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  • BG introduces Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages Dec 15, 2014 6:48 PM
    The village of Buffalo Grove has launched Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn pages, it announced Monday. Information and messaging will be consistent on all three platforms and updated weekly, except in emergencies, which will be communicated immediately.

     
  • Buffalo Grove making more crime information public Dec 14, 2014 4:17 PM
    On Jan. 1, the Buffalo Grove Police Department will launch an online Geographic Information System (GIS) to replace the existing police blotter. Using the latest technology, the department will be able to provide information about calls for service and locations.

     
  • Two men charged in Palatine car burglaries Dec 13, 2014 1:55 PM
    Two men have been arrested in a string of car burglaries in Palatine, police said. Danylo Anufriiev, 21 of Arlington Heights was charged with four counts of felony burglary and Astamur Gumba, 19, of Buffalo Grove was charged with one count of misdemeanor possession of stolen property.

     
  • NCH is first hospital in area to use da Vinci Xi Robotic Surgery Dec 12, 2014 10:11 AM
    Northwest Community Healthcare (NCH) surgeons made history recently in robotic surgery as they performed the first surgeries in the Chicago area using the new da Vinci XI technology.

     
  • Honor Flight a high point for female WWII veteran Dec 12, 2014 9:42 AM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Buffalo Grove welcomes new community development director Dec 12, 2014 2:02 PM
    Buffalo Grove will host a welcome reception at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 15 for Christopher G. Stilling, the village’s first community development director. Stilling, who will lead the village’s economic development, building, zoning, planning, permitting and inspection services, comes to Buffalo Grove from Cary, where he had served as that village’s director of community development since January 2013.

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Dec 12, 2014 1:01 AM
    Each week, you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of December 8.

     
  • Buffalo Grove adds new restrictions on pawn, resale shops Dec 12, 2014 9:01 AM
    Opening a pawn or resale shop in Buffalo Grove now requires village approval, thanks to a change to the town’s zoning ordinance approved recently by village trustees. The measure also bars such businesses from being located within 1,000 feet of one another, preventing them from becoming concentrated in one part of town.

     
  • Veterinary specialty center hosts holiday pet food drive Dec 11, 2014 11:27 AM
    For the third straight year, Veterinary Specialty Center in Buffalo Grove will be conducting a pet food and supply drive for Nina’s Pet Food Pantry, a program of Young at Heart Pet Rescue, during the holidays.

     
  • Holiday light recycling in SWANCC communities Dec 11, 2014 11:40 AM
    The Solid Waste Agency of Northern Cook County and its member communities are offering a Holiday Light Recycling Program at no cost to its residents.

     
  • Buffalo Grove man gets life sentence in kidnap-torture plot Dec 11, 2014 7:15 PM
    A Buffalo Grove man will spend the rest of his life in prison for plotting to kidnap and kill a suburban businessman using a torture chamber he and an accomplice set up for the purpose. The crimes committed by Steven Mandell, a former Chicago policeman and onetime death row inmate, "were evil and show a complete disregard for human life,” U.S. District Judge Amy St. Eve said.

     
  • Fine-tune your swing at Royal Melbourne Golf Academy Dec 10, 2014 6:49 PM
    Opened in 2013, the Royal Melbourne Golf Academy has given the opportunity for golfers to improve their swing, even in winter.

     
  • The Season of Giving? Dec 15, 2014 3:45 PM
    Just like the holidays, it’s never too early to begin planning for the 2014 income tax filing season. The following are several tax savings strategies aimed at helping taxpayers minimize their income tax bills. As always, please remember to speak with a qualified tax professional about your specific tax situation. Defer your income The basic idea is to shift income out of this year and into next year, thereby allowing you to postpone paying tax on the income for the time being. Here are several common examples of the application of this strategy: • Ask your boss to hold off on paying your bonus until January 2015. • Put more money into your tax-deferred 401(k) retirement plan before year end. • Make tax-deductible contributions to your IRA for the 2014 tax year by April 15, 2015. • Hold off on selling certain “appreciated” assets that will generate a capital gain until after the new year. • If you’re self-employed, delay sending customer invoices for year-end projects until after the new year. Accelerate tax deductible home expenses Owning your home provides two key tax deductions which you can use by year-end to reduce your current year’s tax bill. Make your January mortgage payment by Dec. 31 and deduct the mortgage interest on the extra payment on your 2014 tax return. The same is true for early property tax payments. Be sure to consider the impact, if any, of the Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) on the accelerated property tax payment strategy as property taxes are not deductible under the AMT rules. Use a “bunching” strategy for certain types of deductible expenses Medical and dental expenses, to the extent they exceed 10 percent of your adjusted gross income (AGI) and miscellaneous expenses, to the extent they exceed two percent of AGI are deductible. The most common miscellaneous expenses are unreimbursed employee business expenses and investment management fees. To get over this deduction “hurdle,” consider combining eligible expenses. This strategy, known as bunching deductions, will push them into one tax year where you can make maximum tax use of them. Accelerate other deductible expenses into 2014 Unlike medical, dental and miscellaneous expenses, charitable donations are fully deductible without any AGI limitations. Consider making large charitable donations (either cash or non-cash) before year end to obtain the benefit of the deduction on this year’s return. Make sure that you maintain copies of all receipts for your charitable donations in the event of a tax audit. A donor advised fund is an excellent tool for coordinating your charitable giving program.

     
  • Trinity announces new scholarship initiative Dec 19, 2014 11:59 AM
    Trinity College will host the inaugural Kenneth Kantzer Honor Scholarships Competition Feb. 6-7 to give invited students opportunities to receive one cost-of-attendance award, two full-tuition scholarships and a limited number of $20,000 and $15,000 awards.

     
  • Buffalo Grove police rank well in community survey Dec 9, 2014 4:58 PM
    A Buffalo Grove police survey of attitudes about the community found that 96.5 percent of respondents strongly agree or agree that they feel safe in their home or business, and 93.9 percent strongly agree or agree that they feel safe walking in their neighborhood. Of the surveys returned, 85.3 percent strongly agree or agree that the overall performance of the police department meets their expectations and 8.8 percent were neutral in their response.

     
  • Stevenson varsity poms team dance has inspirational message Dec 10, 2014 9:53 PM
    The Stevenson varsity poms competition season starts this winter. It will end, if they qualify for the state competition, on Jan. 30, 2015.

     
  • Controversial Buffalo Grove downtown plan dies Dec 9, 2014 8:57 PM
    A controversial plan to build a sprawling downtown project on Buffalo Grove’s municipal campus and golf course has come to an abrupt end. CRM Properties Group President Charles Malk has withdrawn the proposal, citing higher-than-anticipated costs and a lack of public funding, the village said. Village President Jeff Braiman said CRM’s concept “does not make financial sense for Buffalo Grove.”

     
  • Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk from Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights Has Achieved Invisalign Premier Provider Status Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM
    Orthodontic Experts of Arlington Heights is proud to announce that Dr. Yaroslav Yarmolyuk is now a Premier Invisalign and Invisalign Teen Provider.

     
  • Join Santa and Mrs. Claus at Lake Zurich Holiday Inn Express and Suites Dec 15, 2014 3:21 PM
    The Holiday Inn Express and Suites in Lake Zurich has some very special holiday guests arriving this coming Friday for the Family Holiday Extravaganza! Santa and Mrs. Claus will be staying at the hotel, located at 197 S. Rand Road in Lake Zurich, from Saturday, December 13-Sunday, December 14.

     
  • Northwestern Mutual Honors Spengel with Forum Membership Dec 15, 2014 3:23 PM
    Northwestern Mutual is honoring Skokie financial representative Keith P. Spengel, CLU®, CLTC, CFP® with membership in its 2014 Forum Group, which recognizes individuals for an outstanding year of helping clients achieve financial security.

     
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