Posted on: September 22, 2016

SPOOKY BUFFALO GROVE

The Buffalo Grove Arts Commission is also excited to announce their inaugural Halloween Yard Decorating Contest. This contest will determine who has the spookiest yard in Buffalo Grove. The contest will run through October 20th.

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Posted on: August 18, 2016

LAKE COOK ROAD CONSTRUCTION

The Cook County Department of Transportation will be doing construction in both directions on the Lake Cook Rd. bridge over the railroad between Lexington and Northgate.

Construction is set to begin on September 6, 2016 and will last until December 30, 2016. One lane will be closed in each direction for approximately one month.

Posted on: August 4, 2016

LABOR DAY ENFORCEMENT: DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER

On Labor Day, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. This festive time can also create danger on Buffalo Grove roads, as many alcohol and drug-impaired drivers get behind the wheel.

For this reason, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to stop drunk drivers and help save lives.

The high-visibility “Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over” crackdown runs from August 22 through Sept...Read on...

Posted on: August 4, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE ANNOUNCE ‘DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER’ CRACKDOWN RESULTS

In 2014, one person was killed every 53 minutes across the country in a drunk-driving incident, causing 9,967 drunk driving fatalities.

The Buffalo Grove Police Department made five drunk-driving arrests during the recent Independence Day crackdown. There were also 71 seat belt citations written, 12 of which occurred during the nighttime hours. Other citations and arrests included 29 cita...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE ARREST SEX OFFENDER FOR POSSESSION OF CHILD PHOTOGRAPHY

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On June 7th, 2016, charges for Child Photography by a Sex Offender, a Class 2 felony, were approved against Gregory A. Rollins, a resident of Woodridge. Rollins has a previous conviction of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a Child from 1999.

An anonymous complainant tipped off Buffalo Grove investigators to photographs of a juvenile taken within the agency’s jurisdiction. As a result of the investigation, Rollins’ technology equipment was seized and submitted to the Lake County States Attorne...Read on...

Posted on: June 9, 2016

WOODMAN’S FOOD MARKETS PLANS NEXT LOCATION IN BUFFALO GROVE, IL

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Woodman’s Food Market has announced plans to anchor a new 25-acre development at Deerfield Parkway and Milwaukee Avenue.

Woodman’s Food Markets and Shorewood Development Group are proceeding with plans for a 25-acre commercial development at the western corners of Deerfield Parkway and Milwaukee Avenue.

The development will be anchored by a 240,000 square foot Woodman’s ...Read on...

Posted on: May 16, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE FIRE CHIEF COMPLETES INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RE-DESIGNATION PROCESS

Chief Mike Baker received the re-designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO) on May 10, 2016 from the Commission on Professional Credentialing.

Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Mike Baker has successfully completed the process that awards him the professional re-designation of “Chief Fire Officer” (CFO).

The designation was given by the Commission on Professional Credentialing who met on May 10, 2016...Read on...

Posted on: April 28, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE CHIEF SWORN IN AS PRESIDENT OF STATEWIDE ASSOCIATION

Police Chief Steven R. Casstevens of the Buffalo Grove Police Department was sworn in as the 68th president of the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police on Friday, April 22, 2016 at the organization’s Annual Conference in Schaumburg.

In his acceptance speech, he said he wants the association to revive a community policing award for departments that excel in that area. “We need to highlight those agencies that are clearly living the community policing philosophy and fostering greatness...Read on...

Posted on: April 25, 2016

METRA AND PACE PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS

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Expect some delays and inconvenience as sidewalk, curb, and parking lot paving work is scheduled to begin at Metra and Pace starting on Monday May 2, 2016.

Work will continue until roughly mid-May. Use caution around all of the work zones when driving and walking to and from the parking lot to the train station. Any questions about the project should be directed to the Engineering Department at (847) 459-25...Read on...

Posted on: April 15, 2016

STANDARD & POOR’S (S & P), MOODY’S ASSIGN HIGHEST CREDIT RATINGS TO VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE

Strong fiscal management, a stable tax base and healthy reserves were cited as reasons for the classifications.

The Village of Buffalo Grove recently received notifications from two major credit rating agencies, both Standard & Poor’s (S & P) and Moody’s, that it has again achieved the highest ratings possible for bonds to be sold in 2016, as well as for it...Read on...

Posted on: April 12, 2016

VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE SPECIAL NOTICE REGARDING CHANGES TO RESIDENTS ELECTRIC BILLS

Residents and small business owners who are participants in the Village’s electric aggregation program will be receiving a letter in early April from Constellation advising customers of their new electric supply rate effective for June 2016 meter read.

During the 2014-2015 polar vortex, the power grid was at capacity and very close to requiring brownouts during a dangerous weather condition. As a result, regulatory changes made to the generation of electricity called “Capacity Performance” will be imple...Read on...

Posted on: April 8, 2016

NORTHWEST CENTRAL DISPATCH EARNS INTERNATIONAL ACCREDITATION AND LEADS ILLINOIS

The agency was recently recognized as the first Emergency Fire Dispatch Center of Excellence in the state of Illinois, and the 31st in the world.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois – Northwest Central Dispatch (NWCDS) was recently recognized as an Emergency Fire Dispatch (EFD) Center of Excellence, making it the first agency in Illinois to receive this accreditation, and the 31st in the world.

NWCDS also...Read on...

Posted on: March 1, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE NAMED ONE OF THE NATION’S SAFEST CITIES

Rankings are published by Neighborhood Scout, and determined by population and the rate of individual crime types per 1,000 residents.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois – The Village of Buffalo Grove was ranked the 18th safest city across the U.S., according to a recent report from Neighborhood Scout. The group creates an annual rating that lists the top 100 safest cities.

The ratings are det...Read on...

Posted on: February 11, 2016

VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE EMPLOYEES, ELECTED OFFICIALS SUPPORT VARIOUS CHARITIES ON A YEARLY BASIS

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Village departments, elected officials, individual employees and even family members raised nearly $80,000 in 2015 due to participation in a variety of philanthropic causes.

Village of Buffalo Grove elected officials, entire departments, employees and even employee family members choose to participate in a variety of fundraising efforts each year; something that is strongly encouraged by the Village’s elected and appointed le...Read on...

Posted on: February 5, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE WILL HELP YOU RETIRE YOUR AMERICAN FLAG PROPERLY

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has begun accepting American Flags that are in need of retirement. If you own a flag that is worn, has tears, holes, rips, or is in tatters let the Buffalo Grove Police help to retire your flag properly.

Bring your ...Read on...

Posted on: December 7, 2015

VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE RECEIVES 2015 INNOVATION AWARD

Lake County Municipal League awards Village for establishing a five community Government Information Technology Consortium.

The Village of Buffalo Grove recently received the 2015 Innovation Award from the Lake County Municipal League (LCML), for its role in developing an Information Technology (IT) Consortium that includes five area communities. The Consortium, called GovITC ...Read on...

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

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: August 19, 2015

BUFFALO GROVE CROSSING GUARDS

School District 21 recently published an erroneous statement claiming that the Village of Buffalo Grove decided to remove crossing guards from three intersections near Cooper, Longfellow, Kilmer and Tarkington Schools.

Community Consolidated School District 21 recently published an erroneous statement on its web site and through its social media channels, claiming that the Village of Buffalo Grove decided to remove crossing guards from three intersections near Cooper, L...Read on...

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Posted on: October 20, 2015

VILLAGE ADDRESSES ONGOING DISTRICT 21 CROSSING GUARD ISSUE

Village Board to require full payment for services provided through the end of the year, or program will be terminated on November 13, 2015.

The Buffalo Grove Village Board unanimously voted Monday to table the Intergovernmental Agreement with District 21 for crossing guards due to District 21’s decision not to pay for crossing guard services they have received for the past two years.
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Posted on: July 22, 2014

BUFFALO GROVE PROVIDES UPDATE ON ASH TREE REMOVAL

Stump grinding delayed, process to continue through summer months

BUFFALO GROVE | The Village of Buffalo Grove provided an update on its Ash tree removal efforts at its July Board meeting, answering several questions frequently asked by residents.

Arborist Tom Milas told the Village Board that unusually dry conditio...Read on...

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.

The increase in the cost ...Read on...


Posted on: February 5, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE WILL HELP YOU RETIRE YOUR AMERICAN FLAG PROPERLY

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has begun accepting American Flags in need of retirement. If you own a flag that is worn, has tears, holes, rips, or is in tatters, let the Buffalo Grove Police help to retire your flag properly.

Bring your American...Read more »