Resources

Note: Please advise us of any discrepancies or changes you might find in the information supplied below –

Check It Out First

Want to donate to a charity? Charity Navigator rates charities.

Snopes is a resource to check facts. According to its Website, Snopes is “a project begun in 1994 as an expression of his (David Mikkelson’s) interest in researching urban legends that has since grown into the oldest and largest fact-checking site on the Internet…”

Other online resources to Verify Information On The Internet (pdf).

Restaurants

Status of  Buffalo Grove restaurants from Buffalo Grove Helping Buffalo Grove.

Apps –

A good money saving drug app is https://www.goodrx.com/

GasBuddy locates the lowest gas prices in specific areas. http://www.gasbuddy.com/App

Zello – Push-to-Talk, make your cell phone a Walkie – Talkie with contacts.

Misc.

Home Energy Assessment learn how to save energy and money. FREE energy saving LEDs.

Citizens Utility Board – Guide to Fighting Robocalls

Indian Trails Public Library District  cardholders in good standing can make use of the Digital & Maker Services. https://www.indiantrailslibrary.org/services/digital-maker-services/

The Buffalo Grove Bank & Trust (and other trust banks) counts change for free without an account. First American in Buffalo Grove also does for account holders.

Free repair service in Oak Park or Evanston, or care to start your own? See https://repaircafe.org/en/

Match your car’s paint at Sherwin-Williams Automotive Finishes, 1215 N. Rand Rd. b, Arlington Heights, IL. 847.818.0320.

Please click to our dedicated Recycling page.

Medical Lending

Vernon Township (temporary) Medical Lending info at 847-634-4600. Walkers, cranes, crutches and bathroom items. Wheelchairs ($50 deposit) also. Similar equipment available at Wheeling Township and the Arlington Height Senior Center.

Credit Freeze

Credit bureau contacts: https://identitytheft.gov/creditbureaucontacts/
These numbers were found to talk to a human in an online article but I cannot verify authenticity!

  • Experian:  800-493-1058, enter info, 0, 0
  • Transunion:  800-916-8800, 4, 2
  • Equifax:  866-640-2273, 1
  • ChexSystems (from Steve H.) – https://www.chexsystems.com/

Discounts

From Scott S.Chicago on the Cheap

Groupon

Local Flavor – local deals and coupons in nearby towns and cities and from select nationwide retailers.

News for seniors

The Good News Network

U.S. News & World Report – Senior Citizens

Disclaimer

We are trying to share information with you and can not vouch for authenticity. Caveat emptor is Latin for “Let the buyer beware”.

Updated 8/1/21