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Posted on: April 20, 2015

Village of Lombard to Celebrate Arbor Day with Ceremonial Tree Planting

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The Village of Lombard will be celebrating Arbor Day on Friday, April 24, with a tree planting ceremony.

Join the Village of Lombard for the planting of a Shingle Oak tree and Red Jewel Crabapple trees at the Public Works Facility, 1051 S. Hammerschmidt Ave., at 1 p.m.

The Village of Lombard has been recognized a Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundatio...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Lombard Community Development Department Announces New Code Enforcement Telephone Number

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In an effort to provide enhanced customer response to code enforcement inquiries and requests, the Village of Lombard is unveiling a new Code Enforcement Telephone Number. The new number is (630)620-5757.

The new telephone number will be a way for businesses and residents to directly reach staff who can respond to code enforcement inquires on private properties, regardless of the nature of the service request.

“The Village is always seeking ways in whic...Read on...

Posted on: April 17, 2015

Sam’s Club Announces Intent to Move Forward on a New Store in Lombard, IL

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Sam’s Club, Hamilton Partners, Oakridge Realty, and the Village of Lombard jointly announce that Sam’s has reached a tentative agreement to proceed with the development of a new 135,000 square foot retail store at 611 E. Butterfield Road, Lombard.

“We are very excited about this proposed development and look forward to working with the Village”, stated Greg Winner of Hamilton Partners.

Village officials are pleased with an established and prominent national retailer selecting Lombard as well. ...Read on...

Posted on: April 16, 2015

Fairdale and Rochelle Tornado Assistance

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The Village of Lombard stands with our neighbors in Rochelle and Fairdale as they rebuild their communities from the devastation of the April 9th tornado.

We have sent letters to their leaders to let them know that Lombard stands with them during this difficult time, and that we are here to assist them. Due to an overwhelming amount of donations made to these communities, they are no longer accepting donate...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Cruise Nights Car Show and Summer Concert Series to Kick-off June 13

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Lombard Cruise Nights will begin its 17th season, on June 13 with its traditional Welcome Back Weekend. Cruise nights will be held in Downtown Lombard every Saturday from June 13 through August 29, except for July 4.

Cruise cars are invited to park along St. Charles Road from Main Street to Elizabeth, which also is the main thoroughfare for the event. Cars are also invited to park along Park Avenue and in several parking lots within the “Cruise Zone” along St. Charles...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2015

Lombard Introduces First Village-Wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan

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The Village of Lombard, in partnership with Alta Planning + Design and Active Transportation Alliance, has kicked off its first Village-Wide Bicycle and Pedestrian Plan.

This forward-thinking initiative will create a framework for a safe and accessible network of streets that connect cyclists and pedestrians to destinations while meeting the needs of all ages and abilities.

“Lombard is looking to the future to meet r...Read on...

Posted on: April 6, 2015

Save a Life and Win a Scholarship for You or on Behalf of a Student at the Spring Blood Drive

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The Village of Lombard Spring Community Blood Drive is scheduled for Wednesday, April 15. The Blood Drive will be held at Yorktown Shopping Center, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and then Lombard Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave.,1:30 - 7:00 p.m.

Student donors 17-21 years of age who give blood during this event will be entered to win one of five $1,000 scholarships provided by Heartland Blood Centers. Eligible family and friends may also donate in on behalf of a specific student. Each donation ma...Read on...

Posted on: April 3, 2015

Lombard Approves New Building Code Amendments to Facilitate Development Activity

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To ensure that the Lombard Building Code meets the latest standards in construction technology and fire safety, the Lombard Village Board approved a series of building code amendments at its April 2 Village Board meeting, effective Monday, April 13, 2015.

The new provisions are the culmination of extensive review by the Village’s Community Development and Fire Departments over the past nine months. The intent of the amendments is to ensure that the adopted Village regulations reflect trends in construction...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Lombard Police Officer Applications Accepted Online

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The Board of Police and Fire Commissioners of the Village of Lombard, Illinois is accepting applications for the position of police officer with the Lombard Police Department.

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements established by the Village of Lombard which can be viewed in the Lombard posting on www.applytoserve.com. Candidates must be a resident of ...Read on...

Posted on: April 1, 2015

Arbor Day Foundation Names Lombard Tree City USA

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Lombard, IL was named a 2014 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation in honor of its commitment to effective urban forest management.

Lombard achieved Tree City USA recognition by meeting the program's four requirements: a tree board or department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual community forestry budget of at least $2 per capita and an Arbor Day observance and proclamation.
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Posted on: March 27, 2015

Waste Management Hauling Increase

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Garbage service to Lombard residents will only increase by 6 cents in 2015.

Lombard residents will continue to enjoy one of the lowest rates for garbage collection in the region, even after the Village's garbage rates increase by ¢6 cents for a standard 64-gallon toter. To help save money, residents can choose to down...Read on...

Posted on: March 24, 2015

Lombard Fire Department’s Junior Firefighter Academy to offer hands on experience for local teens

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The Lombard Fire Department is hosting its second Junior Firefighter Academy to give high school-age students from Lombard who are interested in careers in fire science or emergency medical services a chance to learn directly from fire and EMS personnel.

The program will take place over two, 6-hour sessions held on two consecutive Saturdays this spring. The classes will take place on May 9 and May 16 at Fire Station #45, 50 E. St. Charles Rd. The program is open to boys and girls ages 14 to 18.

Partici...Read on...

Posted on: March 23, 2015

Political Campaign Sign Restrictions

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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 restriction on the number of si...Read on...

Posted on: March 16, 2015

St. Patrick's Day Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over Campaign

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The Lombard Police Department announced they will be conducting special patrols around this St. Patrick’s Day holiday to crack down on drunk drivers through Sunday, March 22, 2015.

The Village will add three extra day seat belt enforcement groups, three night time seat belt enforcement groups, and two DUI nighttime enforcement groups.

The Lombard Police Department will be working to crack down on anyone who is driving drunk. In ...Read on...

Posted on: March 6, 2015

Robyn Pike appointed to serve as Trustee for District 5 at Village Board of Trustees Meeting

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At the Village Board of Trustees meeting on March 5, 2015, Village President Keith Giagnorio, with the unanimous approval of the Village Board of Trustees, appointed Robyn Pike to fulfill the remaining term of Trustee for District 5.

Pike will fill the vacancy created March 1 of this year upon the resignation of Laura Fitzpatrick, who has accepted a position as District Director to Senator Chris Nybo.

Pursuant to State Statute, the Village President has the authority to make an app...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick announces resignation effective March 1st

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Trustee Laura Fitzpatrick announced that she will be stepping down from her position as Trustee, effective March 1, 2015.

Trustee Fitzpatrick is currently serving her second term of office as Trustee to District 5 in Lombard, which was set to conclude in May of this year. “I want to sincerely thank the residents of District 5 and the people of Lombard for the privilege of s...Read on...

Posted on: February 20, 2015

Bill Johnston appointed to serve as Trustee for District 4

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At the Village Board of Trustees meeting on February 19, 2015, Village President Keith Giagnorio, with the unanimous approval of the Village Board of Trustees, appointed Bill Johnston to fulfill the remaining term of Trustee for District 4.

Johnston will fill the vacancy created January 1 of this year upon the resignation of Peter Breen, who stepped down to take office as State Representative to the 48th District of Illinois.

Pursuant to State Statute, the Village President has the aut...Read on...

Posted on: February 19, 2015

2015 State of the Village Address

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Village President Keith Giagnorio delivered the 2015 State of the Village Address at the Lombard Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon on Wednesday, Feb. 18. The text and a video recording of the address are available on the Village website.

The State of the Village Address touched on a number of topics including downtown business development, Village Board relations, new businesses, the Metra pedestrian tunnel, the 2015 Capital Improvement Plan, the GFOA Distinguished Budget Award, electric ...Read on...

Posted on: February 18, 2015

Wind Chill Advisory in Effect

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National Weather Service Wind Chill Advisory Extended - Updated 2/19

Dangerously cold wind chills possible from 1:00 a.m. through 10:00 a.m. Friday. Wind chill values of 20 to 30 below zero are possible. Residents are advised to take precautions.

The combination of radiative cooling with light winds through the evening will result in temperatures dropping below zero. Winds are expected to increase during the late night hours and when combined with very cold air could lead to wind chill readings ...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2015

Lombard first to receive smart, energy-efficient LED streetlights through pilot program

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A ComEd pilot program to deploy smart, energy-efficient LED streetlights was recently launched in Lombard and Bensenville. Through the program, ComEd will replace approximately 800 Com-Ed fixtures both communities.

The smart streetlights use the communications network ComEd installed as part of its smart grid investments. Like smart meters, the energy efficient street lights tap into a wireless network that allows for two-way communication with grid operators.

“T...Read on...

Posted on: February 7, 2015

Top 10 ways to save money through energy conservation

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The Village of Lombard would like to share a list of the Top 10 ways that residents can save money by reducing utility and service fees.

The following list represents the top 10 ways that residents can save money on their utilities by reducing their energy consumption:

1. Take advantage of your new smart meter by enrolling in ComEd’s Residential Real Time Pricing program. www.ComEd.c...Read on...

Posted on: January 7, 2015

Service Alert: Waste Management to delay garbage collection this week

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The Village has been notified that Waste Management has cancelled garbage collection for Monday, Feb. 2. Weather permitting, service will resume Tuesday, Feb. 3. All collections for the week will be delayed by one day.

Posted on: January 31, 2015

National Weather Service Urgent Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight

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The National Weather Service has issued an Urgent Blizzard Warning in effect until midnight tonight with snow accumulations of 12-16 inches with gusting winds and isolated totals up to 18 inches. The Blizzard Warning replaces the Winter Storm Warning.

Effective 10:29 a.m. Sunday, the National Weather Service has issued a Blizzard Warning for DuPage County in effect until midnight tonight. Previous Winter Storm Warning is cancelled ad replaced with the current Blizzard Warning.

Snow, heavy at times...Read on...

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: 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...