Tuesday, August 14, 2012
Dozens of residents gathered Monday night to talk with Buffalo Grove Village President Jeff Braiman, Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman and State Rep. Sid Mathias (R-53rd).
The proposed downtown Buffalo Grove was the focus of the conversation at a Town Hall meeting hosted Monday night by three elected officials who live in the village. Village President Jeff Braiman, Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman and State Rep. Sid Mathias delivered updates from their respective offices and fielded questions from the crowd. Of the 50 or so citizens who gathered in the Vernon Township Community Services building, 13 had the chance to ask questions about matters facing the community. Six of those questions pertained to a developer’s proposal to convert the Buffalo Grove Golf Club and municipal campus into a downtown featuring stores, homes, parks and entertainment venues. Citizens asked Braiman questions and voiced …
Monday, August 13, 2012
Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman welcomed President Barack Obama to Chicago Saturday as he exited Air Force One.
Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman and his son, Kenny, were among a small crowd of citizens who welcomed President Barack Obama when he arrived Saturday at O'Hare. Stolman, of Buffalo Grove, said they were offered the opportunity, which the Republican described as "an honor and privilege," by his son's friend who works on Obama's advance team. "We watched as the plane came in for its landing, taxied the tarmac area and came to its resting spot right in front of us. The door opened after a few minutes and President Obama came down the stairs, saluted and walked over to us," Stolman wrote in an email to Patch. "President Obama and I shook hands, I mentioned I was from Lake County, and he said, 'It is nice to see you again.' He then …
Sunday, August 12, 2012
The event will take place Monday night in Buffalo Grove.
Buffalo Grove Village President Jeff Braiman, State Rep. Sid Mathias (R-53rd) and Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman will hold a town hall meeting Monday to discuss issues facing the community. All three elected officials live in Buffalo Grove. Citizens are invited to attend the meeting, which will be held from 6:30-8 p.m. Monday at the Vernon Township Community Services building. For more information, call (847) 342-0266.
Friday, May 18, 2012
Members recommend that the Illinois Tollway move forward with Route 53 extension.
The Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council on Friday completed nine months of discussion and deliberation with the approval of a final report recommending the Illinois Tollway move forward with an Illinois Route 53/120 Corridor project in Lake County. The group includes local elected officials, transportation and planning agencies and a diverse group of environmental, civic, business and labor representatives. The report will be presented to the Illinois Tollway Board of Directors in June. Co-chaired by David Stolman, Lake County Board chairman, and George Ranney, President and CEO of Metropolis Strategies, the Advisory Council’s work has focused on answering three primary questions: Is there consensus to move forward? What …
Sunday, April 8, 2012
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Sunday, April 8, 2012
Lake County Board Chairman David Stolman hosted Sen. Dick Durbin Wednesday at the Lake County Department of Transportation facility. Durbin was introduced to the county's "intelligent transportation system" and specifically the Lake County Passage System. Here is a short video from Durbin’s visit: http://lakecnty.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?view_id=3&clip_id=135
Sunday, February 19, 2012
Columnist takes a look at the Illinois Route 53/120 Blue Ribbon Advisory Council.
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
Newest Lake County Congressman tells Buffalo Grove crowd his ideas.
On a day the bipartisan Congressional Super Committee charged with reducing the federal deficit by $1.5 trillion failed in its mission, Rep. Peter Roskam (R-Wheaton) still had a hopeful message for more than 30 people Monday in Buffalo Grove. Roskam spoke at a fundraiser for Lake County Board President David Stolman (R-Buffalo Grove), giving a group including state Reps. Sid Mathias (R-Buffalo Grove) and Ed Sullivan (R-Mundelein) an update on the Washington legislative scene. Roskam’s new 6th Congressional District now includes the southwestern portion of Lake County, including Barrington. Acknowledging the Super Committee of six Republicans and six Democrats could not find agreement on ways to reduce the federal deficit as special …
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Ken Stolman witnessed the terrorist attacks in New York, which prompted him to pursue a new career opportunity.
Ten years after Ken Stolman watched a plane smash into one of the Twin Towers, the memory still gives him goose bumps. The Buffalo Grove native recalls stepping off the subway the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, en route to his job at an advertising agency, about one mile from the Twin Towers. “It was a gorgeous, sunny day with blue skies,” he said. And, he added, “I saw that there was smoke pouring out of the World Trade Center.” At that point, there was confusion as to what had happened, but “no one really thought that it was deliberate,” he said. He and his colleagues later watched from a window as a plane approached the second tower. Stolman recalls thinking that perhaps the plane was bringing emergency relief to the World Trade Center. He …
Friday, August 5, 2011
New program focuses on supporting Lake County vendors.
Friday, August 5, 2011
Lake County is launching a new "buy local" program to support Lake County businesses, and keep money in the local economy. While Lake County has always encouraged local purchasing, this is part of a broader initiative to improve relations with the business community and encourage local vendors to seek business with the county. Under the new plan, departments are required to obtain multiple quotes from local vendors and award contracts to Lake County businesses where possible, and as allowed under state law. Lake County projects potentially $16 million more being invested in the local economy as a result of this renewed effort. Lake County departments will seek out local vendors for purchases under the legal bid limit of $30,000, while also…
Wednesday, August 3, 2011
Hundreds attended the annual event at Willow Stream Park, despite high heat and threatening storms.
Hundreds gathered for Buffalo Grove’s National Night Out event Tuesday at Willow Stream Park for family-friendly entertainment before the event was shut down due to impending thunderstorms. The event, originally planned from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., ended at about 6 p.m. Buffalo Grove Deputy Fire Marshal George Michehl said fire department officials decided, in conjunction with Buffalo Grove police and park district officials, to end the event early upon learning that storms were heading toward the village. “We had to get everything shut down before the storm,” Dan Schimmel, executive director of the Buffalo Grove Park District, said. Within 20 minutes, most of the vendor tents were cleaned up and removed, and event participants were headed to…