Bank robbery probe continues / Candidate filing begins / SAFE-T Act forum topic

 Investigation into bank heist continues – Buffalo Grove police are working with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) following an armed robbery Dec. 10. According to a press release, the robbery occurred at the Bank of America, 55 W. Lake Cook Road at around 12:15 p.m. The release said two individuals were allegedly involved and last seen fleeing the property in a white Jeep Grand Cherokee.

Auto theft probe continues -- Police are continuing their investigation into the theft of a 2018 Mercedes-Benz E63 AMG that was reportedly stolen from CDE Collision Repair, 920 Deerfield Parkway for a report of a stolen vehicle. Reports say several subjects entered the garage of the facility and drove the car out of the garage. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Health Club thefts – Buffalo Grove Police report four incidents of theft from Sky Fitness, 1501 Busch Parkway. In one case, a person told police someone removed two credit cards from his wallet that was in his locked locker. A second person told police that two credit cards and approximately $200 in cash were taken from his wallet while he was at Sky Fitness. In a third case, a person told police that someone stole credit cards out of the victim's purse while it was stored in a locker. A fourth person filed a similar report saying that the day after he was at the Club, he received a fraud alert for his credit card. stating his card had been used at the department store. He contacted the store and advised them of the fraud and then discovered his credit card and card had also been taken. The person told police that he believes they were taken while he was at Sky Fitness on Dec. 1 between 4 and 6 p.m. The other three reported thefts occurred Nov. 29.

Probe into residential burglary continues – The investigation continues into a burglary from a home in the 1100 block of Greenridge Road. The victim told police that an unknown offender entered the residence and stole personal items from the home on Nov. 29.

Catalytic converter swiped – It’s bad enough if you have a catalytic converter stolen from your car, but two? If you have a Toyota Tundra it’s possible. Police report that a person told them two of the four catalytic converters on her Toyota Tundra were stolen as it was parked in the south parking lot of Twin Groves Middle School.

DUI leads to four chargesA Prospect Heights man faces four charges after a traffic stop. Police say Angel Medina, 20, was observed traveling westbound on Lake Cook Road in his Jeep Compass at reported speed of 72 MPH in a 45 MPH zone. Medina was stopped for speeding, but reports say, further investigation revealed Medina was showing signs of alcohol impairment. He was charged with Aggravated DUI- Violation for the Third or Subsequent Time, Aggravated DUI- During Period When Driving Privileges Revoked or Suspended, DUI - Under the Influence of Alcohol, and DUI - Alcohol Concentration 0.08 or More.

A “brewhaha?” -- The hotel manager at the Sheraton Four Points, 900 W. Lake-Cook Rd., reported to police that an unknown person broke the beer tap at the bar during the overnight hours. The beer tap had been forced open, and beer had been spilled over the bar and onto the floor. A person was questioned by police, but denied damaging the beer tap.

Sweet theft – Police report that an unknown man allegedly stole an ice cream and candy bar from the Walgreens at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Road. Reports did not indicate the kind of candy bar or flavor of ice cream.


In Other Community News

Memorial service for victims set

A public memorial service for three of the five persons found slain Dec. 1 will be at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center, 225. McHenry Road. The service is scheduled to begin at 12:30 p.m. Full details can be found in this Daily Herald Report.

Candidate filing begins

Petition filing for Residents seeking elected village offices began Monday, Dec. 12 and will continue until 6:30 p.m. on Monday, Dec. 19 at which time a lottery will be held and the list of candidates announced.

Village positions to be decided in the April 4 election include Village Board President, Village Clerk and three trustee positions.

According to reports in the Daily Herald, “Only village Trustee Eric Smith submitted nominating petitions to seek the village president's post in April. Two-term incumbent Village President Beverly Sussman announced in August she would not seek another four-year term.

Incumbent village trustees Gregory Pike and David Weidenfeld joined planning and zoning Commissioner Frank Cesario in filing to run for trustee. Three of the village board's six trustee seats will be at stake on Election Day.”

Yard waste collection ends this week

Curbside collection of leaves and landscape waste by Waste Management ends this week. Residents are reminded that leaves cannot be raked into the street as doing so can clog storm drains and cause flooding.

‘Rally for Love’ to honor Club Q victims

An event recognizing the victims of the Club Q shooting in Colorado Springs, Colorado, will be held Tuesday, Dec. 13 from 6 – 8 p.m. at the Vernon Township community services building, 2900 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove. The event, “Rally for Love,” is hosted by State Rep. Daniel Didech and State Sen. Adriane Johnson.

Featured speaker will be 18th District Lake County Board member Sara Knizhnik. She is chair of the Lake County State’s Attorney’s Gun Violence Prevention Initiative.

Chanukah events set

Northwest Suburban Chabad is planning several Chanukah events on Sunday, Dec. 18 including a menorah parade, beginning at 3:45 p.m. and Chanukah Bowl beginning at 7 p.m. Information about both events can be found here.

Donate cold weather wear

New and gently used coats and other cold weather gear are being collected until the end of March in the Police Department lobby, 46 Raupp Blvd. All items will be donated to the Midwest Veterans Closet.

Old park, new name

Green Lake Park is now officially Reiner Park in honor of longtime Park Board Commissioner, Dr. Larry Reiner. A new sign has been installed; and, there will be a park dedication in the spring.

Village Manager gets contract extension

Buffalo Grove Village Manager Dane Bragg will be around for four more years. The Village Board Dec. 5 approved a four-year contract extension that, among other things, gives him an annual 3% salary increase which tops out at $325,000. According to reporting in the Daily Herald, Bragg’s current salary is $292,097.

Town hall to address SAFE-T Act

State Rep. Daniel Didech, Lake County State's Attorney Eric Rinehart and Lake County Board member Sara Knizhnik will host a town hall meeting from 6:30 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, Dec. 15 to discuss the SAFE-T Act and its implementation in Lake County. The forum will be at the Vernon Township community services building, 2900 N. Main St., Buffalo Grove.

Email or call (847) 478-9909 for more information. Persons not able to attend the event can email Didech to set up a time to talk about their questions or concerns.

Indoor farmers market

An indoor farmers market is available at the Vernon Township Community Services building, 2900 N. Main St. through April. The market is open from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

A variety of produce and other items are available, The next market, according to its Facebook page, is Sunday, Jan. 8, 2023.

ITPLD offers finals night study

Two finals night study sessions are scheduled at the Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd.

They will be from 5 – 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 17 and Sunday, Dec. 18.

The extended hours are for high school students only. The library will remain open later to get students through finals preparation As a limited number of computers will be available, personal devices are encouraged. Snacks will be provided. No registration required.

Kids concert at Library

A concert featuring “Little Miss Ann” is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Dec. 17 at the Indian Trails Library, 355 Schoenbeck Road.

Sing, dance and rock out with Ann Torralba, best known as Little Miss Ann, and a guest fiddler for an interactive concert for families. Free tickets distributed 30 minutes before the program.

Need something to celebrate?

Dec. 13

National Cocoa Day

National Cream Cheese Frosting Day

Pick A Pathologist Pal Day

Dec. 14

Martyred Intellectuals Day

National Bouillabaisse Day

Roast Chestnuts Day

Dec. 15

Bill of Rights Day

Lemon Cupcake Day

National Cupcake Day

National Re-Gifting Day

National Cat Herders Day

Dec. 16

Barbie And Barney Backlash Day

National Chocolate Covered Anything Day

National Ugly Sweater Day

Stupid Toy Day

Dec. 17

Festival of Winter Walks

National Device Appreciation Day

National Maple Syrup Day

Dec. 18

Answer The Telephone Like Buddy The Elf Day

Bake Cookies Day

National Crime Junkie Day

Wear a Plunger on Your Head Day

Dec. 19

National Hard Candy Day

National Oatmeal Muffin Day

Look for an Evergreen Day




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