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Buffalo Grove, Illinois was named for the Buffalo Creek that runs through the town. The creek was named after bison bones were found in the area. From early settlement in the 1840s to the 1950s, there were several dairy farms and cheese producers in the area. In fact, for the first half of the 1900s, Buffalo Grove was known for being the primary dairy producer serving the Chicago area. Actor Vince Vaughn (Wedding Crashers, Dodgeball, The Break Up) grew up in Buffalo Grove.

Population: 42644
Local Newspapers: Buffalo Grove Journal and Topics Buffalo Grove Countryside
Local Sports Teams: Chicago Skyliners (ABA) Chicago Steel (USHL) Chicago Wolves (IHL) Chicago Bears (NFL) Chicago Blackhawks (NHL) Chicago Bulls (NBA) Chicago Cubs (MLB) Chicago White Sox (MLB)
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Zip Codes associated with buffalo grove, illinois: 60089
Towns/Cities near buffalo grove, illinois : Long Grove Riverwoods Mettawa Vernon Hills Wheeling Kildeer Lincolnshire Palatine Northbrook

Buffalo Grove News
Palatine to host electronics recycling

Palatine will host an electronic recycling event 9 a.m. to noon, Saturday, Aug. 5, at Palatine village hall, 200 E. Wood St. Residents from Palatine and other Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County communities are eligible to participate. Accepted electronics include telephone answering machines, calculators, camcorders and fax machines.

FBI: Park Ridge, Rosemont bank robberies believed to be different suspects

A pair of bank robberies reported within just three miles of each other Saturday are believed to have been committed by two different suspects, authorities say. The first robbery was reported just after 12:30 p.m. July 22 at Liberty Bank, 1018 W. Touhy Ave. in Park Ridge, Park Ridge police said.

Algonquin pushes back against floodwaters as river begins retreat

According to the National Weather Service, the Fox River crested at 13.06 feet Saturday and will slowly decline over the next week. Among the homeowners who've been fighting the flood for more than a week now are Jeremy and Jennifer Chrostowski, whose home on Winaki Trail was surrounded Sunday by a fortress of sandbags.

Lake Zurich Police 'Blue & You'

The Lake Zurich police and park and recreation departments will host the third annual "Blue & You" event featuring local law enforcement agencies coming together at the Lake Zurich Police Station at 200 Mohawk Trail on Friday, July 28, from 5:30 to 8:30 p.m. There will be a police dog demonstration by the Buffalo Grove Police Department and there will be laser tag provided by Battle House Laser Combat in Lake Barrington. There will also be a DJ to entertain the crowd, as well as face painters, train rides, a scavenger hunt and giveaways.

Lake-Cook Road corridor development plans draw varied reaction

Possible redevelopment of the Buffalo Grove Golf Course into open space, relocation of the village hall and campus to the area around the Buffalo Grove Town Center, and an east-west road connection between Buffalo Grove Road and Arlington Heights Road were just a few ideas presented during an open house for the Lake-Cook Corridor Market Study and Plan. Residents attending Tuesday's event at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center viewed a video and then milled about viewing exhibits offering three alternatives floating ideas in such areas as traffic movement, open space and land use.

Ex-Buffalo Grove teacher, coach pleads guilty to harassing teen

A former Buffalo Grove High School math teacher and football coach was sentenced to two years of probation for harassing a 16-year-old female student last year. Besides probation, he was sentenced to six months of home confinement and is not allowed to teach or coach until 2019.

Rolling Meadows to bring back police dog program

Rolling Meadows police plan to bring back their police dog program this year. Their last dog, Harley, worked between 2008 and 2013.

Holiday fireworks guide - find one near you

Fireworks go off over Navy Pier Saturday, July 4, 2015, in Chicago. The Fourth of July is just around the corner and with it, those wonderful nighttime displays of fireworks.

Images: Monday Holiday Festivals and Fireworks

Four-year-old Jenissa Casanova of South Elgin enjoys some dinner during Bartlett's 4th of July Festival Monday at Apple Orchard Park. Kaleigh Ryan, 4, of Barlett is excited after winning a giant bear during Bartlett's 4th of July Festival Monday at Apple Orchard Park.

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz stepping down

State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-57, shown here in a 2015 file photo debating a temporary state budget bill, is stepping down. State Rep. Elaine Nekritz, D-57, shown here in a 2015 file photo debating a temporary state budget bill, is stepping down.

Principle Construction builds new speculative building in Buffalo Grove

Rosemont-based Principle Construction Corp. said it has built a new 157,500-square-foot warehouse on an 11.82-acre site at 850 Asbury Drive in Buffalo Grove. Principle Owners James A. Brucato and Mark E. Augustyn said they demolished a 55,000-square-foot vacant building on the site to build the new structure.

Minimum Wage Rises in Cook County, Chicago

Beginning Saturday, minimum wage workers in several communities across Cook County will be getting a raise. For workers in Chicago and Cook County, Saturday was a noteworthy day as the minimum wage increased at both the city and county levels.

Cops release surveillance photo of Buffalo Grove bank robber

Buffalo Grove police and the FBI are looking for this man in connection with the Friday evening robbery of the Chase Bank at 175 N. McHenry Road. Buffalo Grove police and the FBI on Saturday released a surveillance photo of a man who implied he had a handgun Friday evening while robbing the Chase Bank at 175 N. McHenry Road.

Families enjoy indoor picnic with police in Lincolnshire

The Vernon Area Public Library's third annual Picnic With Police drew dozens of families Friday despite drizzly and humid weather. Instead of getting wet and sticky outside, folks set up blankets inside the library's spacious annex and ate lunch as officers from the Lincolnshire and Buffalo Grove police departments read silly storybooks and talked about summer safety.

New superintendent set to debut in District 114

Fox Lake Elementary District 114's new superintendent will be in place when employees return to work after the Fourth of July Fourth. Heather Friziellie, 45, will take over Wednesday morning as she replaces longtime superintendent John Donnellan, who is set to retire Friday.

Contractor injured in Buffalo Grove electrical fire

A 41-year-old man was injured in a flash fire Wednesday while performing electrical work at a Buffalo Grove business, officials say. Firefighters responded about 7:30 a.m. to Vapor Bus International, 1010 Johnson Drive, where a contract worker was reported to be on fire, Buffalo Grove Fire Batallion Chief Shawn Collins said.

Northwest suburban police blotter

Thieves stole cash between 10 a.m. June 21 and 9 a.m. June 23 out of the victim's wallet at Church Creek retirement community, 1250 W. Central Road. • Vandals broke flower pots between 7 and 7:30 p.m. June 24 in front of Bella Mia, 1828 S. Arlington Heights Road.

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