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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: May 15, 2015

Dunkin' Donuts Cop on Rooftop Special Olympics Illinois Fundraiser

The Buffalo Grove Police Department will once again be participating in the Cop on Rooftop–Special Olympics Illinois event in on Friday, May 29th from 5AM-2PM. Our department has partnered with Dunkin Donut locations at 1169 McHenry Rd. & 1697 Weiland Rd.

For the 13th year in a row, Illinois police officers will stake out Dunkin’ Donuts rooftops to benefit Special Olympics Illinois.

On Friday, May 29th, from 5 a.m. to 2 p.m., hundreds of police officers from throughout the state will cover more than 15...Read on...

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Posted on: May 5, 2015

Buffalo Grove Seeks Trustee Applicants

The Village of Buffalo Grove seeks applicants for the position of Trustee to fill an unexpired term ending April 30, 2017.

Candidates possessing skills and experience in community affairs, business administration, organizational leadership and community development are encouraged to apply. In accordance with Illinois Compiled Statues (65 ILCS 5/3.1-10-5), any person appointe...Read on...

Posted on: April 27, 2015

The Village Recognizes May as National Bike Month

May is National Bike Month in the United States, including the designation of May 11-15 as Bike to Work Week and May 15 as Bike to Work Day.

Millions of Americans will experience the joys of bicycling during the month of May through educational programs, races, commuting events, trail work days, helmet promotion, charity events or just getting out and going for a ride.

The League of America...Read on...

Posted on: April 23, 2015

Buffalo Grove Modernizing Street Lights in Spring 2015

The Village of Buffalo Grove has partnered with Siemens to replace over 1,400 of the currently inefficient street lights to LED technology.

The new lamps will save the village 60% on energy consumption and last 5 to 7 times longer between replacement cycles.

For more information about the project, click here
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: 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: 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 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 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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