Car burglarized in church parking lot / Fourth celebration set / Blood drive Friday

A resident contacted police after her car was broken into while it was parked at St. Mary’s Church. The vehicle’s owner said various items were taken from the car. Reports say the theft may have taken place between 9 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., which means it could have occurred during one of the Church’s masses which are held at 8 and 10:30 a.m. Police did not indicate what was taken, saying only that the investigation is ongoing.

Theft from car – A resident contacted police to report that someone had been In her vehicle, which was parked in a parking lot on Villa Verde Drive. The resident said she found the passenger's side door ajar and the vehicle's center console and glove compartment had been opened. Reports did not indicate what items, if any, were taken.

Vehicle hit by eggs -- Police responded to the 100 block of Saint Mary's Parkway for a criminal damage to property report. Upon arrival police met with a complainant who related that her vehicle was “egged” by an unknown offender. The investigation is ongoing.

Retail theft -- Police say a man was apprehended after he tried to abscond with merchandise from Woodman’s Market, 1550 E Deerfield Parkway. Police met with a complainant, who related that a male subject placed merchandise in a shopping cart and left the last point of sale without paying. This investigation is ongoing.

In Other Community News…

Fireworks, concert highlight Fourth

The annual Fourth of July fireworks and concert will be held at Willow Stream Park on Tuesday, July 4.

            Festivities begin at 7 p.m. with a concert by the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band. Fireworks, which will be launched from the Buffalo Grove Golf Course beginning at dusk. The display is sponsored by Christopher B, Burke Engineering.

Parking will be allowed on Old Checker Road and at Willow Stream Park prior to the start of the fireworks display.

During the fireworks display, Buffalo Grove Road between McHenry and Lake Cook Road and Old Checker Road will be closed.

Vacation watches available

The Buffalo Grove Police Department offers vacation watches for residents while they are out of town.

The program includes periodic checks on your home to make sure all doors, windows and garages are completely secure. Police can also tuck away piled up mail so it’s not obvious your family is away. Residents are encouraged to put their mail and publication delivery on hold while they are gone. Vacation watches are for a maximum of 30 days. Registration and additional information is available here.

Waste Management on holiday schedule

            Residents who have their garbage and recycling picked up on Tuesday will have to wait a day next week as Waste Management will not make collections on Tuesday, July 4. Those pick-ups will be Wednesday, July 5.

Tot program June 30

The ever-popular Scribble Monster will be featured in a Tots in the Park program from 10:30 to 11:15 a.m. on Friday, June 30.

            The free program will be at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Dr.

The Park District suggests that attendees bring a blanket. In case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the Alcott Center. For more information, contact Mike Pfeiffer at 847-850-2108.

 Want to be a school board member?

Dist. 96 is looking for a district resident to serve on the D-96 School Board. The deadline is July 7. Look for info here.

 Blood drive June 30

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department is holding a blood drive from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Friday, June 30 at the main fire station, 1051 Highland Grove Dr.

Appointments are recommended but not required. To schedule an appointment call Vitalant at 877-258-4825 or visit and use code ORD0041D to sign up.

 Want a summer reading adventure?

It is not too late to participate in the Summer Library Adventure. Read three books, complete one activity and win prizes. Sign up and get a log from a service desk with activity ideas, or download a log from home.

Registration prizes are available from June 1-July 31 with completion prizes available starting through Aug. 7.

Registration can be done in-person at the Main Library, 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling, or the Branch Library at 99 E. Palatine Rd., Prospect Heights

Online registration can be done through the Beanstack website or app. For more information or to register by phone, call 847-469-4100.


Need A Reason To Celebrate?

 June 28

National Insurance Awareness Day

National Paul Bunyan Day

National Tapioca Day


June 29

Fishermen's Day

Hug Holiday

National Bacon Burnt End Day

National Camera Day


June 30

Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

National Food Truck Day

National Meteor Watch Day


July 1

American Zoo Day

Hop A Park Day

International Cherry Pit Spitting Day

International Chicken Wing Day


July 2

Build A Scarecrow Day

Freedom From Fear of Speaking Day

National Disco Day


July 3

Air Conditioning Appreciation Day

International Drop a Rock Day

International Plastic Bag Free Day

National Eat Beans Day

National Stay Out of the Sun Day


July 4

National Barbecued Spareribs Day

National Caesar Salad Day

Sidewalk Egg Frying Day


July 5

Mechanical Pencil Day

National Apple Turnover Day

National Bikini Day

National Workaholics Day


July 6

International Kissing Day

National Air Traffic Control Day

National Fried Chicken Day

Virtually Hug a Virtual Assistant Day


July 7

Comic Sans Day

National Day of Rock ‘n’ Roll

National Dive Bar Day

National Father Daughter Take a Walk Day


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