Longtime trustee DeAnn Glover dies
He added that “we are looking at doing some sort of memorial for my grandma in Buffalo Grove this summer.”
Funeral services for Ms. Glover will be Thursday, April 8 in Olathe, Kansas with burial April 10 in her native Kearney, Nebraska
‘Party’ leads to arrest – A Streamwood man was arrest and charged with theft and issuance of a warrant following an incident at the Extended Stay Hotel, 1525E. Busch Parkway. Police were summoned to the hotel in response to a complaint by a Prospect Heights woman who said she woke up on the floor of her room and found multiple items missing.
According to reports, the woman said she met the man and his girlfriend at a hotel on Chicago’s west side and drove them to the Extended Stay where, she told police, the three “partied” in the room. The woman denied using any illegal substance, except marijuana, and that she “passed out” at around 2 p.m. She at first told police she woke up at 4 p.m., but later said it was 7 p.m.
The woman said when she woke up, she tried to contact the man and his girlfriend regarding the missing property but, and this should not come as a surprise, they did not respond. The woman told police she was missing cosmetic products, clothing and perfume, a bank debit card and $400 in cash. The woman told police she believed she was drugged by the couple because, say reports, she didn’t “consume anything but marijuana.”
But the story doesn’t end there. Reports say that around 10 p.m. they were summoned to the Metra station on Commerce Court in response to a call by a cleaning crew that a male and female were using drugs inside the locked train station. When police arrived, they identified the couple as the one mentioned in the Extended Stay incident. During routine checking, Buffalo Grove police learned that the man, Joe Rojas, 36, of Streamwood, had an active bond forfeiture warrant for his arrest for retail theft by the Schaumburg Police.
During processing at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, officers contacted the woman who made the initial complaint at the Extended Stay. She identified items allegedly taken by Rojas and his girlfriend.
Police charged Rojas and his girlfriend with a local ordinance of theft. However, that wasn’t the end of Rojas’ problems. Reports say as he was trying to arrange for a ride home from the police department, he “continued to lose his balance, fall asleep and fall over.” Paramedics were called and transported him to Northwest Community Hospital.
There’s a footnote to this incident. In a separate incident, police were summoned to the Walgreen drug store at Lake-Cook and Buffalo Grove at 3:05 a.m. the day before in response to reports of a customer trying to check out even though she allegedly had “unpaid” merchandise in her purse. Police checked and found a bottle of spray cologne in her purse. She was given a trespass warning and told not to return to the store.
The woman? The same one who made the initial complaint at the Extended Stay.
This will impact the Yelp rating – Police were summoned to the Sheraton Four Points Hotel on Lake-Cook Road to quell a dispute between the manager and a guest. According to reports, the guest was complaining about not being able to use the pool despite being told all the times to use the pool were booked by other guests. He told police that his stay at the hotel did not meet his expectations and was voicing his displeasure and that he would be checking out that day. So there.
Phone scam hits resident – Scammers claiming to represent Norton and McAfee kept a Buffalo Grove resident on the phone for hours as part of the scam during which they allegedly tried to drain her bank account and force her to try and buy $5,000 worth of gift cards. The resident realized it was a scam thanks to quick thinking by a Target employee who recognized the bogus nature request. The resident contacted police who helped her contact the bank which indicated that no money was withdrawn from her account.
Altercation at gas station – Police were summoned to the Shell station at Lake-Cook and McHenry roads in response to a confrontation between two customers. According to reports, as one customer was backing his vehicle, another customer started honking his horn and calling the other customer a variety of derogatory names. The customer then threatened to fight the first man’s girlfriend who was seated in the front seat. Reports say that during the course of the argument, the second man hit the other man in the face with a gas pump and then sprayed gas on him. Reports say the first man responded by kicking the first man in the groin and then pulled a knife out his pants and pointed it at the second man in a “defensive manner.” After reviewing security video and listening to both sides, police opted not to file charges.
Man charged with burglary, theft – A month-long investigation led to the arrest of a 31-year-old Des Plains man after her allegedly stole a ring from a home in the 600 block of Farrington Drive. Reports say Anthony Miller was charged with one count of residential burglary and two counts of theft following an incident Feb. 14 when he allegedly posed as a water inspector in order to gain entrance into a home. Reported missing was a ring valued at $250. Reports say Miller was arrested at a gas station in the 200 block of west 31st street in Chicago.
Retail theft – A Wheeling man was charged with retail theft after he allegedly stole more than $325 worth of groceries from Woodman’s Market, 1525 Deerfield Rd. According to police reports the man said he went into the store purchase an item for his child. When he began looking around, reports say he started grabbing things he needed for his house and family. He then walked out of the store with a cart of goods without paying. As he waited outside the store for a ride, store officials stopped him and asked for his receipt. The man ran, but was located by police behind a nearby building.
From the roads again – Some folks don’t seem to understand various aspects of motor vehicle operation. Buffalo Grove police recently issued three tickets for driving on a revoked or suspended license, two for driving without a license and one each for driving without insurance, driving a vehicle with expired registration, one for speeding and, by the way, one for excessively tinted windows.
Community News and Notes
Buffalo Grove residents can vote on Tuesday, April to elect representatives for Village Board, school boards, library boards, townships and other positions. Lake County voter information is available here; Cook County voters can click here. Early voting is available until Monday, April 5. The polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. on Tuesday.
Village Board meets Monday
The Buffalo Grove Village Board will host a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 5. COW meetings are workshop meetings in which Village Board members and village staff discuss various issues and projects. The agenda for Monday’s meeting can be found here. There will be limited in-person attendance. The meeting will also be available online on Facebook or at this Zoom link.
Landscape waste pickup begins April 1
Waste Management will begin collecting yard waste on Thursday, April 1. Residents are reminded of the following guidelines for yard waste collection:
· It should be put out in 32-gallon special yard waste paper bags or 32-gallon rigid, unlined waste containers marked with a 12-inch "X" on it.
· Only grass clippings, leaves, vegetative plants, brush and small trees are allowed.
· It does not include indoor plants, flower arrangements, trees larger than 3.5 inches in diameter, dirt, stones, pine cones or sod
Library plans used book sale
The Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling, will have a “Pop-Up Used Book Sale” from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 17. The sale, which will be in the front of the Library, will include adult fiction and nonfiction, children’s fiction and nonfiction as well as adult materials in Spanish, Russian, Polish and other languages.
Masks are required and social distancing will be enforced. Payment will be by cash or checks only.
Golf courses now open
Buffalo Grove’s two golf courses, the Buffalo Grove Golf Course and the Arboretum Club, are now open and scheduling tee times. Information about the Buffalo Grove Golf Course can be found here, while information about The Arboretum Club is available here.
Wild Buffalo changing name, menu
After nearly five years as the Wild Buffalo, the restaurant at the Buffalo Grove Golf Course is changing its name and menu. The Daily Herald reports that the Cardone Restaurant Group will reopen the eatery in June as Sal and Tony's Italian Restaurant.
Drug take-back day April 24
Buffalo Grove police and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) are partnering again to host a prescription drug collection event from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 24 at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp Blvd. Expired, unused or unneeded medications can be dropped off. For more information, please visit the DEA website or call 847-459-2560. The Police Department has a permanent receptacle in the station’s lobby where medications can be disposed of year-round.
Former teacher faces charges
Ilan Gibori, 46, a former teacher at Cooper Middle School is expected to face multiple counts of criminal sexual assault after he was nabbed at the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport. According to reporting by the Daily Herald, “…Police said the investigation is ongoing and any parents of a student of Gibori is encouraged to speak with their child. Anyone with information can call the Vernon Hills police investigations unit at (847) 247-4891, or Buffalo Grove police at (847) 459-2560.”
Point of View
There’s more at stake in the race for the D125 School Board and the Village Board on Tuesday. There is a need for clarity, transparency and accountability writes Stan Zoller in his Gaggin’ in the Grove blog. Zoller is editor and coordinator of Buffalo Grove News and Information.
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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