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Road signs on Haegers Bend Road let drivers know which way to turn when driving in Barrington Hills or Algonquin.

The August Board of Trustees meeting was brief.  It lasted less than half an hour, but that was more than enough time to cause continued disappointment with the Cecola administration.

For example, why has the phone-in system to Board of Trustee meetings not yet been fixed yet?  Is it intentional to discourage resident’s attendance or does it just reflect incompetence on the part of those responsible for getting the job done?

Next, Laura Ekstrom, Roads & Bridges Committee Chair, provided an update on resurfacing work and detours taking place on, “Lake Cook Road,” in our Village. President Cecola, former committee chair, and Bryan Croll provided their perspectives on, “Lake Cook Road,” work.  The problem is, there is no road named, “Lake Cook,” in Barrington Hills.

County Line Road, named decades before Barrington Hills was incorporated, runs from Haegers Bend Road all the way to Hart Road. Trustee Riff, who actually lives on County Line Road, joined in the road work discussion yet made no effort to correct the record.  Given the fact he wrote on his Facebook site, “I was swarm into office as a Barrington Hills, Illinois Trustee,” he may not be as bright as some had hoped.

Some will say we’re picking at nits here.  But ask the employees or residents of the Barrington Hills Country Club, Countryside Elementary School or the Bellarmine Jesuit Retreat House what their address is, they will all say County Line Road. Other might say, “Come on, you know what they meant,” however, one must then question what else Trustees say versus what they meant.

The best point we can make in rebuttal is if you Google, “300 W. Lake Cook Road, Barrington Hills, IL,” instead of a map leading to Barrington Hills Country Club, you’ll see a map of downtown Buffalo Grove.

We elected Trustees relying on their intelligence and experience.  Live up to those expectations.

Recordings from the August 22nd Board of Trustees meeting can be found here.

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The Village Plan Commission will be holding a special meeting at 6:30 PM.  The single agenda item is, “[Vote] Barrington Hills Country Club Forest Management Plan.”

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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The Barrington Hills Country Club members will be celebrating their club’s centennial this evening (as witnessed at The Catlow Theater early this morning).  Congratulations on one hundred years!

Also, the significant time and effort spent improving the club’s website this year have not gone unnoticed.  Our complements to all involved for their fine work!

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BOT 8.23.21The Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • A Resolution Authorizing the Execution of a Service Agreement with
    Lauterbach & Amen, LLP to Provide Services Attendant with the office of
    Village Treasurer Resolution 21 –
  • A Resolution consenting to the Appointment of Wes Levy of Lauterbach & Amen, LLP to the Office of Village Treasurer Resolution 21 –
  • Plan Commission Appointment: Christopher Geier – Term Expires April 2023, and
  • Resolution of Proclamation Congratulating Barrington Hills Country Club on the Occasion of its Centennial Year 1921 – 2021 Resolution 21 –

A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

Related:Barrington Hills Country Club Celebrates Its Centennial

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pheasant hunting season

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. — (AP) — Illinois officials are set to begin accepting permit reservations for the pheasant hunting season.

The online reservation systems opens Monday. The Illinois Department of Natural Resources will run 16 hunting sites and 2 additional sites will be jointly run by the department and a private company.

“Controlled pheasant hunting in Illinois is an ideal way for hunters, including young hunters, to have a worthwhile upland hunting experience, and now is the time to make plans for pheasant hunting this fall,” Director Colleen Callahan said in a statement.

On the department-run sites, daily permit fees are $30 for in-state residents and $35 for nonresidents.

Six of those locations will include opportunities for young hunters between the ages of 10 and 17. Three sites provide special vehicles for hunters with disabilities who need assistance.

The two sites run by the private company, T. Miller, Inc. are in Lake County and Kendall County.

Reservations will be accepted until 1 p.m. on Aug. 9. Information about the reservations are available on the Department of Natural Resources site.


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BHCCThe history of Barrington Hills Country Club is beautifully documented in a large, 164-page hardcover book titled, “A Club in the Country.” We asked its author, Patty Dowd Schmitz, to share her perspective on the Club.

“Barrington Hills Country Club is a foundational and historic organization in the Barrington area,” Schmitz said. “In the 1920s, it was the epicenter of the social structure in the Barrington ‘countryside’, which had become a destination for many industrial-age businessmen who wished to move out of the city and back to their roots by establishing gentlemen’s farms in country locations. The wide-open spaces of Barrington Hills and the low-key spirit of the Club lured many families to our area who might otherwise have settled on the North Shore or in Lake Geneva, which had preceded Barrington as centers of country life at that time. One hundred years later, the Barrington Hills Country Club still stands as an important gathering place for those who enjoy the quieter life of Barrington, and oh, if its walls could talk—they hold many of our area’s most important stories from the past century and beyond.”

Read the Quintessential Barrington feature story here.

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Barrington Hills Country Club

GOLF’s Top 100 course panelists are among the most respected and well-traveled course evaluators in the game. They’re also keen to share their opinions. In this GOLF.com series, we’ll unlock their unvarnished views on all questions course-related.

The goal is not only to entertain you but also to give you a better understanding of how to understand and appreciate golf course architecture. You can see GOLF’s latest Top 100 Courses in the World ranking here, and meet all of our Top 100 panelists here.

Question: What’s the best under-the-radar course in Chicago, and why?”

Tyler Rae: Barrington Hills Country Club, about 35 miles northwest of the city. It’s a 1921 George O’Neil layout that showcases an incredibly bold set of push-up greens laid over a splendid canvas of rolling terrain. O’Neil took in everything he learned while working as the golf professional at Beverly CC (from Ross when he came in and rebuilt Beverly in 1918) and utilized his training well. I thought it was very underrated when I saw it this spring. A true sleeper in every sense of the word.

Read the full GOLF Magazine article here.

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