Man faces two charges after fight

A wheeling man was charged with criminal damage to property and criminal trespass to a residence after he allegedly stormed into a residence in the 1700 block of Ashford Circle Jan. 27. Police reports said the man broke through the glass front door looking for a female. Once in the house the man, police say, was going toward the bedrooms.  He was tackled by a friend of the homeowner who was at the residence at the time.  The man and intruder exchanged blows before the intruder freed himself and exited the residence.  Police reports indicate that situation escalated when the Wheeling man was looking for his cousin, who was visiting the house. The Wheeling man was unable to reach the woman, whom he thought as being held against her will.
** Police were called to a residence in the 100 block of Cloverdale after a resident  complained that his neighbor was blowing snow into his yard.  The man also complained that his neighbor’s Comcast cable was also on his fence. Police told the man that frozen ground probably made it difficult for Comcast to bury the cable.
** A real estate agent called police after a man stormed into a home she was showing, damaging the wall because her clients parked their vehicles in front of house which, he said, may impede snow removal efforts by the village. Police say the vehicles were legal parked. According police reports, the man “was admonished for his behavior” after which he agreed to find a more civil solution.

Village Board meeting Monday – A Committee of the Whole meeting is set for  7:30 p.m. Monday in the Jeffrey Braiman Council Chambers at Village Hall. The agenda can be found at Feb. 4 agenda.

Cops have big plans for ‘the big game’ -- The Buffalo Grove Police Department will conduct special patrols during Super Bowl weekend to keep impaired drivers off the roads and encourage more people to wear their seat belts.
The messages are familiar and simple; Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or
Ticket.
“We want the community to enjoy the Super Bowl game and festivities, but to do so responsibly. All it takes is a game plan. Before you go to a party or gathering, decide if you’re drinking or driving – do not do both,” Traffic Sergeant Michelle Kondrat, says. “Officers will also be patrolling for compliance with seat belt laws, so motorists are reminded to buckle up.”
The Super Bowl enforcement effort is made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Village gets funds for infrastructure improvements.  The federal and governments have approved $10 million in funds for improved streets and water distribution systems. The report is at Village gets funds for infrastructure work

Prairie View Metra station plan public open house set -- The Village of Buffalo Grove invites all residents and stakeholders to attend an open house for the Prairie View Station area plan from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at The Arboretum Club, 401 Half Day Road in Buffalo Grove
This plan will ultimately guide future development and infrastructure, while taking into consideration the opportunities and challenges of unincorporated, commercial and residential areas around the Metra station in the northern part of Buffalo Grove. View the meeting's flier Prairie View meeting information. For more information about this project and to sign up for its mailing list, visit prairieviewbg.com. This website will be routinely updated to announce public engagement activities, project updates, and other related news. For specific questions and comments, please contact principal planner Nicole Woods at 847-459-5539 or nwoods@vbg.org.

Water, Sewer and Sanitary Sewer Rate Increases -- Village of Buffalo Grove residents are reminded that the February water and sewer utility bills will reflect a water and sewer rate increase of .25 cents per thousand gallons. The new combined rate is $6.37 per thousand gallons consumed. These new rates were effective January 1, 2019. Additionally, Lake County has increased the sanitary sewer fee rate from $4.00 to $4.08 - also effective January 1. The Village of Buffalo Grove is required to collect sanitary sewer fees on behalf of Lake County. The summer sewer credit will still be calculated at 120-percent of the non-summer consumption, October through May, and applied to the billing cycles June through September.
The sanitary sewer rate change affects Lake County residents living in Buffalo Grove. Cook County residents utilize the sanity sewer system run by the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD), which is a separate government body. Cook County residents pay for this service through MWRD's tax levy. For questions, please contact the Finance Department at 847-459-2500.

Weiland, Lake Cook Road construction projects set-- The upcoming road construction season will include two major Buffalo Grove road improvements for Weiland Road and Lake Cook Road. Both projects are expected to start in the summer of 2019. Lake County will be managing the reconstruction of Weiland Road from Lake Cook Road to Aptakisic Road and Cook County will be managing the Lake Cook Road reconstruction from Raupp Boulevard to Hastings Drive. Utility relocation has begun for both projects and will continue through the spring and summer of 2019.
The Village has launched an informational website that will provide up-to-date information regarding each project. Please visit lakecookweiland.com for updates, schedules and other information during construction. Stakeholders can sign up on the website to be notified of when major activities will take place.     
In addition, the Village will be hosting public informational meetings prior to the start of these projects. Dates will be announced when more information is released by Lake and/or Cook counties regarding construction timelines.

Village Board candidate debate March 5 --  Buffalo Grove and Stevenson high school civic students, along with the League of Women Voters, moderate a Buffalo Grove Village Board candidate debate, from 6 to 9 p.m. on Tuesday, March 5. The debate is sponsored by the Journal and Topics, and will be held at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. Nine candidates are running for three open village trustee seats, and two candidates are running for Village President.
Residents can get more information on how to submit questions, go to debate info.

Storm days may mean more school days. Three days off in one week for severe weather is almost unprecedented. Area school officials say it may alter the remaining calendar for the 2018-19 school year. See Storm days and school days for more information.

Let the sunshine in? School District 96 wants to install solar panels and is working on a plan with Long Grove officials. Details are at Solar panels.

TAKE A LOOK AT…
Accolades – Outgoing Village Board  trustee Jeffrey Berman has been receiving recognition for his decades of service to the Village. See Accolades for Berman
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