Police reports / pension ruling / trash & recycling proposal

Police are investigating a burglary in the 400 block of Farrington Ct.  Residents told police that when they returned home, they found the front door unlocked and several items in disarray.  A door leading to their elevator that is normally locked was observed to be ajar.
Police reports say two rear sliding doors were open. Several rooms were ransacked and drawers open and contents strewn around. It appeared that clothing and jewelry may have been taken as well.

A Buffalo Grove man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly removed price tags from sale items, including multi grain bread,  and placed them on merchandise offered for sale at full retail value at Woodman’s Market. In addition to the theft charge, the man also received a ‘trespass warning’ and told not to return to Woodman’s.
Court rules for full pension: A judge has awarded the widow of fire fighter Kevin Hauber full pension benefits.  Hauber died of colon cancer last January. Judge awards full pension to widow

Enhanced trash, recycling collection under consideration: A new contract with Waste Management may offer residents additional recycling services as well as higher monthly bills.  Enhanced garbage and recycling services

School News

COPS to train D21 staff in active response: The Buffalo Grove Police Department (BGPD) has once again joined with administrators from Community Consolidated School District 21 (CCSD21) to provide active threat response training to school teachers and staff. The BGPD has participated in this proactive, ongoing training since early 2018.
The goal of this partnership is to improve security measures throughout the district, while providing teachers and staff with continuing education on how to be best prepared in the event of an active threat. Recommendations on security cameras, locking mechanisms and general safety tips have been discussed during CCSD21’s Safety and Security Committee meetings and Safety and School Design Committee meetings.
In the coming weeks, BGPD officers will lead CCSD21 educators and staff through scenarios that are designed to evoke different responses to a threat. Topics such as lockdowns, barricading rooms, evacuating and countering threats will be discussed and demonstrated.

ASHS cost per student ranks high: According to the Lake County Gazette, Stevenson High School spent over $19,600 per student last year. Stevenson High School's cost per student

Meanwhile, in D102: The Gazette reports D102 spent around $14,800 per student at that school, which is a decrease from the previous year.  D120 cost per student

Music booster fund raiser: The D103 Music Boosters invites parents and students to an Evening of Music 6 to 9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 16, Estonian House Inc, 14700 Estonian Ln, Riverwoods. Please visit the D103 Music Boosters website for more information on the event.

Around Town

AARP tax preparation assistance: Taxpayers over age 60 with low-to-middle incomes are eligible to sign up for free income tax preparation by AARP. This tax assistance is intended to handle simple returns that can be completed in approximately one hour. Appointments are available Thursdays at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, from Feb. 7 - April 11. Residents can register in person at the Alcott Center, or by calling 847-850-2100. AARP and the IRS requires a Social Security card for all people on the tax return (including dependents), and a government-issued photo ID for all taxpayers (both spouses); 2017 tax returns are also recommended.

Apply today for the Citizens Police Academy
Registration is now open for the Buffalo Grove Citizen's Police Academy. This eight-week course will begin on Wednesday, February 27, 2019, and will meet for one, three-hour meeting each week. Academy students will have the opportunity to learn about different aspects of police work, including traffic crash investigation, crime scene processing, firearms safety and more. Residents must be 21 years and over to participate. To learn more or apply, click here. Questions can be directed to Crime Prevention Officer Amy Cholewa at acholewa@vbg.org.

Take a look at: A 12-year 7th grader has found a way to remember her grandmother by combining a love of baking and charity. See Melissa's Bake-off
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