Posted on: November 20, 2017

VILLAGE HALL THANKSGIVING HOLIDAY HOURS

Buffalo Grove Village Hall will be closed Thursday, November 23 and Friday, November 24, 2017 in observance of Thanksgiving.

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

DRAFT 2018 BUDGET NOW AVAILABLE

The Draft 2018 Village of Buffalo Grove Budget is now available for public inspection.

The Village of Buffalo Grove embraces a fiscally-conservative and forward-looking approach to budgeting for the operations of municipal government. This approach is coupled with the service-delivery expectations of the Village’s core customers -...

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Posted on: November 6, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE HOLDS PUBLIC OPEN HOUSE TO SEEK FEEDBACK ON DRAFT VISION FOR FUTURE LAKE COOK CORRIDOR

The Village of Buffalo Grove will host an open house on Thursday, November 16, 2017 to reveal and gather feedback for the draft vision of the future Lake Cook Corridor. The draft vision has been shaped by community input and grounded by environmental, fis...

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Posted on: November 3, 2017

COMED AWARDS ‘GREEN REGION’ AND ‘POWERING SAFE COMMUNITIES’ GRANTS TO VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE

The Village of Buffalo Grove recently received two grants from ComEd that promote sustainability, health and safety for the residents of Buffalo Grove. Each program offers grants of up to $10,000 each, which were awarded to a maximum of 25 municipalities.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department received a public safety grant from the Powering Safe Communities program, which is jointly supported by ComEd and the Metropolitan Mayors Caucus. The grant exists to assist with funding for public safety projects.

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Posted on: November 2, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE FIRE DEPARTMENT RAISES $17,000 FOR MDA

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Firefighters led fundraising initiatives and raised $5,000 more than in 2016.

Members of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department recently collected more than $17,000 to benefit the Muscular Dystrophy Association (MDA).Each year, Buffalo Grove firefighters, along with the fire departments across the country, help to raise funds for MDA, w...

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Posted on: November 1, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE HOST SUCCESSFUL DRUG TAKE BACK EVENT

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The Buffalo Grove Police Department, in conjunction with the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), collected more than 110 lbs. of prescription medications from area residents on October 28, 2017 at their Drug Take Back event. Since April of this year, t...

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Posted on: October 19, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT RECEIVES CARTEGRAPH OPERATIONS MANAGEMENT AWARD

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On October 13, 2017, the Buffalo Grove Public Works Department received the Cartegraph Excellence in Operations Management Award at their national conference in Denver, CO. The award highlights local government bodies that demonstrate forward-thinking thr...

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Posted on: October 16, 2017

VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE RECEIVES LAW ENFORCEMENT INNOVATION AWARD FROM LAKE COUNTY MUNICIPAL LEAGUE

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The Lake County Municipal League recently recognized the Village of Buffalo Grove as one of the winners of the Law Enforcement Innovation Awards Program.

The yearly awards program recognizes “exceptional, innovative and extraordinary achievement in law enforcement programs” as well as municipal initiatives that provide an overall benefit to the law enforcement profession.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

LAKE COOK CORRIDOR MEETING RESCHEDULED FOR NOVEMBER 16, 2017

The Thursday, October 12, 2017 Lake Cook Corridor Open House has been rescheduled to Thursday, November 16, 2017.

Due to the importance of this project, the meeting date has been rescheduled to ensure that the draft vision presented to the public is as comprehensive as possible. The project team values the public’s input and apologizes for this inconvenienc...

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Posted on: October 11, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE MAKE TWO ARRESTS FOLLOWING SEARCH WARRANT

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Following an investigation, a search warrant was served in the early morning hours of Tuesday, October 10, 2017 at a residence in the 400 block of Gregg Lane in Buffalo Grove. The warrant resulted in the arrests of two brothers who reside in the home.

Dustin Gutierrez, 18, was charged with manufacturing and delivering cannabis in excess of 500 grams (Class 2 Felony), possession of cannabis (Class 3 felony), and possession of drug paraphernalia (Class A Misdemeanor).

Also charged was Martin Gutierrez, 22...

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Posted on: July 1, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE BANK ROBBED, SUSPECT REMAINS AT-LARGE

The robbery occurred just before 5:00 p.m. on Friday, June 30, 2017 at Chase Bank, 175 N. McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove.

Buffalo Grove Police, in coordination with the Chicago FBI, are searching for a suspect who robbed a Chase Bank in Buffalo Grove early Friday evening.

The bank robbery occurred at Chase Bank, 175 N. McHenry Road, at 4:55 p.m. Friday, June 30, 2017. The sus...

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Posted on: June 19, 2017

POLICE DEPARTMENTS IN NINE COMMUNITIES REWARDING THOUSANDS OF CITIZENS FOR SUMMER SAFETY, GOOD DEED

Police officers on patrol this week are handing out 2,000 vouchers for a free McDonald’s® summer treat

Police in nine suburban cities announced they are on the watch this week for people doing good things in their community. When citizens are spotted wearing a bike helmet, obeying traffic signals, or helping a neighbor through a random act of kindness, the...

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Posted on: June 15, 2017

PUBLIC HEARING FOR THE LINK CROSSING RESIDENTIAL PROJECT CONTINUED TO JULY 19, 2017 PZC MEETING

K. Hovnanian Homes (K. Hov), has requested to continue the June 21, 2017 Public Hearing for the Link Crossing Project to the July 19, 2017 Planning and Zoning Commission Meeting at 7:30 pm at Village Hall.

The continuance will allow them additional time to make changes to the proposed plan. If you have any questions concerning the project, please contact the Community Development Department at (847) 459-2530.

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Posted on: June 8, 2017

A MESSAGE FROM THE VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE ABOUT ELECTRICAL SOLICITORS

As announced previously, the Village of Buffalo Grove, a member of the Northwest Aggregation Consortium, suspended its electrical aggregation program earlier this year because the Village could not obtain rates that were guaranteed to be lower than the Co...

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Posted on: June 6, 2017

THE VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE IS ASKING RESIDENTS TO PARTICIPATE IN THE NATIONAL CITIZEN SURVEY™

The survey is designed to provide a baseline of how the city government is serving residents, to gauge perceptions of the city and to make comparisons with peer cities.

The city contracted with National Research Center, Inc. to participate in The National Citizen Survey™, an instrument that was developed with the assistance of the International City/County Management Association in 2001 to provide cities with a low-cost ...

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Posted on: May 17, 2017

METRA PARKING LOT REPAIRS

Repairs are scheduled on the Metra south parking lot the week of May 22nd.

Areas in this lot will still be available for parking however use caution around all work zones.  Access to the dog park will not be restricted.  Contact the Buffalo Grove Engineering Department at 847-459-2523 with any questions.

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Posted on: May 13, 2017

ALLEGED OFFENDER IN DOMESTIC DISTURBANCE DIES DUE TO INJURIES SUSTAINED IN THREE-VEHICLE CRASH

The alleged offender involved in a domestic disturbance in Buffalo Grove on Saturday, May 13, 2017 has died at Northwest Community Hospital due to injuries he sustained in a subsequent three-vehicle crash.

The name of this individual is not being released at this time, pending notification of family members.

The drivers of the two other vehicles involved in the crash sustained non-life-threatening injuries, and both were treated and released from area hospit...

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Posted on: May 3, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE RELEASE DISTRACTED DRIVING CAMPAIGN NUMBERS

The Buffalo Grove Police Department conducted heightened enforcement during Distracted Driver Awareness Week from April 22-28, reminding motorists to put their cell phones down and focus on driving, during this statewide mobilization.

Buffalo Grove Police piloted several directed enforcement zones aimed specifically at distracted drivers. During the week-long mobilization effort, Buffalo Grove Police issued:

• Forty-four use of electronic communication device citations

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Posted on: April 25, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE DEPUTY VILLAGE MANAGER AUTHORS ARTICLE FOR INTERNATIONAL GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION

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Deputy Village Manager Jennifer Maltas wrote about GovITC, an IT consortium and shared services model. Buffalo Grove and six other municipalities are members.
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Buffalo Grove Deputy Village Manager Jennifer Maltas wrote an article that was featured in the April 2017 edition of ‘PM Magazine’, a monthly publication from the International City/County Management Association (ICMA). The association...

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Posted on: April 19, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE NAMED BEST PLACE TO LIVE IN ILLINOIS, 7TH IN NATION

Neighborhood website, Niche.com, published the rankings which consider quality of public schools, crime rates, employment opportunities, cost of living and more.

The Village of Buffalo Grove has been ranked as the best place to live in the state of Illinois, and the 7th best place to live in the nation, according to Niche.com.

The neighborhood website publishes yearly rankings in individual states and throughout th...

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Posted on: April 15, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE WOMAN CHARGED IN EARLY MORNING STABBING

On Saturday, April 15, 2017, at approximately 2:00 a.m., Buffalo Grove Police Officers were dispatched to an apartment in the 800 block of Trace Drive in Buffalo Grove, for a domestic dispute.

The caller, Lourdes Cazares, requested assistance regarding an argument between herself and her roommate, Nancy Balladares. Both women met officers outside the apartment building, along with a 32-year-old male roommate who aided in the conciliation, and t...

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Posted on: April 11, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE FOCUS ON DISTRACTED DRIVING VIOLATIONS

From April 22 to April 28, 2017, the Buffalo Grove Police Department will be out in force looking for distracted drivers as part of the U Drive. U Text. U Pay. campaign, a high-visibility effort to enforce distracted-driving laws.

“Everyone knows texting and driving is illegal and dangerous, and everyone knows they should not be doing it—but we see it happen all the time,” said Sergeant Michelle Kondrat of the traffic unit in Buffalo Grove. “...

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Posted on: April 7, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE AWARDED 8TH CALEA REACCREDITATION

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The Buffalo Grove Police Department recently achieved their 8th reaccreditation (9th overall award) for the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).

CALEA began in 1979, and encourages law enforcement agencies to adhere to strict best practices, guidelines and procedures. These include safety initiatives, crime prevention, the establishment of fair and nondiscriminatory personnel practices, and consis...

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Posted on: April 3, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE VILLAGE MANAGER DANE BRAGG CREDENTIALED BY ICMA

Dane Bragg, Village Manager of Buffalo Grove, Illinois, recently received the Credentialed Manager designation from ICMA, the International City/County Management Association.

ICMA’s mission is to encourage excellence in local governance by promoting professional management, and increasing the proficiency of appointed chief administrative officers, assistant administrators, and other employees who serve local governme...

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Posted on: March 14, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE NAMED ‘TREE CITY USA’ BY ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

The recognition is a result of the Village having a forestry department, a tree-care ordinance, an annual forestry budget and yearly observance of Arbor Day.

The Village of Buffalo Grove recently earned recognition as a 2016 Tree City USA from the Arbor Day Foundation.

This acknowledgment is a direct result of the Village’s consistent policies that make the planting and care of trees a priority.

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Posted on: March 6, 2017

HONDA AND ACURA AIRBAG INFLATORS POSE HIGH-RISK PROBLEMS

The National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA) has released new test data showing airbag inflators from certain vehicles have a high risk of rupturing during airbag deployment.

The following 2001-2003 Honda and Acura vehicles have been identified as having up to a 50-percent chance of airbag inflators rupture in a crash. The airbags should be repaired immediately.

  • 2001-2001 Honda Civic
  • 2001-2002 Honda Accord
  • 2002-2003 Acura TL
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Posted on: March 2, 2017

THOMPSON AND BRANDYWYN INFORMATIONAL MEETING THURSDAY, MARCH 16TH, 2017 FROM 4:30 P.M. TO 7:00 P.M.

The Village of Buffalo Grove will hold an informational meeting concerning the Thompson Boulevard and Brandywyn Lane Improvement Study.

The informational meeting will be held at Buffalo Grove Village Hall, 50 Raupp Boulevard, Buffalo Grove, IL, 60089 on Thursday, March 16th, 2017 from 4:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. All persons interested in this project are invited to attend this meeting. The mee...

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Posted on: January 27, 2017

MUNICIPAL PARTNERSHIP RECEIVES ‘BRIGHT IDEAS’ AWARD THROUGH HARVARD UNIVERSITY PROGRAM

The Village of Buffalo Grove is a member of the Municipal Partnering Initiative, along with more than 30 municipalities in Cook and Lake Counties.

A Harvard University program has recognized the Northern Illinois Municipal Partnering Initiative (MPI), which includes the Village of Buffalo Grove and more than 30 municipalities in Cook and Lake County. The Bright Ideas Award was accepted January 18, 2...

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Posted on: January 18, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE TO HOST FIRST PUBLIC MEETING FOR THE LAKE COOK CORRIDOR MARKET STUDY AND PLAN

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The project's first public meeting will be Tuesday, February 7th at 6:30 at Village Hall.

The Village of Buffalo Grove is holding the first public meeting for the Lake Cook Corridor Market Study and Plan. The project, which was kicked off in late 2016, is exploring how the Village can best reposition the Corridor to optimize growth potential. ...

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Posted on: January 11, 2017

SCAM ALERT

Through vetted Public Health Information Sharing Program members, law enforcement, and social media, the Statewide Terrorism & Intelligence Center (STIC) has become aware of a potential scam going around central Illinois.

STIC believes that calls are being made from spoofed numbers (displayed numbers are a different number than the actual one that is calling) to doctors’ offices, clinics, and personal numbers stating that a loved one has been in an accident.

The c...

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Posted on: April 11, 2014

VILLAGE RECIEVES HIGHEST MARKS FOR FINANCIAL MANAGEMENT

Moody’s affirms Aaa bond ratings, GFOA bestows award

BUFFALO GROVE | Moody’s Investor Services recently announced that it has confirmed the Village’s Aaa bond rating for its existing general obligation debt, after placing the municipality on review for possible downgrade in conjunction with its new ratings...Read More

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Posted on: August 12, 2013

BUFFALO GROVE ONE OF THE BEST PLACES TO LIVE IN AMERICA

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Money magazine's top 50 towns are not only thriving, they have good schools and a strong sense of community. Buffalo Grove is the ONLY town in Illinois to make the cut.

When Money magazine editors contacted Village Manager Dane Bragg -- he was more than happy to discuss the past, present and future of Buffalo Grove. This interview led to Buffalo Grove being included as number 46 -- and the ONLY Illinois town to be includ...Read on...

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Posted on: December 26, 2013

METRA PARKING PASS RATE TO INCREASE

The Village of Buffalo Grove has raised the cost of the bi-monthly parking pass, beginning with the January-February 2014 pass. The new fee will be $60.

BUFFALO GROVE | The Village of Buffalo Grove has raised the cost of the bi-monthly parking pass beginning with the January-February 2014 pass.

The new fee will be $60. This is the first price increase in nearly ten years.

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