Police probe robbery, battery at hotel

A Buffalo Grove woman was allegedly robbed by two men while staying at the Extend A Stay hotel on Busch Parkway Jan. 21. Reports say the woman was walking back from a smoking break when two men approached her from behind and pushed her down. Reports say the men took the woman’s purse, $200 USC and a debit card. Police say the card was used for two Uber rides and an attempt to withdraw $400. Police speculate one of the men involved may have been involved in another incident at the hotel.
Police previously responded to the hotel in response to an altercation between two guests. Police reports say one knocked on the door of another guest due to what reports say was excessive noise. One guest, who was on the third floor, knocked on the door of a room on the first floor to complain about the noise. The guest in the first-floor room told police that he was struck in the face at least once by the unidentified man who may have been his girlfriend’s ex-boyfriend. This followed a period when, police reports say, the two men and a woman went outside to smoke before returning to the room before the altercation occurred. The man who was struck later told police he was hit as many as four times. He declined to file charges.
** Police responded to a complaint at a nursing facility in the 100 block of Weiland Road after a visitor grabbed a resident jacket collars after tripping over the resident’s wheel chair. Nursing home officials said police were called so a report could be made with the Illinois Department of Health. The visitor told police he grabbed the resident because he has neuropathy in his feet and didn’t want to fall and grabbed the man to keep from falling.
** A disagreement of a $1.50 piece of sushi resulted in a complaint to police. The owner of a sushi restaurant in the 150 block of McHenry Road said a customer objected to being charged the $1.50 for a piece of sushi he didn’t eat after buying an all-you-can eat meal. The owner told police that the restaurant’s policy is to charge a “carry out fee” for leftover items. Police report the customer agreed to pay the bill.
** Police are investigating a residential burglary in the 100 block of Wakefield Lane after the resident reported items, including a mens watch and presidential coins missing from the home. Police speculate that intruders may have gained access after finding the homeowner’s keys in a parking lot and determining the address by going through her car.
** A 19-year-old Buffalo Grove man was charged with domestic battery after throwing things in his mother’s apartment, one of which hit his 63-year-old mother. Police reports say the man ripped a door handle off a door and threw it at his mother. The man was agitated when police arrived and declined to talk with him saying “just arrest me.”
** Police responded to a grocery store in the 40 block of Half Day Road in response to an employee dispute. A 33-year-old Buffalo Grove man allegedly shoved another employee causing him to fall. Reports say the BG man was upset because the other employee was using a pallet jack that he preferred to use. Store management declined to file charges and said they would handle the incident internally.
Election 2019
Candidates forum set. -- The Journal-Topics is sponsoring a candidates forum on March 5 for the nine residents running for the Village Board.  Details are at: Candidates forum
Four vie for D125 seats -- Four residents of Stevenson High School District 125 are seeking spots on the School Board. Stevenson candidates
Village News

NWCH plans major revamping of facilities at Lake-Cook & Rt. 83.  Plans, which were presented to the Village Board Monday night, call for the existing professional building and immediate care center to be razed and replaced. The plans will be reviewed by the  NWCH Plans
Link Crossing plans get Board OK. – Construction is set to begin in the near future on Links Landing. Village officials expressed concern about the flow of construction traffic and will monitor it once the project begins. Link Crossing Info.
Didech opens local office -- Newly elected state rep Daniel Didech has opened an area office. Didech Office
Damaged Mailboxes May Be Eligible for Repair/Replacement -- During snow removal efforts, mailboxes may unfortunately be damaged or even knocked down by snow plows - but there is a way to address this issue. If the damage was caused by Buffalo Grove Public Works, the Department will repair or replace mailboxes and support posts that have been damaged. Until the time that these repairs or replacements can be completed, Public Works will provide a temporary post and mailbox so the resident can receive mail.
The Department does not complete repairs caused by thrown snow. Additionally, no repairs or replacements will be completed on mailboxes or support posts that have been improperly installed. Mailbox installation guidelines and diagrams can be obtained at the Public Service Center upon request by calling (847) 459-2545. Different areas of the Village may receive snow removal services from alternative units of government, such as Lake or Cook counties, or the Illinois Department of Transportation, among others. Please visit this link for more information and to report a mailbox that was damaged or knocked down. 

Snow Removal Update -- Due to the recent snowfall, residents may find a build-up of snow at the ends of their driveways. While this may create a nuisance, there are reasons why this occurs. All streets are plowed to create drivable lanes for commuters/emergency equipment, and then plowed again to the curbs, which allows drainage to run down the curb and not in the street once melting begins or rain follows. If snow is not pushed all the way to the curb, melting snow and rain could pose a re-freezing issue if or when temperatures drop below freezing. 
Snow is also plowed all the way to the curb to prevent residents from having to shovel/snow blow beyond the curb and into the street to create access to their driveways. Residents are always encouraged to try and remove the freshly plowed snow before re-freezing occurs and the deposits turn into ice or hard packed snow.
Planning of Road Construction Projects Underway -- Despite the colder temperatures and snowy conditions, planning for the 2019 road construction season is underway and will include two major road improvements within Buffalo Grove. Planned start dates will be this summer. The projects include the reconstruction of Weiland Road from Lake Cook Road to Aptakisic Road, and from Raupp Boulevard to Hastings Drive. Utility relocation, such as ComEd, AT&T and others, has already begun for both projects and will continue throughout the spring/summer of 2019. The Village has launched an informational website that will provide up-to-date information regarding each project. Visit  lakecookweiland.com for project updates, schedules and other information during the construction. Stakeholders can sign up on the website to be notified when major activities will take place.
BG singer auditions Tuesday -- The BG Singers, a 70 member community chorus, is seeking select voice parts for their 27th season.  Auditions will be held from 6 - 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday, at the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove. For the audition, singers should prepare a song to be performed either a cappella, with a recorded track, or with a provided accompanist.  Singers will be expected to follow a score and have some vocal/choral experience. Auditions are booked by appointment only.  Contact Linda Rosen at (847) 682-4632 or lrosen2825@att.net for more information, or to reserve your audition slot.
School News
Cafeteria food only. Students in D214, which includes Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools, will not allow students to have meals delivered by ride share companies or firms like GrubHub. D214 to ban food deliveries
Local seventh grader says pride goes beyond the parade. Pride parade brings message.

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