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Posted on: March 30, 2015

Canine Saxon Retires Due to Medical Issues

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Chief Steven Casstevens regretfully announces that canine Saxon has been retired
from the Buffalo Grove Police Department due to a recent diagnosis of cancer.

Canine Saxon, who has been partnered with Officer Danielle Baron for 4 years,underwent surgery last week to have a tumor removed. The surgery was successful; however the diagnosis makes him unable to keep working as a police dog. Saxon is currently 5 year...Read on...

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Posted on: March 26, 2015

Village to begin Hydrant Flushing on April 6

Public Works will be flushing fire hydrants April 6 through May 21, 2015.

Hydrant flushing is a scheduled, preventative maintenance activity performed annually to inspect the operations of the fire hydrants, measure flow (gallons per minute) produced at the hydrant nozzle and to remove any sediment that may have collected in th...Read on...

Click here to view a map with flushing dates
Posted on: March 24, 2015

Impacts of the Proposed 2015 State of Illinois Budget on the Village of Buffalo Grove

Finance Director, Scott Anderson presented the impacts of the proposed 2015 State of Illinois Budget during the Village Board Meeting on Monday, March 16.

To view the full presentation click the link below.

State of Illinois Budget Presentation
Posted on: March 12, 2015

Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation


The Buffalo Grove Police Department and Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation have established a pill disposal and collection program.

The purpose of this program is to collect and safely dispose of unwanted and unused medications, thus keeping them out of the hands of individuals who might otherwise become victims of prescription drug abuse.

The Save A Star Drug Awareness Foundation ...Read on...

Posted on: March 5, 2015

Arts Commission Looking for Artists

The Village of Buffalo Grove Arts Commission is pleased to invite local visual artists to participate in Home Grown Art.

The commission is currently seeking entries to this new, juried event which will provide a venue for local artists of the North and Northwest suburban areas of Chicago to display and sell their distinctive artistic creations. Home Grown Art will be happen...Read on...

Click here to download an application
Posted on: February 18, 2015

Stay Informed With Emergency Alerts

The Village of Buffalo Grove uses an emergency notification system powered by Everbridge. Stay informed with alerts and other important community news wherever you want them.

Click here to sign up or access your account
Posted on: February 5, 2015

Work the Polls on April 7th. Get Paid. Do Good

The Cook County Clerk's office is recruiting community members to serve as poll workers for the April 7th Consolidated Election.

It is a great opportunity to get paid for helping democracy work. Poll workers are paid $175 or $325, based on their position. All poll workers must be registered voters of Cook County (or a high school or college student) and serve in a suburban polling ...Read on...

Posted on: January 14, 2015


The rating comes from Neighborhood Scout, a community research firm and is based on the total number of property and violent crimes per 1,000 residents

Buffalo Grove, Illinois – The Village of Buffalo Grove is proud to announce it has been ranked 23rd among the top 100 safest cities across the United States by the research firm, Neighborhood Scout.

This is the second year in a row that the Village has...Read on...

Posted on: November 17, 2014

IRS Telephone Scam

The IRS has issued a warning in response to the increase of sophisticated phone scams targeting taxpayers. Please remember that the IRS will notify you via U.S. mail if you have any taxes due, and they will never request payment over the phone.

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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 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: 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 maint...Read on...

Village Snow and Ice Control Route Map
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 ...Read on...

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

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 ...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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