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 investigation, officers noted that Baruffi was showing signs of alcohol impairment. Following standard field sobriety tests, Baruffi was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol. Officers also found Baruffi to be in possession of a controlled substance, believed to be cocaine.

Bike stolen – A resident reported his bike was stolen from outside of Seong Hea's Martial Arts Studio, 460 W. Half Day Road The bike was valued at $270.

In Other Community News

Memorial Day Observance set

A Memorial Day Service is scheduled from 11 to noon on Monday, May 30 at the Knopf Cemetery, 525 Arlington Heights Road.

The ceremony will include music, historic readings, a guest speaker, and prayers for the country. Attendees may also bring aged and torn flags to be retired honorably. The event is coordinated by Kingwood United Methodist Church. The church has been coordinating the event for more than 30 years.

Kingswood United Methodist Church is trustee of historic Knopf Cemetery. Founded in 1853, Knopf was the final resting place for some of the first settlers of Buffalo Grove. Today, it is open to Kingswood members and the wider community for burials and purchase of plots. The cemetery is located on the east side of Arlington Heights Road, north of Lake Cook Road.

For information about the history of the cemetery, see this link.

Legion post to honor vets

Vernon American Legion Post 1247 will have a ceremony honoring veterans at 9 a.m. on Monday, May 30 at the Vernon Cemetery, 15215 Cemetery Road in Lincolnshire. The ceremony is open to the public.

June 4 blood drive switches location

The June 4 community blood drive will be held at the Community Arts Center, 225 N. McHenry Rd.,  instead of the Alcott Center, as previously scheduled. The event will take place from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. To schedule a donation appointment, visit and use code ORD0BD98. To learn more, click here.

Troop honors 11 as Eagle Scouts

Think Scouting has lost its appeal?  Check with Troop 140 at St. Mary’s Church. On May 22 it honored 11 members as Eagle Scouts, which according to the Daily Herald, is a record for the troop.

Road project officially done

Removing any doubt, officials from Lake County, Cook County and Buffalo Grove participated in a ribbon cutting signifying the official completion of the Lake-Cook and Weiland Road project.

New contract gives pay boosts to D21 staff

Unionized employees in School District 21 will see pay increases of 4.5 percent starting in August, thanks to a new contract.

Beth Am food pantry open Sunday

The food pantry at Congregation Beth Am in Buffalo Grove, 1370 Abbott Court, will be open this Sunday, May 29 from noon to 2 p.m. The pantry is open to everyone regardless of religious or financial background. Donations are accepted at the same time.

Village Hall closed

Village Hall will be closed Monday, May 30 in observance of Memorial Day. Normal business hours from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. will resume Tuesday, May 31.

Need a reason to celebrate?

May 27

National Road Trip Day

National Grape Popsicle Day

National Cellophane Tape Day

MAY 28

National Brisket Day

National Hamburger Day

May 29

Learn About Composting Day

Put a Pillow on your Fridge Day

National Paperclip Day

May 30

National Creativity Day

National Hole in My Bucket Day

National Mint Julep Day

National Water a Flower Day


Autonomous Vehicle Day
National Macaroon Day

National Save Your Hearing Day

Necrotizing Fasciitis Awareness Day

June 1

World Narcissistic Abuse Day

Flip A Coin Day

National Olive Day
National Go Barefoot Day

June 2

National Rotisserie Chicken Day

American Indian Citizenship Day

National Bubba Day

National I Love My Dentist Day

National Moonshine Day


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