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Posted on: November 26, 2014

Meeting regarding medical cannabis dispensary petition changed to Jan. 8 at request of petitioner

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The Village of Lombard had received a petition requesting approval of a conditional use for a medical cannabis dispensary at 510 E. 22nd Street.

The petition was scheduled for final consideration at the December 4, 2014 Board of Trustees meeting. The petitioner has requested a continuance and, as such, the petition will be rescheduled to the January 8, 2015 Board of Trustees meeting. Therefore, ...Read on...

Posted on: November 26, 2014

Lombard Police Department hosting “Shop with a Cop” this holiday season

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A convoy of a dozen Lombard Police squads will be heading to the Yorktown Target on Saturday, Dec. 6 for its annual “Shop with a Cop” program. The event is sponsored by the Lombard Citizen Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA).

This year, 11 children selected for their good character and hard work will be gift shopping for everyone in their family. The LCPAAA raised funds all year long to support the program. Aside from money, several local business donate products or goodie bas...Read on...

Posted on: November 25, 2014

Lombard Fire Department urging holiday safety with annual “Keep the Wreath Red” program

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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” this holiday season.

The program is intended to be a visual way to remind Lombard residents to take additional safety measures this holiday season.

As the holiday season begins, the Lombard Fire Department will display a holiday wreath on the outside of both fire stations....Read on...

Posted on: November 20, 2014

Lombard Fire Department hosting annual toy drive to benefit local charities this holiday season

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The Lombard Fire Department’s 14th annual Toy Drive kicks off Monday, Dec. 1 and culminates with the parade on Sunday, Dec. 14.

Beginning Dec. 1, toy drive collection bins will be available in three locations, including the Lombard Village Hall, Fire Station 1 (50 E. St. Charles Road), Fire Station 2 (2020 S. Highland Avenue) and Schroeder’s Ace Hardware (837 Westmore/Meyers Road)...Read on...

Posted on: November 18, 2014

Village of Lombard announces Village Hall holiday hours for Nov. and Dec.

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The Village of Lombard would like to inform residents of Village Hall holiday hours for both November and December.

The Lombard Village Hall will be closing early at 4:30 p.m. on Nov. 24 and will be closed Nov. 27 and Nov. 28 in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday.

In December, Village Hall will be closing at 4:30 p.m. on both Monday, Dec. 22 and Monday, Dec. 29....Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Lombard Fire Department extinguishes blaze on LaLonde Avenue, damage estimated at $40,000

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At approximately 5:30 p.m. Sunday evening, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a report of a garage fire at 637 S. LaLonde Ave. According to Acting Battalion Chief Al Greene, the detached two-car garage was fully involved when fire crews arrived.

Firefighters were able to extinguish the fire before it extended to the single family home. However, the intense radiant heat from the garage did some damage to the rear exterior of the home. According to the Lombard Fire Department, the garage was comple...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

Village of Lombard now accepting proposals for 2015 Local Tourism Grant Program

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The Village of Lombard is accepting proposals for its 2015 Local Tourism Grant Program.

The program provides funding for local programs and events that promote tourism and conventions within, or otherwise attracting overnight nonresident visitors to the Village of Lombard.

Deadline for submission: Applications must be received on or befo...Read on...

Posted on: November 14, 2014

DuPage County announces photo contest to help commemorate 175th year

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Oak Brook, IL – In celebration of the 175th anniversary of the founding of DuPage County in Illinois, the DuPage Convention & Visitors Bureau (CVB) is conducting a photo contest on the county’s behalf through the end of the year.

The contest will be held entirely on social media – specifically Instagram and Twitter – and will run from November 1 to December 31, 2014.

To qualify, an entry must be either a historical or current photographic image taken in DuPage County. The perso...Read on...

Posted on: November 12, 2014

Lombard Police cracking down on drunk drivers during Thanksgiving holiday season

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From Nov. 17 through Nov. 30, the Lombard Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual Illinois “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown on drunk drivers.

The statewide crackdown will include high-visibility alcohol and belt enforcement throughout the Village. Lombard Police are reminding residents to fasten their seat belts and drive sober over the Thanksgiving holiday or run the risk of receiving a ticket...Read on...

Posted on: November 10, 2014

Ninth-annual Jinglebell Jubilee set for Saturday, Dec. 6 in Downtown Lombard

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Several community organizations will usher in the holiday season on Saturday, Dec. 6 in Lombard’s historic downtown with the annual Jinglebell Jubilee celebration.

The event, in its ninth year, will feature a myriad of holiday-themed events from 5 to 9:30 p.m.

To star this year’s Jubilee, students from The Dance Centre will be performing live scenes from “The Nutcracker” in downtown business window displays 5 to ...Read on...

Jinglebell Jubilee Facebook Page!
Posted on: November 7, 2014

Village of Lombard Historical Commission completes first official historic and architectural survey

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This year, the Village of Lombard’s Historical Commission completed the Village of Lombard’s first official historic survey of 106 significant buildings.

The Lombard Board of Trustees voted at its Nov. 6 regular board meeting to recognize the survey of sites as the official survey of sites for the Village of Lombard.

In 2014, the Historical Commission received Village Funds to conduct a survey for 106 ...Read on...

Posted on: November 5, 2014

Lombard Fire Department reminds residents of carbon monoxide risks as temperatures drop

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From the Lombard Fire Department: As the temperatures fall the heating season begins, as do the risks of carbon monoxide poisoning. To view this information as a document, go to http://villageoflombard.org/DocumentCenter/View/13976.

What is carbon monoxide?
Carbon monoxide (CO) is an odorless, colorless, but dangerous gas. It is produced when a fuel such as natural gas, oil, kerosene, wood or charcoal is burned. Exposure to CO reduces the blood's ability to carry oxygen. Fuel...Read on...

Posted on: October 24, 2014

Looking for an alternative to Commuter Parking?

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Pace Suburban Bus Route provides weekday rush hour commuter service between southwestern Lombard and the Metra UP - West Line Lombard Station.

The bus serves the Yorktown Condominiums, The Covington, Cove Landing, Clover Creek, Point West, International Village, Royal Glen, the Glen Ellyn Apartment Homes and the Metra UP - West Line Lombard Station.

More information on this route and additio...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Vista Pond expansion project moves forward, significant increase in stormwater capacity anticipated

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Vista Pond will soon be expanded to help address localized flooding issues in the north portion of Lombard, thanks largely to a recently announced $500,000 grant from the State of Illinois administered by Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.

The Vista Pond Expansion project was developed to address localized flooding that occurs in and around Vista Pond, located north of St. Charles Road and east of Grace Street. During storms that exceed the 25-year-storm events, the pond has a propensity fo...Read on...

Posted on: October 16, 2014

Annual fall leaf pick up set to begin Oct. 20

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The annual free pick-up of bagged leaves for Lombard residents will be Oct. 20 through Nov. 29.

An unlimited number of brown paper bags containing only leaves may be placed curbside on the normal waste collection day. However, yard waste stickers will still be required on any cans. The stickers cost $1.89 each and are available at local stores and ...Read on...

Posted on: October 13, 2014

Village reminds residents of solicitor permits in light of recent energy scams

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There have been numerous energy scams reported in the Chicagoland area. The Village of Lombard has received many applications for soliciting from various energy companies, and those receive a permit will be allowed to go door to door (while also honoring ...Read on...

Posted on: October 8, 2014

ComEd electricity rate comes in lower than electric aggregation bids

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The Village Board of Trustees voted in May to switch back to Commonwealth Edison as the Village’s energy supplier and the move has since proved a financially smart decision for residents.

ComEd’s rate from June through October 2014 has been between 6.98 and 7.23 cents per kilowatt hour, lower than the bids of 7.84 and 7.74 cents per kilowatt hour as received in bids from the Electric Aggregation Program in May. According to the Village of ...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

FAQ: Cross Connection Control Program - Biennial Water Use Site Survey

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• What is the purpose of this survey?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency mandates (Title 35; Section 653.801) that all public water supplies (Village’s) conduct a survey at least every two years of its water consumers/residents to compile a...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Lombard Board of Trustees approves Grant Eligibility Policy

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The Village of Lombard Board of Trustees adopted a new Grant Eligibility Policy at its regular board meeting Thursday night in a proactive effort to support good government practices related to the dissemination of Village grant funds.

Village President Keith Giagnorio said the policy, which establishes guidelines for the award of grant dollars by the Village, is a proactive measure.

“We are not doing this to correct any wrong-doing; this is a good government policy that will keep Lo...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Village of Lombard names Wallace Johnson and Barbara Barta its 2014 Seniors of the Year

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The Village of Lombard named Wallace “Wally” Johnson and Barbara “Barb” Barta as its 2014 Senior of the Year award winners.

Each year, the Village’s Community Relations Committee chooses recipients of the Senior of the Year award based on nominations from the community.

Both Johnson and Barta were presented with the award at the Village of Lombard’s 2014 Senior Fair, held ...Read on...

Posted on: September 26, 2014

Village shares Terrace View Pond Maintenance Plan regarding pond's aesthetics

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There have been numerous inquiries concerning the condition of Terrace View Pond (located north of Greenfield Avenue just east of Elizabeth Street) and what action the Village will be taking concerning the aesthetics of the area.

In 2011, the Village board of Trustees, along with the Lombard Park District Board of Trustees, voted to support an intergovernmental agreement to address flooding and stormwater issues in the surrounding neighborhood.

The agreement incorporated modif...Read on...

Terrace View Pond Maintenance Plan
Posted on: September 22, 2014

Village of Lombard prepping to plant 191 parkway trees during Fall Tree Planting Program

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This fall, the Village of Lombard’s planting contractor will plant 191 trees in parkways to replace trees that were removed for various reasons for its Fall Tree Planting Program.

According to Lombard’s Urban Landscaping and Forestry Supervisor Eric Hendrickson, not every tree that is removed can be replaced due to above and below ground conflicts. However, if there is room for a replacement tree, the Village tries to plant the rep...Read on...

Posted on: September 12, 2014

Public Works to begin pilot Stormwater Basins Naturalization program

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The Village of Lombard’s Department of Public Works will undertake a pilot program this fall to post no-mow signs around low-lying areas in certain Village-owned stormwater detention basins.

According to Assistant Director of Public Works Dave Gorman, the goals are to dissuade geese, clean stormwater runoff, halt erosion and reduce mowing costs. On occasion, the Village’s mowing contractor has had equipment become mired in some of these areas...Read on...

Posted on: September 5, 2014

Village of Lombard reminds residents of political campaign sign regulations

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With the Nov. 4 general election approaching, the Village would like to remind residents of the regulations regarding 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 commercial properties and residential properties larger than one acre, campaign signs mu...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Metra modifying detour to make Park Avenue a one-way street during construction

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Beginning the morning of Friday, Aug. 8, Park Avenue between St. Charles Road and Michael McGuire Drive will become a one way street in the southbound direction for the duration of the Metra Platform Improvements and Pedestrian Underpass construction.

This change will improve traffic flow in the area and allow for additional parking on the east side of Park, according to Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith. John Burns Construction will stripe diagonal spaces on the east side of the street.

The reas...Read on...

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...

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 blocking underlying drainage p...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 weeks.
During hydrant flushing, ...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 floor bedroom.
The fire damage...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 departments. All of the occup...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 park their recreational vehicl...Read on...