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Citizens for Conservation’s 24th Spring Native Plant, Shrub and Tree Sale is going entirely to onlineordering.

Because of concern over COVID-19, CFC’s live, in-person sale on May 2-3 has been cancelled. Instead, start planning your spring plantings now with CFC’s online plant catalog here and place your online order here

Plants will be available for pickup in May. We are still determining logistics and location for pickup, and we will keep all customers up to date as we work out the details. Ordering deadline is April 13, and orders are filled on a first-come-first-filled basis, so order early.

CFC’s sale is one of the largest in the area. Last year, the sale featured 227 varieties of forbs, ferns, and grasses. To help customers better plan their purchases, CFC’s online catalog includes information on plants’ color, bloom period, water and sun requirements, and size.

For more information, call CFC at 847-382-SAVE (7283) or email them here. Because the office is not currently open, please leave a message, and your call will be returned.

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Crews wrapped up their work earlier than advertised today, but they seem to have left themselves enough traffic barriers for single lane closures.  Nonetheless, the “Barrington Bypass” is once again open.

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Updated as of March 27, 2020 at 4:30 pm ET.

More than half of all Americans have been ordered to stay at home. This map shows which cities and states are under lockdown

  • Twenty-three states have issued stay-at-home orders, encouraging isolation measures to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
  • Some metro areas in states without such orders — including Anchorage, Alaska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; and Houston and Dallas, Texas — are also under stay-at-home orders. 
  • In total, that brings about half of America’s population under some form of lockdown.

As of Friday, 23 US states have issued stay-at-home orders, asking residents to shelter in place and go out only for essential services like buying food and medicine. Many cities and counties in states that don’t have these policies have issued similar orders, and 10 other states and territories have ordered nonessential businesses to close: Guam, Puerto Rico, Kentucky, Maryland, Montana, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and Washington, DC.

Read more here.

Iowa and Missouri are the best chances for escape.  

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This morning workmen with the Forest Preserve District of Cook County were busy locking gates and placing signs such as the one pictured above at Crabtree Nature Center. The signs read:

“To follow public health guidelines for the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) the nature center bulding & grounds are closed until further notice. “

What’s ironic is the signs read, “feel free,” at the bottom.  Though no signs were present, all entrances to Horizon Farms were closed as well.

Kevin B. Morrison is our Commissioner in Cook County, and his contact information can be viewed here.  “Feel free” to contact him.

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As of Wednesday, Illinois golf courses could legally open, but there are restrictions in place. Each course is different and golfers are advised to call ahead of time.

Yes, courses are allowed to remain open, according to the amended statement issued on Tuesday night.

As of Wednesday courses could legally open, subject to the following conditions:

• The clubhouse must remain closed and only online or telephone scheduling and payment of tee times is allowed.

• Food and beverage service, including food or beverage cart service, cannot be provided. The use of carts by golfers won’t be allowed, either. Rounds will be walking only.

• Driving ranges will be closed due to concerns about social distancing and use of shared equipment. Golfers and course staff must also observe social distancing guidelines.

Those regulations were passed on to Illinois golf industry leaders on Tuesday night via a coronavirus update put out by the Allied Golf Association. That group encompasses the Illinois Section of the Professional Golfers Association of America, the Chicago District Golf Association, the Midwest Association of Golf Course Superintendents and the Greater Chicago Chapter of the Club Management Association of America.

Read more here.

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Happy Pup Manor 847-902-0773

Home based dog training and boarding business still open.  We pick up and drop off, have a fenced five acre yard, and an indoor pool for canine guests to enjoy.  Available for board and train or boarding.

Facebook here, website here.

Francesca’s Famiglia 847-277-1027

Encouraging all our guests to enjoy Francesca’s favorites from their own homes, via curbside pickup/delivery!

In addition to our curbside pickup menu, Chef’s whipping up some features – including Sea Bass with red onion, mushroom, roasted peppers, garlic, and white wine.

Call us to place those orders! (847) 277-1027

Facebook here, website here.

Village CycleSport 847-382-9200

We will be open today and will remain open for the coming weeks!

Illinois has stated that bike shops are an essential business. Our hours will remain the same and we are following CDC/Covid-19 guidelines.

Please call if you have any questions.

Facebook here, website here.

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The Sweet Spot 847-381-2320


We are doing Survival kits, Candy bouquets to brighten up someone’s day! (sure need that these days) Don’t forget someone’s Birthday, Easter baskets, or just to put a smile on someone’s face!  Or just want your favorites?  We are here for you!

Facebook here, website here.

M.J. Miller & Co. 847-381-7900

We’re here for you! We may not be open, but you can count on us to continue to be your trusted resource for our services.

Please feel free to reach out for all of your fine jewelry needs and we will continue to assist you however we can. Thank you for your understanding and continued support.

Stay strong & be well!

Facebook here, website here and email here.

Remember Charlotte’s 847-387-4256

Here is the latest: Remember Charlotte’s is open for pick up and delivery 11AM until close. Our take out will work as follows: we will bring your order to your car when you text or call us that you are here. The preferred method would be for you to phone your order in with your credit card number, as this is provides the least amount of contact. But we will still be taking credit, debit, and cash as well.

You may stop in the restaurant to place your order if you cannot call ahead, but you will not be permitted to wait inside the restaurant, as per the dictate. We have decided to waive our delivery fees so as not to place any unnecessary burdens on those who do not have access to a car. Again, the preferred payment would be credit card, but cash is no problem.

We are going to have fresh salads, fresh vegetables, fresh sandwiches, all of our food service companies are delivering. Our walking pizzas freeze well, and we can par bake our pizzas if you want to enjoy them later.

We are here for you, and we’ve just been filled with gratitude to see how much Barrington and all of our customers have been here for us.

Facebook here, website here.

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