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01May
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May – Welcome to Monarch Month

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Happy May and Welcome to Monarch Month! The month of May of each year is designated as  Monarch Month to be observed throughout the State as a month to honor the monarch butterfly, which is the official State insect of the State of Illinois. (For additional State Commemorative Dates, visit the Illinois General Assembly General […]
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29Apr
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May 1 to Bring Modified Stay-at-Home Order

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Friday, May 1st, the modified stay-at-home order, which is in question due to multiple court challenges, will go into effect.   OUTDOOR RECREATION: State Parks will begin to be re-opened; fishing and boating in groups of no more than two people will be permitted; and golf will be permitted under safety guidelines.   REGARDING THE […]
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29Apr
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Hart Road to Close May 18th, Reopening August 17th

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🚧Hart Road to Close Starting May 18 for Reconstruction 🚧 LCDOT will be closing Hart Road at US Route 14 in Barrington starting Monday, May 18 at 6 a.m. The road is scheduled to reopen late Monday, August 17. The closure is necessary as part of railroad crossing improvements along with the reconstruction and widening of the […]
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29Apr
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Free Online Class – Native Plants that Support Pollinators

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Take advantage of the Stay-at-Home Order and Bee Native! No matter the size of your space, or the color of your thumb, you can easily create a beautiful pollinator habitat with native flowers and plants. This class will shed some light on the misconceptions around natives, explain why they are so important, and inspire you […]
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28Apr

Hart Road and US Route 14 Construction Update

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Daily lane closures for Eastbound and Westbound US 14 between Western Avenue and Hart Road are planned for April 28, 2020, to May 1, 2020. Also, expect daily lane closures for Southbound and North Bound Hart Road from Taylor Road to 1000 feet south of US 14 during the same time period. Flaggers will be […]
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27Apr
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Order Native Plants for a Butterfly/Pollinator Garden

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The Barrington Area Conservation Trust has partnered with The Barn Nursery to provide high-quality native perennials to the local community. By ordering native plants through their website you will not only encourage the use of native plants and provide a home for native species, you also help raise money for the Barrington Area Conservation Trust.  […]
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27Apr
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VBH Scheduled Road Work for Week of April 27th

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Weather permitting, the following road work is scheduled: Paving of Dundee Lane, Rolling Hills Drive and Longmeadow Court Centerline patching on Oak Knoll and Braeburn As always, please proceed with caution and obey construction signs and workers. 
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21Apr

Open Space Beckons Lyrid Meteor Showers Viewing

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The stage is set! No travel required and no equipment needed (…maybe a reclining chair to avoid a kink in your neck)!  The Lyrid Meteor Showers are due to peak tonight.  Our unique-to-Barrington Hills zoning provides the perfect environment to enjoy the meteor shower!  “After about 30 minutes in the dark, your eyes will adapt and […]
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21Apr
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Hart Road at Rte 14 Construction Update – Expect traffic delays

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Lake County Division of Transportation says to expect some temporary lane closures and minor traffic delays throughout the week due to water main relocation work, storm sewer installation and pavement patching on US Route 14, while earthwork will be occurring on Hart Road.  The end result will improve the safety operations of the at-grade railroad […]
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16Apr
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2020 Road Program Update

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Weather permitting, grinding and patching on Dundee Lane and Round Barn Road to begin no later than Friday, April 17th. The week of April 20th, paving is scheduled on Country Oaks Lane, Rolling Hills Drive and Longmeadow Drive and Court, and closing out the week will be paving of Round Barn Road and Dundee Lane. […]
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