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Posted on: September 2, 2014

Village of Lombard hosting “We Remember” Fall Blood Drive on Sept. 10

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The Village of Lombard is hosting its Fall Blood Drive on Wednesday, Sept. 10. The drive is held from 9:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Yorktown Entrance 5 and from 1:30 to 7 p.m. at the Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

The drive is themed “We Remember” in order to pay tribute to those who lost their lives on September 11, 2001.

“Giving blood is a great way to give back to the community and remember those who lost their lives on 9/11,” said the Village’s Blood Drive C...Read on...

Posted on: August 20, 2014

Lombard Public Works Department to conduct Water Use Survey

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Lombard Public Works Department will conduct a Water Use Survey with all water customers within the Village in the coming weeks. The survey will gather information regarding existing and potential cross connections within the drinking water system

The Village’s comprehensive Cross Connection Control Program safeguards public health by identifying and eliminating cross connections. A cross connection is defined as any physical connection or arrangement between two otherwise separate piping systems, ...Read on...

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Posted on: August 20, 2014

Village of Lombard to resurface portions of Grace Street next week

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Beginning Monday, Aug. 25, the Village of Lombard will be resurfacing portions of North Grace Street between Sunset and Prairie. The improvement will address surface conditions through a 2-inch grind and overlay.

The roadwork is expected to take five days to complete. The contractor completing the grinding is Addison-based Brothers Asphalt Paving Inc. The paving will be completed by the Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department.
Detour routes will be establish...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Nominations sought for Lombard’s ninth-annual “Senior of the Year” award

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The Village of Lombard is seeking applications for its annual “Senior of the Year” award. The award, in its ninth year, aims to celebrate the accomplishments of seniors in the community.

Awards will be presented at the Village’s Senior Fair, to be held Wednesday, Oct. 1. The purpose of the award is to recognize outstanding seniors who have contributed to their community. The award was instituted by the late former Village President Willia...Read on...

Posted on: August 18, 2014

Village of Lombard announces redesigned interactive website to launch Thursday

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The Village of Lombard is pleased to announce that it is launching its newly redesigned website this Thursday, Aug. 21.

The Village of Lombard’s website, www.villageoflombard.org, just underwent a four-month re-design process with the web development company CivicPlus to make the website more intuitive and user-friendly for Lombard residents, business owners and visitors. The website URL will remain the same following the launch of the new site.

Village staff from each department worked diligently over the last few months to identify the most visited pages and frequently asked questions of residents. These pages were then placed in key positions on the home page or in drop-down menus in an effort to make the website a more user friendly experience.

With its newly redesigned website, the Village of Lombard will be able to increase its community engagement and enhance communication between residents and their local government. Lombard citizens will now be able to communicate more effectively with Village staff and elected officials through some of the new featured modules—including Community Voice, which allows residents to submit ideas for improvements and changes they’d like to see within the community. The ability to sign up for weekly email newsletters through Notify Me, follow the Village on social media and stay abreast of Village news will now be easily found on the Village's home page.

The new website is set to go live at around 4 p.m. on Thursday, Aug. 21. Communications Coordinator Bridget Doyle will be giving a brief overview of the highlights of the new website at the Village Board of Trustees meeting later that night, to be held at 7:30 p.m. at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.

Anyone with questions regarding the new website can contact Communications Coordinator Bridget Doyle at (630) 620-5718 or doyleb@villageoflombard.orgRead 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: August 19, 2014

Village of Lombard annual Senior Fair set for Oct. 1

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The Village of Lombard’s annual Senior Fair is set for 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 1. The Senior Fair will take place at the Lombard Community Building, 433 E. St. Charles Rd.

A popular attendee is the Secretary of State’s Mobile Driver’s License Facility, which allows attendees to renew their licenses or receive Illinois State ID cards. Other services offered include flu shots, massages, state and county services specific to s...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Lombard Police Department to crackdown on drunk driving and seatbelt enforcement through Labor Day

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From Aug. 15 through the Labor Day weekend, Lombard Police 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 Lombard and will run through Sept. 1.

The Lombard Police Department is planning a roadside safety check at an undisclosed location on Aug. 29. The crackdown ef...Read on...

Posted on: August 19, 2014

Lombard receives Government Finance Officers Association Distinguished Budget Presentation Award

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The Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) recently announced the Village of Lombard has received its Distinguished Budget Presentation Award for its Fiscal Year 2013 budget.

According to GFOA, the award represents a significant achievement and reflects the commitment of the Village of Lombard and staff to meeting the highest principles of governmental budgeting.

In order to receive the budget award, the Village of Lombard ...Read on...

Posted on: June 10, 2014

Village of Lombard annual Water Quality Report now available to view

The Village of Lombard’s annual Water Quality Report is now available online at www.villageoflombard.org/waterqualityreport.

Anyone who does not have access to the internet or would like a hard copy mailed to them, please contact the Public Works Department at (630) 620-5740.

Posted on: June 9, 2014

Village of Lombard reminding residents to be aware of electricity solicitors and required permits

The Village of Lombard would like to remind residents and the business community to beware of direct calls, mailing and door to door marketing related to the sale of electricity.

Following the meter read date in July, the Village of Lombard will be switching its energy supplier back to ComEd. Residents have the option to choose a different supplier, but should be aware of potential scams.

The Village does not send people door t...Read on...

Posted on: June 3, 2014

Community Development department adds webpage to highlight current and proposed projects

The Community Development Department recently added a page on its website to highlight current and proposed projects before Plan Commission and the Zoning Board of Appeals in an effort to make the projects easier for the public to view.

The site is available at www.villageoflombard.org/developmentpetitions.

While Plan Commission and Zoning Board of Appeals agendas can already be found online, this page provides the information in a more user-friendly content. Users will notice the pa...Read on...

Posted on: May 15, 2014

Village of Lombard complete Municipal Code republished online, now more easily searchable

The Village of Lombard’s complete Municipal Code has been republished on the Village’s website and is now at the fingertips of the community.

It is the goal of the Village that the new online format will provide residents greater access to the local code and increase efficiency of its users, including staff, elected officials and the public alike.

The Village of Lombard began working with M...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: May 2, 2014

ComEd crews to begin smart meter installation this month

ComEd crews plan to be in Lombard starting May 27 to install smart meters at local homes and small businesses. The entire smart meter rollout in the Lombard community is expected to take 12 weeks.

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 d...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: 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 thoroughfare for the event. Ca...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. According to a 2011 study from th...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 Lombard Police and Fire Depart...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, residents can use Smart Meters to make...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...

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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: 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 action). Resident replacement cost ...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...