Budget vote set at Monday’s Village Board meeting

The Village Board is expected to vote on the 2019 budget at its meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday in the Jeffrey Braiman Council Chambers at Village Hall. The proposed budget was discussed at the Board’s Nov. 5 meeting. The proposed budget can be found at 2019 Village Budget.
The Board is also scheduled to honor outgoing State Rep. Carol Sente (D-59) and longtime Village Attorney Bill Raysa. The Board is also scheduled to recognize longtime village official and volunteer, Ernie Karge who died earlier this month.  The complete agenda can be found at Dec. 3 agenda

Downed limbs collection starts Monday
The Public Works Department will pick up downed limbs beginning Monday, Dec. 3  The village says the effort may continue until the week of Dec.10 based on the progress made. Downed limbs must be placed at the curbside by 7 a.m.

Chamber plans casino night

The Buffalo Grove-Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce is sponsoring a Swinging 60s Casino Night on Friday, December 7th, presented by US Bank & Black Dog Speed Shop. Tickets are $50 per person or $75 a couple. Live music, contest for best dressed person in the 60s theme - party in style, come out and play Black Jack, Poker, Craps and Roulette.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. everyone is welcome to attend, reservations are required. Information is available by contacting Roger Sosa, executive director of the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce at 847-541-7799, Ext 101, or by email at rsosa@bglcc.org or visit bglcc.org

Pride parade adds diversity festival

The June 2 Pride Parade will culminate with a community-based event sponsored by Buffalo Grove Park District. More information via WBBM NewsRadio can be found at Pride Parade Report

Chabad blanket event Dec. 5

The Jewish Women’s Circle of Northwest Suburban Chabad will sponsor “Blankets of Love” at the home of Pam Kaplan, 19309 West Tahoe Drive in Long Grove at  7:30 p.m. on Dec .5. Participants will make fleece blankets for special need children in Detroit.  For information, call (224) 522-5727 or email Renee Silverman at Renee.Silverman@gmail.com.

Village details mailbox replacement procedures

Residents whose mailbox and/or post were damaged during recent snow removal operations can have the mailbox or post replaced by the village. The village’s policy is for the mailbox and/or post to be replaced by the Village with a standard mailbox and wooden wolmanized 4"x4" post. If a resident does not want the standard mailbox and wants to replace their designer mailbox, they are eligible for a  $50 reimbursement.

While Public Works is collecting downed tree limbs and branches, residents may receive a temporary construction "horse" with a mailbox. Residents with questions should contact Public Works Department about damaged mailboxes at 847-459-2545 during normal business hours, or the Police Department non-emergency number at 847-459-2560 after hours.

Buffalo Grove company announces major acquisition

Buffalo Grove based PPC Flexible Packaging, LLC, a leading provider of custom flexible packaging for specialty food and healthcare markets, has acquired  Payson, Utah–based Temkin International. Full details are at PPC Flexible acquisiton

Fire Department asks residents to keep fire hydrants clear

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department is asking residents to clear fire hydrants of snow. The Fire Department says firefighters need a 3-foot circle around the fire hydrant and a 3-foot wide path from the street to the hydrant.

Yard waste pick-up ends Dec. 14

Yard waste collection ends Friday, Dec. 14. Landscape waste should be contained in 32-gallon special yard waste paper bags or 32-gallon rigid, unlined waste containers marked with an 'X'. For more information, click here, or contact the Village of Buffalo Grove at 847-459-2500.

ENCORE! presents Holiday Harmonies concerts

Encore!, a vocal ensemble of the Buffalo Grove Park District, presents Holiday Harmonies, a one-hour musical program featuring the sounds of the season on Sunday, Dec. 16, beginning at 2 p.m.
Enjoy timeless holiday tunes, including fresh new twists on some of the most popular classics. Encore! welcomes members of the Stevenson High School Choral Department as special guests for this performance. The program will conclude with an audience sing-along. Those who attend are asked to bring a canned good to donate, to be delivered to the Vernon Area Food Pantry.
Complimentary hot cocoa will be served, along with candy canes. Tickets are on sale now at bgencore.org, or at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove, during regular business hours. All tickets are $5 in advance and $8 at the door. For more information, call the Community Arts Center at 847-850-2175.

From the Police reports

** A 52-year-old Highwood man was charged with retail theft after police say he allegedly stole two bottles of Johnny Walker Green Label Scotch Whisky from Woodman’s Market. It was the man’s second arrest for retail theft since October when Glenview police arrested him.

** A resident in the 400 block of Hawthorne Road filed a complaint with police after an Amazon driver allegedly made it difficult for him to back out of his driveway.  The resident told police he and the driver had a verbal altercation during which the Amazon driver said the resident called him the “N” word. The driver left before police arrived.

** Police report that several administrators in District 102 received phone calls from a man who “rants and raves” about being called about the school cancelation on Monday, Nov. 26. Police reports say the man was upset because he does not have any children attending school.

** A resident in the 100 block of Mohawk Trail told police he received an email confirming delivery of a new laptop computer.  However, upon checking, no item was found.

** A resident in the 600 block of Hapsfield Lane told police that she observed a man pulling on locked doors in the Chatham East Condominium development. The woman told police the man was trying to access the interior doors to several buildings.  In a separate incident the woman said a female claiming to be a representative of ComEd arrived at her condo looking for payment for a  bill. The woman, described as “raggy looking,” looked around the condo at the furnishings.  She told the resident that another condo owner let her in.

** A resident who lives in the 2400 block of Apple Hill Lane told police someone entered his home on Nov. 25. While police reports indicate there were no signs of forced entry, the resident reported more than $3,000 in cash and jewelry missing. Police say it appears the intruders gained access through a basement window.

** A resident in the 1400 block of Mill Creek Drive told police he received threatening calls from a woman who said she was an agent from Social Security and that there was a warrant for his arrest for “drug trafficking.” He was told to pay the fines with $950 in Google Play cards. The woman also gave him a number to call to verify the warrant.  The number was answered as “Buffalo Grove Police” and the man was told FBI agents would be stopping by his house if he didn’t pay the fine. The man was told by police that there were no warrants issues for his arrest.

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