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Northbrook Police Arrest Vehicle Burglary Suspects

Three subjects were arrested on Thursday evening for burglary and trespassing motor vehicles, according to a Village memo.

The following items were part of the Village of Northbrook weekly memo.

Police Activity

Police arrested three subjects on Thursday evening for burglary and trespass to motor vehicles. Twelve vehicles parked at residences on Shannon, Greenwood, Crabtree and Crimson were broken into. One subject was taken into custody at the scene and the two fleeing subjects were later apprehended. All three arrested subjects are from Chicago.

A residential burglary occurred on Bridlewood Road Wednesday, November 7. Various pieces of jewelry were removed. The home has an alarm system; however it was not armed on the day of the burglary.

The MCAT team was called out on Thursday, November 8, at approximately 6:45pm to investigate a bicycle vs. motor vehicle crash in Skokie. A 68 year old male, Skokie resident was crossing westbound on Skokie Boulevard and was struck by a vehicle that was southbound on Skokie Boulevard.  The bicyclist was transported to St. Francis Hospital and is not expected to survive.

Clarification on Postcard Received from Veolia Environmental Services

Residents should have received a postcard in the mail this week regarding a settlement agreement that resulted from a lawsuit against Veolia Environmental Services North America Corp. (the parent company of the Village's residential waste hauler). The settlement agreement required that postcards concerning the settlement be sent to Veolia’s entire customer base, which includes Northbrook residents. Although the postcard was required to be sent to all of their customers, customers who are serviced under a Municipal Agreement, like Northbrook residents, are not a party to the lawsuit or the settlement.

Outdoor Siren Maintenance and Testing on Wednesday, Nov. 14 

Braniff Communications is scheduled to perform an upgrade to (6) tornado siren sites in Northbrook on Wednesday, November 14, starting at 930am. Each siren will be tested once (OUT LOUD) for a duration of between 5 to 10 seconds to confirm operation. This audible testing will be kept to a minimum, but audible testing is required. Other simulated activations/rotations will be done silently. This work will take the better part of one full day. Please note that the TEST siren activations will be on Wednesday.

Tree Trimming

The Village’s contractor, Nels J. Johnson Tree Experts, has begun the Village’s parkway tree trimming program in the area north of Techny and east of Pfingsten. Each year approximately 2,000 parkway trees are trimmed to prevent unnecessary damage during storms, protect pedestrians and motorists from low hanging branches, promote the health of parkway trees, and ensure that trees are aesthetically pleasing. Trimming work is done in accordance with professional standards and is scheduled for the dormant season to avoid unnecessary damage or trauma to the tree. The Village’s current contract has the Village on a 7-8 year trimming cycle. The map shows the area where the contractor will be conducting the 2012/13 program.

Early Voting Totals

Northbrook Village Hall was one of 43 Early Voting sites designated for suburban Cook County for the November 6 Presidential Election. Early Voting took place from October 15 through November 3. The total number of votes casted at Northbrook during the 12 days was 8,111. This compares to 4442 in the 2008 Presidential Election when the early voting period ran for 15 days. This high level of voter turnout is consistent with every other election where the Village Hall has provided Early Voting for Cook Countyresidents. The total number of votes during this Early Voting period in Cook County was 228,694. 

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