Charges filed after parking dispute / BG Days parade returns / Free concerts, movies
Parking dispute leads to charges – A Deerfield man was charged with assault and criminal damage to property after an altercation over a parking spot at Garden Fresh Market, 770 S. Buffalo Grove Road. According to reports, Mikhail Shilshtut, 45, followed the other person involved in the incident and assaulted him and then damaged the windshield of the person’s car. He is scheduled to appear in Cook County court on July 29.
Vehicle burgled – Several pieces of property were taken from a vehicle parked in the 0 – 100 block of Bel Aire Court. Reports say the break-in apparently occurred during the overnight hours of June 10. The vehicle’s owner wasn’t sure if the vehicle was locked.
Cash stolen from vehicle – A resident reported that someone broke into their car June 10 while it was parked in the parking lot of the Walgreens store at 1701 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. The amount of cash taken was described as “small” according to reports.
Vandals smash glass door – Police report that a glass pane in a door at a vacant car dealership in the 1100 block of Dundee was discovered by officers on June 10. No estimates of damage were reported.
Vandalism reported at park – Police report that someone spray painted garbage dumpsters at the “Spray and Play” facility at 951 N. McHenry Road. No other property was damaged.
In Other Community News
BG Days parade is back – with a different route
The Buffalo Grove Days parade is returning this year after a two-year hiatus due to COVID. This year’s parade will be at 11 a.m. on Sept. 4.
There will be one change this year. The parade will be temporarily relocated to Checker Road, due to construction on Bernard Drive. Organizers plan on having marching bands, floats, costumed characters, local merchants, school groups, civic leaders and organizations set up to walk in the parade.
Residents or organizations interested in participating should contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Barbecue challenge Sept. 3
The annual BG Days BBQ Challenge is Saturday, Sept. 3.Local grill masters can get rules and an entry form, by sending their name and return email address to email@example.com.
BGHS student earns honorable mention in NYT contest
Ryan Pearlman, a student at Buffalo Grove High School, received an honorable mention in the 9th annual New York Times student editorial contest for his entry, “Schools and the Technological Takeover.” Pearlman was one of three Illinois students to be cited. There were 16,664 entries nationwide.
Junior Police Academy set
Registration is now open for the 2022 Junior Police Academy. The program, from July 11 – 15, is open to residents ages 8-12 who attend from 10 a.m. - noon at the Police Department, 46 Raupp Blvd.
Officers will provide information on a variety of topics and different aspects of police work. Capacity is limited to the first 20 applicants. Click here to apply.
Kids to receive tasty justice
If your child says a police officer gave him a Slurpee®, don’t panic.
Buffalo Grove Police officers will be administering “Slurpee® justice” to kids this summer. It’s the 27th year 7-Eleven® is partnering with local police departments to distribute free Slurpee® coupons to local children through its “Operation Chill®” community service program.
Officers use the Slurpee® coupons to enhance relationships with young people in the community by rewarding them for good deeds, constructive activities, and acts of kindness. Appropriate ‘offenses’ could include helping others, deterring crime, wearing a bike helmet or other acts of safety, and participating in community or police-sponsored events.
“Being rewarded for positive behaviors can foster better and more trustworthy relationships between our local children and our police officers,” said Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens. “One of the Department’s goals is to continue to grow our successes by building bridges with our community, and this is one way to do that.”
Deputy Fire Chief retiring
After 32 years with the village, Deputy Fire Chief Bill Wagner is retiring on July 2.
Wagner was appointed deputy chief in Buffalo Grove in 2015 and has been instrumental in developing ongoing improvements related to pre-fire planning and investigations. He additionally provided critical insight and utilized his extensive experience in the fire service to implement new technology that increased operational capabilities and efficiencies within the department.
Replacing Wagner will be Larry Kane. Kane comes from the Glenview Fire Department where he served for 21 years, most recently as a battalion chief. His other previous professional experiences include two years as the fire chief for the Harvard Fire Protection District and 15 years of fire service instruction at McHenry Community College. Kane holds a Master’s Degree in Public Safety Administration from Lewis University.
Tuesday night concert features classic rock
The Park District’s Tuesday Night Concert Series will feature the classic rock band, Voyage, from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on June 21 at Willow Stream Park.
Attendees can purchase dinner onsite from food trucks that will be there. Beer, wine and soft drinks will also be available for purchase at every concert. Residents are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages into the park; however, alcohol must be purchased at the park, and may not be brought in. Additional information, including the complete concert series schedule, can be found here.
Movies set at Willow Stream
Want to see a free movie?
The Park District’s “Movie Under the Stars” series kicks off Friday, June 24 with “Sing 2.”
Available seating is guaranteed in what the Park District calls its “54-acre theater” that features a 40-foot screen and surround sound. Concessions will be available for purchase, but attendees can bring their own picnic. For weather related updates on the day of movies, use the Rainout Line app, or call (847) 235.6857
The series is sponsored by ABC Plumbing, Sewer. Heating, Cooling and Electric. Additional information is available at this link.
July Fourth fireworks set
Fourth of July Fireworks will start at dusk. The display can best be viewed from Willow Stream Park. It is sponsored by Business IT Source.
“Hilarious Hiking” program at ITPLD
The Indian Trails Pubic Library is hosting “Andertoons: Hilarious Hiking” at 2 p.m. on July 18. The program, for children in grades three to six, features cartoonist Mark Anderson. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program. The Library is located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling.
African cuisine focus of talk
An Evening with Chef Kwame Onwuachi will be presented at the Indian Trails Public Library at 7 p.m. on June 22, 7 p.m.
Chef Kwame Onwuachi's first cookbook, My America: Recipes from a Young Black Chef, celebrates the cuisine of the African diaspora, “the world’s wisest food.” He'll share the importance of the connections between cuisine, place, and culture. Additional information and registration are available here.
The Library is located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling.
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