Robbery investigated / Bob McNeely remembered / Green 53?


Robbery – Police are continuing their investigation into a robbery in the 1200 Block of Johnson Drive. Reports say the victim told police he was robbed while exiting his vehicle while it was parked in a parking space near his residence. The victim, who was not seriously injured, said two male subjects dressed in hoodies took personal items from him. Police say the two left the scene in a black SUV before they arrived.

Theft – A resident in the 400 block of Raphael told police – that a battery was stolen from her front lawn. She told police she saw an unknown male grab the battery and leave in a gray pickup truck.

Theft – Police say a resident in the 10 block of Canterbury Lane told them that a woman walked up to the door of a residence and took a package that had been delivered.

Retail thefts – A 35-year-old Arlington Heights woman was charged with two felony counts of retail theft after she allegedly stole more than $300 of goods from Woodman’s on two separate occasions. Police say the thefts occurred on May 27 and June 14.

In a second case, Woodman’s officials told police they observed a man leave the store without paying for 29 cans of "Ghost Energy" drinks. Reports say he had the items in the cart and walked out the front door.

In a third incident, Woodman’s officials say they observed a man walk out of the store with green produce bags in his cart but not the white plastic bags items that items are put into once they are purchased. The man reportedly had $312.10 in merchandise. He was also carrying a dark colored bag “of some kind” over his right shoulder.

Aggravated domestic battery – A 37-year-old woman of the 500 block of Le Parc Circle was charged with aggravated domestic battery after an incident in the home with another person.

 In Other Community News

Bob McNeely remembered
He made such an impact on the lives of his players and the community”

            Longtime volunteer football coach, Bob McNeely, died June 9 at age 91. Mr. McNeely, whose obituary can be found here, coached football for the Buffalo Grove Park District for 20 years. In recognition of his efforts and dedication, a football field bears his name.

Green 53?

            The planned extension of Illinois Rt. 53, once seen as a panacea for traffic going north from Lake-Cook to Grayslake, could become a scenic greenway with bike and walking trails that protects natural areas. That’s according to reporting in this report by the Daily Herald’s Marni Pyke who covers suburban transportation.

Cops working on chilling out

Buffalo Grove police will be issuing “tickets” to kids that will entitle children to a free Slurpee® as part of Buffalo Grove Police Department’s Operation Chill®.

For the 29th year, 7-Eleven® is partnering with local police departments to distribute free Slurpee® drink coupons to children through the popular Operation Chill® community service program.

Officers will be handing out Slurpee® coupons as a reward for good deeds, constructive activities and acts of kindness. Other actions, such as helping others, deterring crime, wearing a bike helmet and other acts of safety, or by participating in a community or police sponsored event may also result in a free Slurpee®.

Each coupon can be redeemed for a small Slurpee® drink at participating 7-Eleven® stores There is one 7-Eleven® store in Buffalo Grove, located at 1165 Weiland Rd. Another store is in unincorporated Vernon Township at 20502 Milwaukee Ave.

Take free Tai Chi with Master Shi

            If you’re looking for something to do before you go to the Farmers Market, the Park District is offering free Tai Chi in the Park every Sunday from 7 to 8 a.m. at Mike Rylko Community Park's Nature Classroom.

Participants can join Master Shi for an hour of low-impact, mind-body exercise that combines slow, gentle movements, meditation and controlled breathing.

Pre-registration is not required for this free drop-in program. A waiver is required and will be available on-site before the start of the event, so participants should arrive at least 10 minutes early to complete the form, or print a waiver from this link, sign it, and bring it to the event.

In case of rain, the class will be held at the Fitness Center at 601 W. Deerfield Parkway. For more information, contact Jenay Gordon at 847-353-7577.

As for the Farmers Market, it opens at 8 a.m. in Mike Rylko Park. It’s open until 12:30 p.m.

‘Tots in the Park’ June 28

The Park District will host a morning of singing and dancing for kids with Miss Jamie's Farm from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. on Friday, June 28 at the Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive.

Participants can bring a blanket and pack some snacks for a picnic. In case of inclement weather, performances will be held inside the Alcott Center. For more information, contact Mike Pfeiffer at 847-850-2108.

Need a Reason to Celebrate?

June 24

International Fairy Day

National Pralines Day

Swim a Lap Day

June 25

Global Beatles Day

Goats Cheese Day

National Strawberry Parfait Day

June 26

Forgiveness Day

National Canoe Day

National Chocolate Pudding Day

June 27

National Bingo Day

National Bomb Pop Day

National Ice Cream Cake Day

June 28

Drive Your Corvette to Work Day

National Food Truck Day

National Tapioca Day

June 29

International Fisherman Day

International Mud Day

National Guy Day

June 30

Log Cabin Day

Social Media Day

National Meteor Watch Day


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