Community Updates Home
The original item was published from 11/11/2020 3:56:00 PM to 11/11/2020 4:43:22 PM.

Community Updates

Trending News

Posted on: November 11, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Village Board to Discuss Advisory Referendum Question Regarding Video Gaming

News Item Village Logo

The November 3rd General Election ballot included an advisory question asking Lombard residents whether video gaming should be allowed within the Village of Lombard.  The results showed that 22,814 Lombardians voted on the issue, with 53% (11,957) voting to allow video gaming in Lombard, and 48% (10,857) voting against video gaming.  

The non-binding, advisory referendum question results will serve as a tool for discussion for the Village Board as they make their final decision of whether or not to allow video gaming in Lombard beyond the trial period. The Village Board is not bound to the November 3rd voting results.

The Village ordinance that currently permits video gaming in Lombard on a trial basis, was approved on December 5, 2019 and provides that video gaming within the Village will automatically terminate on December 31, 2020, absent further action by the Village Board.  At the upcoming Board of Trustees Meeting on December 3, 2020, the Village Board will review and consider the continuation of video gaming in Lombard and an ordinance to remove the December 31st sunset clause. The topic will be placed on items for separate action to allow for public comment and discussion by the Village Board.

While Illinois COVID-19 restrictions are anticipated to limit in-person public attendance for the December 3rd meeting, which will take place at 7 p.m. over a virtual meeting platform, opportunities for public viewing and participation will be made available. Further updates on the meeting and opportunities for viewing and participation will be shared at   If you wish to share your preliminary opinions on the matter, please email

Facebook Twitter Email

Other News in Trending News

photo collage of severe weather like hail and lightning with text

Illinois Severe Weather Preparedness Month

Posted on: February 26, 2024
Fire escape plan graphic with make a fire escape plan text

Create a Fire Escape Plan

Posted on: February 19, 2024
Purple background with Village of Lombard logo and FAQ Migrant Bus Arrivals text

FAQs Regarding Migrant Bus Arrivals

Posted on: January 3, 2024
smart phone in hand dialing 911

Sign Up for Smart 911

Posted on: January 31, 2024
Carbon Monoxide Alarm with teal background

Prevent Carbon Monoxide Poisoning

Posted on: January 17, 2024
cold weather safety tips website

Limit Time Outdoors During Severe Cold

Posted on: January 16, 2024
Pipe with snow on top and text

Prevent Freezing Pipes

Posted on: January 11, 2024
yellow hydrant in snow with text advising to keep fire hydrants clear of snow to help firefighters

Be a 'Hydrant Hero' this winter

Posted on: January 12, 2024
9M Routine - General  (395 x 305 px)

Prevent Thefts With the 9 p.m. Routine

Posted on: January 2, 2024
Cars parked in snow with text

Winter and Overnight Parking Reminders

Posted on: December 18, 2023