Tuesday May 21
Barrington fire district searching for its own staff
According to Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District trustees, questions over their proposed year-end split with the Barrington Fire Department have changed from theoretical to practical - from "why?" to "how?" That means starting a process by which the fire district - a separate taxing body - will begin acquiring its own staff and ... (more)
Tue May 14, 2013
Bnnockburn High Speed Chase Ends in Lake Bluff
Karlene Lesh of Barrington Hills was arrested Sunday for driving under the influence of alcohol, fleeing and eluding and improper stopping after a high speed chase on the Tri-State Tollway, according to Bannockburn Police reports .
Thu May 09, 2013
McSweeney Property Tax Relief Bill killed in Committee
Today, as a special House committee heard testimony on a pension cost shift proposal to local school districts, state Rep.
Wed May 08, 2013
O'Hare To Get 25 Goats To Help With Landscaping
The city of Chicago is set to employ a herd of goats to clear vegetation at O'Hare International Airport.
O'Hare gets its goats to trim grass on airport's grounds
As airplane travelers descend into Chicago's O'Hare International Airport, they will soon have more than just a skyline view to look forward to - a herd of goats will also be viewable from the window seat.
Mon May 06, 2013
McLaughlin takes over as Barrington Hills president tonight
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Thu May 02, 2013
Illinois House OKs Madigan pension-reform plan
SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois House has approved a comprehensive pension-reform plan for the first time after years of talks.
Wed May 01, 2013
House gets Madigan pension plan moving
A committee of state lawmakers this morning set up a showdown in the Illinois House over legislation to cut public employees' pension benefits.
Fri Apr 26, 2013
Opinions Matter on Rte. 14 Grade Separation
The village of Barrington and IDOT hosted a meeting on the proposed alternatives for U.S. Route 14 grade separation from the CN railway project.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Police Blotter: DUI and Other Arrests
DUI Luis E. Pacheco-Acosta, 26, of 667 Elsinoor Lane, Crystal Lake, was arrested for DUI, BAC over .08, speeding, improper lane usage and failure to notify secretary of state of address change at Hough St.
Our View: Don't legalize medical marijuana
While we acknowledge that marijuana use has some medical benefits, we feel strongly that any benefits are outweighed by other problems legalization could create.