Showing posts from September, 2023

Civics Forum set / What's next for The Clove? / Public Safety Open House

  Students set for hands-on civics lesson Several proposals will be before the Village Board Thursday night, Sept. 28. But the Board won’t have anything to do with them. Instead, a cadre of civically minded students will discuss each and make a decision as to which should be given the green light. It’s all part of the village’s annual Civics Forum during which students from Buffalo Grove and Stevenson high schools occupy the dais and serve for one night as the Village Board. It’s a long-standing event in the village, started more than 40 years ago by Village Clerk Janet Sirabian, herself an icon, now in her 45th year as clerk. The Forum gives the students a chance to weigh each proposal, one submitted by each village department, and discuss it in a public forum before voting on which one meets their favor. The forum is in the council chambers at Village Hall and begins at 7:30 p.m. It is open to the public. Proposals that will receive student scrutiny include. ** The pu

Cops investigate rash of vehicle burglaries / 1st business opens in The Clove / Trick or Treat hours set

Buffalo Grove police are continuing their investigations into a rash of crimes involving motor vehicles. Police report four burglaries involving vehicles in addition to reports of criminal damage to a motor vehicle and stolen car. The first in a series of burglaries to motor vehicles occurred in the 1900 of north Buffalo Grove where a resident told police that an unknown offender entered her vehicle and stole various items. A second incident was reported in the 900 block of Twisted Oak where a resident said someone entered two of his vehicles and stole various items. A third incident was reported in the 1300 block of Larchmont Drive. As was the case in the previous incidents, a resident told police someone entered his vehicle and stole various items. The fourth reported case mirrored the previous three. This burglary to a motor vehicle was reported in the 1000 block of Hobson Drive. The resident said various items were stolen. Police told BGNI that no specific items were taken

Street racing rattles residents / Branding workshop set / 'Fall Fest' on tap

  Street racing irks residents High-speed driving on area roadways has raised the ire of residents on social media. The focus of the angst has been “drag racing” on several stretches of heavily traveled streets including Lake-Cook Road, Buffalo Grove Road, Old Checker Road and Ill. Rt. 83. Posters say the abusive driving occurs on a regular basis and at all hours. Some posters claimed that calls to Buffalo Grove Police have not produced positive results. “police are patrolling, they can certainly drive around the area,” one poster noted. However, police officials note, it’s more than just being called. “This issue is nothing new and has resulted in horrific crashes,” Sgt. Tony Turano said in an email. “The crashes often result in the serious injury of the participants and innocent bystanders, or ending in the tragic loss of life,” he said. Turano heads up the Buffalo Grove Police Department’s traffic unit. Posters cited a 2008 accident that killed Daniel Contini, 20, of Buffa