Deerfield Road Corridor Public Meeting Tuesday

The Lake County Division of Transportation (LCDOT) is hosting the second Public Information Meeting regarding improvements to Deerfield Road from Milwaukee Avenue to Saunders/Riverwoods Road. The meeting is from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday at  Aptakisic Junior High School, 1231 Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove. The purpose of this meeting is to present the preferred alternatives and seek public comment.
The meeting will be conducted in an open house format, so the public may attend any time. Exhibits will be displayed, and project team members will be available to discuss the project and answer questions. View the project website to learn more.
Additional information about the project can be found at Deerfield Corridor Information

Trick or Treat hours
Halloween trick or treat hours are from 2 to 8 p.m. on Wednesday, October 31.

Prescription ‘take-back’ day is Saturday
A prescription drug take-back day will be held from 120 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday. Area residents can turn in unused or expired medications for safe disposal. Drop-off locations include the Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp Boulevard in Buffalo Grove and the Long Grove Fire Protection District, 1165 Old McHenry Road in Long Grove. Drug take back information

Symphonic Band concert Sunday
The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will perform at 7 p.m. Sunday at Buffalo Grove High School, 1100 W. Dundee Road. The concert will feature works by some of the most highly acclaimed female composers of the modern period. For more information and to purchase tickets go to Symphonic Band concert information.

Early voting runs through Nov. 5
Early voting for the Nov. 6 general election runs through Monday, November 5.
Cook County voters can click Cook County locations for early voting locations; Lake County voters can Lake County locations. On Election Day, Tuesday, November 6, polling places will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Cook County voters can click Cook County polling places to find their polling place; Lake County voters can click Lake County polling places.
A voter’s guide prepared by the League of Women Voters can be found at Illinois Voter's Guide.

Park Board appoints new commissioner

Tracy Bragg
The Buffalo Grove Park District Board of Directors has named Tracy Bragg to fill the vacancy left by former Commissioner Jack Schmerer.
Bragg will fill the remainder of the first two years of Schmerer’s term until April 2019. The full term expires with the April 2021 election. Because the majority of the term has not passed, state law requires that the balance of the term be up for election during the next consolidated election in April 2019.
Bragg comes to the Buffalo Grove Park District with a wide range of professional experience that includes time as a part-time employee at the Park District and years as a community volunteer. An eight-year resident of Buffalo Grove, Bragg has worked in the healthcare industry for more than 20 years. She joined Northwestern Medicine - Lake Forest in April 2018, where she is the Employee Health Coordinator, and oversees multiple phases of the occupational health clinical program.
Before working for Northwestern Medicine, Bragg worked for five and a half years as an Insurance Verifier at Advocate Condell Medical Center in Libertyville; and held a variety of positions at Decatur Memorial Hospital during her fourteen years there.
After moving to Buffalo Grove from Decatur, Illinois, Bragg’s first job in the area was at the Buffalo Grove Park District, where she worked for a year in the marketing department as the partnerships coordinator, securing corporate sponsorship agreements, and representing the District within the business community.
Bragg graduated as a certified nursing assistant from Carl Sandburg College in Galesburg, Illinois. She also completed course work at Millikin University in Communication, and general studies at Richland Community College, both in Decatur, Illinois.
Bragg has a variety of volunteer experiences, including serving on the Women’s Board at Libertyville First Presbyterian Church, and fundraising for United Way and Special Olympics of Illinois.
“Both the staff and Board are very excited about Tracy Bragg being our new Commissioner. She did great work for us when she worked here part time; and, her intelligence, enthusiasm and professionalism will make her a great Park Board commissioner,” Buffalo Grove Park District Executive Director Ryan Risinger said.

Upcoming Events

Chabad offers enrichment clubs for children
The first of three Jewish enrichment clubs sponsored by Northwest Suburban Chabad for children ages 4 to 7 is from 9:30 to 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 4. The program, which is open to the public, offers a “hands-on learning experience in Jewish traditions. The program is also scheduled to meet on Nov. 11 and 18 at Northwest Suburban Chabad, 16296 Aptakisic Road.  Each session is $10. For more information, call 847-808-7770.

Area congregations set Hanukkah bazaars
Congregation Beth Judea and Temple Chai have Hanukkah scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 4.  Beth Judea’s is from 9 a.m. to 3 Beth Judea Hanukkah Bazaar while Temple Chai’s also runs from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Temple Chai Holiday Bazaar

From the Police Reports…

A 21-YEAR-OLD MUNDELEIN MAN has been charged with two counts of domestic battery and one count of interfering with the reporting of domestic battery following an incident in the 600 block of Silver Rock Drive.  Police reports say the man and his ex-girlfriend were  “intertwined” in the driveway.  Police were originally summoned by the man’s ex-girlfriend who told dispatch to “please get them here” before the phone was disconnected.  A second call came from the girlfriend’s father who reported that the man was “beating” his daughter in the driveway.
Upon arrival, police apprehended the man who allegedly told them “Yeah I hit her.  Take me top prison an end my nightmare.”  The girl’s father said he heard a commotion and then heard his daughter for him to call the police.
The man told police he became upset when he arrived at the house wanting to spend time with just his girlfriend but saw that she had friend there. He admitted to taking the girlfriend’s father’s fell phone from him because he :didn’t want it to get to this.” He admitted to police that he pushed his girlfriend out the front door and the grabbed her in a bear hug and that she tripped.  He told  police he was afraid, which is why he didn’t let go. He told police he was the victim because of emotional abuse by his girlfriend.

A RESIDENT IN the 500 block of silver rock reported a package that was being delivered via Fed-Ex was apparently stolen.  It contained a U.S. Passport and Russian travel visa.

AN ESTIMATED $1,600 Of landscaping equipment Was reported stolen from a landscaping firm’s trailer in the  100 block of Fremont Way.  Equipment reported missing included gas-powered blowers and string trimmers.

MORE THAN $1,000 worth of merchandise was stolen from Woodman’s, 1550 Deerfield Parkway.  According to police reports the items were taken by a couple.  The male approached the customer service desk while the female left the store with the items.

POLICE MADE THREE DUI arrests this week and one for drug possession.

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