2021 Garden Learning Series
The University of Illinois Extension, Lake County and SWALCO are happy to present the 2021 Garden Learning Series. Programs will be held on the second Wednesday of the month, 6:00-7:00pm. The first in the series will be held on February 10th (virtually) and will feature tips on starting plants from seed.
These workshops are offered through a collaboration between SWALCO and University of Illinois Extension as part of a grant from USDA, focusing on local efforts to promote composting and food waste diversion. The grant also helps to increase the generation and use of compost in commercial residential, agriculture and community gardens sectors in Lake County, IL. Community Gardens wanting to learn more or get involved, can reach out. Please check back to see which programs will be offered virtually or which may be offered live. Visit swalco.org or extension.illinois.edu/lm for further information on these workshops and/or the grant.
Further information can be found here.
Golf Carts Prohibited on Roadways
The Village of North Barrington has received a number of reports from concerned residents regarding the increased occurrence of golf carts on the roadways in our community. The Village has not authorized the use of golf carts on our roadways and therefore, State law prevails, which prohibits ANY person from driving or operating a non-highway vehicle [golf cart] upon any street, highway, or roadway in the State.
The Village is particularly concerned about the quantity of reports of children riding and sometimes driving the carts. According to an article from the American Academy of Pediatrics, “Children are even more likely than adults to fall from the golf cart, and these falls are associated with higher rates of head and neck injuries and hospitalizations,” said pediatrician Gary A. Smith, M.D., Dr.P.H., FAAP, director of CIRP.
To complicate matters further, due to COVID-19 restrictions, there are more residents enjoying walks and traveling locally along our narrow and winding roadways. This increase in local activity also increases the risk of accident and injury. For the health and safety of all residents, the Village is asking for the community’s support and compliance with the law.
The State has officially moved into Phase 4 of the Restore Illinois plan, which allows for gatherings under 50 while wearing face masks and maintaining social distancing standards. Our community will be adjusting to a new normal, with area businesses navigating through reopening plans.
Despite moving to phase 4, the Village Hall will remain closed for just a short time longer and still encourages residents to conduct business by phone, mail or email when possible. In addition, residents can continue to utilize the "Resident Dropoff" which is located outside the entry doors of Village Hall.
COVID-19 Information & Resources
If you are showing symptoms such as fever, cough, difficulty breathing or have come in contact with a person that has been identified as being infected with COVID-19, your first step should be to contact your doctor. Do not walk into a healthcare facility, urgent care clinic, or hospital before calling. Discuss your symptoms with your doctor. If your doctor feels your symptoms merit further assessment, they will contact the Lake County Health Department.
Lake County Health Department
- Website: Lake County Health Department
- Phone: (847) 377-8130
- Email questions to:COVID19@lakecountyil.gov
Illinois Department of Public Health
- Website: Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH): Coronavirus
- Illinois COVID-19 Hotline: 1(800) 889-3931
- Email questions to: DPH.SICK@ILLINOIS.GOV
- Chicago Health Department
- Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
- World Health Organization (WHO) Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak
2020 Vehicle Stickers
The 2020 Vehicle Sticker applications have been mailed to all North Barrington residents. New this year, you will notice that there are some modifications to the classifications of vehicles and the basic rate for passenger vehicles and motorcycles. In addition, the Village is pleased to announce that it is now offering residents the ability to register their vehicles and submit payment on-line!!
Online payment options include Visa, Master Card, American Express and Discover; however there is a service fee of 2.35% or a minimum of $1.00. E-checks are also accepted for a service fee of $0.50. These fees are not charged or collected by the Village of North Barrington. To register your vehicles online, please use the link below:
Residents needing online assistance with the new process are welcome to contact Village Hall at (847) 381-6000.
As always, residents are still welcome to exchange their completed application and payment for stickers at Village Hall, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m. Alternatively, the application and payment can be mailed to Village Hall and the stickers will be mailed to your address.
Payments received after May 1, 2020 will be charged at the penalty rate.