Man charged for child porn possession / Pride Parade set for Sunday / Farmers market returns June 12

 Man faces felony charges in porn case -- An 18-year-old Buffalo Grove man faces three felony counts of possession of child pornography after an investigation by the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Cybercrimes Unit. According to information by the Sheriff’s office and multiple media report, Jordan L. Curtis of the 2500 block of Waterbury Lane had “dozens of videos of girls under the age of 13 engaged in sexual acts with adult males.” According to information from the Sheriff’s Department, Curtis, who was arrested June 1, may face additional charges.

Cops probe burglary -- Police are continuing their investigation into a burglary at a home in the 100 block of Old Oak Ct. Preliminary police reports say the home was broken into between noon and 12:45 p.m. on May 25. Reports say the home was ransacked and numerous personal items were taken from the home. The value of items taken was not reported.

Park hit by vandalism -- Police report that playground equipment at Green Knolls Park, 1101 Green Knolls Drive, was damaged by vandals who reportedly started a small fire on the upper deck of the slide tower and damaged the finish. There was also damage to a xylophone mallet for the xylophone located in the newly opened serenity center of the park. Reports say the plastic-coated mallet and the plastic-coated braided steel cable that secures the mallet to the xylophone were also set on fire and that the melted plastic from the mallet and cable accumulated on the xylophone.

Vandals hit home, sewer covers -- Police report that vandals spray painted homes and sewer covers in the 1100 block of Lockwood Court, Lockwood Drive as well as the 1100 block of Larraway Drive.

Catalytic converter stolen -- Police say a vehicle parked in 1200 block of Deerfield Parkway had its catalytic converter stolen while it was parked overnight on May 29.

In Other Community News

Pride Parade set for Sunday

The Buffalo Grove Pride Parade is Sunday, June 5 starting at 11 a.m. The parade, sponsored by Pinta Pride Project will be on Checker Drive beginning at Carry Lane and ending at Ridgefield Lane. To coincide with the parade, the Buffalo Grove Park District will be hosting a Pride Picnic immediately following the parade as part of its new Uniquely Us series of event that celebrate diversity in Buffalo Grove. Information on the Pride Picnic can be found here.

There will be some street closures along the route beginning at 5 a.m. Sunday.

Costs for the parade are covered by the Pinta Pride Project, 501-c-3 foundation. In a social media post, Carolyn Pinta wrote that “my family raises every penny to put on this parade- nothing comes from the village.”

The first Pride Parade was in 2019, however, due to COVID-19 the parade was not held in 2020 or 2021. Car parades were held instead. 

Detour set for Brandywyn, Thompson

A construction detour for the Thompson/Brandywyn roadway construction project will be in effect starting Wednesday, June 8, through the project completion.

Traffic on Thompson Boulevard will be limited to the eastbound direction only between Arlington Heights Road and Brandywyn Lane. Brandywyn Lane will be closed to through traffic between Thompson Boulevard and Deerfield Road (local traffic will still have access through the work zone).

Visit the project webpage for additional information. 

Blood drive Saturday

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 vitalant.org and use code ORD0BD98. To learn more, click here. 

Early voting starts June 13

Early voting begins Monday, June 13, for the Illinois Primary Election, which is Tuesday, June 28. This year's general election will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 8.

Residents can register at Village Hall on Mondays from 8 a.m. - 6:30 p.m., and Tuesdays - Fridays from 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. For questions, call 847-459-2500. 

Flag Day event on tap

The village will hold a Flag Day event from 5:30 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday. June 14 at Veteran's Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road.

The Police and Fire Departments' Honor Guards will present the colors. The guest speaker will be Colonel Paul Mazure.

Free hot dogs and chips will be served. There is no rain date for this event.
 

Farmers Market opens June 12

The Buffalo Grove Farmers Market officially opens at 8 a.m. Sunday, June 12 at Mike Rylko Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Road. The Farmers Market, which operates on the west side of Rylko Park, is open Sundays through Oct. 16. It is open from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

The market features locally grown fruits, vegetables and specialty items. There are also sponsored and non-profit booths. Learn more here. 

Holy COW, Board meeting set

            The Buffalo Grove Village Board will hold a Committee of the Whole (COW) meeting at 7:30, Monday, June 6 at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd. The agenda can be found here. 

Free concert June 14

The Park District kicks off its Summer Concert Series at Willow Spring Park, 651 Old Checker Rd., on June 14 with a free performance by Pet Rock. The concert is scheduled from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Attendees can order dinner Gracie’s Kitchen & Catering ahead of the event, and have it delivered to the concert. For weather related updates on the day of concerts, use the Rainout Line app, or call (847) 235-6857. 

Library offers summer reading program

The Indian Trails Public Library District’s Summer Library Adventure is now open to all ages, and a library card is not needed to participate. This year the reading/activity log is an adventure map, available at the main library and Branch. There are camping-themed programs and activities for all ages. Follow the instructions on the map to finish the Summer Library Adventure.

There are 3 ways to register:

Beanstack website or app (Apple or Android)

• Visit the Main Library or Branch

• Call the Library at 847.459.4100

Complete the log on the adventure map to receive a completion prize and chances to win a grand prize (for high school, adult and Launch Pad). 

Variety of DIY projects available at Library

In celebration of the Summer Library Adventure kickoff week, visit the Indian Trails Public Library District’s Launch Pad for a new DIY project every day the week of June 6-10. Registration not required. 

• Monday, June 6: Friendship Bracelets

• Tuesday, June 7: Make Your Own Button

• Wednesday, June 8: Painted Rocks

• Thursday, June 9: Keychains

• Friday, June 10: Postcards

            The Library is at 355 Schoenbeck Road, Wheeling. 

Need a Reason to Celebrate?

June 4

International Corgi Day

International Tabletop Day

National Bubbly Day

National Cognac Day

National Hug Your Cat Day

National Old Maids Day

June 5

Constitution Day

National Cancer Survivors Day

National Veggie Burger Day

June 6

D-Day

National Applesauce Cake Day

National Drive-In Movie Day

National Eyewear Day

National Gardening Exercise Day

June 7

World Caring Day

Daniel Boone Day

National Chocolate Ice Cream Day

National VCR Day

June 8

International Day of Action for Elephants in Zoos

National Best Friends Day

National Name Your Poison Day

National Upsy Daisy Day

June 9

National Sex Day

International Dark 'n Stormy® Day

National Donald Duck Day

National Strawberry Rhubarb Pie Day

June 10

National Ballpoint Pen Day

National Black Cow Day

National Egg Roll Day

National Herbs and Spices Day

June 11

King Kamehameha Day

National Corn on the Cob Day

National German Chocolate Cake Day

National Making Life Beautiful Day

National Rosé Day

World Gin 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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