Main Village Bulletin

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Posted on: July 22, 2014


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: July 14, 2014

Buffalo Grove Art Festival wraps up

Thanks to everyone who participated

BUFFALO GROVE | The Village of Buffalo Grove hosted its annual art festival over the weekend at Town Center.

The event featured nearly 100 artists, entertainment and food. The Village would like to thank everyone who participated in the event, includi...Read on...

Posted on: June 26, 2014

Coffee with a Cop

The Buffalo Grove Police Department would like to invite you to join us at our inaugural Coffee with a Cop program. We will be at The Continental Restaurant on July 17, 2014 from 8:00 am to 10:00 am

The goal of Coffee with a Cop is to give community members a chance to sit down in an informal setting, and discuss anything on their minds with officers of the Buffalo Grove Police Department. So, if you have any topics you would like to discuss or woul...Read on...

Posted on: April 14, 2014

Aggregation service shift letter sent in error

Electricity consortium customers will receive corrected correspondence

BUFFALO GROVE | The Northwest Electric Aggregation Consortium, representing the communities of Arlington Heights, Buffalo Grove, Lincolnshire, Long Grove, Palatine, Wheeling and Vernon Hills, is responding to a letter sent to its aggregation customers in error.

A notice was sent from ComEd to a number of residents who participate in the communities’ electric aggregation program stating that their account would be dropped by Integrys and moved back to ComEd. That letter was sent in error. Residents who received opt out notices regarding the Village's new supplier, Constellation, and did not opt out, will receive a correct letter from ComEd confirming their enrollment with Constellation as their aggregation provider.

Power flow with Integrys will continue to meter read dates in May at which point it will switch directly to Constellation, as contracted by the Village. This change applies to all residents and small businesses participating in the aggregation program who received opt out notices but did not opt out.

Again, this notice was sent in error. Residents need not take any action based on this notice. The Consortium and Village governments apologize for any inconvenience caused by this error.

For account specific questions, residents are encouraged to contact the Northern Illinois Municipal Electric Cooperative (NIMEC) at (800) 727-3820 or Constellation at (800) 718-1493Read on...

Posted on: April 11, 2014

Village receives 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: April 11, 2014

U of I offers tuition waiver for children of veterans

Candidates must be Illinois residents

BUFFALO GROVE | The University of Illinois offers one tuition waiver per identified military conflict selected by the General Assembly per county for the children of veterans.

Applications were available December 1, 2013. Priority was given to applicat...Read on...

Posted on: March 28, 2014

Renovations coming to Village Hall, main floor counter to move

Construction to occur in April, May

BUFFALO GROVE | Buffalo Grove Village Hall will undergo renovations in April and May, forcing the main floor counter activities at 50 Raupp Blvd. to be moved to the lower level.

The main level service counter at Village Hall will be closed starting on ...Read More

Posted on: March 24, 2014

Buffalo Grove Public Works prepared to tackle potholes

Village relies on calls from residents and motorists to report road damage

BUFFALO GROVE | Although Spring is here, winter is still affecting Buffalo Grove in the form of potholes.

And while the unusually harsh winter has presented a higher volume of pavement damage, the Buffalo Grove Public Works Department is prepared to t...Read More

Posted on: March 7, 2014

Buffalo Grove engages in electrical aggregation agreement

Opt-out period for residential, small business customers ends March 26

BUFFALO GROVE | The Village has selected a new electricity provider for its electrical aggregation program, which provides an alternative to service from ComEd.

The rate provided by Constellation will be 6.529 cents per kilowatt hour. Customers also h...Read on...

Posted on: February 12, 2014

Frequently Asked Questions about...SNOW!

Snow Plow

Why can't the Village plow my driveway? When is someone going to plow Milwaukee Avenue? The most frequently asked snow plowing questions are answered here!

Which streets are cleared first?

Main roads and streets around schools are cleared first due to traffic volume. During heavy and continued snowfall, opening passes are made on all residential streets every 3-4 hours in order to maintain access for emer...Read on...

Village Snow and Ice Control Route Map
Posted on: January 3, 2014

Fire Department warns against cold weather dangers

Residents urged to stay inside during period of below freezing temperatures

BUFFALO GROVE | The weather for the next several days is anticipated to be severely cold, and the Buffalo Grove Fire Department would like to remind residents of precautions that need to be taken during extreme weather conditions.

Residents are aske...Read on...

Posted on: January 3, 2014

Board to continue discussion on Village projects

Buffalo Grove Trustees to consider Weiland Road, Lake Cook Road plans; public comments will be considered

BUFFALO GROVE | The Village Board will continue its discussion of the Weiland Road and Lake Cook Road projects at its January 6 and January 20 Board meetings.

On January 6, Finance Director Scott Anderson will present financial impact analysis of the v...Read on...

Posted on: January 2, 2014

Village crews working around the clock to clear snow

Buffalo Grove Public Works plows are clearing snow from Village streets

BUFFALO GROVE | Many Village streets remain snow packed with additional snowfall possible throughout the day.

Plowing crews will be in neighborhoods through tonight clearing snow pack and cleaning intersections and cul-de-sacs.

All Village facilitie...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: December 10, 2013

2014 will bring new disabled placard law

Legislation requires that all persons with disabilities recertify with their physician

BUFFALO GROVE | In 2014, there will be new disabled parking placard and license guidelines. Legislation requires that all persons with disabilities recertify with their physician.

Then, depending on the type of disability, individuals will qualify for ...Read on...

Posted on: December 5, 2013

Buffalo Grove Fire, Police departments provide tornado relief

Members of the Village's public safety departments traveled to disaster-stricken areas after collecting food, monetary donations

BUFFALO GROVE - On November 17, several Illinois communities were devastated by tornadoes and high winds. Members of the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire departments saw this destruction as an opportunity to assist their fellow first responders whose homes a...Read on...

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Posted on: December 4, 2013

Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band plans upcoming concerts

The Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band will host four concerts through the end of 2013

BUFFALO GROVE - Each year the Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band presents a series of free holiday concerts as a way of 'giving back' to the people of Buffalo Grove and surrounding communities who so graciously support the band throughout the year.

This year, the Symphonic Band and the Jazz Band will each present two concerts. The concert schedule through 2013 is listed below. Please note that concert selections are subject to change.

Buffalo Grove Jazz Band (featuring vocalist Leah Novak)
When: Sunday, December 8, 2013 3 p.m.Where: Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd, 1111 Elmhurst Road, Prospect Heights, IL

When: Wednesday, December 11, 7 p.m.
Where: Hope Lutheran Church, 1660 Checker Road, Long Grove, IL

Buffalo Grove Symphonic BandWhen: Sunday, December 15, 2013 3 p.m.
Where: St. Mary's Parish, 10 N. Buffalo Grove Rd, Buffalo Grove, IL

When: Wednesday, December 18, 2013 7 p.m. Where: Northwest Assembly of God, 900 N. Wolf Road, Mt. Prospect,Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2013

UPDATE: 2014 Draft Budget, Village Board budget presentation available online now

Village staff members presented 2014 Draft Budget overview at November 18 Board Meeting

BUFFALO GROVE - Buffalo Grove staff members presented the 2014 Draft Budget to the Trustees at the November 18 Village Board meeting, and both the presentation and the Draft Budget document are available for review.

Both documents can be found online now at

The budget document includes budgets for each department as well as information about the Village's services, budget process and financial policies.

Village Manager Dane Bragg and Deputy Village Manager Jenny Maltas presented an overview of the budget and development priorities and processes to the Village Board on November 18.

After the overview, Finance Director Scott Anderson provided specific information regarding each department budget and other Village funds. Department heads were at the meeting to ask questions.

The budget will be presented for approval at the Board meeting scheduled for December 2.Read on...

Posted on: December 4, 2013

Buffalo Grove smart phone app available now for Android, Apple devices

App features include events calendar, Twitter feed, news items, and staff and elected official directories

BUFFALO GROVE - A smart phone app for residents and visitors of Buffalo Grove is now available for free in the Google Play store and the iTunes store.

The app is the result of collaboration between nine local government entities, including the Village...Read on...

Posted on: August 12, 2013

Buffalo Grove One of the Best Places to Live in America


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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