Report calls Buffalo Grove one of the country's safest cities
Buffalo Grove has once again been named one of the safest cities in America, according to a new report by NeighborhoodScout. Based on the latest national data available for communities with 25,000 residents or more, the report ranked the Village tenth out of the list of 100 cities across the U.S.
The report was compiled based on the latest national data available for the calendar year 2017 and includes metrics on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents, which includes burglary, larceny-theft, motor vehicle theft, murder, rape, armed robbery and aggravated assault. The number of total crimes reported per city and population are considered for the rankings. The report indicates that Buffalo Grove's total crime rate for 2017 was 5.7 percent, with 235 crimes having been reported.
CAPABLE Program for Seniors
The Village of Buffalo Grove is now participating in a new program for senior citizens. The Northwest Suburban Community Aging in Place Advancing Better Living for Elders (CAPABLE) program is available to residents 65 years of age and older, and aims to help seniors live independently in their home, while more fully engaging in daily activities. Eligible participants will receive regular home visits from an occupational therapist, a nurse and a handyman over a four-month period. Click here to learn more about eligibility requirements and program details, or call North West Housing Partnership at 847-969-0561 for more information.
Volunteers sought for Farmers Market
A meeting to plan the 10th year of the Buffalo Grove Farmers Market is scheduled for 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Village Hall-lower level 7pm. New members are welcome
Village offers ‘safe zones’ for online purchases
The Buffalo Grove Police Department offers two of these ‘safe zones’ for internet purchases; one is located inside the Police Department lobby, which allows the transaction to be recorded on both video and audio, in addition to providing a well-lit area for the exchange to take place. The second zone is in the parking lot on the west side of the police station, which is video recorded only. The station is located at 46 Raupp Boulevard in Buffalo Grove. The Daily Herald reported details Internet safe zones.
Community engagement director hot topic
A lengthy discussion about a proposed community engagement director sparked a lot of questions. The Daily Herald’s report is at Community Engagement Director
Concerts set at Stevenson
The SHS Music Department will hold three concerts the week of Jan. 14-18 featuring current SHS students and students from feeder schools. Full details are at Consortium music concerts
Hosts for German Students needed
Learn about another country and culture without leaving home by hosting a student from Germany in March. Stevenson will be welcoming 15 English-speaking high schoolers from Max-Born-Gymnasium in Germering, Germany from March 3-15, and host families are needed. Details are at German student hosts
Stevenson set for ‘food fight’ with Lake Zurich
To promote the opening of its new location in Lake Zurich, McAlister's Deli has cooked up a "rivalry" fundraiser between Stevenson and Lake Zurich high schools. Information is at Food Fight
Sexual assault, abuse topic of D96 workshops
Dist. 96 plans workshops on sexual assault and abuse awareness and prevention curriculum for grades pre-K through 12 Details and schedules are at Dist. 96 workshops.
From the Police Reports
** A Palatine woman contacted police telling them an employee of a local movie theater spat on her. The alleged incident occurred after the woman and her children were admitted to the theater and subsequently asked to have their purses and bags searched for outside food. They were told they couldn’t bring the food in. While waiting for the movie to begin, the woman said the employee again approached them an “yelled” at one of the children for bringing more outside food in to the theater. The woman said she attempted to talk to the employee, but that she continued to yell at the children and was “spitting” on her while talking. The woman decided to leave and requested a refund, which was denied. The woman said she didn’t think the employee intentionally spat on her, but said she was “extremely rude and disrespectful.” The manager told police she though the woman was rude and disrespectful and yelled at her. The manager said there are several signs indicating “no refunds.”
** Police are investigating a case of counterfeiting. An employee at a restaurant in the 700 block of south Buffalo Grove Road said a man, described as a male African-American around 24 years of age, gave the employee what appeared to be a $100 for a $10.30 purchase. The employee contacted police about the nature of the bill. Police said it appeared to be thinner than a regular bill. Using a counterfeit banknote detection pen, police noticed that while it was a real bill, it appeared to have been altered as they noticed Alexander Hamilton as the watermark. Hamilton appears on the $10 while Benjamin Franklin appears on the $100.
** An employee of a trucking firm in the 300 block of west Dundee told police that he has not received payment on a leased trailer for the past three months. The person who leased the trailer has not responded to phone calls.
** A man called police to regarding a homeless person who was living in the church with which the man is associated. Police found that man who admitted to living in the attic of the church early November. The homeless man was instructed to gather his belongings which included a mattress, cooking supplies, heater, computer and monitor, video games and a game console, bags of belongings and other items. The man was directed to a nearby PADS location.
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