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  • Township lobbying staff receiving public pensions Mar 14, 2012 1:30 PM
    Though it's funded almost entirely by townships out of their tax collections, the lobbying association of the state's townships is not subject to public scrutiny of its finances. Yet, the four-member staff of Township Officials of Illinois receives public pensions — a fact that riles some suburban state and township leaders, and even some on the organization's own board of directors.

     
  • North Barrington, BACOG oppose mall plan Mar 1, 2012 11:45 AM
    Both North Barrington and the entire Barrington Area Council of Governments this week formalized their opposition to a renewed proposal for a major shopping center at Rand and Old McHenry roads. Hawthorn Woods, which lies on the east side of the unincorporated 109 acres, passed its own resolution against the proposal in early February.

     
  • Barrington Hills agrees to house BACOG Feb 24, 2012 5:30 AM
    The Barrington Hills village board voted 6-1 this week in favor of a $1 per year lease for the Barrington Area Council of Governments to move its offices into village hall. The nine-member BACOG board is expected to accept the lease at its meeting next Tuesday.

     
  • Republican candidate night in Barrington Township Feb 6, 2012 12:42 AM
    The Barrington Township Republican Organization will be hosting a Republican Candidates Night, at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 9, at Millrose Restaurant and Banquets, 45 S. Barrington Road, South Barrington.

     
  • BACOG to test private well water Jan 27, 2012 4:35 PM
    The Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) will hold its fourth bacteria and nitrates water quality testing event for owners of private wells on Tuesday, March 13.

     
  • Barrington-area food drive Feb. 11 Jan 27, 2012 4:17 PM
    The 12th annual “Have a Heart” food drive to benefit the Barrington and Cuba township food pantries will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Feb. 11 at the Barrington Public Safety Building, 400 N. Northwest Highway in Barrington.

     
  • Thanks to donors in Barrington Twp. Jan 23, 2012 5:19 AM
    Leter to the editor: Barrington Township Supervisor Gene Dawson is gerateful for the donations that poured in to help needy families over the holidays. "This letter is a thank you to all the businesses, churches, organizations and donors who donated to Barrington Township to help make Christmas special for our families in need," he writes.

     
  • Barrington Hills may house area council Jan 23, 2012 10:02 PM
    Most Barrington Hills trustees Monday ultimately supported Village President Robert Abboud’s commitment of office space at village hall to cut rental costs for the Barrington Area Council of Governments, despite earlier criticism that he’d made a promise without their vote.

     
  • Barrington chamber hosts economic summit Jan 20, 2012 11:13 AM
    The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Region Economic Summit from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 E. Northwest Highway in Barrington.

     
  • South Barrington to stay in council Jan 12, 2012 11:56 PM
    South Barrington officials Thursday elected to remain a member of the Barrington Area Council of Governments after being serenaded with significant budget cuts agreed to by the other eight members. “I think we’ve got a good compromise,” South Barrington Village President Frank Munao said. “I see this whole next year as a trial.”

     
  • BACOG cuts costs in hopes of keeping South Barrington Jan 11, 2012 5:00 AM
    The Barrington Area Council of Governments has slashed its proposed annual budget by 25 percent in an effort to make continued involvement attractive to it members, particularly South Barrington. One of the ways of doing that was to take up Barrington Hills Village President Robert Abboud’s offer to house the council’s administrative offices at his village hall.

     
  • South Barrington mulls leaving BACOG Dec 6, 2011 5:50 PM
    South Barrington officials Thursday will consider leaving the 41-year-old organization that has largely defined Barrington area since its inception. Village President Frank Munao said he will ask village trustees to vote on his proposal to withdraw from the Barrington Area Council of Governments, a move that would save about $36,000.

     
  • 10 join Barrington Senior Hall of Fame Jun 4, 2011 9:27 AM
    Ten Barrington-area senior citizens were inducted into the Barrington Area Senior Citizens Hall of Fame on May 18 at a recognition tea at Lake Barrington Woods.

     
  • Which township road chief makes $45,866 to maintain four miles? Jun 1, 2011 5:08 PM
    Some township highway commissioners are getting paid substantial salaries despite caring for only a small number of miles of roads.

     
  • Republican national chairman at Northwest suburban Lincoln dinner Apr 12, 2011 4:15 PM
    Reince Priebus, chairman of the Republican National Committee, will be the keynote speaker at the fourth annual Northwest Suburban Republican Lincoln Day Dinner on Wednesday, April 20 at the Schaumburg Marriott Hotel, 50 Martingale Road in Schaumburg.

     
  • Health-care perk proves townships need scrutiny Apr 10, 2011 10:01 PM
    A Daily Herald editorial calls on voters and residents to pay more attention to township governments in the wake of an On Guard report that suburban townships have collectively spent more than $1 million of taxpayer dollars on free health care for elected officials.

     
  • Township meetings coming Tuesday Apr 10, 2011 11:26 PM
    Townships in the Northwest suburbs will have their annual meetings on Tuesday. While the legally mandated sessions sometimes draw large crowds when land issues are at stake, officials this year expect no controversial matters to arise.

     
  • Township leaders' benefits Apr 10, 2011 9:54 AM
    Taxpayers spent more than $1 million last year to cover health care benefits for 77 elected leaders in suburban townships. Those same officials paid nothing for their insurance coverage. An investigation of insurance costs for 50 suburban townships showed 29 offered health care coverage at no charge to elected officers who held full-time positions like supervisor, assessor and highway commissioner.

     
  • Barrington area fire stations improve response times Mar 30, 2011 1:09 PM
    Recently completed equipment upgrades at Barrington area fire stations will significantly improve service to residents and businesses by speeding the emergency dispatch of firefighters and paramedics, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection trustees report.

     
  • Senior health insurance info in Barrington Jan 30, 2011 12:05 PM
    The Barrington Area Council on Aging can provide seniors with information on health insurance questions through the Senior Health Insurance Program. Trained counselors can answer questions about Medicare, Medicare Supplement Insurance, Medicare Advantage plans, and more.

     
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