Attempted murder charges filed / Domestic violence and firearms forum topic / Concert goes country

 Attempted murder charges filed -- Two Palatine men were charged with Class 1 Attempted Murder following a stabbing on Wednesday, June 28 in in the 600 block of Trace Drive.The men charged are Ryan Bruce, 33, and Ryan Neises, 20.
          According to police, officers were dispatched to an apartment for a report of a person who had been stabbed. Police located a person who was bleeding from lacerations in the arm and a puncture wound on the back. The victim was taken to a nearby hospital for emergency surgery and is recovering according to police.
         Buffalo Grove Police were able to identify two suspects who were known to the victim. Police say the victim had a previous altercation with one of the suspects and was spotted by the suspect near the Burger King restaurant at 1515 W. Dundee Road. Police say the victim was followed home where the stabbing took place. The suspects fled the scene prior to police arriving.
         Bruce and Neises were taken into custody by Buffalo Grove police with assistance from the Palatine Police Department.
         As of Friday, both men were being held without bond. Their next court date is set for 9 a.m. on July 29. at the Cook County Circuit Court in Rolling Meadows.

Families displaced by fires

Six families were forced out of their homes following two recent residential fires. Five families were displaced after a fire at 941 Pine Tree Circle South on Sunday, July 3. The fire, in a multi-family residential condominium building, resulted in a roof collapse. One person was taken to a hospital for observation. Two firefighters were treated at the scene. Firefighters from 18 area fire departments responded. A second fire occurred on July 5 in a single-family home at 1342 Brandywyn Ln. According to reports, firefighters were summoned to the house on reports of flames coming from the roof. No injuries were reported. Both fires are under investigation.

Vehicles targeted in break-ins

Buffalo Grove police report that six vehicles were broken into during the past week. In all cases, police say the interiors were “ransacked,” but no personal items were taken. According to police criminal trespass to vehicles incidents occurred in the 2200 block of Miramar Lane, the 900 block of Shady Grove Lane, two in the 1200 block of Devonshire Road,

Police say that there were two incidents of burglary to a motor vehicle. One was reported in the 0 – 10 block of Chestnut Court East, another in the 1200 block of west Dundee Road.

Alcohol thefts – People who weren’t trying to steal stuff from cars were opting for alcohol instead. Buffalo Grove police say a six pack of Budweiser beer was swiped from a gas station’s convenience store at 10 west Dundee Road, while a couple allegedly swiped several bottles of alcohol from the Jewel at 79 N. McHenry Road. Reports did not say what kind of alcohol was taken or if it was better than Budweiser.

A real nuisance – A resident in the 2300 block of Apple Hill Lane reported that vandals tossed “paper” into trees and left food in the yard and in the mailbox.


In Other Community News


Domestic violence and firearms presentation topic

Lake County Assistant State's Attorney Lauren Callinan and A Safe Place's Director of Development, Demaris Lorta are the feature speakers at Vernon Township's next Firearm Safety Event, “Domestic Violence & the Danger of Firearms” at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, July 13.

They will discuss the tools available to domestic violence victims and the people who care about them that can be used to decrease the risk of a firearm being used in a domestic violence incident. The program will discuss the difference between Orders of Protection and Firearm Restraining Orders, about the support services available in Lake County and additional topics.

In the wake of the Covid-19 pandemic, there has been an increase of gun violence in Lake County that corresponds with a 500% increase in firearm sales since March 2020.

The event begins at 7 p.m. on July 13 and will be at the Vernon Township Community Services Building, 2900 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove.


Blood donors needed

In an email newsletter to residents, County Board Member Marah Altenberg reminded residents that NorthShore University Health Systems is seeking blood donations for the victims of the Highland Park shooting. Donations can be made through Vitalant or directly to NorthShore Hospital by appointment at or by phone at (847) 570-2242. 


Safety Town Saturday scheduled

The Park District is holding a second session of “Safety Town Saturday” from July 16 through Aug. 13 at Rick Drazner Park, 401 Aptakisic Rd.

Each of the four sessions are designed to prepare students for the summer months and outdoor adventures, including camping, family vacations, day camp, bicycle riding, water, sports, and especially stranger danger.

This session will include new safety topics, and exciting games and crafts. Bikes and motorized cars are provided. Each participant must bring a helmet, and wear shoes and socks to each class. For more information, contact Liz Sass at (847) 850-2136 or


Tuesday night concert series goes country

The Park District’s Tuesday night concert series July 12 will feature “Gone Country.” The free concert at Willow Stream Park is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.. Food will be available from Serena's Grill. Beer, wine and soft drinks are available for purchase at every concert. Attendees are welcome to bring food and nonalcoholic beverages into the park. Alcohol, however, must be purchased at the park, and may not be brought in with you.


Enhanced safety at BG days likely

Enhanced safety measures for Buffalo Grove Days are likely in wake of the mass shooting in Highland Park. Village Manager Dane Bragg told the Journal & Topics that “We are reviewing safety protocols and making recommendations and modifications that are warranted for Buffalo Grove Days, but what those will be is still too early to tell.” Buffalo Grove Days is scheduled from Sept. 1 to 5.

The village provided first-responder support to Highland Park on July 4 and as of Friday, July 8, was continuing to provide assistance


Stormwater basin checks ahead

The village’s Engineering Department will be sending letters to homeowners association boards and maintenance companies for annual stormwater basin inspections.

Inspections play a critical role in ensuring the stormwater system is functioning. Most inspections take 20 - 30 minutes and help identify or address issues before they become larger, urgent, costly or destructive. For more information and resources, click here.


Need a reason to celebrate?

July 9

Collector Car Appreciation Day

International Skinny Dip DayJust bring the bare necessities.

National Don't Put all your Eggs in One Omelet Day

National Sugar Cookie Day


July 10

Barn Day

Don't Step On A Bee Day

National Piña Colada Day

Teddy Bear Picnic Day


July 11

All American Pet Photo Day

Cheer Up the Lonely Day

International Town Criers Day

National Free Slurpee Day

National Mojito Day Beats a Slurpee.


July 12

Cow Appreciation DayAn udderly great day to have a moooving experience.

Etch A Sketch Day

National Eat Your Jello DayBut only if there’s room.

Paper Bag Day


July 13

Embrace Your Geekness Day --- Wear a pocket protector.

National Barbershop Music Appreciation Day

National Beans ‘N’ Franks Day

National French Fry Day


July 14

National Grand Marnier Day

National Mac and Cheese Day

National Nude Day – Not to be confused with International Skinny Dip Day.

National Tape Measure Day


July 15

Celebration of the Horse Day

National I Love Horses Day

National Be A Dork Day

National Gummi Worm Day

National Pet Fire Safety Day

National Respect Canada Day Poutine for everyone, eh?


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