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.

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Posted on: April 18, 2017

PUBLIC WORKS OPEN HOUSE

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Celebrate National Public Works Week on May 20th from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm at the Public Service Center across from Village Hall (51 Raupp Blvd., Buffalo Grove, IL 60089). The event is family friendly and a great learning experience for all ages. Two live ...

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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 22, 2017

ST. PATRICK’S DAY ‘DRIVE SOBER OR GET PULLED OVER’ ENFORCEMENT RESULTS

The Buffalo Grove Police Department made one DUI arrest during the recent St. Patrick’s Day enforcement effort, in addition to writing 19 seat belt citations.

“DUI arrests are very preventable,” said Sergeant Anthony Goldstein. “Don’t ever get behind the wheel when impaired by alcohol, drugs, or both. It takes everyone doing their part to make zero fatalities a reality in...

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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.

The Tree C...

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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: February 9, 2017

NORTHWEST AGGREGATION CONSORTIUM ANNOUNCES SUSPENSION OF AGGREGATION PROGRAM

The consortium includes seven Villages which together saved its residents more than $26 million since 2012 with its joint aggregation program.

The Northwest Aggregation Consortium has announced the suspension of its program, which means aggregation participants will return to ComED as their electricity supplier when the current program with Constellation Energy expires in May of 2017.

Each of the...

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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.

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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 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: 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.

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