Felony charges for truck driver / Aptakisic reconstruction / Benefit concert

Truck driver faces felony drug charges – A 31-year-old Plainfield man was charged with DUI-drugs and two Class Four felony charges for drug possession after a witness contacted the police to report a  semi-truck swerving and striking curbs while being driven northbound on McHenry Road near Buffalo Grove Road. Police responded to the area, found the semi-truck and made a traffic stop at which time they found that Luis Berrios was showing signs of impairment. During their investigation, officers found controlled substances inside Berrios’ semi-truck.

Woodman’s hit by retail thefts – A man received an adjudication ticket for retail theft after he was caught trying to swipe $60 worth of goods from Woodman’s Market, 1550 Deerfield Parkway. Police say the items, which were recovered, included broccoli, cauliflower, Tater Tots and a bottle of rum.

            In a second incident, police were called to the store on a report of a woman suspected of shoplifting. According to police, a store security officer stated that while he was monitoring their surveillance cameras, he observed a woman acting suspiciously while inside the store. Reports say the employee observed her as she was at the self check out and noted that she scanned some items in her cart but not others.

Reports say after the woman completed her purchase she began to leave the store but was stopped by store security. Store officials said the woman had $199.47 worth of items, but admitted she didn't pay for all the items in her cart and apologized for her actions. She received an adjudication citation and a trespass warning.

Speaking of Woodman’s  -- Police report that they were summoned to the store by management who said three men vandalized a restroom. Reports say a subject entered the bathroom, knocked the soap dispenser off the wall, drew something on a stall door, ate half a candy bar and disposed of the rest on the floor, and then left the store. Once outside, reports say the person threw a bag of salt on the ground. The damage was estimated at less than $500.

Theft up in smoke? – Police report more than $50 worth of Nicorette was stolen from the Walgreens at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.

Mailbox blown up – A resident the 400 block of Mayfair lane told police she heard an explosion the night of Jan. 7 only to find the next morning that an unknown person  blew it up with an explosive device. She told police there were no other unusual occurrences. No other damage reported in the area.


In other Community News

Aptakisic Road work set

Major reconstruction of Aptakisic Road between Buffalo Grove Road and Ill Rt. 83 is expected to begin this year, according to Marah Altenberg, Dist. 19 Lake County Board member

In an email to constituents, Altenberg said the project includes widening the road to five lanes, which includes a center turn lane. Plans also include a multi-use path on the north side of the roadway and a sidewalk on the south side. The bike path and sidewalk will connect up with existing bike paths that go north and south on Buffalo Grove Road and to the west towards downtown Long Grove.

King Day schedules

Village Hall will be closed Monday, January 16 in observance of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day.

Waste Management will operate on a regular schedule, so residents should leave their bins out as usual.

Benefit concert set

The Buffalo Grove Park District will present  a performance by “The Four C Notes,” a group that recreates the music of Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons from 6 to  9:30 p.m. on Saturday, Jan. 21 at the Community Arts Center, 225 N. McHenry Rd.

            Tickets are $65 per person, and includes food from BBQ on Wheels, one drink ticket, dancing and the concert.

Proceeds benefit military families and families in need to participate in Park District programming. For more information, contact Brian O'Malley at (847) 850-2146.

“Valentines for Vets” underway

Congressman Brad Schneider (IL-10) is sponsoring the seventh annual Valentines for Vets," a program to collect and distribute Valentine's Day cards to local veterans.

Constituents of all ages can participate by dropping off cards in a drop box at Schneider's Lincolnshire office. 111 Barclay Blvd, Suite 200, Lincolnshire, by Friday, Feb. 10.

There is a drop box outside the front door of the district office. For additional information, call (847) 383-4870.

Movie music topic of program

JCC Chicago will present “Movie Music Memories 2” at noon on Thursday, Jan. 19 as part of its CJE Senior Life Community Days series. The program, featuring John LeGear, is from noon to 1:30 p.m. at the Vernon Township Community Services Building, 2900 N. Main Street. The program includes a complimentary lunch.

LeGear produces and presents multi-media American history and film history shows at public libraries in Chicagoland and at community colleges throughout Illinois.

Registration is required and is available at this link.


Need a Reason to Celebrate?


Jan. 16

Appreciate a Dragon Day

International Hot and Spicy Food Day

National Fig Newton Day

National Without a Scalpel Day – DIY surgery?

Jan. 17

Benjamin Franklin Day

Ditch New Year's Resolution Day

National Bootlegger’s Day

National Hot Heads Chili Day

Jan. 18

Museum Selfie Day Just don’t spend 10 minutes posing in front of an exhibit.

National Gourmet Coffee Day

National Peking Duck Day

National Thesaurus Day

Weedless Wednesday

Jan. 19

Brew a Potion Day

National Popcorn Day

Women’s Healthy Weight Day

World Quark Day

Jan. 20

International Day of Acceptance

International Fetish Day

National Cheese Lover's Day

National Coffee Break Day

National Penguin Day & Penguin Awareness Day

Jan. 21

Grandma's Day

International Sweatpants Day

Mariachi Day

National Cheesy Socks Day

National Hugging Day

One-Liners Day – I tell you, no respect!

Jan. 22

Come in From the Cold Day

Grandpa's Day

National Answer Your Cat's Questions Day  -- Good luck with this.

National Hot Sauce Day

Jan. 23

Community Manager Appreciation Day

Measure Your Feet Day – Seriously?

National Handwriting Day – No texting!

National Pie Day


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