Man faces child endangerment charges / Ride safety / Charity golf outing set

DUI leads to child endangerment charges – A Wheeling man, Hirvin Flores-Guevara, was charged with DUI and endangering the life or health of a child following a traffic stop at Lake-Cook Road and Raupp Boulevard. Reports did not document why child endangerment charges were filed. Flores-Guevara was released in his own recognizance.

Wallet swiped – Police say a woman reported her wallet stolen while she was shopping at Woodman’s Market. According to reports, the wallet was apparently taken from her cart while she was not looking.

Retail thefts – Store officials at Woodman’s Market contact police to report that a customer stole “various bottles of alcohol on two different occasions” Police say the investigation is ongoing.

            In a second and unrelated case, police report that a shopper tried making off with cosmetics by placing them in her purse. Reports did not indicate the value of the items. The unnamed shopper received an adjudication ticket for shoplifting and a trespass warning.

Burglary from motor vehicle – According to reports, police responded to the 70 block of Downing Road for a delayed report of a burglary to motor vehicle. The resident told police that someone entered his vehicle and stole currency. The amount of cash stolen was not reported. This investigation is ongoing.

Criminal damage to property – Police report that a portable toilet near the baseball field at Longfellow school, 501 S. Arlington Heights Rd., was hit by vandals. Reports say they used a permanent marker to write “a wide tapestry of juvenile vulgarities inside and outside the unit.”

Ace isn’t the place – Police were summoned to the Mutual Ace Hardware store, 745 S. Buffalo Grove Road, on reports of a customer trying to swipe two 80-ounce cans of “Blowoff Duster spray” from a shelf. Reports note that there was a “disturbance” during the incident. The customer received an “ordinance violation” for theft and a trespass warning.

Retail theft – Store officials at the Walgreens store at 15 N. Buffalo Grove Rd. contacted police after they noticed an “unknown subject” took multiple bottles of alcohol and left without paying. Reports did not indicate what was taken or the value of the merchandise. Police say the investigation is ongoing.

Wipers swiped – A driver who parked in the 800 block of Ridgefield Lane reported to police that the windshield wipers were taken off his rental vehicle.


In other community news


Carnival rides have rigorous guidelines

            Attendees to Buffalo Grove Days who may have concerns about the safety of the carnival rides, especially in light of incidents involving carnival rides such as the incident in Antioch where a 10-year-old boy was thrown out of a ride, should know that the village has strict guidelines for such rides.

            According to Village Manager Dane Bragg, “The village’s building, fire, electrical, and property maintenance inspectors conduct a walkthrough of BG Days amusement vendors prior to their operation.  All operators are required to show their State of IL annual permit decal for amusement rides and attractions. The permit decal is good for one calendar year and is proof that the amusement ride or attraction has been approved for operation by an inspector with the State of Illinois.”

            The annual Buffalo Grove Days festival is set for Aug. 30 – Sept. 4.  Details about the Antioch incident can be found at these links: Illinois carnival ride shut downChild thrown..., and Police seize carnival ride...


JCC program features musical performance

            The Jewish Community Centers or Chicago are hosting “Broadway, The Beatles, and More” performed by cabaret artists, “Judy and Bernie”, starting at noon on Aug. 17. The event will be at the Vernon Township Community Services Building, 2900 N. Main St. The free event is intended for adults over 18, and includes a light kosher lunch with registration. Use this link to register.


Smoke and flow tests set

            The village will be conducting a pair of maintenance procedures during the next few weeks.

Sanitary sewer smoke testing is expected to begin the week of August 7. Smoke testing helps to identify and address sewer defects before they become major issues. Door hangers with additional information will be issued in testing areas beginning next week. A map of testing areas is available here.

Also starting in the near future is fire hydrant flow testing. According to the village, fire flow testing allows the Village to collect data on water availability which can be used for various purposes, including improving insurance premiums.


Rotary golf fund-raiser Aug. 9

Some spots remain for the 30th annual SLSF Buffalo Grove Golf Classic on Aug. 9 at the Arboretum Golf Club, 401 Half Day Road. Check-in begins at 9:30 a.m. with a shot-gun start at 11 a.m. Lunch, which will be available starting at noon is included.

The event supports SLSF and the Buffalo Grove Rotary Club’s efforts to provide recreational programs for children and adults with disabilities.

For full details and to register, go to this link.


Car theft prevention tips listed

            Buffalo Grove Police are reminding residents to lock their car door, even if leaving for only a few minutes, and to never leave their key fob inside their vehicle.

Police officials say keeping vehicles locked prevents would-be thieves from nabbing valuables out of your vehicle or gaining access to your home through the use of garage door openers.


In-district registration now open for park programs

In-District registration for the Park District’s fall programs has started. Registration can be done in-person, online, by mail, by fax or via the drop box located outside the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive. For more information, visit

The Park District’s fall 2023 program guide is available online at


Library plans programs on plants, power of attorney

Ron Nosek, a nature education programmer, will demonstrate how native peoples have used plants for shelter, fire, kitchen utensils, cordage and more at 7 p.m. on Aug. 10. Registration is available here.

            On Aug. 11, residents will have the opportunity to Meet with an attorney for a one-to-one appointment to create their own Power of Attorney (POA) documents for health, property and living wills. Registration must be by phone through the North Suburban Legal Aid Clinic. The number is 847-73-.4042 to schedule an appointment. Additional information is at this link.

            The main branch of the Indian Trails Library District, where both programs will be held, is located at 355 Schoenbeck Road in Wheeling.


Need a reason to celebrate?


Aug. 1

Homemade Pie Day

Lammas Day

National Girlfriend Day

Respect For Parents Day


Aug. 2

National Coloring Book Day

National Ice Cream Sandwich Day

Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day


Aug. 3

Clean Your Floors Day

Cycle to Work Day

India Pale Ale Day

National Big Forehead Day

National Grab Some Nuts Day


Aug. 4

Hooray for Kids Day

International Beer Day

National Chocolate Chip Cookie Day

National Water Balloon Day


Aug. 5

Blogger Day

National Couscous Day

National Disc Golf Day

National Underwear Day


Aug. 6

American Family Day

Balloons to Heaven Day

National Friendship Day

National Wiggle Your Toes Day


Aug. 7

National Lighthouse Day

National Sea Serpent Day

National Simplify your Life Week

Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day


Aug. 8

Digital Nomad Day

International Cat Day

National Frozen Custard Day

National Pickleball Day



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