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$15,000 in tools swiped from truck

7 Jan

An estimated $15,000 worth of tools was taken from the truck of a plumbing contractor while it was parked in the 1200 block of Churchill Court. Reports say the back handle of the truck’s back door handle had broken off the previous week and the only way to open the rear door of the truck was to use the broken handle that was located inside the truck’s front cab inner door.

** A lot at ‘steak’? — A customer at the Jewel-Osco, 79 N. McHenry Road, was not happy with some meat.  According to report the customer allegedly “flipped off” butcher staff and threw a piece of meat at them.

Community News

Hearing set on nomination petition

            A hearing in the nomination documents filed by Gowri Magati who is seeking one of the three openings on the Buffalo Grove Village Board, is scheduled for 11 a.m. on Friday, Jan. 8. The hearing is the result of a petition of objection filed by former Village Board member Jeffrey Berman.

            Under the Illinois Election Code, hearing will be conducted by an electoral board consists of the Village Board President, the Village Clerk and the senior trustee.

However, the senior trustees, Lester Ottenheimer Joanne Johnson and Andrew Stein, are on the ballot, which prohibits them from being on the electoral board. The code stipulates that a member of the general public be appointed by the chief judge for Cook County Circuit Court. That member is attorney Laura Jacksack. Her web page touts her practice as specializing in “political and election law, and small business law, advising and representing both non-profit and for-profit businesses, as well as individuals and political entities.”

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Ceramic Tea Bowls


A tea bowl is a central item in the traditional tea ceremony. In our shop you’ll find one-of-a-kind, handmade bowls and cups made to order in our ceramic workshop. Each of our bowls is a unique creation so please allow for slight variances in shape and color. The bowls are glazed with special food-safe glazes.

We’re also offering unique, handmade ceramic mugs as well as original sets, consisting of tea, cups and matching tea pot, perfect for gifting.


Information about the hearing and access via Zoom is at this link.

COVID-19 vaccine topic of town hall

            Lake County will host a virtual tow hall at 7 p.m. on Wednesday, Jan. 13, on Zoom to provide information about the COVID-19 vaccine. This meeting is open to all residents and will provide time for questions. Click here to register to view or listen to the meeting. After registration, a link to this meeting will be sent to participants. A recording will be available after the meeting on the Lake County website for those unable to attend.

Didech wants input

            State Rep. Daniel Didech (D-59) is looking to constituents to plan his “legislative agenda for 2021” according to a report in the Buffalo Grove Countryside. The report says Didech, in the second year of his term, is especially interested in local issues.

Holiday light recycling

            Got holiday lights you want to recycle? Don’t bring them to the Buffalo Grove Village Hall.  You can. However, take them to one of these nearby sites provided by the Solid Waste Agency of Cook County (SWANCC) including Hoffman Estates Village Hall, the Wheeling Public Works Building and the Rolling Meadows Public Works Building.

Speaking of holiday recycling

            Waste Management will recycle your Christmas tree on your regular trash collection day through Friday, Jan. 15. Trees must be clean (no ornaments, lights or tinsel attached) unbagged and under six feet in length. If the tree is more than six feet tall, it should be cut into two pieces, each under six feet in length.

Fewer DUIs

            Whether it’s because more people are staying home because of the pandemic or drivers are driving sober, Buffalo Grove police say this past holiday season from Dec. 18 through Jan. 3 saw only one arrest for driving under the influence. The same period last year yielded four DUI arrests.

Investigation into house fire continues

            The Buffalo Grove Fire Department is continuing its investigation into a house fire in the 100 block of Golfview Terrace on Tuesday, Jan. 5. Buffalo Grove fire fighters were assisted in battling the blaze by crews from five neighboring departments. No one was reported injured in the blaze.

Student Voices

Here are links to the student newspapers at Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools.

Buffalo Grove High School Charger

Stevenson High School Statesman

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4 Jan

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