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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

Published: Friday, Feb. 21, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
(Matthew Piechalak)
Mike McNett, a Lombard resident and captain of the USA Ice Team, uses a palm rod to ice fish Feb. 10 at Westmore Woods in Lombard. Matthew Piechalak -

THUMBS UP: Good luck to Lombard resident Mike McNett who is in Belarus right now for the 11th World Ice Fishing Championship. The team captain hopes to lead the U.S. to its first world title since 2010. Here's hoping the fish are hungry.

THUMBS DOWN: Residents of the Deicke Home in Lombard are in jeopardy of losing their home. The private, nonprofit residence for adults with developmental disabilities will close March 31 after 31 years if it is unable to secure additional funding.

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