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Buffalo Grove Police
Homicide Suspect in Critical Condition after Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound
11/23/2019
Buffalo Grove Police have confirmed with the Edina (MN) Police Department that the suspect wanted for the deaths of Nataliya Ermak and Roman Frid, sustained a self-inflicted gunshot wound late last evening, November 22nd.
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2019 BGPD Trivia Night
BGPD Trivia Night a Huge Success Thanks to Sponsors and Participants
11/22/2019
On November 9, 2019, the Buffalo Grove Police Department hosted their 4th annual ‘Trivia Night’ to benefit Special Olympics Illinois. The event had previously been held in Buffalo Grove but moved to the Concorde Banquets in Kildeer due to growing attendance.
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Life or Death Illinois
Buckle Up and Designate a Sober Driver this Thanksgiving
11/21/2019
As Illinoisans gear up for one of the busiest travel times of the year, the Buffalo Grove Police Department has announced its plans for a traffic safety campaign focused on unbuckled vehicle occupants and intoxicated drivers.
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Understanding Your New Statement
11/20/2019
BG has updated the layout of water bills! Click here to learn about the new layout.
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Buffalo Grove Police Investigating Double Homicide - Update
11/18/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department, with the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force (LCMCTF), are investigating a double homicide which occurred in the parking garage of the 150 building on Lake Boulevard, in Buffalo Grove.
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2019 BG Public Works Award - Milas and Reynolds
MWRD PRESENTS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD TO VILLAGE
11/06/2019
The Village of Buffalo Grove and Forestry Manager Tom Milas were recently awarded the Biosolids Beneficial Reuse Award from the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District (MWRD).
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IACP Police Chiefs
Buffalo Grove Police Chief to Lead International Chiefs Association
10/31/2019
On October 29, 2019, Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens was sworn-in as the new president of the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP). Chief Casstevens was sworn-in by Buffalo Grove Village Manager, Dane Bragg, in front of nearly 1,200 law enforcement leaders, Buffalo Grove elected officials and police officers, and representatives from each Village Department.
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FIRE CHIEF COMPLETES INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RE-DESIGNATION
10/29/2019
Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Mike Baker has received the professional re-designation of Chief Fire Officer (CFO) from the Center for Public Safety Excellence’s Commission on Professional Credentialing. Chief Baker is one of 1,391 CFOs worldwide and one of only 58 CFOs in Illinois. Chief Baker obtained the original designation in July of 2013.
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Town Center Retail Corridor
Buffalo Grove Kicks Off Comprehensive Plan with First Public Workshop
10/29/2019
The Village of Buffalo Grove is kicking off a new Comprehensive Plan with a public workshop November 13, 2019 from 6:30 p.m. until 8:30 p.m. at Aptakisic Junior High School, 1231 Weiland Road in Buffalo Grove. The plan looks to establish a long-term vision for the community and explore what Buffalo Grove could look like in 2040 and beyond. It will cover issues such as land use, development, transportation, housing, natural resources, economic development, and more.
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Volunteers Toys For Tots
Buffalo Grove Police Department to Collect for ‘Toys for Tots’ Program
10/23/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has begun its annual collection for the Toys for Tots program, in partnership with the United States Marine Corps Reserves.
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Buffalo Grove Establishes Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Regulations
10/22/2019
On October 21, 2019, the Buffalo Grove Village Board approved zoning regulations pertaining to recreational cannabis dispensaries, which could potentially be located in the Village.
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DEA Take Back Day
Buffalo Grove Police Partners with DEA for Prescription Drug Collection
10/17/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have partnered to host the last official prescription drug collection event of the year on Saturday, October 26, 2019.
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Buffalo Grove Police Increase Enforcement for Halloween
10/11/2019
This Halloween, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over enforcement effort - and gives a warning to all partygoers to, ‘keep the party off the road’.
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Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!
09/30/2019
To find out more about fire prevention programs and activities in Buffalo Grove please contact the Buffalo Grove Fire Department at 847-777-6110.
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Metra Station
Rail Safety Week is September 22-26
09/23/2019
Operations Lifesaver, Inc. is highlighted during National Rail Safety week, which is September 22 – 28, 2019.
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Coffee with a Cop
BGPD and Buffalo Grove Dunkin’ Donuts® Partner for Coffee with a Cop
09/19/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department invites all to join them for a cup of coffee and conversation Wednesday, October 2, 2019 at the Dunkin’ Donuts, located at 245 McHenry Road, in Buffalo Grove. Various members from the Police Department will be on hand to informally meet with members of the Buffalo Grove community.
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Buffalo Grove Police Share Labor Day Traffic Campaign Results
09/17/2019
Over the course of the Labor Day traffic campaign, which ran from August 16 until September 3, 2019, the Buffalo Grove Police Department made one impaired driving arrest and wrote 165 citations to drivers for not being buckled up. In addition, 22 speeding citations were written, and 20 motorists received citations for using a mobile device while driving.
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BG Police Department Trivia Night
Buffalo Grove Police to Host 4th Annual Trivia Night
09/16/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has announced its 4th Annual Trivia Night will take place Saturday, November 9, 2019 at a new location, Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road in Kildeer.
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Deputy Chief Szos and Lieutenant Anderson
Deputy Chief and Lieutenant Receive ILACP Honors
09/10/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department is proud to announce Deputy Chief Michael Szos and Lieutenant Tara Anderson have been designated as “Certified Eligible Police Chief” by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP). This recognition signifies that both Deputy Chief Szos and Lieutenant Anderson have met the highest standards of competency and conduct in their professions.
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
Buffalo Grove Police Urge Motorists to Drive Sober this Labor Day Holiday
08/08/2019
As Illinoisans gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is announcing plans for a traffic safety campaign focusing on drunk, unbuckled, and distracted drivers.
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Village Hall
Village Hall Software Update
08/07/2019
The Village has a scheduled software outage for Tuesday August 13, 2019 at 5AM. The outage is anticipated to last until 12pm but could be longer.
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Back to School Bus Safety
08/06/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department strongly urges drivers to adhere to all laws regarding passing a stopped school bus, and in school speed zones.
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BG Police Participate in Speed Awareness Day
07/24/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department, along with several other agencies in Illinois including the Illinois State Police, Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police, Illinois Tollway, Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Families Against Chronic Excessive Speed 4 (FACES4), will be participating in Speed Awareness Day on Wednesday, July 24th.
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Buffalo Grove Police Release Independence Day Traffic Results
07/23/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department has released the results for the Independence Day holiday period enforcement.
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Cooling Centers During Extreme Temperatures
07/17/2019
The following locations are available to area residents as cooling centers during periods of extreme temperatures
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2018 Water CCR Report
2018 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available
07/01/2019
The Village of Buffalo Grove 2018 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report is now available to be viewed online or downloaded.
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Buffalo Grove Police Seeking Armed Robbery Suspect
06/26/2019
A Buffalo Grove resident reported being a victim of an armed robbery at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 25, 2019. The victim lives in the area of Fox Court East and Cobblestone Lane.
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Weiland Rd
Weiland Road Improvements Project Open House is June 25 at Village Hall
06/21/2019
Weiland Road Improvements Project Open House is June 25 at Village Hall
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Blood Drive
Blood Drive June 28th
06/20/2019
The BGFD is hosting its annual blood drive with Vitalant at Fire Department Headquarters, 1051 Highland Grove Drive in Buffalo Grove on June 28, 2019 from 1:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m.
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July 4th Fireworks and Symphonic Band Performance
06/20/2019
July 4th Fireworks and Symphonic Band Performance beginning at 7:00 p.m at Ernie Karge Rotary Village Green. The fireworks display, sponsored by Siemens, will follow the band performance at dusk
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Randy
Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Randy Buttliere on His Retirement
06/17/2019
Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Randy Buttliere on His Retirement
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Drive Sober
Buffalo Grove Police Planning Traffic Enforcement Campaign for July 4th Holiday Period
06/13/2019
Buffalo Grove Police have announced plans for their Fourth of July traffic enforcement, with a focus on impaired and unbuckled drivers. The safety campaign will run from June 17 through July 8, 2019 to encompass three summer weekends leading up to, and after Independence Day on Thursday, July 4.
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Chris Stilling , Nicole Woods, Andrew Brown
Village Of Buffalo Grove Announces Promotions, Organization Changes
05/30/2019
Chris Stilling has been appointed Deputy Village Manager, Nicole Woods as Deputy Community Development Director and Andrew Brown as interim Director of Finance and General Operations.
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May 19-25, 2019 is the 45th annual National EMS Week
05/16/2019
In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week to celebrate EMS practitioners and the important work they manage throughout our nation's communities.
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BG Finance Director Scott Anderson
Buffalo Grove Bids Fond Farewell to Finance Director
05/13/2019
Scott Anderson has accepted an offer to be the next Village Manager of Barrington, after an impressive 27-year career with the Village of Buffalo Grove.
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Buffalo Grove 'Cop on a Rooftop' Events
05/13/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department will again be participating in the Special Olympics fundraiser, ‘Cop on a Rooftop’ on Friday, May 17, 2019.
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Click It or Ticket Campaign is Unofficial Start to Summer
05/10/2019
As summer approaches and vehicle travel increases for area residents, Buffalo Grove Police are partnering with the Illinois Department of Transportation to remind motorists to Click It or Ticket.
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National Police Week Honors Officers Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice
05/10/2019
Sunday, May 12, 2019 is the start of National Police Week - a week dedicated to honoring police officers who have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the line of duty.
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School Bus Safety
05/02/2019
BGPD would like to remind drivers to abide by Illinois Law relating to school buses on Village roadways.
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Three Arrested
Multiple Police Agency Cooperation Results in Guilty Pleas and Jail Time
04/30/2019
Three men who were involved with residential burglaries in Buffalo Grove and neighboring communities have plead guilty and are headed to the Illinois Department of Corrections (IDOC) to serve out their jail sentences. This result was achieved after months of investigation and collaboration between the Buffalo Grove Police Department and nearly a dozen other law enforcement agencies from the north and northwest suburbs of Chicago.
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Police Sergeant Recognized as “Rising Shield in Law Enforcement”
04/29/2019
On April 26, 2019, Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Robert Broussard was honored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of Police (ILACP) as one of only three of the state’s, “Rising Shields in Law Enforcement” award recipients.
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Officer Officer Receives BG Officer of the Year Award
Jonathan Officer Honored as Buffalo Grove Police Officer of the Year
04/16/2019
Due to his continued demonstration of self-initiated activities as a patrol officer, field training officer, department instructor,
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Firefighter of the Year Scott Renshaw and Fire Chief Mike Baker
FF/PM Scott Renshaw was named the 2018 Firefighter of the Year
04/16/2019
He has demonstrated the dedication and involvement to be extremely worthy of this recognition.
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Move Over it's the Law
National Distracted Driving Awareness Month
04/03/2019
BGPD remind drivers to drop their phones or pay up. Fines can range from $50 to $150.
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Water Bill
Water Bill Error
03/21/2019
Water Bill Error for Some Residential/Single-Family Customers
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Niche.com 2019 Best Places to Live
Buffalo Grove Ranked #2 for Best Suburb and Safest Suburb in Chicago Area by Niche.com
03/18/2019
Buffalo Grove has been ranked #2 as the Best Suburb to Live in, and the Safest Suburb in the Chicago area, by Niche.com.
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Two Buffalo Grove Public Works Employees Obtain National Certification
03/05/2019
Two Buffalo Grove Public Works employees have achieved a top, national certification through The American Public Works Association (APWA).
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Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over
The ‘Luck O’ The Irish’ Isn’t Enough for Safe Driving this St. Patrick’s Day
02/28/2019
For decades, Americans across the country, whether of Irish heritage or not, have come together to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day over a pint of green beer and community festivities. Unfortunately, this merry-making can lead to dangerous driving conditions as party-goers head home, which is why the Buffalo Grove Police Department is reminding residents that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving.
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Buffalo Grove Police
Buffalo Grove and Canadian National Railway Police Partner for 3rd Annual Random Acts of Kindness Day
02/14/2019
Police Officers from Buffalo Grove, and representatives from the Canadian National Railway will once again be participating in ‘National Random Acts of Kindness Day’ by distributing free coffee and goodies at the Buffalo Grove Train Depot, 825 Commerce Court in Buffalo Grove on Friday, February 15, 2019 during morning rush.
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Prairie View Metra Station Area Public Meeting
Prairie View Metra Station Area Second Public Meeting
02/04/2019
The Village of Buffalo Grove will host a second public open house on Wednesday, February 20, 2019 to reveal and gather feedback on the draft vision for the future Prairie View Metra Station Area.
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Buffalo Grove Snow Plow at Night
Monday January 28, 2019 Village of Buffalo Grove Snow Removal Update
01/28/2019
Shovel snow from driveways and sidewalks before extreme temps arrive and parking restrictions.
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Police Department Urges Public to Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday
01/28/2019
The Buffalo Grove Police Department Urges Public to Make a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday: Are You Drinking or Driving?
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Buffalo Grove Employee, Village Receive 2019 APWA Awards
01/17/2019
Forestry and Grounds Manager Tom Milas was recognized with the Professional Manager of the Year Award; the Village received the Management Innovation Award.
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BG Police Officer Receives LCJOA Award from Lake County Juvenile Officer Association President, Vincent Ramirez
Buffalo Grove School Resource Officer Receives Award for Commitment to Youth
01/16/2019
On Friday, January 11, 2019, School Resource Officer (SRO) Ashley Krozel received the ‘Law Enforcement Award’ from the Lake County Juvenile Officer’s Association (LCJOA) for her work and dedication to youths that are living and attending schools in and around Buffalo Grove.
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Public Works Snow Removal Preparation of Vehicles
Saturday January 12, 2019 Snow Removal Update
01/12/2019
The Buffalo Grove Public Works Department has mobilized due to winter weather, and will be plowing and salting all Village streets.
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Buffalo Grove Named One of the Country's Safest Cities
01/09/2019
The Village ranked #10 in the list of the 100 safest U.S. cities.
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Buffalo Grove Police Station Lobby
Public Internet Purchase Exchange Zones
01/07/2019
Internet Purchase Exchange Zones are available to members of the public.
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Police Enforcement
Traffic Campaign Results
12/21/2018
The Buffalo Grove Police Department conducted a Thanksgiving Enforcement Campaign between November 16-26, 2018, reminding motorists to buckle up and not to drive impaired, day or night, as part of the nationwide Click It or Ticket mobilization.
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Village Hall Holiday Closures
Buffalo Grove Village Hall will close early at 3:00 p.m. on New Year's Eve (Monday, December 31, 2018)
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Waste Pickup Schedule for Week of New Year's
Due to the New Year's holiday, garbage pickup will be delayed by one day
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Water Billing Issue
Water Billing Issue
The Village has been notified by our third-party printer that an error occurred on portions of water bills dated 10/15/2019, affecting approximately 500 residents and businesses.
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