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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 17, 2014

Lombard Police cracking down on drunk drivers during holiday season

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From Dec. 19 through Jan. 4, the Lombard Police Department will be out in force as part of the annual "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" statewide crackdown on drunk drivers which will include high-visibility alcohol and seat belt enforcement.

From December 19 through January 4 of the New Year, 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...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 8, 2014

Lombard Police Department seeking applicants for 2015 Citizen's Police Academy

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The Lombard Police Department will be holding their 25th Citizen’s Police Academy beginning on March 3, 2015.

The classes are held without charge every Tuesday night from 7 to 9:30 p.m. over a 10-week period. The purpose of the academy is to give citizens living or working in Lombard an understanding of modern police procedures and the challenges officers face. L...Read on...

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: December 2, 2014

Village of Lombard updates Snow Plan in an effort to improve removal operations, increase safety

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The Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department recently completed its annual review of its Snow Plan based on input from staff and a review of previous operations.

Highlights of the changes to the plan includes additions or changes to sections related to pre-trip and post-trip safety inspections, guidelines for executing U-Turns during snow operations, the inclusion of an “Extreme Cold Weather Salting” protocol and ...Read on...

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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: 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: 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...