Cops probe car theft / Memory Cafe program set / More Lake-Cook development?

 Car swiped -- Police report that a 2018 Chevrolet Traverse LT was stolen from the 400 block of Stillwell Drive. The victim told police the vehicle was parked in the driveway and was stolen between 4 p.m. on April 4 and 7:45 a.m. on April 5. The car was recovered in Chicago. The investigation is ongoing.

Woodmans reports thefts – Store officials at Woodman’s Market, 2550 E. Deerfield Parkway, reported three recent thefts. In one case, a female shopper said she forgot to pay as she pushed her cart towards the exit. She was warned not to return to the store for one year. In a second case, police are continuing their investigation into a female who was caught on video surveillance allegedly stealing $80 worth of merchandise. Meanwhile, in a third case, police report a male shopper reportedly concealed merchandise and left the store without paying. Reports say he “was requested to arrive back to the store to pay for merchandise,” which he did. He received a trespass warning and an adjudication ticket for retail theft.


In Other Community News

Monthly Memory Café program set

The April Memory Café, a program that offers individuals with memory loss and their caregiver an opportunity for connection and conversation will be at 2 p.m. on April 27. This month's activity will feature an art project. The event will be at the Park District’s Alcott Center, 520 Bernard Drive.

The Memory Café program is sponsored by Belmont Village Senior Living Buffalo Grove, Buffalo Grove Community Foundation, Buffalo Grove Park District, Buffalo Grove Police Department, Indian Trails Public Library, Sunrise Senior Living Buffalo Grove, and Vernon Area Public Library. Persons interested in attending can register here.

Math whizzes advance

            This takes more than a calculator. A lot more. Five Stevenson students that comprise the school’s math team are heading to the finals of the international online MathWorks Math Modeling Challenge. The Daily Herald reports that the quintet are vying for part of the $100,000 scholarship money that’s awarded. The team includes Jack Chen, Collin Fan, Aadit JunejaAayush Kashyap and Nathan Ma.

D102 referendum gains as count continues

            Passage of the $49 million referendum for Aptakisic-Tripp School Dist. 102 appears likely as Lake County winds down the counting of the ballots from the April 4 election. The latest results dated April 14, show yes votes outpacing no votes 820- 753, a margin of 67 votes. Election night results showed the effort failing by nine votes. According to the Lake County Clerk’s election result website, “Election results are unofficial until Provisional and late-arriving Vote By Mail ballots are counted 14 days after the election and the results are certified.

On-the-job negotiations program topic

The Indian Trails Public Library is offering a program, Getting What You're Worth: Negotiating Job Offers, Raises and Promotions at 7 p.m. on April 24. Participants will gain insights on how to confidently negotiate for a higher salary during a job offer from Gina McClowry, owner of Gina McClowry Consulting. Use this link to register.

Crossword puzzle master to present program

Will Shortz, editor of The New York Times crossword puzzle and the world’s only academically accredited puzzle master, will present a program sponsored by the Illinois Libraries consortium at 7 p.m. on April; 25. Registration for this Zoom program can be done at this link.

D214 picks new superintendent

            School district 214, which includes Buffalo Grove and Wheeling high schools among its ranks, has selected Scott Rowe, superintendent of Huntley District 158, as its new superintendent.

Cop survey arriving soon

            The Buffalo Grove Police Department is conducting its biennial anonymous survey. The surveys will be sent to 1,500 randomly selected homes to help the department assess how it is performing, gather public safety concerns and determine how services can be improved to better serve the community.

Village Board Discussions

More development at Lake-Cook & Lexington eyed

           Ricky Rockets may be getting some new neighbors near its location at 700 Lake-Cook Road.

            The Village Board tonight, Monday, April 17, is expected to hear a proposal for a four-story, 113,000 square foot self storage facility. If approved, it will house 771 storage units and a small office. It will be on the north side of property that houses the Ricky Rockets Fuel Center that includes a gas station, retail spaces, a car wash all of which are highlighted by ugly signage.

            In a memo to the Board, Nicole Woods, Director of Community Development, said “Once the Board provides its feedback, the item can be referred to the Planning and Zoning Commission to discuss more specific details concerning parking, setbacks, building design, signage and other bulk regulations. Full details can be found here.


Need a reason to celebrate?


April 18

International Jugglers Day

Linemen Appreciation Day

National Animal Crackers Day

National Newspaper Columnists Day

National Velociraptor Awareness Day


April 19

National Garlic Day

Humorous Day

National Amaretto Day

753National Hanging Out Day

Rice Ball Day


April 20

National Look-Alike Day

International Pizza Cake Day

Lima Bean Respect Day

National Cheddar Fries Day


April 21

National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

Keep Off the Grass Day

National Chocolate Covered Cashews Day

National Surprise Drug Test Day

Thank You for Libraries Day


April 22

April Showers Day

National Day of Puppetry

National Jelly Bean Day

National Pinup Day


April 23

National Email Day

International Pixel-Stained Technopeasant Day

National Cherry Cheesecake Day

National English Muffin Day

National Lover's Day


April 24

Fashion Revolution Day

International Day of Multilateralism and Diplomacy for Peace

National Pigs in a Blanket Day

National Skipping Day

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