Showing posts from May, 2022

Ceremony honors those who served

                 Nearly 100 people took an hour out of their Memorial Day to honor members of the armed forces who died during battle. Sponsored by Kingswood United Methodist Church, the ceremony was held at Knopf Cemetery. The cemetery is operated by the Church. The program included comments by Rev. James Preston, lead pastor at Kingswood, and by Lt. Jamieson Prevoznak, chaplain at Great Lakes Naval Station. Also participating were members of Boy Scout Troop 401 which is sponsored by Kingswood. The event also included replacing the flag at Knopf Cemetery and a flag retirement ceremony, all done by members of Troop 401. In addition to remembering those who have fallen during combat, Rev. Preston remembered the 21 victims of the school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. The overall focus, however, was on the meaning of Memorial Day, started 1868 as a way to remember troops that died during the Civil War, following an order by John Logan then commander in chief of the Army. In his rem

Man busted for DUI, drugs / Memorial Day observances set / 11 named Eagle Scouts

Motorist eludes police -- Buffalo Grove police are continuing their investigation into an incident that involved a motorists who, police say, was driving a vehicle while not wearing a seatbelt. Reports say police pulled the vehicle over in the area of Bernard and Regent drives, but as the officer approached the vehicle, the driver drove off, almost hitting another vehicle. Reports say the vehicle made a U-turn and drove towards the officer, almost striking him. The vehicle was last seen southbound on Arlington Heights Road. Traffic stop leads to drug charges -- A 35year old Mundelein man was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and driving under the influence of alcohol following a May 22 traffic stop. Police say Joseph Baruffi was also cited with driving with an expired driver’s license, improper lane usage and driving with an expired vehicle registration.             Reports say Baruffi was originally stopped for improper lane usage. During the course of the initial

Park trespassers cited / Plan board OKs Clove revisions / Chick-fil-A coming to BG / Voter registration deadline nears

  Six cited for trespassing -- Six people were issued adjudication tickets for trespassing after they were spotted near the skate park located at 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Road. Police reports say officers on patrol noticed an unoccupied vehicle around 1 a.m. on May 16.           The initial responding officer searched the area for the vehicle owner and spotted six people near the Spray and Play Park on McHenry Road. Reports say the officer spotted “six or seven people” sitting at a table and consuming an unknown beverage in the playground. The officer also observed a man throw a glass bottle at the stone exterior wall of the building. Several of the other subjects were laughing when he broke the bottle.           With the assistance of additional officers, all six people were issued adjudication tickets for trespassing and were told not to return to the park or they would face additional trespassing charges. The six cleaned up the broken glass before being released by police. Vandals h

Tough week for cars / New Public Works facility / Educational Gardens to open

  It hasn’t been a good week for vehicle owners…       Multiple cars broken into -- Police responded to a report of a vehicle break-in in the 500 block of Hawthorne Road. Personal items were taken from the vehicle. Police report that two other vehicles were broken into during the same time on April 28, one in the 400 block of White Pine and the other in the 400 block of Mayfair Lane.       Car Theft – A vehicle parked in the 800 block of Vernon Court South was reported stolen between midnight and 5:15 a.m. on April 28. Reports say the vehicle was taken from the victim's driveway where it was parked overnight. It was recovered later by the Round Lake Police Department.       Catalytic converter swiped -- Police responded to the 1200 block of Deerfield Parkway for a theft of motor vehicle parts report. Reports say that while the victim's vehicle was parked in the parking lot, someone stole the catalytic converter. In Other Community News… Public Works to get new facil