Congratulations to The Back Porch!

July 20th, 2017

The Back Porch of Long Grove was awarded Best Windchimes award by Chicago Magazine!

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Moving forward to achieve national historic status for the bridge

June 30th, 2017

Historic Downtown Long Grove President Ryan Messner, Andrew Heckencamp from Illinois Historic Preservation Agency and Aaron Underwood, from the Long Grove Historical Society working together today reviewing the bridge application for National Historic Register.

Save the Bridge – Historic Status

June 26th, 2017

Daily Herald Article

Historic Bridge names to 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in IL

April 10th, 2017


Landmarks Illinois announced the 2017 Most Endangered Historic Places in Illinois on April 6, 2017, at a press conference in Springfield. Click on the name of the site in the map below to learn more about its history, why it is endangered, and how you can help.

Long Grove Bridge Long Grove, Lake County

Historically called the Buffalo Creek Bridge, this rare, circa 1906 metal truss bridge that was given a wood covering in 1972 is now fondly referred to by locals as the Covered Bridge of Long Grove. According to Nathan Holth of, despite its covering, it is one of the few pin-connected truss highway bridges remaining in Chicagoland and the only known surviving pin-connected truss bridge in Lake County. The one-lane bridge over Buffalo Creek has Credit: Long Grove Business Association Credit: Long Grove Historical Society been targeted for replacement by the Village of Long Grove to accommodate a two-lane bridge. Local residents and organizations have rallied to save the historic bridge, noting that the village’s logo and overall identity is based on its image and contribution to Long Grove’s small town charm. The Illinois Historic Preservation Agency has determined the bridge as eligible for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.Historic Downtown Long Grove Business Association is leading the campaign to save the bridge.

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THANK YOU for your support of #SavetheBridge

February 16th, 2017

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Save the Bridge updates

February 16th, 2017

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GIFT CERTIFICATES for Historic Downtown Long Grove available

December 13th, 2016

Call or stop in to purchase the gift of LOCAL BUSINESS!
308 Old McHenry Road,
Long Grove, IL 60047
LG Gift Certificates

Santa, festive trees headline Long Grove holidays

December 9th, 2016

Downtown Long Grove Aims To Charm

November 28th, 2016

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Long Grove hosts carriage rides for holiday weekends

November 28th, 2016

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