Sept. 11 program / Hotel attack details / Reproductive rights rally scheduled

 9/11 memorial program at ASHS Saturday

The public is invited to attend a ceremony commemorating the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks at 10 a.m. this Saturday, Sept.11 at Stevenson High School

In addition to participation by the Buffalo Grove Police Department, the program will feature retired New York Firefighter Scott Schrimpe followed by a Remembrance Streetfest from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. that will include local first responders, military members, a climbing wall and military vehicles.

Police detail incident at hotel

Buffalo Grove Police have provided details about an incident at the Extended Stay Hotel, 1525 Busch Parkway, that led to the arrest of Richard West, 24, of Quitman, Mississippi. West was charged with Battery/Use Deadly Weapon and not having a Firearms Owners Identification (FOID).

According to reports, shortly before 1 a.m. on Aug. 28 officers responded to reports of two people fighting in the parking lot at the hotel, where one person pulled out a gun on the other.

Upon arrival, police found the two men on the west side of the parking lot. Reports say that one man, identified as West, immediately started walking away behind a vehicle and “was not listening to directives from officers because he was yelling aggressively over them.”

Reports say Grey denied  everything and claimed he did not see anything. During what police called “an exterior pat down,” a handgun magazine loaded with 9mm rounds, was found in his pocket. Gray allegedly told police that he always carries a loaded magazine with him.

Reports note that the person who made the original call to police, said he heard a commotion outside, and went to look. He told police that he saw two African-American males fighting, and one of them pulled out a gun.

During the commotion, the handgun allegedly fell to the ground, and the complainant took possession of it. The gun was identified as a black 9mm Taurus

Reports indicate that the complainant, a male got into his vehicle and continually revved his engine. He told police that two black males jumped him and hit him over the head with a glass bottle.

West was charged with three counts of aggravated unlawful use of weapons and aggravated battery using a deadly weapon.

Police canine demonstration set

Buffalo Grove police officer Danielle Baron and K9 Hogyn will provide a K-9 demonstration at the Farmers' Market this Sunday, Sept. 12. The demo begins at 10:30.

49 tickets issued during holiday enforcement

The Buffalo Grove Police Department issued 49 traffic citations, including 24 seat belt citations during its Labor Day traffic safety enforcement effort.

Buffalo Grove Police joined forces with more than 200 other local law enforcement agencies from Aug. 20 through Sept. 7 to get drunken and drugged drivers off our roads and encourage seat belt use.

The Labor Day ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ campaign is funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Food pantry at Beth Am Sunday

      Congregation Beth Am, 1370 Abbott Court, will operate its food pantry from noon to 2 p.m. this Sunday, Sept. 12.

      The pantry is open to anyone who needs food assistance.

Document destruction Sept. 18

The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County (SWANCC) will host a document destruction event Saturday, Sept. 18 from 9 a.m. - noon at Banner Plumbing, 1020 E Lake Cook Rd,. There is a limit of six bags or boxes of clean, loose paper per vehicle. For more guidelines, click here.

Green Fair Sept. 19

The Buffalo Grove Park District's annual Green Fair will be Sunday, Sept. 19 from 8 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. at Mike Rylko Park.

This free family-friendly event helps residents take small steps to improve the environment and make Buffalo Grove a greener and healthier place to live.

New NWCH facility opens

      Northwest Community Hospital’s new outpatient center opened Thursday.  A variety of services are available.

Rally to address reproductive rights

A rally is being planned to show support for unrestricted rights for womens’ reproductive rights at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 2 at Mike Rylko Park, 951 McHenry Road.

The rally comes on the heels of passage of restrictive abortion guidelines by the Texas state legislature and signed by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott.

The rally will include speeches by a number of people, including Lake County Treasurer, Holly Kim, Lake County Board Member, Marah Altenberg, students Hannah Osharow, Molly Pinta and Andrew Lacroix, Kristal Larson, Avon County Clerk U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-IL, 10), State Representative Daniel Didech (D-59) and State Representative Jonathan Carroll (D-57). Organizers are encouraging participants to bring signs for the rally and ensuring march that will be along sidewalks adjacent to Rylko Park. For more information, contact Carolyn Pinta at


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