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PUBLIC HEARING Before the Zoning Board of Appeals Village of Barrington Hills Re: 32 Oak Knoll Road, Barrington Hills, IL Application for Variation Notice is hereby given that a Public Hearing will be held at a Special Meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals of the Village of Barrington Hills, commencing at 6:30 PM, October 24, 2023, concerning an application for a variation pursuant to section 5-3-9(F)1 of the Village Code allowing a solid fence six feet in height at the property bearing the address of 32 Oak Knoll Road, Barrington Hills, Illinois.

A copy of the application for zoning relief is available for examination in the Clerk’s office by appointment and will also be included in the agenda packet. The agenda will post no later than the end of the day on October 20, 2023 at www.vbhil.gov.

All those interested will be given an opportunity to be heard. Written comments on the application will be made part of the record of this proceeding, and questions posed in such comment will be asked. All written comments should be mailed/emailed to the Village Clerk to be received by 3:00 PM, October 24, 2023.

By: Village Clerk Village of Barrington Hills 112 Algonquin Road Barrington Hills, IL 60010 clerk@vbhil.gov Published in Daily Herald September 30, 2023 (4606144), posted 09/30/2023

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1525 S Grove

1525 South Grove Avenue

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

  • Consideration to Approve 2024-25 Academic Calendar
  • Consideration and Approval of Settlement of Altria Group Portion of Vaping Litigation.
  • Consideration that the Board approve and authorize the Superintendent or designee to sign the purchase and sale agreement for real estate for purchase of 1525 S. Grove Avenue, Unit 103, Barrington, Illinois, in substantially the form presented to the Board and further authorize the Board president, secretary, Superintendent or designees, and the Board attorney to prepare and execute all documents necessary to effectuate the purchase.
  • BHS Course Offerings, and
  • Fine and Performing Arts Presentation

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

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IDOT has posted its September 2023 newsletter.  Topics covered include:

  • PUBLIC COMMENTS (Including Traffic Signal at Bateman Road)

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

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Situated on over 6 acres in the Chicago suburban village of Barrington Hills, Illinois, this stunning new built farmhouse is inspired by Belgian-style country houses.

Moment Design collaborated with Kate Marker Interiors and builder HammerKraft Home Co to create a modern farmhouse with timeless aesthetic.

Minimalist design elements were incorporated into the European country style architecture. Natural wood and reclaimed materials were used to contrast with the white brick exterior.

Inside the home, neutral palette with antique pine ceiling beams and white oak flooring provide a modern rustic feel.

More here.

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A popular interior designer’s Barrington Hills home has hit the market for $5 million.

The 9,200-square-foot home with six bedrooms and over five bathrooms was listed for $4.99 million earlier this month, according to the listing from Coldwell Banker.

“The home was meticulously renovated and refined by the owner & nationally known designer, Kate Marker, and features 6 bedrooms, 5.2 bathrooms, garage space for 7 cars, a 1,000-square-foot coach house, commanding curb appeal, stunning pool plus vistas overlooking Flint Creek, nature and breathtaking sunsets throughout the seasons,” the listing states.

Marker is the principal designer and owner of Barrington-based Kate Marker Interiors.

The home includes a number of unique features, with many European-inspired to tuches, in what the listing describes as a “once in a lifetime offering” that is “finished to perfection.”

See the dozens of photos NBC Chicago posted here.


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Kate Marker

Interior designer Kate Marker and her husband, Kenneth, on Sept. 14 placed their six-bedroom Arts and Crafts-style mansion in Barrington Hills on the market for $4.99 million.

A designer since 2000, Marker runs Barrington-based Kate Marker Interiors, and she oversees a variety of interior design projects. She also frequently comments to the news media on interior design topics.

In Barrington Hills, Marker and her husband paid $860,000 in early 2020 for the home. She then set out to renovate the mansion, which was built in 1926 and now has five full bathrooms, three half bathrooms, original plaster and wood moldings, reclaimed wood and stone flooring, Dutch doors and a kitchen with an ILVE Italian range, dual Sub-Zero refrigerators, a built-in coffee station, marble and soapstone countertops, a walk-in pantry and herringbone wood floors.

Other features in the 9,210-square-foot house include a breakfast room, a rear staircase, a family room with a beamed ceiling and a wood-burning river rock fireplace, a mud room with built-in lockers and heated brick floors, a sunroom and a primary bedroom suite with custom-built walk-in closets, exposed brick walls and an exposed rafter beam ceiling.

Outside on the property are a heated saltwater pool, a hot tub with a pergola, a herringbone fire rock patio, a fire pit area, a 1,000-square-foot coach house, views overlooking Flint Creek and garage parking space for seven cars. The mansion sits on 10 acres.

Mimi Noyes of @properties, who is co-listing the house with Coldwell Banker’s Dawn McKenna, told Elite Street that the house was built by Charles Buckley of Highland Park, who wanted to create a gentleman’s farm.

More here.

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Flood Zones

Excerpt from FEMA Preliminary Flood Insurance Rate Map (FIRM) panel 0178 in Hoffman Estates | Courtesy of Illlinois State Water Survey on behalf of FEMA

Submitted by Shelly Fuller

Updates to portions of Cook County’s and Kane County’s Flood Insurance Rate Maps (FIRMs) are nearly complete.

The new maps will provide both counties with up-to-date flood risk information and tools that can be used to enhance local mitigation plans and help officials and residents make better decisions about reducing flood risks and purchasing flood insurance.

Areas of revision are within the Poplar Creek and Spring Creek watersheds and include portions of: Barrington Hills, Cook County (unincorporated areas), Elgin, Hoffman Estates, Inverness, Schaumburg, South Barrington, Streamwood, Kane County (unincorporated areas) and South Elgin.

The mapping project is part of a nationwide effort led by the Federal Emergency Management Agency to increase local knowledge of flood risks and support actions to address and reduce those risks.

The work has been led by FEMA Region V, in partnership with local community officials and the Illinois State Water Survey.

Before the new Flood Insurance Rate Map is finalized, a 90-day appeal period will give residents and business owners a chance to provide additional technical data or non-technical comments for FEMA’s consideration.

FEMA encourages residents and business owners to review the proposed map changes, learn about local flood risks and potential flood insurance requirements, and share any concerns or questions.

If members of the affected communities notice incorrect information that does not involve changing the flood hazard-related information-such as a missing or misspelled road name or an incorrect corporate boundary-a written correction, or “comment,” can be submitted.

If members of the communities have concerns about certain areas of the map and have technical and scientific information-such as detailed hydraulic or hydrologic data-that can be used to improve the maps, they may file an appeal during the 90-day appeal period. All comments and appeals must be submitted through the local officials. Because submitting an appeal requires some time and effort, we encourage property owners and renters to review the updated flood maps now.

If you are interested in submitting an appeal, we highly recommend that you first discuss it with your local officials so they can provide guidance on the process. For more details about this process, visit www.floodmaps.fema.gov/fhm/BFE_Status/bfe_main.asp.

Read more here.

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The Barrington Hills Park District Board will hold their monthly meeting this evening in person and via Zoom at 7:00 PM. Topics on their agenda include:

  • Indoor Arena Window Proposal
  • Adopt A Policy To Authorize Electronic Attendance At Board Meetings For Commissioners And The Public
  • Maintenance: Remove Buckthorn Next To Front Dumpster, and
  • Portable Ice Skating Rink

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here. Instructions for accessing the meeting remotely can be found here.

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The Equestrian Commission will hold a meeting this evening at 6:30 PM.  Though scheduled to meet quarterly, this will be their first meeting in a year.

Topics on this evening’s agenda are:

  • Equestrian Trail Subdivision Easements, and
  • Equestrian Trail Licenses

A copy of the agenda can be viewed here.

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The Barrington Hills Park District Advisory Committee meets tomorrow evening at 7 PM.  Some of the topics on their agenda include:

  • Grounds / Landscaping Committee
  • Motorized vehicles in Forest Preserve
  • Additional clear-view windows to be added to the indoor arena for winter
  • Dust-free driveway and parking lot solution

A copy of their agenda can be viewed here.

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