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Buffalo Grove

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Things to do: shopping, fun & games, sightseeing
Buffalo Grove is a village in Cook and Lake counties in the U.S. state of Illinois, within the northern suburbs of Chicago. Buffalo Creek was so named when bison were seen drinking from the creek by the Potawatomi, French & English, and when bison bones were found in the area. Bison also grazed and rested in the grove, thus lending themselves to the name of the village.As of the 2010 census, the village population was 41,496. In July 2009, Buffalo Grove was listed at No. 65 on Money magazine's "best places to live" list. In 2013, Buffalo Grove again made the exclusive list ranked at No. 46. The village is home to two annual festivals, the Buffalo Grove Days held in September and an Arts Festival held in mid-July. Throughout the village, there are a number of various business parks. The village president is currently Beverly Sussman. Most of the village is located within the 10th Congressional District of Illinois, though the southern portion is represented in the 8th Congressional District.GeographyBuffalo Grove is located at , among the northern suburbs of Chicago. Illinois Route 83 leads north towards central Lake County and south towards O'Hare International Airport. East-west streets take residents 20 minutes east to Lake Michigan and other North Shore suburbs such as Lake Forest, Highland Park, and Glencoe.
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