Retail burglary / Metra parking lot safety questioned / Flag Day ceremony set
Burglary reported -- Police report that they responded to the 200 block of W. Dundee Road for a burglary at a liquor store. A complainant reported he found broken glass to the front entry door to the store, it is currently unknown if anything is missing. This investigation is ongoing.
Lost property leads to theft – A man contacted police
to report that he left his wallet on top of a gas pump at Woodman’s Gas
Station, 1500 E. Deerfield Parkway, and when he returned, it was missing.
Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Discounted theft -- A customer at Woodman’s was nabbed by store personnel and
police for trying to remove merchandise
from the store without paying. Sort of. Store personnel told police the person
was at the self-checkout and was using a "reduced grocery" barcode
she brought with her to scan items at much lower prices. Reports say that she
attempted to leave the store with $130.11 worth of merchandise, but only paid
$68.71. She received an adjudication citation and a trespass warning. All items
another incident, police report that a male and female made off with a “cart
full of unpaid merchandise” from the store. Police report that the
investigation is ongoing.
car – Police report that a resident contacted them regarding a theft from
a motor vehicle. Reports say the
resident said items were taken from her unlocked vehicle. Police say the investigation is ongoing.
Bike theft - Police report
that a resident reported a bike taken from outside a building in the 1000 block
of Windbrooke Drive. The bike was valued at $350. Police say the investigation
In Other Community News…
Lights, cameras, but no action?
Davis’s catalytic converter was swiped off his car at the Buffalo Grove Metra
station, he discovered that while there were security cameras in the parking
lot, they were not functioning. Davis told the Board of his plight and the
situation at the Village Board’s June 5 Committee of the Whole meeting.
According to the
Daily Herald, Board members were unaware of the situation and will look
into it. In the meantime, thefts of
catalytic converters remain rampant, according to this
report in the Chicago Sun-Times. Cameras or not.
The village is
hosting an information meeting about its latest branding initiative at 6 p.m.
Wednesday . in the Cook Room of Indian Trails Public Library, 355 Schoenbeck
Rd. In Wheeling.
The village recently
embarked on a research-driven branding initiative to “unify the community around
our identity and help BG stand out in the marketplace.”
say they want to hear from community members to “uncover what’s unique,
distinct and authentic to Buffalo Grove.”
dubbed “Moving BG Forward: Community Branding Forum and Educational
Presentation” will include presentations by village staff and North Star, a
firm the village calls its “branding partner” to learn about this project and
discuss what makes life here a preferred destination.
Learn more about the
project and other Moving BG Forward initiatives here.
A ceremony celebrating Flag Day will
be held at Veterans Park, 1300 N. Weiland Road for a special celebration of
Flag Day Wednesday, June 14. The event will include a presentation of colors by
the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire Department Honor Guards. Army Colonel Paul Mazure will be the guest
speaker. He is commander of the Defense
Contract Management Agency.
Food will be served starting at 4:45
p.m., with the program set to begin at 5:30 p.m. Find more details here.
Information about Flag Day is
available at this site.
The Buffalo Grove Farmers' Market begins its
15th year this Sunday, June 18 at Mike Rylko Park. The hours 8 a.m.
- 12:30 p.m.
Village looking for parade participants
The Buffalo Grove Days Parade is set
to return Sunday, Sept. 3 at 11 a.m. The Village is asking residents,
companies, organizations to take part in this special celebration of Buffalo
Grove by entering the parade.
Community groups are welcome to participate
with a float, vehicles or marchers. Submit an application to join the parade here.
For the latest information and
updates, visit bgdays.com.
The village has imposed a July 31 deadline, noting on the application that “To ensure a quality event, the parade will only occur if a minimum of 50 parade units have made commitments by July 31, 2023.”
Summer concert series starts June 13
The first of
a series of summer concerts at Willow Stream Park is from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.
tomorrow, June 13. The concert will feature the Pino Farina Band. Food will be available from “Dal Local Boy,
LLC” food truck.
The complete concert series schedule can be found at this link.
Library sprucing up outdoor areas
The Vernon Area Library is going to be a more pleasant place – at least outside. The Library reports that “like many libraries across the world, we have seen a surge of interest in outdoor public space for gathering and learning in recent years.” Details about the project are on the Library’s web site.
Stevenson ranked in nation’s top 10
Stevenson High School was one of 10 Illinois high schools to be ranked in the top 50. According to 247wallst.com, Stevenson ranked ninth nationwide, which was reported in the Daily Herald. While several other area high schools made the list, no schools from Dist. 214, which includes Buffalo Grove High School made the list. 24/7 Wall St., LLC is a Delaware corporation which runs a financial news and opinion company with content delivered over the Internet.
Aptakisic Road work nears
As previously reported here, work on the widening of Aptakisic Road from Buffalo Grove to Ill. Rt. 83, is set to begin, according to “soon.” A look at the project that details the scope of work to be done (except the starting date) can be found here.
55 cited during traffic crackdown
Buffalo Grove Police Department issued 55 citations during the recent Memorial
Day “Click It or Ticket” traffic safety campaign period from May 19 to 30.
Of those citations, 39 were for seat
belt violations. Other citations included three child car seat citations, three
suspended/revoked/no valid license arrests, five distracted driving citations
(cell phones) and five speeding citations.
The police department participates
in statewide enforcement activities linked to holidays. The next one will most
likely be over the Fourth of July holiday period.
The Illinois “Click It or Ticket” campaign is administered by the Illinois Department of Transportation with federal highway safety funds.
Buffalo Grove students winners in Metra contest
from Buffalo Grove were recognized for their efforts in the Metra safety
contest. They include Minseo Kim,
a sixth grader at Aptakisic Junior High School, who won first place in the
poster competition as did Florence Lee, an eighth-grade student at
Aptakisic Junior High School, Buffalo Grove. Aksharasree Rajadurai, a
first-grade student at Tripp Elementary School took third place in the poster
competition while Grace Ahn, an eighth grader at Twin Groves Middle
School, also took third place. Julia Levenshteyn, a senior at Adlai E.
Stevenson High School, also won third-place in the poster competition.
Details about the Metra contest can be found here.
Junction, the coffee shop at the Buffalo Grove Metra station, has new owners.
In a Facebook post owners Hamid and Yumna Javed
said, “Hi everyone, those of you who take Metra trains from the Buffalo Grove
train station, stop by at our coffee shop inside the train station. We are open
from 5 a.m. to 9 a.m. We just opened recently (and) we would love to hear
feedback from you. Here is our page, please follow us. Thank you so much” Here
is the link to their Facebook page.
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