News Listings

Apr 15, 2024

Organic waste collection guidelines

Organic waste can now be mixed in with your landscape waste! Find out more about collection guidelines here.
Apr 03, 2024

BG ranks high in Niche's best places and schools lists

Niche's 2024 statewide and nationwide rankings place BG near the top of best places to live and best schools.
Mar 26, 2024

Empowering preparedness: Federal funds secured for Buffalo Grove Emergency Operation Center enhancements

Federal funds will be utilized to upgrade equipment in the village's new Emergency Operations Center.
Mar 13, 2024

Buffalo Grove Police K9 receives body armor donation

BGPD's K9 Mac has received a bullet and stab-protective vest thanks to a charitable donation.
Mar 04, 2024

Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Baker to retire; Deputy Chief Kane appointed as successor

Fire Chief Mike Baker will retire effective July 14, 2024. Deputy Chief Larry Kane will serve as his successor.
Mar 04, 2024

Plan before your party this St. Patrick's Day

Buffalo Grove Police will step up traffic enforcement efforts over the St. Patrick's Day holiday.
Feb 22, 2024

Buffalo Grove Firefighters respond to fire at vacant home

BGFD responded to a report of a house fire on Brandywyn Lane on February 21.
Feb 01, 2024

Kathryn Golbach to serve as Buffalo Grove's Human Resources Director

Kathryn Golbach will serve as the new Human Resources Director for the Village of Buffalo Grove.
Jan 25, 2024

Village adds first EV vehicle to its fleet

The Village has received its first electric vehicle (EV), a Ford F-150 Lightning.
Jan 12, 2024

Buffalo Grove Police Department announces commander promotions

Thomas Nugent, Tara Anderson and Anthony Turano were officially sworn in as command staff on January 2.
Dec 29, 2023

Buffalo Grove's year in review

It was a big year in BG! As we get ready to ring in 2024, take a look back at all that was accomplished last year.
Dec 28, 2023

Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar coming to Lake Cook Road and Rt 83

The Lake Cook Road and Route 83 intersection continues to evolve with the planned construction of Lazy Dog Restaurant.
Dec 28, 2023

New Dundee Road development highlighted by Tesla Sales & Service Center

A highly-coveted Tesla sales & service center  is the first project In the brand-new TIF district along Dundee Road.
Dec 28, 2023

Moving BG Forward year-end update

In 2023, the Village launched its "Moving BG Forward" initiatives to envision the future of Buffalo Grove.
Dec 15, 2023

Survey says: Residents feel safe and support Buffalo Grove's police services

Police Chief Brian Budds is pleased to announce the results from the Police Department's 2023 Citizen Survey.
Dec 14, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police remind you to drive merry, bright and sober this holiday season

With the holidays in full swing, the Buffalo Grove Police Department reminds you to drive safe and sober.
Dec 13, 2023

Routine horn sounding to be silenced with completion of Lake County Quiet Zone crossing improvements

Routine train horn sounding should be silenced at crossings within seven days of notice.
Dec 12, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police Department's K9 Mac to get donation of body armor

Buffalo Grove Police Department's K9 Mac will receive a bullet and stab protective vest thanks to a charitable donation.
Dec 05, 2023

Buffalo Grove first responders help local children shop for the holidays

Police officers and Firefighters assisted 11 deserving children in shopping for gifts for the holidays.
Nov 28, 2023

Adopted 2024 budget maintains a 0% increase to the property tax levy

This is achieved through aggressive debt and liability management, spending controls, operational efficiency and...
Nov 28, 2023

Lake County Quiet Zone suspended while crossing improvements are completed

Changes to federal railroad crossing regulations required inspections along the CN/Metra rail line.
Nov 22, 2023

Keep safety at the top of mind this Thanksgiving

Whether you're traveling or hosting for the holidays, remember these tips to keep your home safe.
Nov 17, 2023

Village Hall closed, waste collection delayed one day for Thanksgiving

Village Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday, November 23 and 24 for Thanksgiving.
Nov 17, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police step up traffic safety enforcement for Thanksgiving holiday

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is stepping up efforts to enforce sober driving and seatbelt usage over the holiday.
Nov 01, 2023

Buffalo Grove Symphonic Band to present 22nd annual concert, "Freedom"

Annual Fall Concert on Saturday, November 11th, at 7:00 p.m. at Vernon Hills High School
Oct 26, 2023

President Smith's Halloween safety message

Ahead of the Halloween holiday, Village President Smith shares some safety tips and reminders.
Oct 24, 2023

Village Trick or Treat Hours

Official Trick-or-Treat hours in BG are set for Tuesday, October 31 from 3 - 7 p.m.
Oct 13, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police welcome new therapy dog

The Buffalo Grove Police Department welcomes its newest member, therapy dog "Grady"⏤a 4-year-old American Labradoodle.
Oct 04, 2023

Buffalo Grove and Stevenson High School Students participate in annual Civics Forum

Students had the unique chance to take on the roles of Village elected leaders and staff members for a day.
Oct 04, 2023

Denice Bocek Appointed as Village Trustee

At the Monday, October 2 Board Meeting, the Village Board approved the appointment of Denice Bocek.
Oct 01, 2023

Electrifying developments: Tesla dealership and Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar coming to Buffalo Grove

Get ready, because two dynamic forces are coming to Buffalo Grove.
Sep 12, 2023

Buffalo Grove Village President to appoint new trustee following resignation

Village Trustee Gregory Pike has officially resigned from his position, effective Tuesday, September 19, 2023.
Jul 25, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police is first police agency in Illinois to complete trust-building pledge

Buffalo Grove is the first community in Illinois and one of only six police agencies in the country to earn milestone.
Jun 20, 2023

Buffalo Grove to begin remodel construction of new Public Works facility

The Village of Buffalo Grove has approved construction bids for the remodel work at its new Public Works facility
Jun 20, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police announce newest K9 Team

Mac, a 15-month-old sable German shepherd, was sworn in as the  newest member of the Buffalo Grove Police Department
Jun 07, 2023

Be a part of the Buffalo Grove Days Parade! Applications now open

The Buffalo Grove Days Parade is set to return Sunday, September 3 at 11:00 a.m.
Jun 01, 2023

Lake Cook Road patch and overlay project begins June 1

Alternate routes are strongly advised, as this work will require lane closures in each direction, resulting in delays
May 31, 2023

New route for BG Pride Parade Sunday, June 4

This year's parade will be held on Buffalo Grove Road and Deerfield Parkway, concluding at Mike Rylko Park
May 16, 2023

Meet new Buffalo Grove Village President Eric Smith

Buffalo Grove has a new Village President, as Eric Smith was sworn in on May 15.
May 09, 2023

BG Public Works and BG Park District to host Parks and Public Services Day May 20

The Village and Park District are teaming up to host Parks and Public Services Day at Mike Rylko Park Saturday, May 20
May 04, 2023

Celebrate outgoing Village President Sussman's contributions at special reception May 15

Celebrate President Sussman's contributions to BG at a farewell reception on May 15 at 6:30 p.m.
Apr 27, 2023

Arbor Day Foundation Names Buffalo Grove a 2022 Tree City USA

Buffalo Grove was named a 2022 Tree City USA by the Arbor Day Foundation
Apr 21, 2023

Think small changes to make a big impact this Earth Day

Learn how the Village takes steps to foster sustainability and how small changes can make a big impact for Earth Day
Apr 05, 2023

April 4th Election Results

The Buffalo Grove Village Board will see four returning members and one new member following Tuesday's election.
Apr 04, 2023

Routine Siren Testing Information

Warning sirens are tested the first Tuesday of every month at 10 a.m. to ensure they are functioning properly. 
Mar 31, 2023

Severe Weather Information

Spring means severe weather is more likely to strike. Check out these reminders about how BG responds to severe storms.
Mar 30, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police urges motorists to "Drop it and drive."

April is Distracted Driving Awareness Month, and BGPD is partnering with IDOT to step up safety enforcement efforts
Mar 10, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police Department announces St. Patrick's Day traffic enforcement campaign results

BGPD stepped up its traffic safety enforcement March 10 to 19
Mar 07, 2023

Buffalo Grove Fire Department earns prestigious international accreditation

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department has received Accredited Agency status with CFAI
Mar 03, 2023

Chat with the Chief

Come out to meet and converse with Buffalo Grove Police Chief Brian Budds at the upcoming Chat with the Chief event.
Feb 27, 2023

Storm-related tree + brush debris collection starts Monday, March 6

The Village will be collecting storm-related tree and brush debris beginning Monday, March 6.
Feb 21, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police Deputy Chief to be sworn in

Lieutenant Brian Spolar of the Buffalo Grove Police Department (BGPD) will be promoted to Deputy Chief
Feb 14, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police announce Super Bowl safety campaign results

BGPD is stepped up enforcement efforts for Super Bowl weekend, February 10-13, to monitor for impaired driving
Jan 31, 2023

Buffalo Grove Police Deputy Chief retires after 34 years

After proudly serving more than 34 years with the Buffalo Grove Police Department, Deputy Chief Michael Szos is retiring
Jan 27, 2023

Lake Cook Road project awarded Project of the Year

Last year's completion of the Lake Cook Road project was named Project of the Year by the APWA Metro Chicago Chapter
Jan 26, 2023

Routine Tree Trimming Underway

There are nearly 20,000 public trees in the Village, and our goal is to trim trees on a 5-year cycle.
Jan 19, 2023

Buffalo Grove Named Among top Places to Live in Illinois

Buffalo Grove was recently named among the top 13 places to live in Illinois, according to a new ranking.
Jan 19, 2023

Public Works brings home three APWA Lake Branch awards

Public Works was recognized by the American Public Works Association (APWA) Chicago Metro Chapter in three categories.