Man busted for breaking into car; his "baby mama" is not charged

Police Activity

 A Chicago man was charged with criminal trespass to a vehicle after an incident at the Extended Stay of America, 1525 E. Busch Pkwy.  Reports note that police were summoned to the motel on a report of vehicle theft. Responding officers spotted the vehicle in the motel’s parking lot when the charged man exited the vehicle. Upon noticing officers, the man, reports note, began to walk away from the car at which time police were able to apprehend him. He later told police that he had no involvement with the theft and that he was staying at the hotel, note reports, “with his baby mama.” He told police he stepped outside to have a cigarette. The man who reported the vehicle missing told police that the car was left unlocked, with the keys in it and, for good measure, the engine running. 
** Who were those unmasked people? Police responded to several complaints of people violating the state’s face mask/covering mandate. Officers responded to calls as Mariano’s, Walgreens in response to anonymous callers’ complaints. Police were also doing spot checks and reminding store employees to tell customers to wear face coverings pursuant to the village order.
** Tires slashed.  A Buffalo Grove woman living in the 700 block of Trace Drive reported to police that three of her tires were slashed or cut. There were no surveillance cameras in the parking lot.
** Things must go better with Coke -- Employees at Woodman’s, 1550 Deerfield Pkwy., reported to police that a man was seen on videotape taking two 1.75-liter bottles of Don Julio Reposado tequila off the shelf and leaving without paying for them, which is why they contacted police. Reports say the man purchased some items and said “have a nice day” as he wheeled his cart out the door.  As he left, employees realized he had concealed the bottles of tequila. Reports also note that the man left with a 24-pack of Coca Cola.  The man is apparently a regular as employees recognized him from a previous visit when he, ready, stole alcohol.  It must be the real thing.

Community News
Village Board meets Monday
            The Village Board will host a regular board meeting at 7:30 p.m. tonight (Monday, May 4) on Zoom. To access the meeting, residents can go to this link May 4 Village Board meeting.  The agenda can be found here. The full agenda packet can be accessed at this link.

Color for a cop
According to village staff, “police officers miss seeing everyone out in the community due to the stay at home order.” Residents can provide officers a friendly “wave” to say hi by coloring a special greeting.
No template is needed. All residents (especially children) need to do is trace their hand onto a piece of paper, then color and decorate it however they want. They can include a message for anyone they’d like and then email the pictures and messages to so they can be shared on the village’s Facebook page. They can also be mailed to the Buffalo Grove Police, 46 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, Ill. 60089.

Village newsletter digital only
Due to changing information related to the COVID-19, the May/June 2020 Village News will be provided in a digital format. It will be available on the village website.

Schneider to host telephone town hall meeting Thursday
Congressman Brad Schneider (R-10) will host a bilingual telephone town hall with the option of live, simultaneous translation for Spanish-speaking listeners to discuss and answer questions related to the coronavirus.
This will be Schneider’s third telephone town hall during the coronavirus pandemic. More than 16,000 constituents have participated in the previous two telephone town hall events.
All residents of Illinois’ Tenth Congressional District are invited to participate from 4:50 to 5:50 p.m. (CDT) on Thursday, May 7.
To participate, constituents are invited to either sign-up ahead of time to receive a call using the form on, which is the recommended method. Residents can also participate by dialing in at (855) 859-7337 on Thursday evening.
The call will also offer live, simultaneous translation for Spanish-speaking listeners. To participate in Spanish, listeners should register at and press *0 after joining the call. Spanish-speaking participants may dial (855) 962-1312 on Thursday evening to directly connect to the Spanish call.
La reunión telefónica del Congresista Brad Schneider va a ofrecer interpretación simultánea para personas que hablan español. Para participar en español participantes pueden registrarse en el sitio y apretar *0 después de unirse a la llamada. Otra alternativa para participantes que quieren escuchar la llamada en español es marcar(855) 962-1312 a las 4:50pm CT el jueves 7 de mayo para conectarse directamente a la llamada en español.

Park District offerings virtual programs
The Buffalo Grove Park District is offering a variety of virtual recreation programs online during May.
These programs begin May 4 are available to both residents and nonresidents for one low fee.  Registration is open and is being done online only. 
If you have an online registration account, register as you normally would for Park District programs.  If you need to set up an account, you can do so by clicking the button below. 
Because the Park District staff is working remotely from home, it may take over 24 hours to set up your account.  Once your account is created by our staff, you will receive an email with your login information. If you have any questions, please click this link to contact the registration staff.

School News
It’s not just a homework assignment – it’s a public service
            Fashion students at Buffalo Grove High School, thanks to donations from JoAnn Fabrics and Crafts of Arlington Heights which donated more than 70 yards of fabric, are making face masks. The project, according to a District 214 press release which ran in the Daily Herald, is coordinated by Family & Consumer Science teacher Ronna Pflanz.

Longtime D96 art teacher wins award
            Christopher Morris, an art instructor at Prairie Elementary School for the past 22 years, is one of 15 art teachers nationwide to receive the Artsonia's 2020 Art Education Leadership Award.

D102 cited for music education
The NAMM Foundation named Aptakisic-Tripp School Dist. 102 in Buffalo Grove one of the “Best Communities for Music Education” in the United States for the sixth consecutive year according to a report in the Journal-Topics.
Dist. 102 is one of 754 school districts across the nation, and one of 19 in Illinois, to receive this award in 2020.

Student Voices

Here are links to the student newspapers at Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools.

Buffalo Grove High School Charger

Stevenson High School Statesman

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