Burglaries probed / Town Center redevelopment hearing set / Schneider calls for more aid for Ukraine
Burglaries reported – More than $40,000 in jewelry, rare coins, household goods and cash were reported taken from a home on Sheridan Road. Reports say there was no sign of forced entry and that the home’s bedrooms were ransacked.
In another incident, police report that someone forced open the locked door to the main foyer of a condominium building in the 100 block of Old Oak Drive and then forced open the door to the mailroom. Once inside the mail room the person forced opened two banks of mailboxes. Reports did not indicate what was stolen.
Armed robbery -- Police are investigating an armed robbery at Dev Liquors, 1170 N. McHenry Road. Reports say an unknown male displayed a knife and took $156 from the cash register. Reports did not provide a description of the offender.
Man arrested for eluding cops -- A 41-year-old man was apprehended by Sauk Village Police on a warrant issued by Buffalo Grove Police for a Feb. 26 incident. Reports say Shaeed Love of Crete was arrested following a traffic stop. He was charged with Fleeing or Attempting to Elude a Peace Officer and Resisting or Obstructing Peace Officer, Firefighter, or Correctional Institution Employee. According to reports, when Love was stopped, he was driving a, wait for it, 2017 Rolls-Royce Silver Wraith. If you’re wondering, the car according to Edmunds.com has a value ranging from $121,664 to $162,618.
Proof not produced – Police were summoned to Garden Fresh Market, 770 S. Buffalo Grove Road, in response to a customer-management dispute. According to reports, a customer entered the store with what was described as a service dog. The customer, reports say, refused to provide proof that the dog was a registered service dog. Compounding the issue, reports say store employees had received complaints from customers because the dog was “…hovering over the produce.” Reports say the responding officer told the store manager that they had to let the service animal in the store and that the owner did not have to provide proof that the dog was a service animal. The dog was not charged.
In Other Community News
Residents will have an opportunity to learn about the new development planned for the current Town Center site at a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. on Wednesday, April 6. At that time, Kensington Development will present their plans to redevelop the 20-acre Town Center property at a Public Hearing on April 6th. The hearing is at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd.
Village officials say the proposed development, called The Clove, will be a modern central entertainment and residential district anchored by a national grocery store, retail shops, a park, restaurants and luxury multi-family residential.
Comprehensive information about the project can be found here.
Cambridge Commons to be razed
After years of on-again, off-again plans, none of which came to fruition, the Daily Herald reports that the controversial and crumbling strip center will be demolished. Details are at this link.
Yard waste pick-ups resume April 1
Much in the same way that the swallows return to Capistrano and the buzzards to Hinckley, yard waste pick-up returns to Buffalo Grove on April 1.
Residents should be aware that grass clippings, leaves, vegetative plants, brush and small trees are accepted. However, indoor plants, flower arrangements, trees larger than 3.5 inches in diameter, dirt, stones, pine cones and sod are not accepted.
Landscape waste should be put out in 32-gallon special yard waste paper bags or 32-gallon rigid, unlined waste containers marked with a 12-inch "X" on it. Additional information is at this link.
Schneider leads call for Ukrainian aid
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) on March 24 led a bipartisan group of 60 Members of Congress in writing to President Biden urging him to build on the humanitarian efforts already underway to help Ukrainians by allowing for the expedited resettlement of Ukrainian refugees in the United States.
Among other recommendations, the members urge the administration to raise the cap on refugees allowed into the United States for Fiscal Year 2022 if it is necessary to accommodate Ukrainian refugees, ensure that Ukrainians are eligible for priority status, and reduce wait times on student visas. Schneider led the letter alongside Representatives David N. Cicilline (RI-01), Bill Pascrell, Jr. (NJ-09), Adam B. Schiff (CA-28), Ted W. Lieu (CA-33), Julia Brownley (CA-26) and Juan Vargas (CA-51).
In their letter, the members told President Biden, “We applaud your decision to grant Temporary Protected Status to Ukrainians currently in the United States, but there remain millions of refugees who are stranded after fleeing Ukraine who we must not ignore or abandon. We ask your administration to take several necessary steps to ensure the safety of the Ukrainian people and a robust resettlement program for Ukrainian refugees within the United States.”
A copy of the letter can be found here.
Indoor golf, new dining put Arboretum on new course
A change in management at the Arboretum Golf Club is beginning to yield some changes. According to reporting in the Daily Herald, the new restaurant, Vin 90, won’t be the typical golf course restaurant and a new PGA pro could boost activity on the lesson tee. Read the Herald’s coverage here.
58 cited during St. Pat’s enforcement
Buffalo Grove Police Department issued 19 citations for seatbelt violations, and 39 traffic citations, which included speeding, distracted driving and other violations.
The Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over and Click It or Ticket enforcement effort ran from Friday, March 11 through the early morning hours of Friday, March 18.
Position available on Township Board
Applications are now available for a vacancy on the Vernon Township Board. The position is available as Vernon Township Trustee Roger Addelson is retiring from the Board of Trustees effective April 1. To learn more about the position and to submit an application, click here.
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
Need a reason to celebrate?
Here’s a look at some upcoming special days.
Tolkien Reading Day
International Waffle Day
National Lobster Newburg Day
Wear A Hat Day
National Spinach Day
Live Long and Prosper Day
National Spanish Paella Day
International Scribble Day
National Something on a Stick Day
National Weed Appreciation Day
Respect Your Cat Day
National Vietnam War Veterans Day
National Mom and Pop Business Owners Day
World Piano Day
Take a Walk in the Park Day
Turkey Neck Soup Day
Little Red Wagon Day
Transgender Day of Visibility
National Tater Day
National Crayon Day
Manatee Appreciation Day
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