Resident faces two counts of battery

From the police reports

** A Buffalo Grove man was charged by Buffalo Grove police with two counts of domestic battery after an incident March 24. The incident occurred, police say, after the man’s wife returned home from a party during which someone hit her car. Police reports indicate that the man became upset and had a physical altercation with his wife.

** A Palatine man was charged with two counts of DUI after he was found slumped over the wheel of his car at a drive-through teller at a bank. Buffalo Grove Police and paramedic responded and found that the man apparently had been drinking. His blood alcohol content (BAC) was .243 on one analysis and at a  .306 on a Breathalyzer. Illinois' legal BAC level is .08. He is scheduled to appear in Lake County court on April 17.

** A Gurnee woman was charged with endangerment to a child in a January incident in which she left a child in an unattended vehicle for 45 minutes. She has an April 5 court date in Lake County court.

** Buffalo Grove Police assisted Wheeling police in responding to a complaint of a homeless man in a field on South Elmhurst Road. BGPD became involved when the man, by using a series of extension cords, was “stealing” electricity from a church in the 300 block of south Buffalo Grove Road. The man was charged with criminal trespassing.

** Buffalo Grove Police did a check on 20 retail liquor license holders to see if there were any incidents of selling to minors. No violations were reported.

** A resident in the 1400 block of Johnson Drive reported a package with a value of more than $500 stolen from his front door.

** Police responded to a complaint of an altercation between three men at a restaurant in the 2700 block of Main Street. Reports say the men had been drinking elsewhere and were outside the restaurant when the altercation began. Despite one man allegedly having a knife and fleeing, police reports say, after reviewing surveillance video, there was inconclusive evidence of a crime and no complaint was filed.

** Forcible entry – resident reported forcible entry in the 200 block of West Fox Hill Drive. While it appeared, police say, that drawers were ransacked, a list of missing items was not provided.

** A resident in the 800 block of Grove drive reported two tires slashed. Each tire was valued at $200.

** An argument between two employees at a business in the 300 block of Lexington drive may have led to four tires being slashed. No charges were filed.

** Police were called in response to criminal damage to property after a man through a telephone breaking its glass screen. The incident followed an argument between two men when one got a call and then had the other man talk on the phone. He became agitated and threw the phone.

Village Board meeting Monday
The Buffalo Grove Village Board will have a Committee of the Whole meeting at 7:30 p.m. in the Jeffrey Braiman Council Chambers at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. The agenda can be found at April 1 meeting agenda

Pot hole patching in high gear

Patching has begun along arterial and secondary streets. The schedule will continue into April 2019; crews will start filling large holes on the first run, and finish patching of cracks and smaller holes on the second run. 
Large arterial streets and roads that run through the Village (such as Dundee, Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Aptakisic and Lake Cook roads, Milwaukee Avenue, Deerfield Parkway and Half Day Road) are maintained by, and are the responsibility of, outside agencies' departments of transportation (DOT) including Lake County DOT, Cook County DOT and Illinois DOT. 

Tree trimming begins
The Highland Grove and Highland Point subdivisions are where the Buffalo Grove Forestry Section began the cycle tree trimming this week, and there are 2,249 trees to be trimmed in this area. Please click this map to view the total trimming area. Once completed, crews will move to the areas east of Highland Grove, and then work their way west.

Residential mailbox repair under way
During the severe winter weather, resident mailboxes may have been damaged. The Public Works Department is replacing mailboxes and posts previously inspected and determined to be damaged by Village snow plows. Replacements are expected to be completed by the end of April. For more information about the Village's damaged mailbox policy, click here.  

Early voting ends Monday
Early voting for Tuesday’s election ends Monday. Click here for more information about voting in Cook County, and here for Lake County voting information. The polls are open on Election Day from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. For more information about the candidates running for the Buffalo Grove Village Board, click here to watch the recent candidate forum video.

BGPD looking for officers
 The Buffalo Grove Police Department, is hiring police officers.
Applicants must be between 21 and 35 years of age at the time of the last date for filing applications, except as otherwise provided by statute, and all who apply must have a high school diploma or equivalent. Those 20 years of age who have completed two years of law enforcement studies at an accredited college or university may be considered.
Those applying should be in good physical condition and will be required to pass a fitness test, written test, oral examination, background investigation, and a polygraph test. After a conditional offer of employment, successful candidates must pass comprehensive medical and psychological tests, prior to appointment.
Those interested are required to attend an orientation meeting immediately prior to the written exam at 9 a.m. on Saturday, June 1 at the Buffalo Grove Park District Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove.
Interested individuals are encouraged to participate in a ride-a-long, where they will spend time with a patrol officer and experience policing in Buffalo Grove. Please contact Sergeant Brian Spolar to discuss ride-a-long requests at

Election 2019
Village Board President race
Voters will decide three trustee positions and the Village Board presidency in Tuesday’s election. Village President Race

School Board races
 In addition to municipal posts, elections for school board members are being held in Districts 96 and 125. Coverage has included District 125 election and School District 96 election

Take a look at...
Buffalo Grove’s newest centenarian is still going strong. Meet Ann Gusak

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