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Posted on: May 31, 2020

[ARCHIVED] UPDATE from the Village of Lombard

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June 1: 4 p.m.

The Village of Lombard continues to monitor regional reports of police activity targeted at suburban commercial properties, resulting in the vandalization of property and theft of merchandise. The Village has been notified that Target and DICK’S Sporting Goods have both decided to close for the day. Additionally, Yorktown Center will also remain closed on Tuesday, June 2. Please contact businesses directly with questions related to hours of operation.

As the situation throughout the region continues to evolve, we will continue to react and respond accordingly. Residents may notice an increased police presence, as a proactive measure. Should an unsafe situation develop, updates will be shared on the Village’s social platforms including Facebook and Twitter. Residents are reminded to always observe their surroundings and to call 9-1-1 if they witness or experience an unsafe or unusual situation.

June 1: 11 a.m. 

Yesterday, multiple communities in our area experienced instances of isolated looting and criminal behavior where groups of individuals targeted suburban commercial properties to loot and steal merchandise. Today, residents may continue to notice a precautionary police presence near commercial districts, including the Yorktown area. Additionally, Yorktown Center remains closed for business today. Expect delayed openings or modified hours at some area businesses and check with your local retailer to confirm details regarding hours of operations. Residents should always be aware of their surroundings and call 9-1-1 if witnessing any criminal behavior or unusual situations.

May 30,  7:40 p.m.

The Village is continuing to monitor reports of nearby and neighboring cities, that have been impacted by looting. As a result, residents may see an increased police presence until the broader situation stabilizes. Residents should be aware of this evolving situation and pay attention to their surroundings. Additional updates will be shared as they are available via the Village’s Facebook and Twitter accounts.

Out of an abundance of caution, many businesses around the Yorktown area and on the Butterfield and Roosevelt Corridors remain closed for the day. Community members witnessing any criminal behavior or unusual situations should dial 9-1-1.

May 30, 5 p.m.

The Village of Lombard has been notified by nearby communities that they are experiencing vehicles and groups traveling along the Butterfield and Roosevelt Road Corridors, causing damage. The Village has been notified that Yorktown Center and many stores in the area have closed for the day, as a precaution.

The Village of Lombard will continue to monitor the situation closely. Please avoid the Yorktown area, including Fountain Square, as well as the Butterfield Corridor and shops along Roosevelt Road for the time being. Thank you for your cooperation. Please call 9-1-1 in the case of an emergency. Updates will be shared as they become available.

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