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Posted on: February 20, 2015

Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick announces resignation effective March 1st

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Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick announced that she will be stepping down from her position as Trustee, effective March 1, 2015.

Trustee Fitzpatrick is currently serving her second term of office as Trustee to District 5 in Lombard, which was set to conclude in May of this year. “I want to sincerely thank the residents of District 5 and the people of Lombard for the privilege of s...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Bill Johnston appointed to serve as Trustee for District 4

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At the Village Board of Trustees meeting on February 19, 2015, Village President Keith Giagnorio, with the unanimous approval of the Village Board of Trustees, appointed Bill Johnston to fulfill the remaining term of Trustee for District 4.

Johnston will fill the vacancy created January 1 of this year upon the resignation of Peter Breen, who stepped down to take office as State Representative to the 48th District of Illinois.

Pursuant to State Statute, the Village President has the aut...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

2015 State of the Village Address

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Village President Keith Giagnorio delivered the 2015 State of the Village Address at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The text and a video recording of the address are available on the Village website.

The State of the Village Address touched on a number of topics including downtown business development, Village Board relations, new businesses, the Metra pedestrian tunnel, the 2015 Capital Improvement Plan, the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award, electric ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Wind Chill Advisory in Effect

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National Weather Service Wind Chill Advisory Extended - Updated 2/19

Dangerously cold wind chills possible from 1:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. Friday. Wind chill values of 20 to 30 below zero are possible. Residents are advised to take precautions.

The combination of radiative cooling with light winds through the evening will result in temperatures dropping below zero. Winds are expected to increase during the late night hours and when combined with very cold air could lead to wind chill readings ...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2015

Lombard first to receive smart, energy-efficient LED streetlights through pilot program

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A ComEd pilot program to deploy smart, energy-efficient LED streetlights was recently launched in Lombard and Bensenville. Through the program, ComEd will replace approximately 800 Com-Ed fixtures both communities.

The smart streetlights use the communications network ComEd installed as part of its smart grid investments. Like smart meters, the energy efficient street lights tap into a wireless network that allows for two-way communication with grid operators.

“T...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2015

Top 10 ways to save money through energy conservation

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The Village of Lombard would like to share a list of the Top 10 ways that residents can save money by reducing utility and service fees.

The following list represents the top 10 ways that residents can save money on their utilities by reducing their energy consumption:

1. Take advantage of your new smart meter by enrolling in ComEd’s Residential Real Time Pricing program. www.ComEd.c...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Service Alert: Waste Management to delay garbage collection this week

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The Village has been notified that Waste Management has cancelled garbage collection for Monday, Feb. 2. Weather permitting, service will resume Tuesday, Feb. 3. All collections for the week will be delayed by one day.

Posted on: January 31, 2015

National Weather Service Urgent Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight

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The National Weather Service has issued an Urgent Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight tonight with snow accumulations of 12-16 inches with gusting winds and isolated totals up to 18 inches. The Blizzard Warning replaces the Winter Storm Warning.

Effective 10:29 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for DuPage County in effect until midnight tonight. Previous Winter Storm Warning is cancelled ad replaced with the current Blizzard Warning.

Snow, heavy at times...Read on...

Posted on: January 24, 2015

Lombard Police say celebrate safely this Superbowl Weekend

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The Lombard Police Department announced today it will conduct special patrols this Super Bowl weekend cracking down on drunk drivers and seat belt law violators. “Drunk driving is completely preventable,” said Deputy Chief Tom Wirsing.

“All it takes is a little planning. 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, you will be arrested.”

“If you plan on drinking alcohol while cheering on your team, pass your keys...Read on...

Posted on: January 23, 2015

Metra announces fare increases effective Feb. 1, 2015

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Metra has announced fare increases that will take effect for commuters on February 1st. The Metra 2015 budget and capital program include an average fare increase of 10.8% across all fares to fund a modernization plan and address increasing costs.

The fare increases going into effect on Feb. 1 represent an average overall fare increase of 10.8%. The price of weekend passes will increase from $7 to $8 and the on-board penalty fare will increase from $3 to $5.

The one-way fare for Lombard to ...Read on...

Posted on: January 20, 2015

Lombard Fire Department responds to house fire on South Lodge Lane

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Around 1:00 p.m. on Jan. 19, the Fire Department responded to a report of a residential structure fire on the 500 block of South Lodge Ln. The 9-1-1 call came from the homeowner reporting a possible fire inside the second floor wall of the home.

Lombard Fire Department Acting Battalion Chief Brian Stuart said, “arriving fire companies encountered moderate smoke coming from of the roof of the structure.”

Upon further investigation, fire crews discovered a working attic fire on the south side o...Read on...

Posted on: January 17, 2015

Right Tree, Right Place: ComEd to conduct tree trimming

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Arborists performing vegetation management for ComEd will be working in the Village of Lombard over the next three months. Branches and vines that interfere with or have the potential to interfere with power lines will be trimmed.

Trees and branches that interfere with power lines can create safety hazards and cause power outages. Preventative tree maintenance helps avoid power outages. Over the next three months, ComEd will be trimming trees, branches and vines that interfere or...Read on...

Posted on: January 16, 2015

Lombard Independence Day Celebration to continue without Taste of Lombard Festival this year

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This summer, local Independence Day celebrations will take place with fireworks, but not the annual Taste of Lombard festival. Village officials plan to revisit opportunities for a summer festival for 2016 and beyond through an RFP later this year.

Village Independence Day Celebration to continue without Taste of Lombard festival this year

LOMBARD, Illinois— The Village of Lombard has announced that this summer, local Independence Day celebrations will take place with fireworks, but not the ann...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

DuPage County invites residents to complete survey for resiliency plan

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DuPage County is looking to create an East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency plan. The County will be will holding a public information meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 14 and invites residents to complete a survey on flooding.

DuPage County will hold a public information meeting regarding the creation of an East Branch DuPage River Watershed Resiliency Plan on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, at 7:00 P.M. at the Lisle Village Hall (925 Burlington Ave.).

In order to better prepa...Read on...

Posted on: January 12, 2015

Donors needed for Winter Community Blood Drive to address current blood shortage

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The Lombard Winter Blood Drive is scheduled for next Wed., Jan. 14. Blood centers are in need of donors to address a current blood shortage. The Blood Drive will be held at Yorktown from 9:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m. and at the Village Hall from 1:30-7:00 p.m.

Lombard, IL - The Village of Lombard Winter Community Blood Drive is scheduled for next Wednesday, Jan. 14. Blood centers are in need of donors to address a current blood shortage. The Blood Drive will be held at Yorktown Center from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p...Read on...

Posted on: January 8, 2015

Village offices closed Monday, Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

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Village offices closed Jan. 19 in observance of Martin Luther King Jr. Day

Village of Lombard offices will be closed on Monday, Jan. 19, in observance of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Village offices will reopen with regular business hours on Tuesday, ...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

School Closures for Thursday, January 8

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School closures for Thursday, Jan. 8 due to extremely cold weather in the Village of Lombard include Elementary Districts 44, 45, 89, 41 and High School Districts 87, 88 and Montini High School.

School closures for Thursday, Jan. 8 due to extremely cold weather conditions in the Village of Lombard include Elementary Districts 44, 45, 89, and 41 and High School Districts 87, 88 and Montini Catholic High School. For additional information, check wi...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Updated Wind Chill Advisory in effect until noon Thursday

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The National Weather Service has issued an updated Urgent Wind Chill Advisory for DuPage County. The warning will remain in effect until noon Thursday with overnight wind chills of 25 to 30 below zero through Thursday AM.

Updated Wind Chill Warning: Dangerously cold wind chills through Thursday AM. Wind chill values of 15 to 25 below zero this afternoon. Wind Chill values tonight are anticipated to fall back to 25 to 30 below zero through Thursday AM. Residents are advi...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

School closures for Wed., Jan. 7 due to severe weather

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Numerous school closures announced for Wednesday, Jan. 7 due to extremely cold weather conditions in the Village of Lombard. Closures include Elementary Districts 44, 45, 89, and 41 and High School Districts 87, 88 and Montini Catholic High School.

School closures for Wednesday, Jan. 7 due to extremely cold weather conditions in the Village of Lombard include Elementary Districts 44, 45, 89, and 41 and High School Districts 87, 88 and Montini Catholic High School. For additional information, check w...Read on...

Posted on: January 6, 2015

Wind Chill Warning Issued

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Dangerously cold wind chills from midnight tonight through noon Thursday. Wind chill values of 30-35 below zero are anticipated. Residents are advised to take precautions.

The National Weather Service has issued an Urgent Wind Chill Warning from midnight tonight to noon Thursday.

Wind chill values of 30 to 35 below zero overnight tonight, improving slightly to 25 to 30 below during the day on Wednesday. Wind chill v...Read on...

Posted on: January 5, 2015

Hazardous Weather Advisory Issued for Lombard

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The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook advisory for Lombard warning of snow this evening and subzero wind chills of -20 to -35 late Tuesday night through Thursday morning. Residents are advised to take precautions.

The National Weather Service has issued a Hazardous Weather Outlook advisory for Lombard warning of snow this evening and subzero wind chills of -20 to -35 late Tuesday night through Thursday morning. The Village of Lombard advises residents to take app...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2014

Trustee Peter Breen announces resignation from Village Board to serve as State Representative

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Trustee Peter Breen has announced that he will be stepping down from his position as District 4 Trustee, effective December 31, 2014, to serve as Illinois State Representative to the 48th District of Illinois.

At the Village Board of Trustees meeting on December 18, 2014, Village Trustee Peter Breen announced that he will be stepping down from his position as District 4 Trustee, effective December 31, 2014. In November, Trustee Breen was elected as State Rep...Read on...

Posted on: December 8, 2014

Higher water costs from City of Chicago lead to water rate increase

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Due to a rate increase imposed by the City of Chicago, new water rates are effective January 1, 2015. The Village of Lombard utility rates will continue to be below the average among comparable communities in the DuPage Water Commission system.

The majority of the increase in the Village of Lombard’s water rate is attributable to Chicago’s increase in its 2015 supply costs. Chicago has indicated that the increase will be put toward infrastructure improvements to provide a more reliable and effic...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2014

Village of Lombard collects 810 units of blood through five blood drives in 2014

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The Village of Lombard is pleased to announce that it collected 810 units of blood during its five separate community blood drives in 2014.

The Village’s April blood drive resulted in the biggest number of donations in 2014, followed closely by January. Since the Village of Lombard began hosting formal blood drives in 1988, 12,075 units have been collected in total. A full breakdown of this y...Read on...

Posted on: December 3, 2014

Public Works Department to kick-off winter parkway tree pruning project in January

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This winter, the Village of Lombard will be trimming all of the Village-owned parkway trees from Hammerschmidt Avenue east between Roosevelt Road and East Washington Boulevard that were not pruned last winter.

According to Urban Landscaping and Forestry Supervisor Eric Hendrickson, the work will begin in January and continue through early April. The bulk of this work will be done by a private tree firm contracted by the Village of Lombard Forestry Division, Hen...Read on...

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Posted on: May 14, 2014

Metra, UP and local officials break ground on Lombard work

( Press Release issued May 14, 2014 by Metra )

CHICAGO – Metra, Union Pacific Railroad, Lombard and DuPage County officials broke ground Wednesday on more than $9.7 million in improvements at the Lombard Station along the UP West Line, including a new pedestrian underpass, rebuilt platforms and new p...Read on...