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29Jan

UPDATED: Prairieland Service Delay

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UPDATE: Prairieland Disposal Services and Recycling will be closed Wednesday and Thursday, January 30th & 31st, due to the extreme temperatures and dumps being closed. Prairieland states to LEAVE YOUR TOTERS OUT. Plan for service is as follows:   **All Wednesday pickups will be done on Friday. **All Thursday pickups will be attempted to be […]
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17Jan

Items To Keep in Your Car During Winter

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We are at the midpoint of the winter season without much snow.  Depending on who you speak with, this is a positive or negative.  Anyone who has experienced our area’s weather knows a storm’s severity can materialize without warning. AAA Roadside Assistance recommends keeping the following items in your car just in case one gets […]
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17Jan

Radon Test Kits Available Through Lake County Health Dept

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  Protect Your Family and Community from Radon Simple and inexpensive testing kits available through the Health Department   Radon is a radioactive gas naturally found in rock and soil. It typically moves up through the ground to the air above and into your home through cracks and other holes in the foundation. Your home […]
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16Jan

Postage Rates Increase January 27th

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The US Postal Service approved a price change effective January 27, 2019, which will affect all mail classes and special services.  For a complete list of the price changes, click the link: January 2019 Price Change.    
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15Jan

BCFPD Offers Free Smoke Detectors

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The Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District’s latest public safety & education initiative provides complimentary smoke detectors to residents through a partnership with the Illinois Fire Safety Alliance. The primary goals of the state-wide “Be Alarmed” smoke detector installment program are: Educate residents on home fire safety and prevention methods. Reduce the number of fire-related injuries and deaths in […]
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14Jan

ComEd to Perform Vegetation Management

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ComEd intends to perform vegetation management activities on distribution circuits in Barrington Hills within the next few months.  The vegetation management activities are a key component of ComEd’s maintenance program to ensure system electrical reliability, as vegetation contact with ComEd equipment is a leading cause of outages. ComEd recognizes that the vegetation management activities sometimes […]
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11Jan

CFC January Events Start with a Buzz

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– Citizens for Conservation will launch its 2019 Community Education Program Series with “Creating Healthy Habitat for the Rusty-patched Bumblebee” on Saturday, January 26 at 10 a.m. Aurelia Nichols will discuss the rusty-patched bumblebee, the first bumblebee to be listed as federally endangered. Nichols’ prime interest is in the relationship between plants and their pollinators and how healthy […]
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11Jan

CFC Seeks Summer Interns

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CFC Seeks Summer Interns Citizens for Conservation is offering summer internships for both college and high school students. CFC’s college-level summer internship program, established in 1993, is a 10-week paid program that provides college students in the environmental sciences hands-on experience in restoration management methods and techniques. A number of interns have gone on to […]
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07Jan

Cook County Property Tax Refunds

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Press Release:  Office of Cook County Treasurer Maria Pappas Automatic property tax refunds of $8.3 million going to 30,000 homeowners   The Cook County Treasurer’s Office is sending nearly 30,000 homeowners refunds totaling $8.3 million without requiring an application, another example of using technology to make things easier for taxpayers, Treasurer Maria Pappas said today. […]
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31Dec

Village Offices Closed January 1st

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  HAPPY NEW YEAR! Remember to celebrate responsibly:   🎉 Plan a safe way home before the festivities start 🎉 Designate a sober driver before the festivities start and give him/her your keys 🎉 Instead of driving, use alternate transportation. Use public transportation. Schedule a taxi, Uber or Lyft 🎉 If you see a drunk […]
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