec. 1.

During this time, an unlimited amount of paper bags containing only leaves may be placed at a resident’s own curbside, on their normal Waste Management collection day, without need of stickers.

Yard waste stickers are required on any cans and also for nonr...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Lombard Police encourage residents to follow “9 p.m.” routine to prevent thefts

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Lombard Police remind residents to ensure that valuables are removed from vehicles, lock vehicles and homes, and to turn on exterior lights, as part of a “9 p.m. routine” every night. These precautions have been shown to help deter thefts.

Car burglaries have been on the rise in recent months, with the majority of these crimes focusing on unlocked cars. The Lombard Police Department is encouraging residents to never leave valuables in cars and to never leave cars unlocked. The simple behavi...

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Posted on: October 13, 2017

Impaired Driving is Scary: Lombard Police is Cracking Down on Drunk Drivers this Halloween

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This Halloween, the Lombard Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort and is giving a fair warning to holiday revelers: Keep the party off the road.

“On Halloween, we urge you to beware of impaired driving,” said Sgt. Joe Grage. “Driving impaired by alcohol or drugs is deadly, it is illegal and it will get you pulled over and arrested this Halloween.”

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Posted on: October 12, 2017

Lombard Police take back unwanted prescription drugs, Oct. 28: No questions asked

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On Sat., Oct. 28, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lombard Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 14th opportunity in 7 years to prevent pill abuse by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring your pills for disposal to the Lombard Police Department at 235 E. Wilson Ave. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Posted on: October 6, 2017

2017 Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year winners announced

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On Wednesday, October 4, 2017, Lombard's Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year Awards were presented during the 12th Annual Senior Fair at the Community Building at Lombard Common Park. The winners will ride in the 2018 Lilac Time Parade.

The 2017 Senior Man of the Year is Dennis McNicholas. Dennis has been an active business owner in the community for more than 25 years. He served as president of the Chamber of Commerce in 1990 and is currently serving on the Village of Lombard’...

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Posted on: October 2, 2017

Lombard Police Search for Missing Person: Eugene M. Hanson

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UPDATE: MISSING PERSON FOUND: The Lombard Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of 86 year old Eugene M. Hanson, who has medical concerns related to memory.

Eugene left his residence on the 100 block of East Goebel Drive in Lombard at approximately 2 p.m. and has not returned since. Eugene was last seen driving a silver 2003 Mercury Sable with the Illinois license plate Q556149. If you have seen Eugene or his...

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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Lombard Police remind residents: a safe Halloween is a happy Halloween

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Lombard Police Chief Roy Newton is reminding residents to prioritize child safety this Halloween.

In efforts to help minimize unsafe situations, parents are requested to limit trick-or-treating on Tuesday, October 31, from 3 p.m., to no later than 7 p.m., and are encouraged to plan for a safe Halloween with the following tips:

  • Costumes should be firepr...
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Posted on: September 29, 2017

Lombard Fire Department responds to residential structure fire

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On Sunday September 24, at approximately 1:42 a.m., the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire on the 1600 block of S. Highland Avenue. Upon arrival, crews discovered a fire in the attached garage of the single story home.

The fire was quickly extinguished did not spread from the garage. According to Battalion Chief Al Greene, the fire caused moderate fire, smoke, and water damage to the garage and home. No injuries to the occupants of the home or emergency personnel were r...

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Posted on: September 22, 2017

Gatz Pond Outfall Project nears completion

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Lombard’s Department of Public Works is pleased to announce that the Gatz Pond Project is nearing completion. The project consisted of the construction of approximately 1,950 feet of 60-inch diameter storm sewer.

The project also includes installing 700 feet of various diameter storm sewers, pavement reconstruction, and pavement patching.  The project separated approximately 450 acres of combined sewers in the Gatz Pond Watershed. Maple Street will be reo...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Lombard Police Department awarded Ben Roethlisberger grant for new police K-9

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Pittsburgh Steelers’ Quarterback Ben Roethlisberger will be awarding the 2017 season grant from the Ben Roethlisberger Foundation at The Giving Back Fund, to the Lombard Police Department, to replace their existing K-9, currently approaching retirement.

The $11,500 grant will fully fund the new police K-9, including initial training and future specific training needs. K-9 Officer Chico’s retirement date has not yet been determined and he will continue to serve the Village of Lombard until that ...

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Posted on: September 21, 2017

Village of Lombard announces new Pavement Condition Data Collection Project

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Lombard has partnered with the Cartegraph Data Services to perform a Village-wide pavement condition data collection project. From Sept. 27-Oct. 4, a slow-moving van with the Cartegraph logo will travel on Village streets, to collect road condition data.

The van is fitted with specialized technology that measures the surface condition of the pavement. This information will be used to optimize future pavement maintenance activities performed by the Village.

Using state-of-the-art technology, Cartegraph will...

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Posted on: September 19, 2017

Fire Department to host community open house and group photo during Fire Prevention Week

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The Lombard Fire Department is inviting residents to attend a community open house at Fire Station 45 which is located at 50 E. St. Charles Rd., on Wednesday, October 11, 6-8 p.m., in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, October 8-14.

The free open house will include fire safety education and the opportunity to meet your Lombard Firefighters and Paramedics. Everyone in attendance will get a closer look at Fire and EMS vehicles, the apparatus involved in firefighting and emergency respo...

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Posted on: September 13, 2017

Lombard Police Recognize Illinois Rail Safety Week with train safety tips

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The Lombard Police Department wants to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around railroad tracks, in part with Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 24 – 30, 2017.

In Illinois during 2016, there were 120 crossing collisions involving motor vehicles, which resulted in 43 injuries and 22 fatalities.  In addition, there were 39 trespasser incidents that resulted in 17 injuries and 22 fatalities when people tre...

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Posted on: September 11, 2017

Lombard Police to host child seat inspection event

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The Lombard Police Department is recognizing Child Passenger Safety Week by hosting a child safety seat check at the Lombard Police Department on Saturday, September 23, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.

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Officers will check car seats for proper installation and advise parents, grandparents,and caregivers how to choose the right car seats and install them properly in
their vehicles.

The event, part of Lombard’s participation in National Child Pa...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Village of Lombard Seeking Applicants for Local Tourism Grant

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The Village of Lombard is currently seeking grant applications for local programs and events that support tourism and promote the Village as a destination to nonresident visitors.

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first time applicants to the Local Tourism Grant Program are encouraged to submitan application for Local Tourism Grant funds to the Village by December 11, 2017.

TheVillage of Lombard’s Local Tourism Grant Program was developed b...

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Posted on: September 7, 2017

Lombard’s annual Recycling Extravaganza provides residents with recycling opportunity

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The Village of Lombard is encouraging residents to bring unwanted items for recycling at Lombard’s annual Recycling Extravaganza, Saturday, September 23, 2017, 9 a.m. – 12 p.m., at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

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following materials will be accepted for recycling: paint (for a cost), car andmarine lead batteries, treated and untreated lumber, scrap metal (hangers, old
metal pots, swing sets, lawn furniture, gutters, washers and dryers, stoves,hot water h...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Police Station After Hours & Overnight Parking Requests Online

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The Lombard Police Department is announcing a change to overnight front desk public access and a new online service for overnight parking requests.

Police Station After HoursThe Lombard Police Station will be open to residents in need from 6:30 a.m., until 11:15 p.m. daily, beginning September 5. After 11:15 p.m., residents will be able to use a phone in the vestibule to call 9-1-1 for after-hours em...

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Posted on: September 1, 2017

Village of Lombard’s Roosevelt Rd. Water Main Lining Project completed

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The Village of Lombard is proud to announce the completion of the Roosevelt
Rd. Water Main Lining Project, almost 1 month ahead of schedule.

The project, which was completed over a two year timeframe, included the lining of the 16,000 linear feet of water main along Roosevelt Rd. via a cured in place pipe (CIPP) of which extended the pipe’s life up to another 50 years.

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

Village of Lombard amends Codes for water shut-offs and turn-ons

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The Village of Lombard will now charge a $50 fee for voluntary water turn on/turn off services performed by the Village. In addition, the Village will no longer turn on/turn off water during non-business hours, except in cases of emergency.

Voluntary Water Shut Off Requests

For a voluntary shut-off requested by a customer, a $50 fee will be added to their next water bill. An example of a voluntary shut-off request is when the property owner cannot turn off their water in order to make a repai...

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Posted on: August 30, 2017

September is National Preparedness Month: “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. But You Can.”

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Disaster can strike at any time and in honor of National Preparedness Month, residents are encouraged to connect with the Village of Lombard on social media, and to create a family emergency plan. “Disasters Don’t Plan Ahead. You Can.”

Throughout September, the Village of Lombard will share useful tips and information on how to prepare for emergencies. Taking a few minutes to create an emergency kit and an emergency plan now, can help keep your family safe and calm if a disaster strikes...

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Drunk and impaired drivers will be met with zero tolerance this Labor Day

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Labor Day Weekend road trips and local celebrations are fun and festive, but the Lombard Police Department is reminding residents that due to alcohol and drug impaired drivers, it is also dangerous.

This Labor Day, Lombard Officers are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown runs from Aug. 21 - Sept. 5, 2017. ...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Lombard Offices Closed for Labor Day

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Lombard Village Offices will be closed on Monday, September 4, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Additionally, Waste Management will be operating on a holiday schedule.

Village Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 5, with normal business hours. Normal operating hours for Village Hall are: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Posted on: August 29, 2017

Lombard’s “We Remember” Blood Drive to honor 16th anniversary of 9/11

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2017 year marks the 16th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks on the World Trade Center, and the Village of Lombard is joining organizations across the country to encourage blood donations to honor those who lost their lives.

Lombard’s Annual “We Remember” Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.13, 2017, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. in the Heartland Mobile Coach (parked outside entrance 5 between Von Maur and The Eatery), and 1:15 &ndash...

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Posted on: August 28, 2017

Lombard Fire Department to host moment of silence on 9/11

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The Lombard Fire Department invites residents to join a brief ceremony, and a moment of silence to remember the 9/11 tragedy on Monday, September 11th.

The ceremony will begin promptly at 8:45 a.m., around the flagpole at Fire Station 45, at 50 E. St. Charles Rd. Fire Chief Rick Sander and the Fire Department staff will lead a moment of silence and some brief comments. For more information please call Fi...

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Posted on: August 25, 2017

Award, grant, and campaign regarding safe driving

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The Lombard Police Department is committed to providing residents and motorists with ongoing traffic enforcement and education to promote safe driving practices.

Lombard Police Department win second place for the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge

Lombard Police were recently presented a second place award for the Illinois Traffic Safety Challenge, hosted by Illinois Police Chiefs Association, in the 66-100 sworn of...

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Posted on: August 17, 2017

Back to school driving safety reminders from Lombard Police Department

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Lombard Schools are back in session and the Lombard Police Department is reminding residents about the laws regarding school zone speed limits, texting, and passing school buses.

  • School zone speeding or failure to yield to children in a crosswalk:  a first violation is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $150, a second or subsequent violation will result in a fine of $300.
  • Using a cell phone (unless hands free) or texti...
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Posted on: August 14, 2017

Village seeking nominees for Annual 2017 Senior of the Year Award

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The Village of Lombard is seeking nominations for its 12th Annual Senior of the Year Awards, which recognizes outstanding seniors who volunteer or go above and beyond to positively benefit Lombard.

The Senior Man and Senior Women of the Year Awards will be presented at the Village’s Senior Fair, scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 4, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Lombard Community Building at Lombard Common Park. The awards will be prese...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

Drunk and impaired drivers will be met with zero tolerance this Labor Day

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Labor Day Weekend road trips and local celebrations are fun and festive, but the Lombard Police Department is reminding residents that due to alcohol and drug impaired drivers, it is also dangerous.

This Labor Day, Lombard Officers are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown runs from Aug. 21 - Sept. 5, 2017. ...

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Posted on: August 11, 2017

DuPage County Health Department Mosquito Update

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The DuPage County Health Department is finding mosquitoes positive for West Nile Virus, as typical for this time of year.

Residents are strongly encouraged to drain standing water in yards and using a DEET repellent, especially at dawn and dusk. Additional tips include:

  • Call the Clarke "Hotline" at 1-800-942-2555 to report standing/stagnant water.
  • Change water in bir...
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Posted on: August 8, 2017

Fire Department pink t shirt fundraiser returns to benefit residents and neighbors in treatment

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Firefighters will be wearing pink shirts in October, in an effort to raise awareness during breast cancer awareness month. Shirts are also available for public purchase, through August (until Aug. 31), to benefit residents and neighbors in treatment.

“It’s so inspiring to see people wearing these pink shirts around town and to know that the money raised is going right back to residents in need,” said Lombard Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Hopper, an organizer of the cause. “More and more people get involve...

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Posted on: July 31, 2017

Lombard Police crackdown on speeding for Illinois Speed Awareness Day

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In support of Illinois Speed Awareness Day, the Lombard Police Department cracked down on vehicular speeding at several locations throughout the Village.

The results of the enforcement campaign included 114 traffic stops for speeding violations, which resulted in 41 warnings and 73 citations, including 2 aggravated speeding tickets due to excessive speed. Three hours of the enforcement campaign were spent ...

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Posted on: July 28, 2017

CALEA Accreditation Assessment Team invites public comment

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On August 14, 2017, a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will examine all aspects of the Lombard Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

This assessment is part of Lombard’s ongoing CALEA certification program.

“The verification team will assess if the Lombard Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards. This is part of a voluntary proce...

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Posted on: July 27, 2017

Village of Lombard names Roy Newton as next Chief of Police

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The Village of Lombard has named current Lombard Deputy Police Chief Roy Newton as its next Chief of Police. Newton is set to begin his role as Lombard’s Police Chief beginning July 30, 2017.

Newton has served the Village of Lombard for 31 years, beginning his law enforcement career as an Explorer Cadet and Community Service Officer with the Lombard Police Department, before being sworn in as a Lombard Police Officer in 1995. Newton rose throu...

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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Lombard residents urged to connect electronically for emergency updates

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Lombard is encouraging residents to connect on social media and to sign up to receive a weekly e-newsletter, in order to receive important information and emergency alerts, in response to the discontinued use of the CodeRED Emergency System.

In the event of an emergency, the Village’s communication response will include:

  • Updates and information at villageoflombard.org, as well as Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.
  • Email alerts and updates. Sign up for emergency alert emails at www.vill...
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Posted on: July 26, 2017

Lombard Village Board approves Restructuring Support Agreement

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The Lombard Village Board recently approved a Restructuring Support Agreement between the Village and the Lombard Public Facilities Corporation (LPFC) and other key stakeholders at its July 25, 2017 meeting.

The restructuring is not expected to have any impact on events or operations at the hotel and conference center.

“I want it to be very clear to our residents that the Village does not own the facility. It is owned by the LPFC which is a completel...

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Posted on: July 17, 2017

UPDATED: Lombard Police find missing elderly man

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James McGowan was found walking in Kane County in the overnight hours of Monday, July 17. He is safe. Thank you for your assistance.

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The Lombard Police Department is seeking the whereabouts of missing person, Jame...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Manhole Rehabilitation Program to Begin Week of July 24

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Lombard will be rehabilitating 30 manholes at various locations throughout the Village beginning the week of July 24, with an estimated completion of late October, pending weather conditions.

The project includes the rehabilitation of sanitary manholes that are deteriorating structurally, due to subjective hydrogen sulfide gases (H2S), as well as leaks that result in inflow and infiltration issues. These issues involve clear ground water leaki...

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Posted on: July 14, 2017

Speed Awareness Day reminds residents of the dangers of speeding

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The Lombard Police Department will be recognizing Illinois Speed Awareness Day July 26, 2017. Lombard is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through both education and enforcement.

In Illinois during 2015, speed was the reason for 34.2% of all fatal crashes. That’s 369 deaths for the year, or one life every 23.7 hours. These lives can be easily saved by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a cras...

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Posted on: July 13, 2017

Roosevelt Rd. and Finley Rd. Intersection Improvement Project to begin

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Lombard Public Works has announced that the Roosevelt Rd./Finley Rd. Intersection Improvement Project is scheduled to begin the week of July 17, 2017.

The improvement to the intersection will include the addition of a dual left turn lane from both north and southbound Finley Rd. onto Roosevelt Rd. Dual left turn lanes on Finley Road will alleviate current and projected traffic volumes at the intersectio...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

UPDATED: Roosevelt Rd. Closed Due to Gas Leak

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Roosevelt Rd. was temporarily closed to traffic from Highland Ave. to Westmore-Meyers due to a gas leak on Thurs. 7/6.

UPDATE: ROOSEVELT RD REOPENED TO TRAFFIC AT 9PM THURSDAY. PARTIAL LANE CLOSURES FOR WATER MAIN LINING CONSTRUCTION PROJECT IN EFFECT.

The gas leak does not pose an immediate threat to the area, however businesses that could potentially be directly impacted have been evacuated. Fire, Police, and Nicor crews are on the scene, and updates will be released to the public as they are made ava...

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Posted on: July 6, 2017

Police report influx of car burglaries in and around Lombard

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The Lombard Police Department has received reports of an influx of unlocked cars being burglarized in Lombard and surrounding communities.

These recent reports include suspects seeking out unlocked vehicles that are parked in public areas, streets, and residential driveways. To help minimize your risk of being involved, police are reminding residents to never leave valuable items in your car...

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Posted on: July 3, 2017

IL Rte. 53 Lane Reductions Begin Wednesday, July 5

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Lane closures will begin on IL Route 53, between St. Charles Rd. & Crescent, Wednesday, July 5. These closures will include lane reductions that will last for 45-60 days.

This closure is required in order to complete curb and pavement removal, water and sewer main installation, and curb/pavement restoration within the State of Illinois right-of way. This construction is part of the IL Route 53 Storm Water Pump Station Proj...

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Posted on: June 29, 2017

Village of Lombard Offices closed and Waste Management schedule adjusted for Fourth of July

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In observance of Independence Day, the Lombard Village Offices will be closed Tuesday, July 4 and Waste Management services will be delayed by one day.

Village Hall will reopen on Wednesday, July 5 with normal business hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

For questions pertaining to Waste Management services, please visit www.wm.com

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Posted on: June 28, 2017

Firework Safety Reminders from the Lombard Fire Department

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This Fourth of July, the Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents about the potential for serious injury associated with firework use.

In 2015 in Illinois, there were 149 persons injured by fireworks. Between June 23 and July 20, 2015, nearly one third of the hospitals in Illinois treated patients with injuries related to fireworks. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries eac...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Lombard Fire Department reminds residents of recreation outdoor fire safety

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Now that summer is here, many residents will be enjoying evenings outside and outdoor recreational fires. Below are the guidelines to provide for the safe enjoyment of a recreational fire in Lombard.

The requirements listed below are by Village Ordinance and necessary to ensure safety and to prevent the unnecessary injury or fire spread.

1. Only dry, seasoned firewood shall be permitted to be burned. Green or wet firewood often creates objectionable sm...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Village of Lombard to host 2017 Fourth of July Fireworks display at Madison Meadow Park

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The Village of Lombard will be hosting a fireworks display on Tuesday, July 4, at Madison Meadow Park, at approximately 9:30 p.m. Free shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking locations will be provided.

Shuttle buses will pick up and drop off event goers beginning at 7 p.m. from three locations: Madison School, 150 W. Madison St., Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St. and Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. Pick-ups from these locations will go d...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

O’Hare’s Fly Quiet Rotation testing scheduled to take place over Lombard

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The Village of Lombard and surrounding areas could experience an increase of air traffic noise during the overnight hours of July 2 – July 8, 2017, as part of O’Hare’s second test of the proposed Fly Quiet Runway Rotation

The 12 week long test program will test different configurations, intended to balance the overnight noise of both incoming and outgoing O’Hare flights. The week of July 2, 2017 has the highest potential to produce an increased amount of overnight noise th...

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Posted on: June 23, 2017

Lombard drinking water rated excellent and exceeds requirements in annual Water Report

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The Village of Lombard’s 2017 Annual Water Quality Report once again shows excellent results that surpass requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report covers water tested from January 1 – December 31, 2016.

To view this year’s water report, visit www.villageoflombard.org/waterqualityreport. Individuals who do not have access to the internet or would like a paper copy, please contact Public Works at (630) 620-5740 or email publicworks@villageoflombard.org and...

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Posted on: June 20, 2017

Fourth of July Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Crackdown: Impaired drivers will be arrested

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Every year, Americans drive to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and events that often include drinking alcohol. The Lombard Police Department will be on patrol this Independence Day, making sure motorists are driving sober.

“Don’t even think about drinking and driving this Fourth of July – or you will be arrested,” said Lombard Police Traffic Unit Officer Paula Rojas. “The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ ...

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Posted on: June 17, 2017

UPDATE: Lombard Police no longer seeking the whereabouts of missing woman

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UPDATE: The Lombard Police Department is no longer seeking the whereabouts of Bethany Chiarchiaro. Thank you for your assistance.

The Lombard Police Department is currently seeking the whereabouts of Bethany Chiarchiaro, who was reported missing since Thursday, June 15 at 10 a.m., from the 100 block of W. Hickory in Lombard.

Chiarchiaro is 30 years old, with blonde hair and hazel eye...

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Posted on: June 16, 2017

2017 Photo Contest Winners Announced

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The Village of Lombard is pleased to announce this year’s top winning photographs of the 2016 Lilac Time Photo Contest, in which residents and guests were invited to submit photos that best represented Lombard during Lilac Time.

  • First Place – "Graceful Blooms" by Stacie Popowski
  • Second Place – “Lilacia Park” by Tony Peterman
  • Third Place – “Tuesday in the Park” by Jennifer Shilt
  • Honorable Mention: Pranav ...
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Posted on: June 15, 2017

Maple Street Detour begins June 17

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Maple Street will be closed to all westbound traffic, with eastbound traffic limited to local vehicles only, beginning Saturday, June 17, through November 2017, as part of the Gatz Pond Project.

The Gatz Pond Outfall Project includes the installation of a new storm sewer that will separate combined sewers, in the northeast corner of Lombard. The project will reduce the potential of sewer backups for residents in the area. Residents interested in ...

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Posted on: June 13, 2017

Village of Lombard Summer Blood Drive scheduled for June 21

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The Village of Lombard invites you to help save lives at its Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, June 21, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Shopping Center, and from 1:15 to 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

“Blood donations are needed every day, year round. Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn’t get to take a summer vacation,” said Carol Bauer, the Village of Lombard’s Blood Drive Coordinator. “Actual bloo...

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Posted on: June 9, 2017

Heat Safety Tips and Reminders

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The weather forecast is calling for hot weather in the coming days and the Lombard Fire Department is providing residents with some helpful reminders when it comes to staying safe.

• Stay hydrated! Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids. Drink 2-4 cups of water every hour if you are in heat.

• NEVER leave a child, senior citizen, or pet, or in a parked car. According to NWS.gov, Hyp...

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

Lombard Police Apprehend Suspect Who Fled on Foot

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In the afternoon hours of Thursday, June 8, 2017, a Lombard officer attempted to make a traffic stop near the Lombard Lagoon. The driver exited the vehicle and fled the area on foot.

 Additional officers responded which resulted in a heavy police presence. The suspect was apprehended and taken into custody. The scene is under control and there is no threat to the public.

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Posted on: June 7, 2017

North Broadway Pump Station and Gatz Pond Outfall Projects to alleviate residential sewer backups

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Lombard Public Works announces the start of the North Broadway Pump Station and Gatz Pond Construction Projects, which will help reduce combined sewer overflows and basement flooding in the Gatz Pond watershed.

The projects are scheduled to begin the week of Monday, June 12, 2017. The construction will include the installation of a stormwater pump station and force main, as well as the installation of a 60” storm sewer to allow for the separation of th...

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Posted on: June 2, 2017

Memorial Day Click It Or Ticket Totals

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Between May 22 and May 30, the Lombard Police Department participated in the annual Click It or Ticket high-visibility seat-belt enforcement campaign, bringing awareness to area residents and writing 78 citations for seat-belt violations in the process.

The campaign, which coincided with one of the busiest holiday weekends of the year, sought to stress the importance of seat-belt use through enforcement and community outreach. Click It or Ticket is implemented through the Illinois Department of Transport...

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Posted on: May 30, 2017

Lombard seeking grocery store developers for location in Village’s historic downtown

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The Village of Lombard will be seeking parties interested in pursuing a retail grocery store redevelopment opportunity for a Village owned property in Downtown Lombard.

As part of this effort, the Village will be releasing a “Request for Proposals” (RFP) document for experienced developers and grocery store operators to submit project proposals.  The RFP document is slated to be released on J...

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Posted on: May 25, 2017

Village Offices Closed Memorial Day

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Lombard Village Offices will be closed on Monday, May 29 and Waste Management services will be delayed one day in observance of the Memorial Day holiday.

In the event that a holiday falls on a day of the week, such as Memorial Day, Waste Management services will take place one day later for the remainder of the week. 

Questions regarding refuse pick-up may be directed to Waste Management at (800) 7...

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Posted on: May 24, 2017

Village Recognizes National Fire Day and Police, Community Development, Public Works and EMS Weeks

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The Village recognized National Firefighter’s Day, May 4; National Economic Development week, May 8 – 13; National Police Week, May 14 – 20; National Public Works Week, May 22 – 27; and National EMS week May 21 – 27 at Village Board Meetings in May.

National Firefighter’s Day, May 4

International Firefighter’s Day is annually observed on May 4, in honor of five Australian firefighters who died in a brush fire. International Firefighter’s day is an internationally recogniz...

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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Lombard Law Enforcement Showing Zero Tolerance for Seat Belt Violations May 22 – June 4

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Lombard Police are partnering with the Illinois Dept. of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket, May 22 through June 4, concurrent with one of the busiest travel and holiday weekends of the year.

Click It or Ticket enforces seat-belt and car-seat use to keep all motorists safe.

“Our law enforcement personnel see firsthand the loss of life when people refuse to buckle up,” said Traffic Unit Officer Sgt. Joe Grage. “It&a...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

2017 Lilac Time Parade Parking Restrictions

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Lombard Police Chief Ray Byrne announced temporary parking restrictions that are necessary to ensure a safe and orderly passage of traffic during the 2017 Lilac Festival Parade, Sunday, May 21, 2017.

These no parking restrictions are from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on the following streets:

  • Central East Both sides from Grace to Main
  • Edward from Stewart to dead end Both sides
  • Edward Main to Finley both sides
  • Central West Both sides from Main to Edson
  • Wilson Eas...
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Posted on: May 16, 2017

Village of Lombard announces new front counter and Building desk hours at Village Hall

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Beginning Monday, June 5, 2017, the Village Hall front desk and downstairs Building desk will be open during regular business hours, Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

. If a resident or contractor needs to meet with Community Development after the traditional workday, appointments can be made available upon request at (630)620-5750.

The new hours were approved by the Village Board on Thursday, April 20, 2017. The revise...

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Posted on: May 15, 2017

Residents invited to attend Memorial Day Ceremony, Monday, May 29

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The Village of Lombard is inviting residents, Veterans of the Armed Services, and local scouts to attend this year’s annual Memorial Day program, Monday, May 29 at 12 p.m., at the Sunken Garden at Common Park.

Members of the Lombard Veterans of Foreign Wars Lilac Post #5815, the Lombard American Legion Memorial Post #391, Lombard Historical Society, local scouts, students of Glenbard East High School, and local residents will be participating in the program.

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Posted on: May 10, 2017

Lombard Police participate in “Cop on Top” fundraiser to support Special Olympics

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Members of the Lombard Police Department will be participating in the “Cop on Top” fundraiser event to support Special Olympics.

The event will take place at 3 Dunkin Donuts locations: 1160 S. Main Street, Yorktown Center (Butterfield Rd. Entrance) and 411 W. North Ave on Friday, May 19, from 5 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Sewer Construction on Finley Rd. May 10 - 26

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Construction will begin May 10, on Finley Rd., south of Roosevelt Rd., to install a new storm sewer. This sewer will serve the new Mariano's site at Roosevelt and Finley. Several lane closures and an overnight detour on May 12th are required.

The new storm sewer installation will begin at the Mariano’s site and will connect to the existing storm sewer on Finley Rd.  Two traffic plans are included to show the traffic control that will be set up:

  • Traffic Plan 1: May 10 - 26This...
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Posted on: May 8, 2017

Finley Crossing Closed by UPRR May 9-10, 2017

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The Union Pacific Railroad has announced the temporary closure of the Finley crossing, scheduled to take place May 9-10, 2017.

For the duration of the closure, please use the Elizabeth St. crossing as a detour. Please use caution when navigating the area. 

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Posted on: May 5, 2017

Village President and Trustees sworn in at Village Board Meeting

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At the Village Board of Trustees Meeting on Thursday, May 4, 2017, Village President Keith Giagnorio and Trustees Reid Foltyniewicz, William Ware, and Dan Whittington, along with Village Clerk Sharon Kuderna were sworn into office for 4 year terms.

At the start of the meeting, Sharon Kuderna was sworn in as Village Clerk by Community Development Director Bill Heniff. Once sworn in, Kuderna swore in President Giagnorio and the Trustees. This is Giagnorio’s second term as elected mayor, afte...

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Posted on: May 4, 2017

Village seeks Lilac Time photos for Fourth Annual Lilac Time Photo Contest

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Lombard is hosting its 4th Annual Lilac Time Photo Contest, seeking photos from Lilac Time events in Lombard, May 6-21. The winning photos will be featured on the Village website, displayed at Village Hall and used in future promotional materials.

The contest is open to residents and visitors, and must include imagery from Lombard’s 2017 Lilac Time. Categories include: Best photo of Lilacia Park, photo that best shows the spirit of community in Lombard, and the best Lilac Time Parade phot...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Distracted driving violation totals during Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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In April, the Lombard Police Department focused on distracted driving violations as part of the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month and Illinois’ Inaugural Distracted Driving Awareness Week (4/24-4/28).

Throughout the month, Lombard Police Officers issued 184 citations and over 100 warnings for distracted driving violations. Ninety-nine (99) citations were issued and 53 warnings given during the week of 4/24-4/28. Information about the dangers of distrac...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

Lombard Public Works to flush 2,700 fire hydrants over the next six weeks

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Lombard Public Works crews has just begun flushing more than 2,700 hydrants as part of the Village’s annual spring hydrant flushing program, which will continue for six weeks.

The program is a vital part of the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system maintenance schedule. During flushing, each hydrant is thoroughly inspected and operated. Flow readings are taken to evaluate system capability to provide sufficient ...

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Posted on: April 21, 2017

Lombard joins IL Assoc. of Chiefs of Police in first ever Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week

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In support of National Distracted Driving Awareness Month, the IL Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) has declared April 24-28 as Illinois Distracted Driving Awareness Week to bring attention to the dangers and consequences of distracted driving.

The ILACP, in  partnership with AAA, and supported by the Illinois State Police, SafetyServe.com, the National Safety Council, the Illinois Insurance Association, almost 300 law enforcement/fire agencies and supporters throughout Illinois, will w...

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Posted on: April 20, 2017

Lombard Summer Concerts and Cruise Nights announces 2017 music lineup

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Lombard’s Summer Concerts and Cruise Nights is celebrating its 19th anniversary with a 2017 summer lineup featuring 10 live music concerts on Saturday nights from June 10 – August 27, 2017.

Residents and visitors are invited to attend this year’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series to hear live music, see a large collection of classic, custom, and collector cars, and to enjoy downtown Lombard’s stores and restaurant e...

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

Unwanted prescription drugs will be collected - no questions asked - on April 29

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On Saturday, April 29, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the Lombard Police Department and DEA will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill theft and abuse by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, or unwanted prescription drugs.

Bring unwanted pills for safe disposal to the Lombard Police Station, at 235 E. Wilson Ave. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Posted on: April 10, 2017

Lombard encourages residents to connect in honor of National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week

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The Village of Lombard is celebrating the second full week of April (April 9-15) as National Public Safety Telecommunicators Week. This week is dedicated to show appreciation to emergency dispatchers.

In times of emergency, the Village will communicate useful and important information via the Village’s website, on social media, and by email. Residents are encouraged to follow the “Village of Lombard” on Facebook, follow @L...

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Posted on: April 6, 2017

Temporary Traffic Counter Devices at Westmore-Meyers for Bicycle and Pedestrian Project

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Temporary traffic counter devices have been temporarily installed as part of the Phase I engineering effort for the Westmore-Meyers Road Safety and Bicycle Pedestrian Improvement Project.

The devices were installed on Monday, April 3, 2017 and will be in place through the end of the week. The devices record vehicular movements that will be used to develop an intersection capacity analysis for all signalized intersections within the project...

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Posted on: April 4, 2017

Well House Scheduled for Demolition

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Beginning this week, the building at 1990 S. Springer Drive adjacent to I-355 will be demolished. The building is no longer needed and the site will remain vacant until a use for the property is determined.

The American Demolition Corporation of Elgin, IL will begin mobilizing equipment to the area that will be used for the demolition. The existing building and all components inside the building will be removed. There is also an underground structure below t...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Village of Lombard initiates recycling for corrugated plastic signs

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Corrugated plastic signs (campaign signs) are not easily recyclable since they differ chemically from plastics numbered 1 through 5. To help address this need, a new recycling program has been created.

The new program was started by Lombard Public Works, Lakeshore Recycling Services, and SCARCE to reduce landfilled waste due to corrugated plastic.

Two containers will be available at Lombard Public Works at 1051 S. Hammerschmidt Avenue, April 5-17. One co...

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Posted on: March 30, 2017

Lombard’s Spring Blood Drive: Excuses don’t save lives. Blood does.

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The Village's annual Spring Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, April 12, and Blood Drive Coordinator Carol Bauer is reminding residents that while there is always an excuse not to donate, donating blood is a random act of kindness that saves lives.

Along with Heartland Blood Centers, the Village of Lombard is asking dedicated blood donors to encourage friends and family to join them for the April 12 drive. All donors will receive a coupon for a free pint of Culver’s Custard and will be ent...

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Posted on: March 28, 2017

Distracted Driving Awareness Month and remind drivers that One Text or Call Can Wreck It All

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The Lombard Police Department is recognizing the National Safety Council’s Distracted Driving Awareness Month throughout April.

Officers will be on the lookout for distracted drivers and are sending a message to motorists: One Text or Call Can Wreck It All. In 2014, 3,179 people were killed, and 431,000 were injured in motor vehicle crashes involving distracted drivers. &ldquo...

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Posted on: March 27, 2017

Village of Lombard tree planting ceremony to honor 27th year as Tree City USA

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In honor of the Village’s commitment to effective urban forest management, Lombard has been named a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation for the 27th year.

Started in 1976, the Tree City USA program is sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnership with the U.S. Forest Service and the National Association of State Foresters. Lombard achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's ...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Safety Reminder: Tips to recognize and avoid a Ruse Burglary

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The Village of Lombard is reminding residents that if a person claiming to work for the Village of Lombard asks to gain access to your home without previously booking an appointment, you could be a victim of a Ruse Burglary in progress.

A Ruse Burglary is when one person makes contact with a homeowner, claiming to work for a utility company and distracts the homeowner by asking them to accompany them into the basement or into the backyard in order to check on a safety related matter (gas...

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Posted on: March 24, 2017

Lombard Public Works announces yard waste collection to begin April 3, 2017

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Public Works is reminding residents that Lombard’s yard waste pick up program will begin Monday, April 3, 2017, and will run through the last full week following Thanksgiving.

Cans and bags filled with yard waste (grass clippings, leaves, twigs and plants) must have green yard waste stickers attached to them. One yard waste sticker is required on each can or bag, not to weigh more than 50 pounds. Yard waste stickers may be purc...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Phase II of the Roosevelt Rd. Water Main Lining scheduled to begin late March

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Lombard Public Works has announced that Phase II of the Roosevelt Rd. Water Main Lining Project is scheduled to begin the week of March 27, 2017, pending unforeseen weather conditions.

The total project area will include both directions of Roosevelt Rd. between Fairfield Avenue and Wisconsin Avenue.

Eastbound Roosevelt Rd. from Westmore-Meyers Rd. to Wisconsin Ave. is anticipated to have right lane closures beginning March 27, 2017. The ...

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Posted on: March 23, 2017

Results of St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign

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The Lombard Police Department made 3 DUI arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort. Additional citations included: 10 seat belt violations, 11 cell phone violations and 27 speeding violations.

Lombard Police Officers reported the below statistics resulting from a 3 day crackdown on drunk or impaired driving:

Citations:

  • Seat Belt: 10
  • Child Safety Seat Violations: 3
  • Speeding: 27
  • Uninsured Vehicle: 11
  • Cell Phone Violations: 10
  • Moving/Non Moving Violation...
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Posted on: March 21, 2017

Lives of two cardiac arrest victims saved by Lombard First Responders and AED devices

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On February 6, 2017, two emergency calls involving unresponsive patients were received within 1 hour of each other and early intervention with Automatic External Defibrillator (AED), helped to save the lives of both victims.

The first cardiac victim went into arrest at a local fitness facility and the second victim went into cardiac arrest at the Lombard Police Department. The second victim was an officer from a neighboring community that was working with Lombard Police. Both...

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Posted on: March 9, 2017

Keep your family safe: change your clocks change your batteries

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The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors on March 12, when changing their clocks for daylight saving time, to help keep their families safe.

The National Fire Protection Association reports that 71% of smoke alarms which failed to operate had missing, disconnected or dead batteries. This reinforces how important it is to take this time each year to check smoke and carbon monoxide detectors. Th...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

Lombard Fire Department deploys third ambulance to address increase of emergency medical assistance

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The Lombard Fire Department continues to be one of the busiest Fire Departments in the area and DuPage County. In order to meet the increasing needs of its residents, a third ambulance is now in daily operation.

In 2016, the Lombard Fire Department responded to 6,699 calls for service. The large majority of those calls were to provide emergency medical assistance to citizens and visitors. The number of emergency medical calls for assistance has shown a steady inc...

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Posted on: March 3, 2017

St. Patrick’s Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket Campaign

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As one of the country’s most popular holidays, St. Patrick’s Day has long celebrated the roots of millions of Americans with Irish ancestry. But all-too-often, the celebration can turn deadly because of impaired driving.

This year, if you’ll be drinking alcohol, Lombard Police Department has some advice for you: “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over!”

“Our Lombard Officers will be on patrol this St. Patrick’s Day, so make sure yo...

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Lombard recognizes Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week: March 5 - 11

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In response to Illinois' Severe Weather Preparedness week March 5 - 11, Lombard is encouraging residents to sign up for the Village’s e-news and connect on social media, to receive alerts and important information in times of extreme weather.

Severe weather can happen anywhere, at any time, creating potentially life threatening situations. To stay informed during these unforeseen emergency events, Lombard residents are urged to sign up and encourage friends and family to sign up for emergency ...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Lombard Public Works announces 2017 construction projects

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department has announced upcoming roadwork and infrastructure construction projects for 2017.

The projects are focused on managing traffic, improving the reliability of the drinking water system, and addressing storm water concerns.

  • Phase II of the Roosevelt Road Water Main Lining Project includes the lining of existing water mains to extend their ...
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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Lombard’s first National Citizen Survey results show residents have a positive quality of life

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The Village of Lombard recently conducted a community wide survey that asked residents to rate the livability of the Lombard community as a whole.

The survey was sent to 3,000 random Lombard households by the National Research Center and results show that residents overwhelmingly feel that Lombard is a good place to live and raise a family.

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Posted on: March 2, 2017

Spring Edition of the Pride Newsletter Available Online

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The spring edition of the Village's Pride Newsletter has arrived at doorsteps and is also available online!

The spring issue provides useful answers to questions that often arise in the months of March, April, and May. Find out about upcoming events, news, and useful info. This edition also includes details on Lilac Time in Lombard! To view this edition and pas...

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Posted on: March 1, 2017

Village President Keith Giagnorio delivers State of the Village

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Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio recently presented the 2017 State of the Village at a luncheon hosted by the Lombard Chamber of Commerce.

The presentation focused on the results from a National Citizen Survey that was distributed to Lombard residents in late 2016. 

President Giagnorio reported that the National Citizen Survey results show that Lombard residents view the state of Lom...

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Posted on: February 23, 2017

Residents invited to open house regarding Phase II of the Roosevelt Rd. Water Main Lining Project

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Lombard Public Works is hosting a public information meeting on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 4:30 – 6:30 p.m., to discuss Phase II of the Roosevelt Road Water Main Lining Project.

Interested residents or business owners may attend at any time during the meeting to view a seven minute video presentation about the project, review exhibits, provide comments, and meet one-on-one with project representatives. The presentation will play ...

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Posted on: February 21, 2017

Village of Lombard reminder regarding political campaign sign restrictions

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With elections approaching, the Village of Lombard is reminding both businesses and residences of regulations pertaining to political campaign signs located within the Village.

  • Political campaign signs can only be located on private property and cannot be located within the parkways or on public rights-of-way.
  • For most residential properties, the overall sign size may not exceed nine square feet in area. There is no restriction t...
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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Successful results of Super Bowl “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” grant

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The Lombard Police Department announced results for its 2017 Super Bowl weekend Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement activity that ran on/from Feb. 3 – 6, 2017.

The Lombard Police Department reports that the increase in enforcement activity resulted in 3 DUI arrests. In addition, 13 seat belt citations, 17 cell phone citations, and 17 speeding citations were issued.

“Motorists should continue to heed the...

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Posted on: February 10, 2017

Lombard Fire Department reminds residents of burn and scald precautions

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In conjunction with Burn Awareness Week, the American Burn Association and the Lombard Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention, is providing information relating to scald burns and some helpful precautions.

Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment. They may result in lifelong scarring and even death. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment.

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Public Works begins Lombard’s Traffic Signal Modernization Program

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Lombard Public Works is beginning a Traffic Signal Modernization Program. The program will install new LED traffic signals that are more durable, longer lasting, energy efficient, and visible.

The Program will improve 24 signalized intersections throughout the Village over the next four years. The improved intersections will include updated pedestrian signals and push buttons that are easier to use, providing pedestrians with a countdown timer ...

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Posted on: January 31, 2017

Police Say: Have a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking OR Are You Driving?

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The Lombard Police Department has announced that it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend, cracking down on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers and seat belt law violators.

“Impaired driving crashes are completely preventable,” said Lombard Police Traffic Unit Officer Paula Rojas. “All it takes is a game plan. We want fans to remember that it’s a choice, and the choice is simple. Drink or drive—but never do both. If you do, ...

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Posted on: January 26, 2017

Lombard Police Respond to Incident on North La Londe Ave

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On Thursday, January 26, the Lombard Police Department responded to an incident on the 600 block of North La Londe Ave., in Lombard.

Police are currently on the scene and are conducting an investigation. This was an isolated incident and there is no threat or danger to the public or community. Updates to follow as they are made available.

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Posted on: January 25, 2017

Chicago Cubs Trophy Tour in Lombard: Wristbands

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The Cubs Trophy Tour, presented by State Farm, is headed to Lombard, giving fans the opportunity to see and take photos with the 2016 World Series Trophy Saturday, January 28. (View event map here.)

The tour has been planned to share the World Series Trophy with Cubs fans throughout Chicagoland and the Midwest. The first 500 fans will receive a wristband to ensure their ability to see the trophy. Additional fans will be accommodated if time permits. ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Chicago Cubs Trophy Tour Coming to the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center Hotel

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The Village of Lombard is pleased to announce the Cubs Trophy Tour, presented by State Farm, is coming to the Westin Lombard Yorktown Center Hotel, Saturday, January 28, from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

The event is predicted to attract a large crowd. Due to a strict schedule, a limited amount of fans will be able to take a photo with the trophy. The trophy is scheduled to depart promptly at 11:30 a.m.

The trophy will be located inside the Westin Lombard ...

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Posted on: January 23, 2017

Aqua Backflow Survey Issued to Residents

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Surveys have been issued to Lombard residents, pertaining to Aqua Backflow water protections. Residents are encouraged to respond.

The Village of Lombard’s Connection Control Program is designed to safeguard public health by protecting the municipal drinking water supply. Your cooperation is essential. Following are a list of the most frequently asked questions and answers ...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Public Works to conduct street sweeping

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Due to warmer than normal temperatures and forecasted rain, Public Works will be conducting street sweepings to help clear debris from Village streets.

 The cleaning will include 2 street sweepers that will be making their way through Village streets over the next 2 weeks, in efforts to prevent standing water caused by blocked sewers. The sweeping will begin on the north side of town and move so...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Lombard Fire Department responds to residential garage fire

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At approximately 10:40 p.m., on Wednesday, January 18, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire on the 100 block of North Garfield Street.

According to Battalion Chief Al Greene, “Arriving fire crews encountered a fire in a detached garage adjacent to this one story, single family residence”. The fire department response was upgraded to a ‘special alarm&rsqu...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

Winter Blood Drive brings in record totals

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Thank you to everyone who donated at the Village's Annual Winter Blood Drive. Blood bank supplies are currently critically low.

Over 200 pints of blood were donated, which have the potential to save up to 650 lives in our community and region. This blood drive event was the second largest blood drive hosted by the Village of Lombard and Heartland Blood Centers. Sincere gratitude i...

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Posted on: January 20, 2017

ComEd Announces Winter Tree Trimming in Lombard area

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ComEd will be performing tree trimming throughout Lombard in February and March of 2017. ComEd's vegetation management activities are a key component of their maintenance program to ensure electrical reliability.

Tree interference is the leading cause of ComEd outages. The trimming will help prevent interaction between trees and ComEd equipment, and will help to reduce future outages. Affected property owners and customers have been mailed notification of the tree...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Lombard's Winter Community Blood Drive will be held on Wednesday, January 18

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Celebrate National Blood Donor month with the Village of Lombard and donate blood to the annual Winter Community Blood Drive on Wednesday, Jan. 18.

Blood centers are in need of donors to address the current critical blood shortage.  The Blood Drive will be held at Yorktown Center, (upper level by Carson's, Entrance 2), from 9:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. and then at the Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.,...

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Posted on: January 5, 2017

Village Board and Plan Commission Meetings to begin at 7 p.m. in 2017

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Beginning January 1, 2017, the meeting times of the Lombard Village Board of Trustees and Plan Commission, will change from 7:30 p.m. to 7 p.m.

The motion to change the start time of the meetings was unanimously approved by the Village Board earlier this year. The Village Board meets on the first and third Thursday of the month to review matters pertaining to the community. Plan Commission meets ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

Village of Lombard seeks high school students for 2017 Youth Leadership Program

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The Village of Lombard is currently accepting applications for its 2017 Youth Leadership Program. High school students who live in Lombard and are interested in learning about local government and public service are encouraged to apply.

Participating students will receive interactive presentations and tours from leaders in the Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development, Police, Fire and Public Works Departments.

The program will take place at Village Hall, 255 E. W...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

Happy Holidays from the Village of Lombard!

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Members of the Lombard Police, Fire, Public Works and Community Development Departments are wishing residents and neighbors a safe and happy holiday season with a carpool karaoke message!

Let's keep the holidays fun this year, by keeping our roads safe! Whether you're traveling to a different town, or just running to the store for a last minute item, be sure to buckle up and drive sober! 

Please enjoy this holiday video from the Vi...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Help keep roads safe this holiday season – Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

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The Lombard Police Department is looking for drunk drivers this holiday season as part of a special year-end Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement.

“Beginning Dec. 16 and continuing into the New Year, motorists will see stepped-up enforcement to watch for anyone who is driving impaired, distracted or without a seat belt,” said Lombard Traffic Unit Officer Paula Rojas. “W...

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Posted on: December 16, 2016

Holiday Hours for Christmas and New Year's Day

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Village of Lombard Offices will be closed on Friday, Dec. 23 and Monday, Dec. 26 for the Christmas holiday, and on Monday, Jan. 2, 2017 for the New Year’s Day holiday. Lombard Village Hall will also be closing at 4:30 on Monday, Dec. 19.

Village Hall’s regular business hours are: Mondays—8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays & Sundays: Closed. Payments may be made online at any time at www.villageoflombard.org/payments. Anyone with questions regarding the c...

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Posted on: December 15, 2016

Lombard Public Works Construction Updates on IL Route 53/Madison Street and Hill Avenue Bridge Proje

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Lombard Public Works has announced the reopening of the Illinois Route 53 and Madison Street intersection, and the Hill Avenue bridge effective December 16, 2016. Both locations have been under construction for the past several months.

The Hill Avenue Bridge Project removed and replaced the existing bridge structure over the East Branch of the DuPage River. The deteriorated structure precluded heavier vehicles including school buses from crossing the bridge. The new Hill Avenue bridge w...

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Posted on: December 7, 2016

Public Works announces winter tree trimming schedule and locations

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From January to April 2017, the Village of Lombard will be trimming all of the Village-owned parkway trees from N. Main Street to the eastern Village limits, and from E. St. Charles Road to the northern Village limits.

The bulk of this work will be done by a private tree firm contracted by the Village of Lombard’s Forestry Division. Trees will be trimmed according to professional standards set forth within the tree care industry.

Trees will be trimmed to a mini...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Lombard Fire Fighters present check to Good Samaritan from pink t-shirt fundraiser

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Lombard Firefighters recently presented a check for $2,005 from the sale of pink t-shirts, to the new Bhorade Cancer Center at Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital.

The funds will be used for patient care and will help provide comforts to those undergoing cancer treatments.

Lombard’s pink shirt campaign allowed firefighters to voluntarily purchase and wear custom designed pink t-shirts throughout October, in...

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Posted on: December 1, 2016

Keep the Wreath Red Program reminds residents of fire safety

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Along with other Fire Departments in the area, The Lombard Fire Department will be participating in the “Keep the Wreath Red Program”, which is a visual way to remind our residents to take additional safety measures this holiday season.

As the holiday season begins, The Fire Department will display a holiday wreath on the outside of both fire stations.  The wreaths will be decorated with red light bulbs.  If a fire occurs in our community that is attributed to holiday d...

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Posted on: November 29, 2016

Shop With A Cop 2016

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On Saturday, December 3, Lombard Police Officers will bring 10 children holiday shopping for their family members, as part of Lombard’s Annual Shop with a Cop program, sponsored by the Lombard Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA).

During this event, Lombard Officers pick up the children from their homes and will drive them in a procession of emergency vehicles to shop at Target.  The children are provided a light breakfast from Target and proceed pick out items for their f...

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Posted on: November 18, 2016

Lombard Fire Department Toy Parade joins Yorktown Shopping Center for the 2016 Dick Biondi Toy Drive

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The Lombard Fire Department’s annual Toy Drive kicks off Monday, Nov. 28 and will end with a Toy Parade from St. Charles to Wilson Ave. on Saturday, Dec. 10.

Residents are encouraged to bring toys and items to Lombard Fire Stations and Village Hall for donation. Firefighters will collect toys from residents along Main St. on Dec. 10, and will bring them to Yorktown Shopping Center for a gift collecting event f...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2016

Lombard Village Offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday hours

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Village offices will be closed Thursday, Nov. 24 and Friday, Nov. 25 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Lombard Village Hall will not be observing late hours on Monday, Nov. 21 and will instead be closing early at 4:30 p.m.

All Village offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 28 with regular business hours: Mondays, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Tuesdays – Fridays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Closed on Saturdays and Sundays. Please call Village Hall with any questions at (630)620-5700.Read on...

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Posted on: November 15, 2016

The Lombard Police Department reminds Thanksgiving travelers to buckle up and drive sober

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With Thanksgiving right around the corner, travelers will hit Illinois roads to visit and celebrate with family and friends.

Lombard Police are reminding all travelers to buckle up, whether they are heading across the state or just across town, to ensure a safe arrival and a happy holiday.

“The risk of being involved in a serious or deadly vehicle crash increases with the nu...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Lombard utilizes virtual reality simulator share program for Fire Department training

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The Lombard Fire Department has partnered with eleven DuPage County Fire agencies to provide Emergency Responders with additional training to safely operate emergency vehicles with the use of a virtual reality driving simulator.

These twelve DuPage County fire agencies will house and utilize the simulator on a one month rotation throughout the year. These agencies include Addison, Bensenville, Elmhurst, Glen Ellyn, Glenside, Itasca, Lombard, Oak Brook Terrace, Streamwood, Villa P...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Village of Lombard approves 2017 Water and Sewer Rates

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On November 3, 2016, the Lombard Village Board of Trustees approved a water and sewer rate increase of $0.30 per 1,000 gallons effective with bills issued on or after January 1, 2017.

The proposed increase of $0.30 per 1,000 gallons, will impact the bill of the average Lombard residence, using 4,000 gallons of water per month, by an additional $1.20 per month. The increase will be used for water and sewer maintenance and operations an...Read on...

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Posted on: November 8, 2016

Parking restrictions near Glenbard East High School to be reviewed

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Safety and Transportation Committee will review plans to revise previously established residential street parking restrictions in areas near and around Glenbard East High School, in response to concerns from residents.

Staff members from the Lombard Public Works and Police Departments have developed a comprehensive approach to address broad parking concerns that were communicated by residents in the vicinity of Glenbard East High School. The current parking restrictions...Read on...

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Posted on: November 1, 2016

Village of Lombard to host Veterans Day ceremony on Friday, Nov. 11

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The Village of Lombard will be holding its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 11 at the Sunken Garden at Lombard Common Park, located near Grace and Maple Streets.

Deacon Frank Annerino from Sacred Heart Catholic Church will open the ceremony with an invocation and Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio will welcome attendees. The keynote speaker will be Tom Zilla, a Lombard resident and recipient of the Bronze...Read on...

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Posted on: October 28, 2016

Change your clocks change your batteries, Nov. 6

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The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents that when it’s time to change your clocks, it’s time to change the batteries in smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, November 6, and everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they “gain” to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and to test all of the alarms in their home. The Lombard Fire Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: October 27, 2016

Lombard Police Department to participate in statewide Halloween crackdown on drunk drivers

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The Lombard Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort, and is giving a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road this Halloween.

Additional Lombard Officers will be out in full force cracking down on seatbelt violations and drunk drivers from Oct. 28 – Nov. 1, due in part to a grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation.

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Posted on: October 13, 2016

Lombard Police Department taking back unwanted prescription drugs, Oct. 22 at Police Station

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On Saturday, Oct. 22, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m., Lombard Police and the DEA will give the public an opportunity to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs.

. Bring your unwanted pills for safe disposal to the Lombard Police Station, at 235 E. Wilson Ave. (The DEA cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills or patches.) The service is free and anonymous, no questions asked.

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Posted on: October 11, 2016

Lombard free leaf collection dates changed to accommodate residents

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The annual six-week free leaf pick-up for Lombard residents is being moved one week later than originally scheduled, due to unseasonably warm weather and a projected late leaf fall.

The new pick up schedule will begin on Oct. 24 and will end on Dec. 2, and is one week later than previously announced in the Oct./Nov. issue of the Pride newsletter. An unlimited number of paper bags containing only leaves may be placed curbside on the ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 7, 2016

Lombard Police remind residents: a safe Halloween is a happy Halloween

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In efforts to help minimize unsafe situations, parents are requested to limit "trick-or-treating" on Monday, October 31, from 3 p.m., to no later than 7 p.m., and are encouraged to plan for a safe Halloween with the following tips:

• Costumes should be fireproof.
• If facemasks are used, make sure your children can see well enough through them. Consider using makeup instead.• Costumes should be made of white or very light colored materials. You can decorate your child's costume a...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2016

2016 Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year winners announced

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On Wednesday, October 5, Lombard's Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year Awards were presented during the 11th Annual Senior Fair at the Community Building at Lombard Common Park.

The 2016 Senior Man of the Year is Steve Spoden. Spoden has worked for the Lombardian Newspaper for many years, but was nominated for going above and beyond his job when spotlighting community groups, local organizations, and individuals. Often attending ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

National Citizen Survey to be mailed to 3,000 Lombard residences

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The Village of Lombard has partnered with the National Research Center to conduct a Citizen Survey, to help assess quality-of-life issues, government services, demographics, and other areas specific to Lombard.

In the coming weeks, a postcard and letters will be mailed to 3,000 residences that have been chosen at random to participate, in order to encourage a high response rate. The survey is scheduled to reach homes early to mid-October.

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Posted on: September 30, 2016

Residents Invited to Open House with Fire Department

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The Lombard Fire Department is inviting residents to attend a community open house at Fire Station 45 at 50 E. St. Charles Rd., on Wednesday, Oct. 12, 6-8 p.m., in conjunction with National Fire Prevention Week, Oct. 9-15.

The free open house will include fire safety education and the opportunity to get a closer look at Fire and EMS vehicles, and the apparatus involved in firefighting. This year’s Fire Prevention Week Theme, “Don’t wait, check the date”, is highlighting the...Read on...

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Posted on: September 28, 2016

Seasonal parking and storage of recreational vehicles begins Nov. 1

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Lombard residents are reminded that Village Ordinance prohibits the parking and storage of boats, trailers, and other recreational vehicles in front yards from Nov. 1 to March 31 annually.

The ordinance, which took effect on Nov. 1, 2014, changed the limits of the parking of recreational vehicles in the front yard of single family residential properties. The front yard is defined as the first 30 feet from the property line.

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Posted on: September 21, 2016

Lombard Fire Department respond to residential garage fire

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At approximately 8:30 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 21, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on the 200 block of West Harding Road.

According to Battalion Chief Marty Coomes, “Arriving Firefighters encountered a detached two car garage well involved with fire. The garage was adjacent to a single family home. The fire was also starting to burn the east side of the home.” The fire was c...Read on...

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Posted on: September 20, 2016

Lombard Public Works Department to conduct fall hydrant maintenance

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Lombard Public Works crews will be performing the annual fall fire hydrant maintenance beginning the week of September 19, 2016. Workers will visit more than 900+ hydrants over the course of a six week period.

The fire hydrant maintenance program is a vital part of the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system maintenance schedule. Crews will be concentrating their efforts in this program for approximately five to six weeks.

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Posted on: September 19, 2016

Village Board Approves Utility Service and Economic Development Agreement for Yorktown Commons Area

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Continuing the Village’s desire to facilitate future development activity in the Yorktown area, the Village Board approved a Utility Service and Economic Development agreement at its September 15, 2016 Village Board meeting.

The agreement will provide for the construction of a new public sanitary sewer lift station that is necessary to accommodate future development needs in the area.

The concept of an incentive request was supported by the Village’s Economic and Communi...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2016

Lombard Police Recognize Illinois Rail Safety Week with train safety tips

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The Lombard Police Department wants to promote safety for both motorists and pedestrians around railroad tracks, in part with Illinois Rail Safety Week, Sept. 11 – 17, 2016.

In Illinois during 2015, there were 140 crossing collisions involving motor vehicles, which resulted in 79 injuries and 24 fatalities. In addition, there were 41 trespasser incidents that resulted in 18 injuries and 23 fatalities when people trespassed o...Read on...

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Posted on: September 2, 2016

National Preparedness Month: Don’t wait. Communicate. Make your emergency plan today

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Disaster can strike at any time and in honor of National Preparedness Month, the Village of Lombard is encouraging residents to create a family emergency plan. Don’t Wait. Communicate! Make your plan today.

Throughout September, the Village of Lombard will share useful tips and information on how to prepare for emergencies. Taking a few minutes to create an emergency kit and an emergency plan now, can help keep your family safe and calm if a disaster strikes...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2016

Elizabeth Street crossing to close for Union Pacific Crossing Improvement Project

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Union Pacific Railroad has announced the anticipated closure of the Elizabeth Street crossing from September 12 – September 30, 2016 for a railroad crossing improvement project.

The scope of the project includes the addition of a new crossing system which will help to minimize safety concerns between train, motor vehicle, and pedestrian interaction. Detours will be in place for the duration of the project and will utilize the Mai...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

“We Remember” Blood Drive on Sept. 14 to honor 15th anniversary of 9/11

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2016 year marks the 15th anniversary of the September 11th Attacks on the World Trade Center, and the Village of Lombard is joining organizations across the country to encourage blood donations in honor of those who lost their lives.

Lombard’s Annual “We Remember” Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept.14, 2016, 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. at Yorktown (entrance 2 near Carson Pirie Scott), and 1:30 – 7 p.m., at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. All donors will receive a coupon for a free p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2016

Village Offices closed Monday, September 5 for Labor Day Holiday

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Lombard Village Offices will be closed on Monday, September 5, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Village Offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 6, with normal business hours. Normal operating hours for Village Hall are: Monday, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Waste Management will also b...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

American English concert in downtown Lombard brings new layout to Cruise Nights Summer Concert

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The Village of Lombard is hosting a concert featuring American English, a popular Beatles tribute band, at the final 2016 Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series event in downtown Lombard, on Saturday, August 27.

In order to accommodate the anticipated large crowd size, the location of the stage will be moved for this onetime event.

In order to accommodate residents and visitors attending the American English concert on August 27, 7 – 10 p.m., the concert stag...Read on...

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Posted on: August 24, 2016

Lombard Fire Department to host open house and moment of silence on 9/11

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The Lombard Fire Department invites residents to join a brief ceremony, a moment of silence and an open house from 8:30 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday, September 11, 2016.

The ceremony will begin at 8:45 a.m., around the flagpole at Fire Station 1, 50 E. St. Charles Rd., to remember the 9/11 tragedy. The Fire Department staff will lead a moment of silence, a bell ringing ceremony, and will share some brief comments. Light r...Read on...

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Posted on: August 23, 2016

Final steps to implement Long Range Plan ordinances to deliver a balanced 2017 budget

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The Lombard Village Board recently took final steps to implement the Long Range Plan by approving ordinances that include a Places for Eating Tax Increase and the phase out of the Village Taxi Subsidy program.

The plan addresses the rising costs of non-discretionary (required) expenses and provides Lombard with a balanced budget through 2017.

The Long Range Budget Plan focuses on fiscal responsibility, prudent planning, and the implementation of resident rec...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

The Lombard Police Department reminds residents to Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over this Labor Day

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End of summer Labor Day celebrations are fun and festive, but the Lombard Police Department is reminding residents that due to alcohol and drug impaired drivers, it is also dangerous.

This Labor Day, Lombard Officers are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown runs from Aug. 22 through Sept. 5. During this p...Read on...

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Posted on: August 15, 2016

Lombard awarded for excellence in financial responsibility practices

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The Village of Lombard was recently awarded the Certificate of Achievement for Financial Reporting and the Distinguished Budget Award, for the 29th and 28th consecutive year respectively.

The awards recognize individual governments that provide transparency and go beyond the minimum requirements of generally accepted accounting principles.

The Village was recognized with these awards by the Government Finance Officers Association of th...Read on...

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Posted on: August 19, 2016

Lightning strike causes minor house fire in Lombard

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At approximately 6:01 a.m. on Thursday, August 18, 2016, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a reported structure fire at 377 N. Lombard Ave.

Upon receiving the call, Lombard Police and Fire were dispatched to the scene. The first arriving engine company found that there had been a fire on the outside of the house that was extinguished by the Lombard Police Department. Lombard Fire Department c...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Village of Lombard names Richard A. Sander as next Fire Chief

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The Village of Lombard has named current Naperville Deputy Fire Chief Richard A. Sander as its next Chief of Fire. Sander is set to begin his role as Lombard’s Fire Chief beginning October 3, 2016.

Sander has served the City of Naperville since 1998 as a firefighter paramedic, Lieutenant, Captain, and Acting Battalion Chief, before being promoted to Deputy Fire Chief in 2011. Sander’s career began as a firefighter and paramedic in 1979 with the City...Read on...

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

Village of Lombard reminder regarding political campaign sign restrictions

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With the Presidential election on November 8 approaching, the Village of Lombard is reminding both businesses and residences of regulations pertaining to political campaign signs located within the Village

• Political campaign signs can only be located on private property and cannot be located within the parkways or on public rights-of-way.

• For most residential properties, the overall sign size may not exceed nine square feet in area. There is no restr...Read on...

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Posted on: August 16, 2016

Village of Lombard Hosts 11th Annual Senior Fair Oct. 5

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The Village of Lombard is inviting residents to attend its 11th Annual Senior Fair on Wednesday, October 5, at the Lombard Community Building at Lombard Common Park, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m.

Popular services and vendors will include flu shots from Walgreens, blood pressure readings from the Lombard Fire Department, and massages from National University of Health Sciences. The Secretary of State’s Mobile Driver’s License Facility will also be ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Asphalt paving on Parkside Ave. to temporarily displace Parkside Ave. commuter parking

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As part of the Village’s 2016 Asphalt Patching and Paving Program, Parkside Avenue between Main Street and Elizabeth Street, including the daily fee commuter parking stalls, will be resurfaced.

Phase 1 of the project began on Monday, August 8, and includes the removal of deficient curb and concrete flatwork. This work resulted in the temporary closure of approximately 15 stalls. Phase two includes the grinding of the roadway and parking stall su...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2016

Metra Pay Boxes Error Update

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The Village has been made aware that the daily fee Metra pay boxes are currently not working, due to an overnight update. Residents and commuters who have received an error when attempting to pay for their daily parking will not receive tickets.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this has caused. In order to help relieve the situation, parking before 11 a.m. will be free today.

Parking is free in commuter lots every day after 11 a.m.

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Posted on: August 4, 2016

Lombard Debuts new bike friendly lanes as part of Village-Wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department is proud to announce that bike friendly lanes were added as part of recent improvements on Madison Street.

These lanes will provide additional visual reminders to motorists to share the road with bicyclists, and were included in the Village’s first ever Village-Wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan adopted by the Village Board of Trustees in May 2016.

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Posted on: August 2, 2016

Residents invited to attend discussion regarding window lighting Code

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The Village’s Economic and Community Development Committee (ECDC) will be discussing perimeter window lighting on businesses at their August 8, 2016 meeting.

The Village would like to invite the general public, both residents and business owners, to the upcoming ECDC meeting to attend and provide comments. No formal action will be taken at the meeting regarding window lighting; however the input received will...Read on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2016

Extreme Heat Safety Tips from the Lombard Fire Department

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The National Weather Service (NWS) has predicted excessive heat in the coming days for DuPage County. On average, heat kills more people each year than other weather-related hazards, such as tornadoes, floods and lightning.

The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents of helpful tips to stay safe.

According to the NWS, heat accounted for an average of 113 fatalities each year from 2006–2015. During that same period, tornadoes caused an average of 110 deaths each...Read on...

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Posted on: July 19, 2016

Lombard Police recognize Illinois Speed Awareness Day Campaign

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In honor of Illinois Speed Awareness Day on July 27, 2016, the Lombard Police Department is taking a proactive approach to promote safety for motorists, pedestrians, and cyclists through education and enforcement.

. In 2014, speed was the reason for 32.4% of all traffic fatalities in Illinois. That’s 348 deaths for the year, or one life every 25 hours. These lives can be easily saved by being aware of our speed and understanding how speeding impacts a crash.

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Posted on: July 21, 2016

Lombard develops a Long Range Plan for Village budget

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In an effort to be proactive, the Village of Lombard developed a Long Range Plan, with strategies to address the rising costs of non-discretionary (required) expenses.

The Long Range Budget Plan focuses on fiscal responsibility, prudent planning, and the implementation of resident recommendations via Village Committees. On June 16, 2016, the Village Board approved a resolution to formally accept the Long Range Plan as p...Read on...

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Posted on: July 15, 2016

Successful results of Fourth of July Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over crackdown

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The Lombard Police Department made 9 drunk-driving arrests during the recent Independence Day crackdown between June 30 and July 4, 2016. Officers working conducted 120 traffic stops, and issued 72 citations.

“In 2014, on average, one person was killed every 53 minutes in a drunk-driving crash in the United States. That means there was a total of 9,967 drunk-driving fatalities that year in America. These enforcement crackdowns are vital because too many people...Read on...

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Posted on: July 11, 2016

Hill Avenue Bridge to close to all traffic for reconstruct beginning July 18

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The Hill Avenue Bridge over the East Branch of the DuPage River in western Lombard near Glen Ellyn will be closed to all traffic for six months due to reconstruction, beginning the week of July 18, 2016.

A signed detour route utilizing Crescent Boulevard will be established for the duration of the project. In advance of the bridge closure, temporary message boards will be posted on both the Glen Ellyn and Lombard sides of Hill Avenue. It is projected that...Read on...

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Posted on: July 6, 2016

Village of Lombard Summer Blood Drive scheduled for July 13

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The Village of Lombard invites you to help save lives at its Summer Blood Drive on Wednesday, July 13, 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Shopping Center, and from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

“Blood donations are needed every day, year round. Unfortunately, the need for blood doesn’t get to take a summer vacation,” said Carol Bauer, the Village of Lombard’s Blood Drive Coordinator. “Actual blood donation only takes twelve minutes. The entire...Read on...

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Posted on: May 27, 2016

Highland Ave. Bridge over Butterfield - Complete Closure July 6 - September

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DuPage County will be conducting much needed construction work on the Highland Ave. bridges over Butterfield Rd. and I-88. A a full closure began Wednesday, July 6. The bridge will be closed until early September.

The bridge repairs consist of partial depth deck repairs, crack repairs and joint repairs.

ROUTE CLOSURE UPDATES:
• Westbound I-88 traffic exiting at Highland Ave.: Southbound Highland Ave will remain open. Those traveling north shall follow the det...Read on...

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Posted on: July 5, 2016

Village Board Approved Economic Incentive Agreement to Provide for a new Mariano’s Grocery Store

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As part of the Village’s continuing commitment to grow the local economy, the Village Board approved an economic incentive package with Bradford Lombard 1 LLC, in order to facilitate the construction of a 74,000 square foot Mariano’s grocery store.

The future store location is at the southeast corner of Roosevelt and Finley Roads, currently the site of a vacant Kmart store. The Board’s action follows the zoning approval granted by the Village Board earlier this month.

Bradford sought the incentiv...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2016

Lombard Fire Department warns residents of burns and injuries associated with firework use

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This Fourth of July weekend, the Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents about the potential for serious injury associated with firework use.

Last year in Illinois, there were 149 persons injured by fireworks. Between June 23 and July 20, 2015, nearly one third of the hospitals in Illinois treated patients with injuries related to fireworks. Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries e...Read on...

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Posted on: June 28, 2016

Village Hall closed and Waste Management schedule adjusted for Independence Day holiday

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In observance of Independence Day, the Lombard Village Hall will be closed Monday, July 4 and Waste Management services will be delayed by one day.

Village Hall will reopen on Tuesday, July 5 with normal business hours. Normal operating hours for Village Hall are: Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Fourth of July Fireworks to take place at Madison Meadow Park

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The Village of Lombard will be hosting a Fourth of July fireworks display on Monday, July 4, at Madison Meadow Park. Free shuttle bus transportation to and from designated parking locations will be provided.

The shuttle buses will pick up and drop off from three locations: Madison School, 150 W. Madison St., Pleasant Lane School, 401 N. Main St. and Glenbard East High School, 1014 S. Main St. Pick-ups from these locations will all go directly to the fireworks...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2016

Lombard Announces Excellent Water Quality Report Available Online or Paper Copy By Request

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The Village of Lombard ‘s 2015 Annual Water Quality Report shows excellent results that surpass requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report covers water tested from January 1 – December 31, 2015.

To view this year’s water report, visit www.VillageofLombard.org/waterqualityreport. Individuals who do not have access to the internet or would like a paper copy, please contact public works at (630)620-5740 or email publicworks@villageoflombard.org and ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2016

WEATHER ALERT: Flash Flood Warning and Severe Weather Alert for June 22, 2016

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The National Weather Service has issued a flash flood warning for Northern Illinois, including DuPage County, from 10 a.m. through late tonight, Wednesday, June 22, 2016. A hazardous Weather Outlook has also been issued.

View updated alerts at: National Weather Service

Taking a few minutes to prepare for the potential impacts of severe weather can help keep you and your family safe.

Make a Family Communications Plan

Build an Emergency Kit

Learn about Thunderstorm and...Read on...

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Posted on: June 21, 2016

Nicor Gas to update gas lines throughout Lombard neighborhoods

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Nicor Gas will be modernizing the system that delivers natural gas to designated Lombard neighborhoods as part of a multi-year initiative. The project will remove and replace underground gas mains and outdated meters.

Nicor Gas has contracted with United Meters who will contact residents to schedule an appointment to locate gas lines and new meter locations. Residents will be notified if Nicor Gas employees or contractors will require access gas meters within homes or ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 20, 2016

Lombard Fire Department responds to house fire

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On Sunday, June 19 at approximately 2:30 p.m., the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a fire in the 100 E block of Madison Street in Lombard.

The call was in regards to a single family home at the southeast corner of the intersection of Madison and Charlotte Streets.
The call was initially dispatched as an outdoor deck fire but Lombard firefighters upgraded the call twice to a ‘Special Alarm’...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

Roosevelt Rd. Water Main Lining Begins June 27 - Detour for northbound Finley north of Roosevelt

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In order to reduce future water main breaks and provide more than a 50–year life span for the existing water main along Roosevelt Road (Route 38), the Village of Lombard will be installing a new water main lining from Finley Road to Fairfield Avenue.

On Monday, June 27, construction activity begins with pit excavations along Roosevelt between Finley Road and Main Street; traffic control activity begins the week of June 20th.

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A detour will be place beginning June 27, for northbo...Read on...

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Posted on: June 17, 2016

No Drinking and Driving this Independence Day - No Excuses

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Every year, Americans drive to celebrate the Fourth of July at picnics, parties, parades and events that often include drinking alcohol. The Lombard Police Department will be on patrol this Independence Day, making sure motorists are driving sober.

“Don’t even think about drinking and driving this Fourth of July – or you will be arrested,” said Lombard Police Traffic Unit Officer Paula Rojas. “The ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign means zero tolerance for drunk driving – no excuses.”

In ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 10, 2016

2016 Lombard Lilac Time Photo Contest Winners

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The Village of Lombard is pleased to announce this year’s top winning photographs of the 2016 Lilac Time Photo Contest, in which residents and guests were invited to submit photos that best represented Lombard during Lilac Time.

• First Place – “Looking Back” Lindsey Rivers
• Second Place – “Fountain Blooms” by Kim Olson• Third Place – “Girl in Lilacia Park” by Danielle Mezzano

All three of the top-placing photos will be displayed at Village Hall. The winners will also rece...Read on...

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Posted on: June 7, 2016

Roosevelt Rd. Water Main Lining Open House, Scheduled for June 13

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In order to reduce future water main breaks and provide more than a 50–year extension of life to existing water mains along Roosevelt Road (Route 38), the Village of Lombard will be installing a new water main lining from Finley Road to Fairfield Avenue.

On Monday, June 13, the Village will host an open house to discuss the project and the subsequent construction as it relates to businesses, residents and commuters. The meeting is open to the public any time between 5:00 – 7:00 PM at National University o...Read on...

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Posted on: June 3, 2016

Lombard Post Office Announces New Route and Route Shifts During Adjustment Period

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The Lombard Post Office has announced that they will be adding an additional USPS Postal route to Lombard on Saturday, June 4, 2016. The new route will cause existing routes to shift and change.

This addition will result in the adjustment of Lombard’s existing thirty eight city routes, and a transitional phase that expected to last approximately 30 days.
During this time, the Post Office asks for the cooperation and patience of Lombard resident...Read on...

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Posted on: May 26, 2016

Lombard DMV Temporarily Closed for Air Conditioning Repair

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The Lombard Driver Services Facility or, D.M.V., in the Eastgate Shopping Center is temporarily closed due to issues with heating and air conditioning systems. The facility will be closed for a week or more and will reopen when the repairs have been made.

For all driver and vehicle services, you can visit the Naperville location at 931 W. 75th St., Suite 161, or the Chicago West site at 5301 W. Lexington Ave., Chicago.
If you need driver services and stickers only, you can visit the Des Plaines site at 14...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Village of Lombard’s annual Memorial Day Program set for Monday, May 30

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The Village of Lombard’s is inviting residents, Veterans of the Armed Services, and local scouts to attend this year’s annual Memorial Day program, Monday, May 30 at Noon, at the Sunken Garden at Common Park, near St. Charles and Grace.

Members of the Lombard Veterans of Foreign Wars Lilac Post #5815, the Lombard American Legion Memorial Post #391, Lombard Historical Society, local scouts, students of Glenbard East and Montini Catholic high schools as well as local residents will be part...Read on...

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Posted on: May 19, 2016

Lombard Police raise funds for Special Olympics with "Cop On Top"

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In the coming weeks, the Lombard Police Department will be participating in a number of fundraising events to support Special Olympics, including “Cop On Top”, the “Torch Run”, and “Tip a Cop”.

“Cop On Top,” is scheduled to take place from 5 a.m. – 1 p.m., on Friday, May 20 at Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Lombard, including 1160 S Main St., and at 411 E. North Ave., near the intersection of North Ave. and Grace St. This year marks the 14th annive...Read on...

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Posted on: May 17, 2016

Lombard Fire Department responds to structure fire

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On Tuesday, May 17 at approximately 12:30 a.m., the Lombard Fire department responded to a reported structure fire at 1100 block of N. Main St.

The call was initially dispatched as an activated fire alarm and was upgraded after a Lombard Public Works employee noticed the fire while driving on Progress Rd.
The first arriving Lombard Fire Department crews found heavy smoke conditions and a fire i...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Lombard honors Paramedics and EMS responders during National EMS Week

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The Village of Lombard is recognizing 2016 National EMS Week: EMS Strong Called to Care, May 15th – 21st, by honoring Lombard’s emergency responders at a Board Meeting on Thursday May 19th, at Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

Twenty four members of the Lombard Fire Department, who have served as a paramedic in the state for a significant amount of time, will be recognized. These public servants will also be recognized by the Illinois Department of Public Health and Good Samari...Read on...

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Posted on: May 16, 2016

Click It Or Ticket Memorial Day and Roadside Safety Checkpoint

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The Lombard Police Department will join the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and hundreds of local law enforcement agencies across the state for the 2016 Click It or Ticket campaign that runs from May 16-30.

Officers will be out in force day and night during this time frame, cracking down on seat belt law violators and impaired drivers. Motorists caught driving unbuckled will be ticketed and those caught driving impaired by drugs or alcohol will be arrested. ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 11, 2016

Lombard Police Department seeks public assistance in locating missing elderly man

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UPDATE: Mr. Albert Savegnago has been located and safe with his family. Thank you for your assistance.

The Lombard Police Department is asking for the public's assistance in locating 85 year old Albert Savegnago. Albert was last seen leaving the Illinois Secretary of State Driver’s Facility in Lombard, at approximately noon, on Wednesday, May 11, driving ...Read on...

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Posted on: May 10, 2016

Highland Ave. Bridge Construction: DuPage County Division of Transportation Open House

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Residents, business owners, and employees are encouraged to attend an open house hosted by DuPage County’s Division of Transportation, concerning upcoming construction of the Highland Avenue bridges over I-88 and Illinois Route 56.

Meeting Date: May 10, 2016
Time: 4 p.m. to 7 p.m.Location: 24 Yorktown Convenience Center
(Located just north of Yorktown Center in Lombard)

This summer, DuPage County will perform major repairs needed on the bridges. Thework consists of partial...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2016

Suspect in apparent drug overdose leads Lombard Officers on police chase into Chicago

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At approximately 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday, May 4th, the Lombard Police Department responded to a single family residence for a Drug Overdose Death Investigation.

A deceased male was found inside the home with the cause of death being an apparent drug overdose. (Name, Age, location withheld at this time to ensure all family is properly notified).

Lombard Police Investigators led by Sgt. Mike Chudzinski developed...Read on...

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Posted on: May 2, 2016

Madison Street lane closures and detours begin May 2nd due to concrete rehabilitation project

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Beginning Monday, May 2nd, westbound Madison Street will be closed to traffic for concrete rehabilitation between Westmore-Meyers Road and Addison Avenue.

A detour will be in place. Westbound Madison will remain closed until May 23rd, when eastbound Madison will then be closed. All work is scheduled for completion by mid-June.

Access to Cedar Court, Harmony Lane, the Community Presbyterian Church and St....Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Bradford Real Estate Announces Intent to Proceed with a New Grocery Store in Lombard, IL

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The Village of Lombard announces that Bradford Real Estate will be pursuing zoning and development approvals from the Village for a new 74,000 square foot grocery store at 345 W. Roosevelt Road, Lombard.

Advancing the Village Board goal of addressing key redevelopment sites in the community, the project will consist of the demolition of an existing vacant K-Mart store, which has been closed since January, 2013. The razed building will then be replaced wit...Read on...

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Posted on: April 29, 2016

Drug Take Back Day: April 30

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Bring unwanted, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal to the Lombard Police Department at 235 E. Wilson Ave., on Saturday, April 30th, from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The Village of Lombard is participating in the Drug Enforcement Agency sponsored National Take Back Day, an event that addresses the vital public safety and public health issue of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Many Americans are not a...Read on...

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Posted on: April 25, 2016

ComEd Tree Trimming Scheduled in Lombard

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ComEd has recently announced that it will be performing routine power line clearance tree trimming maintenance throughout Lombard. ComEd is required by State Law to maintain clearance from their primary electric distribution lines.

This requirement results in the trimming of trees that are within the clearance zone.

ComEd will be trimming trees throughout Lombard, through 2016. Post cards have been mailed to residents directly affected by ComEd's tree trimming.

The purpose o...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2016

Proclamation: Child Abuse Prevention Month

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The Lombard Jr. Women's Club recently attended a Village Board Meeting to help raise awareness of Child Abuse Prevention Month.

In response, Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio presented a proclamation, in order to call attention to the cause.

The Proclamation reads:

PROCLAMATION: CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION MONTH

WHEREAS, child abuse prevention is a community problem ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 11, 2016

Lombard Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts celebrates 18th year with live bands all summer

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Lombard’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concerts series is celebrating its 18th anniversary with a 2016 summer lineup that includes live bands every week and featured car themes.

Cruise Nights will return Saturday nights, 6 – 10 p.m., and will run from June 11 – August 27, with the exceptions of July 2nd and July 16th. Residents and visitors are invited to attend this year’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concert Series to hear live mus... Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Credit card skimming: tips and prevention from the Lombard Police Department

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In response to a credit card skimmer recently found attached to a gas pump at a popular gas station, the Lombard Police are providing some helpful tips in detecting skimming devices, and general credit card safety.

According to consumerreport.org, credit card skimmers are small devices that may be added to common credit card scanners that may be found at gas stations or ATM’s. These devices may be installed quickly and go unnoticed for some time. When a credit card ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 8, 2016

Carol Bauer Recognized: Library of Congress, Parade Marshall

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Carol Bauer was recently presented with several recognitions for achieving her 50th anniversary of employment as an ongoing public servant for the Village of Lombard.

On Thursday, April 7th, 2016, Bauer was presented with the following:

• Illinois Congressman Peter Roskam visited Lombard Village Hall to present Bauer with an official Extension of Remarks that has been added to the Congressional Library, honoring her...Read on...

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Posted on: April 5, 2016

Lombard Public Works announces spring hydrant flushing program to begin April 11, 2016

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Lombard Public Works crews will be performing the annual spring fire hydrant flushing program beginning the week of April 11, 2016. Workers will flush more than 2,700 hydrants over the course of a six week period.

The fire hydrant flushing program is a vital part of the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system maintenance schedule. Crews will be concentrating their efforts in this program for approximately five to six weeks.

During hydrant flushing...Read on...

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Posted on: April 1, 2016

Carol Bauer Blood Drive on April 13th to Honor Bauer's 50 Years of Ongoing Service

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The Village of Lombard is inviting past blood donors, residents, and first time donors, to celebrate Carol Bauer’s 50 years of ongoing civil service with the Village, and her dedication to Lombard’s Blood Drive Program by donating blood to people in need.

Carol began working with the Village as Police Dispatcher in 1966, and is currently employed as the Village’s Executive Coordinator and Blood Drive Coordinator. Carol has helped to collect enough blood donations to save up to 37,122 lives. The Carol Bauer...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Lombard named Tree City USA by Arbor Day Foundation and announces 2016 Arbor Day Celebration

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The Village of Lombard was named a 2015 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its ongoing commitment to effective urban forest management.

To recognize Arbor Day and its ongoing Tree City USA status, the Village of Lombard is inviting residents to attend an Arbor Day Celebration on April 29th.

Started in 1976, the Tree City USA program, sponsored by the Arbor Day Foundation, in partnersh...Read on...

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Posted on: March 30, 2016

Lombard Police warn about credit card skimming machines found at popular gas station

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The Lombard Police Department is warning residents and commuters that use the North Ave. corridor, that a credit card skimming machine was found at the Shell gas station at North Ave. and Route 53.

A call was made to the Lombard Police Department with concerns of a possible credit card skimmer at the gas station mentioned. Upon investigation a single credit card skimmer was found and was immediately removed when discovered on Friday, March 25th. It...Read on...

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Posted on: March 29, 2016

UPRR Crossing Work Includes Closure of Finley Rd. between Crescent and Glen Oak

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The Union Pacific Railroad will be performing crossing work at the train crossing on Finley Rd., south of Crescent Blvd., and north of Maple St. near Glen Oak Rd.

The work will require the closure of the crossing at Finley Rd. to all traffic from 9 a.m. on Wednesday, March 30th - 3 p.m. on Friday, April 1.

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Posted on: March 28, 2016

Controlled Burn Scheduled for Tuesday, March 29 at Terrace View Pond

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A controlled burn is scheduled to take place Tuesday March 22, at Terrace View Pond, if favorable weather conditions continue.

The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department, in conjunction with ENCAP, Inc. of DeKalb, will be performing a controlled burn of the perimeter wetland surrounding Terrace View Pond. The Lombard Park District has also contracted ENCAP to conduct a cont...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

Lombard Public Works Launch “Underground Lombard – The Sewers that Serve”

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When a sink turns on, or a toilet flushes, where does the water go? From houses, businesses, and rainstorms, sewers carry water many miles under our roads every day.

Lombard’s Public Works Department is inviting residents to find out more about the Village’s underground network of sewers, though a new online presentation at villageoflombard.org/sewers.

Lombard’s Public Works employees and private contractors are r...Read on...

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Posted on: March 25, 2016

One Text or Call Could Wreck It All - April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month

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The Lombard Police Department has joined the “One Text or Call Could Wreck It All” campaign in an effort to stop distracted driving and to make our roads safer.

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month and the Village of Lombard has pledged its support to help spread the message that distracted drivers are not only a danger to themselves, but everyone else on the road.

“We all know that talking on our cel...Read on...

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Posted on: March 21, 2016

Village of Lombard Economic Incentive Policy Facilitates New Retail Developments

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Advancing the Village’s goal to explore all options to bring new business activity to the Village’s business corridor, the Lombard Village Board approved two economic incentive agreements at their March 17, 2016 meeting.

These developments are the first projects that are the result of the Village’s recently adopted Economic Incentive Policy.

The first incentive agreement with Sam’s West Inc. will result in a new 135,000 square foot Sam’s Club retail warehouse store at...Read on...

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Posted on: March 23, 2016

Lombard Fire Department Responds to Residential Garage Fire

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At approximately 2:20 p.m., on Saturday, March 19th, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on the 1100 block of S. Michelle Lane.

The location of the reported fire is a two story, single family home with an attached garage. A fire near the garage was reported by neighbors, who called 9-1-1. Home owners were home at the time, and were able to self-evacuate. According to preliminary i...Read on...

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Posted on: March 11, 2016

Lombard Village wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan approved by Village Board

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Lombard’s first ever Village wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan, which was recommended by the Public Safety and Transportation Committee, was recently accepted by the Village Board of Trustees.

This initiative will create a framework for a safe and accessible network of facilities that connect cyclists and pedestrians to popular destinations within Lombard, while meeting the needs of all ages and abilities.

The plan was developed in partners...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Lombard Fire Department reminds us to Change Your Clock Change Your Battery

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Daylight-saving time begins Sunday, March 13, (2:00 a.m.) and marks the 28th anniversary of the Change Your Clock Change Your Battery® (CYCCYB) program.

Changing smoke alarm and carbon dioxide detector batteries at least once a year, testing those alarms and reminding others to do so are some of the simplest, most effective ways to reduce tragic deaths and injuries. The Lombard Fire Department reminds res...Read on...

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Posted on: March 8, 2016

Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over This St. Patrick's Day Holiday

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The Lombard Police Department announced they will be conducting special patrols this St. Patrick’s Day holiday to crack down on drunk drivers.

To help protect Lombard streets, the Village will add three extra day seatbelt enforcement groups, three night time seat belt enforcement groups, and two DUI nighttime enforcement groups from Thursday, March 17th - Sunday, March 20th.

The Lombard Poli...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Lombard Junior Firefighter Academy seeking high school aged applicants

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The Lombard Fire Department is hosting its Annual Jr. Firefighter Academy to give high school-age students from Lombard, who are interested in careers in fire science or emergency medical services, a chance to learn directly from fire and EMS personnel.

The program will take place over two, 6-hour sessions held on two consecutive Saturdays on April 30th and May 7th, 9 a.m. – 3 p.m., at Fire Station #45, 50 E. St. Charles Rd. The program is open to boys and girls, who live in Lombard and are ages 14 to 18...Read on...

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Posted on: March 1, 2016

Lombard recognizes Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Week

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Illinois has declared February 28 – March 5 as Severe Weather Preparedness Week. In honor of this state wide event, Lombard is encouraging residents to sign up for Village emergency alerts.

Severe weather can happen anywhere, at any time, creating potentially life threatening situations. To stay informed during these unforeseen emergency events, Lombard residents are urged to sign up and encourage friends and family to sign up for emergency ...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Lombard to voluntarily test water samples in order to ensure ongoing high quality of drinking water

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The Village of Lombard wants to assure its residents that Lombard’s water is safe to drink and exceeds all Federal and Illinois Environmental Protection Agency Standards for drinking water.

To ensure ongoing quality of excellence, the Village will be conducting a voluntary water sampling in the coming months.
The independent results will be posted at villageoflombard.org/waterquality and are intended to serve as ongoing support of mandate...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Lombard Public Works invites residents to “Get to Know Your Snow Plow Driver”

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department recently launched a new series titled “Get to Know Your Snow Plow Driver”, in order to better connect with residents and to provide winter weather safety tips.

Lombard’s Public Works Department services 166 miles of roads, which is the same distance from Lombard to Madison, WI. Public Works is responsible for roads, trees, sewers and other utilities 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Lombard snow plow drivers can wo...Read on...

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Posted on: February 26, 2016

Village celebrates Youth Art Month with District 44 Celebrate Arts reception and art show

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The Village of Lombard is happy to announce that it will host a “Celebrate Art” reception, prior to the Village Board meeting on March 3, 2016.

The reception is scheduled for 6:30 – 7:30 p.m., and will feature original art work by students from District 44. The students, their families, and members of the public are invited to attend.

“We’re proud of our students and their accomplishments,” s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 25, 2016

State of the Village of Lombard is solid due to teamwork and communication

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Village President Keith Giagnorio delivered the 2016 State of the Village Address at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 17.

The State of the Village Address touched on a number of topics including positive Village Board relations, the functions and services of the Village’s 6 Advisory Committees, Lombard’s new Economic Incentive Agreement and its positive influence on developm...Read on...

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Posted on: February 22, 2016

Wind Storm Clean Up

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A wind storm with the potential to break branches and damage trees recently impacted the area. The storm occurred outside of the yard waste collection season and pursuant to Village policy, the Village will not pick up storm debris from private trees.

Material may be placed out for collection by Waste Management the first full week in April on the regular pickup day. Branches must be cut and bundled to specifications (up to 6 feet in length and no individual branch can be larger than 6 inches in diame...Read on...

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Lombard Community Development Department launches informational series regarding retail in Lombard

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The Village of Lombard’s Community Development Department recently launched an online information series about the process of opening a retail store in Lombard, and the Village’s role in business attraction and retention.

The series, titled From Ground Breaking to Grand Opening: Retail in Lombard, features separate informational pages discussing site location factors, zoning and costs, Village involvement, and business retention.

“Recently, with so many new businesses o...Read on...

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Posted on: February 19, 2016

Flashing Beacon System installed at Illinois Prairie Path crossing on Main Street in Lombard

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department is pleased to announce the installation of a new Rectangular Rapid Flash Beacon (RRFB) system at the intersection of the Illinois Prairie Path and Main Street in Lombard.

These specific systems were chosen for this location because they have Federal Highway Administration (FHWA) approval and have been shown to increase driver yielding from 18% to 88% in FHWA studies. The RRFB systems were first introduced by Public Works s...Read on...

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Posted on: February 12, 2016

WINTER WEATHER MESSAGE - NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE CHICAGO IL

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DANGEROUSLY COLD WIND CHILLS LIKELY LATE TONIGHT AND SATURDAY MORNING

A COLD FRONT MOVE WILL ACROSS THE REGION THIS AFTERNOON AND WILL BRING A RENEWED PUSH OF COLD ARCTIC AIR INTO THE AREA. AIR TEMPERATURES ARE EXPECTED TO FALL TO ZERO TO FIVE BELOW ZERO TO THE NORTH AND WEST OF CHICAGO TONIGHT...WHICH WILL COMBINE WITH BL...Read on...

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Posted on: February 8, 2016

Village of Lombard Youth Leadership Program seeks high school student applicants

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The Village of Lombard is currently accepting applications for its 2016 Youth Leadership Program. High school students that live in Lombard are encouraged to apply in order to learn from leaders in various departments.

These departments include the Village Manager’s Office, Finance, Community Development, Police, Fire, and Public Works Departments.

Classes are scheduled for Thursday evenings: April 7th from 4 – 6 p.m. at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.; April 14th,...Read on...

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Posted on: February 4, 2016

Lombard Fire Department responds to garage fire

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At approximately 7:50 a.m. on Thursday, February 4, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire on the 800 block of East St. Charles Rd.

According to Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell, “Fire companies encountered a fully involved detached garage with fire threatening the neighboring home to the north. The fire response was upgraded to a ‘Special Alarm’ which brought in additional resources...Read on...

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Posted on: February 2, 2016

Lombard Police warn residents of IRS phone scams

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IRS phone scam calls have been reported in Lombard and the Lombard Police Department is reminding residents to never give out personal information or wire money over the phone.

Scammers claiming to work for the IRS are calling residents and demanding payment for alleged money owed, according to a statement from the attorney general’s office. Callers often instruct their victims to add money to a prepaid debit card and to tell th...Read on...

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Posted on: February 1, 2016

Lombard Fire Department reminds residents of burn and scald precautions

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In conjunction with Burn Awareness Week, Feb. 1-7, the American Burn Association and the Lombard Fire Department Bureau of Fire Prevention, is providing information relating to scald burns and some helpful precautions.

Scald injuries are painful and require prolonged treatment. They may result in lifelong scarring and even death. Prevention of scalds is always preferable to treatment and can be accomplished through simple changes in behavior and the home environment.
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Posted on: January 29, 2016

The Village of Lombard celebrates Carol Bauer’s 50th anniversary of employment

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The Village of Lombard is honoring Carol Bauer for providing Lombard residents with more than 50 years of dedicated public service. Bauer recently celebrated her 50th anniversary and will be honored at an upcoming reception and Village Board Meeting.

A reception will be held in her honor on Thursday, February 4, at 6 p.m. in the Community Room at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. Bauer will also be honored at the Village Board Meeting immediately following the reception at 7:30 p.m. This event is open ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 28, 2016

Am I having a heart attack? Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital to host free lecture at Lombard Village

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The Lombard Fire Department is joining forces with Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital to educate residents about the signs and symptoms of a heart attack, in order to help save lives.

Residents are invited to Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave., on Wednesday, Feb. 24 at 6:30 p.m., to learn about the full spectrum of heart attack symptoms and potentially lifesaving information.

Dr. Peter Kerwin will lead the lecture and provide informat...Read on...

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Posted on: January 27, 2016

Village of Lombard accepts recommendations of Lombard Pride Committee

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The Lombard Village Board recently approved the final report and recommendations of the Lombard Pride Committee in regards to future community events and festivals within the Village.

The Committee recommendations accepted by the Village Board include the continuation of the Fourth of July fireworks display in 2016, continued financial support for year-round special events and continued acceptance of proposals for special events and co...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Adopt a fire hydrant this winter to help keep your neighborhood safe

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The Village of Lombard is encouraging residents to “Adopt a Fire Hydrant” near their home, to make sure hydrants stay clear of snow this winter and easily accessible to firefighters during fire emergencies.

Fire hydrants that are exposed and visible will greatly speed up the response time of firefighters responding to a fire. Precious time spent by firefighters searching for, and clearing hydrants buried in snow, can make a big difference in the time it take...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Lombard Winter Blood Drive collects 122 pints of blood during National Blood Donor Month

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The Village of Lombard’s Winter Blood Drive, which was recently held on Wednesday, January 13, collected 122 pints of life saving blood for Heartland Blood Centers.

In honor of National Blood Donor Month, donors braved the winter conditions to donate 17 units of blood at Yorktown Shopping Center and 105 units at Village Hall. The donations collected at this event have the potential of saving up to 366 lives. The Vill...Read on...

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Posted on: January 22, 2016

Prescribed Burns in Local Forest Preserves 1/22 & 1/25

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The Forest Preserve District of DuPage County will conduct a controlled burn on 1/22 at Babcock Grove Forest Preserve and on 1/25 at Churchill Forest Preserve.

Controlled burns are necessary for prairie/woodland ecological management. Controlled burns require the proper wind and weather conditions in order to take place and cannot be planned before weather conditions are known. For more information on controlled...Read on...

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Posted on: January 21, 2016

Celebrate Safely this Super Bowl Weekend or Risk Getting Sacked with a DUI

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The Lombard Police Department announced today it will conduct special patrols throughout this year’s Super Bowl weekend, looking for and cracking down on alcohol and drug-impaired drivers.

“We are reminding everyone to drive sober this weekend in Lombard or get pulled over,” said Safety Unit Officer Paula Rojas. “If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering your team on to victory, pass your keys to a sober, designated driver before the S...Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

Village Hall and Offices Closed Jan. 18

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The Lombard Village Hall and Village Offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 18, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.

Village Hall and Offices will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, January 19. Regular business hours for the Village of Lombard are: Mondays—8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays and Sundays: Closed.Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Public Works Continues Tree Trimming to Promote Health and Safety of Lombard Trees

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This winter, parkway trees in Lombard will be trimmed from Main Street eastward between East Parkside Avenue/ St. Charles Place and Roosevelt Road. The work will be done from December through April.

Most of this work will be done by a private firm contracted by the Village. Trimming will follow professional standards established by the tree care industry.

Most important, and most visible, is that trees are trimmed to a minimum height of 14 feet ...Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

Public Works Reminds Residents: Beware of Freezing Pipes

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Extreme cold during winter months can cause pipes to freeze and break, often causing damage to homes and an expensive repair bill. Special attention should be given to water pipes and meters that are directly or indirectly exposed to cold temperatures.

Pipes and meters can break if they are in an unheated crawl space, located on an outside wall, or in unheated closets or cabinets. Residents can help prevent freezing pipes by closing open air vents in crawl spaces, removing obstacles and allowing heat to...Read on...

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Posted on: January 15, 2016

Village of Lombard Reminder Regarding Political Campaign Sign Restrictions

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With the primary election on March 15 approaching, the Village of Lombard offers the following regulations pertaining to political campaign signs located within the Village

• Political campaign signs can only be located on private property and cannot be located within the parkways or on public rights-of-way.

• For most residential properties, the overall sign size may not exceed nine square feet in area. There is no re...Read on...

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Posted on: January 6, 2016

Village’s Winter Blood Drive Looks for Blood Donors to be someone’s Success Story

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The Village of Lombard Winter Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, Jan. 13, and is looking for donors to become part of someone’s rescue story.

Donations take less than an hour and blood donated at Lombard blood drives goes to people in need in Chicagoland and Northwest Indiana areas. The Winter Blood Drive will be held at Yorktown Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m., and then at Village Hall, 255 E....Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Holiday Tree Recycling Available Jan. 4 - 15

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Lombard residents may place holiday trees at their curbs, prior to their normal waste collection day from Jan. 4 - Jan. 15. Trees must be free of decorations and must not be snowed in in order to be collected. Trees will NOT be collected after Jan. 15.

Holiday lights and extension cords are being collected for recycling at all hours through Jan. 15, in front of the Lombard Public Works, 1051 S. Hammerschmidt Avenue. Information on electronics recycling is available at villageoflombard.org/electronicrec...Read on...

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Posted on: December 29, 2015

Winter Storm Update: Dec. 29, 2015

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Public Works crews have been out in full force for over 24 hours due to a winter storm that produced a rare and large amount of sleet and ice. This type of heavy precipitation has brought with it a unique set of challenges.

The biggest factor is the weight of the wet ice, which requires trucks to plow slower than usual. Slow speeds are required but may produce larger chunks of snow and ice that come off the ends of plows. Per the Village’s snow plan, crews prioritized main r...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Lombard Firefighter Paramedic Bob Hopper Recognized by VFW for Community Contributions

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Lombard Firefighter Robert “Bob” Hopper was recently presented the highly esteemed VFW Public Servant Award by the Lilac VFW Post 5815 for his dedicated service to the Lombard community.

Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Hopper has worked for the Lombard Fire Department for 9 years and is recognized by his peers as a leader who is willing to take on any job with great willingness and professionalism according to Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell....Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Village of Lombard announces Village Office holiday hours

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Village of Lombard Offices will be closed on Thursday, Dec. 24 and Friday, Dec. 25 for the Christmas holiday, and on Jan. 1, 2016 for the New Year’s Day holiday.

Lombard Village Hall will also be closing at 4:30 p.m. on both Monday, Dec. 21 and Monday, Dec. 28 due to the holiday schedule.

Village Hall’s regular business hours are: Mondays—8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesdays-Fridays—8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturdays & ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 18, 2015

Lombard Police Department Reminds Residents to Drive Sober and Buckle Up this Holiday

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The holiday season is upon us and if you’re celebrating with a drink, the Lombard Police Department has a message for you: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over.

Due to the increase in drunk driving-related fatalities around the holidays each year, law enforcement agencies across America will be actively searching for and arresting drunk drivers from and into the New Year.

Seat belt law violators will also be a...Read on...

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Posted on: December 15, 2015

Hammerschmidt Parking Lot scheduled to open for use on Mon., Dec. 21

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The Hammerschmidt Commuter Lot in Downtown Lombard is scheduled to open on Monday, December 21, after undergoing an expansion project that will provide commuters with 92 new parking spaces.

The lot can accommodate an additional 92 cars and is a daily fee lot. As part of the project, an additional pay station with an enclosure has been provided. The contractor’s remaining work effort is related to the seeding of the turf grass and the prep...Read on...

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Posted on: December 17, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Toy Drive Most Successful Yet

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The Lombard Fire Department recently hosted its annual Toy Drive which culminates with a Toy Parade down Main Street, and the unloading of toys at Yorktown Center. This marks the event's most successful results since it began 15 years ago.

The event helped to raise approximately $3,000 in cash donations and over $10,000 worth of donated toys, diapers and formula.

The Lombard Fire Department kicked off their annual Toy Parade on Saturday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. The Parade is coordinat...Read on...

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Posted on: December 16, 2015

Lombard Police Determine Suspicious Item to be Non-Threatening

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On Wednesday, December 16, 2015, the Lombard Police Department received a report of a suspicious item at the corner of Maple and Elizabeth.

Officers arrived on the scene within minutes of the report to secure the area. Out of an abundance of caution the Lombard Police Department requested the assistance of the bomb squad to investigate the item in question.

The item was determined to be a...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Toy Drive and Toy Parade December 12, 10:30 a.m., Fire Station 1

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The Lombard Fire Department’s 15th annual Toy Drive kicks off Monday, November 30 and culminates with the Toy Parade on Saturday, December 12.

Beginning November 30, toy drive collection bins will be available in four locations, including the Lombard Village Hall (255 E. Wilson), Fire Station 1 (50 E. St. Charles Road), Fire Station 2 (2020 S. Highland Avenue) and Schroeder’s Ace Hardware (837 W...Read on...

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Posted on: December 11, 2015

Lombard's 17th Annual Shop with a Cop

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On Saturday, December 5, Lombard Police Officers brought ten children to go holiday shopping for their family members, as part of Lombard’s Annual Shop with a Cop program, sponsored by the Lombard Citizen’s Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA).

Lombard Police Officers picked up the children from their homes and brought them to Lombard Village Hall, where they were escorted in a convoy of a dozen squad cars to go shopping at Target. The children were provided a snack from Target and then picked o...Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Local Schools Help Support Lombard Toy Drive and Upcoming Dec. 12 Toy Parade

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The Lombard Fire Department will kick off their annual Toy Parade on Saturday, December 12 at 10:30 a.m. The Parade is coordinated and led by the Lombard Fire Fighters Union Local 3009.

School Districts 87, 44 and 45 continue to be supporters of the Toy Parade.

The 5th Grade Destination Imagination Team from Westmore School held a festive event that featured free admission with a donated toy. The toys collected will help support the...Read on...

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Posted on: December 7, 2015

Scheduled Winter Parkway Tree Trimming Promotes Tree Health and Safety

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This winter, parkway trees in Lombard will be trimmed from Main Street eastward between the Union Pacific railroad tracks and Roosevelt Road. The work will be done from December through April.

Most of this work will be done by a private firm contracted by the Village. Trimming will follow professional standards established by the tree care industry.

Most important, and most visible, is that trees are trimmed to a minimum height of 14 feet...Read on...

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Posted on: December 8, 2015

Video: Lombard Police Remind Residents of Safe Holiday Shopping Tips and Practices

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This holiday season the Lombard Police Department offers the following tips to help you be more careful, prepared and aware of possible theft.

When it comes to Holiday retail shopping, there are several tips to keep in mind to help avoid car or home thefts. Watch this video to learn about shopping safety.

A lot of shopping is now done online. Are you protecting yourself from online sca...Read on...

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Posted on: December 3, 2015

Lombard Police Charge Suspect in Mail Theft

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The Lombard Police Department has arrested and charged a suspect in relation to recent package/mail thefts.

The arrest was made based on a photo of the suspect and the suspect’s vehicle. This is an ongoing investigation as the suspect is also being investigated for an additional theft.

To help avoid the theft of your packages it is suggested that you always...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Tenth Annual Jinglebell Jubilee set for Saturday, Dec. 5, in Downtown Lombard

Lombard community organizations are uniting to celebrate the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 5, 5 – 9:30 p.m., in historic Downtown Lombard for the 10th Annual Jinglebell Jubilee celebration.

This year’s event is also sponsored by Mathnasium of Elmhurst, Nolan Agency and Waste Management.

Village President Keith Giagnorio will kick-off the event in Lilacia Park at the new time of 5:30 p.m., followed by a speech from Lombard Park District Pr...Read on...

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Posted on: December 1, 2015

Lombard Pride Available Online

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The Lombard Pride newsletter has been mailed to Lombard homes and is available online. You may find information on Lombard's snow plan, the Fire Department's Toy Drive and the Toy Drive Parade, and more.

The Lombard Pride Newsletter is printed every 2 months. This issue includes District updates from your Trustees, winter tips, Community Development's year end recap, news briefs, event information and more.

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Posted on: November 24, 2015

Lombard Police seeking suspect in arson fire

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On Sunday, Nov. 8, at 8:35 p.m., Lombard Officers responded to Lilacia Park for reports of a fire. It was found that an unknown suspect had rolled over a recycling bin full of books into the park and proceeded to set the bin on fire in an empty pond.

The liner of the pond at Lilacia Park was damaged in the fire. Video from Helen Plum Library shows the suspect taking the recycling bin from the outside of the library, before setting it on fire. The suspect was searing blue jeans, a blue hooded sweatshir...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2016

Holiday light and extension cord recycling drop off in Lombard

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The Village of Lombard encourages residents and businesses to recycle their holiday lights and extension cords.

A collection bin is in place now through January 16, 2017 at the Department of Public Works at 1051 S. Hammerschmidt Avenue, just south of the Village Hall. Residents and businesses may drop off at any time, including after work hours and on weekends. Acc...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Lombard Public Works Offers Free Mulch and Leaf Collection Through Nov. 28

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Lombard residents may prepare their properties this fall with free leaf collections and a mulch pickup opportunity through November 28.

UPDATE: .

As of November 28, Lombard's free fall leaf collection has ended.

The Village’s Contract with Waste Management includes a free 6-week leaf collection ending the last full week of November, which coincides with the end of the annual yard...Read on...

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Posted on: November 23, 2015

Sidewalk Snow Removal: Who's Responsible?

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Lombard ordinance requires snow removal from public sidewalks adjacent to commercial properties. Within 24 hours of the end of each snowstorm, public sidewalks (near the street) adjacent to commercial properties must have a path cleared for pedestrians.

The path is necessary to provide safe passage so pedestrians do not have to walk in the street. This is particularly important in areas of high pedestrian traffic including Main Street near Glenbard East High School, Downtown, and along Roosevelt Road. ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 20, 2015

Keep the Wreath Red Program reminds residents of fire safety

The Lombard Fire Department is joining local Fire Departments in the area, to participate with this year’s “Keep the Wreath Red Program”. The wreaths are a visual reminder for residents to take additional safety measures this holiday season.

The Lombard Fire Department will display holiday wreaths on the front of Fire Station 1, at 50 E St. Charles Rd., and Fire Station 2, at 2020 S. Highland Ave. The wreaths will be decorated with red light bulbs. If a fire attributed to holiday decorations ...Read on...

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Posted on: November 19, 2015

Thanksgiving drivers Click It or Ticket – every trip, every time

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Historically, Thanksgiving is the busiest travel time of the year, putting more people on the road and increasing the likelihood of crashes. Each year in our country, tens of thousands of passenger vehicle occupants die in motor vehicle crashes.

In 2013, in the United States, more than 300 people were killed in crashes on Thanksgiving weekend alone. It’s a sad statistic, but even sadder is that many of those deaths could have been prevented with one simple click of a seat belt.

The Lombard Pol...Read on...

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Posted on: November 18, 2015

Lombard Cub Scouts and Volunteers Help Prevent Watershed Pollution

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To dissuade the dumping of oil or other chemicals into sewers, Cub Scout Pack 42, and volunteer Joanne Dooley, recently stenciled “No Dumping – drains to waterways” in front of storm inlets.

The stenciling took place in the Hammerschmidt School neighborhood and the industrial area north of North Avenue.

Preventing pollutants from entering storm drains helps to keep the receiving waterways clean. Lombard straddles two watersheds, which ar...Read on...

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Posted on: November 17, 2015

Village Hosts Open House for Bike and Pedestrian Project Update

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Join us on Thursday, November 19, from 5 - 7 p.m., for an open house to learn about the Village's first ever Village-wide Bike and Pedestrian Project that is currently being developed.

See presentations at 5:30 and again at 6:30, learn about the planning process and provide your input. Brief discussions will also take place before and after the presentations. The plan is being developed to help facilitate needs of bicyclists and pedest...Read on...

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Posted on: November 16, 2015

Lombard Village Offices to close for Thanksgiving holiday

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Lombard Village Hall will not be observing late hours on Monday, Nov. 23 and will instead be closing early at 4:30 p.m. Village offices will also be closed Thursday, Nov. 26 and Nov. 27 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

All Village offices will reopen on Monday, Nov. 30 with regular business hours: Mondays, 8 a.m. - 7 p.m.; Tuesdays – Fridays, 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., and Closed on Saturdays and Sundays.

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Posted on: November 13, 2015

Construction Alert: Highland and Main Street Pavement Marking Begins Nov. 16

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Highland Ave., and Main Street will be down to one lane of traffic in each direction beginning Monday, Nov. 16, weather permitting, in order to replace deteriorated pavement markings.

The construction work is anticipated to be completed with in a few days from its start. The contractor will maintain at least one (1) lane of traffic in each direction, but drivers can expect delays.

The affected locations include:
• Highland Avenue b...Read on...

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Posted on: November 10, 2015

Lombard Hosts Ribbon Cutting Ceremony For Metra Underpass Tunnel

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On Nov. 9, Lombard Officials and staff celebrated the new Metra Underpass Tunnel with an official ribbon cutting ceremony. Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio cut the ceremonial ribbon and new a plaque dedicating the project’s success was unveiled.

“This tunnel was no small feat,” said Giagnorio. “It is because of long term dedication and team work from all of the parties involved, that we stand here today and welcome this addition to Lombard’s landscape.” Lombard Village Trustees, Reid Foltyniewic...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2015

Lombard Firefighters present pink shirt fundraiser proceeds to Advocate Good Samaritan’s Cancer Care

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Village of Lombard Firefighters recently presented a $2,465 check to Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital’s Cancer Care Center to help purchase wigs for women in treatment.

The proceeds were raised through a pink shirt campaign run by the Lombard Fire Department which allowed firefighters to voluntarily purchase and wear the shirts throughout the month of October, in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. The shirts were al...Read on...

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Posted on: November 4, 2015

Construction Alert: Pavement Patching on Il Rte 53 & RTE 38 Roosevelt, Main Street, and Grace Street

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Pavement patching has begun in several areas around Lombard. Lane closures will be necessary. Drivers are encouraged to please watch for flaggers and workers in the road in construction areas and to ALWAYS obey the speed limit.

Drivers may expect delays due to lane closures in locations listed below:

- West bound curb lane - 660 E. Roosevelt Road (IL RTE 38) – Curb removal and replacement; Pavement Patching; Hot-Mix Asphalt Driveway Replacement
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Posted on: November 4, 2015

Seeking Volunteers for Fall Clean Up on November 14

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The Village of Lombard invites residents to join in and help preserve natural habitats along the Great Western Trail and the Illinois Prairie Path. Bring friends, family, a service group or come by yourself to be a part of this team.

Volunteers have been working since 2012 to remove unwanted buckthorn and other invasive plant species from the Illinois Prairie Path and the Great Western Trail within Lombard. These are some of the most visited trails in the area, and will soon be filled...Read on...

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Posted on: November 2, 2015

Lombard hosting Fourth Annual Bill Memorial Blood Drive

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The Village of Lombard is hosting its fourth annual Bill Mueller Memorial Blood Drive this year to coincide with Veteran’s Day on Wednesday, November 11, 2015.

The blood drive will take place from 9:30 a.m. – 1 p.m., at Yorktown Shopping Center in a mobile coach parked by mall entrance #2, near Carson Pirie Scott. The blood drive will then move locations to Lombard’s Village Hall, located at 255 E. Wilson Ave., ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 30, 2015

Village of Lombard to host Veterans Day ceremony on Wednesday, Nov. 11

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The Village of Lombard will be holding its annual Veterans Day Ceremony at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 11 at the Sunken Garden at Lombard Common Park, located near Grace and Maple Streets.

Reverend Steve Wagner from Trinity Lutheran Church will open the ceremony with an invocation and Lombard Village President Keith Giagnorio will welcome attendees. Lombard resident and World War II Veteran Arthur Hrabec will be the keynote speaker. Student...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Village of Lombard Seeking Applicants for Local Tourism Grant

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The Village of Lombard is currently seeking grant applications for local programs and events that support tourism and promote the Village as a destination to nonresident visitors.

Interested first time applicants to the Local Tourism Grant Program are encouraged to submit an application for Local Tourism Grant funds to the Village by December 17, 2015.

The Village of Lombard’s Local Tourism Grant Program was developed by the Com...Read on...

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Posted on: October 23, 2015

Change Your Clock Change Your Battery on November 1

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Use the extra hour on November 1 to remind family, friends and neighbors to change their smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector batteries, and help to make a positive change in our community.

Daylight-saving time ends Sunday, November 1, and everyone is encouraged to use the extra hour they “gain” to change the batteries in their smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors, and to test all of the alarms in their home. The Lombard Fire Departmen...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Amendments to the Village Building Code help Meet Developer Needs

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In an effort to ensure that the Village’s development regulations reflect the latest standards in construction and meet the demands of the development community, the Lombard Village Board recently approved a series of electric and plumbing Codes.

These new Codes take effect on November 1, 2015.

The intent of the amendments is to ensure that the adopted Village regulations reflect trends in construction and address life/safety concerns for businesses and residents. This effort included a detaile...Read on...

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Posted on: October 22, 2015

Lombard Police Crackdown on Drunk Drivers this Halloween

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This Halloween, the Lombard Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort, and is giving a fair warning to all partygoers: keep the party off the road.

“Driving while alcohol or drug impaired is deadly, it is illegal, and it will get you pulled over and arrested this Halloween,” said Lombard Police Chief Raymond Byrne. “If you want to stay safe and out of jail this Halloween, make a plan to get home with...Read on...

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Posted on: October 19, 2015

Lombard Historical Commission selects William J Mueller Heritage Award winner

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At the October 15 Village Board meeting, the Lombard Historical Commission announced the winner of the William J. Mueller Lombard Heritage Award. This recipient of this year’s award is the Lombard Cemetery Restoration Project.

The Lombard Cemetery Restoration Project was nominated by Corrine Flemm as an outstanding example of Leadership and Stewardship. The restoration of the Cemetery at 460 S. Main Street has truly been a civic project involving dozens of members of the Commu...Read on...

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Posted on: October 14, 2015

Lombard Firefighters Receive Elmhurst Memorial Hospital Run of the Year Award

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On September 23, Elmhurst Memorial Hospital presented the Run of the Year award to Lombard Firefighter Paramedics; Lt. Frank Gallione, Tim Hogan, and Adam Kruckenberg, for their professional efforts in saving the life of a college student.

Elmhurst firefighters responded to an early morning fire call in February of 2015, which triggered a “change of quarters” for Lombard Firefighters, requiring them to cover Elmhurst’s Fire Station 2. At 4:30 a.m., Lombard firefighters responded to the call...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year Announced

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On Wednesday, October 7, Lombard's Man and Woman of the Year Awards were presented during the 10th Annual Senior Fair. Village President Keith Giagnorio welcomed seniors and introduced State Representative Peter Breen, who thanked attendees and nominees.

"Today we recognize Lombard's senior citizens and their contributions to our Village," said Village Board Trustee Robyn Pike, the Chairperson of the Community Relations Committee who puts on the fair. "Whether it's volunteering to help out,...Read on...

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Posted on: October 8, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Presents Donation During Annual Open House

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The Lombard Fire Department recently presented a $2,000
donation to the Good Samaritan Hospital Wig Boutique to help purchase wigs for women undergoing cancer treatments.

On Wednesday, October 7, members of the Lombard Fire Department presented the donation during their annual National Fire Prevention Week open house. The funds were raised through the Fire Department’s pink shirt fundraiser, which allows firefighters to vo...Read on...

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Posted on: October 5, 2015

Lombard Police Department Offers Tips on Halloween Safety

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It's that time of the year again to remind you that Halloween with all the costumes, parties, and excitement has a very serious side to it -- CHILD SAFETY.

Trick-or-treating hours are from 3 - 7 p.m. on Monday, October 31, 2016. .

The Lombard Police Department is reminding residents that a fun Halloween starts with a safe Halloween. To help keep children safe this Halloween, here are some safety tips for ...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Lombard Fire Department wear pink T-shirts in honor of breast cancer awareness month in October

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Lombard Fire Department Firefighters will be wearing pink shirts throughout the month of October, in an effort to raise awareness during breast cancer awareness month.

Residents and Village staff have also purchased the same shirts in order to raise funds for local charities that raise money to buy wigs for women in treatment.

“Everyone was so responsive when we started this last October, and this year even more peo...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Lombard Fire Department hosting Open House on Oct. 7 during National Fire Prevention Week

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The Lombard Fire Department is hosting an Open House from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Fire Station 1. “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep” is the theme in effort to teach the community about the importance of having smoke alarms in every bedroom.

The Open House is an educational event that will focus on how to properly test a smoke detector, create an escape plan for your family, and how to get out and stay out in case of a fire. Event attendees will also get a closer look at Fire and EMS vehicles...Read on...

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Posted on: October 2, 2015

Downtown Lombard Parking Restrictions Reminder

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The Village of Lombard, per the request of Lombard Town Centre, is reminding residents and visitors to Downtown Lombard, that violators of posted parking signs are subject to ticketing.

To help accommodate the increased need for short-term customer parking in Downtown Lombard, Lombard Town Centre, the Village’s Illinois Main Street organization, has asked that the Village of Lombard remind residents to obey already posted parking restric...Read on...

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Posted on: October 1, 2015

ATM Robbery Crime Prevention Tip from Lombard Police Department

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The Lombard Police Department is reminding residents to use precautions and to stay aware of your surroundings when using ATM’s due to recent crime activity in nearby communities.

Several ATM robberies have recently been reported in suburban areas near Lombard and in the Chicagoland area. These similar events include reports that offenders approach vehicles at ATM’s during night hours, and use a weapon to force victims to withdraw ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 25, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Begins Fall Hydrant Testing

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Lombard Fire Department crews will be performing annual fall fire hydrant flow testing beginning the week of September 28, 2015. Testing crews will visit more than 500+ hydrants over the course of a six week period.

The fire hydrant testing program is a way to evaluate the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system. Data gathered from this program benefits the Fire Department, the Fire Prevention Bureau, and Public Works. Testing crews will be concentrat...Read on...

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Posted on: September 24, 2015

Lombard Public Works Utilizes Sophisticated Digital Camera to Develop Long Term Manhole Maintenance

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Starting the week of September 28th, the Village of Lombard’s Public Works will begin a new program that will assess the condition of various manholes throughout the Village. This will be accomplished with the help of modern digital camera technology.

Public Works and their contractor Midwest Water will use a sophisticated digital camera to visually inspect the condition of both sanitary and storm manholes to determine what if any maintenance/rehabilitation may be needed. This information will be used...Read on...

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Posted on: September 23, 2015

Bring Unwanted Medications to Lombard Police Station for National Prescription Drug Take Back Day

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Residents can bring unwanted, unneeded, or expired prescription drugs for safe disposal to the Lombard Police Department at 235 E. Wilson Ave., on Sept. 26, from 8 a.m. – 10 p.m.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back event addresses the vital public safety and public health issue of prescription drug abuse and accidental poisonings. Many Americans are not aware that expired or unwanted medicines commonly found in home cabinets ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 22, 2015

Illinois Department of Transportation Begins Highland Ave. Resurfacing and Asphalt Project

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The Illinois Department of Transportation has begun grinding work on Highland Ave., from 13th Street (near Roosevelt Rd.) to 20th Street.

The construction will include surface grinding and asphalt overlay on Highland Ave. IDOT plans to work on one lane at a time and to direct traffic throughout construction as needed. IDOT expects the work to take approximately 1 week, but anticipates it ta...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

Village of Lombard Hosts 10th Annual Senior Fair Oct. 7

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The Village of Lombard’s 10th annual Senior Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7. The Senior Fair will take place at the Lombard Community Building at 433 E. St. Charles Rd. in Lombard.

Popular services and vendors available at the fair will include flu shots from Osco, blood pressure readings from the Lombard Fire Department and massages from National University of Health Sciences. State and County services along with local agencies wil...Read on...

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Posted on: September 18, 2015

The Lombard Fire Department Encourages Residents to Create Emergency Plan before Disaster Strikes

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September is National Preparedness Month and the Village of Lombard is encouraging residents to create a plan with your family, in case of emergency. Don’t Wait. Communicate. Make your plan today.

It is important to plan ahead to help keep your family safe and calm if a disaster strikes. Families can create an emergency contact list including work and personal phone numbers that children may use in emergencies, and contacts to your family’s medical...Read on...

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Posted on: September 14, 2015

Village of Lombard Continues to Seek Proposals for a Future Community Event

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In connection with the Lombard Pride Committee, the Village of Lombard continues to seek responses from qualified not-for-profit groups interested in operating a new Village-wide summer community event or festival.

The Village hopes that the Requests for Proposal process will help to identify a potential not-for-profit group or groups to provide event and festival services on a multi-year basis. The Lombard Pride Committee was created to advise the Village Board of ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Lombard Fire Department to host open house and moment of silence on 9/11

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The Lombard Fire Department invites residents to join a brief ceremony, a moment of silence and an open house, beginning at 8:45 a.m. on Friday, September 11th.

A brief ceremony and a moment of silence will take place at 8:45 a.m., around the flagpole at Fire Station 1, at 50 E. St. Charles Rd., to remember the 9/11 tragedy. The Fire Department staff will lead a moment the silence and will make some brief comment...Read on...

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Posted on: August 27, 2015

Village of Lombard hosting “We Remember” Fall Blood Drive on Sept. 16

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The Village of Lombard is hosting its Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 16, from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Entrance 2 near Carson Pirie Scott, and from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

The “We Remember” blood drive is in remembrance to those who lost their lives in the 9/11 tragedy.

“One of the greatest ways to give back to a community and to help support those in need is to donate blood. At this blood drive, we remember all of those...Read on...

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Posted on: September 11, 2015

Lombard Fire Department hosting Open House on Oct. 7 during National Fire Prevention Week

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he Lombard Fire Department is hosting an Open House during National Fire Prevention Week. The event is themed “Hear the Beep Where You Sleep”, and will focus on the importance of having smoke alarms in every bedroom.

Visit from 6 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 7 at Fire Station 1, 50 E. St. Charles Rd.
The Open House is an educational event that will focus on how to properly test a smoke detector, create an escape plan for your family, and how to get out and stay out ...Read on...

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Posted on: September 4, 2015

Lombard Officer Manuel Camuy Presented with Award of Valor for Rescuing Woman

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Lombard Police Officer, Manuel Camuy was presented the Award of Valor during a Village Board meeting on September 3, for his role in saving the life of a woman while on duty.

Officer Manuel Camuy received the distinguished Award of Valor from Lombard Police Chief Ray Byrne, for his quick thinking that helped save the life of suicidal woman in distress. “Officer Camuy had to make a lot of split second decisions in a small amoun...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Village Hall closed Monday, September 7 for Labor Day Holiday

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Lombard Village Hall will be closed on Monday, September 7, in observance of the Labor Day holiday.

Village Hall will reopen on Tuesday, September 8, with normal business hours. Normal operating hours for Village Hall are: Monday, 8 a.m. to 7 p.m.; Tuesday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.; Saturday and Sunday, closed.

Due to the holiday, Waste Man...Read on...

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Posted on: September 3, 2015

Lombard Officer Presented With Award of Valor at Upcoming Village Board Meeting

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The Village of Lombard’s Police Department will present the Award of Valor to Officer Manuel Camuy during the September 3rd Village Board meeting, for his role in saving the life of a woman while on duty.

Officer Manuel Camuy will be presented with the distinguished Award of Valor for his quick thinking that prevented a suicidal woman from jumping from the roof of a building. The meeting will be open to the public and is scheduled to take place on Thursday...Read on...

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Posted on: September 1, 2015

Village of Lombard Seeks Proposals from Local Non-Profits for a Future Summer Community Event

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The Village of Lombard, through the Lombard Pride Committee, has issued a Request for Proposal (RFP), seeking a qualified not-for-profit group to plan and operate a future Village-wide summer community event or festival.

In issuing the RFP, the Village hopes to identify and enter into a contract with one or more qualified not-for-profit entities to provide event and festival services on a multi-year basis.

The Lombard Pride Committee was formed in May to help advi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 31, 2015

Blood Drive at Westin and Village’s “We Remember” Blood Drive Help To Save Lives

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The Village of Lombard is reminding residents that donating blood takes only 45 minutes and can save a life. Donate at two upcoming blood drives.

Donate on Wednesday, September 9 at the Westin Hotel, or at the Village’s “We Remember” blood drive on Wednesday, September 16, in honor of the 9/11 tragedy.

“Every 3 seconds someone needs blood. Sacrificing 45 minutes of your day could help give someo...Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Electronic Recycling Extravaganza Sept. 19

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The Village of Lombard is hosting a recycling extravaganza event, where residents may bring a large variety of unwanted items to be recycled safely.

Bring unwanted items including wood, siding, electronics, batteries, scrap metal, hot water heaters, dish washers, propane tanks, computers, monitors, copy machines, TV's, cell phones and more!

Bicycles, shoes, eyeglasses, hearing aids, American flags...Read on...

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Posted on: August 28, 2015

Lombard Police Remind Drivers of School Zone and Bus Safety Rules

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School is back in session and the Lombard Police Department want to remind residents about the laws regarding school zone speed limits, texting, and passing school buses.

To help keep our kids safe when getting to school, please remember to follow these simple safety rules:

• School zone speeding or failure to yield to children in a crosswalk: a first violation is a petty offense with a minimum fine of $150, a second o...Read on...

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Posted on: August 26, 2015

August 29 Cruise Night Concert Location Moved Due to Safety Concerns

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The 7th Heaven concert scheduled for Saturday, August 29, 7 - 9 p.m., will be relocated to the south side of the railroad tracks, near the Metra pedestrian tunnel, due to Police concerns over pedestrian safety.

The Village of Lombard hosts summer concerts during Cruise Night events on Saturdays throughout the summer months. This Saturday night is the final event of the season, and features the popular cover band, 7th Heaven. As always, this is a family friendly ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Commonly Asked Outdoor Warning Siren Questions and Answers

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Q: What is the purpose of the Village of Lombard’s Outdoor Warning Siren System?
A: The Village of Lombard’s Outdoor Warning Siren system is used to alert people who are outdoors to take cover immediately due to possible impending dangerous weather.

These sirens are not designed to be heard by residents already indoors, and are not intended to serve as an alert for those already inside. Q: Why wasn’t I able to hear one of these Outdoor Warning Sirens from inside of my home? A: Outdoor Warni...

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Posted on: August 21, 2015

Nicor Gas Repair Causes North Bound Grace Street Closure at St. Charles

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Nicor Gas has detected a non- hazardous leak, meaning a non- life threatening or a threat to property. This leak is in the N/B lane of S.Grace Street (s/ railroad tracks) at E. St. Charles Road.

Currently, Nicor is on-site repairing this leak. Again, no immediate hazards.

N/B S. Grace Street (s/ railroad tracks) at E. St. Charles Road Closed to all traffic.
No right turn from W/B E. St. Charles Road to N/B Grace Street.S/B traffic on S. ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2015

Lombard Police Warn Residents of IRS and Loved Ones in Need Phone Scams

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In an effort to help keep Lombard residents safe, the Lombard Police Department wants to alert and educate residents about ongoing telephone scams, in which scammers pose as employees with the IRS, or impersonate a loved one in need.

The IRS scam begins when a resident is called by an individual claiming to be an “agent” of the IRS. The scammer provides a fake name or title, and informs the victim that they owe money to the IRS and risk arrest if they do not electronically send funds ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 17, 2015

Grace Street and St. Charles Rd. Resurfacing Update and Schedule

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Grace Street will be paved during overnight hours beginning Monday, August 17, as part of the 2015 Asphalt Paving and Patching Project. Paving will cause lane closures at various times throughout the week.

All construction is weather permitting and is subject to change due to rainfall. Below is a tentative schedule for paving on Grace Street:

- Monday: Paving is scheduled to take place during the overnight hours of Monday, beginning at 6 p.m., through 7 ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 4, 2015

Residents Invited to Order Pink Shirts and Join Firefighters for Group Photo on Oct. 7

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Purchase the same pink shirt that Lombard Firefighters will be wearing throughout the October, and then wear your shirt for a community group photo on October 7.

The Lombard Fire Department and The Lombard Firefighters Union Local 3009 will be wearing custom pink shirts throughout the month of October in honor of Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Residents are invited to purchase the same shirts and to take group pho...Read on...

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Posted on: August 14, 2015

Request for Photos of Chicago, Aurora and Elgin Railroad

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The Historical Commission is seeking photos of the Chicago, Aurora & Elgin Railroad to be used on informative signs which will be installed along the Illinois Prairie Path.

The Illinois Prairie Path runs along the location of the old train line. These photos will be used on informative sign stations along the path which will inform users of the path about the history of the path, and how it once served as a train line.

P...Read on...

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Posted on: August 13, 2015

Lombard Public Works Department to Conduct Fall Hydrant Maintenance

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Lombard Public Works crews began performing annual fall fire hydrant maintenance this week. (Week of August 10) Workers will visit more than 900 hydrants over the course of a six week period.

The fire hydrant maintenance program is a vital part of the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system maintenance schedule. This process ensures that Lombard residents are receiving the highest quality drinking water in their homes and that fi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 12, 2015

IDOT Announces Day 2 of North Ave. Construction

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The center lanes of North Ave., between 53 and Main Street, remained closed today on North Ave. for continued IDOT construction.

The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced that the center and left lanes of eastbound Illinois 64 (North Avenue) between Illinois 53 and just east of Main Street, in Lombard, will be closed, weather permitting, on Thursday, Aug. 13, to fi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 10, 2015

St. Charles Road and Grace Street Asphalt Paving and Patching

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Asphalt resurfacing, paving and patching beings this week on St. Charles Rd., from Westmore-Meyers to Grace, and on Grace St. from Prairie to Ash. Nightly lane closures will be necessary.

Timeline of scheduled construction includes:.

Week of August 10: Structure adjustments in roadway, replacement of driveway aprons (sidewalk to curb) due to damage from construction activity related to this project.

Friday, August 14: Grinding exi...Read on...

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Posted on: August 7, 2015

Nominations Sought for Lombard’s Senior Man and Senior Woman of the Year Awards

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The Village of Lombard is seeking nominations for the tenth annual Senior of the Year Awards, to help celebrate accomplishments of seniors in the community.

The Senior Man and Senior Women of the Year Awards will be presented at the Village’s Senior Fair, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 7, from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. at the Lombard Community Building at Lombard Common Park. The award was founded by the late former Villag...Read on...

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Posted on: August 5, 2015

Construction Begins on Hammerschmidt Lot Expansion Project

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Lombard Public Works has been informed that their contractor, Kee Construction will begin work on the Hammerschmidt Parking Lot Expansion project, August 5. Substantial completion is scheduled for October with final completion scheduled for November.

Preparatory work includes tree protection and trimming, crosswalk stripping and AT&T utility relocation. Beginning Friday, August 7, sidewalks along the south side of St. Charles Rd. will be closed and will remain closed for the duration of the proces...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Responds to Reports of Smoke at Maple Street Chapel

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At approximately 10:50 a.m. Monday, August 3, The Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of smoke at the Maple Street Chapel at 220 South Main in Lombard.

The fire was reported by someone in the building and an internal fire alarm had been activated. Lombard fire crews arrived within minutes and identified smoke coming from a west side exterior wall of the historic wooden structure. According to Acting Bat...Read on...

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Posted on: August 3, 2015

Grace Street Closed Overnight Wednesday During Thursday Morning Commute

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Nicor Gas will be fixing a gas leak in the intersection of Grace Street (s/ tracks) and E. St. Charles Road during the overnight hours from 7 PM to 7 AM on Wednesday 8/5/15 to Thursday 8/6/15, weather permitting. Detours will be posted.

This closure will is expected to impact the early morning commute hours on Thursday, August 6. Drivers should expect delays.

Please note intersection s/ tracks at S. Grace Street and E. Charles Road will be closed to all traffic including emergency ve...Read on...

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Posted on: July 31, 2015

Metra Underpass Project Reaches Completion

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The Village of Lombard has been notified that all work on the Metra Underpass Project (with the exception of punch list items) will be completed by John Burns by Saturday, August 1 at 7:00 a.m.

At this time, Parkside between Park and Main will be restored to 2 way traffic. On Monday afternoon, McGuire Drive between Main St. and Elizabeth St. will be reopened to traffic. One way traffic on Park Ave. between St. Charles and McGuire Drive will re...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Lombard Police Department hosting annual National Night Out with family fun and free swimming on Aug

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The Lombard Police Department invites residents to attend National Night Out on Tuesday, Aug. 4, 5 – 8 p.m. at Lombard Common Park.

The event will feature free swimming at Paradise Bay Water Park from 5 – 8 p.m., Police, Fire & Safety displays and demonstrations, the Lombard mobile command vehicle, McGruff the Crime Dog, D.J. games and prizes, giveaways, light refreshments and mor...Read on...

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Posted on: July 14, 2015

Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps Issued

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FEMA has issued preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRM) for the majority of DuPage County.

These preliminary maps bring some additional properties into the regulatory floodplain and they are now considered “best available information” by DuPage County for the purpose of reviewing floodplain permit applications.

The process of finalizing an...Read on...

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Posted on: July 28, 2015

Lombard Police Department Respond to Barricaded Subject Call

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At approximately 5:00 AM on Tuesday, July 28, the Lombard Police Department responded to the 800 block of Foxworth Boulevard to check on the well-being of a 32 year old male subject.

Officers were sent to the residence in response to concerns about messages the subject had posted on social media about harming himself. As officers attempted to make contact with the subject, a gunshot was heard and a bullet struck the wall in the hallwa...Read on...

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Posted on: July 29, 2015

Nominations for William Mueller Lombard Heritage Award Due Friday

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The Lombard Historical Commission is asking community members to submit nominations for this year's William Mueller Lombard Heritage Award

The Lombard Heritage Award recognizes six different categories that include individuals, organizations, programs and projects that are committed to preserving local history.

The award serves to inspire others to become more active in preserving Lombar...Read on...

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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Door To Door Solicitor Information for Residents

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Solicitors must apply for and be approved for a permit to solicit in Lombard. Solicitors must also adhere to a set of guidelines. Violators should be reported to the Lombard Police Department.

The Village of Lombard's highest priority is resident safety. If you feel unsafe due to solicitor engagement, or witness a suspicious solicitor behavior including trespassing in a backyard, please call 911 to report the situation.

Complaints about any ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 20, 2015

Lombard Police Remind Residents of Safety Tips to Help Prevent Car Break-Ins

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To help minimize the risk of theft associated with automobile break-ins, the Lombard Police Department would like to remind residents of some important safety information.

• Do not leave valuables such as cell phones, wallets, purses, cash or change, lap tops, cameras, etc., in your car.
• Ensure that windows have been rolled all the way up and that your sunroof is securely closed.• Always lock your car doors and never ...Read on...

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Posted on: July 13, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Responds to Garage Fire

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At approximately 5:34 a.m. on Friday, July 10th, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a structure fire at 21W104 22nd Street in Lombard.

A resident of the home reported that she woke up to see smoke coming from a vent in the two story single family structure and called 911. The family was then able to evacuate the house. Upon arrival firefighters found smoke coming from the 2nd floor atti...Read on...

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Posted on: July 2, 2015

Lombard Public Works Department Provides Equipment and Staff to Coal City Tornado Disaster Response

The Village of Lombard proudly provided Public Works equipment and staff to Coal City, IL, as part of disaster relief efforts, due to a damaging tornado that impacted the city on June 23, 2015.

Lombard Public Works provided equipment and staff to the relief efforts of Coal City, IL, from Monday, June 29 through Wednesday, July 1, 2015, as part of the Illinois Public Works Mutual Aid Network (IPWMAN). Requested assistance included personnel for c...Read on...

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Posted on: March 4, 2015

Lombard and Villa Park Police Departments Arrest Three Suspects in Robbery Crime Spree

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LOMBARD, Illinois— The Lombard and Villa Park Police Departments made three arrests in connection to a crime spree that included one armed robbery in Villa Park and two in Lombard.

Overnight on March 3 at 11:55 p.m., the Villa Park Police Department responded to an armed robbery call at the 400 east block of Washington Street in Villa Park. Shortly after, at 12:01 a.m., the Lombard Police responded to a similar call at the 500 south...Read on...

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Posted on: July 1, 2015

St. Charles Road Resurfacing Construction Begins July 6

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The Village of Lombard’s contractor will resurface E. St. Charles Road from Westmore-Meyers Avenue to Grace Street, and Grace Street from Prairie Avenue to Washington Boulevard, beginning Monday, July 6, weather permitting.

At least one lane of traffic in each direction will be maintained at all times. However, delays are to be expected due to partial lane closures. Construction will affect travel through the intersection of St. Charles Road and Grace Street, including pede...Read on...

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Posted on: June 30, 2015

Open House for Public Regarding Bicycle and Pedestrian Project

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Please join us for an open house on Wednesday, July 1, from 7-9 p.m. at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. to share your thoughts regarding our new Village-wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

The Village of Lombard is seeking the public's assistance in developing its first Village-wide plan based off of important areas and routes taken by bicyclists and pedestrians throughout Lombard. Your feedback will help us to establish key routes and can ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 29, 2015

Record Rainfall Leads to Increase in Mosquito Population

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This is officially the wettest June on record in Illinois and the conditions are ideal for floodwater mosquito breeding. The Village has several sprays planned but there are things you can do to help fight the bite.

The Village of Lombard’s mosquito abatement program with Clarke Mosquito Control includes the standard treatment all of standing waters and public catch basins with larvicide, but the Village also goes beyond many other municipalities by also treating bac...Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Fourth of July Weekend Roadside Safety Checkpoints on Friday, July 3

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The Lombard Police Department will be conducting roadside safety checkpoints overnight on Friday, July 3, 2015, as part of a statewide Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that is currently in effect through July 5, 2015

The intensified enforcement against impaired drivers and seat belt law violators is in effort to minimize the disproportionate number of traffic deaths caused by alcohol and failure to buckle up, during overnight hours on holiday weekends. Seat belt viola...Read on...

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Posted on: June 24, 2015

Lombard Fire Department Presented Prestigious Award from American Heart Association

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The Lombard Fire Department was presented with a prestigious award from the American Heart Association for providing its first responders with the training needed to recognize and treat STEMI, or ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction heart attacks victims.

Firefighters were able to use this lifesaving training in four separate Lombard emergencies last year.

Illinois Mission Lifeline Director of the American Heart Association, Art Miller, presented the Village of Lombard’s Fire Department with a Bronze L...Read on...

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Posted on: June 25, 2015

Stork Pins Awarded to Lombard Firefighters for Successful Emergency Baby Delivery

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On Thursday, June 18, Lombard Fire Lieutenant and EMS Officer, Frank Gallione presented a stork award to firefighters who assisted in the emergency delivery of a baby of a woman in Lombard.

Tim Hillesheim, John Studnicka, Dale Farris, Joe Kaforski, Galen Cardott and Lt. Tony Sally were presented the Stork Pin Awards for their medical assistance during a baby delivery in January of 2015.

Joanna Koppang went into labor while riding a train...Read on...

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Posted on: June 22, 2015

Lombard Announces Excellent Water Quality Report Available Online or Paper Copy By Request

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The Village of Lombard ‘s 2014 Annual Water Quality Report shows excellent results that surpass requirements established by the Environmental Protection Agency. The report covers water tested from January 1 – December 31, 2014.

To view this year’s water report, visit www.VillageofLombard.org/waterqualityreport. Individuals who do not have access to the internet or would like a paper copy, please contact public works at (630)620-5740 or email publicworks@villageoflombard.org and ...Read on...

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Posted on: June 18, 2015

Ramps to Open at New Metra Pedestrian Underpass in Downtown Lombard

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The north and south ramp entrances to the new Metra Underpass tunnel in Downtown Lombard, are scheduled to open Tuesday, June 30.

Once the newly completed ramps are open to pedestrian traffic, the north and south platforms and staircases leading to the platforms will be opened, and Union Pacific will close the temporary stairs on the north side of the platform. Four handicapped park...Read on...

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Posted on: June 16, 2015

June 15 Rain Storm Update

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Overnight on June 15, 2015, the Village of Lombard recorded a total rainfall of 3.43”. All Village pumps and sewers operated to capacity throughout the storm.

Water levels and pumping status have been continually monitored through the Village’s Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) system. As of the morning hours on June 16, water levels continue to drop slowly. The East Branch of the DuPage River re...Read on...

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Posted on: April 30, 2015

Lombard Community Development Offers the Following Tips in Selecting a Contractor

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As the construction season is upon us, the Lombard Community Development Department encourages residents and businesses to:

• be wary of contractors soliciting business door-to-door or come to your home uninvited. This includes individuals informing you to make repairs immediately, making claims that they have extra materials from another job, or that you need to sign contrac...Read on...

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Posted on: April 28, 2015

2015 Concrete Rehabilitation: East Taylor and LaLonde to Close April 29 – May 5

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The Village of Lombard’s 2015 Concrete Rehabilitation Program project start date has been moved up and will begin ahead of schedule.

The intersection of East Taylor and LaLonde will close Wednesday, April 29 and is scheduled to reopen on Tuesday morning, May 5. Upon the reopening of East Taylor and LaLonde, the intersection of Harrison and LaLonde is scheduled to close Tuesday, May 5, ...Read on...

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Posted on: April 22, 2015

Village of Lombard Named Top Chicago Suburb to Live for Young Professionals

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The Village of Lombard was recently named #7 on the Top 10 Best Chicago Suburbs for Young Professionals list from real estate website Movoto.com.

Over 100 locations were considered for this list, which was then broken down by key factors including percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree, percentage of residents 22-29 years of age, unemployment rate, median earnings, percentage of residents...Read on...

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