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On-Line Edition    Wednesday, December 17, 2014   Vol. 56  No. 51

Light at the end of the tunnel          Photos by Steve Spoden
     CURIOUS BYSTANDERS had a lot to see over the weekend as work continued on the boring portion of the pedestrian underpass tunnel beneath the Union Pacific Railroad line in downtown Lombard. Tunneling began Friday evening and continued through Sunday morning. Steel pipe liner sleeves (top photo) were hydraulically pushed into place as the tunnel was bored by a mining unit. In the bottom photo taken early Saturday morning, a construction worker stands at the south entrance of the tunnel with the first sleeve to be pushed.

Holiday parade                      Photo by Steve Spoden
     EVERYONE LOVES A PARADE and many smiling faces could be seen along Main Street in Lombard Sunday morning as the 14th annual Lombard Fire Department Toy Parade made its way from Fire Station 1 to Yorktown Center. Along the way, firefighters and volunteers collected toys and baby items from well wishers in exchange for a candy cane and a heartfelt “thank you.” Items donated along the parade route joined others donated by the community at Yorktown Center that will benefit the Lombard-Villa Park Food Pantry, Outreach House and Teen Parent Connection.

                 *** September 11, 2011 ***