Accident leads to assault, obstruction charges / Bids for public works facility approved / Artist-in-residence at Library
Crash leads to DUI, assault & obstruction charges – A 53-year-old Buffalo Grove woman was charged with DUI, assault, battery and resisting/obstructing a police officer following a two-vehicle accident at Lake-Cook and Weiland roads. Reports say responding officers found Elvira Mejia-Cabrera “showing signs of alcohol impairment” at the scene and allegedly became physically aggressive toward officers. She was released on her own recognizance.
Liquor stolen – Officials at the Jewel at 79 McHenry Road told police that four individuals stole more than $1,300 worth of liquor from the store. Reports do not list what exactly was taken, nor is there a description of the four individuals. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Cash, liquor stolen – Officials at Woodman’s Market told police that two individuals stole $440 in cash from a cash register as well as a bottle of Hennessy XO Cognac valued at $215.81. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Catalytic converter theft – A guest at the Sheraton Four Points contacted police to report that their catalytic converter was stolen. Police report the loss was valued at $1,200. This investigation is ongoing.
Burglary from vehicle -- Police report a 2022 Ford Bronco was broken into while parked at the Arboretum Golf Course clubhouse. The owner reported that “various items” were stolen. The investigation is ongoing.
In Other Community News…
Bids for new Public Works home OK’d
The Village of Buffalo Grove has approved construction bids for the remodel work at its new Public Works facility, located at 1650 Leider Lane. Village officials say pursuing this adaptive reuse of a building strategy as part of its overall facility improvement plan has saved nearly $30 million. The greatly reduced bids were approved at the June 19 Village Board meeting.
The new 173,000-square foot facility on Leider Lane provides enough space to accommodate the Village’s Public Works operations now and well into the future. All equipment and maintenance functions will be under roof, with increased space for offices, workshops, an emergency operations center, vehicle wash and other desirable amenities.
The current Public Works facility at 51 Raupp Blvd. is 53,561 square feet. Village officials are hoping the new facility will be ready by late spring or summer of next year.
According to village officials, “in the time leading up to relocation, the Village Board will consider options for the existing building’s reuse, consistent with the 2018 Lake Cook Road Corridor Plan.”
Additional information about the new public works facility can be found here.
The Park District’s “Movies Under The Stars” at Willow Stream Park will feature “Sonic The Hedgehog” starting at dusk on Friday, June 23.
This free event will feature a 40-foot screen and surround sound. Concessions will be available for purchase, or attendees can bring their own refreshments. For weather related updates on the day of movies, use the Rainout Line app, or call 847-235-6857.
Willow Stream Park is at 651 Old Checker Rd.
The Raupp Museum's new summer exhibit features wedding dresses from the past, as well as items from the many cultures that make up Buffalo Grove today, including Korean, Indian and Jewish cultures.
The exhibit is on display through Aug. 31. The museum is located at 901 Dunham Lane Find more information here.
Planning a garage sale? Follow these guidelines
Residents planning a garage sale are reminded that the village has guidelines for running sales.
Regulations limit garage sales to three consecutive days and no more than three times per year at the same location.
Sales are allowed from 9 a.m. until sunset each day. In addition, signs advertising garage sales are only allowed on private property, not in the public right of way. No permit is required to hold a garage sale. Additional information is available here.
Library has first “Maker-in-Residence”
The Launch Pad at the Indian Trails Public Library has selected its first Maker-in-Residence, local resident Anastasia Sitnikov.
She holds an MFA in Studio Arts from the University of Illinois at Chicago. A sculptor by trade, Sitnikov has presented her art at many exhibitions.
During the course of her residency, she will create an installation for the library; a large-scale wall sculpture that interweaves macrame with laser-cut objects created by library members.
Residents can visit the Launch Pad from 3-5:30 pm through July 11, to observe and get acquainted with Sitnikov as she works on her sculpture.
The Indian Trails Public Library is located at 355 Schoenbeck Rd. in Wheeling.
Dist. 21 to enhance video security
Community Consolidated School District 21 will install more security cameras throughout each of the district’s 13 schools.
These devices will be installed in higher-traffic areas outside of the classrooms, including near playgrounds, in stairwells and outside bathrooms, as a means of giving the district increased visibility in these spots.
The new cameras will be installed over the summer, with the primary focus on these three areas. The district will also make minor adjustments to existing cameras to maximize coverage.
Cops begin holiday traffic crackdown
Buffalo Grove Police are in the midst of a stepped-up Independence Day traffic enforcement campaign that focuses on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign runs through the early-morning hours of July 5 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to and after Independence Day.
The “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over,” “Drive High Get a DUI” and “Click It or Ticket” programs are made possible by federal highway safety funds administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation. The enforcement period runs concurrently with a media campaign reminding motorists that “It’s Not a Game” to drive impaired.
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