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Summer Pride 2018Summer Pride Newsletter Edition

The Village's Summer Pride Newsletter is now available online at www.villageoflombard.org/pride. Find updates about common issues related to summer, learn about events, and find safety tips! This issue features stories about development projects, infrastructure improvements from Public Works, and a 2019 budget update. 

Why wait until October to get the next Pride Newsletter? Sign up for our weekly E-Pride newsletter for weekly updates at www.villageoflombard.org/epride

Document-2Lombard's 2018 Summer Concerts and Cruise Nights

Lombard’s Cruise Nights and Summer Concert series is celebrating its 20th anniversary with a 2018 summer lineup featuring 10 live music concerts on Saturday nights in downtown Lombard, June 9 – August 25, 2018. Join us and experience live music, see a large collection of classic and custom cars, and enjoy downtown Lombard’s shops and restaurants! This year's Summer Concerts and Cruise Nights Lineup is available at www.villageoflombard.org/cruisenights.  

Fourth of July Fireworks Display: Wednesday, July 4, 2018

The Village will host a fireworks display on Wednesday, July 4th at Madison Meadow Park at approximately 9:30 p.m. For more information, including parking restrictions in surrounding neighborhoods and shuttle locations, visit www.villageoflombard.org/fourthofjuly

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Firework Safety Reminders: Sparklers Are Legal But Dangerous


sparklersIn 2016, 11,000 fireworks-related injuries were treated in hospital emergency departments. Of those, 7,600 injuries occurred between June 18 and July 18, according to the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

The Lombard Fire Department is reminding residents that fireworks are not toys, but devices designed to reach high temperatures, burn, spark, explode and launch. They are unpredictable by nature and dangerous for non-professional users.

The discharging of fireworks, such as firecrackers, bottle rockets and Roman candles, are not allowed in Illinois under state regulations, and is a violation of state law and Village ordinances.  Novelty fireworks, such as snakes, sparklers, and party-poppers are not regulated by the state.

Sparklers are legal, however they are extremely dangerous. Common sparklers burn at temperatures of up to 1,200 degrees Fahrenheit and remain extremely hot long after the sparks have ceased. Many children are injured each year by sparklers and children playing with novelty fireworks must be closely supervised by adults to prevent injury.

The National Safety Council advises that the best way to safely enjoy this Fourth of July is to watch a public fireworks display conducted by professionals. However, if using novelty fireworks, be sure to follow these important safety tips:

• Never allow young children to handle fireworks.

• Older children should use fireworks only under close adult supervision.

• Light fireworks outdoors in a clear area away from onlookers, houses and

  flammable materials.

• Light one device at a time; maintain a safe distance after lighting.

• Do not allow any running or horseplay while fireworks are being used.

• Never ignite devices in a container.

• Keep a bucket of water nearby to fully extinguish fireworks that don't go off or in case of fire.

Anyone with questions about fireworks safety or regulations in the Village of Lombard please call (630)873-4576.


*What work requires a permit?
Any work that requires a structural change such as any types of additions; alterations involving moving or adding walls; all electrical & plumbing work; all fire suppression & detection work; all HVAC work; fences, decks, roofs, driveways, patios, retaining walls; parking lots; pools; hot tubs; spas; or exterior wall mounted signs. If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, contact the Building Division at (630) 620-5750.

The following items do not require a permit: Siding, and Private Walks.

Tree removal on private property does not require a permit, unless the area is within a Special Management Area (wetlands, flood plain, buffer zones). Then, a stormwater certification or letter of permission is required before work can begin. If you have questions, please call Private Engineering Services at 630-620-5973. Building Division

Beat the Heat this Summer: Safety Tips & Reminders

  • ThinkstockPhotos-487167376The Lombard Fire Department is providing residents with some helpful reminders when it comes to staying safe during hot weather days.
  • Stay hydrated! Don’t wait until you’re thirsty to drink more fluids. Drink 2-4 cups of water every hour if you are in heat.
  • NEVER leave a child, senior citizen, or pet, or in a parked car. According to NWS.gov, Hyperthermia is a condition that occurs when the body absorbs more heat than it can handle, and can occur even on a mild day. Leaving the windows slightly open does not significantly decrease the heating rate or risk of hyperthermia. Short waves from the sun heat the car faster than most people realize. On a mild 80°F day, a car can become an unsafe 94.3°F in only 2 minutes; after 10 minutes, the car could reach 99°F; and after 20 minutes, it could reach upwards of 110°F.
  • Avoid overexertion and strenuous outdoor activities if possible, as well as beverages that contain alcohol, high amounts of sugar, or caffeine.
  • Take advantage of cooling centers, public pools and air-conditioned stores and malls during periods of extreme heat. Even a few hours a day in air conditioning can help prevent heat-related illnesses. Residents in need of relief from the heat may visit cooling sites including the Helen Plum Library (630)627-0316 and Yorktown Shopping Center (630)629-7330 during their open hours.
  • Don’t forget your pets! Offer pets extra water and place the water bowl in a shaded area if outdoors. Make sure pets have a shady refuge where they can escape direct sun exposure.

If you or someone around you begins experiencing dizziness, nausea, headache, confusion and a rapid pulse, seek medical attention.

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Summer Construction

Want to know about construction projects planned for your neighborhood? Or projects that could impact your commute? Check out our interactive construction map! Just type in an address and find out about local construction projects: www.villageoflombard.org/constructionmap 

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Home Improvement Projects: Do I Need a Permit? 

  • Visit the Village's Permit Page 
  • Any work that requires a structural change such as any types of additions; alterations involving moving or adding walls; all electrical & plumbing work; all fire suppression & detection work; all HVAC work; fences, decks, roofs, driveways, patios, retaining walls; parking lots; pools; hot tubs; spas; or exterior wall mounted signs. If you are unsure if your project requires a permit, contact the Building Division at (630) 620-5750. Siding and Private Walks do not require a permit. 
  • Tree removal on private property does not require a permit, unless the area is within a Special Management Area (wetlands, flood plain, buffer zones). Then, a stormwater certification or letter of permission is required before work can begin. If you have questions, please call Private Engineering Services at (630)620-5973.

Does the Village regulate door-to-door solicitors?

Yes, solicitors within the Village of Lombard must apply for and be approved for a permit to solicit in the Village. Solicitors must also adhere to specific guidelines and rules regulating door-to-door solicitation. 

New door-to-door solicitor regulations effective as of May 1, 2018, include a decrease of solicitation hours from 9 a.m. - 9 p.m. Monday - Saturday, to 11 a.m. - 7 p.m. The overall hours for solicitation have been reduced by four hours, from twelve down to eight hours per day and Sunday will remain a day when door-to-door solicitation is prohibited. Pictures of licensed solicitors will also be posted at www.villageoflombard.org/solicitors.

Residents who do not wish to have solicitors approach their home are reminded that they may post a “No Solicitors of Peddlers” sign on their property near the main entrance measuring at least three inches by four inches in size. Homeowners may create their own signage or may purchase signs at the Village Hall for $0.50.

If you ever feel threatened or are worried about a solicitor interaction, dial 9-1-1 at the time of occurrence and an officer will be dispatched to the scene. 

Visit www.villageoflombard.org/solicitors and read the Village's Press Release at http://ow.ly/aBDb30jxJ3m for more information.

yard waste gardening 240Yard Maintenance

Where can I purchase stickers?

Refuse and Yard Waste stickers can be purchased at:

  • Village Hall, 255 E. Wilson, Lombard
  • Jewel, 1177 S. Main, Lombard
  • Schroeder's Ace Hardware, 837 S. Westmore-Meyers, Lombard
  • West Suburban Bank, 711 S. Westmore-Meyers, Lombard
  • Jewel, 33 E. St. Charles, Villa Park
  • Johnson's Lighthouse BP, 1 W. St. Charles, Villa Park


More Information Regarding Yard Waste Collection