Fence hopper damages cars / Trick-or-Treat hours / “Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade” coming up

 Fence hopping person damages vehicles – Police are investigating criminal damage to a vehicle after a person told them he saw a white pick-up truck, possibly a F-150, parked near 655 Grove Drive.

The man told them that the driver exited the vehicle and jumped over the fence to Trace

Drive. The subject then slashed a tire on a red sedan and jumped back over the fence to leave the parking lot. While the man was on the phone with 9-1-1, he said he saw the white pick-up truck park behind the red sedan and slashed another tire. The offender is described as a male white, approximately 5'10” wearing a black hoodie and black pants.

Bike swiped – Police report a bicycle valued at $400 was stolen from a business while an employee was at work in the 100 block of Dundee Road. Reports say the bike was secured to a pole with a chain and lock in the alley behind the business. The employee told police that she noticed the lock were cut and the bicycle was gone.

Catalytic converter thefts continue – A resident in the 1500 block of Johnson Drive told police that he heard excessive noise from his vehicle's exhaust system when he started his car. He found that the vehicle’s catalytic converter had been removed. Meanwhile, a customer at Woodman’s told police that his catalytic converter was stolen while he was in the store at around 2 a.m.

Stroller stolen? -- A resident told police that her husband took their son out for a walk in their stroller and left the stroller unattended for a few minutes in the parking lot at 160 Lexington Drive. ·When he returned, the stroller was gone. Police say they told the woman that someone may have mistakenly thought the stroller was being thrown away due to the proximity of the garbage dumpsters. She was encouraged to ask the business owner at 160 Lexington Dr to post a flyer explaining what had happened and request the return of the stroller.

Meds missing -- Staff at Mariano's Fresh Market reported various over-the-counter medications, including Prilosec, Nicorette, Nexium, and Pepcid were apparently stolen. Reports say management noticed a male exited the store carrying a green grocery bag full of store merchandise. The manager said she followed him out of the store and saw him throw the items in a dumpster behind the building. Although the products were recovered, they had to be discarded. The man was described as being 25-30 years old, wearing a brown shirt and black pants. He was wearing a medical mask and had a short dreadlocks hairstyle.

Liquor looted – A Walgreens employee told police that a man allegedly took five bottles of alcohol and left the store at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road without paying. The man was last seen entering a vehicle and traveling north on Buffalo Grove Road. The employee showed police a video of the subject taking the alcohol in the liquor section.

Vehicles damaged – A resident in the 100 block of Woodstone reported to police that two of his vehicles were damaged while they were parked in their driveway. He told police that the driver-side mirror housing and the rear passenger-side door frame on his 2022 Honda Civic were damaged by something that melted the plastic. He said his 2020 Honda HR-V suffered similar damage.

Vehicles burgled – Police report three cars were broken into during the past week. The first was in the 400 block Castlewood Lane. Reports say personal items and currency were taken from the vehicle overnight on Oct. 3.

In a second case, police say a car parked in the 500 block of Checker Drive was broken into. The vehicle’s owner said she found the vehicle’s identification card and other paperwork in the grass outside of his vehicle when he went outside to his vehicle in the morning. The glove box had also been opened.

            The third case involved a vehicle parked in the 500 block of Arbor Gate Lane. Reports say the vehicle’s owner noticed that someone had entered his car, but did not take anything.


In other community news…

Trick-or-Treating times set

Halloween Trick-or-Treating hours in Buffalo Grove are Monday, October 31 from 3 - 8 p.m. Residents are encouraged to turn on exterior lights to show they are welcoming trick-or-treaters.

 Early voting begins Oct. 24

Early voting for the November 8 election begins October 24 and runs through November 7. Offices up for election including Illinois Governor, state representatives and senators, and county elected seats across Illinois.

Early voting information is available at these sites:

** Cook County residents.

** Lake County residents.  

If you are not registered to vote, you can find information at these site:

** Cook County residents.

**Lake County residents.


Used book sale Oct. 8

The Indian Trails Public Library District will have a used book Saturday, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 8.

Patrons can fill a bag of books for $5. The entrance and exit for the book sale will be through the south doors of the library in the Lake Cook room (facing the park).Use of ISBN scanners is permitted between noon to 2 pm.

The Library is located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling.


Drug take back Oct. 29

Safely dispose of expired, unused or unneeded medications at the annual Drug Take Back Day from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. on Oct. 29 at the Police Station, 46 Raupp Blvd.

There is a permanent receptacle to drop off unwanted prescription drugs in the police station’s lobby. For more information, visit the DEA website or call the department's non-emergency number at (847) 459-2560.

 “ScribbleMonster” at ITPLD

The Indian Trails Public Library is hosting “Super Saturday: ScribbleMonster” at 11 a.m. on Oct. 15

This program is for all ages and participants are urged to bring their dancing shoes and wild imagination for the award-winning music and play of Jim from ScribbleMonster and PBS Kids' show Wimee's Words. Click here to register.

Native Americans topic of program

“Civic Spotlight: No One Ever Sees Indians: Native Americans in Media,” is the topic of a program at the Indian Trails Public Library at 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 17.

Speaker Ernest M Whiteman III, will discuss the many representations of Native Americans in media and how these representations inform audiences’ perceptions of Native peoples and issues. Click here to register. 

Passenger Safety Week results listed

The Buffalo Grove Police Department issued 15 seat belt citations, three distracted driving citations and two other citations during its Child Passenger Safety Week enforcement campaign from Sept. 18 to 30.

Buffalo Grove Police joined forces with more than 200 other local law enforcement agencies to increase awareness of proper child safety seat use and encourage all motorists to buckle up and pay attention. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign.

For more information on Illinois’ Child Passenger Safety program, including laws, seat selection, installation tips and where to get your child’s safety seat checked, use this link.

The Child Passenger Safety Week campaign was funded by federal traffic safety funds from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration and administered through the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

Comedy to be presented

Big Deal Productions will present its 2022 adult non-musical production, the classic comedy Blithe Spirit at the Community Arts Center, 225 N. McHenry Road,  at 7 p.m. on Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 3 pm on Oct.16 and 23.

All tickets are $19 in advance, or $22 at the door. Tickets are available for purchase via the link below. For information on group sales, accessible seating, or any questions, contact Jessi Hersman at 847.850.2152 or jessi@bgparks.org. 

“Pooch Parade” Oct. 22

A “Howl-O-Ween Pooch Parade” will be held at Willow Stream Park from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22

This free event will include a canine costume contest and doggy egg hunt. All furry-tailed friends and humans are welcome to attend, even if you do not have a dog.

Prizes and awards will be given to the most unique and creative costumes; categories include best costume and best family themed costume. Day of registrations will be accepted. In case of inclement weather, call the weather hotline at (847) 235.6857. For more information, contact Brian O’Malley at 847.850.2146 or brian@bgparks.org 

Arts and crafts fair Oct. 22

The Park District is sponsoring an arts & crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 22 at the Community Arts Center, 225 N. McHenry Road.

Attendees will be able to choose from a variety of items created by local crafters and business owners. For more information, call Aly Stanczak at (847) 850.2105.  

D21 Workshop set for parents

Community Consolidated School District 21 is offering a Restorative Practices Workshop to all parents/guardians in the District. The workshop will be available in English and Spanish and is targeted to families with students in all grades levels.  Childcare for ages 3-10 will be provided in the evening session.

The programs will be at the Hawthorne Early Childhood, 200 Glendale Street, Wheeling, on Oct. 18.

The Morning presentation is from 9 to 10:30 (English- Room 213 / Spanish - Library) and the evening presentations from 6 to 7:30 (English - Room 213 / Spanish - Room 207)

For the English workshop (Click here) and for the Spanish Workshop (Click here)


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Buffalo Grove News and Information starts its fifth year this week.  Thanks for reading and submitting news and information.


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Oct. 8

I Love Yarn Day

International Newspaper Carrier Day

National Chess Day

National Fluffernutter Day


Oct. 9


International Beer and Pizza Day

Leif Erikson Day


Oct. 10

Bonza Bottler Day

International Stage Management Day

International: Day of respect for cultural diversity

National Angel Food Cake Day

National Kick Butt Day


Oct. 11

It's My Party Day

National Coming Out Day

National Face Your Fears Day

National Spread Joy Day


Oct. 12

Day of Respect For Cultural Diversity

Emergency Nurses Day

National Pet Obesity Day 

National Take Your Parents To Lunch Day


Oct. 13

International Day for Failure

International Skeptics Day

National M&M Day

National No Bra Day

National Transfer Money to Your Son Day


Oct. 14

Be Bald and Be Free Day

National Dessert Day

National I Love You Day




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