Woman faces two charges for storage locker break-in

A 25-year-old Grayslake woman was arrested and charged with one count of criminal trespass to a building and one count of criminal damage to property after she allegedly climbed over a storage unit and entered it through the top to gain access to property after management put its own lock on the locker due to nonpayment. The woman, Ariel Barr, 25, said the locker was rented by a friend and told police that once she was in the unit, she used a wrench to remove bolts that were securing the latch and lock.
Police were called to the business after an employee told Barr that the unit was on the delinquent list and she was not on file as an authorized user. She is scheduled to appear in Lake County Court on Aug. 5.
           Tires stolen -- Twenty seven used racing tires were reported missing from a business in the 1200 block of Busch Parkway on July 23. The tires, worth between $10 and $15 each, were stored in an outside pick-up area where they are picked up by a reseller.
           At least someone is using the course -- Two residents reported their vehicles were damaged by errant golf shots near the Arboretum Golf Club.  One shot damaged the door of one car while another resident said his vehicle had a golf ball shaped dent in its window.
           Vandals damage vehicle -- A resident in the 600 block of Trace Drive reported that the front passenger window and rear window.  The resident said the car had been parked in the spot for a few months due to a coolant leak, but that was unrelated to the damage.
And now, the excuse of the week: Police say a driver who was stopped for a traffic violation said he was not wearing his seatbelt because he was grabbing for his Red Bull.
Community News

County mulls traffic plans in view of Rt. 53 extension demise
The Illinois Tollway announced recently that it will not complete the environmental impact statement (EIS) for the Tri-County Access (TCA) Project, formerly known as the IL Route 53/120 Project. The EIS was intended to be a comprehensive regional study conducted by the Illinois Tollway to evaluate potential environmentally and fiscally responsible solutions to ease regional traffic congestion in Lake, northern Cook and eastern McHenry counties.
Lake County will continue to advocate and work closely with the Illinois Department of Transportation, municipal, township and State elected officials to improve traffic congestion based on priorities identified in the Lake County State Highway Consensus Plan. The Lake County Board reaffirmed its commitment to addressing traffic congestion relief by adopting an updated strategic plan at its July board meeting.
The plan continues the emphasis on strategies and actions the County will take to support a sustainable transportation system. Learn more.

Schoenhoft named to Chamber post
The Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce (BGLCC) has a new executive director, Susan (Suzi) Schoenhoft. To learn more about her background and experience, New Chamber Executive Director.

BGHS alum makes $1 million donation – to thank a teacher
When it comes to thanking a teacher, Stephen Yacktman, a 1988 graduate, went above and beyond as detailed in this report and coverage.

Cops have busy July 4th
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has released the results for the Independence Day holiday period enforcement.
Police made one impaired driving arrest and issued 159 seat belt citations during the ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ and ‘Click It or Ticket’ safety campaigns. Police officers also arrested one driver for driving with a revoked driver’s license, wrote 32 distracted driving violations and 20 citations for speeding.
Law enforcement agencies throughout Illinois participated in this statewide effort to get drunk and drugged drivers off the roads and to encourage seat belt use. Buffalo Grove Police joined forces with more than 160 other state and local law enforcement agencies conducting the crackdown, which featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign.
The recent law enforcement effort was funded by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation as part of the statewide “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” and “Click It or Ticket” programs.
State Rep. Didech hosting youth program
Illinois State Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59), of Buffalo Grove, is hosting a forum for local high school and college-aged students who want to share their thoughts on the future of the state and country by participating in his first Youth Advisory Council meeting at 2:30 p.m. this Saturday, July 27, at the Vernon Area Library, 300 Olde Half Day Road, Lincolnshire. More information is at Didech youth meeting

Gaming growing in suburbs
More suburbs, including Buffalo Grove, are allowing video gaming. The impact is covered in this report from Pioneer Press.

Village finance reports available
The Village has issued its Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR), Popular Annual Financial Report (PAFR) and Annual Treasurer's Report for the fiscal year ending December 31st, 2018. These financial statements can be found here; physical copies are available at Village Hall during normal business hours.
The CAFR is the annual audited financial statement for the Village. The PAFR is a summary of the CAFR, designed to be more easily read by the general public.
Contact the Finance Department with any inquiries by calling 847-459-2500 or emailing  bgfinance@vbg.org.

Increased rainfall topic of Lake County program
Over the last few years, Lake County has been experiencing more frequent and stronger rainfall events, and as a result, the precipitation has broken records, caused millions of dollars in damage to properties, and obstructed the lives of Lake County residents and visitors. The Lake County Stormwater Management Commission invites individuals interested in hearing more about how increased rainfall is impacting Lake County to attend the public information meeting on Aug. 8. Find out more here.

Village offering ways to receive information
The Village is offering several ways for interested persons to get village news. In addition to print newsletters are delivered to residents and local businesses six times a year, there are a variety of social media channels, Enewsletters and an emergency notification system available. Interested? Just click on one of the links for more information or to register.

National Night Out Aug. 6
The National Night Out is Tuesday, Aug. 6.  Residents can join the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire Departments, along with Village staff at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road in Buffalo Grove. Hosted by the Buffalo Grove Park District, the event runs from 5 to 8 p.m. includes games, free food, giveaways and live music from Motown Nation. In the event of inclement weather, call the Buffalo Grove Park District rainout hotline for more information at (847) 235-6857.
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