Fuel spill probed / Rotary to have connection / First residents eyed for "The Clove"

Police quell argument at restaurant -- Police responded to Guzman Y Gomez for a customer-management complaint. Police say the complainant reported while he was trying to figure out if the business was open, a subject inside a vehicle in the parking lot threatened him. The complainant said when he left in his vehicle, the subject who threatened him, threw a rock toward his vehicle without striking it. He left the immediate area and contacted the police to have the subject spoken to. When police arrived, they met with the subject who was involved in the verbal altercation. The subject denied having any verbal altercations with anyone. A witness told police he observed the complainant trying to get a hold of restaurant staff because the restaurant was not open, and he wanted the food he ordered. The witness saw the complainant and the other party argue until the complainant left. Police offered advice on what to do if this situation happens again. Police left after the situation was resolved and peaceful.

Multiple charges filed after traffic stop --  Police stopped a vehicle near Arlington Heights Road and Lake Cook roads. Upon arrival, police met with the driver and found that she was showing signs of alcohol impairment. The driver was charged with DUI, illegal possession of an open alcohol container, having expired registration, operating a motor vehicle with suspended registration, and operating a motor vehicle without insurance.

In Other Community News

Probe into fuel leak continues

            Village officials say the Department of Public Works is continuing to monitor the site of an apparent diesel fuel leak which happened late Thursday, April 11. The leak occurred at the pond area near Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive. The area was sealed off with booms to prevent fuel spread. Village officials said that the Illinois EPA Emergency Response Team believes the substance is diesel fuel and classified it as a small amount and that the booms placed in the water are absorbing the run-off “appropriately”. The source of the leak has not yet been determined.

Board to discuss Rotary role in BG Days

            The Village Board is expected to discuss and approve a partnership agreement for Buffalo Grove. Touting “three prosperous years under the 50/50 partnership between the Village and the Park District,” in a memo to the Board, Molly Gillespie, Director of Communications and Engagement, says “financially, the event has had a positive cash flow, earning revenues of approximately $30,000 annually for both organizations.”

She adds that  “strategic partnerships with other community organizations, including Rotary and the Buffalo Grove Lincolnshire Chamber of Commerce (BGLCC) have leveraged respective strengths and special skills for specific event activities that have contributed to the overall success and positive experience of the festival.”

Among the strengths, she says, are the Park District leading sponsorship acquisition, beverage sales, food trucks and entertainment with assistance in site preparation, website and kids’ entertainment activities.

The Rotary Club will, she notes, “continue to host fundraising events such as Bingo and the Duck Race. Gillespie says that “in exchange for hosting these events, the Rotary Club will provide volunteer staffing support at the Information Booth during all shifts of festival hours throughout all five days of the festival.”

            The Rotary Club has agreed to provide a one-time payment of $1,000 to the Park District to support the purchase of a new bingo board, which will be used at BG Days in addition to Park District events throughout the year.

            The Village Board meeting is at 7 p.m. tonight, April 15, at Village Hall, 50 Raupp Blvd.

Comings and goings at “The Clove”

            Village officials say the first tenants of the residential building at “The Clove” are expected to move in by the end of the year. The building is being constructed by Urban Street.

            In the meantime, Burger King is no longer letting Buffalo Grove customers have it their way as it has closed the location at Lake-Cook and McHenry roads. Village officials say that both the out lots that housed Burger King and the shuttered Boston Market are not part of “The Clove” development. Both chains have dramatically cut back on operations. The Washington Post recently reported that the chain, which at its peak had 1,200 locations, is down to a mere 27.

GiveNKind plans Trivia fundraiser

            Buffalo Grove-based GiveNKind is planning its third annual Trivia Night fundraiser set for 6 to 9 p.m. on April 25 at Mickey Finn’s, 345 N Milwaukee Ave, Libertyville.

            In addition to the Trivia competition, the event will also feature a “wine pull” and “spirit toss.”

            Tickets start at $50 per person and include the trivia competition and buffet dinner. Full ticket information is available at this link.

            GiveNKind provides essential products to Chicagoland nonprofits with help from hundreds of volunteers and donating companies across the United States.

            In 2023, GiveNKind placed over $14 million of resources with local nonprofits that serve various communities.

Senior expo Tuesday

            The Buffalo Grove Park District and the Village of Buffalo Grove, are sponsoring a senior expo from 10 a.m. to 1 pm. on Tuesday at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Rd.

            The event will provide the opportunity for seniors to interact with vendors and service providers, enabling them to become familiar with the wide range of services available to them.

            There will also be raffle prizes, featuring a grand prize of a TV, donated by Mark Drug Medical Supply. For more information, contact Megan Baird at 847-850-2119.

Kids to present “The Music Man”

            Big Deal Productions will present The Music Man, Kids as the spring children’s musical theater production.

            Performances are at 7 p.m. and April 18 and 19, and at 3 p.m. on April 20 and 21 at the Community Arts Center, 255 McHenry Rd. All tickets are $15 and can be purchased at this link.

            For more information, contact Lindsay Grandt at 847-850-2132.

Golf fundraiser Friday

The Friends of the Parks Foundation is a sponsoring “Happy Hour Golf” fundraiser from 6 - 8:30 pm on Friday at the Park District’s Golf Dome, 801 McHenry Rd. Cost is $30 per person. The event includes golf contests with prizes, light appetizers and raffle prizes. Beer and wine available for purchase. Participants can bring their own golf clubs; however, clubs will be available.

            All proceeds will benefit the Foundation’s fee assistance program for active military families, and families in need.

Earth Day festivities set

            The Park District is hosting an Earth Day Celebration from 10 a.m. to noon on April 21 at Mike Rylko Community Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.

            The event will offer a day of “eco-conscious fun” and activities including a nature scavenger hunt, nature education stations, crafts, seed planting, and nature story time.

            The Park District will also showcase its new nature classroom at the Park.

            For more information, contact Mike Pfeiffer at 847-850-2108.

Sen. Johnson wants transparency from non-profits

            State Senator Adriane Johnson is spearheading a measure to require certain non-profit organizations to disclose the aggregate demographic data of their boards of directors and officers, and to make this information available on their website.

            The measure, Senate Bill 2930, detailed at the Illinois Senate Democrats website, calls for “ charitable organizations that annually report $1 million or more in grants to other charitable organizations to disclose on their public-facing websites the aggregate demographic data of their boards of directors.” The bill passed the Senate on April 10 and has been assigned to the House Rules Committee.

Symphonic Band plans May 5 concert

            The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will present its 23rd annual spring concert, "We've got Rhythm" at 7 p.m. Sunday, May 5 at Stevenson High School’s Performing Arts Center.

            Tickets and additional information can be found at this link.


Need a Reason to Celebrate?

April 15

National Anime Day

National Glazed Spiral Ham Day

National Laundry Day

National That Sucks Day


April 16

Day of the Mushroom

Save the Elephant Day

Wear Pajamas to Work Day

World Semicolon Day


April 17

International Bat Appreciation Day

National Cheese Ball Day

National Kickball Day


April 18

International Jugglers Day

National Newspaper Columnists Day

National Piñata Day


April 19

Humorous Day

National Amaretto Day

National Poker Day


April 20

Husband Appreciation Day

National Cheddar Fries Day

Record Store Day


April 21

Go Fly a Kite Day

National Bulldogs Are Beautiful Day

Thank You for Libraries Day


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