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Thumbs Up, Thumbs Down for Lombard

Published: Friday, July 25, 2014 5:30 a.m. CDT
(Matthew Piechalak - mpiechalak@shawmedia.com)
Lombard artist Sean McMenemy stands below one of the summer banners, near Dairy Queen in Lombard, he designed for the village.
(Matthew Piechalak)
Artist Sean McMenemy, of Lombard, stands below one of the Summer banners he designed near Dairy Queen, 205 S. Main St. on Tuesday, July 15, 2014. McMenemy, a senior artist at Incredible Technologies, Inc. in Vernon Hills, designed four unique banners, which are currently on display throughout the village. Matthew Piechalak - mpiechalak@shawmedia.com

THUMBS UP: Lombard artist Sean McMenemy is on a mission to inspire growth in downtown Lombard. McMenemy, who designs software for the popular "Golden Tee" arcade-style games, created the village's summer banners, which are now hanging above downtown streets. Thanks for donating your time and talents.

THUMBS UP: This Thumb has a bit of an up-and-down feel to it, but the good news is that it appears the Lombard Police Department has made strides in its battle against drunk drivers. A recent survey shows the department improved by 41 percent in its DUI-arrest frequency during a one-year period in 2012 and 2013. While it may give the unfortunate, and possibly unfair, perception that there's a growing number of drunk drivers in Lombard, it's good to see our local law enforcement cracking down.

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