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From the Daily Herald-

“It’s been almost two years since the badly beaten body of a Barrington Hills construction magnate was found dead in a torched vehicle abandoned in Chicago’s Pilsen neighborhood. We don’t seem any closer to knowing who is responsible or why.

James D. Gerage, 43, was co-owner of the powerhouse Omega Demolition Corp. The Elgin-based company is one of the largest demolition firms in the Midwest, receiving numerous substantial contracts over the years to do work for the Illinois tollway, O’Hare and Midway airports, McCormick Place and the Allstate Arena in Rosemont.

On Sept. 23, 2016, Gerage was found dead in the back seat of a burning vehicle on the 600 block of West 21st Street, a mostly vacant block between the Chicago River and the Dan Ryan Expressway.

About a month later, the Cook County medical examiner’s office ruled the death a homicide, saying Gerage died from “multiple injuries due to assault” before the company-owned vehicle was set ablaze.

The killing has remained unsolved. We checked in this week with Chicago police to see where things stand.

“It’s still an open investigation,” officer Michelle Tannehill told us, adding that she could not provide additional details because of the pending investigation.

We also put in an interview request to Chuck Gerage, James’ brother and business partner, but he did not respond.”

To read the original Daily Herald article, click here.

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bcfpd-logoBarrington Countryside Fire Protection District officials say they plan to be a good neighbor if a new station for ambulance calls is built near a middle school and a building serving young children on an unincorporated site along Dundee Road.

Fire district officials attended a special meeting Tuesday night at Barrington Middle School-Prairie Campus to address concerns with the proposal for 36 E. Dundee Road.

Barrington Area Unit District 220 officials say their concerns about the planned third station include noise disrupting learning and traffic. District 220 board President Brian Battle said elected officials will decide whether to file an objection to the plan with the Cook County zoning board of appeals.

“We’re trying to be, I think, a responsible school board,” Battle said. “We’re trying to weigh what we think would be kind of an impact on the education of this (Prairie) campus, along with trying to weigh the public safety issues that have been identified by our friends at the fire protection district. We’re trying to find that right balance.”

The entire Daily Herald article can be read here.

 

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Tomorrow, Wednesday September 5, is the date of the BACOG Well Water Sample drop-off.  Residents who purchased test kits last week at the Village Hall should follow the provided directions on how to draw their water samples.  Samples will be received at the  Garlands between 1:00 PM and 7:00 PM.

In addition, three informational presentations will be held, beginning at 2:00 PM.  Topics include the role of BACOG in promoting regional groundwater sustainability, contamination of the aquifers by chlorides from softened water, and improvements in modern water softening systems.

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Released by the polo club today:

“We are sorry to report that this year’s LeCompte/Kalaway Cup has been canceled due to very heavy rain and unsafe field conditions for spectators and participants (equine and human). For the first time in fourteen years, the weather has caused us to run for cover. The Kalaway committee met at the field today. After seeing the flooded conditions, we determined that we cannot have the field and parking ready for this Saturday. There is no other choice but to cancel the event.

You are such a valuable part of the Kalaway, and many of you have been on-board for many years. We thank you for your continued support and hope you will participate on September 7, 2019!

If you have any questions about your ticket/tailgate reservation or sponsorship (all will be valid for 2019, consider it our rain date!), please email barringtonhillskalawaycup@gmail.com.”

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Screen Shot 2018-09-04 at 11.43.09 AM If you think the sport of polo is a game played among royalty and privileged blue bloods, think again.

The 14th annual LeCompte Kalaway Trail Owners Cup Polo Event returns Sept. 8 to Barrington Hills, and it features a host of family activities as well as two exciting polo matches.

“It’s Chicagoland’s largest and best-attended polo event,” says Karen Selman of Barrington Hills, who chairs the event this year.

For starters, the popular “Parade of Hounds” opens the event, with a pack of baying foxhounds flooding onto the polo field, only to have riders from the Fox River Valley Hunt Club, wearing their traditional red hunting coats, control them.

Equestrian fans also will get to see a demonstration of precision riding by Timmerman’s Mounted Drill Team, based in Island Lake, before they serve as color guard during the playing of the national anthem.

There’s even a ladies’ hat competition, as well as a prize for best tailgate. Children will enjoy riding in hay wagons provided by Patch 22 in Wadsworth, and seeing young riders from the Fox River Valley Pony Club demonstrate their skills.

For ticket and detailed event information, visit the Daily Herald’s full article  here.

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Screen Shot 2018-05-13 at 5.29.53 AMTwo people were injured after a four-vehicle crash at Brinker and County Line roads in Barrington Hills at 6:15 p.m., according to Barrington Hills police Lt. Curt Underwood.

Three cars were waiting at the three-way intersection when a truck with an attached landscaping trailer rear-ended the last car, causing a chain reaction, according to Underwood.

Two of the people involved were transported to St. Alexius Medical Center with minor injuries, Underwood said.

Police are still investigating.

You can see the article in the Daily Herald here.

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The Summer issue of News from Village Hall was recently mailed out to residents.  Click here to read the issue online.

Topics include covered include announcement of the 6th Annual Hills Are Alive Fall Festival on Sunday September 30th, updates on the 2018 Road Program and the IDOT Route 62 study, news from the Police Department and much more.

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