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Posted on: April 18, 2014

Village of Lombard implementing permit requirement for new patios

In an effort to ensure that constructed patios do not contribute to flooding concerns, the Village of Lombard will be requiring permits for any new patios beginning April 28.

Lombard was one of the few municipalities that did not require permits in the past for patios. However, installation of many patios has contributed to subsequent drainage complaints over time by impacting drainage swales and... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Cruise Nights car show and summer concert series to kick-off June 7

Lombard Cruise Nights will begin its 16th season, dubbed “License to Cruise,” on June 7 with its traditional Welcome Back Weekend.

Cruise nights will be held in Downtown Lombard every Saturday from June 7 through August 30, except for July 5.

Cruise cars are invited to park along St. Charles Road from Main Street to Elizabeth, which also is the main... Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2014

Fire Department extinguishes dryer fire Wednesday in unincorporated Lombard

The Lombard Fire Department responded to a dryer fire in unincorporated Lombard Wednesday night – a blaze Battalion Chief Marty Coomes described as “challenging.”

At 8:09 p.m. Wednesday night, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a dryer fire in a home located at 2S436 Lloyd Ave. in the Butterfield subdivision in unincorporated Lombard.

First units were on scene at... Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2014

Lombard Police Department encourages parents to "boost their big kid" with booster seat

Lombard Police Department is pleased to announce it has been awarded a $1,000 grant from the Illinois Department of Transportation to help increase the use of booster seats in Lombard.

This grant is one of 51 grants distributed throughout Illinois this spring as part of the Boost Your Big Kid campaign.

Booster seats reduce the risk for serious injury by 45 percent for children ages 4 to 8 years old.... Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2014

Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association hosts "Step Up For Seniors" Food Drive this month

The Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association with the Lombard Police
Department will once again join forces with York Township Food Pantry, located at 1502
So. Meyers Road, Lombard for its annual food drive this spring.

The Campaign, “Step-Up For Seniors”, will begin April 14 and run through May 19.

Many seniors and families have been hit hard by the downturn in the economy and, unfortunately, rely solely on food pantries as their... Read on...

Posted on: April 9, 2014

Village organizes formal “Welcome Home Veterans” program to celebrate returning military

The Village of Lombard’s Community Relations Committee recently initiated a “Welcome Home Veterans Program,” as a way for the Village to honor Lombard residents returning home from serving the country.

Village of Lombard Trustee Dan Whittington, Chairman of the Committee, said the idea stemmed from an instance this winter when a family friend was returning home from service in Afghanistan. Whittington worked with the... Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2014

ComEd to begin installing Smart Meters in Lombard homes and businesses this May

ComEd crews plan to be in Lombard starting May 26 to install smart meters at local homes and small businesses. A smart meter is a digital electric meter that collects energy-usage information and securely sends it to ComEd.

Residential customers with smart meters have access to online energy-management tools, high-usage alerts and weekly reports summarizing daily energy usage to help them manage their electric bills. According to ComEd,... Read on...

Posted on: April 7, 2014

Lombard Fire Department to host first-ever Junior Firefighter Academy this spring

Beginning in May, the Lombard Fire Department will host its first class of a new Junior Firefighter Academy.

The Academy was created in an effort to give high school-age students who are Lombard residents interested in careers in fire science or emergency medical services a chance to learn directly from fire and EMS personnel... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Lombard Police arrest 43-year-old man for theft by deception

On Friday, March 28 at approximately 3:18 p.m., Officers and Detectives responded to the area of the 600 and 700 block east on Madison Street for multiple 911 calls.

These calls for service advised there was a male (described as white, tall, thin) approaching residents asking for money while stating his pregnant wife was in the hospital and he needed the money to get to her. The suspect... Read on...

Posted on: April 4, 2014

Public Works to kick off annual Concrete Rehab Program this month

Starting this spring, the Public Works Department will conduct its annual Concrete Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program. Work is expected to begin once weather conditions are favorable, presumably in early April.

This program addresses failed/deteriorated street panels and utility dig locations in concrete streets. Specifically, the work involves replacing concrete pavement panels and street structure (storm, water and sanitary)... Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2014

Lombard Garden Club announces 45th Annual Lilac Bush Sale dates

The Lombard Garden Club’s 45th Annual Lilac Bush Sale scheduled the 2014 Lilac Bush Sale dates for May 8, May 9 and May 10 in Lilacia Park. Hours for the sale include:

Thursday, May 8, 3 to 7 p.m.
Friday, May 9, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.Saturday, May 10, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Lilac Sale committee members have to label each cultivar with an identifying sign. This keeps them busy in March and in... Read on...

Posted on: March 27, 2014

Lombard Public Works Department to Conduct Spring Hydrant Flushing

Lombard Public Works crews will be performing the annual spring fire hydrant flushing program beginning the week of April 14. 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... Read on...

Hydrant flushing map
Posted on: March 27, 2014

Lombard Fire Department responds to a bedroom fire on Central Avenue

The Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a bedroom fire at 261 W. Central Avenue on Wednesday evening.

Lombard Battalion Chief Marty Coomes said fire companies arrived on scene at around 6:30 p.m. and confirmed that all occupants had safely evacuated. The fire was controlled in ten minutes but there was damage to a second... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

From Lombard Police Department: Recent IRS scams reported in the area

The surrounding areas have been hit with numerous Internal Revenue Service (IRS) scams, and the Lombard Police Department would like to advise residents to be cautious.

The male suspects involved in this deceptive practice, described as 5 foot 9 inches, wearing dark suits and with heavy Easter Indian accents, are telling residents they are from the Internal Revenue Service and owe the IRS... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

Police Department issued 12 seat belt violations, multiple DUI arrests during recent crackdown

Lombard Police Department issued 103 total citations and 6 arrests during the recent St. Patrick’s Day crackdown, according to statistics provided by the Department.

A full run-down of the campaign’s extra enforcement includes:

Seat Belt Citations: 12
Child Safety Seat Citations: 2Speeding Citations: 14
Moving Violation Citations: 6Non-Moving Violation Citations: 7
Insurance Citations: 8No Valid Driver's License Arrests: 3
Driving... Read on...

Posted on: March 21, 2014

FAQ: Highland Avenue – Roosevelt Road to 20th Street

The Village of Lombard has received a significant volume of calls regarding the condition of Highland Avenue between Roosevelt Road and 20th Street. This FAQ sheet provides information on the status of repairs and improvements.

Q1: Is Highland Avenue between Roosevelt and 20th Street a roadway owned and maintained by the Village of Lombard?

A1: The Village of Lombard does not possess jurisdiction of Highland Avenue between Roosevelt Road and... Read on...

Posted on: March 18, 2014

Village reminds residents of coyote safety tips after recent reported sightings

Several coyote sightings have recently been reported in residential areas in Lombard. The Village would like to remind residents of the following tips and facts regarding these animals and offer resources for additional questions.

Most people contacting Willowbrook Wildlife Center are concerned that a coyote represents a threat to children or pets. While it is obvious that everyone should keep their distance from the animals, the Illinois Department... Read on...

Posted on: March 14, 2014

Lombard Police officers soon to carry Narcan in response to increased heroin use in DuPage County

Beginning this week, all Lombard Police Department officers on all shifts will begin training to carry Narcan, a drug used to counter effects of an opiate overdose.

The new equipment for Lombard officers comes from a DuPage County initiative to battle the growing use of heroin in the region.

The Narcan dose officers will be carrying is in the form of an aerosol spray in a pen-like... Read on...

Posted on: March 11, 2014

Public Works to kick off annual Concrete Rehabilitation Program in April

Starting this spring, the Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department will conduct its annual Concrete Rehabilitation and Reconstruction Program. Work is expected to begin once weather conditions are favorable, presumably in early April.

This program addresses failed/deteriorated street panels and utility dig locations in concrete streets. Specifically, the work involves replacing concrete pavement panels and street structure (storm, water and sanitary)... Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2014

Electric Aggregation Program rate remains same through July

There have been reports of multiple electric supply companies telling residents that the rates have increased for the Village’s Municipal Electric Aggregation Program.

The Village is currently with First Energy and the rate is 4.64 cents per kilowatt hour for residential accounts through July 2014. The Village is working on plans for the program after July 2014, and will keep residents... Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2014

FAQ: Grace Street – St. Charles Road to North Avenue

The Village of Lombard has received a significant volume of calls regarding the condition of Grace Street between St. Charles Road and North Avenue. This FAQ sheet provides information on the status of repairs and improvements.

(For a printable PDF of this document, go to http://www.villageoflombard.org/DocumentCenter/View/12600)

Q1: Does the Village maintain Grace Street between St. Charles Road and North Avenue?

A1: While the Village does... Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2014

Village announces start of annual 50-50 Sidewalk Replacement Program

The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department has announced the start of the Village’s annual 50-50 Sidewalk Replacement Program. Work will commence once weather permits. The intended start is the last week of April.

Through this program the Village and resident equally share the cost of removal and replacement of public sidewalk in poor aesthetic condition (cracks, spalling, peeling, popping, flaking or crumbling due to freeze-thaw... Read on...

Posted on: February 24, 2014

Lombard Fire Department responds to single story house fire

Shortly after 6:30 a.m. on Monday, February 24, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a reported dryer fire. The call came from a resident of this single story, ranch home located at 1171 S. Fairfield.

Lombard Assistant Fire Chief Jerry Howell said that upon arrival, and after discovering a large amount of smoke in the home, the fire department response was upgraded. This upgrade brought in assistance from neighboring fire... Read on...

Posted on: February 21, 2014

Village launching Youth Leadership Program for students interested in public service, government

This spring, the Village of Lombard will host its first class of a new Youth Leadership Program in an effort to give high school students interested in government and public service a chance to learn directly from staff about Village operations.

The program, an initiative of the Village’s Community Relations Committee, will take place over the course of three, 2-hour sessions. The three classes will take place on April 17, April 24 and May 1 at Village Hall, 255 E.... Read on...

Posted on: February 14, 2014

City of Chicago water rate increase taking effect on Lombard water bills in 2014

The City of Chicago, and subsequently the DuPage Water Commission (DWC), officially passed a rate hike that directly affected local water rates beginning in 2012.

The additional revenue will help the DWC to get out of debt within four years and offset the city of Chicago’s rate increases. The City of Chicago funnels water from Lake Michigan to many suburbs. The city of Chicago will... Read on...

Posted on: February 13, 2014

Sergeant John Malatia graduates from Northwestern University's Center for Public Safety

The Lombard Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant John Malatia from the School of Police Staff and Command (SPSC) at Northwestern University.

Sergeant Malatia has successfully completed the 10-week Staff and Command program held in North Aurora from September through January. This program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has... Read on...

Posted on: February 6, 2014

From Lombard Fire Department: The dangers of Carbon Monoxide

This winter, the Lombard Fire Department would like to remind residents of the dangers of carbon monoxide and the simple steps residents can take to protect themselves from its deadly fumes.

Each year in America, unintentional carbon monoxide (CO) poisoning claims more than 500 lives and sends another 15,200 people to hospital emergency rooms for treatment.

UNDERSTANDING THE RISK

What is carbon monoxide... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

New State Legislation: Concealed carry law

An Illinois law passed in July 2013 and effective in January 2014, allows holders of an Illinois Concealed Carry license to carry a concealed firearm in Illinois. This law is subject to various restrictions.

There are several requirements for eligibility to receive a Concealed Carry license. Among the specifications are that Illinois residents must be at least 21 years old, have a valid Firearm Owner’s Identification card... Read on...

Posted on: January 31, 2014

New State Legislation: Distracted driving and the cell phone ban

The start of the new year brings a change to Illinois drivers prohibiting the use of hand-held cell phones while driving.

Illinois lawmakers have implemented a ban on cell phone use while operating a vehicle, unless drivers employ a hands-free device.

Supporters say that the new law will reduce distracted driving and keep the roads safer.... Read on...

Posted on: December 31, 2013

Political Campaign Signs rules and regulations in Lombard

With the March election approaching, the Village would like to remind residents of the ordinance regulating political campaign signs.

No signs may be located on the parkways and no signs over 2’ in height may be located within the clear line of sight area at driveways or street intersections.

On residential properties of less than one acre, there is no... Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2013

Lombard Police Department launches local sex offender information website

The Lombard Police Department recently launched a website where residents can view the addresses of registered sex offenders living in Lombard, sign up for email alerts if a registered sex offender moves in their neighborhood and find other safety tips.

Lombard Police Detectives Mike Chudzinski and Terry Evoy worked to get the website up and running as an information and safety tool for Lombard residents. The OffenderWatch website platform serves as a community notification... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2013

Lombard adopts Local Tourism Grant Program ordinance in an effort to promote tourism

The Village Board of Trustees recently approved a Local Tourism Grant Program Ordinance recommended by the Community Promotions and Tourism Committee in an effort to establish a funding source for events that promote the Village as a travel destination.

The Community Promotions and Tourism Committee has previously provided funding for programs and events through the Village’s Hotel Motel Tax fund, however, the new ordinance creates formal guidelines for groups applying. The... Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2013

Village of Lombard approves ordinance limiting parking and storage of recreational vehicles

The Village of Lombard recently approved an ordinance that will prohibit the parking and storage of boats, trailers, and other recreational vehicles in front yards from Nov. 1 to March 31. The ordinance takes effect on Nov. 1, 2014.

The change limits 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. During the winter months, residents can... Read on...



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