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  • Lilac Time event scheduleApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The schedule of events for this year's Lilac Time in Lombard.

     
  • Lombard’s Lilac Time festival includes more than three weeks of events celebrating spring, but there’s plenty of time in the schedule to stop and smell the lilacs of Lilacia Park.

    Lilac Time quickly approaching in LombardApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lilac Village’s favorite time of the year is quickly approaching. “It’s unique because it’s Lombard’s way to celebrate spring and tradition,” Jackie Brzezinski of the Lombard Park District said of the annual Lilac Time, which runs from the end of April to mid-May.

     
  •  Nick Sandt, 4, of Villa Park, and Olivia Brach, 9, of Lombard, play snowman ball toss at the Lombard Park Districtís annual Winter Carnival at Sunset Knoll Recreation Center Saturday.

    Lombard Winter Carnival full of snowy family fun Feb 8, 2014 12:00 AM
    The key to a great s'more? "You have to put it (the marshmallow) by the fire and make it almost golden-brown" said Monica Salonga, 10, of Villa Park. She was enjoying the activities at the Lombard Park District's Winter Carnival Saturday afternoon.

     
  • Catch a whiff of some sweetly scented lilacs during Lilac Time in Lombard, an annual spring festival running May 4-19 at Lilacia Park, 150 S. Park Ave.

    Lombard's Lilac Time offers a variety of blooms, activities May 1, 2013 12:00 AM
    One of the strengths of Lombard's lilac collection is its variety. Some bushes bloom early, reminding visitors Lilac Time is on its way. Other plants hit the nail on the head, bursting with fragrance and purple blooming beauty from May 4 to 19 — this year's dates for the annual festival held in Lilacia Park, 150 S. Park Ave. The festival offers activities as varied as the types of lilacs, including art fairs, library events, culinary activities and a 5K.

     
  • Cleanup begins at Lombard parks, homes Apr 19, 2013 12:00 AM
    Park district officials are joining Lombard residents in flood cleanup efforts Friday morning, as waters in the nearby Salt Creek and DuPage River East Branch begin to recede. The Lombard Park District's popular Lilacia Park was hit with flooding, just weeks before the annual Lilac Time celebrations. "Lilacia Park was under more water than I've ever seen in 15 years," Executive Director Paul Friedrichs said. "It receded relatively quickly and we were able to pump most of it out as of this morning."

     
  •  Parents are asking for the two tennis courts outside Pleasant Lane Elementary School in Lombard to be repaired instead of removed. The courts are on school property, but have been maintained by the Lombard Park District under an informal agreement.

    Lombard park, school districts discussing tennis court upkeep Apr 12, 2013 12:00 AM
    Parents are pushing for repairs to two tennis courts near Pleasant Lane school in Lombard Elementary District 44 that they say are no longer safe, leading the school district and the Lombard Park District to begin discussing a possible partnership to fix the cracking courts. "Neighbors are talking about the grass growing on the courts," Pleasant Lane parent Cathy McNulty said. "I don't ever remember them being in good shape."

     
  • Sarah Richardt, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

    Sarah Richardt: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Sarah Richardt, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Dave Lemar, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

    Dave Lemar: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Dave Lemar, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • John Bielenda: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for John Bielenda, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Michael Kuderna, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

    Michael Kuderna: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Michael Kuderna, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • Jim Scalzo, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

    Jim Scalzo: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for Jim Scalzo, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  • David Kundrot, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

    David Kundrot: Candidate ProfileFeb 15, 2013 12:00 AM
    Candidate information for David Kundrot, running for Lombard Park Board (6-year Terms)

     
  •  Erica Devita of Villa Park feeds a símore to her daughter, 2-year-old Cassie, on Saturday outside Sunset Knoll Recreation Center during the Lombard Park Districtís annual Winter Carnival.

    Kids have snowy fun at Lombard Winter Carnival Feb 9, 2013 12:00 AM
    The Lombard Park Districtís annual Winter Carnival gave families plenty of ways to celebrate the snowy season Saturday afternoon with a sled hill, símores and games at Sunset Knoll recreation center.

     
  •  Ruth Girard of Lombard tries out Tai Chi during a class with John Robertson at Lombard Park Districtís Health Fair and Fitness Expo Sunday at the Sunset Knoll Recreation Center.

    Lombard Park District showcases health and fitness programs Jan 6, 2013 12:00 AM
    Lombard residents got a jump on their new year's resolutions to get in shape by attending the Lombard Park District's annual Health Fair and Fitness Expo Sunday. The park district provided demonstrations of fitness classes and hosted a variety of health-related vendors.

     
  • The Ken-Loch golf links property in an unincorporated area near Lombard is for sale, and a developer looking to buy it wants to build apartments and for-sale units. The land is identified as open space in Lombard planning documents, though, so the comprehensive plan would need to be changed to allow the sale and the development to move forward.

    Future of former golf course hinges on Lombard debate Nov 29, 2012 12:00 AM
    Land use discussions under way in Lombard could help shape the future of the former Ken-Loch golf links, a 30-acre site for sale on the south side of town. The owners have found a prospective buyer in Donven Homes, which would like to annex the unincorporated land into Lombard and build apartments and for-sale units. The village has designated the area for open space in its comprehensive plan, so unless the plan is amended, annexation to build apartments and condos would be unable to gain approval, village officials say.

     
  • Lilacia Park will become festive and bright at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1, during the seventh annual Jinglebell Jubilee holiday festival.

    Downtown Lombard adds activities to Jinglebell Jubilee Nov 28, 2012 12:00 AM
    The shops and eateries of downtown Lombard will be making their presence felt more than ever during the annual Jinglebell Jubilee holiday tree-lighting festival, organizers say. A gingerbread house decorating station and live performances in store windows of scenes from "The Nutcracker" ballet will highlight the event Saturday, Dec. 1.

     
  • Shoot free throws, win turkeys at Lombard event Nov 14, 2012 12:00 AM
    In the old days, anyone who wanted a turkey for a Thanksgiving feast had to shoot for it, possibly even with a bow and arrow. This fall, the Lombard Park District is bringing back the concept of shooting for a turkey — but with a different type of shot, a basketball shot.

     
  •  Max Paton, 7, digs for a Popsicle stick in the haystack to win some candy during the annual Prairie Days Sunday at Terrace View Park in Lombard.

    Lombardís Prairie Days mixes fun, learning Sep 16, 2012 12:00 AM
    Lombard's annual Prairie Days event held Sunday at Terrace View Park included family-oriented fun like games and music as well as educational exhibits about conservation and the environment.

     
  • Jacks and other games commonly played by Illinois prairie pioneers will be part of the fun at Prairie Day from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 16, at Terrace View Park in Lombard.

    Prairie Day in Lombard puts native plants on display Sep 12, 2012 12:00 AM
    At Prairie Day in Lombard, the good, native plants will be running wild, growing along the shores of Terrace View Pond for all to see. But the bad, invasive plants? They'll be behind bars. The Lombard Garden Club and Lombard Park District, which team up to run the annual, free, one-day celebration of all things prairie, have created "a jail for all of the plants that should not be in the prairie," said garden club Co-President Rose Roth.

     
  •  Taste of Lombard visitors will find plenty to chow down on at the five-day festival, which begins at 5 p.m. Tuesday, July 3, and ends at 11 p.m. Saturday, July 7.

    Taste of Lombard benefits community causes Jul 2, 2012 12:00 AM
    Taste of Lombard visitors know to expect variety from the five-day fest, now in its 30th year. But what many taste attendees don't know is the extent of the event's charitable impact, organizers say. "That's what a lot of people don't realize about the Taste of Lombard," said Jackie West, president of the Lombard Jaycees, which runs the event.

     
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