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Lombard is located in northeastern Illinois in DuPage County north of Interstate 88 and west of Interstate 294 just east of Wheaton. The population estimate for July 1, 1998 was 42,215, an increase of 2,807 since 1990.

One of the facsinating attractions is the Dr. William LeRoy House, an Italianate architectural style home built in 1881. Dr. LeRoy specialized in making artificial limbs for Civil War veterans. A second noted inhabitant of the house was Harold Gray, creator of the Little Orphan Annie cartoon strip.

Aromatic Lilacia Park was once Col. William R. Plum's lilac garden. Plum was a volunteer telegrapher during the Civil War and later an attorney. A trip to Europe exposed him to the beauty of the lilac and hence brought several varieties back with him. It is not clear how the rank of colonel was attained.

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Dairy State Cheese and Beer Festival Kenosha WI April20 This fun-filled event includes cheese from around the state of Wisconsin, some of the area’s finest beers and live music.
North Shore Unitarian Church Art Fair Deerfield IL April27-28 NSUC's annual ART FAIR is a juried show featuring the original works of 65+ talented artists and artisans. The fine art and fine crafts exhibited include photography, painting, ceramics, glass, paper, woodwork, metalwork, jewelry, sculpture, fiber, clothing and mixed media. Exhibiting artists come from Illinois as well as from several surrounding states.
Redbud Trail Rendezvous Rochester IN April27-28 See living history of frontier Midwest America, historic camps, music and dance of the period, traditional crafts, food cooked over wood fires, blanket trading, tomahawk and muzzle-loading shooting contests. The village has 40 wooden booths, traditional crafts, blanket trading and muzzle loading shooting matches.
Chocolate Fest Long Grove IL May3-5 Dive into three days of nothing but CHOCOLATE! Mmm, chocolate strawberries, donuts, and much more! Every spring, the Village of Long Grove celebrates the existence of the world's best tasting antioxidant.
Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair Lombard IL May5 The Lilac Time Art and Craft Fair is held annually on St. Charles Road between Main and Elizabeth in downtown Lombard. All of the proceeds received from the craft booth rentals are donated to local charities. Features 140 craft exhibitors and 4000 attendees throughout the day.
Peoria Heights Art Fair Peoria Heights IL May11 A great weekend is planned; the show coincides with the Race for the Cure and the Illinois Art League members show at the Village Hall. A hospitality tent will be open throughout the Art Fair with coffee and donuts in the morning and water and fruit during the day .