Showing posts from March, 2023

Mobile DMV event today

  Friday, March 31 Residents will be able to gain access to services related to driving and motor vehicles at a “Mobile DMV” program from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, March 31 at the Vernon Township Community Services Building, 2900 Main St. in Buffalo Grove. Sponsored jointly by Secretary of State Alexi Giannoulias, State Rep Daniel Didech and State Sen. Adriane Johnson,  the event will offer the following services: ·           Renewal and corrections to driver’s license for drivers under 78 years of age. ·           Renewal and corrections to state identification cards for holders under 78 years of age. ·           License plate stickers ·           Motor voter registration with driver’s license or identification card renewal. ·           Organ donor registration with driver’s license or identification card renewal. Cash will not be accepted for payment if fees and Real ID applications will not be processed at this event.

Resisting peace officers / 2nd pot dispensary? / Dundee TIF plan / Corned beef anyone?

  Not a good idea – It’s not only a bad idea to drink and drive since it’s against the law, it’s also not a good idea to do so when your driving privileges have been revoked because of previous traffic violations. Oleh Dotsiak, 20, of Arlington Heights is facing six charges for doing that and a lot more. Police reports say Dotsiak’s situation unfolded when they were responding to a hit and run crash at the intersection of Lake Cook Road and McHenry Road. While enroute to the crash officers were notified by a passerby that a vehicle crashed in a ditch near the 1000 block of Lake Cook Road. Police found Dotsiak at the scene and their investigation resulted in Dotsiak being arrested for aggravated DUI, possession of a controlled substance, driving on a suspended driver’s license, failure to remain at the scene of a vehicle damage accident, and resisting an arrest.   Not a good idea, part deux - Continuing our coverage of bad ideas --  It’s not a good idea to drive a vehicle with unlawf

D102 referendum clarification

  School District 102 officials clarified information in an article by BGNI regarding its upcoming referendum. The $49 million referendum, which is on the April 4 ballot, will fund Phase Two of a three-phase program for the District. Phase One, which was completed between 2016-2018, addressed space needs and building upgrades. The $28 million price tag for that phase was covered by “district funds and alternate revenue bonds.” There was no tax increase for Phase One.             The third phase  is focused on exploring “programming and facilities” including more STEM labs, language opportunities and “reduced rate or no tuition for kindergarten enrichment,” District officials say a tax increase is  not   planned to fund Phase Three projects.

Cops probe rash of burglaries / D102 pushing referendum / Impaired driver crackdown

Residential burglaries –  Police are investigating three residential burglaries. The first was on the 200 block Pauline Avenue where, police say, thieves forced their way into the home and ransacked the interior. Reports did not indicate what was taken or the value of stolen goods. A second burglary, this one in the 100 block of Copperwood Drive, appeared to mirror the first in terms of entry and ransacking the interior. Police did not indicate what was taken or the value of the stolen items. In both cases the investigations are ongoing. In a third burglary, police report a homeowner found her front door forced open and items taken from the home while she was gone for only three hours. Police did not indicate what was taken. They are continuing their investigation. Retail burglary --  Thieves made off with nearly 100 cartons of cigarettes and vape cartridges from the Payless Tobacco store, 1169 McHenry Road. Reports say the front glass broke out after the store was closed. Value of the