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From the President’s Desk

Village Board Keith Giagnorio, Village President Sharon Kuderna, Village Clerk


Dan Whittington, District 1 Mike Fugiel, District 2 Reid Foltyniewicz, District 3 Peter Breen, District 4 Laura Fitzpatrick, District 5 William Ware, District 6

Village Hall (630) 620-5700

www.villageofl “The Mission of the Village of Lombard is to provide superior and responsive governmental services to the people of Lombard.”


The Lombard PRIDE is the offi cial newsletter of the Village of Lombard. It is also a joint publication with the Helen Plum Library and the Lombard Historical Museums. Personnel from the respective governing bodies are responsible for the content of their sections. The views expressed by the Library and the Historical Museums are not necessarily those expressed by the Village. Correspondence can be addressed to any of the groups at the following addresses:

Village: 255 E. Wilson Ave. Library: 110 W. Maple St. Historical Museums: 23 W. Maple St., 355 E. Parkside Ave.

The PRIDE is published six times per year: February, April, June, August, October and December.

PRIDE Editor/Photographer: Bridget Doyle,

Communications Coordinator Dear Residents,

After a few years of planning, the Lombard Metra Station improvements and underpass tunnel is fi nally happening. After the groundbreaking ceremony in May, I can’t tell you how proud I am to have these new features coming to our community. The new underpass will not only increase the safety of pedestrians, but also beautify our downtown and serve the thousands of commuters who travel via train everyday. There will be some pains during

the construction period, but the Village is working hard to make sure residents and commuters stay informed. Go to www.villageofl metraproject anytime to view the latest information on the project. Lilac Time was wonderful this year, as always. Thank you to all who came out to celebrate our community’s most-loved time of year. Lombard truly comes alive when the lilacs bloom, and it makes me so proud to see visitors and tourists pour in for our festival. Congratulations to Kendall Kott who was named the 2014 Lilac Queen. Kendall and her Court helped to celebrate Lilac Time as wonderfully as the women before them. We are very proud of these young ladies and wish them well as they continue on to college to further their education. Thanks to the Lombard Junior Women’s Club who sponsor the Lilac Court each year. A big thank you also to the Lilac Festival Parade Committee. These volunteers put so much effort into the culminating event during Lilac Time. We appreciate your hard work and service to our community.

Summer is such a wonderful time in Lombard, as our calendars are packed with fun events for the whole community to enjoy. Cruise Nights begin Saturday, June 7 and will continue every Saturday night in downtown Lombard through the end of August, except for July 5. Be sure to join me for Mayor’s Night on August 23. We’re so excited to get our summer concert series and car show started this year, but we’re asking visitors and cruise cars to make sure they’re careful to park in open parking spaces, not private lots for downtown businesses. We hope everyone will continue to eat and shop downtown while enjoying the summer fun. The Taste of Lombard is planned for July 1 – 5 with our annual

fi reworks on July 4 in Madison Meadows Park. We are one of the few communities in the area that still offers a fantastic fi reworks show on the Fourth of July, so come out and support the Lombard Jaycees and their efforts to keep this event running year after year. If you have questions, do not hesitate to contact me at my offi ce at (630) 620-5710 or giagnoriok@villageofl

Sincerely, Keith T. Giagnorio Lombard Village President

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