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Thumbs up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

Published: Friday, Feb. 7, 2014 5:30 a.m. CST
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Eric Schwarz (left) and his wife, Rachel (right), hold their son, Aidan, 3, who has Danon disease. The Lombard family hopes funds raised through the Cupid's Kisses event Feb. 8 will help pay for Aidan's future heart transplant.

THUMBS UP: The Cupid's Kisses charity event Saturday in Elmhurst will benefit a Lombard family whose 3-year-old son, Aidan Schwarz, was diagnosed with Danon disease, a condition that causes weakness in the heart and skeletal muscles in addition to mental delays. For more information about the event, visit

THUMBS UP: The Lombard Village Board recently decided to honor long-time public works employee Keith Surges by renaming the planned Garfield Maintenance Facility to "Keith J. Surges Center." Surges worked in the department for 37 years, most recently as superintendent, before retiring in 2011. Thanks for your many years of service.

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