Lombard is located in the northeastern part of the state of Illinois and a village in DuPage County. It is a suburb of Chicago and sits in the western part of the city. It was first founded and known as Babcock’s Grove after the area’s first settlers, Ralph and Jim Babcock. It was then renamed to Lombard after the Chicago banker who built numbers of houses in the village - Josiah Lombard. It was known as the “Lilac Village” and holds an annual Lilacia Park, wherein there are a number of varieties of the flowering shrub. The village was mainly developed and cultivated to be a residential area, with some light manufacturing and services. Lombard is also the home of the Northern Baptist Theological Seminary and of the National University of Health Services. York is also the home that was portrayed in the famous comic strip Little Orphan Annie by Harold Gray.
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