Click to Home

Go To Search
RSS
EmailPrint

News For You

36 Stories
Posted on: July 23, 2014

Lombard Police Department seeking public assistance in locating missing 21-year-old autistic woman

The Lombard Police Department is seeking the public's assistance in locating a 21-year-old autistic woman who has been reported missing by the School of Expressive Arts and Learning in Lombard.

Nora Wallar, 21, of Glen Ellyn, was reported missing to the Lombard Police Department at about 2:15 p.m. on Wednesday. SEAL, a private therapeutic day school, informed the Police Department Wallar exited the front door of... Read on...

Posted on: July 18, 2014

Lombard Police Department offers drowning prevention tips

With summer in full swing, the Lombard Police Department wants to remind citizens that drowning is the leading cause of injury or death in children ages 1 to 4 years old.

Statistics show that most drowning incidents happen in familiar settings, such as the family pool or the pool at the home of a friend or neighbor. A child can drown in a matter of seconds—not minutes.

Drowning happens... Read on...

Posted on: July 16, 2014

Lombard Fire Department responds to garage fire on Grace Street Wednesday morning

At approximately 8:45 a.m. Wednesday morning, the Lombard Fire Department responded to a reported garage fire at the 600 block of N. Grace Street.

The garage was not attached to the single family home, but was completely involved with fire when firefighters arrived. Fire damage extended to the house as well as another neighbor’s home to the north.

Two vehicles, two... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Accreditation Assessment Team invites public comment regarding Lombard Police Department

A team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies, Inc. (CALEA) will arrive on July 27, 2014 to examine all aspects of the Lombard Police Department’s policy and procedures, management, operations and support services.

“Verification by the team that the Lombard Police Department meets the Commission’s state-of-the-art standards is part of a voluntary process to gain reaccreditation—a highly prized recognition of law enforcement... Read on...

Posted on: July 10, 2014

Lombard Police Department stopped 175 vehicles during Independence Day extra enforcement campaign

Below are the statistics from the Lombard Police Department's Independence Day extra enforcement campaign statistics.

The campaign went from June 23 through July 5 and a total of 101 extra hours were dedicated to the enforcement thanks to the grant. A total of 175 vehicle were stopped during the campaign.

Citations:

Seat belts -... Read on...

Posted on: June 27, 2014

Lombard Fire Department reminds residents of fireworks regulations, safety tips for Fourth of July

As the Fourth of July holiday approaches, the Lombard Fire Department would like to remind residents of safety tips and Illinois law related to fireworks.

Fireworks cause thousands of burns and eye injuries each year. In Illinois, there were 116 people injured by fireworks in 2013. The fireworks causing the highest number of injuries in 2013 were bottle rockets and... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Community Development Department kicks off 2014 Voluntary Code Compliance Program

The Village of Lombard will be undertaking its annual voluntary code compliance program beginning on Monday, June 23

This informational effort is intended to provide property owners information regarding basic code compliance measures. Similar to the voluntary program of 2013, where the Village inspected residential properties, this... Read on...

Posted on: June 23, 2014

Sergeant Paul Nevara graduates from Northwestern University’s Center for Public Safety

The Lombard Police Department is pleased to announce the recent graduation of Sergeant Paul Nevara from the School of Police Staff and Command at Northwestern University.

Sergeant Nevara has successfully completed the 10-week Staff and Command Program (SPSC), held this past January through May. The program, which was implemented by the Center for Public Safety in 1983, has graduated more than... Read on...

Posted on: June 20, 2014

Lombard Village Board of Trustees decide to uphold current ban on video gaming

Following an outpouring of feedback from the Lombard community, Village President Keith Giagnorio and the Board of Trustees have decided to leave the Village’s existing video gaming ban as it stands.

“I’ve been in communication with my colleagues on the Village Board – on both sides of the topic – and we are in agreement that we should put the issue to rest,” Giagnorio said.

The Village Board’s first discussion of... Read on...

Posted on: June 16, 2014

Village of Lombard expands banner program with new summer banners designed by Lombard artist

The Village of Lombard is kicking off the expansion of its current decorative banner program this week with the installation of new summer banners designed by a local Lombard artist.

Previously, the Village placed banners along Main Street from Roosevelt to St. Charles, along Westmore-Meyers Road from Roosevelt to St. Charles and along St. Charles in the downtown. Decorative banners will now extend south... 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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: May 27, 2014

Village announces Lilac Time Photo Contest winners after receiving more than 100 photo submissions

After receiving more than 100 submissions to its inaugural Lilac Time Photo Contest, the Village of Lombard has chosen the top three photos as this year’s winners.

First Place – “Lilacia Park tulip” by Maureen and Eric Hoffman
Second Place – “A Walk in the Park” by Jill MorrisThird Place – “DQ in the summer” by James Berry

All three of the top-placing photos will be displayed at... Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2014

Village of Lombard chooses to return to ComEd as electric supplier in effort to save residents money

The Village of Lombard Board of Trustees voted Thursday to return to Commonwealth Edison as the Village’s energy supplier after bids from energy companies through the Electric Aggregation Program received this week did not... 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... 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... Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2014

Lombard Police Department instructs more than a dozen parents and caregivers on child seat safety

Fewer Lombard children are at risk of being killed or injured when traveling on our roadways as a result of a grant provided to Lombard Police Department by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

The $1,000 grant was awarded to the Department to help increase the use of booster seats. The grant was one of 51 grants distributed throughout Illinois this spring as part of the Boost Your Big Kid campaign.

On April... Read on...

Posted on: May 6, 2014

Public Works to begin work on Madison Street concrete rehab this week

Starting Wednesday May 7, the Village of Lombard’s Public Works Department will begin the first phase of concrete rehabilitation of Madison Street.

Work will begin on Madison Street, between Grace Street and Westmore/Meyers Road. Beginning Wednesday, the eastbound lane of traffic will be closed to all traffic. Traffic control signs and barricades will be erected to... 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... Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2014

Lombard Board of Trustees to discuss Video Gaming Ordinance at upcoming board meeting

The Village of Lombard’s Board of Trustees will be discussing Video Gaming Ordinance 6442, the ordinance banning video gaming in Lombard, at its next Village Board meeting at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, May 1.

State lawmakers originally approved the Video Gaming Act in 2009, leaving individual municipalities the choice of whether or not to allow video gaming in their respective communities. The Video Gaming Ordinance banning video... Read on...

Posted on: April 21, 2014

Village of Lombard reducing building permit fees

At the April 17 Village Board meeting, the Village of Lombard’s Board of Trustees adopted a new building fee schedule that will result in the reduction of many building permit fees.

The new fee schedule was the result of an ongoing review by the Village’s Community Development Department to ensure that the costs for building permits reflect the actual costs incurred by the Village to complete the review... 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... 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 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 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: 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

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 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 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: 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...



FacebookTwitterLinked In