CHICAGO (CBS) — Funeral arrangements now are set for the longtime Lombard village president who died of West Nile virus over the weekend.
WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger reports 76-year-old Bill Mueller led Lombard for 19 years. He’d battled cancer several times but, it was West Nile virus that killed him this past weekend.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Cooler Trend Next Week After Quiet Weekend
Village Manager David Hulseberg credited Mueller with turning Lombard, which calls itself the Lilac Village, into a major attraction — while never losing sight of the small hometown feel that he experienced growing up in the western suburb.READ MORE: Protesters Hold 'Healing Circle' At Site Where Adam Toledo Was Shot And Killed By Police; 'Our Presence Is A Form Of Resistance'
The village now says Mueller’s wake will be held from 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. on Friday at St. Pius the Tenth Catholic Church in Lombard. His funeral will be there at 10 a.m. Saturday. The family is asking that instead of flowers, memorials be made to any Lombard charity.MORE NEWS: Stimulus Check Latest: Is A Fourth Relief Payment Coming?
LISTEN: WBBM Newsradio’s Regine Schlesinger Reports