Converters snatched / One sergeant retires, another promoted / BG Days wristbands available

Thefts of motor vehicle parts – Police report two thefts of catalytic converts.  The first was reported by a resident in the 800 block of Saxon Place who told police that the catalytic converter was ripped off his car while it was parked in the driveway. In the second case, reports say a catalytic converter was taken from a vehicle while it was parked in front of a building in the 1200 block of Deerfield Parkway.

Retail theft --  Police were summoned to the CVS pharmacy at 20 E. Dundee Rd. after employees noticed that two people stole “various items.”  Reports did not indicate what was stolen and that the investigation is “on going.”

Wallet swiped – A shopper at Garden Fresh Market told police someone stole her wallet from her shopping cart while she was shopping. Reports say the subject is unknown and that the investigation is “on going.”

On the traffic front – Police report four traffic-related arrests in the past week, two for DUI and two for not having a permit, license or valid vehicle registration.


In Other Community News


Nature area to be dedicated

A newly transformed natural area adjacent to Mirielle Park in Buffalo Grove will be unveiled Wednesday.

The village event, in partnership with America in Bloom and the Canadian National Railway, will be held at noon at the park, 2236 Avalon Drive.

The village's forestry division removed overgrown and invasive species and dead underbrush in January. Native woodland and wetland species later were planted on the forgotten, acre-sized lot to increase biodiversity and improve stormwater management. Funding was provided by America in Bloom and CN's Eco Connections From the Ground Up grant program. In case of rain, the event will be held under the shelter at Mirielle Park. – The Daily Herald


Work begins on cricket pitch

            Groundbreaking ceremonies were held July 29 for a youth cricket pitch. The Vernon Township facility will be located at 3050 N. Main Street. More details can be found here.


One sergeant out, another in

            Police Sergeant Tony Montiel retired Aug. 24 after serving 23 years on the Buffalo Grove Police Department. Montiel began his law enforcement career with Buffalo Grove in 1996 as a community service officer. He became a police officer with the Mount Prospect Police Department in 1997.  Montiel returned to the Buffalo Grove Police Department in 1999 as a police officer. During his career with the department, he served as a patrol officer before being assigned as a youth investigator in 2002.


           In the meantime, officer Matt Mills has been promoted to sergeant. Mills, a 22-year veteran of the department, started as an officer and has also served as a community relations specialist for the department for more than six years, during which time, according to information on LinkedIn, Mills Implemented many community engagement programs, including Bowl with a Cop, Police Trading Cards, First Responder Day, Farmers Market, and D214 internship program.


BG Days wristbands available

            If you like to plan ahead, you can get a jump start on Buffalo Grove Days by buying your carnival wristband now. Mega-band passes are on sale now at a discount, giving you access to unlimited rides all weekend long. Prices increase Sept. 1. BG Days runs from Aug. 30 – Sept. 4 at Mike Rylko Park.

Find more information and purchase your carnival wristbands here.


Application deadline for the BG Days Parade extended

Want to be part of this year's BG Days Parade?  The deadline to sign up has been extended until Aug. 14. The parade is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Sunday, Sept. 3. The application form can be found here.


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 set for this Wednesday, 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.


Park parking lot construction set

The parking lot on the south end of Willow Stream Park, located at 651 Old Checker Road in Buffalo Grove, will be completely removed and replaced this fall.

Construction is scheduled to begin Sept. 11, and is scheduled to be completed by the end of the year.

Alternative parking will be available on the north end of the park near the pool, located at 600 Farrington Drive in Buffalo Grove.

More information, as well as updates once the project begins, are available on the Construction Projects page of our website at


D96 offers late school supply kit sale

The late sale for District 96 School Supply Kits has been extended through this Thursday, Aug. 10. 

Families can order from EPI using the following school codes at this

Enter the school ID (3 letters and 3 numbers)

·       Willow Grove Early Learning Center: WIL378

·       Country Meadows Elementary:  COU847

·       Ivy Hall Elementary:  IVY002

·       Kildeer Countryside Elementary: KIL036

·       Prairie Elementary:  PRA069

·       Twin Groves Middle School:  TWI011

·       Woodlawn Middle School:  WOO171

For more information, visit this website.


Need a Reason to Celebrate?

Aug. 7

National Lighthouse Day

National Sea Serpent Day

Particularly Preposterous Packaging Day

National Simplify your Life Week

Aug. 8

Digital Nomad Day

Dying to Know Day

Happiness Happens Day

National Sneak Some Zucchini Onto Your Neighbor's Porch Day – Seriously?

National Tarantula Appreciation Day – Wonder if it has its own website.

Aug. 9

Hold Hands Day

National Psychiatric Technician Appreciation Day -- Nurse Ratched, we hardly knew you.

Take a Penny/Leave a Penny Day

National Rice Pudding Day

Aug. 10

National Lazy Day

National S’mores Day

National Spoil Your Dog Day

Update Your Bio Day

Aug. 11

National Align Your Teeth Day

National Bakewell Tart Day

National Face Mask Day

National Presidential Joke Day – Just one day?

Aug. 12

Milkman Day – And just how many milkmen are there?

Garage Sale Day

National Vinyl Record Day

World Elephant Day

Aug. 13

National Filet Mignon Day

National Prosecco Day

International Lefthanders Day

Aug. 14

Love Your Bookshop Day

National Creamsicle Day

National Tattoo Removal Day

Aug. 15

Chant at the Moon Day

National Back To School Prep Day

National Leathercraft Day

National Lemon Meringue Pie Day

National Relaxation Day



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