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Daily Herald reports: A Barrington Hills resident has been identified as the man who died Monday afternoon after he was struck by a car in the village, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Nick Santoro, 86, was dead after the collision which occurred about 5:45 p.m. Monday at Dundee Road near Potter Lane. Santoro was pronounced dead at 5:59 p.m., according to the medical examiner. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Dundee Road was closed for several hours between Bateman and Healy roads as authorities investigated the crash. Police said the driver was cooperating with the investigation.

An 86-year-old man died Monday evening after being struck by a car, Barrington Hills police said. The crash occurred just before 5:45 p.m. at Dundee Road near Potter Lane, according to a news release issued late Monday night.

Dundee Road remained closed between Bateman and Healy roads until 10:30 p.m. while authorities investigated.

The driver cooperated with investigators. The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

Intent on making vacant land west of The Arboretum of South Barrington shopping center viable for development, Hoffman Estates officials may create a tax increment financing district to pay for sewer and water utilities on the site.

The land in question is a 24-acre parcel and a 16-acre parcel at the northeast and northwest corners of Higgins and Old Sutton roads. Along with adjacent right of way, a total of 64 acres would be included.

The development partnership behind Plum Farms dropped its request for a TIF district amid controversy over its plans for dense residential development, a proposal that drew objections from school officials and others.

Read more from the Daily Herald here.

The Chicago Sun-Times published an article Friday that, as the title implies, covered the moon landing fifty years ago and featured suburban stories including this one from Barrington Hills:

“Anxiety was certainly felt at the Barrington Hills home of the Trude family, where Alfred S. Trude and his four children, Jack — celebrating his 11th birthday — Mike, Sherry and Patty sat watching. Trude’s wife was in Houston with her sister, Jan Armstrong, married to the astronaut.

‘We were all pretty nervous,’ Alfred Trude said. ‘Nobody was breathing when Neil made that last step down to the moon. But then everybody relaxed, and the boys really got a kick out of all that bouncing up and down on the moon.’”

Read the full Sun-Times account of 50 years ago here.

While the Barrington football and boys soccer teams will get the first chance to use the new artificial turf at the school’s stadium in the fall, girls soccer coach Ryan Stengren said he can’t wait until it is the Fillies’ turn in the spring.

When Stengren arrived 13 years ago, he had the challenge of preparing his team to compete on a grass field that was rock-hard after a long winter and hadn’t been replanted since football season. Barrington soon installed an artificial playing surface, but that turf field had aged over the years.

Now, Barrington has a new playing surface once again.

David Bein, the assistant superintendent for business services for Barrington School District 220, said the final cost of the project is expected to be about $636,000.

Read more here.

Dundee Road in the Barrington and Inverness areas will be closed starting Saturday morning from Barrington to Ela roads, according to the Illinois Department of Transportation.

Officials said the closure will begin at 6 AM Saturday, with Dundee reopening at 5 AM Monday, July 15. The closure is to accommodate the replacement of a crossroad culvert and is part of the Grove Avenue intersection improvement in Barrington.

Officials said local traffic will have access to Dundee over the weekend. The detour will be Barrington Road to Palatine Road to Ela Road.

Elaine Ramesh

The McHenry County Blog posted the following announcement yesterday:

“The three members of the Algonquin Township Board agreed to appoint Barrington Hills resident Elaine Remesh to replace Melissa Victor as Trustee.

A summary of the new Trustee follows:

Elaine Marie Ramesh, Barrington Hills, patent attorney, former BH Village Clerk and Trustee, member of the McHenry Countu Republican Women’s Club, member of McHenry County Conservation District Advisory Committee, equestrian advocate, raised $40,000 local private match to Federal Recreational Trails program grant to install a horse trailer parking lot to support five miles of multi-use trails”

The original posting can be read here.

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