Woman faces attempted murder charges / Residents facing chase with Chase / Park District lists camp options

Eleonora Prilutsky, 52, of the 600 Block of Harris Drive faces three charges, including attempted first-degree murder, after a Nov. 25.  Incident. She was also charged with aggravated domestic battery and aggravated battery with a deadly weapon. Police did not release details of the incident.

Catalytic converter thefts continue -- Several vehicle owners in the 100 Block of Steeple Drive reported their catalytic converters stolen while the vehicles were parked in the parking lot overnight.

        ** A vehicle owner in the 1100 Block of Miller Lane said his catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked in the complex’s parking lot overnight. Another resident, this one in the 800 Block of Miller Lane, reported that his catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle after he parked it in the complex’s parking lot over the weekend.
        ** A vehicle owner in the 700 Block of Thornton Lane reported that his catalytic converter was stolen from his vehicle while it was parked on their driveway overnight. 

Crash leads to weapon charges-- Officers responded to a single vehicle crash at the intersection of Lake-Cook and Arlington Heights roads. Reports say when officers arrived, they found an overturned vehicle and the sole occupant out of the vehicle. According to reports, once the vehicle was upright, a gun was visible inside the vehicle from outside of the driver side window. Officers took possession of the firearm and charged the driver, Joshua Guzman, 25 of Round Lake Beach, charged with aggravated unlawful use of weapon.

Census worker threatened -- A U.S. Census Bureau employee reported receiving threats from an unknown male after attempting to contact a resident as part of the census in the 1100 Block of Johnson Dr. The resident told police that she was not aware of the threats but has told the census worker that she did not wish to participate. Despite her wishes, he has continued to attempt to contact her. The census worker was told to stop all contact, and the resident was advised to reach out to the person making the threats and have them stop as well.

Wallet stolen from purse -- A shopper at the Mariano’s Fresh Market, 450 W. Half Day Rd. reported that her wallet was stolen out of her purse while she was shopping. She contacted her credit card companies and discovered that nearly $10,000 worth fraudulent charges were made around the time she discovered her cards missing.

You couldn’t get Ethyl or Mable -- The emergency stop button was unknowingly activated at one of the gas pumps at the Woodman’s gas station, 1515 E. Deerfield Pkwy. This resulted in all the pumps being turned off for just over 24 hours, at which point management realized they were not working.

Seriously? A homeless person in the 1000 Block of Commerce Court reported his generator, which was secured to a tree, was stolen while he was sleeping.

 Community News

Online permits available
        Residents and contractors can now apply for village-issued permits online thanks to new software. In addition to permit application, users are also able to track the application process and request an inspection. During this initial phase, same-day permits will be available for application, tracking and inspection at this link.

Wild goose chase at Chase? 
        Chase Bank is experiencing technical difficulties which has resulted in utility bills sent to the village via Chase Pay not being received. Residents who paid with Chase Pay and were assessed a late fee, should contact the Billing Department at (847) 459-2500 or email Susan Rydberg, utility billing clerk at this link . Residents who have attempted to pay on time will not be responsible for late fees. Please note that the village’s mailing address for water/sewer service appears on your bill and has not changed. It is still: Village of Buffalo Grove, PO Box 5612, Carol Stream, Ill. 60197-5612.

Rotary honors Nudelman        

Beth Nudelman is the recipient of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove's 2021 Bill Reid Award. The award recognizes the many “unsung heroes” in Buffalo Grove for their long-term commitment to the village.

The award is named for the late Bill Reid, long time village trustee who was a charter member of the Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove.

Nudelman was recognized for her many contributions, over many years, to school and community institutions, events, and organizations in Buffalo Grove and Lake County.

In addition to a recognition plaque, a $500 contribution will be made to the charity of her choice in her name, plus a $500 contribution in recipient’s name to The Rotary Foundation. Nudelman chose the Congregation Beth Am Food Pantry as her charity of choice.

Recipient’s names are inscribed on the permanent award recognition plaque located in the Buffalo Grove Village Hall.

 Keep the wreaths red 
        To raise awareness of holiday fire safety, Buffalo Grove's three fire stations will display wreaths during December. Each time a preventable fire occurs as a result of holiday decorations or celebrations, a red bulb will be replaced with a white bulb.

 Townships offering help for needy families 
        Residents can spread some holiday cheer this year by sponsoring a family in need that lives in Wheeling or Vernon Township by donating Gifts / gift cards. To help a Wheeling Township family, call (847) 259-7730. To donate to a resident of Vernon Township call (847) 634-4600. 

Blood drive Dec. 30 
        The village is partnering with Vitalant for a community blood drive from 8:30 a.m. to 2:45 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 30 in the Training Room at the Fire Department headquarters, 1051 Highland Grove Road. For information, or to make an appointment, click here.

Park District info. available online  
        The Park District’s summer camp guide is available online at bgcamps.org. Resident registration is now open with nonresident registration beginning Monday, Dec. 13. The Park District’s winter program guide is also available online at bgparks.org.

Discounts available at Dick’s Sporting Goods  
        The Buffalo Grove Park District is partnering with Dick’s Sporting Goods to offer residents 20 percent off their entire purchase through Dec. 13. Click on the coupon here, and bring the printed or digital coupon to Dick’s Sporting Goods. This offer is good only at the Arlington Heights, Deer Park and Vernon Hills locations. You can also share this offer with anyone you want. You do not have to be a Buffalo Grove Park District resident to use the coupon. 

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
    ·        Wheeling High School WCAT News: WCAT News

 Plan ahead

Celebrating Ambrosia and Ding-a-lings are in the calendar for the week ahead.

 December 7
* National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day
* National Illinois Day
* National Cotton Candy Day
* World Trick Shot Day – First Tuesday in December

December 8
* National Brownie Day
* Pretend To Be A Time Traveler Day

December 9
* National Pastry Day
* Weary Willie Day
* Christmas Card Day

December 10
* Dewey Decimal System Day
* National Lager Day
* Human Rights Day
* Nobel Prize Day
* National Salesperson Day

December 11
* National App Day
* National Noodle Ring Day

December 12
* National Ambrosia Day
* National Ding-a-Ling Day
* Gingerbread House Day
* Poinsettia Day

December 13
* National Cocoa Day
* National Violin Day
* Pick A Pathologist Pal Day

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Buffalo Grove News and Info, is independently produced by Buffalo Grove resident Stan Zoller. A longtime journalist and journalism educator, Zoller covers Buffalo Grove and monitors news and information about the village, its schools, park district and community events. Buffalo Grove News and Information is not affiliated with any municipal body.

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