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Apr 15, 2021

Fire Department Releases 2020 Annual Report

The report details the Fire Department's accomplishments in a year unlike any other.
Apr 01, 2021

Buffalo Grove Police Awarded 9th CALEA Reaccreditation

The Buffalo Grove Police Department successfully achieved their 9th reaccreditation. 
Mar 24, 2021

Village Launches BG Delivers' Online Business Directory

All Buffalo Grove businesses can create a free listing in the BG Delivers directory, which will be shared on an ongoing
Mar 22, 2021

Man Arrested for Residential Burglary

Rolling Meadows man, charged with residential burglary, a Class 1 felony, after officers responded to a burglary in prog
Mar 12, 2021

Vaccine Available for Ages 65 and Up

In partnership with Jewel/Osco and the member communities of JEMS are happy to announce that they have secured doses of
Mar 11, 2021

Before you Party for St. Patrick's Day Remember to ´Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over'

With the St. Patrick's Day holiday just around the corner, Buffalo Grove Police are reminding motorists to plan ahead fo
Feb 03, 2021

Buffalo Grove Armed Robbery Results in Arrest

On Monday February 1, 2021 at approximately 5:40 p.m., Buffalo Grove Police Officers responded to the AT&T store at 55 N
Feb 02, 2021

Buffalo Grove Fire Department Extinguishes Residential House Fire

The single-family home on Patton Drive is uninhabitable due to $150,000 in damages. Roads in the vicinity were closed fo
Feb 01, 2021

Buffalo Grove Police Department Receives Certification for Meeting Federal Use of Force Requirements

On January 15, 2021, the Buffalo Grove Police Department was notified it received the Federal Use of Force Certification
Jan 13, 2021

Buffalo Grove Police Chief Honored by Illinois Security Professionals Association

Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens has been honored by the Illinois Security Professionals Association (ISPA)
Jan 05, 2021

Buffalo Grove Fire Department Extinguishes Residential House Fire

The single-family home on Golfview Terrace is currently uninhabitable due to $250,000 in damages. Roads in the vicinity
Dec 30, 2020

Longtime Police Department Employee Retires

The Buffalo Grove Police Department said farewell to longtime Records Unit Supervisor, Linda Paul on Wednesday, December
Dec 15, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Host 4th Annual Shop with a Cop

The Buffalo Grove Police Department hosted their 4th annual ´Shop with a Cop' event Saturday, December 12, 2020 at Targe
Dec 09, 2020

Village Announced Restructuring, New Public Works Leadership

The Village is proud to announce a new leadership team has been formed within the Public Works Department, along with th
Dec 02, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Retires After 24 Years

Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Michelle Kondrat retires today, December 2, 2020 after proudly serving Buffalo Grove for m
Dec 02, 2020

Police Department Invites Public Comment for Accreditation Assessment

Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven R. Casstevens has announced a team of assessors from the Commission on Accreditation f
Nov 16, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Announce Halloween Traffic Enforcement Results

Buffalo Grove Police made two impaired driving arrests and issued 14 seat belt and child safety seat citations during th
Nov 12, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Department Collecting for ´Toys for Tots' Program

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is once again participating in ´Toys for Tots', a charitable campaign started by the
Oct 09, 2020

Don't Be Haunted by Scary Decisions – Drive Sober This Halloween

While Halloween celebrations may be different this year, many ghosts and ghouls will still be on the "haunt" for a frigh
Sep 28, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Department Presents Awards and Recognitions

The ongoing pandemic and resulting safety guidelines have meant many adjustments for all Illinois citizens.
Sep 17, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Announce Labor Day "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" Campaign Results

Buffalo Grove Police issued multiple citations during the "Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over" campaign,
Aug 26, 2020

Buffalo Grove Firefighters Extinguish Residential Fire on Dellmont Court

The fire in the single-family home began in the attic and firefighters prevented it from spreading to the first and seco
Aug 11, 2020

This Labor Day, Remember: Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over

Buffalo Grove Police would like to remind residents there are no excuses for driving while impaired by drugs or alcohol.
Jul 30, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Retires after 27 Years

Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Vincent Positano is set to retire on August 2, 2020, after proudly serving Buffalo Grove f
Jul 29, 2020

EPA Designates Buffalo Grove as a Green Power Community

Green power helps to lower the carbon emissions footprint and supports the new development of clean and renewable resour
Jul 16, 2020

Kensington Development Partners to Acquire, Redevelop Town Center

The firm has entered into a contract with the Town Center owners to create a mix-use development that will include retai
Jul 15, 2020

2020 Independence Day Traffic Campaign Results

Buffalo Grove Police made two impaired driving arrests and issued 80 seat belt citations during the recent Fourth of Jul
Jul 01, 2020

Buffalo Grove 2019 Water Report

Water in the Village meets or exceeds government standards and the report is available on the Village's website.
Jun 01, 2020

BG Police Chief Statement Regarding George Floyd Incident

To the citizens of Buffalo Grove, thank you for the opportunity to serve you and address your concerns regarding the rec
May 29, 2020

Overnight Parking Restrictions to Resume

Buffalo Grove Police wish to alert residents that enforcement of overnight parking restrictions will resume beginning Ju
May 21, 2020

Village and Vernon Township Partner to Distribute Face Covers

The Village of Buffalo Grove, in partnership with Vernon Township, will be providing face covers at no charge for Buffal
May 19, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Commander Retires after 32 Years

Commander Tom Reed is set to retire on May 22, 2020, after proudly serving Buffalo Grove for more than 32 years.
May 05, 2020

Village Cancels July 4th Fireworks and Concert, BG Days

The decision was made by the Village Board due to health concerns and the anticipated continuation of social distancing
May 01, 2020

Longtime Buffalo Grove Police Employee Retires After 35+ Years

Buffalo Grove Police are set to bid farewell to longtime police department employee
Apr 23, 2020

Executive Order Requires Individuals and Essential Workers to Wear Face Coverings While In Public

Village President Beverly Sussman has issued an Executive Order that requires the use of face coverings
Mar 26, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Warn Residents of Financial Scams During COVID-19

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is warning the public about releasing personal information to any unknown or unverif
Mar 18, 2020

Village of Buffalo Grove Confirms Negative Test Result for Potential COVID-19 Exposure

The individual believed to have potentially exposed Village employees to the virus in a Village facility
Mar 18, 2020

Village Continues Safety Planning as COVID-19 Cases Increase

New updates are available relating to public safety and planning, Village services, suggested business closures and ways
Mar 17, 2020

Buffalo Grove Village President Issues Executive Order, Local State of Emergency in Response yo Covid-19 Pandemic

A potential exposure to COVID-19 to Village employees has been reported in Buffalo Grove; all precautionary safety steps
Mar 16, 2020

COVID-19 Update: Village Hall Closes Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - Essential Village Services to Continue as Normal

The safety and welfare of Buffalo Grove community members, the public at-large and Village staff remain top priorities f
Mar 12, 2020

Standard and Poor's (S & P) Assigns 'AAA' Bond Rating to Village of Buffalo Grove

The S & P rating cited strong budgetary flexibility, liquidity and management, along with a history of positive financia
Mar 12, 2020

Village of Buffalo Grove Takes Proactive Steps Relating to COVID-19

In response to the evolving situation relating to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) the Village of Buffalo Grove is ta
Mar 11, 2020

Village Announces Hiring of New Finance Director

Christopher Black brings with him more than 20 years of experience working in local government finance and public admini
Mar 04, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Chief Testifies Before President's Commission on Law Enforcement Panel

Buffalo Grove Police Chief and newly installed International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP)
Mar 02, 2020

Don't Rely on Luck, Drive Safe and Sober this St. Patrick's Day

Buffalo Grove Police will be conducting special patrols for the St. Patrick's Day holiday period between Thursday, March
Feb 20, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Release Super Bowl Traffic Enforcement Results

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has announced it issued eight seat-belt citations
Feb 18, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Serve Search Warrant Yielding Drugs and Money

The Buffalo Grove Police Department recovered small amounts of illegal narcotics and a large sum of money after serving
Feb 10, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Seek Witnesses to Crash

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is seeking witnesses to a crash involving several injuries which occurred on Saturda
Feb 05, 2020

Village of Buffalo Grove and Two Employees Receive American Public Works Association Awards

The Village was recognized for the Buffalo Creek Restoration project, Kyle Johnson with a young leader award and Brett R
Jan 30, 2020

Buffalo Grove Police Urge Public to Have a Game Plan for Super Bowl Sunday

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has announced it will conduct special patrols over Super Bowl
Jan 16, 2020

Buffalo Grove Receives Certificate of Achievement for Excellence in Financial Reporting

The award is the highest recognition possible in government accounting and reporting and represents a "spirit of full di
Jan 06, 2020

Sunday Evening Fire Closes Dengeos Restaurant

The fire began outside and extended into the restaurant after 9:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 5; no injuries were reported.
Dec 30, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Commander Retires After 43 Years of Service Buffalo

The Buffalo Grove Police Department announces the retirement of Police Commander Jim Newton, after more than 43 years of
Dec 17, 2019

Drive Sober this Holiday Season or Get Pulled Over!

With holiday festivities rapidly approaching, the Buffalo Grove Police Department
Nov 23, 2019

Homicide Suspect in Critical Condition after Self-Inflicted Gunshot Wound

Buffalo Grove Police have confirmed with the Edina (MN) Police Department that the suspect wanted for the deaths
Nov 22, 2019

BGPD Trivia Night a Huge Success Thanks to Sponsors and Participants

On November 9, 2019, the Buffalo Grove Police Department hosted their 4th annual ´Trivia Night'
Nov 21, 2019

Buckle Up and Designate a Sober Driver this Thanksgiving

As Illinoisans gear up for one of the busiest travel times of the year, the Buffalo Grove Police Department
Nov 20, 2019

Understanding Your New Statement

BG has updated the layout of water bills! Click here to learn about the new layout.
Nov 18, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Investigating Double Homicide - Update

The Buffalo Grove Police Department, with the assistance of the Lake County Major Crime Task Force (LCMCTF)
Nov 06, 2019

MWRD PRESENTS SUSTAINABILITY AWARD TO VILLAGE

The Village of Buffalo Grove and Forestry Manager Tom Milas were recently awarded the Biosolids Beneficial Reuse Award f
Oct 31, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Chief to Lead International Chiefs Association

On October 29, 2019, Buffalo Grove Police Chief Steven Casstevens was sworn-in as the new president of the International
Oct 29, 2019

FIRE CHIEF COMPLETES INTERNATIONAL PROFESSIONAL RE-DESIGNATION

Buffalo Grove Fire Chief Mike Baker has received the professional re-designation of Chief Fire Officer (CFO)
Oct 29, 2019

Buffalo Grove Kicks Off Comprehensive Plan with First Public Workshop

The Village of Buffalo Grove is kicking off a new Comprehensive Plan with a public workshop
Oct 23, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Department to Collect for ´Toys for Tots' Program

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has begun its annual collection for the Toys for Tots program
Oct 22, 2019

Buffalo Grove Establishes Recreational Cannabis Dispensary Regulations

On October 21, 2019, the Buffalo Grove Village Board approved zoning regulations pertaining to recreational
Oct 17, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Partners with DEA for Prescription Drug Collection

The Buffalo Grove Police Department and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) have partnered to host the last official
Oct 11, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Increase Enforcement for Halloween

This Halloween, the Buffalo Grove Police Department is cracking down on impaired drivers with an aggressive Drive Sober
Sep 30, 2019

Not Every Hero Wears a Cape. Plan and Practice Your Escape!

To find out more about fire prevention programs and activities in Buffalo Grove please contact the Buffalo Grove
Sep 23, 2019

Rail Safety Week is September 22-26

Operations Lifesaver, Inc. is highlighted during National Rail Safety week, which is September 22 – 28, 2019.
Sep 19, 2019

BGPD and Buffalo Grove Dunkin' Donuts® Partner for Coffee with a Cop

The Buffalo Grove Police Department invites all to join them for a cup of coffee and conversation Wednesday, October 2,
Sep 17, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Share Labor Day Traffic Campaign Results

Over the course of the Labor Day traffic campaign, which ran from August 16 until September 3, 2019, the Buffalo Grove
Sep 16, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police to Host 4th Annual Trivia Night

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has announced its 4th Annual Trivia Night will take place Saturday, November 9, 2019
Sep 10, 2019

Deputy Chief and Lieutenant Receive ILACP Honors

The Buffalo Grove Police Department is proud to announce Deputy Chief Michael Szos and Lieutenant
Aug 08, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Urge Motorists to Drive Sober this Labor Day Holiday

As Illinoisans gear up to mark the end of summer with Labor Day celebrations throughout the state,
Aug 07, 2019

Village Hall Software Update

The Village has a scheduled software outage for Tuesday August 13, 2019 at 5AM. The outage is anticipated to last until
Aug 06, 2019

Back to School Bus Safety

The Buffalo Grove Police Department strongly urges drivers to adhere to all laws regarding passing a stopped school bus,
Jul 23, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Release Independence Day Traffic Results

The Buffalo Grove Police Department has released the results for the Independence Day holiday period enforcement.
Jul 17, 2019

Cooling Centers During Extreme Temperatures

The following locations are available to area residents as cooling centers during periods of extreme temperatures
Jul 01, 2019

2018 Annual Water Quality Report Now Available

The Village of Buffalo Grove 2018 Consumer Confidence Water Quality Report is now available to be viewed online
Jun 26, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Seeking Armed Robbery Suspect

A Buffalo Grove resident reported being a victim of an armed robbery at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday
Jun 21, 2019

Weiland Road Improvements Project Open House is June 25 at Village Hall

Weiland Road Improvements Project Open House is June 25 at Village Hall
Jun 20, 2019

Blood Drive June 28th

The BGFD is hosting its annual blood drive with Vitalant at Fire Department Headquarters, 1051 Highland Grove Drive
Jun 20, 2019

July 4th Fireworks and Symphonic Band Performance

July 4th Fireworks and Symphonic Band Performance beginning at 7:00 p.m at Ernie Karge Rotary Village Green.
Jun 17, 2019

Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Randy Buttliere on His Retirement

Congratulations to Firefighter/Paramedic Randy Buttliere on His Retirement
Jun 13, 2019

Buffalo Grove Police Planning Traffic Enforcement Campaign for July 4th Holiday Period

Buffalo Grove Police have announced plans for their Fourth of July traffic enforcement,
May 30, 2019

Village Of Buffalo Grove Announces Promotions, Organization Changes

Chris Stilling has been appointed Deputy Village Manager, Nicole Woods as Deputy Community Development Director
May 16, 2019

May 19-25, 2019 is the 45th annual National EMS Week

In 1974, President Gerald Ford authorized EMS (Emergency Medical Services) Week to celebrate EMS practitioners
May 13, 2019

Buffalo Grove Bids Fond Farewell to Finance Director

Scott Anderson has accepted an offer to be the next Village Manager of Barrington, after an impressive 27-year career
May 13, 2019

Buffalo Grove 'Cop on a Rooftop' Events

The Buffalo Grove Police Department will again be participating in the Special Olympics fundraiser, ´Cop on a Rooftop'
May 10, 2019

Click It or Ticket Campaign is Unofficial Start to Summer

As summer approaches and vehicle travel increases for area residents, Buffalo Grove Police are partnering
May 10, 2019

National Police Week Honors Officers Who Paid the Ultimate Sacrifice

Sunday, May 12, 2019 is the start of National Police Week - a week dedicated to honoring police officers who have paid
May 02, 2019

School Bus Safety

BGPD would like to remind drivers to abide by Illinois Law relating to school buses on Village roadways.
Apr 30, 2019

Multiple Police Agency Cooperation Results in Guilty Pleas and Jail Time

Three men who were involved with residential burglaries in Buffalo Grove and neighboring
Apr 29, 2019

Police Sergeant Recognized as "Rising Shield in Law Enforcement"

On April 26, 2019, Buffalo Grove Police Sergeant Robert Broussard was honored by the Illinois Association of Chiefs of
Apr 16, 2019

Jonathan Officer Honored as Buffalo Grove Police Officer of the Year

Due to his continued demonstration of self-initiated activities as a patrol officer, field training officer, department
Apr 16, 2019

FF/PM Scott Renshaw was named the 2018 Firefighter of the Year

He has demonstrated the dedication and involvement to be extremely worthy of this recognition.
Apr 03, 2019

National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

BGPD remind drivers to drop their phones or pay up. Fines can range from $50 to $150.
Mar 21, 2019

Water Bill Error

Water Bill Error for Some Residential/Single-Family Customers
Mar 18, 2019

Buffalo Grove Ranked #2 for Best Suburb and Safest Suburb in Chicago Area by Niche.com

Buffalo Grove has been ranked #2 as the Best Suburb to Live in, and the Safest Suburb in the Chicago area, by Niche.com.