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Posted on: July 23, 2015

Buffalo Grove Days to be held September 3-7

The Village's annual celebration of food and fun kicks off September 3 on the Village Hall Campus. This year, residents can enjoy events such as the Pancake Breakfast, Rotary Duck Race, Buddy Baseball and much more.

Click here for a complete schedule of events.
Posted on: July 17, 2015

West Nile Virus - Reducing your risk

How to reduce your risk of becoming infected with West Nile Virus.

The most important way people become infected with West Nile Virus is through the bite of an infected mosquito. You can reduce your chance of getting infected by avoiding mosquito bites.

• Consider staying indoors between dusk and dawn, which is the peak mosquito biting time.
• Avoid activities in areas where mosquitoes are plentiful.• Whenever possible, wear protective clothing such as long sleeves, long pants and socks while outdoor...Read on...

Posted on: July 8, 2015

False Aggregation Notice Mailed to Residents

Some residents have received a notice from Spark Energy in the mail, regarding the Village’s electric aggregation program.

This notice makes claims that are not correct, stating, “Aggregation is ending and once again you have the power to choose! Beginning with your August 2015 meter reading, you will automatically be switched back to ComEd unless you make the switch to Spark...Read on...

Posted on: July 2, 2015

Buffalo Grove Names New Fire Chief

Village Manager Dane Bragg has announced the promotion of William “Mike” Baker to serve as Fire Chief of the Buffalo Grove Fire Department. Mr. Baker has served as the Interim Fire Chief since Terrence Vavra retired in February 2015.

Chief Baker has been with the Village of Buffalo Grove since 2013 as Deputy Fire Chief. He possesses over 36 years of fire experience including 30 years as a Paramedic, eight years as an Assistant Chief with the Elgin Fire Department and 14 years as a liv...Read on...

Posted on: June 25, 2015

The Buffalo Grove Landscaping Contest

The Village of Buffalo Grove's Arts Commission is proud to announce the first ever Landscaping Contest. This contest will determine who has the best looking front yard in the village as well as to celebrate the horticultural arts.

We will use the general eligibility rule for this contest. Entrants will enter by emailing their name, address and phone number along with 3 property photos to with the subject line “Landscaping Contest.” The contest is limited to residential...Read on...

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Posted on: June 5, 2015

Buffalo Grove to Appoint New Trustee

Village President Beverly Sussman will propose candidate Joanne Johnson for appointment to the unexpired term in the position of Village Trustee to the Village Board, scheduled for confirmation on June 15.

Mrs. Johnson has served on both the Planning and Zoning Commission as well as the Buffalo Grove Days Committee since 2011. She previously held several volunteer posts in the community.

Johnson was selected from a highly competitive pool of eight candi...Read on...

Posted on: June 11, 2015

Buffalo Grove Farmers Market Now Open

The Buffalo Grove Farmers Market is open from 8:00 AM to 12:30 PM every Sunday at Mike Rylko Community Park.

The Market’s returning farmers and vendors will be offering fruit, vegetables, honey, gourmet mushrooms, artisan cheeses, meats, breads, coffee, tea and much more. Guests are asked to please bring non-expired, non-perishable, unopened, foods and toiletry ...Read on...

Click here for more information.
Posted on: May 6, 2015

Buffalo Grove Ranked Best Suburb For Families

The Village of Buffalo Grove has been named the best Chicago suburb for families.

This designation comes from real estate brokerage firm Movoto, just weeks after the firm named Buffalo Grove as one of the “best Chicago suburbs for young professionals.”

“We couldn’t be more pleased,” said Village President Beverly Sussman. “We would...Read on...

Posted on: April 2, 2015

Village Manager, Dane Bragg, Awarded Outstanding Manager of the Year

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Village Manager, Dane Bragg, has been awarded Outstanding Manager of the Year by the Illinois Association of Municipal Management Assistants (IAMMA). Bragg was chosen for the award based on his accomplishments as manager of the Village of Buffalo Grove.

The nomination stated that during the time that Bragg has been Village Manager, he worked closely with elected officials and staff to lead the organization through difficult economic times. Bragg worked hard to eliminate structural budget issues while in...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 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 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

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: 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 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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