Annual Civics Forum Monday

The village of Buffalo Grove will host its annual Civics Forum Monday. The annual event, coordinated by Village Clerk Jan Sirabian, features students from Buffalo Grove and Stevenson High School.  Students spend the day with village staff and officials learning about the process by which decisions are made at the village. Students will make presentations to the Village Board during the Forum, which starts at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeffrey Braiman Council Chambers in the village hall.

Police Department recognizes two for 30 years of service 
On Friday, October 12, 2018, Buffalo Grove Deputy Police Chief Michael Szos (right) and Officer Rollin Hamelberg  (left) were each recognized for 30 years of service with the Department. Deputy Chief Szos began his career with the department on October 12, 1988, and Officer Hamelberg was sworn in as a police officer on October 4, 1988. 

Upcoming events

Cops plan trivia night fund raiser
The Buffalo Grove Police Department will host its third annual Trivia Night on Saturday, Nov. 10 at the Arboretum Club, 401 W. Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove. The doors will open at 5 p.m. for check-in, with games and festivities beginning at 6 p.m. Teams will consist of eight people who will compete against each other during 10 rounds of questions. Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens will be the master of ceremonies.
Cost is $280 for a team of eight. The entry fee includes a buffet dinner and the trivia rounds. A cash bar will be available, as well as a silent auction and raffle prizes. All proceeds benefit Special Olympics Illinois and sponsorship opportunities are available. For more information, click Here or email Melessa Horbus at

Symphonic Band to Present Works Honoring the 'Year of the Woman'
The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will be presenting works by some of the most highly acclaimed female composers of the modern period due to 2018 being declared, "The Year of the Woman,” at 7 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 28. Tickets will be available at the door, online at Concert Tickets from band members and at the Village Hall, 50 Raupp Boulevard, Buffalo Grove. The cost is $10 in advance, $12 at the door and $8 for seniors and students with ID, at all times. For more information, go to: The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band

Prescription Drug Take Back Day
A prescription drug take-back day is Saturday from 10 a.m. until 2:00 p.m. Area residents can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. Drop-off locations include the Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp Buffalo Grove and the Long Grove Fire Protection District, 1165 Old McHenry Rd. in Long Grove. For additional information and to find a location near you, check this site: Drug Take Back

Community Shabbat dinner Oct. 26
Northwest Suburban Chabad is hosting a community Shabbat dinner on Friday, Oct. 26. The event begins at 5:30 with Kabbalat Shabbat services followed by dinner.  Cost is $10 for children and  $18 for adults.  Reservations may be made at

From the Police reports
A 44-year-old Chicago man faces charges of unlawful use of a firearm/vehicle, delivery of cannabis (10-30 grams), possession of cannabis (10-30 grams), possession of drug paraphernalia and driving on a suspended or revoked license. The charges followed a traffic stop at which time Buffalo Grove police noticed the “faint odor of cannabis” in the car.  The drug paraphernalia, cannabis, and a gun, an AMT .380 were discovered during a routine search of the vehicle. The man, police say, did not have FOID card.

Credit card fraud -- A resident in the 1000 block of Providence Lane reported a fraudulent purchase at Best Buy, while a resident in the 1400 of Camden Court reported two cases of fraud.  In one case, a purchase was reported in Milwaukee while in the other, more than $4,100 in purchases at the Apple store in Skokie were reported using the replacement card that was reportedly sent by the issuing bank to replace the card used in the previous cases.

Police are investigating a burglary in the 400 block of Marvins Way.  Police say entry was apparently gained through a lower level window. The home was equipped with an alarm system, but it was not activated. An estimated $20,000 worth of good were reported missing including jewelry and silver-plated items.

A Des Plaines man was charged by Buffalo Grove police with two counts of domestic battery following an incident at a gas station in the 200 block of Milwaukee Avenue on Oct. 15. Police say the 26-year-old man allegedly pulled a woman back into his car.  The woman, 27, also of Des Plaines was pregnant and told police she was having trouble breathing.  She was transported to NWCH.  Police say witnesses and a surveillance video tape documented a scuffle between the two while at the gas station. After the initial incident, the man told police that he drove to a nearby parking garage because the woman was having a panic attack.

A 31-year-old Indiana woman working as a live-in nanny was charged with one count of identity theft, on count of using a forged credit card, forgery, and two counts of possession of a controlled substance following a report by her employer of unlawful use of credit cards. A subsequent search revealed the woman had stolen drivers’ license, social security card, stolen checks and stolen purses in her possession.

A Buffalo Grove man reported more than $8,600 in charges on a false Sprint account opened in his name.

Student Voices
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