Business burgled / June start for Aptakisic work eyed / Flushing set

Burglary probed -- Police responded to a business in the 1600 block of Barclay Boulevard for a burglary. Reports confirmed that the business was forcibly entered and multiple items were taken and that incident occurred at a “construction site.” This investigation is ongoing.

Retail theft – Two people were given adjudication tickets for theft after they were caught trying to swipe nearly $650 worth of items from Woodman’s Market, 1550 E. Deerfield Pkwy. Reports say the two left the checkout area with a shopping cart full of merchandise.

Battery charged – A 31-year-old Pingree Grove man, Khongorzul Chimeddorj, was charged with battery and criminal damage to property after an incident at Mariano’s Fresh Market 450 W Half Day Rd. Details of the incident were not provided. Chimeddorj was released on his own recognizance.

Residential vandalism – A resident reported that someone threw eggs at his house  on Thompson Boulevard.  It was the third such occurrence this year.

Vehicular burglary – A resident on Johnson Drive reported to police that someone broke into his car and “ransacked” the glove box and center console. Reports did not indicate what was taken.

In Other Community News

Aptakisic Road widening to start in June

The widening of Aptakisic Road from Buffalo Grove Road to Ill. Rt. 83 is set to begin in late June.

Village officials say the Lake County Department of Transportation is in the process of finishing their bid process. Officials say that most of the work is planned to be completed in 2023, however some efforts will linger into spring of 2024.

            According to the Daily Herald, the project is one of the largest on the docket and the only widening project on the list. The estimated $12.3 million project will widen Aptakisic Road from two to five lanes. Additionally, a new sidewalk and shared-use path to fill a gap to connect Long Grove and Buffalo Grove also is part of the project. The 1.2-mile stretch impacts an estimated 20,000 vehicles a day.  Complete details are at this link.

Questionable solicitors?

Residents are reminded that individuals soliciting in the village must be registered and have village-issued identification badges displayed at all times.

There have been recent reports of residents receiving messages and solicitations from people claiming to be affiliated with ComEd and MC2.  According to the village, the electrical suppliers for Buffalo Grove will contact residents only by U.S. postal mail and never via email or door-to-door solicitations.

If you have doubts about any door-to-door solicitor, call 9-1-1. Also, do not let any solicitor into your home.

Symphony’s season starts May 13

The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band kicks off its 2023 concert series on May 13 with a performance of 'Musical Mindscapes,' featuring works from 'Pictures at an Exhibition,' Suite Francaise, Danza Finale, Tchaikovsky's 5th Symphony and more. The concert begins at 7 p.m. and will be at the Adlai Stevenson High School Performing Arts Center, 1 Stevenson Drive in Lincolnshire.

Tickets are $10.  Senior citizen and student tickets are $8.Tickets can be purchased at this site.

D21 starts returning student registration

Parents in School District 21 whose students will be returning for the 2023-2024 school year, can now start registration.

Registration, which began May 1, will feature a new a new procedure for as SnapCodes will no longer be used. Parents or guardians will need to login to their Parent Portal account by visiting this site. Once logged in, parents or guardians will notice a link on the left-hand side, marked "2023-2024 Returning Student Registration." This link will automatically take the user to the district’s registration portal. Fees for the 2023-2024 school year will not be collected during registration.

Village set to flush

Starting May 1, Public Works crews will be performing hydrant flushing. Hydrant flushing is done during the spring and summer as weather and scheduling allows.

Flushing removes residual disinfectant and sediment from water mains while simultaneously allowing crews to check flows and pressures, ensuring hydrants are functioning properly. Find more information, including a live map and full flushing schedule here.

Food truck festival benefit May 13

The Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Local 3177 is hosting the Fire Up! Food Truck Festival 2023 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, May 13. The event, reports the Daily Herald, is a benefit for Project Fire Buddies, which teams first responders with children battling pediatric cancer and other serious illnesses. Full details can be found at this link.

Reiner Park dedication May 5

Green Lake Park will become Reiner Park at dedication ceremonies at 5:30 p.m. on Friday, May 5. The park is being renamed to honor Dr. Larry Reiner for his 35 years of service on the Buffalo Grove Park Board of Commissioners.

After the dedication ceremonies, attendees can fly kites and enjoy the park playing and exploring wind and motion as part of Flying 4 Kids, a statewide kite fly. Find more details here.


Need a reason to celebrate?

May 1

Couple Appreciation Day

Frequent Flyer Day

International Doodle Dog Day

International Sunflower Guerilla Gardening Day

May 2

Brothers and Sisters Day

National Play Your Ukulele Day

Poem on Your Pillow Day

National Teacher Appreciation Day

May 3

Great American Grump Out

National Chocolate Custard Day

National Garden Meditation Day

National Lumpy Rug Day

May 4

Dave Brubeck Day  -- A good day to Take Five

International Respect for Chickens Day – Even if it’s “fowl weather”?

National Candied Orange Peel Day

May 5

Hug a Shed and Take a Selfie Day

National Hoagie Day

School Lunch Hero Day

National No Pants Day

May 6

Beer Pong Day

International No Diet Day

Naked Gardening Day  -- No comment.

National Start Seeing Monarchs Day

May 7

National Cosmopolitan Day

National Homebrew Day

National Roast Leg of Lamb Day

World Laughter Day

May 8

National Have a Coke Day

No Socks Day

World Donkey Day – Get your ass in gear.


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