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Big Red 6

The Barrington Hills Chronicle (a Riding Club of Barrington Hills splinter group), posted what follows on Wednesday:

“The Riding Club of Barrington Hills is inviting all volunteers this Saturday, May 14th, to a roadside clean-up campaign on Route 62 (Algonquin Road). A meeting at the the Riding Center on Bateman Road will start at 8:30am (this Saturday, May 14th), or feel free to join whenever it is convenient for you. Every Saturday in May is the clean-up plan.”

In addition, three additional events are taking place tomorrow:

These activities are occurring at the same time tomorrow morning, primarily along Bateman, Algonquin, Brinker, and County Line Roads.

Readers are encouraged to exercise extreme caution when driving in these areas. On any given day, the Village has two patrol people covering the entire Village, and even with additional resources allocated, they hopefully will not be overwhelmed.

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Barrington 5k

Allison Kraz, left, and her mother, Deborah, get ready to run the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K Run/Walk in downtown Barrington on Sunday “It’s something fun to get out and do together. After this we are doing to do some shopping and get some lunch,” Allison said. The run was a fundraiser for WINGS, which provides services for victims of domestic violence. | Ryan Rayburn for the Daily Herald

For plenty of moms, there’s no better start to Mother’s Day than sleeping in late followed by breakfast in bed.

Then there’s Lori Gonzalez of Palatine, whose perfect start was hitting the pavement in downtown Barrington with her 9-year-old daughter, Madi, for the Barrington Mother’s Day 5K.

“This is her first 5K, and we are doing it together,” Gonzalez said Sunday as she and Madi got ready for the run.

For Allison Kraz and her mom, Deborah, the 5K run was a start to a day of fun activities.

“It’s something fun to get out and do together. After this we are doing to do some shopping and get some lunch,” she said.

More here.

Related:Presbyterian Church of Barrington 5k Charity Race May 14th

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The Citizens For Conservation graphic above is your road map for plant pre-order pickup, and/or plant purchases starting tomorrow.  For complete information, click here.

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Date: May 14th, 2022
Time: 9:00 AM

“Race day is fast approaching. What is not to like about this? The Barrington 5K Charity Race features a rolling 5K course that runs through scenic Barrington Hills. Proceeds from this event will support charities including Christopher House, FISH, Habitat For Humanity, Samaritan Counseling Center Good News Jail and Prison Ministry and aid to Ukraine.

This is a unique opportunity for PCB Outreach in the Barrington community and something we want to build on! But we need your help and participation.

The race will begin at PCB and run south on Brinker Road and east on Otis Road and back. We welcome runners and walkers.

Parking will be available in the PCB parking lot and at Countryside Elementary School located at the intersection of Lake Cook Road and Brinker Road.

If you don’t plan to run or walk, sign up to be a volunteer on the poster boards in Fellowship Hall. If you have any questions contact Ross Bogue.”

Click here to learn more and register.

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Brinker Restoration

A Storied Barrington Hills Home Gets a Second Chance at Life

Kathryn (Kat) and Bill Linville had been living in Lincoln Park, a well-known Chicago neighborhood near Lake Michigan, when they decided to move out towards the suburbs. The two grew up in Indiana—Bill in Speedway, and Kat in Noblesville—and met on a Ball State semester abroad program at London University in England. They’ve been together ever since.

They were in the Barrington area looking for property, seeing the beautiful and modern dwellings, when one home made a lasting impression. Ironically, it wasn’t a ready-to-move-in option. The historic Andrew Dallstream home and land on Brinker Road was somewhat of a discouraging sight for a property. Built in 1930 and neglected since 2017 when the Dallstream family moved out, over-grown bushes and shrubs crowded the 90-year-old home’s exterior, and the layout of the home, and while a grand, 6,000 square foot home with a four-car garage, it would need to be significantly updated. For some, this property would be seen as a tear-down.

Great Expectations

They looked over the property two or three times and went through a lot of soul-searching before making their decision to buy it in August 2017. During construction, Kat and Bill rented an apartment in Hoffman Estates. They managed to finish the majority of the work and move in by Thanksgiving 2018.

They knew that the home was designed by Robert Work, the architect for Barrington Hills Country Club. Another buyer might decide to tear the home down. Yet Kat and Bill saw a country dream home for their retirement, and for the whole family. Kat could have her organic vegetable and flower garden. There could be a swimming pool, and treehouse for the youngsters. They would feel honored as stewards of the land’s virgin oak savanna. Their two grown sons and grandchildren would have a place to join them. Their imagination was a new foundation for this home. This would become the project of a lifetime and eventually, a dream come true.

Read the full article here.

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Richard Duchossois, the chairman emeritus of Arlington Park who died in January, was honored recently by state legislators with a resolution that recognized his contributions as a businessman, philanthropist and veteran.

State legislators formally commended Richard Duchossois for his service to the nation, state and sport of horse racing in a resolution that mourns his recent passing.

House Resolution 712, approved last week during the spring session in Springfield, was filed by House Republican Leader Jim Durkin. Chief co-sponsors included state Rep. Martin McLaughlin, a Barrington Hills Republican who represents the area where Duchossois lived, and state Rep. Jonathan Carroll, a Northbrook Democrat whose district includes a portion of Arlington Heights.

The resolution remembers Duchossois, who died Jan. 28 at age 100, for his “leadership, humility, generosity, tenacity, patriotism, philanthropy and kindness to others.”

Recalling the role of “Mr. D” in leadership and management of Arlington Park, the resolution highlights the businessman’s fearlessness in rallying the track to host its signature event, the Arlington Million, just days after a devastating fire that destroyed the grandstand and clubhouse.

The resolution also recognizes Duchossois’ decorated military service, including his command of a Tank Destroyer Company during five European campaigns in World War II, and award of two Bronze Stars and a Purple Heart.

More here.

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Giving Day

Begin your Spring cleaning today by bringing unused or unneeded items to Barrington Giving Day’s donation drive.  Items such as clothing, toys, bicycles, electronics, school supplies, etc., can be dropped of starting today at 310 James Street in Barrington.

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Wild Onion

“Not sure how to volunteer to help nature? Learn about the many ways to volunteer with CFC at Wednesday’s Raise-a-Pint event.

Volunteers consistently say their ‘experiences are rewarding’ and ‘they get back far more than they contribute.’ Your hobby, special interest, experience, time, or talents can be matched to volunteer opportunities helping nature. CFC volunteers come from all walks of life with the common bond of caring about nature in our region.

Join in the fun and support CFC activities, meet and talk with volunteers, learn how you can volunteer, enjoy raffle prizes, and the Wild Onion Brewery will donate $1 for each pint sold.

Wednesday 3/30 | 5pm-8pm | Wild Onion Brewery, 22221 N Pepper Rd, Lake Barrington.”

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The owner of The Catlow theater in Barrington is asking for public donations to help pay for needed upgrades at the nearly 95-year-old cinema — or for advice that he should give up and sell the historic venue.

Amid years of struggles to stay afloat, the owner of Barrington’s The Catlow theater is again asking the community for financial help — or to tell him it’s time to give up and sell the historic movie house.

In a message sent to patrons late Sunday night, Tim O’Connor writes that he needs money for back taxes, licenses, utilities, fines and many costly repairs needed for the nearly 95-year-old theater’s downtown building.

“I’ve been through this before and it’s not an easy task to ask for your help yet once again,” O’Connor writes. “I desperately need help to hold onto the theater.”

O’Connor writes that’s he’s started an online GoFundMe fundraiser at gofund.me/120f2b29 seeking donations. As of Monday morning, $896 had been donated toward a $35,000 goal.

“Today, I’m asking, one last time, for your help,” O’Connor writes on the fundraising page. “The need, this time, is even more critical.”

According to O’Connor, the Catlow for decades had protected status as a historic building, and some upgrades were not mandated by Barrington village code because the building was “grandfathered.” That has since changed, O’Connor writes, and the village now says significant changes are needed to reopen the theater, which has been closed since the onset of the pandemic in March 2020.

“We’re in a ‘Catch 22’ situation,” O’Connor wrote on the fundraising page, adding that he has a June deadline to make the upgrades or lose the theater. “We have significant financial needs but we are blocked from earning money to meet those needs until we address the outstanding matters.”

O’Connor states that donations would help fund plans to convert the cinema into a not-for-profit venue for live music and stage performances, as well as movies.

Read more here.

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“Home of the Sparrow (HOS) invites you to join us for an extravagant evening at the Sanfilippo Estate in Barrington Hills, Illinois on Saturday, May 21st, 2022 from 5 pm to 10 pm. Home of the Sparrow will celebrate its 35th Anniversary, accomplishments, community impact, and history and hear stories of inspiration from women who were in the program.

Guests attending the event will be welcomed to explore the estate’s magnificence through a self-guided tour of the mansion and collections. Attendees will also enjoy an open bar and exquisite dinner followed by a short program highlighting how community support positively impacts those we serve. The evening will also be filled with exciting packages in the live and silent auction, Fund-the-Need, and will end with a fun and unique carousel race.

Visit www.HOsparrow.org/35AnniversaryGala to register online for this sell out event. Tickets are $225 per person, $425 per couple, and $1,680 for a table of eight. Black tie attire is preferred. Corporate sponsorship opportunities and packages are available! If your business or company cannot attend, we also offer a Non-Attendee Sparrow Sponsorship Opportunity.

HOS opened its doors as a registered 501(c)3 non-profit homeless shelter in 1987. Today, Home of the Sparrow not only provides Transitional Shelter, but also Affordable Housing and Rapid Re-Housing along with Supportive Services that address the core issues of homelessness. Since then, HOS has remained dynamic in assessing and responding to the needs of hundreds of homeless women and children in our community.

For event questions or to become a sponsor, visit www.HOSparrow.org/35anniversarygala, call (815) 271-5444 x 224, or email Emily Greene at EGreene@hosparrow.org.”

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