Phone scam uses police department number / Mega gas station / Rep's reading program
Phone scam – A resident told police that she received a call from someone stating they were a sergeant from the Morton Grove Police Department. The sergeant informed them that she missed a court date and needed to bring a specific sum of Green Dot Cards to their police department.
The caller ID
identified the number as Morton Grove Police Department, and the complainant
contacted the Department. While waiting to speak with someone she received a
call which according to her caller ID was from the Morton Grove Police
Department. She switched over the call, and discovered it was the same person
who had called earlier. The resident told police she purchased the gift cards
and provided the caller with the gift card information.
Sleezy riders? -- It was
reported that two males were riding minibikes around the neighborhood and were
being a nuisance. An officer responded to the area and could not locate any
minibikes or their riders.
Boxed in? -- A building
maintenance technician in the 0-100 block of Oak Creek Drive reported that a
company’s delivery drivers have been dumping empty boxes into their dumpsters.
Busted booze seller -- A
cashier clerk at Garden Fresh Market received an adjudication ticket after
selling alcohol to a police department’s underage agent during a liquor license
Soggy cycle -- A bicycle
was recovered from the pond in the 800 block of Krause Drive. It appeared to be
inoperable and was brought back to the station.
Volume issue -- A
resident in the 500 Block of Buffalo Grove Road contacted police to report that
a neighbor is throwing leaves that have fallen off his tree back into his yard
and let his lawn mower run for over an hour near the fence. The neighbor
admitted running the lawn mower, stating he was trying to drown out the
complainant’s loud music. He was advised to call 9-1-1 in the future if the
music is too loud.
Trash can damage -- The
shift manager at the Dollar Tree in the 1200 block of Dundee Road reported
someone damaged their outdoor trash can.
On the road again
Grove police have issued seven traffic citations recently including three to
motorists for driving a suspended or revoked license, one for driving an
uninsured motor vehicle, one for improper lane usage, one for not wearing a
seatbelt and one for improperly displaying a registration plate.
Community news and notes
station, convenience store complex gets nod
The Village Board Sept. 20 approved plans
for “Ricky Rockets” to open a gas station and retail center at Lake-Cook Road
and Lexington Drive. The Daily Herald
reports that the 7.6-acre development is larger than most gas station and
convenience store developments. According to reporting by the Herald’s Steve
Zalusky, “The gas station will have 24 fuel positions, while the convenience
store will be considerably larger than comparable businesses in the market,
which usually range from 4,400 and 5,500 square feet.”
ITPLD celebrating Hispanic Heritage Month
The Indian Trails Public Library District is celebrating national Hispanic Heritage Month through Oct. 15. The Library is focusing on “the history, achievements and contributions of Hispanic Americans. Users can explore Kanopy, Hoopla, Libby and the Library’s catalog for relevant books and media. Full information is available at the Library’s website, indiantrailslibrary.org.
Yard waste reminders
The village is reminding residents to
properly dispose of leaves and other landscape waste). Landscape waste is
picked up via Waste Management on your recycling pick-up day.
For pick-up, use 32-gallon yard waste bags,
or unlined 32-gallon containers marked with an “X”. Do not include indoor
plants, non-native flower arrangements, dirt or sod.
Residents are also reminded not to blow or rake
leaves into streets, as that can contribute to flooding. For more guidelines, click here.
Non-scary Halloween event set
The Park District is offering a non-scary
Halloween trail, where friendly characters will wave hello.
This extended version of the Trick or Treat
Trail will be inside at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road from 5 to
7:30 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 16.
Each registered child will receive a goody
bag with trinkets and candy. All children must be registered for a designated
time slot individually, and accompanied by an adult during the event. Only
children should be registered individually; adult admission is free.
According to the Park District, the event
may not last the full 30 minutes. Participants should come at the start of
their time slot for the trail. Depending on State of Illinois guidelines for
COVID-19 at the time of the event, all participants 2 years of age and older
may be required to wear a face covering for the duration of the event. Details
and guidelines will be announced the week before the event.
Officer Matthew Mills is congratulated by Police Chief Steve Casstevens on his 20th anniversary as a Buffalo Grove Police Officer.
Schneider sponsoring K- 5 reading program
Among the things U.S.
Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10) is doing when he’s not battling Republicans is
sponsoring the fifth annual “Brad’s Bookworm” program.
The program encouraged reading
and learning for K-5 age students and their families. Schneider’s office says in
past years, hundreds of students across the district have participated, with
help from their teachers, families and local community.
Students participating in the program are
asked to read 10 books with help from parents, grandparents, older siblings, or
other family members by Dec. 31. Those who meet the goal of 10 books will be
invited with their families to a recognition ceremony with Congressman
Schneider in early 2022 to celebrate their achievement.
Students are also invited to take part in a
contest to design a bookmark, and copies of the winning bookmark will be
distributed to all children who complete the reading goal.
More information about the Brad’s Bookworms
program, including the completion form, bookmark contest template, and parent
permission slip, is available on Congressman Schneider’s website. Additional
information is available by calling Schneider’s Lincolnshire Office at (847)
383-4870 or email Alvaro.Melara@mail.house.gov.
D96 seeks input for superintendent search
School District 96 is
seeking resident input as part of its search for a new superintendent.
According to reporting in the Journal &
Topics, residents have until Oct. 8 to submit input. Current superintendent,
Julie Schmidt, is retiring.
Fund raiser nets $20,000
A Sept. 12 fund raiser for GivenKind raised more than $20,000 for charity. GiveNKind is a nonprofit for nonprofits, serving as a logistics organization to connect donors of quality goods with local nonprofits.
Lake County residents can get help at 2-1-1.
Lake County residents who need help
finding food, shelter, rent or utility assistance, or other essential services,
can call 2-1-1 or text your zip code to 898211 to speak with someone who can
Callers can speak to a live person in English or Spanish. The 2-1-1 team will also interpret more than 150 other languages. Additional information is available at this link.
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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