Buffalo Grove honors longtime village attorney
Longtime Buffalo Grove Village Attorney William Raysa recently was honored by the Buffalo Grove village board, following his acceptance of the Illinois Local Government Lawyers Association's Award for Longevity of Service.
Raysa, who received his law degree from Loyola Law School in Chicago in 1975 and was admitted the Illinois Bar Association the following year, began his career with the village in 1977.
An expert in the field of municipal annexation, he has facilitated 154 annexations for the village and was involved in redrafting the legislation that amended the annexation sections of the Illinois Municipal Code.
Raysa, who served three years with the U.S. Army, served in the U.S. Army Reserve as a judge advocate general before retiring with the rank of colonel.