Posted on: May 3, 2016

VILLAGE OF BUFFALO GROVE PUBLIC WORKS HOSTS OPEN HOUSE AND TOUCH-A-TRUCK EVENT

Touch A Truck Event May 14 Village of Buffalo Grove Public Works

The Public Works Department for the Village of Buffalo Grove will host a family-friendly event to showcase how Public Works-Works for You! The event is held in conjunction with National Public Works Week, which is May 15-May 21, 2016.

The Open House and Touch-a-Truck event will include equipment on display, and Public Works staff on hand to answer questions regarding their vital role in the community.
The event will be held at the Public Works building, 51 Raupp Boulevard, Buffalo Gro...Read on...

Posted on: May 2, 2016

FOURTH GRADE STUDENTS FROM HALF DAY SCHOOL TO EXPERIENCE “ILLINOIS STATE FAIR” ON MAY 4th

On Wednesday May 4, 2016, fourth grade students from Half Day School in Lincolnshire will participate in a hands-on learning experience, ”Illinois State Fair,” at the school.

The week of May 2nd-6th is considered "Illinois Days" for the 4th grade, and the students will have assemblies during the week highlighting aspects of Illinois. Wednesday, May 4th will be the mock Illinois State Fair. As part of an integrated unit of stud...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 its existi...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 9, 2016

POLICE INVESTIGATE VANDALISM IN PARKS

Over the past few weeks, the Buffalo Grove Police Department has received several complaints of vandalism in area parks. The vandalism consists mainly of graffiti and appears to be taking place during the late evening and/or overnight hours.

The police department is asking that residents be alert to suspicious people and activity in or around the parks after dark. Anyone who witnesses suspicious activity or has information about the graffiti is asked to call the police department at 847-459-...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: August 22, 2014

BUFFALO GROVE NAMED STATE'S SECOND SAFEST CITY.

Real estate firm creates ratings based on FBI data

Buffalo Grove | The Village of Buffalo Grove has again been named to a list of safe cities, this time as the second safest city in the state of Illinois.

This designation comes from real estate brokerage firm Movoto, just months after Buffalo Grove was...Learn More

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: August 20, 2015

BUFFALO GROVE PROPOSES SOLUTIONS FOR D21 CROSSING GUARD ISSUE

The Village of Buffalo Grove remains committed to ensuring the safety of all students attending Community Consolidated School District 21.

Buffalo Grove, Illinois (VBG) August 20, 2015 – The Village of Buffalo Grove remains committed to ensuring the safety of all students who attend Community Consolidated School District 21. In an effort to assist District 21 in solving their issue of having...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...