New year's week brings schedule changes

From the village

Village Hall holiday closures
Buffalo Grove Village Hall will close early at 3 p.m. on New Year's Eve, Monday, Dec. 31 and will be closed on New Year's Day, Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. Normal Village Hall business hours will resume on Wednesday, Jan. 2 from 8:00 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

Waste pickup schedule for next week
Due to the New Year's holiday, garbage pickup will be delayed by one day for some Buffalo Grove residents during the week of Dec. 31. Residents who have waste pickup on Monday will be unaffected. Those who normally have waste pickup on Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday will have pickup delayed by one day. For example, if the normal pickup day is on Tuesday, Waste Management (WM) will pick up on Wednesday; if the normal pickup day is Wednesday, pickup will occur Thursday, and so on.
Holiday trees will be picked up curbside and recycled during the normal WM pickup day during the first two full weeks of January. For more information, call WM at 800-964-8988 or visit

Carbon monoxide safety tips
The Buffalo Grove Fire Department reminds residents to take safety precautions relating carbon monoxide (CO) gas, which is nicknamed the 'silent killer' because it cannot be seen or smelled. CO alarms should be installed outside of every sleeping area and should be tested at least once per month. If a CO alarm sounds in a home, residents must get fresh air immediately and then call 9-1-1 from a fresh air location. During and after a snowstorm, residents should make sure vents for dryers, furnaces, stoves and fireplaces are clear of snow. For more safety tips, please visit Carbon Monoxide Info.

From the Police reports
** A 29-year-old Wheeling man was charged with one count of battery following an altercation in a parking lot at buffalo grove and Dundee roads.  According to police reports two men were arguing about comments posted on Facebook when punches were thrown. Neither man was seriously hurt, but charges were filed.
** A 20-year-old Vernon Hills man faces four charges after a traffic stop on Arlington Heights Road. The man was charged with driving with a revoked or suspended license, speeding, driving a motor vehicle without insurance and possession of less than 10 grams of marijuana.  The man told police that his speedometer was “f---ed up” and that his license was also “f--ed up” Police found a vape cartridge in his vehicle with traces of THC oil.
** Police received a complaint about a dog, a Rottweiler, running loose.  Resident was told of requirements to keep the dog in the yard.
           ** Dog put down.  A pit bull that attacked two women last week was euthanized according to a report in the Chicago Tribune / Countryside. Pit bull update 

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