IN THIS EDITION: Liquor swiped, drive-in Bingo planned, Bags League offered

Police Reports

Lotta liquor – A manager at the Walgreens, 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road, told police two subjects left the store concealing 24 bottles of alcohol in their clothing and made physical contact with her shoulder as they left the store. The estimated value of the stolen alcohol is over $500.00

Speaking of Walgreens -- Police reports that an employee contacted them to say that a customer attempted to exchange a fake $100 bill for a small purchase and change. The customer left the store prior to officers arriving.

Car damaged – A resident told police that he returned to his parked vehicle and found his side middle window broken. The complainant reported nothing was missing from the vehicle.

Suspicious vehicle, circumstance – A resident in the 100 block of Manchester Lane told police that a vehicle with a male occupant was parked near his residence while his daughters played in the front yard. He said that the vehicle drove off after he came outside. Officers checked the area but were not able to locate the vehicle.

Monty Hall would be proud – A contractor contacted police to say the homeowner who hired him to complete some construction work, was refusing to pay him. Officers mediated the situation, and the homeowner agreed to a reduced amount. Reports didn’t say if the offer was behind door No. 1, No. 2 or No. 3. It’s a generational thing.


Community News and Notes

Ride safely

Members of the Police Department are reminding bicyclists to always wear a helmet, and bright and reflective clothing, and to follow the rules of the road when cycling. Their advice comes as May is National Bicycle Safety Month.

If you’re riding at dusk or at night, be sure to use the appropriate lighting that can be seen by drivers. Learn more about the Bicycle Rules of the Road and valuable information at this link - and consider taking the Bike Safety Quick to test your knowledge here. 

Buffalo Grove Police officer Matt Mills has been giving bike safety presentations to area Scout Troops.  In the above left photo, he is shown with area Girl Scouts.

At left, Mills is shown with members of Tiger Scouts.  The Tigers are the first-grade scouts who are part of Cub Scouts Pack 381 out of Longfellow Elementary.  Den leader Nicole Oczkowicz, is at the far left. 




Library offering drive-in Bingo

The Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd, Wheeling, is offering a drive-in Bingo from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, May 22.

In addition to being a family event, it is a fundraiser for the library. Cost is $5 for 10 games, plus an option to purchase an "undressed" Superdawg for $6.75. Prizes (no cash prizes) will be awarded for all ages.

Registration is required. Payment can be by credit card or online registration. There is also an option to pay by check. Register at this link.

Study rooms available at library

Six rooms are available to Indian Trails Public Library District cardholders to use. There is no fee for using these rooms.

A reservation is required and can be made up to 24 hours in advance online or inside the library at the 2nd floor kiosk.

Additional information is available at this link.

Sign up for vacation watch

With summer break and vacation season just around the corner, the Police Department is reminding residents to sign up for a vacation watch Residents planning to travel can request to have their property periodically patrolled by officers. Vacation watches can last a maximum of 30 days. Residents can submit a vacation watch request here.

Don’t forget the permit

Residents who are doing home repairs or construction projects around their home are reminded that a permit is required. Projects include concrete work, roof replacement, installation of new air conditioners and water heaters. Residents should check this link for information about required permits and inspections for a range of improvement projects.

Hydrant flushing starts this week

Public Works will be conducting hydrant flushing across the village beginning Monday, May 10. Annual flushing ensures that hydrants are operating effectively and that flow and water pressure are at appropriate levels. Click here to view a map and schedule. For questions, call Public Works at (847) 459-2545.

Park District’s ‘bags league’ seeks participants

The Park District is offering a bags league this summer. Teams will consist of two players, with the option of one alternate on the roster. All bean bags and boards will be supplied. For more information, visit page 60 of our summer program guide at this link.

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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