In this edition: Vandals trash park restroom / "Night Out" planned / Watch the birdie!
Crime and Punishment
The women’s restroom located near the Nature Classroom at Mike Rylko Community Park, remains closed after it was vandalized during the overnight hours on July 10 – 11.
Vandals set fire to the toilet paper in one of the stalls, causing damage to the interior of the restroom.
Park District staff discovered the damage the morning of July 11 while collecting garbage and called the Buffalo Grove Police Department to file a report.
The women’s restroom will remain closed until repairs can be completed. A portable restroom has been ordered and will be placed near the pickle ball courts.
The Buffalo Grove Park District has seen an increase in vandalism in many parks this summer. Residents are asked to call the Buffalo Grove Police Department to report vandalism.
Talk about a multiple listing -- A real estate agent discovered an unknown female in a recently sold condo in the 900 block of Thornton Lane. Neither the buyer nor seller knew who the woman was. There was also clothing and other personal items located in the unit that did not belong to either party.
Stupid is as stupid does…Buffalo Grove Police report issuing three tickets to motorists for driving with a suspend/revoked driver’s license. It’s also been tough time for headlights – police issued one ticket for improper lighting and one ticket to a driver for driving a vehicle with only one operating headlight.
National Night Out Aug. 3
The Police and Fire departments and the Buffalo Grove Park District are sponsoring a National Night Out from 5:30 – 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Road. Attendees will have the opportunity to learn about crime and fire prevention, support local anti-crime efforts and strengthen neighborhood spirit.
This free event will feature a business expo, a Fire Department photo booth, and food for purchase from Dorfler’s Meat Market.
Second Hand Soul Band will perform from 6 – 8 p.m. The Police Department will collect nonperishable foods for local food pantries.
Social distancing guidelines will apply. Face coverings will be required for all attendees while interacting with vendors and participating in activities.
Buffalo Grove Symphonic & Jazz Band concert set
After a 21-month hiatus, Buffalo Grove Symphonic & Jazz Band is returning for a free, village-sponsored concert Thursday, Aug. 5 at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Drive. The concert begins at 7 p.m. with Copland’s “Fanfare for the Common Man.”
The concert will also feature lighthearted favorites from movies and musicals. The rain date is at 7 p.m. on Aug. 8. For more event information, click here.
Farmers Market hosts school supply drive
The Farmers Market is holding its annual School Supply Drive each Sunday through Aug. 15. Donations are greatly appreciated! Acceptable items include new school supplies such as crayons, backpacks, pencils, pens, index cards, rulers and more. Wipes and tissues are also welcomed. Items will be donated to local school districts.
Badminton club gets OK
The approval of a special use permit by the Buffalo Grove Village Board has cleared the way for a badminton club at 1362 Barclay Blvd. which previously housed Buffalo Grove Gymnastics.
Cops rewarding kids’ efforts
This summer, Buffalo Grove Police officers will be dispensing well-deserved Slurpee® justice to area youth. For the 26th year, 7-Eleven® is partnering with local police departments to distribute free Slurpee® drink coupons to children through the Operation Chill® community service program.
Buffalo Grove Police use the Slurpee® coupons to enhance relationships with young people in the community by rewarding them for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness, including helping others, deterring crime, wearing a bike helmet and other acts of safety, or participating in a community or police sponsored event.
Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee® drink at participating 7-Eleven® stores.
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