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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 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 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 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 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 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 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: 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...

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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: 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: 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: 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...