High-speed chase / Memory Café / Park registration starts
High speed chase – Police report an unidentified motorist fled police after an attempted traffic stop. Reports say the vehicle was observed without a front license plate while traveling southbound on Arlington Heights Road at Heritage Place. The vehicle, police say, accelerated to speeds in excess of 100 mph. The vehicle, described as a ”newer model” Dodge Charger, failed to ignore the pursuing officer despite activation of lights and sirens. The vehicle was observed at Arlington Heights and Dundee roads traveling at 114 mph.
Catalytic converters swiped -- Police report that two catalytic converters were stolen from vehicles. In one case, a vehicle, a 2018 Isuzu, was parked on July 28 in the parking lot of the Sheraton Four Points Hotel, 900 W. Lake-Cook Road. In the second case, the vehicle, a 2007 Honda, was parked in a residential parking lot at the Oak Creek Condominiums. This theft occurred Aug. 1.
Kid’s car copped – Police report a children’s battery-operated ride-on car was stolen from a front porch in the 200 block of Dundee Parkway. Reports say a girls pink and white bicycle was left behind in the car’s place.
Theft from car – A resident in the 1500 block of Brandywyn Lane reported their car was broken into July 30. The only thing reported missing was the state-issued handicapped parking permit.
Package theft – A resident in the 1200 block of Deerfield Parkway reported a package with undisclosed contents valued at more than $500 was stolen from the front door.
In Other Community News
Register now for Buffalo Grove Days offerings
* “Fun and Food” Sept. 5
A "Fun & Food" program to give individuals with disabilities and their family members free access to the Buffalo Grove Days carnival rides is scheduled from 10 a.m. to noon on Monday, Sept 5. The Village's Rick Kahen Commission For Residents with Disabilities hosts the "Fun & Food" event which also provides participants with complimentary to-go food bags prepared by the Commission.
Registration is required to participate, so make sure to complete the form here by Friday, Sept. 2.
* Save by purchasing carnival passes in advance
Advance passes for the Buffalo Grove Days carnival are now on sale so attendees can save on rides.
The Advance Ride Wristband is $30 and good for one day of unlimited rides; the Advanced Megapass is $65 and gets you unlimited rides during the entire festival (Sept.1 – 5) at Mike Rylko Park.
Memory café program set
The next monthly program for the “Memory Café” is Thursday, Aug. 25.
The Memory Café, held at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd., is a place where people with memory loss due to dementia or other causes come together with their caregivers to socialize and participate in activities.
The program is jointly sponsored by the Buffalo Grove Police, Belmont Village, Vernon Area Public Library, Indian Trails Public Library, Sunrise Senior Living, Buffalo Grove Park District, SAFER Buffalo Grove Triad, and the Buffalo Grove Community Foundation are all sponsors of this program. Programs are the fourth Thursday of every month and are free to all participants
Railroad crossing closure set
The Canadian National Railway crossing on Buffalo Grove Road will be closed from Aug. 8 through Aug. 12.
The crossing, at Buffalo Grove Road south of Port Clinton Road, is undergoing repairs 9 a.m. this coming Monday, Aug. 8 through the evening of Friday, Aug.12.
Drivers should find an alternative route for the week. The suggested detour routes and a map of the area can be found here.
Rotary duck race Sept. 4
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is once again holding its annual duck race. The numbers of all the entries will be entered into the "duck pool" and winning duck numbers will be drawn at random on Sunday, Sept. 4 at 5:30 p.m. with a live simulcast at Buffalo Grove Days. Winners will be on posted the club’s website, bgrotary.org, a few days after the event.
For more details and to purchase your ducks, click here.
Fall 2022 resident registration open
The Park District’s Fall 2022 program guide is now available online at bgparks.org. Residents can check out the variety of programs and events planned. Resident registration is open and can be done in person, online, by mail, by fax or via the drop box located outside the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr. For more information, visit bgparks.org.
Preschool registration is open
Enrollment for the Buffalo Grove Park District’s 2022-2023 preschool year is now open. The preschool offers classes for children ages 2 - 4 years old.
“Flights In The Park” Aug. 20
“Flights in the Park,” a fundraiser sponsored by the Friends of the Park is scheduled from 4 to 7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 20 at Willow Stream Park, 65 Old Checker Road. Proceeds will help families in need and Military families participate in Park District programming.
The event will offer participants the opportunity to sample beer, wine or nonalcoholic beverages along with snacks from local businesses.
In addition to tastings and snacks, there will be a 50/50 Raffle and live music by Tap Room All-Stars
Cost is $40 for a beer flight, $45 for a wine flight and $25 for nonalcoholic beverages.
Preregistration is required, as limited tickets are available. Click on this link to purchase tickets. In case of inclement weather, check the Rainout Line app, or call (847) 235.6857.
Schneider offering programs for students
* “Brad’s Bookworms” kicks off
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) has started his sixth annual “Brad’s Bookworms,” a program to encourage reading and learning for K-5 age students and their families.
Students participating in the program are asked to read 10 books with help from parents, grandparents, older siblings, or other family members by Dec. 12, 2022. Those who meet the goal of 10 books will be invited with their families to a recognition ceremony with Congressman Schneider in early 2023 to celebrate their achievement.
For additional information, call Schneider’s Lincolnshire Office at (847) 383-4870 or email email@example.com.
* Applications available for 10th District STEAM program
Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) is encouraging Tenth Congressional District students to participate in the 2022-2023 Tenth District STEAM Scholars program, an educational opportunity for local high school students to learn about science, technology, education, art, and math through hands-on learning experiences.
This will be the fourth class of STEAM Scholars following the inaugural 2018-2019 class. The program was previously known as STEM Scholars but has changed to incorporate the arts and humanities fields as well. This program is open to all rising sophomores and juniors who live in or attend high schools located within Illinois’s Tenth Congressional District. Due to space constraints, only two applicants from each high school will be selected for participation in this competitive program.
Students can apply online at this link by Monday, Sept. 12.
Village rates AAA bond rating
The village of Buffalo Grove has received the highest possible bond rating – ‘AAA’ – from Standard & Poor’s Global Ratings (S&P).
Applied to both the village’s existing debt portfolio and its 2022 General Obligation bonds, S&P cited several reasons to validate the top rating, including the village’s recent redevelopment efforts. Approximately $380 million in public and private investments are currently underway or were recently completed in Buffalo Grove, including The Clove (Town Center redevelopment), Northwest Community Hospital, Lou Malnati’s Corporate Headquarters and Ricky Rockets multi-use development, as well as major infrastructure reinvestment in streets, sewers and water mains. The village has more than $250 million in programmed public and private investment over the next two years.
S&P’s rating report also highlights the village’s strong management practices and budgetary controls that attributes to its strong financial performance and balanced operations.
People & Promotions
Student finalist in science challenge
Buffalo Grove student Amritha Praveen has been touted as a finalist in prestigious 3M Young Scientist Challenge. You can learn about her accomplishments at this link.
Air Force promotes BGHS grad
Buffalo Grove native Alexander Wziontka was promoted to a captain in the U.S. Air Force. Wziontka is a 2012 graduate of Buffalo Grove High School and an Eagle Scout from Troop 140 out of St. Mary Parish in Buffalo Grove.
A cybersecurity officer, Wziontka is currently assigned to Ramstein Air Force Base, Ramstein-Miesenbach, Germany.
Need A Reason To Celebrate?
National Farmers Market Week -- Don’t forget – BG’s is every Sunday (except Sept. 4) at Rylko Park!
National Book Lovers Day – Visit a library – or a Little Free Library!
Elvis Week -- Thank you, thank you very much.
National Align Your Teeth Day -- Brace yourself for a good time.
National Julienne Fries Day --Sponsored by Popeil?
National Middle Child Day --We deserve it!
National Filet Mignon Day -- Got a beef with this one?
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