COVID-19 focus of "Virtual" town hall meeting set for tonight

The Village of Buffalo Grove will host a virtual town hall meeting for residents, from 6 - 7 p.m. tonight (Tuesday, March 24), via Facebook live on the Village's Facebook page here.
Buffalo Grove Village Manager Dane Bragg, Fire Chief Mike Baker and Police Chief Steven Casstevens will host the meeting. They will answer questions about the village’s response to COVID-19, its impact on the community, and any other questions residents, business owners and other stakeholders may have. The village will combine similar questions, and will not answer questions deemed it considers inappropriate or those that contain inappropriate language.
Residents who have questions need to submit them by 5 p.m. at this link. Questions can also be submitted via the village's Facebook page comments section during the Facebook live event.
Special Village Board meeting
The Buffalo Grove Village Board will host a special Village Board meeting, at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday (March 24).
The Board will discuss the continuation of the Village President's emergency declaration. Members of the public are encouraged to participate electronically. To listen to the meeting, call 415-655-0060 and please use the access code 786-424-109. To watch the meeting, click here  and follow the prompts. Residents will only be able to ask questions online. For questions prior to the special meeting, email info@vbg.org.
 
 

Police, fire departments seek PPE donations

Businesses that have a surplus of protective equipment (P.P.E.) are asked to consider donating  items to the village’s first responders during the COVID-19 outbreak. Police Chief Steve Casstevens says the latex medical gloves (large) are especially needed.
Fire Chief Mike Baker says the Fire Department especially needs surgical gowns. A key, he noted, is that supplies be in unopened packaging. Residents are encouraged to click here for a list of items and criteria and what will be accepted. Businesses may drop off P.P.E. items at the Buffalo Grove Police Department, 46 Raupp Blvd.

Executive order targets carry-out booze
Village President Beverly Sussman signed an executive order Monday, that allows liquor license holders that are also dining establishments to sell beer and wine for carryout. The order stipulates that food must be a part of the purchase.
The delivery of alcohol is only permitted by Illinois Basset certified employees of the dining establishment. Please read the Executive Order  here and contact the village with questions at  847-459-2500 .
 
Townships eye food pantry donations
Vernon Township is seeking food pantry donations, and is in need of canned proteins such as beans, chicken and tuna, dry beans, and pasta and rice. Shopping carts are located outside the  Vernon Township building where donations can be placed. Cash donations are also being accepted. If you are coordinating a collection/have a large delivery, call the Township at 847-634-4602 during office hours to coordinate a donation drop off. For more information, click  here .
Wheeling Township encourages residents to call 847-259-7730 if they are in need of assistance, or if they know of someone who is. They continue to serve residents through general assistance by appointment only; Township buses continue to transport seniors to/from medical appointments and to the grocery store. The food pantry is also available for curbside pickup-please call  Wheeling Township if you would like to use the food pantry. For more information, click  here.

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