Buffalo Grove to Decide on Signs for JCC Playgrounds

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Byline: Bob McKee Daily Herald Staff Writer

The village of Buffalo Grove will decide when two Northwest Suburban Jewish Community Center playgrounds should be open to the public.

But some village officials believe the controversy about public access to the playgrounds is not a concern to the neighborhood, just the resident who raised the issue.

"There has never been one letter or one phone call ... other than from Rob Sherman," said Trustee Brian Rubin. "So we don't perceive (this) as a problem other than for Rob Sherman."

Sherman has contended the center is wrongly restricting public access at the two playgrounds.

The JCC made an agreement with Buffalo Grove in 1985 that it would keep two playgrounds available to the public when they are not being used by the center. The deal was made when the JCC took control of the facility at 1250 Radcliffe Road, a former public school.

But the JCC has maintained it posted two signs restricting public use of the playgrounds between 7 a.m. and 6 p.m. Monday through Friday for the safety of the more than 500 children who attend its programs. …