I enjoyed this article about Lombard. It is refreshing to read a positive article about anything for a change. As for the previous post: SHUT UP already!!!
Lombard is indeed a great place to live but it sounds like this former resident has missed all the politics of recent years...with a sadly divided village board, a run down downtown with more empty storefronts than vibrant businesses, an outdated and functionally obsolete library, a less than ideal retail corridor along Roosevelt Road where the old Lombard Lanes met the wrecking ball, the ratty Highland Manor still stands, and empty storefronts are the norm.
The good things far outweigh the negatives though as Lilacia Park is stunning and Yorktown area is incredible with restaurants to please even the pickiest eaters, the new Westin...say no more, Fountain Square, Hyatt Place, and many more great shopping/dining/lodging destinations. Now if they could just get the downtown on track....maybe move village hall back down there, maybe build a parking garage for commuters where the old theatre once stood, maybe get a few more pubs and/or sit down restaurants with good food and service...nothing but opportunity and could start with a clean slate right now with all the vacancies and open space right now.
Maybe one of the three village president candidates will finally be able to succeed in making downtown deliver....guess time will tell.