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6 | February 16, 2017 | The Northbrook tower news northbrooktower.com Police Reports Home burglars claimed to work for Village Northbrook Plan Commission Sober home receives neutral recommendation A resident discovered their home in the 2300 block of Maple Avenue had been burglarized after two men entered the home Feb. 9 claiming to be from the Village maintenance department. The men, described as white, middle-aged and wearing dark-colored sweat jackets, gloves and baseball caps, told the resident that the Village had ordered them to check on the home’s water. One of the men led the resident to the kitchen and bathroom where he ran the faucets. After the man had finished with the water and began to leave the house, the resident observed a second man coming down from the upstairs and walking out of the house. Later, the four bedrooms upstairs were discovered ransacked but no property appeared to be missing. Residents are advised that employees sent out from the Village wear a uniform and often drive a marked vehicle stating their association. Village employees will also carry identification that can be showed upon request. In other police news: Feb. 9 • A hat was stolen at 12:01 p.m. at Neiman Marcus in the 1500 block of Lake Cook Road. A man in his mid- 20s with short hair, wearing a gray parka with a fur-trimmed hood and faded jeans was observed leaving the store with the hat before dropping it when store security confronted him. The man entered a 2014 Buick Regal and fled eastbound on Lake Cook Road. After police ran the vehicle’s license plate, the car was determined to be stolen. Feb. 7 • George C. Pappas, 18, of Park Ridge, was charged with possession of cannabis at 10:20 p.m. in the intersection of Shermer and Willow roads. • Thomas J. Pora, 42, of the 1900 block of Somerset Lane, was charged with driving under the influence of drugs and alcohol or intoxicating compounds and possession of cannabis at 11:43 p.m. in the 1500 block of Shermer Road. Feb. 5 • Joel Esparza-Martinez, 43, of Chicago, was charged with improper lane usage and driving with a suspended license at 10:42 p.m. in the intersection of Willow and Waukegan roads. Feb. 4 • Amber S. Ellis, 22, of Milwaukee, was charged with retail theft by a local ordinance violation after she placed two pairs of shoes in a bag and left without paying at 6:37 p.m. at Saks Off Fifth in the 100 block of Skokie Highway. • Dedrick M. Cross, 20, was charged with retail theft by a local ordinance violation after he was observed taking a shirt and leaving the store without paying at 6:37 p.m. at Saks Off Fifth. Feb. 3 • Timothy G. Darling, 33, of Glenview, was charged with retail theft by a local ordinance violation at 11:42 a.m. in the 800 block of Willow Road. • A Chevrolet van was entered and Dewalt and Milwaukee work tools were stolen at 1:47 p.m. in the 1600 block of Ferndale Avenue. The reported loss is more than $2,500. Feb. 1 • Fraudulent activity was reported after a wallet went missing at 1:30 p.m. at Panera Bread in the 700 block of Skokie Highway. EDITOR’S NOTE: The Northbrook Tower’s Police Reports are compiled from official reports found on file at the Northbrook Police Department headquarters in Northbrook. Individuals named in these reports are considered innocent of all charges until proven guilty in a court of law. Sarah Haider, Assistant Editor Northbrook/Glenview D30 Board of Education D30 updates administrative policies, plans for 2017 Lauren Kiggins Freelance Reporter The Northbrook/Glenview District 30 Board of Education kicked off the new year by approving multiple board policies and employee financial benefits on Thursday, Feb. 9, at its bimonthly meeting. The overhaul is part of an ongoing effort to modernize district operations. Specifically, board members updated 25 board policies, six of which are new to the district. The bulk of the updates Dozens of attendees wore green ribbons in support of Providence Farm, a sober-living facility, during the Northbrook Plan Commission meeting on Feb. 7. The facility, that if approved will be located at 1620 Sunset Ridge Road, would provide a transitional home for men 18- 30 years old from Northbrook and the surrounding areas after they have completed shortterm intensive rehabilitation programs. In order for the project to go forward with development, the Village must approve two text amendments regarding zoning codes and a special permit. The request modified definitions of “community residence” and “transitional service facilities” as well as regulations for such facilities in single-family and multifamily residential districts. The special permit would allow a group home with up to 11 residents in the R-2 Single- Family Residential District. The commission gave four votes in support and three votes against the facility. “Four-three does not constitute as a positive recommendation, because you need five (which is a majority),” chairwoman Marcia Franklin said. “So it is going up to the trustees with a four-three vote, period.” The review moves forward to the Village Board, with the neutral count due to the absence of two commissioners. No further public comment was accepted about this issue at the meeting. removed antiquated terminology and procedures. Three of the six new policies outline guidelines for current and future board members: policy communication, oath of conduct and board member training. The remaining three codes provide framework for bonds, staff member travel and expenses, and grievance policies. Dually, the district restated employees’ 403b retirement plan and 457b deferred compensation plan documents in Heritage Woods hearing postponed The scheduled extended public hearing on the application of Heritage Woods Assisted Living Facility was postponed to a currently undetermined date. After the proposed project was given a negative recommendation by the commission on Tuesday, Dec. 20, Heritage officials requested more time to update the plan according to commissioners’ recommendations. The last public hearing for the project was closed after the allotted time was reached. Members of the public crowded the Village Hall board room to voice opposition against the assisted-living facility due to concerns about the safety of Glenbrook North and Maple students walking and driving to school, and devaluation of surrounding properties. The commission’s most substantial request for the proposed plan was a change in the building’s current projected dimensions of a 36-foot and 2 and three-eighths inches height, which exceeds the standard code’s 35-foot limit. hopes of aligning with the IRS and helping employees maximize their benefits, according to Dale Falk, assistant superintendent for finance and operations. “Like many school districts, District 30 offers its employees a voluntary tax-sheltering instrument known as 403b and 457b,” Falk said. “From time to time, these plans should be restated to update the plans to match the IRS-eligible benefits.” Please see d30, 15

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