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02Oct
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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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02Jun
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Police Run for Special Olympics

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This Sunday June 4, 2017, at 8:00am, our Police Force will take part in the annual Torch Run. The run will begin at the Barrington Hills Police Department at 8:00 a.m. and end 18 miles later at Knox Park, in McHenry, Illinois The Law Enforcement Torch Run is the single largest year-round fundraising vehicle benefiting Special […]
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