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.

Cops cleared

          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

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


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?


Aug. 21

National Senior Citizens Day

National Spumoni Day

National Report Upcoding Fraud Day

Aug. 22

Be An Angel Day

National Bao Day

National Take Your Cat to the Vet Day

National Tooth Fairy Day

Aug. 23

Cheap Flight Day

Find Your Inner Nerd Day

National Sponge Cake Day

National Ride The Wind Day

Aug. 24

International Strange Music Day

National Burger Day

National Peach Pie Day

Aug. 25

Kiss and Make Up Day

National Banana Split Day

National Whiskey Sour Day

Be Kind To Humankind Week

Aug. 26

National Dog Day

National Spark the World Day

National Toilet Paper Day

International Bat Night

Aug. 27

Crab Soup Day

National Just Because Day

The Duchess Who Wasn't Day

Aug. 28

Crackers Over The Keyboard Day

National Bow Tie Day

National Power Rangers Day

Race Your Mouse Around the Icons Day

Aug. 29

More Herbs, Less Salt Day

National Chop Suey Day

National Lemon Juice Day




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