Buffalo Grove was made the poster child for the pitfalls of suburban life in a 2001 article in the satirical publication The Onion. A dozen years later, the story is still being circulated via social media by Buffalo Grove residents.
The article tells the story of a Chicago family that was discovered living in a Buffalo Grove subdivision after going missing from a city apartment eight years earlier. The family “faced many hardships” in the suburb, The Onion wrote, including “frequent ant infestation,” “the threat of rezoning” and “cultural malnutrition.”
Buffalo Grove residents, why did you opt for suburban life? What do you think this village offers that the city doesn’t? What elements would you like to see added to the village? Tell us in the comment section below.