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May 23 BOT

Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning this evening at 6:30 PM. A copy of the agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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From the VBHPD at 6:05 PM:

“The Barrington Hills Police Department would like you to be aware of a 5K run occurring tomorrow morning on Brinker Road between County Line and Otis and on Otis Road between Brinker and Old Sutton.

These roadway sections will be closed to through traffic between approximately 8:30 and 11:00 AM. Residents residing in these specific areas will not be restricted from ingress or egress; however, it is advisable to avoid travel during the event, if at all possible.

Your understanding and cooperation are greatly appreciated.”

Don’t shoot the messenger for the late notice…

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Dog dies, large home valued at $1 million a ‘total loss’ after extra-alarm fire in Barrington Hills© Provided by Lake and McHenry County Scanner

A family dog died during a fire that prompted the response of more than a dozen fire departments and left a large home, worth approximately $1 million, a total loss in Barrington Hills.

The Fox River Grove Fire Protection District responded around 2:01 p.m. Thursday to the 0-10 block of Cross Timber Road in Barrington Hills for a report of a structure fire.

Firefighters arrived in five minutes to find a garage attached to a residence heavily engulfed in flames, according to Fox River Grove Deputy Fire Chief Eldee Jackson.

The incident was upgraded to a box alarm through the Mutual Aid Box Alarm System (MABAS), Jackson said.

Multiple fire departments were called to the scene, which was located in an area that did not have fire hydrants nearby.

The incident was later upgraded to the third alarm level through MABAS, bringing even more departments to the scene.

The fire spread from the attached garage throughout the 4,300-square-foot home.

Jackson said the family’s pet dog died in the fire. No injuries to residents or firefighters were reported.

The home, valued at $1 million, appears to be a total loss, Jackson said.

More here.

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There will be a charity 5K run or walk tomorrow, May 20th, starting at 9 AM at Presbyterian Church of Barrington, 6 Brinker Road, Barrington Hills. The race will start just east of the church on Brinker Road.

Hosted by the Presbyterian Church of Barrington to benefit the organizations the church supports. $35. (847) 381-0975 or pcbarrington.org.

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Cross Timber

A major fire broke out Thursday afternoon at a large house in Barrington.

The fire ripped through the house at 5 Cross Timber Rd. – which is surrounded by trees and green space.

Numerous fire crews responded to the blaze. Crews attacked the fire from both the front and back of the house.

Flames were no longer visible by 4 p.m., but smoke was pouring from the ruins of the house and the roof appeared to be destroyed.

Details about the cause and other information were not immediately available.

Video report can be seen here.

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The Supreme Court declined to immediately block Illinois’s assault weapons and high-capacity magazine bans, leaving them in place, for now.

A gun rights group and gun shop owner asked the justices to pause the law’s enforcement by intervening in the case ahead of an appeals court’s final ruling. The lawsuit also challenges an ordinance in Naperville, Ill., that bans the sale of assault rifles.

The justices, in a brief, unsigned order, declined to step in at this stage of the case, which could ultimately return to the Supreme Court on the merits.

Last summer, the conservative majority handed down the court’s largest expansion of gun rights in more than a decade, ruling that gun control measures must be consistent with the nation’s historical tradition of firearm regulation.

A number of Democratic-led states passed new gun laws following the decision, and lawsuits were quickly filed.

But the Supreme Court has since on three occasions declined to take an aggressive approach using the court’s emergency docket, which only involves minimal briefing and no oral argument, to intervene in gun law challenges.

In Illinois, Democrats looked to pass new gun control measures following a mass shooting at a Fourth of July parade in Highland Park, Ill., which killed seven people while wounding dozens of others.

The city of Naperville, located about 35 miles southwest of Highland Park, passed an ordinance last August that bans the sale of assault rifles, defined to include 26 categories of weapons or other firearms that meet certain criteria. It went into effect in January.

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Spec BOT

Our Village Board of Trustees will be holding a special meeting beginning this evening at 6:30 PM. The purpose is to certify the results of the April 4 election and to vote on Board responsibility assignments as follow:

  • John Carpenter Clarke: None
  • Laura Ekstrom: Environment, Roads & Bridges and Equestrian Commission
  • Darby Hills: Building & Zoning and Plan Commission
  • Jessica Hoffman: Health
  • David Riff: Municipal Buildings & Grounds and Public Safety
  • Thomas Straus: Finance, Insurance and Village Personnel

Also, President Cecola is nominating David Riff to be President Pro Tem.  A copy of tonight’s agenda can be viewed here.

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ComEd APA federal jury on Tuesday convicted four top lobbyists and executives at a state-regulated utility in Illinois’ highest-profile corruption case since former Gov. Rod Blagojevich was convicted 13 years ago.

The jury convicted the defendants on all counts in the case in which prosecutors alleged former state lawmaker and lobbyist Michael McClain, former ComEd CEO Anne Pramaggiore, former ComEd lobbyist John Hooker and former contract lobbyist Jay Doherty were involved in a multi-year scheme to gain longtime former Illinois House Speaker Michael Madigan’s support for legislation that would benefit the utility’s bottom line.

Pramaggiore lives in suburban Barrington and McClain lives in Quincy. McClain’s wife and sons were in the courtroom when the verdict was read.

The judge must impose reasonable sentences under federal statutes and the advisory U.S. Sentencing Guidelines.

A judge sentenced Blagojevich to 14 years in federal prison. Then-President Donald Trump commuted Blagojevich’s sentence in 2020 after the former governor had been in prison for almost eight years.

At trial, prosecutors presented secretly recorded videos, wiretapped phone calls and hundreds of emails to show how the four former Commonwealth Edison executives and lobbyists were what they called “the grandmasters of corruption.” Prosecutors alleged that the utility paid out $1.3 million in jobs, contracts and payments to associates of Madigan over eight years in exchange for favorable treatment on legislation in Springfield that would affect the state’s largest electric utility.

More here.

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BARRINGTON HILLS, Ill. (WLS) — A cement truck overturned in north suburban Barrington Hills, hitting another vehicle. The truck was carryng a full load of cement, according to Inverness police.

The truck struck another vehicle after falling while making a right turn onto Bradwell Road.

The truck driver was transported to a hospital with non-life threatening injuries. The driver who was in the other vehicle was not hurt, according to officials.

More here.

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April 2023 Adg

Our Village Board of Trustees will be conducting their regular monthly meeting beginning this evening at 6:30 PM. Topics on their agenda include:

  • [Vote] Amended Village Budget FY 2023
  • [Vote] Resolution Authorizing the Issuance of Notice of Award for the 2023 Road Program Project by the Village of Barrington Hills, Illinois Resolution 23 –
  • [Vote] Ordinance Amending Escrow Requirements for Tree Removal Permits as Set Forth in Title 4, Chapter 6 in the Village Code Ordinance 23 –
  • [Vote] Resolution of Proclamation Appreciating Trustee Bryan C. Croll for 8 Years of Dedicated Service Resolution 23 –
  • [Vote] Resolution of Proclamation Appreciating Trustee Colleen Konicek Hannigan for 10 Years of Dedicated Service Resolution 23 –

In addition, nominations for new or renewal appointments to Boards and Commissions will be voted on.  Four member of the Equestrian Commission is on the list of renewals, however there is a problem with the renomination of one of those members.

That member ran for and won a seat on the Barrington Hills Park District Board earlier this month, and now this represents a conflict. Therefore, an alternate should be considered at a subsequent Board of Trustees meeting.

A copy of this evening’s agenda can be viewed and downloaded here.

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