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Posted on: September 18, 2014

Lombard Fire Department hosting Open House on Oct. 8 during National Fire Prevention Week

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The Lombard Fire Department is hosting an Open House during National Fire Prevention Week from 6 to 8:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 8 at Fire Station 1, 50 E. St. Charles Rd.

The event is themed “Working Smoke Alarms Save Lives” in an effort to teach the community about the importance of having a working smoke alarm inside the home.

The Open House is an educational event that will focus on how to properly test a smoke detec...Read on...

Posted on: September 18, 2014

Village of Lombard hosting Household Hazardous Waste disposal event on Saturday, Oct. 4

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In an effort to help Lombard residents keep their home cleaner and safer, the Village of Lombard is hosting a Household Hazardous Waste disposal event from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 4 at the Village’s municipal complex , 255 E. Wilson Ave.

Accepted items will include automotive fluids, household batteries, cleaning products, drain openers, fertilizers, flammables, herbicides, insecticides, fluorescent bulbs, mercury-containing items, mineral spirits, oil-based and alkyd paints/stains,...Read on...

Posted on: September 15, 2014

Lombard Public Works Department to Conduct Fall Hydrant Maintenance

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Lombard Public Works crews will be performing the annual fall fire hydrant maintenance beginning the week of Sept. 15. Workers will visit more than 900+ hydrants over the course of a six week period.

The fire hydrant maintenance 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 maint...Read on...

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Posted on: September 12, 2014

Public Works to begin pilot Stormwater Basins Naturalization program

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The Village of Lombard’s Department of Public Works will undertake a pilot program this fall to post no-mow signs around low-lying areas in certain Village-owned stormwater detention basins.

According to Assistant Director of Public Works Dave Gorman, the goals are to dissuade geese, clean stormwater runoff, halt erosion and reduce mowing costs. On occasion, the Village’s mowing contractor has had equipment become mired in some of these areas...Read on...

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Lombard Police urge parents to have car seats checked during Child Passenger Safety Week

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Lombard Police Department today announced it will conduct a National Seat Check Saturday event from 1 to 5 p.m. on Sept. 20 at Target, 60 Yorktown Mall Dr., Lombard.

Certified child passenger safety technicians will be on hand to check car seats for proper installation. Technicians will advise parents and caregivers on how to choose the proper car seats and how to install them properly in their vehicles.

The even...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Rail project to impact Metra’s UP West Line service

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CHICAGO (Sept. 8, 2014) – Metra Union Pacific West Line riders will see alterations to midday and weekend train schedules when a major rail replacement project gets underway Sept. 15.

From Sept. 15 through Oct. 15, Union Pacific forces will replace the rail on nearly 13 miles of track between Kress Road in West Chicago and Elburn (milepost 32.1 to milepost 45). The work will take place on Track Number 1, which regular UP West Line rid...Read on...

Posted on: September 9, 2014

Lombard Police Department participating in first-ever Illinois Rail Safety Week Sept. 14 - Sept. 20

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The Lombard Police Department is participating in the state’s first-ever Illinois Rail Safety Week from Sept. 14 through Sept. 20 in an effort to reduce the number of deaths that occur each year on train tracks.

According the State, Illinois ranked third in the nation for grade crossing fatalities and third for trespass fatalities in 2013.

Lombard Police Sergeant Joe Grage said the Department will be present at the Lombard Metra Station throughout Rail Safety ...Read on...

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: 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 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. ...Read 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 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

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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 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...