Cops with a cause / Halloween events / Night of Broadway music
Cops with a cause
Members of the Buffalo Grove Police Department are shown around the department’s pink cruiser which was recently rolled out in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.
It will be rolling around town during October. The decals for the car were donated by Suburban Accents, Inc of Rolling Meadows to help raise awareness of breast cancer.
Wild Fork a step closer
Despite rampant rumors on social media, Wild Fork meats is still planning to open a store in Buffalo Grove. Village officials have confirmed that Wild Fork “has gone through all the necessary zoning and permitting processes and their building permit is ready to be issued,” adding that the village has informed them that permit is ready. There has not been any communication from Wild Fork regarding the permit.
Pre-construction work to begin on Arlington Heights Road
Preliminary work on the reconstruction of a 1.5-mile stretch of Arlington Heights Road from IL-83 to Lake Cook Road is scheduled to begin soon. The Lake County Department of Transportation is expected to start with tree removals. Most of the trees being removed will be replaced. Those not being replaced due to utility requirements in the new medians will instead be replaced by naturalized area plantings. Additional information is available at this link.
Book sale Saturday
The Indian Trails Public Library District will hold a book sale from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 14 at the main library 355 Schoenbeck Rd., Wheeling
Attendees will be able to fill a bag of Books for $5. The use of ISBN scanners is allowed between noon and 2 p.m. only. The event is hosted by the Foundation for the Indian Trails Library. All proceeds benefit the library.
Park District plans Halloween events
The Park District is planning Halloween events for kids and canines.
“Trick or Treat Trail” is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. on Friday, Oct. 20 for children 12 years of age and under at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd.
The free event features games, entertainment, family activities and a candy handout for all children. The Park District notes that the event is “Halloween friendly” and has a “no scare one”, but parents are required to accompany their children at all times.
The first 200 attendees will receive a free goody bag. Additional information is available by call Mike Pfeifer at 847-850-2108
Halloween moves from kids to canines on Saturday, Oct. 28 at the “Howl-O-Ween Canine Costume Contest” from 10:45 to 11:45 a.m. in the Dan Schimmel Pavilion at Willow Stream Park, 651 Old Checker Rd.
The free event will include a canine costume contest and doggy egg hunt. Prizes and awards will be given to the most unique and creative costumes; categories include best costume and best family themed costume.
For more additional information call Pfeiffer at 847-850-2108.
Arts & crafts fair on tap
The Park District is sponsoring an arts & crafts fair from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 21 at the Community Art Center, 225 McHenry Rd.
The free event will include items from local crafters and business owners for the holidays and other special occasions. For more information, call Aly Stanczak at 847-850-2105.
“Coming Out” event Oct. 22
The 6th Annual Coming Out Day Celebration is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 22 at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd
The event, sponsored by BG Pride, is touted as a “family friendly” event and will include drag queen Bingo drag king and queen show. Also scheduled are resource tables, art by Peter Thaddeus, balloons by Tommy Games, and musical performances. Tickets cost $10 for children 5 to 11 years of age and $20 for everyone over age 12. Tickets are available at this link.
Friends of the Park plan Broadway concert
The Buffalo Grove Park District’s Friends of the Park will present “A Broadway Love Story”, featuring Max Quinlan and his wife Siri Howard on Nov. 3.
Their performance will feature songs from Disney classics to Broadway favorites, such as Les Misérables, The Music Man and others.
Quinlan, a Buffalo Grove native, met Howard during their Broadway run in the national tour of Les Misérables. Quinlan is the producing artistic director in Greenville, South Carolina, while Howard performs in theater and concert venues around the country.
The event, at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road, begins at 6 p.m. and will include a catered dinner by BBQ on Wheels, one drink, and the concert.
Tickets are available with an early bird discount until Oct. 21 at this link for $70. After Oct. 21, tickets are $75. Tickets can also be purchased at the Alcott Center Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Proceeds from the event will go directly to military families and families in need so they can take Park District programming.
Diwali celebration Nov. 4
“Experience Diwali: A Festival Of Lights” is scheduled from 2 to 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 4 at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road,
Sponsored by the Park District, the free event will feature live entertainment including performances by Meher Dance and Chicago Marathi Vidyamandir’s showcasing Dohl and Tasha musicians, family activities, storytelling by Meher Dance Arts and crafts for children. A rangoli creating competition is also planned.
Food and beverages will be available for purchase. Registration required for all attendees over the age of 3. For more information, contact Mike Pfeiffer at 847-850-2108.
Special flag applications available
Applications for a special or organization flag to be flown over the Ernie Karge Rotary Village Green during 2024 are now available.
Additional information and the application are available at this link. Applications must be submitted by Nov. 1 to be considered for next year's flag-flying schedule.
Cops nail 21 during enforcement period
Buffalo Grove police issued 11 seat belt citations, three distracted driving citations, three speeding citations and four other citations during its Child Passenger Safety Week enforcement campaign which ran Sept. 15-30.
The department was one of more than 200 other local law enforcement agencies across the state to increase awareness of proper child safety seat use and encourage all motorists to buckle up. The effort featured high-visibility enforcement combined with a variety of outreach activities, including a media campaign.
Trick or Treat dates, times, events set
Trick or Treating will be from 3 to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 31. Residents who are encouraged to leave lights on if they plan on welcoming trick or treaters.
In addition to trick or treating on Oct. 31, the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire departments will host drive-through trick or treating at the main fire station, 109 Deerfield Parkway, from 1 to 3 p.m. on Sunday, Oct. 29.
From the Police Reports
Motor vehicle burglary: Police responded to 1000 N Buffalo Grove Road for a burglary to motor vehicle report. Upon arrival police met with a complaint, who related that an unknown offender(s) entered her vehicle and stole various items. This investigation is ongoing.
Retail Theft: Officials at Woodman’s Market summoned police after they observed two people trying to leave the store with items they did not pay for. According to reports, it was the third time the two had been caught trying to shoplift at the store. This time, however, they were issued an adjudication ticket for theft and a trespass warning.
Criminal damage to property: Police responded to 1240 Johnson Drive for a criminal damage to property report. Upon arrival police met with a complainant, who related that an unknown offender put screws in all four tires on both cars he owns. This investigation is ongoing.
Residential burglary: Police responded to the 400 block of Anthony Road for a report of a residential burglary. Police met with the victim who reported sometime between the times of 9:00 a.m. and 8 p.m. hours an offender entered the home and stole various items. This investigation is ongoing.
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