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A Barrington house dating to the late 1800s is getting ready to take a ride.

Restaurateur Mark Hoffmann closed a deal last month for the former Wool Street Grill and Sports Bar, which will be converted into Moretti’s Ristorante and Pizzeria, and for the historic house and land next door. Moretti’s is expected to open this year.

Instead of razing the 118 Wool St. home for Moretti’s parking, Hoffmann said he has donated it to Barrington Hills documentary filmmaker Jeff Baustert, who plans to move it to his family’s property for use as a guesthouse. Workers preparing for the move were on the home’s property Thursday.

Under a tentative plan, the house was to take off from Wool and Station streets at 5:15 a.m. Sunday for an estimated 7½-hour, 3-mile trip west to Barrington Hills. But village officials said Thursday the house, dating to sometime in the 1870s, now is expected to be transported in July.

To read the full Daily Herald story, click  here.

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IMPORTANT TRAFFIC ALERT from the Village of Barrington:
This weekend from 7:00 pm on Friday, June 2 to 5:00 am on Monday, June 5, South Hough Street (Route 59) will be COMPLETELY CLOSED in both directions between Russell and Coolidge due to a necessary sanitary sewer repair related to an isolated portion of the Village Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project.

Traffic will have local access only between Hillside and Main Street. An IDOT Detour Route will be in effect, which is shown below. The detour runs east along Hillside Avenue to Route 14, then north to Main Street and east on Main back to Hough Street (Route 59) in town.

Please note that this detour route does not include altered traffic signal timings, which could result in significant delays along this route. Please consider using alternate routes to avoid this area over the weekend.

Notifications have been distributed to residents along Hough and Hillside directly affected by this closure and detour. If you have any questions please contact the Sanitary Sewer Replacement Project Hotline at 847-620-4650 or ssrp@barrington-il.gov. Any emergency notifications during this work should be reported to the Barrington Police Department.

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railroad-crossing-sign-x-w10-1 BREAKING TRAFFIC NEWS from the Village of Barrington : Please be advised that due to a train/truck accident at the CN tracks and Route 59 (Hough Street) in downtown Barrington, Route 59 is CLOSED in both directions from Main Street (Lake-Cook Road) and Route 14.

In addition, the train is blocking Route 14 at the Lake Zurich Road crossing. As such, route 14 is CLOSED in both directions between Main Street (Lake-Cook Road) and Prospect Avenue.

The public is advised to completely avoid the northern downtown Barrington area until further notice. If you must travel downtown, please enter Barrington from the south.

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This message was just sent out by the Village’s CTY Reverse 911 System:

The Barrington Hills Police Department has been updated by the Route 59 paving contractor that the roadway is expected to be open for traffic by 7PM. Therefore, it is still suggested that this area be avoided for the evening rush hour. Thank you for your continued patience.

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The following alert was issued by the Village late this afternoon:

The Barrington Hills Police Department would like to inform you that Route 59, between Route 68 and Barrington Road, remains closed.  The Illinois Department of Transportation has advised that the roadway will be closed until paving operations begin tomorrow morning at 7AM. Please plan accordingly to avoid this area.

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images A commuter train struck and killed a pedestrian late Friday morning at Northwest Highway and Cuba Road, near Barrington, the Lake County sheriff’s office said. Police said officers found the pedestrian dead after arriving on scene around 11:35 a.m. The Lake County sheriff’s office wasn’t immediately releasing the age, gender or identity of the person.

Metra trains on the Union-Pacific Northwest line were halted in both directions, according to a Metra spokeswoman. Extensive train delays near Barrington are expected while police remain on scene, Metra said in an alert.

Police continue to investigate the incident, authorities said. The full Chicago Tribune article can be found here.

As of 2:30 PM Friday afternoon, traffic on Northwest Highway is not impacted, but Cuba Road south of the railroad tracks is blocked, restricting access into Barrington Hills. It is not known how long the crossing will be closed.

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