Village, school board elections revving up


Crowded field -- With the filing deadline for the village’s April election at the “close of business” on Monday, the only uncontested race is for Village Clerk. The Village Hall closes at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Coverage from the Journal-Topics is at BG Election.

 Beyond Village Hall, there are races for various school boards. The Journal-Topics and Daily Herald report there are contested races in Districts 21, 120 and 125. Journal-Topics  / Daily Herald

The village wants you to know

 Fire Department to host blood drive

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department is partnering with Vitalant (formerly LifeSource) and will host a blood drive Friday, December 28, 2018 from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. The drive will be held at the Fire Department, 1051 Highland Grove Drive in Buffalo Grove. Residents can make an appointment by visiting  Vitalant and using the code 041D or by calling 877-258-4825.

 Holiday tree safety tips

The Buffalo Grove Fire Department and National Fire Protection Association remind residents as they deck the halls this holiday season, to be fire-smart. A small fire that spreads to a holiday tree can grow very quickly. Below are some tips to keep homes and families safe during the holidays:

·         Placing the Tree: Before placing a tree in the stand, cut 2 inches from the base of the trunk, making sure the tree is at least 3 feet away from any heat source. The tree should not block any exits and be watered daily.

·         Lighting the Tree: Use lights that have the label of a recognized testing laboratory, as some lights are for outdoor use only. Replace any strings of lights that have worn or broken cords, or loose bulb connections. Read the manufacturer's instructions for the number of light strands that should be connected to one another.

·         Always turn off holiday tree lights before leaving home or going to bed.

 Election judges sought for April election

Election judges are being sought for the April 2, 2019 Consolidated Election in Cook and Lake counties. The responsibilities of an election judge are to set up voting sites, in addition to verifying voter identity and issuing ballots on election day. Interested individuals must be a citizen of the United States, as well as a registered voter/eligible to vote in the county they would like to serve in. Training is also required in order to be an election judge, and training in addition to the basic required training can qualify election judges to be compensated at a higher rate for their work.



For more information on how to become an election judge in Lake County, click here. Information on being an election judge in Cook County can be found here.



From the police reports

Two residents were injured when they were attacked by a pit bull.  The Chicago Tribune / Countryside report Dog attack.

 Cops to have chaplain support. James Andrew from Hope Lutheran Church has been appointed chaplain for the Buffalo Grove Police Department.  Details can bd found at New Chaplain.

 Hark, a local voice. While the numbers of local columnists dwindle in the Buffalo Grove Countryside, at least Aileen Simons remains, if only once a month. Her thoughts are here: Aileen Simons column.

 Crowded field.  With the filing deadline for the village’s April election at the “close of business” on Monday, the only uncontested race is for Village Clerk. The Village Hall closes at 6:30 p.m. on Monday. Coverage from the Journal-Topics is at BG Election.

 Beyond Village Hall, there are races for various school boards. The Journal-Topics and Daily Herald report there are contested races in Districts 21, 120 and 125. Journal-Topics  / Daily Herald



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