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A box truck sustained heavy damage after it struck the Long Grove Covered Bridge on Robert Park Coffin Road in Long Grove on Friday.

A U-Haul truck hit the historic Long Grove Covered Bridge on Friday and became stuck, police said. It is at least the 14th time a vehicle has struck the bridge in less than a year.

The Lake County Sheriff’s Office responded around 4:25 p.m. Friday to the area of Robert Park Coffin Road and Schaeffer Road for a vehicle crash.

Deputies found a U-Haul truck that struck the bridge and became stuck, according to Lake County Sheriff Spokesman Lt. Christopher Covelli.

The driver, a 73-year-old Nashville, Tennessee man, was operating the U-Haul box truck and was traveling eastbound on Robert Parker Coffin Road.

The driver said he was following his GPS and did not see the signs restricting vehicle height as he approached the bridge, Covelli said.

Read more here.

Related:Think you’ve had a bad day? Think again.” “Think you’ve had a bad day? Think again (Part 2).” “Truck hits Long Grove Bridge…again

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Conservationist Kristine Tompkins and Barrington’s Wendy Paulson talk conservancy at the Women in Science event hosted by the Field Museum’s Women’s Board and co-chaired by Jeannie Tisbo (pictured above) and Beth Glass.

Earlier this year, American conservationist Kristine (Kris) McDivvit Tompkins helped reintroduced the jaguar to Argentina’s Iberá wetlands—70 years after hunting and habitat loss drove the species to extinction—through Rewilding Argentina, the partner organization to Tompkins Conversation, which Tompkins co-founded with her late husband, Doug.

Mariua, an adult jaguar who was rescued as an orphan in Brazil, and her two cubs were released into Gran Iberá Park in January 2021, the first of nine jaguars slated to repopulate the species in the protected area, which was created in part with lands donated by Tompkins Conservation. Dubbed rewilding, the process fights the extinction crisis by reintroducing native species that are endangered or locally extinct.

At any given time, Tompkins and her team are working on the rewilding of a dozen species, from giant anteaters to red-and-green macaws and Darwin’s rhea, as part of their worldwide conservation efforts.

“It has taken 10 very complicated, costly, and nerve-wracking years to make this happen,” says Tompkins of the jaguar rewilding in Argentina. “All reintroductions are tough, but the benefit, then, is that you really feel each of the victories.”

Read more from Country Magazine here.

Sponsorships, tickets, and event details may be found at fieldmuseum.org/WISLunch.

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“In his Superintendent report Dr. Harris also shared that for the first time ever Barrington High School will be celebrating homecoming in April! The activities will kick off on Friday, April 16 at 4:30pm with the freshman football game, followed by the varsity game at 7:30pm.

The Broncos will take on the Hoffman Estates Hawks. Homecoming Ambassadors will be announced at half-time during the varsity game. On Saturday, April 17 at 7:00pm the senior girls will take on the junior girls during the annual Filly football game.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, there will not be the annual homecoming parade down Main Street. In addition, at this point in time the varsity game on Friday night will have very limited access to the general public. All student participants (athletes, homecoming court, cheerleaders, dance, and band members) can receive up to four guest tickets.  A survey was sent to high school seniors and juniors earlier this week in order to gauge interest in attending the game. BHS will be sending out additional details to interested students about tickets and entry procedures.”

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Though results are not yet final, the 220 teachers union was only successful in getting two of four candidates (Erin Chan Ding and incumbent Sandra Ficke-Bradford) elected to the District 220 Board of Education.

Voters throughout the Northwest suburbs sent educators a message Tuesday — for the most part endorsing the gradual reopening approach most districts have taken in response to the pandemic.

In school district after school district, candidates who put a priority on listening to the health experts were elected, apparently often with the help of teachers unions.

This was the case in Glenbard High School District 87, Stevenson High School District 125, Palatine-Schaumburg Townships District 211 and Northwest Suburban High School District 214.

But there were exceptions: In Arlington Heights Elementary District 25 and Barrington Unit District 220, voters split their choices between measured reopening candidates and those who were strongly critical of the remote learning environment.

Voter concerns about the impact of the pandemic on local students did not turn out many incumbents.

Out of 34 incumbents in contested races on school board ballots throughout the Northwest suburbs, only three appeared to have been defeated, according to unofficial tallies — Janice Krinsky in Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59, Michael Shackleton in Barrington Unit District 220, and Aurora Austriaco in Maine Township High School District 207.

Unions openly backed candidates in Glenview Elementary District 34, Elk Grove Township Elementary District 59, Glenbard High School District 87, Palatine-Schaumburg Townships High School District 211, Northwest Suburban High School District 214, and Glenbrook High Schools District 225, among others.

Those union candidates were successful virtually everywhere. The lone exception was in District 220 where union-backed candidates Lauren Berkowitz Klauer and Thomas J. Mitoraj lost.

Read more here.

Related:Here’s a SHOCKER! District 220 “TEACHERS UNION endorses 4 candidates of the 11 running for a seat on the Barrington School District 220 board.” Follow the money…

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The District 220 Board of Education spent the last forty-five minutes of their regular meeting last night discussing the information shared by Alex Strobl (See, “So you wanna run for Barrington CUSD 220 Board?” and “220 Gate, part two?”) on this and other websites.

To view the YouTube recording, click here.

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As previously reported, Brian Cecola has likely won the race for Village President (See “Cecola headed for victory in Barrington Hills president race”).

Here are the unofficial results for Village Board of Trustees:

  • David Riff  445
  • Thomas W. Strauss 428
  • Laura S. Ekstrom 467
  • Robert M Zubak 366
  • Brent Joseph Burval 349
  • Paula Jacobsen 389

County totals are seen below:

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Upper from left, William Betz, Sandra Ficke-Bradford, Erin Chan Ding, Katie Karam, Lauren Berkowitz Klauer, and lower from left, Jonathan “Juan” Matta, Malgorzata McGonigal, Michael Shackleton, Steve Wang, Robert Windon are candidates for the Barrington Unit District 220 school board in the 2021 election. Not pictured is candidate Thomas J. Mitoraj

Returns from outside the Cook County portion of Barrington Area Unit District 220 show newcomers leading veterans in the race for the school board’s four open seats. Leading vote-getters also included candidates backed by the Action PAC and Barrington Township Republicans, early returns show.

Cook County voters put newcomer Erin Chan Ding in the lead late Tuesday.

Ding is followed by fellow newcomer Katie Karam with 1,966 votes. Running third is newcomer Steve Wang with 1,953 votes. Both Wang and Karam were endorsed by Action PAC and the Barrington Township Republicans.

Current board vice-president Sandra Ficke-Bradford, who is backed by the teachers union is running fourth with 1,817 votes, early returns show.

In fifth place with 1,810 votes is Malgorzata McGonigal, a third candidate endorsed by the PAC and the Republican organization.

All three of the Action PAC candidates criticized the board for maintaining remote learning last fall.

Read more here.

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Brian Cecola appears headed for victory in the race for Barrington Hills village president.

Cecola prevailed over Barrington Hills Park District board member Dennis Kelly Tuesday, unofficial results showed.

With Election Day ballots in all of the village’s 11 precincts reported, Cecola was ahead 497 to 317.

The tally doesn’t include all the votes cast in the race. Mailed-in ballots postmarked by Tuesday that arrive at election offices by April 20 will be counted, as will provisional ballots.

Cecola is a six-year veteran of the village board, and he last won election to a 4-year term in 2019. If he is seated as village president the board will appoint a new trustee to succeed him.

More here.

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Upper from left, William Betz, Sandra Ficke-Bradford, Erin Chan Ding, Katie Karam, Lauren Berkowitz Klauer, and lower from left, Jonathan “Juan” Matta, Malgorzata McGonigal, Michael Shackleton, Steve Wang, Robert Windon are candidates for the Barrington Unit District 220 school board in the 2021 election. Not pictured is candidate Thomas J. Mitoraj

Early returns in the crowded race for Barrington Area Unit District 220 school board show several candidates backed by the Action PAC and Barrington Township Republicans taking an early lead.

The results from Lake and Kane counties show newcomer Katie Karam leading the 11-candidate field with 946 votes. She’s followed by Steve Wang with 913 votes. The other candidate endorsed by Action PAC and the Barrington Township Republicans, Malgorzata McGonigal, has 793 votes. All three candidates criticized the board for maintaining remote learning last fall.

Cook and McHenry counties have yet to post results. Lake County did not indicate what percentage of precincts were reporting.

Current board vice-president Sandra Ficke-Bradford, who is backed by the Barrington teachers union has 790 votes. Her fellow incumbent Michael Shackleton has 660 votes, early results show.

Read more here.

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We received file last night that appears to be a continuation of a recent post (seeSo you wanna run for Barrington CUSD 220 Board?”).  The PDF file can be viewed and downloaded here.

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