Lombard News

Driving to the hoop

Driving to the hoop

CHRIS FOX PHOTO Senior Joe Hamilton (No. 3) of Glenbard East’s boys basketball team is pictured late in the fourth quarter of the Rams’ Upstate Eight Conference game against Streamwood on Feb. 19. Hamilton scored on the play to cut the Sabres’ lead to 76-69. Streamwood defeated the Rams 79-72 […]

 
 

Rotary Club donates to Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry

Rotary Club donates to Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry

MIKE SANDROLINI PHOTO The Rotary Club of Lombard recently presented the Lombard/Villa Park Food Pantry with a $300 check. The money will be used to purchase food for the pantry. Every dollar donated enables the pantry to purchase $8 worth of food, so this donation nets the pantry $2,400. Pictured […]

 
 

Basketball is back

Basketball is back

CHRIS FOX PHOTO The Glenbard East girls basketball team opened its season with a 50-39 victory over Glenbard South in Glen Ellyn on Saturday, Feb. 6. The Rams were supposed to begin their season in mid-November, but all Illinois High School Association (IHSA) winter sports were on pause for more […]

 
 

Bellwood police commander charged with possession of child pornography; Suspect is a Lombard resident

John Trevarthen

DuPage County State’s Attorney Robert Berlin, Lombard Chief of Police Roy Newton and DuPage County Sheriff James Mendrick announced Saturday, Feb. 6, that bond had been set for a Bellwood police commander accused of possessing child pornography. John Trevarthen, 45, of Lombard, appeared in bond court where Judge Anthony Coco […]

 
 

‘Digging’ the weather

‘Digging’ the weather

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS After a morning of eLearning, these high school students took advantage of the snow to build a tunnel near Park View Elementary School. According to Village of Lombard Public Works Director Carl Goldsmith, the total snowfall from the events of Jan. 25-26 and Jan. 30-31 was over […]

 
 

Lombard mom and son killed in accident on I-88; GoFundMe page set up to build memorial garden

By Dee Longfellow For The Independent On Tuesday, Jan. 26, there was an accident with injuries that turned fatal after a semi-trailer crashed into a 2009 Honda Accord driven by 30-year-old Ashley Skrobot, whose 9-year-old son Alex was also in the vehicle. Reports indicated that while traveling on I-88 near […]

 
 

Shop With a Cop

Shop With a Cop

SUBMITTED PHOTOS The 2020 Shop With a Cop (SWAC) was conducted a bit differently due to the COVID-19 pandemic, according to Jim Krupka, Lombard Citizens Police Academy Alumni Association (LCPAAA) member and member of the SWAC committee. Instead of taking children to the Lombard Target to shop for their families, […]

 
 

Awards of appreciation

Awards of appreciation

JANE CHARMELO PHOTOS Carol Bauer, Village of Lombard executive coordinator and blood drive coordinator, recently received a plaque and an award of recognition for organizing blood drives for Versiti Blood Center of Illinois. Bauer (right) is shown with Camille Piazza, Versiti Blood Center of Illinois account representative, with a 2020 […]

 
 

Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life

Bringing ‘The Nutcracker’ to life

JANE CHARMELO PHOTO Ballet students from Aspirations Dance Company, 350 S. Main St., Lombard, got to showcase their talents recently—to parking-lot audiences who braved the cold—when they performed pieces from “The Nutcracker.” Also featured in an encore were Aspirations instructor Jackson Liee and Princess Reid from the Joffrey Ballet of […]

 
 

Winter program aims to help kids stay active

The following item appeared in Jane Charmelo’s “Out and About” column in the Lombardian on Jan. 14, 2021. Since 2009, Jay Wojcik has remained a steadfast and committed supporter of combating childhood obesity; and has found a way to work around the current social distancing and isolation brought on by […]