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Vocational-Service_Jan2017By Jeanne Hanson

The Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club invites local students pursuing vocational or trade careers and working toward an associate degree, diploma or certificate to apply for a $1,500 Career and Technical Education Scholarships. Rotary encourages education and will grant 15 scholarships this spring to students living in Chicago’s north, northwest and many western suburbs.

Career examples are auto mechanics, administrative assistants, heating/ventilating/air conditioning tech., computer tech., paralegal, pharmacy tech., human services, law enforcement, elder care and many other fields.

Candidates must be sponsored by their local Rotary club and show good high school grades in relevant subjects, work experience in their chosen field, volunteer work in their chosen field, good extracurricular activities, character recommendations and more. Rotary clubs will screen applicants and sponsor one or two students each to the suburban Rotary selection committee. That committee will interview and screen applicants further to help determine the vocational scholarship winners.

Information and the application form can be found here.

Students must submit their application to their local Rotary Club by early March.

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220 Admin

The District 220 Board of Education meets this evening at 7:00 PM at the District Administration Center, 515 W. Main Street. Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • Consideration to Approve Property Tax Levy
  • Consideration to Approve DLA Contract
  • Consideration to Approve Lease for BHS Lab
  • Consideration to Approve Summer Capital Roof Bid Award
  • Consideration to Approve Summer Capital Paving Rejuvenator Bid Award
  • Consideration to Approve Summer Capital Paving Projects Bid Award
  • Consideration to Approve Kindergarten Enrichment Fee, and
  • Consideration to Approve Summer School Fees

A copy of the agenda can be viewed here. The meeting will be live streamed on the district YouTube channel.

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BHS Path

Barrington officials say a new path linking the village’s downtown with Barrington High School will provide bicyclists and pedestrians with safety as well as convenience. (Brian Hill | Staff Photographer)

Walkers and bikers in Barrington soon will be able to use a new eight-foot-wide multiuse path on Main Street and Hart Road near Barrington High School.

The path will provide a new connection between existing sidewalks in downtown Barrington and a new sidewalk and path constructed as part of the recent Hart Road and Route 14 intersection improvement project, which included a new bridge over Flint Creek.

Work on the path reached its final stages this week with the placing of asphalt pavement. That will be followed by minor grading and concrete work. The goal is to have the path open by winter.

Barrington officials are thrilled at the prospect of the project’s long-awaited completion.

More here.

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Hart Road

“Great News. Hart Road is now OPEN!

Hart Road between Lake Cook Road and US 14 (Northwest Hwy) in Barrington had been closed since June 2 to construct a new bridge.

As part of the project, crews replaced aging triple culvert pipes with a new bridge. A new bike path was added on the bridge’s east side, and Hart Road is currently being resurfaced from south of US 14 to Lake Cook Road.

While the bridge is now open, road paving, pavement striping, and landscape restoration work is still in progress. Daily lane closures will be utilized to complete these remaining items. Crews have scheduled to pave the final pavement surface later in the week and the bridge deck grooving is planned for Saturday, Oct. 29.

We thank everyone for their patience while the road was closed. We also thank the contractor that worked throughout the summer to safely reopen the bridge ahead of schedule.”

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Hart Road between County Line Road and Northwest Highway in Barrington will reopen Tuesday, village officials announced. The road has been closed since June for a $3 million Lake County Department of Transportation project that included construction of a new bridge over Flint Creek. (John Starks | Staff Photographer, June 2022)

Hart Road between Lake-Cook Road and Northwest Highway in Barrington will reopen to traffic Tuesday, almost two weeks ahead of the original target date of Nov. 4, village officials announced.

The road, which travels along the west side of Barrington High School, has been closed since June for a $3 million Lake County Division of Transportation project that included construction of a new bridge over Flint Creek. Work crews also removed three aging metal culverts and added a bike path along the east side of the road.

Village officials said Hart Road still needs a second layer of asphalt. Paving operations will take place after school traffic wraps up in the mornings. The road will remain open during paving, but delays will occur.

More here.

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Nutcracker 2022

The Barrington Dance Ensemble (BDE) is delighted to announce its 27th annual production of one of Barrington’s most popular holiday traditions, The Nutcracker. The Christmas centerpiece and classic ballet will run four performances from December 2-4, 2022 at Barrington High School’s Richard C. Johnson Auditorium located at 616 West Main Street in Barrington. Guest artists from National and Chicago regional dance companies, including the Milwaukee Ballet and Giordano Dance Chicago, perform lead soloist roles and are joined by more than 100 performers from the Northwest Chicago suburbs.

The Nutcracker tells the timeless tale of Clara’s magical journey into the Land of Sweets. Myra Broederdorf and Sienna Till, both from Barrington, will share the role of Clara. Marize Fumero, principal dancer with the Milwaukee Ballet, and Arionel Vargas, former principal dancer with the English National Ballet, will take the stage in the stunning Snow Scene, as Snow Queen and King. Guest stars Jacqueline Moscicke and Ihosvany Rodriguez will perform the Sugar Plum pas de deux in the ballet’s second act.

Barrington Dance Ensemble dancers include graduating senior Maya Lunt of Barrington Hills, who will dance the role of the Dew Drop Fairy. Columbine will be danced by Melissa Yin of Hoffman Estates as well as Annika Wuttke of Deer Park. Ava Lutsi (Barrington Hills) and Lilia Naranjo (Barrington) will take the stage as the elegant Fairy Angel. Reed Flute will be performed by Erin Chon (Barrington), Elena Pacini (Inverness), Rainey Roy (Barrington), and Emilia Vandenbergh (Barrington). This cast of characters will be joined by professional guest artists, BDE company members, and local student dancers.

Additional Northwest suburban area student performers will take the stage in many roles, including graceful Snow Flurries, mischievous Mice, ethereal Angels, and sweet Bon Bons, including students from Algonquin, Arlington Heights, Barrington, Barrington Hills, Carpentersville, Deer Park, East Dundee, Elk Grove Village, Hoffman Estates, Huntley, Inverness, Kildeer, Lake Barrington, Lake in the Hills, North Barrington, Palatine, South Barrington, and Wauconda.

Performances will take place on Friday, December 2, 7:00pm; Saturday, December 3, 2:00pm and 7:00 pm; and Sunday, December 4, 2:00 pm. Tickets for BDE’s The Nutcracker will be available starting Monday, October 10. Prices range from $25 to $35, and to purchase please call 847-382-6333 or visit us online at barringtondance.org.

Our Sponsors:

BDE is supported by The Benson Foundation, The Foglia Family Foundation, The Sanfilippo Foundation, Barrington Area Community Foundation, Woodland Foundation, The DeMar Foundation, Inc., Barrington Dance Academy, CH Robinson, Barrington Junior Women’s Club. Barrington Dance Ensemble acknowledges support from the Illinois Arts Council Agency, and the National Endowment for the Arts..

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“This week, the Contractor laid asphalt prime, a liquid coating that is applied before the second (surface) layer of asphalt is placed.

Beginning Monday (October 10), the Contractor will be laying the final layer of asphalt from Northwest Highway to Hart Road and expect to have all paving completed by the end of the week, weather permitting. There will be delays associated with lane closures in this area during this work.

Pavement striping and final restoration work will follow.

We understand the frustration with this construction and the associated traffic delays and congestion. While this is not a Village project, we will continue to share updates from IDOT and are looking forward to the completion of this significant improvement in our community!”

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A parents’ rights group is raising the alarm after a Springfield school librarian’s promotion of a controversial book was highlighted by a Twitter feed with 1.4 million followers.

The Twitter user LibsofTikTok recently shared a TikTok video from a Springfield high school librarian promoting the graphic novel “Gender Queer: A Memoir” by Maia Kobabe.

“People who are questioning their sexual identity and their gender identity are going to view this book as a mirror, a reflective experience of their own and this book is also a great window for those who want to understand that perspective,” TikTok user arkenne90 said.

The account has since gone private but the video of the book’s promotion remains on the LibsofTikTok Twitter account, where it’s been viewed more than 161,400 times.

“It’s a wonderful story about someone who is finding out who they are and embracing it,” the librarian said of the book. “And, I love that there are resources and it’s super educational … You can come check out a copy here from the library.”

LibsofTikTok tagged Springfield School District 186 on Twitter. Neither the district nor the Lanphier High School librarian returned messages to The Center Square seeking comment.

Shannon Adcock, founder of the parents’ rights group Awake Illinois, said public schools are not where such content should be accessible. The book has sexually explicit content, Adcock said, and it goes further.

“It’s not just depicting sex acts, there’s actually a moral to the story which is again teachers to be the champion of gender ideology and sexuality to their classroom,” Adcock told The Center Square.

Read more here.

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Cynthia Rowley

The suburbs have been home to some of the greatest writers, actors, sports stars and business pioneers of the past 150 years.

Our list includes Oscar winners, Olympians and important historical figures — from the presidential candidate who came closest to shattering “that highest and hardest glass ceiling” for women to the reporter known for exposing Watergate.

There are dozens of other names we could have included. But we did our best to highlight a wide range of people who were born or lived in the area during influential periods of their lives. Some you know well; others might surprise you.

If you feel we missed someone important, tell us at youcandobetter@dailyherald.com.

In no particular order, here they are. Read and enjoy.

Richard Duchossois The businessman — who died earlier this year at the age of 100 — bought Arlington Park Race Track in 1983, and rebuilt it after a devastating fire in 1985.

Veronica Roth — The best-selling author of the “Divergent” novels, set in a dystopian Chicago and turned into movies, grew up in Barrington and graduated from Barrington High School.

Henry Paulson — The Barrington Hills native built a successful career in banking, including as CEO for Goldman Sachs. As Secretary of the Treasury under President George W. Bush, he was a key figure in helping stabilize the economy after the 2008 meltdown.

Cynthia Rowley — A native of Barrington, the fashion designer is known for a look described as “pretty-meets-sporty.” She appeared as a guest judge on “America’s Next Top Model” and “Project Runway.”

Terry Moran — The senior news correspondent for ABC News based in Washington, D.C., grew up in Mount Prospect and Barrington Hills.

Jim Gaffigan — The comedian, who spent part of his childhood in Elgin and Barrington, boasts an impressive resume as standup comedian, actor, writer, best-selling author and sitcom star.

Gary Fencik — The Barrington High School grad played college ball at Yale, then starred for the Bears from 1976 to 1987. The safety holds a franchise record for interceptions with 38.

Read the full Daily Herald article here.

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Fick This

District 220 Board of Education President Sandra Fick-Bradford leads a cheer during the 2022 Barrington Homecoming Parade

“Barrington 220 students, staff, alumni and community members came together this past week to celebrate Homecoming 2022 in Barrington!

The week kicked off with an outdoor pep rally at Barrington Community Stadium, and spirit days at BHS. On Friday night the BHS seniors beat the juniors at the annual Filly football game. On Saturday the day kicked off with the annual Andy Anderson Pancake Breakfast at BHS, followed by the parade down Main Street, varsity football game and dance at BHS.”

Click here to view photos of Homecoming 2022

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