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14May

Property Tax Deferral Among Several Measures Approved by Lake County Board

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At its May 12 meeting, the Lake County Board passed several measures in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. These include: An ordinance giving Lake County property owners more time to pay each installment of their property taxes due to impacts of COVID-19. A temporary ban on open burning in unincorporated Lake County. A resolution establishing a special committee focused on supporting residents and […]
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13May

Village Hall & Police Department Lobbies Open to the Public May 19

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After much consideration, President McLaughlin and the Board of Trustees will open Village Hall and Police Department lobbies to the public on May 19, following general guidelines. This was not something considered lightly. It was initially mentioned at April’s Board of Trustees meeting and followed up with a special meeting in early May.  In addition […]
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12May

We Need You to Reach 100%

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The 2020 Census is still ongoing and waiting for your response  👍To date, 64.5% of Barrington Hills residents have self-responded to the 2020 Census–and we thank you! Our goal is to reach 100%. If you or someone you know prefers to respond via phone or by mail, no problem.  The 2020 Census has made that […]
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12May

Senator McConchie’s Message About Re-opening Illinois

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Governor’s “Re-Opening Plan” Really a 12-Month Stay-At-Home Plan After weeks of questions from legislators, the Governor has finally laid out his plan for re-opening Illinois. While I was initially hopeful that the plan seemed to provide for a regional re-opening of our state’s economy, the plan amounts to little more than a 12-month stay-at-home plan. […]
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12May

Contact Tracing Part of Governor Pritzker’s Plan

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On Tuesday, May 5th, Governor Pritzker released Restore Illinois, a five-phased plan that will reopen our state, guided by health metrics and with distinct business, education, and recreation activities characterizing each phase. The plan is based upon regional healthcare availability, and it recognizes the distinct impact COVID-19 has had on different regions of our state […]
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08May

Congratulations to our Men and Women in Black!

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Congratulations to our very own Barrington Hills Police Department for attaining its 6th consecutive CALEA accreditation! This feat is not just a stroll through the park…or village as the case may be.  The Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA) reserves its program seals for those agencies that have demonstrated compliance with specific standards […]
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05May

Be Counted Now So You Don’t Pay Later

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38% of residents HAVE NOT submitted their 2020 Census form.  BE COUNTED IN BARRINGTON HILLS so our village can receive federal dollars to fund projects, so YOU DON’T HAVE TO. Now more than ever it’s so important to have state representation to communicate resident needs.  Lower census reporting means lower representation in Washington AND lower […]
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04May

Longtime Crystal Lake Mayor Passes Away

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The Village of Barrington Hills extends its deepest condolences to the family of Mayor Aaron Shepley, the Village of Crystal Lake and its residents. Mayor Shepley served Crystal Lake for more than 21 years and he will be sadly missed.     Longtime Crystal Lake Mayor Aaron Shepley dies overnight, sources confirm Katie Smith  |  […]
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01May

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

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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