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Encyclopedia > Lombard, Illinois
Lombard's Maple Street Chapel, built in 1870, served as the village's first town hall and library.
Lombard's Maple Street Chapel, built in 1870, served as the village's first town hall and library.
Lombard, Illinois
Location within the Chicago metropolitan area. The Chicago metropolitan area.
Incorporated Village in 1869.
County; State DuPage; Illinois
Township Addison, Milton, York
Government Council-manager
President William Mueller
Population (2000) 42,322 (up 7.39% from 1990)
Pop. density 1,686/km² (4,370/mi²)
Zip code(s) 60148
Area code 630 and 331
Land area 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²)
Income Per capita:   $27,667
Household: $60,015
Home value Mean:    $170,245
Median: $168,500 (2000)
Website www.villageoflombard.org
Demographics (Full data)
White Black Hispanic Asian Islander Native Other
81.02% 8.70% 4.75% 7.05% 0.02% 0.15% 1.43%

Lombard, "The Lilac Village", is a suburb of Chicago in DuPage County, Illinois. The population was 42,322 at the 2000 census. The United States Census Bureau estimated the population in 2004 to be 42,975.[1] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (890x1200, 92 KB) I, the creator of this work, hereby release it into the public domain. ... Image File history File links Chicagoland_Map. ... Chicagoland redirects here. ... A Municipal Corporation is a legal defintion for a local governing body, including (but not necessarily limited to) cities, counties, and towns. ... Masouleh village, Gilan Province, Iran. ... 1869 (MDCCCLXIX) is a common year starting on Friday (link will take you to calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar. ... 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Contents

History

Originally part of Potawatomi Indian lands, the Lombard area was first settled by Americans of European descent in the 1830s. Lombard shares its early history with Glen Ellyn. Brothers Ralph and Morgan Babcock settled in a grove of trees along the DuPage River. In what was known as Babcock's Grove, Lombard developed to the east and Glen Ellyn to west. In 1837, Babcock's Grove was connected to Chicago by a stagecoach line which stopped at Stacy's Tavern at Geneva and St. Charles Roads. Fertile land, the DuPage River, and plentiful timber drew farmers to the area. Rain dance, Kansas, c. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams in DuPage County, Illinois. ... The DuPage River, a tributary of the Des Plaines River actually starts as two individual streams in DuPage County, Illinois. ...


Sheldon and Harriet Peck moved from Onondaga, New York, to this area in 1837 to farm 80 acres of land. In addition, Peck was an artist and primitive portrait painter who traveled to clients across northeastern Illinois. The Peck house also served as the area's first school and has been restored by the Lombard Historical Society.[2] The Town of Onondaga is located southwest of the city of Syracuse in Onondaga County, New York. ...


The 1848 arrival of the Galena & Chicago Union Railroad provided local farmers and merchants rail access to Chicago, and commercial buildings soon sprang up around the train station. Lombard was officially incorporated in 1869, named after Chicago banker and real estate developer Josiah Lombard. In 2000, Kelly Cerf was the lilac queen. Galena & Chicago Union Railroad Categories: Stub | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Defunct companies | Illinois railroads ...


"Little Orphan Annie House"

Dr. William LeRoy built a home in the Italianate style on Lombard's Main Street in 1881. Dr. LeRoy specialized in making artificial limbs for civil war veterans and lived in this house until 1900.[3] The house would eventually become the home of Harold Gray's parents and the studio of Harold Gray, the originator of Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip. Harold Gray used the home's study to work on the Annie cartoons until he remarried and moved to the east coast. Harold Gray was a charter member of Lombard Masonic Lodge #1098, A.F. & A.M. in 1923. [citation needed] Harold Gray (January 20, 1894- September 6, 1968) was and American newspaper artist and cartoonist. ... Cover of Cupples & Leon strip collection (1933) Little Orphan Annie is a full page (later half page or tab) American comic strip, created by Harold Gray (1894-1968), that first appeared on August 5, 1924. ...


The Lilac Village

In 1927 the estate of Colonel William Plum, a local resident, was bequeathed to the village. The Plum property included his home, which became the village library, and a large garden containing 200 varieties of lilac bushes. The garden became a public park (Lilacia Park).


Since 1930 Lombard has hosted an annual Lilac Festival and parade in May. "Lilac Time in Lombard," is a 16-day festival ending in mid-May. It starts with the Lilac Queen coronation and her court. The grand finale is Lombard's Lilac Festival Parade.[4]


Lilac Time events:

  • Tours of Lilacia Park
  • Concerts in the Park
  • Lilac Queen Coronation
  • Lilac Ball
  • Lilac Pancake Breakfast
  • Lilac 5K
  • Arts & Crafts Fair
  • Kids' Day
  • Lilac Parade
  • Lilac Sale
  • Wine & Beer Tasting

Education

Public schools

Lombard's high schools (9-12) belong to Glenbard Township High School District 87.[5] They are shared with the neighboring town of Glen Ellyn, thus creating the portmanteau of Glenbard. Lombard's elementary and middle schools (K-8) belong to Lombard School District 44.[6]. Glenbard Township High School District 87 is based in Glen Ellyn, Illinois and consists of Glenbard South, Glenbard North, Glenbard East, and Glenbard West. ... A portmanteau (IPA: ) is a word or morpheme that fuses two or more words or word parts to give a combined or loaded meaning. ...

  • Middle Schools
    • Glen Crest Junior High (located in Glen Ellyn)
    • Glenn Westlake Middle School
  • Elementary Schools
    • Butterfield School
    • William Hammerschmidt School
    • Manor Hill School
    • Park View School School
    • Pleasant Lane School
    • Madison School
    • Westmore School
    • Westfield School
  • Historical Lombard Schools
  1. The Peck house Late 1800s-??
  2. Lombard Public School 1927-1947
  3. Lincoln School 1927-1981
  4. Hammerschmidt School 1928 (still used as an elementary school)
  5. Green Valley School 1928-1992
  6. Pleasant Lane School 1950 (still used as an elementary school)
  7. Lombard Junior High School 1952-1992 renamed Madison School (still used as an elementary school)
  8. Park View School 1957 (still used as an elementary school)
  9. Fairwood School 1957-1977
  10. Peter Hoy School 1959-1992
  11. Highland Hills School 1960 (still used as an elementary school)
  12. Butterfield School 1961 (still used as an elementary school)
  13. Glenn Westlake Junior High School 1966-1981 reopens 1992 (still used as a middle school)
  14. Glen Park School 1967-1978
  15. Highland Hills School 1971-1977 (Original Highland Hills School renamed Manor Hill School)

Glenbard East High School, or GEHS, and locally referred to as East, is a public four-year high school located at the corner of Wilson Road and Main Street in Lombard, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Incorporated Village in 1892. ... Willowbrook High School, or WBHS, is a public four-year high school located approximately half a mile North of Illinois Route 38 on Ardmore Ave in Villa Park, Illinois, a western suburb of Chicago, Illinois, in the United States. ... Incorporated Village in 1914. ...

Private schools

  • St. Pius X School
  • Chicagoland Academy
  • Christ the King School
  • College Preparatory School of America
  • Montini Catholic High School
  • St. John's Lutheran School
  • Sacred Heart School
  • St. Timothy Ev. Lutheran School
  • Trinity Lutheran School

Geography

Lombard is located at 41°52′34″N, 88°0′54″W (41.875979, -88.015060).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²). 25.1 km² (9.7 mi²) of it is land and 0.10% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 42,322 people, 16,487 households, and 10,716 families residing in the village. The population density was 1,686.3/km² (4,369.8/mi²). There were 17,019 housing units at an average density of 678.1/km² (1,757.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the village was 81.02% White, 8.70% African American, 0.15% Native American, 7.05% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 1.64% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.75% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 16,487 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.9% were married couples living together, 7.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 35.0% were non-families. 28.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.13. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the village the population was spread out with 23.0% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 14.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 94.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.4 males.


The median income for a household in the village was $60,015, and the median income for a family was $69,686. Males had a median income of $50,044 versus $35,391 for females. The per capita income for the village was $27,667. About 2.0% of families and 3.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.6% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Notable residents (Lombardians)

Bobby Breen (born November 4, 1927) was a Canadian-born singer and actor of the 1930s. ... The term child actor is generally applied to a child acting in motion pictures or television, but also to an adult who began his or her acting career as a child; to avoid confusion the latter is also called a former child actor. ... Winifred Black Sweet Bonfils (b. ... Theodore Kaczynski Theodore John Kaczynski, Ph. ... A domestic terrorist is one who is a citizen of the country the acts of terrorism is directed against. ... James J. “Little Jimmy” Marcello (born 1941) was, according to the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a “Boss” of the Chicago La Cosa Nostra family known as the “Chicago Outfit”. He was a front boss for the ruling triumvirate leadership of John “No Nose” DiFronzo, Joseph “Joey the Clown” Lombardo and... This article is about the criminal society. ... Mary Elizabeth Mastrantonio (born November 17, 1958 in Lombard, Illinois) is an American actress and singer of Italian descent. ... For other uses, see Actor (disambiguation). ... Daniel Michio Tani, a NASA astronaut, was born February 1, 1961 in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, but considers Lombard, Illinois, to be his hometown. ... Astronaut Bruce McCandless II using a manned maneuvering unit outside the U.S. Space Shuttle Challenger in 1984. ...

References

  1. ^ United States Census Bureau
  2. ^ http://www.encyclopedia.chicagohistory.org/pages/762.html
  3. ^ http://plum.lib.il.us/lombardhistory/leroyhouse.html
  4. ^ http://www.lombardlilacparade.com/
  5. ^ http://www.glenbard.net/
  6. ^ http://www.district44.dupage.k12.il.us/

Budd, Lillian. Footsteps on the Tall Grass Prairie: A History of Lombard, Illinois. 1977.


Fruehe, Margot. “Lombard.” In DuPage Roots, ed. Richard A. Thompson, 1985, 191–199.


Knoblauch, Marion, ed. DuPage County: A Descriptive and Historical Guide, 1831–1939. 1948.


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