Cops detail attempted burglary

Anthony Garcia, 25, of Rolling Meadows, was charged with residential burglary following an attempted burglary in the 900 block of Beechwood Road. Saturday, March 20. According to police, they received a call from homeowners regarding an unknown subject in their residence just before 8 p.m. The residents, who were not at home at the time, told police they received an alert from their video doorbell that showed a male subject on their property.

Responding officers responded located a damaged open window on the lower level of the residence and observed Garcia inside. Police say that despite repeated efforts to make contact with Garcia, he reportedly ignored attempts and fled to the basement of the residence where he barricaded himself.  Police say they provided Garcia numerous opportunities to respond to their requests, but he remained non-compliant.

Buffalo Grove police requested assistance from the Northern Illinois Police Alarm System (NIPAS) and other agencies.

Garcia was taken into custody after negotiations with him.

Buffalo Grove’s membership in NIPAS allows for officers specially trained in hostage or barricaded subject negotiations.

Phone swiped – A resident in the 0-100 block of Fabish Drive told police an iPhone she ordered from her cellular carrier was never delivered. Reports say the provider told the resident that the phone, valued at nearly $1,400, was reportedly delivered several weeks ago. The resident told police no phone was delivered.

Stupid is as stupid does Folks driving the roadways in the village continue to raise eyebrows.  In the past week, Buffalo Grove Police report two arrests for driving in a revoked or suspended license, one for DUI and one for driving without a license.


Community news and notes

Thompson, Brandywyn work resumes

Work on Thompson Boulevard and Brandywyn has resumed. This project includes storm sewer work and is expected to run through November, similar to the project in the same area during 2020.

A detour will be established for Thompson only on March 29, with work starting and focusing on that area at the same time.  A detour will follow on Brandywyn as well, however information on that will come to residents interested through the project specific E-newsletter.  The project and detours will run through November 2021.

This is the second of the three-year project, which is covered, in part, by $9.8 million in federal funding. Residents who live in the area of this project will receive a letter in the mail with additional details.

ITPLD offers virtual tours of Chicago attractions

Indian Trails Library is one of several public libraries participating in the Your City @Home program, which offers a series of virtual tours where you can explore places in Illinois.

On Saturday, April 3, participants can tour the Shedd Aquarium from 3-4 pm:

Meet the penguins that call Shedd home and discover why these birds are so amazing.

Your City @Home will present nine different programs, Saturdays through May 29.

Registration is available at this link.

Village mulls aid use

Buffalo Grove officials are considering how to spend $5 million in federal aid. According to then Journal & Topics, Village Manager said funds can generally be spent toward certain capital projects, infrastructure costs, broadband upgrades, as well as expenses related to public safety.

Rotary offers grants

The Buffalo Grove Rotary is offering one-time community grants of up to $2,500 for organizations planning to make a positive difference in Buffalo Grove. Recipients must demonstrate that efforts and initiatives can provide long-term and sustainable benefits for the Village, as well as for residents. The deadline to apply is Sunday, May 30. More information is at this link.

BG Delivers up and running

BG Delivers, the online business directory, has launched. It can be found at

This allows businesses to create an account and enter pertinent business information, including the location, hours, amenities, and any specials/sales/promotions. Businesses are responsible for adding and maintaining/updating their information. The village has started to encourage local businesses to participate through its business bulletin, targeted emails, and the “Here to Help” campaign. While the webpage is complete, it stills needs to be populated by the businesses.


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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