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JUNE/JULY 2014


VILLAGE OF LOMBARD, IL


INSIDE THIS ISSUE


Electric Aggregation update from the Village of Lombard page 5


Village contracts with Clarke Mosquito for abatement


page 8


Inaugural Youth Leadership class completes program


page 9


From left, Trustee Mike Fugiel, Trustee Dan Whittingon, Metra CEO Donald Orseno, Village President Keith Giagnorio, DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin, Metra Director John Zediker and Union Pacifi c Railroad Vice President Wesley Lujan join shovels on South Park Avenue in May to break ground on the new Metra tunnel.


Metra to begin construction on underpass, station improvements this summer


Metra, Union Pacifi c Railroad, Lombard and DuPage County offi cials broke ground in May 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 platform canopies. “We at Metra realize that our stations serve as gateways to our system, so it’s important to make sure riders get a good impression when they use one for the fi rst time or for the 100th time,” said Metra Executive Director/CEO Don Orseno. “That’s why projects like this are so important. We’re going to create an appealing, comfortable station that will serve the community of Lombard and its residents for many years to come.” “When completed, this underpass will not only improve safety for pedestrians and commuters, but also provide a signifi cant improvement by linking the downtown shopping district to many of Lombard’s


most-prized cultural and historical gems,” said Village President Keith Giagnorio. “It is our hope the new tunnel will serve as a link for these two important areas of our Village and help Lombard’s downtown continue to progress and grow.” “I particularly welcome joint


investments like these in DuPage County,” said DuPage County Chairman Dan Cronin. “Safe, effi cient and beautiful stations like the one planned here in Lombard not only benefi t the thousands of commuters who will use it, but also send an important signal to our community. We’re demonstrating our commitment to creating and improving on our public transit infrastructure which supports a strong regional economy. When we provide excellent infrastructure through public transit, this reliable transportation becomes a desirable way to get to and from jobs, school and entertainment both in the suburbs and in the city. That in turn, ...Continued on Page 4


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JULY 7 UPCOMING EVENTS


Cruise Nights begins Downtown Lombard


Taste of Lombard Madison Meadow Park


Summer Blood Drive Village Hall


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