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Posted on: October 30, 2014

Lombard Fire Department responds to garage fire on Collen Drive, damage estimated at near $250,000

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The Lombard Fire Department responded to a large garage fire late Tuesday night at a home located in a neighborhood on Lombard’s southwest side. Damage to the property is estimated at approximately $250,000.

At approximately 11:51 p.m. on Oct. 29, the Lombard Fire Department responded to the 400 block of W. Collen Drive for a reported attached garage fire. Upon arrival, a large volume of fire was found in the garage and moving up the side of the house into th...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 23, 2014

Village of Lombard hosting fall banner giveaway for residents “How do you get your Lombard news?”

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The Village of Lombard is hosting a fall banner giveaway in an effort to encourage residents and members of the community to sign up for one of the many ways the Village is attempting to communicate.

The 50 fall banners, which were deemed surplus by the Village Board earlier this year, will be given away for free beginning at 8 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6 at Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson Ave. The banners giveaway will last until 3 p.m., while supplies last...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 16, 2014

Annual fall leaf pick up set to begin Oct. 20

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The annual free pick-up of bagged leaves for Lombard residents will be Oct. 20 through Nov. 29.

An unlimited number of brown paper bags containing only leaves may be placed curbside on the normal waste collection day. However, yard waste stickers will still be required on any cans. The stickers cost $1.89 each and are available at local stores and ...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: October 6, 2014

Lombard Police Department offers tips on Halloween safety, sets hours for trick-or-treating

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The Lombard Police Department would like to remind residents that Halloween and the associated excitement of costumes, parties and fun has a very serious side to it—child safety.

The Lombard Police want to help make Halloween a fun and safe experience for parents and children together. Some Halloween safety tips for parents and children are as follows:

• Plan ahead for a safe Halloween.

• Costumes should be fireproof.

• I...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

FAQ: Cross Connection Control Program - Biennial Water Use Site Survey

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• What is the purpose of this survey?

The Illinois Environmental Protection Agency mandates (Title 35; Section 653.801) that all public water supplies (Village’s) conduct a survey at least every two years of its water consumers/residents to compile a...Read on...

Posted on: October 3, 2014

Lombard Board of Trustees approves Grant Eligibility Policy

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The Village of Lombard Board of Trustees adopted a new Grant Eligibility Policy at its regular board meeting Thursday night in a proactive effort to support good government practices related to the dissemination of Village grant funds.

Village President Keith Giagnorio said the policy, which establishes guidelines for the award of grant dollars by the Village, is a proactive measure.

“We are not doing this to correct any wrong-doing; this is a good government policy that will keep Lo...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Lombard Fire Department dons pink T-shirts this October in honor of breast cancer awareness month

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Lombard citizens might notice a blur of pink as fire engines whiz past this month—Lombard Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedics will be donning a light shade of pink in an effort to raise awareness for breast cancer during October.

The pink T-shirts, which were purchased by the Fire Department’s union, identify the wearer as a member of the Lombard Fire Department and were supported by Lombard Fire Chief Paul DiRienzo. Lombard Firefighter/Paramedic Bob Hopper, an organizer of the c...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Village of Lombard names Wallace Johnson and Barbara Barta its 2014 Seniors of the Year

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The Village of Lombard named Wallace “Wally” Johnson and Barbara “Barb” Barta as its 2014 Senior of the Year award winners.

Each year, the Village’s Community Relations Committee chooses recipients of the Senior of the Year award based on nominations from the community.

Both Johnson and Barta were presented with the award at the Village of Lombard’s 2014 Senior Fair, held ...Read on...

Posted on: October 2, 2014

Lombard Fire Department to conduct fall hydrant testing

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Lombard Fire Department crews will be performing annual fall fire hydrant flow testing beginning the week of Sept. 29. Testing crews will visit more than 500+ hydrants over the course of a six week period.

The fire hydrant testing program is a way to evaluate the Village’s water pumping and water distribution system. Data gathered from this program benefits the Fire Department, the Fire Prevention Bureau and Public Works. Testing crews will be concentrating...Read on...

Posted on: September 29, 2014

William “Bill” Mueller Memorial Gazebo erected in memory of longtime Village President and community

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After nearly two years of planning, the William “Bill” Mueller Memorial Gazebo construction is completed and the site will soon be ready for public use.

The gazebo serves as a tribute to Mueller, Village President of Lombard for more than 19 years and longtime community advocate.

The gazebo, which will be white with a pagoda roof, is located behind the Victorian Cottage Museum on the Lombard Historical...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...

Terrace View Pond Maintenance Plan
Posted on: September 22, 2014

Village of Lombard prepping to plant 191 parkway trees during Fall Tree Planting Program

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This fall, the Village of Lombard’s planting contractor will plant 191 trees in parkways to replace trees that were removed for various reasons for its Fall Tree Planting Program.

According to Lombard’s Urban Landscaping and Forestry Supervisor Eric Hendrickson, not every tree that is removed can be replaced due to above and below ground conflicts. However, if there is room for a replacement tree, the Village tries to plant the rep...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 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 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

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 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 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: 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...