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  • Buffalo Grove park upgrades on hold after state suspends grants Mar 17, 2015 6:51 PM
    Construction on a Buffalo Grove park renovation project scheduled to wrap up by May has been halted with the suspension of a state park grant that was earmarked for the project. While many of the projects awarded grants by former Gov. Pat Quinn were in the planning and design stages, Willow Stream Park is one of the few with shovels in the ground.

     
  • Buffalo Grove park officials protest grant cutoff for projects already under way Mar 16, 2015 3:04 PM
    Buffalo Grove Park District officials released a statement Monday in which they object to state orders to stop projects already started and to break contracts already awarded — because the governor has suspended all state park grants.

     
  • Adriane Johnson: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:47 PM
    Candidate information for Adriane Johnson, running for Buffalo Grove Park Board

     
  • Larry Reiner: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:47 PM
    Candidate information for Larry Reiner, running for Buffalo Grove Park Board

     
  • Richard Drazner: Candidate Profile Mar 10, 2015 5:47 PM
    Candidate information for Richard Drazner, running for Buffalo Grove Park Board

     
  • Fremd turns it on, turns back Buffalo Grove Feb 23, 2015 11:03 PM
    The turning point came quite early in Monday’s first semifinal of the Class 4A girls basketball semifinal at Palatine High School. And now Fremd can turn its attention to Thursday’s championship, when it will face either No. 2 seed Prospect or No. 3 Hersey at 7 p.m. Trailing No. 5-seeded Buffalo Grove 7-2 less than three minutes into the contest, state-ranked and top-seeded Fremd closed out the first quarter with a dominant 17-4 run en route to a convincing 63-47 triumph. Five different players scored for Fremd (26-4) in its game-changing rally, and that balance was prevalent in the Vikes’ final scoring figures.

     
  • State park district group gives rising star award to Buffalo Grove vice president Feb 13, 2015 1:00 AM
    Adriane Johnson, vice president of the Buffalo Grove Park District Board of Commissioners, has received the 2014 Rising Star Award from the Illinois Association of Park Districts. That, and more in this week's Neighbors in the News.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Park District wins statewide environmental award Dec 29, 2014 2:45 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District won an award for Best Green Practices at the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ statewide Best of the Best Awards Gala at Wheeling Park District’s Traditions at Chevy Chase Country Club.

     
  • Buffalo Grove Park District earns ‘green’ honor Nov 21, 2014 6:22 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District won an award for Best Green Practices at the Illinois Association of Park Districts’ statewide Best of the Best Awards Gala at Wheeling Park District’s Traditions at Chevy Chase Country Club.

     
  • Sen. Kirk presents medals at Buffalo Grove veterans ceremony Nov 11, 2014 5:48 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District honored past and present military heroes on Tuesday at the Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road. A highlight of the event was when U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk presented Laurel D’Angelo of Palatine medals for her father Robert Gettings, a World War II veteran who recently died.

     
  • Emmerich Park public address system use expanded Nov 7, 2014 12:41 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Village Board this week approved expanded use of the public address system at Emmerich East Park. Todd Projansky, representing the Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading Association, petitioned for the change, pointing out how the group had worked with neighbors. “They said that our usage was acceptable."

     
  • State grant to boost Buffalo Grove arts center Oct 13, 2014 5:30 AM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District is ready to move on to the next stage for its new Community Arts Center. A $1.73 million grant from the state will help. The grant, announced Sunday, will fund improvements and additions to the center, including new art studios, a black box theater that can be used as rehearsal space and for smaller productions, a new parking lot, a new roof and a new main entrance.

     
  • BG Singers performing through Sunday in Buffalo Grove Sep 19, 2014 4:20 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s BG Singers will perform their 22nd annual choral concert, “Welcome to the Theater,” 7:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday, Sept. 19-20, and 3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 21 at the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center, 225 McHenry Road in Buffalo Grove.

     
  • Buffalo Grove street closures for Labor Day weekend race Aug 25, 2014 2:24 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s Friends of the Parks Foundation will be hosting its annual 5K and 10K race, the Buffalo Grove Stampede, on the morning of Sunday, Aug. 31. The race begins and ends at Mike Rylko Community Park near the Spray ‘N Play entrance, located at 951 McHenry Road.

     
  • Girls golf: Scouting Northwest Aug 22, 2014 7:28 PM
    Here's what to expect from girls golfers in the Mid-Suburban League plus St. Viator and Maine West this season.

     
  • Noise rules at Emmerich Park in Buffalo Grove under review Aug 7, 2014 5:30 AM
    Mount Prospect’s planning and zoning commission will be considering a request by the Bills Youth Football and Cheerleading Association for use of the public address system at Emmerich Park on Sunday mornings.

     
  • Secretary of state’s mobile driver unit visits Buffalo Grove Aug. 8 Jul 31, 2014 6:36 PM
    Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White’s Mobile Driver Services unit will be in Buffalo Grove next week providing a Rules of the road review class, driver’s license renewals and other services. The unit will be at Buffalo Grove Park District’s Alcott Center, 530 Bernard Drive, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Friday, Aug. 8.

     
  • Buffalo Grove moves Night Out back to Willow Stream Park Jul 23, 2014 4:41 PM
    Buffalo Grove is moving its annual National Night Out back to Willow Stream Park this year, scrapping earlier plans to hold the Aug. 5 event at Mike Rylko Community Park. The Night Out will feature free food, live music, a business expo, games and attractions for children, and interactive displays by the Buffalo Grove Police and Fire departments.

     
  • “Shrek, The Musical” now playing in Buffalo Grove Jul 17, 2014 4:36 PM
    The Buffalo Grove Park District’s theater company, Big Deal Productions, will perform its summer musical, “Shrek The Musical,” this weekend and next as the opening show in the new state-of-the-art theater inside the Buffalo Grove Community Arts Center.

     
  • Buffalo Grove clears way for golf dome update Jul 13, 2014 4:27 PM
    The Buffalo Grove village board has approved an ordinance amending the special-use permit allowing the park district to operate its golf dome. The move will enable the park district to upgrade the Golf and Sports Center, 801 McHenry Road.

     
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