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13Oct

IDOT: Mating Time is Here, Don’t Veer for Deer

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Illinois e-News Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: CONTACT: October 13, 2017 Gianna Urgo (IDOT) 312.814.4693 Ed Cross (IDNR) 217.337.1240 Mating Time is Here, Don’t Veer for Deer IDOT, IDNR remind motorists to drive cautiously during fall breeding season SPRINGFIELD – Autumn brings shorter days, cooler temperatures and a new set of driving habits for Illinois motorists. […]
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09Oct

Volunteers Needed To Rebuild Hurricane-Devastated Homes

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Barrington Regional Effort Plans Trip to Houston November 10-19 Volunteers are requested to help those in need to repair and rebuild hurricane-devastated homes in the Houston area on a trip to Harris County, Texas from November 10 – 19th. The need is great. Over 185,000 homes were estimated to be damaged or destroyed, according to […]
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02Oct

What’s happening this autumn at Crabtree Nature Center?

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Falling into October! What’s happening this autumn at Crabtree Nature Center? As October begins, we eagerly await the autumn colored leaves. Soon the trees will wear golden yellows, vibrant reds, and rich browns before losing their leaves for the winter. A few brown oak leaves have already taken the plunge. Among them, we noticed a […]
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28Sep

Local Volunteers Put “Blessings in a Backpack”

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Did you know that every Thursday morning a dedicated group of volunteers meets at Sunny Hill Elementary School to pack bags of food for children in need within District 220? Before Barrington Children’s Charities “Blessings in a Backpack” began over 6 years ago, students in need were able to receive lunches and other assistance but […]
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18Sep

September is National Preparedness Month: Make a Plan for Yourself, Family and Friends

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Original article Thursday, September 07, 2017   September is National Preparedness month, and with the devastating effects of hurricanes Harvey and Irma fresh on our minds, preparedness is understandably a very important topic. Below are invaluable tips and links to detailed information from our friends at Ready.gov. Disasters don’t plan ahead. You can. Make an emergency plan today […]
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07Sep

Let’s Try This Again: Moving a House, No Small Feat!

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Let’s try this again!  The house begins rolling (not very fast) at 4:30 AM in Barrington and is anticipated to enter Barrington Hills around 12:30 PM at Hart Road.   Best to avoid County Line on Sunday until 1:30 PM if you can. There will be an approximately 20-minute COMPLETE STOPPAGE of traffic beginning around […]
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24Aug

When your office wins the lottery but you don’t

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  Article by Jamie Sotonoff Daily Herald Original Article  Rich Semelsberger had only been a Barrington Hills police officer for three weeks in May 1989 when he heard about the department’s weekly lottery pool. If he wanted in, his co-worker told him, he should write his name on a $5 bill and stick it in […]
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17Jul

ARC: American Red Cross Responding to Severe Flooding

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(CHICAGO, IL) July 12, 2017 — The American Red Cross is providing help to hundreds of people affected by severe flooding and power outages in northern Illinois counties including Cook, Lake and McHenry. Red Cross responders were called to the scene early this morning and began providing assistance including shelter, food, water and comfort. The […]
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12Jul

ROAD CLOSURES

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ROAD CLOSURE ALERTS: Please use caution when driving. Many roads that remain open will have standing water. Use caution and when in doubt turn around. UPDATES 1:35pm The following roads are CLOSED due to flooding Dundee Lane north of route 68 Oak Knoll Road between Buckley Road and Paganica Drive Buckley Road is CLOSED due […]
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