IN THIS EDITION: Long lawns, unhappy neighbors and dead appointees

Police Reports

Assault charges filed -- A resident in the 600 block of Bordeaux Court contacted police about a confrontation between her and a neighbor, who came to her front door. The complainant wished to sign complaints and the neighbor was charged with assault.

Wheels, tires swiped -- Wheels and tires were reported stolen from a vehicle parked in a parking lot in the 1000 block of Fremont Court.

Unhappy parker  – A tow truck driver who is contracted to remove vehicles parked improperly on private property, reported a disturbance to police. Reports say he had just removed a vehicle from a parking lot, and was stopped at a red traffic light at Lake-Cook and Buffalo Grove roads when a female approached his truck, opened his door and demanded that he released her car.

The female was still on scene when officers arrived and spoke with them about the situation. Both parties were calm upon their departure. 

I fought the lawn:  Pt. 1 -- An officer responded to a complaint of a residential yard with long grass in the 500 block of Lyon Drive. The officer contacted the homeowner, who will attempt to find a more reliable landscaping company. Sounds like a good idea.

I fought the lawn:  Pt. 2 – A resident in the 700 block of Old Checker reported to police that her neighbor yelled at her children for going on his lawn. At least the lawn wasn’t too long.

Stupid is as stupid does – Buffalo Grove Police have made one arrest for the following traffic offenses: Unlicensed Driver, Speeding, No Valid Vehicle Registration, Driving on Suspended/Revoked License and driving while using an Electronic Communication Device.  Two drivers were charged for driving without Insurance/Operating Uninsured Vehicle.

Community News and Notes

Appointments put on hold

The Village Board Monday tabled appointments to committees and commissions as three Board members, Joanne Johnson, Eric Smith and Greg Pike cited concerns over the list including the fact that at least one resident scheduled for appointment is dead.

Memorial Day traffic enforcement begins

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is stepping up enforcement efforts to remind motorists to ‘Click It or Ticket.’ The campaign runs through Memorial Day.

“We want the act of buckling up to become automatic to all drivers and passengers. ‘Click It or Ticket’ isn’t about citations – it’s about saving lives,” said Lieutenant Michael Rodriguez, head of the department’s Traffic Unit. “Wearing a seat belt can reduce the risk of fatal injury by 45-percent, but they’re only effective if they’re used.”

The ‘Click It or Ticket’ campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.

Village patching things up

Buffalo Grove’s 2021 Pavement Patching project began May 17. The nine-day project is expected to end May 26.

The existing asphalt surface layer will be removed and replaced at locations throughout the village, and work will proceed from north to south.

Spot still vacant on D102 Board

            The election is over, but there’s still room at the inn, or at least on the Board in School District 102. The Buffalo Grove Countryside reports a seat remains vacant.

Pride drive June 6

The second annual Pride Drive is scheduled from noon to 3 p.m. Sunday, June 6. According to the Pinta Pride Project, which is coordinating the event, residential lawns will be decorated with pride decor, balloon art by Balloons by Tommy, music, rainbow treats and more. Maps of the route will be available at the end of the month.

In conjunction with the event, Vernon Township will be handing out free slushies to those driving through the parade. The Township is also hosting Inclusivity Day at the Peterson Park Pool.

In lieu of an entrance fee, visitors are asked to consider donating to a charity that supports inclusion.  The capacity at the pool will be 100 people at a time.

Park District cited for financial report

The Buffalo Grove Park District has been awarded a Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting by the Government Finance Officers Association of the United States and Canada (GFOA) for its comprehensive annual financial report.

The Certificate of Achievement is the highest form of recognition in the area of governmental accounting and financial reporting; and, its attainment represents a significant accomplishment by a government and its management. This is the 23rd consecutive year that the Buffalo Grove Park District has won this award.

The GFOA is a nonprofit professional association serving approximately 21,000 government finance professionals.

Cops collect two tons of food

The Police Department’s ‘Stuff the Squad’ food and donation drive collected 4,000 pounds of food and more than $600 in cash that were given to food pantries that serve Buffalo Grove.

Collection sites include the following Buffalo Grove grocery stores: Mariano’s, Garden Fresh, Woodman’s, Jewel. Other collection sites included Target in Wheeling and Sunset Foods in Long Grove.

Police had additional collections for the event at nine local elementary schools as part of the donation drive.

Park District offers ‘inspirational show’

Join Big Deal Productions and Compass Players for an inspirational show written entirely by its sixth through eighth grade actors.

All seats are general admission, and will be chosen by lottery on May 26 at 5 pm. Face coverings are required.

To purchase tickets, click here.

Camp available for future Clouseaus

The Buffalo Grove Park District is scheduling a camp for kids who like to play detective. Activities will include casting a plaster footprint, taking fingerprints, and extracting DNA with the interactive camp-in-a-bag kit. Camp bags can be picked up at the Raupp Museum, 901 Dunham Lane anytime between June 7-18. For more information, visit this link.


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