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Daily Herald reports: A Barrington Hills resident has been identified as the man who died Monday afternoon after he was struck by a car in the village, according to the Cook County medical examiner’s office.

Nick Santoro, 86, was dead after the collision which occurred about 5:45 p.m. Monday at Dundee Road near Potter Lane. Santoro was pronounced dead at 5:59 p.m., according to the medical examiner. An autopsy is scheduled for later today.

Dundee Road was closed for several hours between Bateman and Healy roads as authorities investigated the crash. Police said the driver was cooperating with the investigation.

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An 86-year-old man died Monday evening after being struck by a car, Barrington Hills police said. The crash occurred just before 5:45 p.m. at Dundee Road near Potter Lane, according to a news release issued late Monday night.

Dundee Road remained closed between Bateman and Healy roads until 10:30 p.m. while authorities investigated.

The driver cooperated with investigators. The victim’s name was being withheld pending notification of his family.

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Elaine Ramesh

The McHenry County Blog posted the following announcement yesterday:

“The three members of the Algonquin Township Board agreed to appoint Barrington Hills resident Elaine Remesh to replace Melissa Victor as Trustee.

A summary of the new Trustee follows:

Elaine Marie Ramesh, Barrington Hills, patent attorney, former BH Village Clerk and Trustee, member of the McHenry Countu Republican Women’s Club, member of McHenry County Conservation District Advisory Committee, equestrian advocate, raised $40,000 local private match to Federal Recreational Trails program grant to install a horse trailer parking lot to support five miles of multi-use trails”

The original posting can be read here.

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With an expansion of Algonquin Road through the Barrington area all be certain in the next few years, Barrington Hills is urging a different approach, and we hope the Illinois Department of Transportation continues to give it serious consideration.

As Bob Susnjara reported Monday, Barrington Hills is pitching the idea of turning Algonquin Road into a so-called scenic parkway, a roadway that would fit into, rather than obliterate, the bucolic, natural setting of northwest Cook County. Algonquin Road cuts through Spring Lake Forest Preserve on its way to the northern Fox Valley.

“It should kind of honor the open space, natural setting that the Cook County Forest Preserve is trying to maintain and what we’re trying to maintain in our community,” Barrington Hills Village President Martin McLaughlin told Susnjara.

This is a new approach, and one that reflects the increasing interest in preserving the environment of much of the suburban area — hand in hand, of course, with finding better ways to move frustrating amounts of traffic on a daily basis.

Continue reading the full Daily Herald editorial here.

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In May of last year, the Board of Trustees directed the Plan Commission to review the Village Comprehensive Plan and make recommendations for any changes they saw fit for the Board to adopt. The last time the Comprehensive Plan was updated was 2005 and amendments were approved in 2008.

After nearly a year of work and meetings, the Plan Commission has agreed to the changes they would like seen in the Plan. A copy of their proposed 2019 Village Comprehensive Plan can be viewed and downloaded here.

A public hearing is scheduled for July 8th at 6:30 PM to allow residents to voice their comments, or feedback can be provided to the Village Clerk at clerk@vbhil.gov.

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The Fox River Valley Pony Club Horse Trials run today though Sunday at the Barrington Hills Park District located at 361 Bateman Road.

For more information, click here.

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Illinois’ law banning driving and texting is now five years old, and drivers caught violating it will face a stiffer penalty as of July 1.

Scofflaws who text, talk or use any hand-held devices behind the wheel will receive a ticket for a moving violation. Three moving violations in a 12-month period will lead to a license suspension.

Lawmakers tightened the law in 2018, removing a provision giving first-time offenders a free pass.

The tougher stance reverts back to what Secretary of State Jesse White “wanted in the original bill, and it was negotiated down,” spokesman Dave Druker said. “There was a lot of feeling it was a little harsh.”

Being nice, however, wasn’t working, authorities found. White and Illinois State Police “felt it wasn’t making a dent,” said Elgin Democratic Sen. Christina Castro, who sponsored the change.

Read more here.

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