Posted on: February 20, 2018

VILLAGE SEEKS APPLICANTS FOR FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC POSITION

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The Village of Buffalo Grove is currently seeking applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Eligible applicants have the opportunity to qualify for ranking on an eligibility list.

The new hire will be selected during a two-year period from June of 2018 through June of 2020.

In order to be considered, applicants must be a U.S. citizen between the ages of 21 and 34; have a high school diploma or GED; possess a valid driver’s...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: February 16, 2018

BUFFALO GROVE AND CANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY POLICE PARTNER FOR NATIONAL RANDOM ACTS OF KINDNESS DAY

Police Officers from Buffalo Grove and the Canadian National Railway will once again be participating in National Random Acts of Kindness Day by distributing free coffee and goodies at the Buffalo Grove Train Depot, 825 Commerce Court on Friday, February ...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: February 7, 2018

Buffalo Grove Snow Removal Responsibilities

Buffalo Grove roads are maintained by multiple agencies, this also covers snow removal. The Village, as well as Lake County, Cook County and the State of Illinois, are responsible for different roadways. For more information including a map of the snow ro...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: January 31, 2018

BGPFFPA, LOCAL 3177 ESTABLISHES KEVIN HAUBER MEMORIAL TRUST FUND

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Trust funds will be utilized for the education, health and well-being of the firefighter/paramedic’s four young daughters.

The Buffalo Grove Professional Firefighters and Paramedics Association (BGPFFPA), Local 3177 of the International Association of Firefighters (IAFF), has created the Kevin Hauber Memorial Trust Fund at First Midwest Bank. The trust fund will benefit the f...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: January 29, 2018

MOODY’S INVESTORS SERVICE CONFIRMS VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE’S AAA BOND RATING

Moody’s cited continued strong financial management and reserves as key factors in maintaining the high rating.

Moody’s Investor Services recently confirmed the Village of Buffalo Grove’s ‘Aaa’ long-term bond rating, citing its “favorable location and its affluent demographic profile,” in addition to strong management and a low debt burden. In a communication from ...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: January 29, 2018

BUFFALO GROVE FIREFIGHTER PASSES AWAY AFTER 4-YEAR BATTLE WITH COLON CANCER

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The Village of Buffalo Grove is mourning the loss of 23-year veteran, Firefighter/Paramedic Kevin Hauber 51, who bravely fought against colon cancer for the last four years before succumbing to the disease Saturday, January 27, 2018. Hauber was surrounded...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: January 12, 2018

BUFFALO GROVE POLICE RELEASE HOLIDAY TRAFFIC ENFORCEMENT RESULTS

The Buffalo Grove Police Department, alongside the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois State Police and law enforcement agencies across the state, completed a successful Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over campaign that coincided with th...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: January 4, 2018

WOMAN ROBBED AT BUFFALO GROVE SUBWAY

A woman was robbed at gunpoint while patronizing a Subway Restaurant, 1008 Weiland Road, in Buffalo Grove today, around 2:40 p.m.

The offender was described as a male with light skin, possibly 5’8”-5’10”, wearing a white or light gray jacket with a dark gray hood, and dark colored pants. He was holding what appeared to be a silver colored hand...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: December 28, 2017

EXTREME COLD TEMPERATURES CAN CAUSE WATER MAIN BREAKS

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With the arrival of the extreme cold temperatures comes an increase in the potential for water main breaks. The public is encouraged to report any possible water main breaks to the Public Works Department between 7:00 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. Monday through Fri...

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Main Village Bulletin
Posted on: December 19, 2017

BUFFALO GROVE DEPUTY CHIEF OF POLICE RECEIVES LEADERSHIP AWARD

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Deputy Chief Scott Eisenmenger was presented with the Public Safety Executive Leadership Award at the Northwestern University for Public Safety Police Staff and Command graduation ceremony, held on December 8, 2017.

The award recognizes individuals who have completed the entire sequence of executive management programs, which include Supervision of Police Personnel, School of Police Staff and Command, and the Executive Management Program. Deputy Chief Eisenmenger was...

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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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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Main Village Bulletin
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.

The Tr...

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Main Village Bulletin
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: 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

Main Village Bulletin
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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