TODAYS FALL FEST HAS BEEN CANCELLED DUE TO RAIN!
Not Sure How to Help Victims of Recent Hurricanes?
A Barrington Regional Effort is Coming TogetherThe Barrington region is coming together to respond directly to the recent hurricane disasters by organizing volunteers to travel to the disaster sites to help those in need to repair and rebuild their homes and their lives. Click here for more information on how to help.
2017 Homeowners Floodproofing Expo and Workshop
Thursday, October 19, from 3-8 pm in Libertyville hosted by Lake Country Stormwater Management Commission. Lear about various products, services and solutions to minimize flood damages to your homes and properties. More info can be found here.
Halloween Trick or Treat Hours will be on Tuesday, Oct. 31 from 3-7 pm.
Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) Private Well Water testing event scheduled for Wednesday, October 11th.
October 2-6, purchase test kits at Village and Township offices during regular office hours. Kits are $16 and have exact change or checks made payable to "Lake County Health Department". Drop off will be at the Garlands of Barrington between 11 a.m. and 7 p.m. More information can be found on their website.
Protect your property from theft - A message from the Lake County Sheriff's Office
As some of you may be aware, Lake County has had an influx of stolen vehicles and burglary to vehicles since June. A majority of these vehicles are left UNLOCKED with the keys IN THE VEHICLE. Since June 1st, there have been 28 stolen vehicles and approximately 200 burglary to vehicles which have occurred in Lake County. Several of these offenses have occurred in North Barrington.
To date, 16 people have been arrested and charged in relation to the above crimes, however, these incidents continue to occur. Since vehicles are being left unlocked with the keys left inside, they are easy targets.
The Sheriff’s Office has been proactive in sending out messages on social media as well as conducting press releases reminding residents to lock their cars and remove the keys. We have also been working as part of a task force in the Chicagoland area to help combat these crimes on a larger scale.
Please remember to lock your vehicles and remove your keys. Keep in mind that leaving a spare key fob in the vehicle and locking it with a second key fob generally leaves one (or more) of the car doors unlocked. People often think they are locking their vehicles when in fact the second fob is preventing that from happening as a safety feature. Removing ALL the keys and ALL the key fobs is the only way to properly assure that criminals cannot easily gain access to vehicles and steal them.
Shoes and Boots
We now collect and recycle unwearable athletic shoes at our Village Hall. We also collect other styles of used — but wearable — shoes and boots and donate them to charity. For more information, contact the Village Hall, 847-381-6000.
Don't know what to do with all those unwanted vases in your cabinet? Please save and drop off any style flower vase to be used for flower arrangement donations to local health care and nursing home facilities The charity organization "Random Acts of Flowers" will arrange and deliver lovely floral arrangements to help cheer residents using your old vases. Drop off is accepted at our Prairie Land's Lake Barrington office (21988 N. Pepper Road, Lake Barrington, Illinois - office hours 8-5 M-F, Saturday 8-12) at regular hours (please bring into office).... Please wrap all vases in bubble wrap or news paper for transport. Medium size vases up to (13 inches) glass, plastic, ceramic, and metal are accepted. Thank you making a difference in someone's life! Prairieland will have a EVENT kick off on Tuesday June 27th please come out and drop off any unwanted vases
Consider joining the Parks and Recreation Commission or Environment & Health Commission. To sign up contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org *Application for Volunteer Position