Fraudulent sale / Planners like Rylko redo / Schneider seeks holiday cards

 Fraudulent sale -- A resident told police that he paid $950 for an iPhone 14 Max Pro that ended up being an Apple product counterfeit. The man told police that he noticed the phone for sale on Facebook Marketplace and contacted the seller via Facebook Messenger. The man described the seller as a black female, approximately 5 feet, 2 inches tall and 110 lbs. Reports say the sales transaction took place in the parking lot of the Chase bank located at 850 S. Buffalo Grove Road. Police advised the man of the increase in fraud and in scams and advised him to meet potential sellers outside of a police station for his safety and to possibly deter would-be offenders.

Cops quell bus fight -- Police were summoned to the area of Busch and Deerfield parkways for a report of a fight on a PACE bus. The driver of the PACE bus radioed PACE dispatch requesting they call 9-1-1 in regard to a fight on the bus. The driver also told PACE Dispatch that one of the passengers needed an ambulance.

According to reports, one passenger said he was on the bus when it stopped to pick up another passenger who stated was having issues paying for the bus fare and it was going to make him late to the train station.

The second passenger said that after he got on the bus, they had a verbal argument. The passenger said he didn't wish to pursue the matter and refused to be seen by fire department paramedics and that he was only interested in getting to the train station to catch the last train for the night. I spoke with ·about his account of the incident. He stated after he got on the bus started an argument. According to the second passenger, the first passenger walked up to him and they started fighting. He declined to provide additional details and told officers he was not hurt and refused any medical attention.


Phone swiped -- A customer at the Dunkin’ at 1649 Old McHenry Road, told police that an unknown person, described as a white woman in her mid-30s, stole her phone from the wireless charging station. The woman said the offender was the only person inside the store at the time the crime occurred and she witnessed her walk several times as she talked on her cell phone which she found to be suspicious behavior.


Sleazy rider -- Police report that they pursued a person with a backpack and helmet riding a dirt bike at a high rate of speed with no license plate westbound on Dundee Road near Golfview Terrace. Despite activating police vehicle emergency lights, the motorcycle did not pull over or slow down. Officers notified dispatch about the fleeing dirt bike.


In Other Community News


Planners like Rylko revamp plans

            As reported here last week, the Planning and Zoning Commission was set to discuss $6 million in additions and revamping of some facilities at Mike Rylko Park. The Commission did so on Nov. 16 and apparently liked what it heard and saw. According to reporting in the Daily Herald, the planning czars gave the proposal a thumbs up and moved its recommendation to the Village Board. The Herald’s Steve Zalusky reported that the current plan calls for “a new amphitheater, a large, covered event space, renovation and expansion of the Spray 'N Play facility, and reconstruction of the playground area.” While a formal timetable for the project has not been announced, park officials says one possible scenario is for construction to start after Buffalo Grove Days in 2023, with completion in time for Buffalo Grove Days in 2024.

Holiday closures, schedule changes

Village Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday November 24 and 25 for the Thanksgiving holiday. In addition, Waste Management’s garbage collection will be delayed by one day next week for those with regular pickups on Thursday and Friday.

Cops hope to gobble up offenders

The Buffalo Grove Police Department (BGPD) along with other Illinois law enforcement agencies will be working around the clock to make sure Thanksgiving holiday travelers are buckled up and driving safely by participating in “Click It or Ticket” enforcement from Nov. 18 – 28.

The program focuses on drivers and passengers who are not wearing a seatbelt.

The Police Department offers the following tips for residents who may celebrate the holiday period with alcohol or other impairing substances:

·         Plan for a sober ride home before you go out.

·         If you’ve been drinking or using marijuana or other drugs, call a taxi, take mass transit, or call a family member to get you home safely.

·         Use your favorite ride-share service, such as Uber or Lyft, or use public transportation.

·         If you see a drunken driver, pull over safely and call 9-1-1.

The Thanksgiving enforcement effort is made possible by federal traffic safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. 

Corrected information about ITPLD’s “One Book, One Community” open house

The Indian Trails Public Library has announced the 2022-2023 One Book, One Community (OBOC) book: The Bohemians by Jasmin Darznik.

Interested readers can kick off this year's OBOC program by visiting our open house from noon to 2 pm. on Sunday, Dec. 11 and not Dec. 4 as reported here last week.

Now in its seventh year, One Book, One Community (OBOC) is a partnership among Cook Memorial, Indian Trails and Vernon Area public library districts to encourage dialogue and build community through a shared experience of literature. Members can join in book discussions, attend relevant programs and attend an author event on Sunday, Feb. 26. Participants can register for OBOC programs and enjoy music and refreshments. Free copies of the book will be distributed while supplies last. Registration is not required. You can learn about The Bohemians at this link.  

Schneider announces holiday card competition, collection

U.S. Representative Brad Schneider (IL-10) has launched the "Holiday Cards for Heroes" program for the 2022 holiday season. He also announced the opening of his annual competition to design his office's holiday card.

For the "Holiday Cards for Heroes" program, Schneider invites Tenth District constituents to drop off holiday cards for military service members at Congressman Schneider's District Office in Lincolnshire through Tuesday, December 12th. Please do not put the cards in sealed envelopes. Last year, Schneider's office collected and distributed more than 650 cards with help from the United Service Organizations (USO).

A drop box for cards will be outside Congressman Schneider's District Office at 111 Barclay Blvd., Suite 200, in Lincolnshire.

Schneider’s seventh annual holiday card design competition, gives elementary school students in the Tenth District a chance to submit artwork to be featured on the cover of Congressman Schneider's office Holiday Card. This year's theme is "Home for The Holidays." Participants are encouraged to express what this phrase means to them through their card design.

Students may submit their entries by email to All submissions are due by Monday, Dec. 9. The winner will be announced by early December.

For additional information, call (847) 383-4870. 

Be careful how you leave leaves

Curbside collection of leaves and landscape waste by Waste Management ends the week of Dec. 12.

Residents are reminded that leaves cannot be raked into the street as doing so can clog storm drains and cause flooding. Residents who don’t feel like bagging their leaves can mulch them using a lawnmower or move leaves to garden beds.


Happy Thanksgiving!

The staff and management of Buffalo Grove News and Information will be following the three C’s next week – Cooking, Carving and Consuming – and will be taking the week off.  Barring any major breaking news, BGNI will return the week of Nov. 28.

Happy Thanksgiving!


Need a reason to celebrate?


Nov. 19

Family Volunteer Day

National Have A Bad Day Day

International Men’s Day

National Adoption Day

National Carbonated Beverage With Caffeine Day

World Toilet Day


Nov. 20

Future Teachers of America Day

International Hug a Runner Day

Name Your PC Day

National Pay Back Your Parents Day


Nov. 21

National Red Mitten Day

National Stuffing Day

Odd Socks Day


Nov. 22

Go For A Ride Day

Love Your Freckles Day


Nov. 23


Eat A Cranberry Day

National Espresso Day

National Jukebox Day

What Do You Love About America Day


Nov. 24

In addition to Thanksgiving, it’s also…

D.B. Cooper Day

National Day of Mourning

National Dog Show Broadcast

National Family Health History Day


Nov. 25

Blasé Day

Buy Nothing Day

Flossing Day

National Play Day with Dad


Nov. 26

Good Grief Day

National Anti-Obesity Day

National Cake Day


Nov. 27

National Bavarian Cream Pie Day

National Craft Jerky Day

Turtle Adoption Day



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