Village Honors Employees and Veterans

The Village of Buffalo Grove is acknowledging and honoring Village employees and all Veterans who have served our county. They include:
* Systems Engineer III David Birkner, an Air Force Veteran, served for six years as an aircraft mechanic on F-16 and C-130 aircraft at Hill Air Force Base in Utah, Cannon Air Force Base in New Mexico and in Okinawa, Japan.
* Police Chief Steven Casstevens served in the U.S. Army, 101st Airborne Division, from 1976 to 1979 as an MP (Military Police) at Ft. Campbell, Kentucky, along with two short deployments to Germany, followed by an additional three years in the Reserves.
* Police Patrol Officer Gregory Hill, a Sergeant, U.S. Army/National Guard, served from 1999-2007, with a two-year deployment during Operation Iraqi Freedom, from 2003-2005.
* Police Community Officer for Research and Engagement Matthew Mills Military Police and Army National Guard, served from 1995 to 2001, and was stationed in Europe in 1997, followed by Panama and Texas. Additionally, he was activated for crowd control during the 1990's following the Chicago Bulls championships.

Budget Hearing Tuesday Night
As part of the Fiscal Year 2019 Village Budget presentation scheduled for 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 13, the Village will be requesting a property tax levy rate of $.993 per $100 of assessed property value. This rate is slightly less than the current year's rate of $.998/100 assessed value. Approximately 10-percent of the total property tax bill supports Village services, which are included below:
·         24/7 police patrols, 365 days a year, including the investigation of more than 1,400 crashes per year
·         Fire suppression and emergency medical services with an average response time of 4:53
·         Snow removal of all Village streets within eight hours of a measurable snow
·         Care and maintenance of more than 7,500 parkway trees
·         Combined total of more than 3,000 code enforcement and health inspections of Buffalo Grove businesses
·         Debt payments on more than $12 million in street improvements
For more information on what services your property taxes support, please visit the Village website and review the Proposed 2019 annual budget.

Police Department Participates in ‘Toys for Tots’
BGPD 'Toys for Tots' coordinators include
Deputy Chief Scott Eisenmenger, Deputy Chief
Michael Szos and Police Chief Steve Casstevens

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.
The primary objective of the program, according to the United States Marine Corps Reserves website, is to unite members of local communities in a common cause, and to play an active role in the positive development of one of the nation’s most valuable resources – our children.
There are donation boxes in the lobby of the Buffalo Grove Police Department, located at 46 Raupp Boulevard in Buffalo Grove, where area residents can donate new and unwrapped toys during the holiday season. The program runs until December 16, 2018 when the Marines will pick up the donated gifts and distribute them to children in-need.
Buffalo Grove Police have been participating in the Toys for Tots program for decades.
“The generosity of the Buffalo Grove community is second to none,” said Deputy Chief Michael Szos. “We are happy to be part of such an uplifting and charitable cause like ‘Toys for Tots’.”
For more information, call the Buffalo Grove Police Department at 847-459-2560 or visit

Village to get new law firm
For as long as most Buffalo Grove residents remember, a Raysa has been village attorney. That is changing.  See the Daily Herald Report

Go Green with Paperless Billing
Save paper, postage and your time by taking advantage of the Village of Buffalo Grove's Utilities eBill program. This program enables you to receive your monthly statements online, pay bills at your convenience, track usage, and view past bills and the account history. The Village offers an online bill payment system here as well as a way to set up automatic monthly debits here. Enter your full name and account number exactly as it appears on your utility bill to log in and access the eBill services. For questions about paperless billing or how to create an online account, please contact the Village of Buffalo Grove at 847-459-2515.

From the Police Report…
Three men were admonished by police for throwing potatoes.  They told police it was in response to a video they saw on YouTube.
Police were summoned to the 1300 block of Westchester Lane for reports of leaves being dumped in the street by a landscaping company.  Police contacted the company and they said they would be more careful.

Student Voices
Read the student newspapers at Stevenson and Buffalo Grove high schools at these links:

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