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The Friends of the Fox River Valley Public Library District will hold its fall book sale on Oct. 17-19.

Sale hours will be 5:30 to 8:30 PM, Thursday, Oct. 17, 9 AM to 4 PM Friday, Oct. 18, and 9 AM to 2 PM Saturday, Oct. 19.

The Friends will be selling newly donated materials, including hard covers, paperbacks, romance novels, and children’s books.

The sale is held in the lower level meeting room of the Dundee Library, 555 Barrington Ave. (Route 68) in East Dundee.

The prices are: hard covers, $2; paperbacks, $1; romance paperbacks, three for $1; and children’s books, 25 cents. They will accept cash or check only.

For information, visit www.frvpld.info/friends-library-fall-book-sale-8 or call (847) 428-3661.

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A game-changing underpass at Route 14 and the CN tracks is within Barrington’s grasp after regional officials awarded the village $48.5 million in federal funds Thursday.

Barrington leaders have been chipping away for years at the $73.5 million project separating busy Route 14 from the Canadian National Railway tracks that host multiple freight trains. The project will rebuild Route 14 so it runs under the CN tracks.

Federal grants have already supplied about $11 million, and Darch expects the remaining $14 million to be generated through federal, state, and some local contributions along with funding from CN.

Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning and a related group, the Metropolitan Planning Organization policy committee, approved the grant Thursday. About $10.6 million will be awarded to Barrington in 2020 and $37.9 million will come in 2023.

Read the full Daily Herald article here.

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Of the 3,622 people living in Barrington Hills in 2017, 51.2 percent (1,856) were women and 48.8 percent (1,766) were men, according to U.S. Census Bureau data obtained by the Illinois Business Daily.

Females 18 and over outnumbered males in the same age group by a ratio of 1,141-to-929. In the 65 years and over age range, there were 527 females and 471 males.

An agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, the Census Bureau is responsible for compiling statistical facts about the American people, places and economy. Data for this story was compiled from the bureau’s American Community Survey. Information from the survey helps to determine how federal and state funds are distributed.

Statistical data for 2018 will be released later this year.

Barrington Hills’ population by sex

Source: US Census Bureau

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Enjoy a fall day in Barrington with the 19th annual Scarecrow Festival, a free, family-friendly event held from 11 AM to 2 PM Saturday, October 12th, at Memorial Park, Hough and Lincoln avenues.

The Fall Wine Walk will take place from 2 to 6 PM while people shop, sip and stroll through town and enjoy the third annual “Paint the Town Barrington!” plein air (outdoor painting) event taking place at various locations throughout downtown Barrington.

The Scarecrow Festival is a popular family event emceed by Bob the DJ and features free pumpkin and scarecrow decorating along with pony rides, inflatable games, face painting and other fun activities throughout the day. The event is sponsored by Barrington Youth and Family Services, Chirofit, Heinens, the village of Barrington and Bob the DJ.

The Fall Wine Walk features 27 village of Barrington merchants pouring one-ounce wine samples at locations throughout town. Participants receive a souvenir wineglass, a map of the wine-tasting locations and a list to check off each tasting sample.

The Wine Walk trolley will transport attendees to designated stops throughout the downtown Barrington area. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased in advance online at www.barringtonchamber.com.

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“PUBLIC HEARING Before the Zoning Board of Appeals Village of Barrington Hills Re: Cannabis Business Enterprises Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held on Monday, October 21, 2019 at 6:30 PM by the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Barrington Hills at the Village Hall, 112 Algonquin Road, Barrington Hills, IL, concerning the Zoning Board of Appeal’s proposed text amendment to the Village’s Zoning Ordinance, Title 5 of the Village Code; specifically an amendment to provide that cannabis business enterprises are prohibited uses in the Village.

A copy of the Zoning Ordinance and the proposed amendment is available for examination at the office of the Village Clerk at the Village Hall, weekdays between 9:00 AM and 5:00 PM. All interested parties are invited to attend the Public Hearing and will be given an opportunity to be heard. Written comments on the application for text amendment to be made part of the record of this proceeding will be accepted in the office of the Village Clerk through 5 PM, October 18, 2019.”

Editorial note: The way some residents have “interpreted” the Village Home Occupation Ordinance over the years, this topic will prove to be very interesting in the coming months and years to come.

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The Barrington Area CROP Hunger Walk is an annual community hunger education and fundraising event sponsored by Church World Service.

This year’s walk on Sunday, Oct. 13, will take place throughout the village of Barrington, beginning at St. Anne Catholic Community, 120 Ela St. Registration begins at 12:30 PM and the walk will begin at 1 PM.

To learn more, visit www.crophungerwalk.org/barringtonil, contact Barbara Trumbull, barringtoncropwalk@yahoo.com, or call (847) 487-2513.

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Bees, barbecue and music will be part of the fun at Barrington Hills’ seventh annual fall festival Sunday, Sept. 29.

The Hills Are Alive is set for 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the village park district’s riding center, 361 Bateman Road. The free fest will run rain or shine.

Barrington Hills residents who are beekeepers will demonstrate their hobby and offer honey tasting from 1 to 4 p.m. Beekeeping is a permitted use in the village’s residential areas, which have a 5-acre lot minimum.

Village President Martin McLaughlin said one of the fun aspects of The Hills Are Alive is featuring something that typically wouldn’t be found in other suburbs. At the first fest in 2013, a tongue-in-cheek chicken beauty contest was held to highlight how at least 40 residents at that time were raising chickens on their properties.

Read more from the Daily Herald here, or visit The Hills Are Alive website here.

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