Workplace confrontation results in battery, resisting arrest charges

From the Police Reports

A disruption at a Buffalo Grove based company resulted in the arrest of a Chicago man on Feb. 15.  Police were called to the company in the 700 block of Corporate Drive in response to a  “combative employee.” Upon arrival, police found the employee being restrained by company security officers. As BGPD officers attempted to arrest the man, according to police reports, he “flailed his legs and tensed his arms in resistance to being placed in handcuffs.” His resistance when officers attempted to search him before transporting him to the police station. Police say the incident started when the employee was sent home following a “behavioral workplace issue. Company officials, say police reports, had not planned to terminate the man, but when he began yelling vulgarities at management and employees, the decision to terminate him was made.
Reports say the man , made threatening gestures toward managers and that he allegedly “took a swing” at a manager. He was charged with battery/bodily harm and resisting/obstructing an officer.  He is to appear in Lake County Court April 17.
Campaign complaint – A resident in the 700 block of Thompson Blvd. reported four signs for a village board candidate were stolen. The complainant noted in his reports that several supporters of the candidate told him signs were stolen. No other reports were filed. The resident indicated they were willing to prosecute.
Police are investigating a car that was apparently taken from a local auto repair shop by a former employee. According to reports a manager at the facility said the employee was fired but allegedly managed to re-enter the building using a remote to retrieve the car, which was his.  Reports say the employee still owes $4,700 for the repairs.
** Attempted burglary – A resident in the 1200 block of Lockwood told police he noticed damage to her rear sliding door. Police reports say there was pry damage to the door, but no entry.
** A grocery store in the 700 block of Half Day Road reported “multiple Crest White Strip boxes” missing. The estimated value is $535.87 of the items which included six boxes of Crest whitening, on Crest Whitening Strips, two Crest 3D whitening strips and  4 Abreva treatment creams.
** Bird’s eye view – A resident reported to police that while raking her yard she found a plastic bag with a dead bird inside. The resident told police that she “believed someone threw the bag within the past few weeks. She said she does not suspect anyone but wanted to document the incident.

Community Notes

Pictured from left to right are
Deputy Village Manager Jennifer Maltas, Trustee Joanne Johnson,
Senator Julie Morrison, Village Manager Dane Bragg and Trustee David Weidenfeld.

Buffalo Grove officials visit state capitol
Village officials visited Springfield this week as part of the Northwest Municipal Conference Legislative Days program. Local leaders spoke with State Senator Julie Morrison and State Representatives Daniel Didech and Jonathan Carroll, as well as met with legislative leaders and Governor J.B. Pritzker. Key topics at the statehouse included proposals to consolidate public safety pensions, protecting local government revenue sources, property tax relief, Governor Pritzker's proposed income tax amendment and a potential future capital bill.

Water bill credit coming for some residential customers
Due to a software upgrade error, Buffalo Grove water customers who received bills in mid-March were overcharged. Instead of being charged the normal stormwater fee of $10.16, these single family/residential customers were charged $20.32 on this bill. The Village of Buffalo Grove is in the process of correcting this error. 
For residents who were overcharged and have already paid their current water bill, a credit of $10.16 will be applied to bills sent out in mid-May. For those who have not yet paid their current bill, $10.16 can be subtracted from the balance due when payment is submitted. Questions or concerns can be directed to Water Billing via email at or by calling 847-459-2500.

Rotary plans “Bowling with Buddies”
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove, in partnership with the Commission for Residents with Disabilities, will host Bowling with Buddies on Thursday, April 18, 2019, at Bowlero, 350 McHenry Rd., from 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. This is an exciting opportunity for children in 4th through 12th grade with special needs to enjoy a fun activity in a family-friendly environment, as they bowl with volunteer 'buddies'. Participants will receive free bowling, food and refreshments. To RSVP, and to fill out the online form, visit bgrotary.orgRegistration is limited to the first 100 applicants.

Farmers market planning meeting set – The Farmers Market Committee is holding a planning meeting at 7 p.m. on Tuesday at Village Hall. The Farmers Market opens Sunday, June 16 at Mike Rylko Park. For information, call 847-453-2530.

Health club may open in Cambridge Commons – A 24-hour fitness center is eyeing Cambridge Commons as a new location.  Details are at Health Club.

Buffalo Grove gets high marks from Niche.Com -- Buffalo Grove has been ranked No. 2 as the Best Suburb to Live in, and the Safest Suburb in the Chicago area, by
In addition to these top rankings, the neighborhood website also rated Buffalo Grove the No. 2 Best Place to Raise a Family in Illinois, and the No. 5 Place in America with the Best Public Schools. publishes yearly rankings for cities and villages. Factors considered in the rankings include crime rates, housing trends, diversity, quality of schools, cost of living, access to amenities, employment statistics, and overall quality of life.
Resident reviews also contribute to rankings, in addition to data from the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Census, the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the Centers for Disease Control, the Federal Bureau of Investigations, and others.

School Notes
Lighted schoolhouse set -- The PTO sponsored Daniel Wright Lighted Schoolhouse is scheduled for Friday, April 26. dancing, games and other activities are planned.
A $2,500 scholarship will be given to a qualifying eighth–grader in memory of former parent Dawn Anderson.

D103 offers scholarship -- The Dawn Anderson Scholarship was established in honor of Dawn Anderson who passed away in 2017. While her children progressed through the District 103 school system, Dawn followed them, volunteering for any and every school or teacher-based project available. Motivated by her love of children, Dawn continued volunteering after her children moved on in their education. To honor her legacy, the Learning Fund Foundation established the scholarship to recognize a D103 graduating eighth–grade student who displays a passion for volunteering and serving others. This $2,500 award must be used for education at a post–secondary school. For more information, please visit the Learning Fund Foundation's scholarship website page. The deadline to apply is Friday, May 31. Please contact the foundation at with questions.

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