Lazy Dog eyes BG / Dundee TIF district / Cops probe auto burglary
Lazy Dog eyes BG location
|The Lazy Dog in Vernon Hills|
The Village Board will hear a proposal for a Lazy Dog Restaurant and Bar at the corner of Lake-Cook and McHenry Roads, the site of the former IHOP.
Tonight’s conversation is dubbed a pre-application discussion that will give Lazy Dog officials the opportunity to present their proposal. They are also seeking a referral to the Planning & Zoning Commission.
Lazy Dog is a California-based chain that opened its first Illinois location in Vernon Hills in November of 2018.
The proposal for the unit in Buffalo Grove would be, according to the Daily Herald, a one-story facility that would be approximately 7,400 square feet and include a 1,300 square foot outdoor patio.
By comparison, the Vernon Hills restaurant is a 9,269-square-foot building with a seating capacity of 152 people.
The size of the proposed Buffalo Grove unit, notes the Daily Herald, is typical of various sit-down restaurants and is almost double the size of the previous IHOP (which was also a Wags/Shoney’s), which was approximately 4,182 square feet.
Board to weigh Dundee Road TIF district
The Village Board is expected to adopt two resolutions that would approve and establish a tax increment financing (TIF) district along Dundee Road.
The district includes Plaza Villa, Strathmore Square and the sites of the former Rohrman auto dealerships.
While passage may seem routine, the potential impact is not. Village officials are hopeful establishment of a TIF district along Dundee Road will spur new development, especially on the former Rohrman sites.
Two Buffalo Grove police officers will not face criminal charges in the fatal shooting of a man in December of 2021. According to reporting in the Journal and Topics, the decision was issued by the Cook County State’s Attorney’s office which, along with the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office, investigated the incident.
System maintenance may hinder Park District registrations
The Park District’s online registration site will not be accessible on Tuesday, August 22 beginning at 8:30 am due to scheduled maintenance. Park District officials are hoping the system will be back up in the afternoon.
Additional maintenance will be done starting at 8:15 p.m. Friday, Aug. 25. It is expected to be completed by 7 a.m., Sunday, Aug. 27.
Learn how to ‘go green’ at Park District event
The Park District is hosting a “Green Fair” from 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Sunday, Aug. 27 at Mike Rylko Community Park, 1000 N. Buffalo Grove Rd.
The focus of the free event is to provide information and activities to help residents learn about the small steps they can take at home, work and in the community to improve the environment.
For a complete list of exhibits, activities and collection items, visit bgeat.org.
BG Days wristbands available
With the annual Buffalo Grove Days festival set for Aug. 31 – Sept. 4, people planning to attend can get a jump start on Buffalo Grove Days by buying their carnival wristband now. Mega-band passes are on sale now at a discount, giving you access to unlimited rides all weekend long. Find more information and purchase your carnival wristbands here.
Buffalo Grove Days will be at Mike Rylko Park. For information about activities, entertainment, parking, shuttles and other information, go to bgdays.com.
Rotary’s duck race Sept. 3
The Rotary Club of Buffalo Grove is sponsoring its 2023 Duck Race. People can purchase their "ducks" online at this site.
Three options are available; the “Lucky Duck,” a single duck for $5, the “Quack Pack,” six ducks for $25 or a “Flock of Ducks,” which is 25 ducks for $100.
All ducks' numbers will then be entered into the "duck pool" and winning duck numbers will be drawn at random, at 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 3 via Facebook live at the Buffalo Grove Rotary Facebook page.
Winners will be posted on the Rotary Club’s website a few days after the event.
From the Police Report
It was a quiet week for the folks in blue from 46 Raupp. Police report seven citations for traffic relate offenses including speeding, DUI, driving with an expired registration and a revoked driver’s license.
The only crime reported was a car burglary which reportedly occurred while a woman was playing Pickleball at Mike Rylko Park. She reported to police that personal possessions were taken from her car. Police say access to the car was gained through the rear window on the driver’s side which was broken out.
Need A Reason To Celebrate?
If you have news about your club, school, church, synagogue or other community organization, please submit news, information and story ideas to BuffaloGroveNews@Gmail.com.
Articles should include a contact name, email and phone number. Commentary articles are also welcome. They should be limited to 350 words and should include contact information as noted above. All submissions may be edited for style, spelling, and libelous content.
Questions about B.G. News & Info. should be sent to BuffaloGroveNews@Gmail.com.
Subscribe by email
If you want to receive Buffalo Grove News & Information by email, send your email address to BuffaloGroveNews@Gmail.com.
In case you didn’t know…
Buffalo Grove News and Info, is independently produced by Buffalo Grove resident Stan Zoller. A longtime journalist and journalism educator, Zoller covers Buffalo Grove and monitors news and information about the village, its schools, park district and community events. Buffalo Grove News and Information is not affiliated with any municipal body. Zoller is a member of the Society of Professional Journalists and the Chicago Headline Club.