Misunderstood gun shots? / Ukraine relief / Congressional art contest

 Police were summoned to the 800 block of Trace Drive on reports of a suspected catalytic converter theft in progress and possible shots fired. The victim and complainant called 911 to report they observed three black males wearing black masks stealing his catalytic converter off his vehicle.

Police reports say officers were told that they misunderstood and no shots were fired and no one was injured. No suspects were found.

In an unrelated incident, police report that a resident reported that the catalytic converter was stolen from his Nissan NV200. Reports said the vehicle was parked lot at his apartment complex on Weidner Road.

Retail theft -- Police report that a person left Woodman’s with nearly $90 of groceries without making payment. Officers located the person who was issued an adjudication ticket and a trespass warning.

In other community news…


Items sought for Ukraine refugees

A local insurance agency is seeking donations for a “store” for Ukrainian refugee families to to “shop” for essentials they may need to get back on their feet.

Organizers are the staff at the Andy Niebur State Farm Agency at 1117 Milwaukee Ave. in Riverwoods, including Irina Bakman, Anna Glavatsky, Natalya Zaretsky. According to Irina Bakman, her daughter, Briana Bakman, has been doing daily organizing and sorting. Irina Bakman said in a Facebook message to BGNI, that “We are actually 80 percent done and do need more tables and shelving.” Bakman noted that there is a need for more men's casual clothing and home goods.

Bakman added that they were granted access to a large store front on the plaza located at Deerfield Road and Milwaukee Avenue, next door to the State Farm office at 1117 N Milwaukee Ave. in Riverwoods.

According to Briana Bakman the plan is to set up a store like a facility where people can “shop” for things they need free of charge.

They are looking for a variety of items, including:

·         New or gently used clothes for all genders and age.

·         Home goods and furnishings

·         Baby/kid’s stuff

·         Clothes/shoe racks

“We’re currently still organizing everything as donations keep flooding in. We do need some volunteers just to help organize and set things up. We’re also looking for people that have foldable tables that we can use to set items on (we will give them back of course).”

They have listed working hours as 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday and from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday.

Hearing on redeveloped Town Center Wednesday

            Residents will have an opportunity to learn about a new development planned for the current Town Center site at a public hearing at 7:30 p.m. this 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.

Comprehensive information about the project can be found here.

Bike registry online

The Police Department has unveiled a new bike management database. The system allows residents to register bicycles, which creates a record of ownership that can assist officers in identifying owners when bicycles are stolen, lost or found. Registration is free and available on the Village’s website at this link.

Firemen honored

Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department were recognized for their efforts in pulling a man from a frozen pond on Deerfield Parkway in February according to reporting in the Daily Herald.

Library to host Cook County Commissioner

Cook County Commissioner Scott Britton's staff will be available in the lobby of the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, 4:30-6:30 p.m. April 12, to answer questions about county roads, economic development programs, rental assistance help, property assessments, vaccines, unincorporated areas, county permits and the Cook County Forest Preserves. No registration required.

Library plans used book sale

The Indian Trails Public Library District is having a used book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 9. The sale will be in the Lake Cook Room of the Library located at 355 Schob Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling

Guidelines for the sale include:

·         Tickets are required for entry.

·         Tickets will be distributed beginning at 9:30 am, April 9, outside the south doors of the library (facing the park).

·         Limit of 50 people per 30-minute time slots between 10 am-12:30 pm.

·         No tickets are required after 12:30 pm.

·         The entrance and exit for the book sale will be the south doors of the library.

·         ISBN scanner use is permitted between 12-2 pm only.

Beth Am food pantry open Sunday

The food pantry at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, 1370 Abbott Court, will be open this Sunday, April 10 from noon - 2 p.m. The pantry is open to everyone regardless of religious or financial background. Donations are accepted at the same time.

Election Judges needed

The Lake County Clerk’s office is seeking judges for the 2022 General Primary on June 28Information is available at this link.

CPR Classes available

            Registration is now open for the Fire Department's Heartsaver CPR classes The in-person classes will be held twice a month at the Fire Department headquarters, 1051 Highland Grove. The class fee is $50 and provides a two-year certification upon completion. For more information or to register, click here.

Schneider invites students to participate in art competition

Congressman Brad Schneider is inviting Tenth District students to participate in the annual Congressional Art Competition. The theme for this year’s contest is “Liberty and Justice for All.”

Area high school students are invited to submit a piece of art they have created in the past year, which will be judged by a panel of local educators and artists. Students are encouraged to interpret the theme of “Liberty and Justice for All” creatively and submit artwork that reflects their personal interpretation.

Details on how to apply can be found at this link.

The deadline to submit artwork for the competition is 5 pm. Wednesday, April 20, 2022

The winning submission will be exhibited in the U.S. Capitol for a year. The second and third place pieces will be displayed in the Congressman’s District and Washington D.C. offices, respectively.

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

 

Need a reason to celebrate?

Here’s a look at upcoming special days.

April 4

National Hug a Newsperson Day ðŸ˜Š

Tell a Lie Day

International Carrot Day

April 5

National Deep Dish Pizza Day

National Flash Drive Day

National Library Workers Day

April 6

National Acai Bowl Day

National Siamese Cat Day

New Beer's Eve

April 7

National No Housework Day

National Beer Day

National Alcohol Screening Day

National Burrito Day

April 8

National Empanada Day

National Zoo Lovers Day

April 9

National Former Prisoner of War Recognition Day

National Unicorn Day

National Unicorn 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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