Showing posts from April, 2022

Vandals hit park / Program aids at-risk residents / A fine fleet

  Vandals hit Willow Stream Park  -- Restrooms at Willow Stream Park were damaged by vandals April 17. Police reports note that soap dispensers and waste bins were pulled off the walls and that a plumbing access panel had been removed from the wall, and a copper tube inside was damaged. Reports said the damage to the pipe resulted in a water leak that resulted in standing water trapped inside the wall adjoining the restrooms Traffic stop leads to multiple charges –  A 19-year-old Arlington Heights was charged with street racing - engaging in street racing, driving under the influence of alcohol, unlawful use of license or permit and driving with suspended or revoked driver's license following an incident on April 16. According to police reports, officers observed two vehicles engaged in a street race in the area of Lake Cook and Buffalo Grove roads. Police were able to stop one of the vehicles, a Ford Mustang, allegedly driven by Oleh Dotsiak. Once stopped, officers found that Dost

Catalytic converter thefts continuing / Gator aid? / Symphonic concert set

Theft from car -- A Cambridge on the Lake resident reported to police that his car was broken into and that a variety of personal items were taken. According to reports, the vehicle was parked in the parking lot. Tire slashed -- Police report criminal damage to property on Arbor Gate Lane. Reports say a resident told them that someone "slashed" the front driver's side tire on their vehicle that was parked in the driveway. Retail theft -- Security personnel at Woodman’s Market summoned police after they observed a man leaving the store with merchandise that he allegedly did not pay for. Reports say the man took nearly $73 worth of items. He was issued an adjudication ticket and trespass warning. Catalytic converters swiped -- A resident of the Oak Creek condominiums reported to police that some stole his catalytic converter off his car. Reports say the incident was one of three catalytic converter thefts that occurred around the same time. Car theft at Metra station -- A

Developer seeks accelerated schedule for Town Center redevelopment

  Proposal to head back to planning and zoning board A change in the implementation of “The Clove,” the development to replace the existing Town Center, will accelerate completion of the project. To facilitate the revised schedule, the Village Board will refer the proposal back to the Planning and Zoning Committee. According to reporting in the  Daily Herald,  “Kensington (Developers) has requested to expand upon what it presented to the commission on April 6, which concentrated on the area south of Old Checker Road in what was supposed to be Phase 1. Phase 2 to the north of Old Checker was supposed to begin after Phase 1 was complete, in two to five years.” In a memo to Village Manager Dane Bragg and the Village Board, Chris Stilling, director of community development, wrote “Detailed plans for this portion of the project were not originally contemplated during the April 6, 2022 public hearing. Initially, Kensington thought this portion of the project was going to be part of a Phase 2

Clove to get approval? / Senior Expo / Shredding event

  A slow week on the police beat –  Aside from a few traffic arrests, police only reported a burglary to vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of Mill Creek Drive. According to reports, the owner said the vehicle was entered on March 30. Police say several personal items were stolen from the vehicle. In Other Community News Board likely to discuss “The Clove” Monday               The Village Board is likely to discuss and possibly take action on “The Clove,” the planned redevelopment of Town Center, at its meeting Monday, April 18. The Board discussion will come on the heels of the April 6 meeting of the Planning and Zoning Commission during which commissioners approved the plan. Details of the Commission’s meeting and the presentations about the development can be found in coverage by the  Daily Herald  and the  Journal-Topics   at these links. Detailed information about the development can be found  here. Movement ahead? The Journal & Topics reported Monday that there may be mov