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: January 6, 2017

CHRISTMAS TREE PICKUP

During the First two weeks of January, Waste Management will be picking up Xmas trees. The trees need to be placed at the curb either with or without plastic bags. If the tree is large it is helpful if they are cut in half, but this is not a requirement. ...

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Posted on: December 27, 2016

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 Investors Service 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 stron...

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Posted on: December 22, 2016

CONGRATULATIONS TO DEPUTY CHIEF ROY BETHGE

Buffalo Grove Deputy Police Chief Roy Bethge was recently honored by being designated as a Certified Eligible Police Chief through the Illinois Associatio...Read on...

Posted on: December 21, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE KICKS OFF THE LAKE COOK CORRIDOR MARKET STUDY AND PLAN

The Village of Buffalo Grove announces that work is underway for a Market Study and Plan for the Lake Cook Corridor. The project’s goal is to explore how the Village can best re-position the Corridor to optimize its growth potential.

The Study will examine various Corridor development scenarios aimed at improving the Village’s identity, vitality, and economic and fiscal sustainability. The end result will be a visioning plan for the Corridor that is comprehensive, grounded i...

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Posted on: December 19, 2016

BUFFALO GROVE FIRE AND POLICE COMMISSION SEEKS QUALIFIED CANDIDATES FOR BOARD VACANCY

The commission is responsible for testing and hiring of police officers and firefighter/paramedics, and promotion of police sergeants and fire lieutenants.

The Village of Buffalo is currently seeking qualified applicants for an opening on the Fire and Police Commission Board. The vacancy is a result of the recent retirement announcement by Chairman Bruce Kahn.

The commission is primarily responsible for o...Read on...

Posted on: December 19, 2016

PET SAFETY DURING COLD WEATHER

The Chicago Veterinary Medical Association has provided guidelines for keeping pets happy and healthy during the cold winter season.

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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 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 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.

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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: 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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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 »