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 Plan Commission Chairperson

Elected As Trustee


Former Plan Commission Chairperson Karen Daulton Lange, elected April 9, joined Village President Kevin Richardson and Trustees Andrew Burke, Chris Mitchell, David Raclaw, John Schaller and Connie Schofield on the Village Board.  She is replacing Lauren DeJesu who retired from the Board. 


Karen has lived in the Village for  21 years with Art, her husband of over 30 years.  She had served as the Plan Commission Chairperson since 2004.  Karen received her Bachelors of Science in Civil Engineering from the University of Illinois at Chicago and her Masters of Information Systems from Roosevelt University.  She is a registered Professional Engineer in the State of Illinois.  Besides working in both the private and public sectors of civil engineering, she was the Vice President of a land development firm for over 13 years. 


In August, Zoning Board of Appeals Chairperson and Plan Commission Member Rick Delisle was appointed as Chairperson of the Plan Commission.


Village Welcomes Newly Appointed Treasurer


Peggy Hirsch, a Barrington area native and active community member, was appointed as Treasurer.  Her accounting career has included both work in a large accounting firm setting (KPMG) as well as in a corporate setting



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Village ENews

In the Know

Lake Barrington Bulletin

The Village is using different methods of communication to reach out to residents and the public.  Please review the different ways you can find and/or receive information including the social media sites - Twitter and Facebook - that were rolled out last spring.  What are those funny looking boxes?  A QR Code is a matrix barcode which is readable with a cellphone or smart phone QR code reader.  Use the QR Codes below to connect to the communication site that is featured.  And as always, you are welcome to call (847 381-6010), email (lakebarrington@lakebarrington.org) or visit staff at Village Hall. 

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Freier Farm Barn Stomp


New Sports & Entertainment Fun

In Lake Barrington


Lake Barrington RECPlex

28039 W Northpointe Parkway


Lake Barrington not only has the largest indoor athletic facility in Illinois at the Lake Barrington Field House, the Lake Barrington RECPlex is fast becoming a popular sports and entertainment

facility for the Barrington region and beyond.  The Lake Barrington RecPlex Is located at 28039 W. Northpointe Parkway across the street from the Lake Barrington Field House.


The Professional Baseball Instruction of Illinois (PBI) (www.pbiillinois.com) relocated to Unit 2A and added the Endless Summer Upper Deck Grill, a mezzanine level lounge overlooking the indoor baseball /softball complex and training facility.  PBI also offers indoor recreational leagues and activities including the “Iron Mike” batting cages, golf chipping & driving range booth, dodge ball league, indoor baggo and bocce ball plus more.  PBI shares its space with Elite 7 - football specific training, Lil Kickers Soccer for Kids, and Superior Athletic Advantage - elite level sports performance training.


When Kids in Action Gymnastics Academy (KIAGA) (www.kiaga.com) moved to the Lake Barrington RECPlex, it added cheerleading training to its gymnastics and tumbling repertoire.  KIAGA offers birthday party packages, respite for moms & dads with their Parents Night Out program and just-for-fun open gym nightsCheck KIAGA’s website to learn more about their new athletic preschool & kindergarten classes beginning this fall.







COMING SOON to the Lake Barrington RECPlex !


Battle House Mission Based Laser Tag


Battle House Mission Based Laser Tag will provide an absolutely thrilling, adrenaline pumping, calorie burning experience.  The advanced laser tag facility will offer a massive 15,000 + square foot multi-story and multi-dimensional gaming facility designated with the simple purpose of having fun and training for nearly all ages.  Mission based tactical laser tag game play is virtually continuous for you and your teammates once you complete the initial pre-registration, safety and orientation briefing. A second story mezzanine lounge will offer beverages and snacks, party rooms and conference facilities.   Anticipated mission launch is this coming winter.

Thank you, Lauren DeJesu, for

23 years of outstanding service.


Longstanding trustee, a steward of

Lake Barrington’s open spaces

& natural environment. 




Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital

Community Open Forum-Modernization Project


Monday, September 23rd

6:00 pm to 8:00pm (stop by anytime between these hours)

Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital, Prairie Room

450 W. Hwy 22, Barrington

Contact:  Julie.mayer@advocatehealth.com

39th Annual Juried Art Exhibition & Sale

Hosted by the Auxiliary of Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital


September 28 & 29 * 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Good Shepherd Hospital Grounds


Entertainment, food vendors, children’s art activities and pony rides.

Admission:  $5.00  Children 12 & under free

Net proceeds benefit Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital.

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  I am happy to announce that the Freier Farm Park project is underway.  As you may recall the Village purchased the 26 acre Freier Farm in 2007 with the goals of preserving open space while adding recreational opportunities for Lake Barrington residents.   The Freier Farm Park project will offer the following:

A 550 foot Sledding Hill,  a first for Lake Barrington.  
Walking Trails, walk along the wetland and prairie regeneration areas, up to the overlook at the top of the hill and then beyond.
Community Garden,  a 1/2 acre community garden with separate plots, irrigation, and deer fencing.  The Village is currently working on the policies and selection process for the garden. 
The multi-purpose Pavilion with a central lawn.   This pavilion provides a community anchor for scout outings,  community picnics, and the blue grass band that headlines the Village’s annual Barn Stomp BBQ.
The Central Lawn will serve two purposes a ceremony/gathering space in the summer, but better that will serve as a 90 x 130 foot  Ice Rink in the winter. 
A Council Ring/Fire Pit provides a meeting place, but also a warming area for sledding and ice skating.
Baggo and horseshoe pits.
Natural Observation and Preservation Areas:  The project features a Wetland Boardwalk, and nature and interpretive areas along walking trails offering educational  stops.  With future connection to the adjoining forest preserve 
      properties integrating the farm into a trail system.
Working Demonstration Farm:  The Village felt it essential to preserve its countryside and agricultural history while encouraging active use of this property and appreciation of the natural wetland and prairie complexes.  Areas and buildings on the plan have been designated to be used for farming, allows for future interaction with school age children to observe farming, tour the old barn, milk house, corn crib, and silo.   

And, the best news, the Village secured a grant for  this project to cover 50% of the cost.  We are currently on schedule to have these improvements completed by this year’s Barn Stomp on October 26.    I believe that this project will be a unique community asset for years to come.

Kevin Richardson
Village  President

For links to more information about this topic and other articles in this Bulletin, check out the LinkMe version of this

newsletter at www.lakebarrington.org.


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Volume 2013 Issue 23

Lake Barrington Bulletin

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Text Box: Village of Lake Barrington
23860 Old Barrington Rd.
Lake Barrington, IL  60010
Phone: (847) 381-6010
Fax:  (847) 381-8557
Email:  LakeBarrington@LakeBarrington.org
Web:  www.lakebarrington.org
Hours:  Mon.-Fri. 8am - 3pm

Kevin C. Richardson

Andrew F. Burke
Karen Daulton Lange
Christopher D. Mitchell
David B. Raclaw
John M. Schaller
Dorothy H. “Connie” Schofield

Christopher A. Martin

Village Clerk 
& Newsletter Coordinator
Loretta A. Peterson

Deputy Clerk
& Permit Coordinator
Erica A. Rezula

Village Treasurer
Margaret M. “Peggy” Hirsch

Village Accountant
Deborah E. Vernon

Plan Commissioners
Richard Delisle -  Chair
Mary Ambrose Gerak
Earl Carpenter
Frank Menconi
Christina Puleo
Mark Wrzeszcz

Zoning Board of Appeals
Richard Delisle - Chair
Jim Austgen
Susan Beattie
Francis Fortman
Dale Hallerberg
Robert Henehan

Ethics Commission
Richard Lovett - Chair
Dr. Joseph Giangrasso 
Lorenzo Pizarro

Village Attorney
James P. Bateman


Village of Lake Barrington

23860 N. Old Barrington Road

Lake Barrington, IL  60010

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5th Annual

Freier Farm Barn Stomp


October 26, 2013 * 4:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.





Entrance Fee:  $10.00 per vehicle

Includes live music, hayride, FUN!, food, beverages & parking.

Beer & wine available at cash bar.


     Registration open October 1 - October 18, 2013


Please provide your name, address, total number of people in your group, number of children in your group ages 10 and under,

and telephone number or email address.


1.   Register online at  www.lakebarrington.org

2.   Email RSVP@lakebarrington.org

3.   Call (847) 381-6010, ext. 104


For more information, go to www.lakebarrington.org

or call (847) 381-6010, ext. 104.


Text Box: Lake Barrington will enhance its waste collection services by providing rolling waste and recycling carts to the entire community.   
These carts will be delivered curbside in mid-October.    Each single family house will be given a 96 gallon cart for refuse and a 64 gallon cart for recycling. Residents in Lake Barrington Shores will receive a 64 gallon cart for refuse and a 35 gallon cart for recycling.   The Village has tested these sizes in the LBS garages and found them to be an appropriate fit.    
If you find that the carts are too small, or perhaps too large, after one year you may exchange carts for alternate sizes pending availability.   If you so desire you may recycle your current bin by placing it in the new recycling cart or simply keep it.    These services have been added to the new 5 year contract with Waste Management, and the Village will continue to pay the waste hauling bill on behalf of all residents:  
rolling carts for every household; 
	96gl refuse/64gl recycling for single family homes 
	and 64/35 for Lake Barrington Shores.
annual single large item collection day. 
medical waste and light bulb drop-off.
two educational mailers over the contract term.
annual barn stomp collection.

Recycling and Waste Hauling Enhancements


The last 2013 leaf & yard waste collection is on

November 27All leaves and clippings must be in a brown, Kraft-type bag and have a yard waste sticker.  The cost of the sticker is $1.75 and are available for purchase from Village Hall, Pasquesi Home & Garden, and  ReMax Now.   Small branches and twigs should be bundled with a yard waste sticker. 


Open burning resumes on October 1The Village permits the burning of twigs and leaves (not grass) on residential property from 9:00 AM–6:00 PM.  Burning must be on the resident’s property away from any building or structure.   Burning in the street or right-of-way is prohibited.  Fires should be constantly attended and are not permitted to smolder into the evening.  Call Lake County Sheriff at (847) 549-5200 for complaints.





Bacteria & nitrates testing conducted by the Lake County Health Department. 


October 21-24      Test kits available for $14

8 am - 3 pm            at Village Hall 


October 28            Water sample drop off

3:30 - 7:30 pm        at The Garlands of Barrington.


Call (847) 381-6010 or check the Village website this fall for further details.  For more information regarding the Level 1 testing, go to www.bacog.org or call (847) 381-7871.

BACOG Level 1

Water Quality Testing

*  New in 2013  *

Online registration * USATF Certified Course

Professionally timed by Race Time


Adults:  $20 for adults           Pre-registered

              $25 on race day   Register Race day


Children 12 & under:  $10 


Pre-register now at www.lakebarrington.org


7:00  am - 7:45 am   Event day registration

                                    and packet pick up

8:00 am                     5K begins

8:05 am                     Fun Run/Walk begins


Go to www.lakebarrington.org for more

information and to link to online registration.

Run or Walk Picturesque Lake Barrington Shores to Support the Cuba Township Food Pantry


The Lake Barrington Shores Community Homeowners Association and the Village of Lake Barrington are co-hosting the 3rd annual 5K race and 1 mile fun run/walk on Saturday, September 21, at 8 a.m., to benefit Cuba Cares & the Cuba Township Food Pantry. Run the Shores at Lake Barrington will begin at the Market Place Shopping Center located at Rt. 59 and Kelsey Road.  Runners and walkers will wind their way around Lake Barrington’s namesake lake and throughout Lake Barrington Shore’s picturesque community.   Race bag and Run the Shores t-shirts will be provided to all participants.  Prizes will be awarded to the top finishers by age category.  A raffle will be held following the race.  Refreshments will be provided.  New for 2013, the race course has been USATF certified and the 5K run will be

professionally timed by Race Time with timely results available at the finish and posted on multiple web sites.  Thank you to these Lake Barrington businesses for becoming Gold & Silver Level Run the Shores at Lake Barrington sponsors!



Citizens For Conservation Celebrates Flint Creek Savanna 25th Anniversary


Citizens For Conservation celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the dedication of Flint Creek Savanna on September 7, 2013.  Over twenty five years Citizens For Conservation acquired 131 acres within the Village of Lake Barrington which were restored by CFC volunteers. The restoration of the preserve has revived the ecosystem bringing animals, insects and native plants of great value and renown to the area.  The Village of Lake Barrington commended Citizens For Conservation by resolution for their efforts.


For more information, visit  www.citizensforconservation.org/ or call 847-382-SAVE.

Silver Level

Gold Level

Doering Landscape Company - Barrington, IL

Silver Level Raffle


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——      What is the General Fund?  It is the fund used to account for all activities of a government except those required to be accounted for in another fund.

 ——      General Fund Revenues:  The Village’s revenue stream is made up of various sources including taxes (property, sales, telecommunications, utility, and income tax), fees, charges and other sources.

 ——     General Fund Expenses:  The Village’s General Fund expenditures include those expenses needed for the general operation and resident services of the Village including outside services such as police, garbage and mosquito abatement; office expenses; staff; and capitalized assets.  The category also includes such items as this newsletter and the Freier Farm Barn Stomp.

 ——     General Fund Reserve:   The General Fund Reserve is General Fund dollars held on deposit that are available for contingency or budgeted expenditures.  The Village of Lake Barrington has a conservative Fund Balance Policy.  The Village strives to have no less than 66% of the prior year’s general actual expenditures, less discretionary expenses and projects in reserves.

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Lifestyle Lake Barrington 

Featured Neighborhood

One boat ramp

Double Wave:

Sixty-one boat slips

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For Use By Members of the BHE Homeowner’s Association



Visit http://barringtonharbor.com/  for more information.

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Initiative Grant

Barrington Harbor Estates (BHE) is a  friendly, active neighborhood along the Fox River with a unique sense of community.  The main entrance is located at Kelsey Road and Harbor Drive.

One horseshoe pit


Picnic tables

Association hosted social events

Donate Wish List Items to



Early Drop Off Box 


Monday - Friday,  September 23 - 27 

8 am - 3 pm

Village Hall


Collection Day - Drop Off


Saturday, September 28

9 am - 3 pm

Village Hall


Requested Donation Items


·   Bags of beef jerky/Slim Jim (no candy, it melt)

·   Powdered drink mixes for water

·  Tuna salad with crackers

· Canned nuts (less than 20 oz size)

· White crew socks

· Disposable razors

· Mouthwash (2 oz size)

· Tampons & panty liners

· Gold Bond Foot Powder

· Body Wash

· Batteries:  AA and AAA

· Medical item (OTC)

*   Eye drops

*   Large Band-aids

*   Antacid tablets

*   Pain relieves (Advil, Tylenol, etc.)

*   Saline nasal spray

*   Lip Balm/Chapstick

*   Toothbrushes

*   Q-Tips

*   Wet wipes

*   Antibiotic or anti-itch cream

The Village of Lake Barrington is supporting  the  Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores Organization  annual drive to collect essential personal items to SUPPORT OUR TROOPS. 

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