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27Oct

Nov. 9th: IDOT Seeks Public Input, Algonquin Road Improvements

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The Illinois Department of Transportation invites you to attend the first public information meeting concerning the improvement of IL 62 from IL 25 to IL 68 in Barrington Hills in Cook and Kane Counties Date:          Thursday, November 9 Time:         4 – 7 p.m. Location:   Barrington Park District           […]
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25Oct

Donations Urgently Needed for Local Volunteer Effort Leaving November 10 to Help Rebuild Houston

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BARRINGTON, ILL (OCTOBER 23, 2017) – The Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief volunteer team will leave for Harris County, Texas on November 10 to help repair and rebuild hurricane-devastated homes in the Houston area. Although some donations have been received, additional dollars are needed now to purchase the necessary supplies for volunteers to make the repairs. […]
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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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