Cops probe robbery, theft / Caregivers program set / Adopt a storm drain

Robbery under investigation – Police responded to a report of a robbery at the PNC Bank, 1177 W. Lake-Cook Road. Reports say the victim was walking in the parking lot towards the bank entrance as the offender grabbed a pouch and wallet out of his hand. Witnesses said a male subject, dressed in black, exited a dark sedan in the parking lot, and ran toward the victim snatching the items, and then ran back to the car.

The subject entered the back seat and the car turned left onto southbound Arlington Heights Road. Witnesses told police that things happened so quickly they were unable to get a detailed description of the offender or the vehicle.

They described the offender as wearing black pants, a black top and a black cap. The vehicle was described only as a black sedan.

The pouch contained assorted checks, cash, credit cards, and identification. Officials from PNC Bank and nearby businesses were alerted to the incident and will be reviewing their security footage.

Wallet stolen – A woman told police that someone stole her clutch out of her purse while she was shopping at the Jewel at  79 N. McHenry Rd. The woman told police she was in the yogurt aisle when a white male, approximately 5'3", came up to her and asked her a question about the fat content inside a yogurt. The victim told police that she believes it was at that time that her bright red clutch was taken out of her purse. She did not recall what the person was wearing.

Reports say that while she was driving home, she received fraud notifications from First National bank of Omaha for a possible fraudulent transaction of $954.61 at the Wheeling Target. Responding officers went to Jewel for follow-up, but the store did not have any cameras in the yogurt aisle. Officers also visited Target where store officials were able to locate the transaction for $954.61 that was done at the self check-out register. The offender was attempting to purchase two bottles of Dasani 20-ounce water bottles and one $500 Target gift card and one $450 Target gift card. Reports say the offender attempted to use four different credit cards, all of which were declined.

According to police, the offender was white male wearing a black and gray ball cap, eyeglasses, black vest, white t-shirt, blue jeans, and black/white shoes.

AC damaged -- A resident in the 900 block of Thompson reported to police that his air conditioning unit was damaged, apparently by vandals. Reports say he noticed that his sump pump PVC pipe on the back of his house was broken and while examining the pipe, noticed that air conditioning located right next to the PVC pipe, was also damaged. According to police, it appeared as if the pipes and unit were kicked due to the small surface area of damage.

Candle copped -- A resident in the 100 block of Oak Creek Drive reported that a FedEx package was stolen from the lobby of her building. The package contained a “Yankee Candle” valued at $15.80. ·

Window smashed – A resident in the 300 block of Melinda Lane told police that someone threw a rock through her front window in the early morning hours of Oct. 18. Reports say the resident was awakened by the sound of a loud bang and found a landscaping rock laying on their living room floor.

Rylko Park vandals – For the second time in two weeks, vandals struck Mike Rylko Park. Police reports say the hockey rink boards were damaged by spray paint tagging. Police speculate that The tagging was the same as the tagging on 10-11-2022 in the bathrooms of the same location.


In Other Community News

Caregivers program set

State Senator Adriane Johnson (D-30), along with state representatives Jonathan Carroll (D-57) and Daniel Didech (D-59) and U.S. Rep. Brad Schneider (D-10), are hosting a Caregiver Fair to provide resources for caregivers and those that they care for. It will be from 3 – 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 23 at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center at 225 McHenry Rd.

There will be a meal prep demonstration offered on site for people who are differently abled. This fair will be an opportunity for Caregivers to connect and receive resources and build community. 


Hogyn’s a hero

Hogyn, the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s K9, has retired after more than six years of service with the department. Hogyn rose through the K9 ranks to become one of Buffalo Grove’s finest after being partnered with his handler, Officer Danielle Baron, in February 2016.

Hogyn had specialized training in narcotics, article and cadaver location as well as tracking. No official plans have been announced about replacing Hogyn.


Drug Take Back Day Oct. 29

Residents can safely dispose of expired, unused or unneeded medications at the annual Drug Takeback Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Police Station, 46 Raupp Blvd. There is also a permanent receptacle to drop off unwanted prescription drugs in the police station’s lobby.


Traffic back to normal on Thompson

Two-way traffic for the first time since June. However, officials say work is continuing and motorists are urged to drive carefully through the construction zone.


Flag applications due Nov. 1

The Village Board is accepting applications to fly special flags at the Village Rotary Green. Examples of special flags include, but are not limited to heritage month flags, flags of other countries, flags supporting public awareness or flags supporting social justice initiatives. Village residents interested in displaying a special flag in 2023 must apply using this link by Tuesday, Nov 1. Approved flags will only be displayed at the Village Rotary Green.


Shredding event Nov. 5

Residents who have documents with personal information that need to be safely and securely destroyed can bring them to the Metra Parking Lot, 825 Commerce Court, from 9 a.m. until noon on Saturday, Nov. 5 and have the shredded free. A list of accepted documents and other information can be found here. The event is sponsored jointly by The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and the village of Buffalo Grove.


Symphonic Band concert to feature stage and screen tunes

The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will present its 2022 Fall Concert, “From Stage and Screen”, featuring music from the Broadway stage, Hollywood movies, and television shows, at 7 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 12 at the Vernon Hills High School Performing Arts Center 145 Lakeview Parkway in Vernon Hills. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Tickets for senior citizens and students are $8.

Tickets can be obtained online at: this link, or at the Buffalo Grove Village Hall. For more details check symphonic band's website.


New brand, logo ahead?

            Poet e.e. Cummings declared that “Buffalo Bill’s defunct”.

            Now it seems as if the village may agree with Cummings. Sort of. According to reporting in the Daily Herald, the village is mulling new branding and logo. It will be the second time in seven years the Village Board has given the green light for a review of the village’s branding and logo.


Leaves? Bag ‘em, compost ‘em or adopt ‘em

The Department of Public Works has some tips for dealing with disposing of fallen leaves.

DPW suggests:

** Bag leaves for curbside collection now through December 15. More information is available at this link.

** Mulch leaves with a lawnmower, fertilizing your lawn with healthy nutrients,

** Compost leaves in a garden.

And, lastly --

** Adopt a storm drain near your home, and keep it clear of leaves and debris this fall -- Yes, this is legit. The village did not indicate if drain parents get a certificate of adoption suitable for framing.


Once Upon A Mattress performances set

Big Deal Productions will present Once Upon A Mattress: Youth Edition, as the fall 2022 Children’s Theatre production. Shows are at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 18 and at 3 p.m. on Nov. 12, 13, and 19. All shows are at the Community Arts Center, 225 N. McHenry Rd.

Tickets are available for purchase at this link. All tickets are $15 in advance or $17 at the door, and will incur a $1 convenience fee per ticket. For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847.850.2132 or


Another holiday, another enforcement

            The Buffalo Grove Police Department, thanks to funding from the federal highway safety dollars and administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation, will be cracking down on motorists who consume more than trick or treat candy.

            The Halloween enforcement period runs through Oct. 31 and will be focusing on impaired drivers.


Veterans Day observance Nov. 11

The Park District will be honoring all veterans, their families and friends on Veterans Day, Nov. 11 at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road. The program includes lunch from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. followed by a ceremony at 1:30. VFW Post 981 Color Guard will present and remove the Colors, as well as present a special Armed Services Flag Presentation.

Speeches and military music will also be included in our celebration. Lunch will be served before the program. This is sure to be a day that will be remembered by everyone. All ages are invited to this special celebration of our veterans. For more information, contact Brian O’Malley at (847) 850-2146 or


Need A Reason To Celebrate?


Oct. 22

International Caps Lock Day

National Make a Dog’s Day

National Nut Day

National Scar Appreciation Day


Oct. 23

International Swallows Depart from San Juan Capistrano Day

National Boston Cream Pie Day

National iPod Day


Oct. 24

National Bologna Day

National Jamaican Jerk Day

National Kangaroo Awareness Day

Bat Appreciation Week


Oct. 25

International Artist Day

National Chucky The Notorious Killer Doll Day

National Fine Art Appreciation Day

National Greasy Foods Day


Oct. 26

National Chicken Fried Steak Day

National Financial Crime Fighter Day

National Mincemeat Day

National Pumpkin Day


Oct. 27

Cranky Co-Workers Day

National American Beer Day

National Black Cat Day


Oct. 28

Bandana Day

Frankenstein Friday

National Breadstick Day

National Chocolate Day

National First Responders Day


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