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Winter/Spring Events Guide 2024


Thursday, January 25 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Learn Series: Behind Barrington’s Great American Baker, Nirali Chauhan



Saturday, February 3 | 9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.
Barrington Town-Warming, “Intelligence: Artificial, Political, Central”

Sunday, February 4 | 3:00 p.m.
Author Neil King, Jr.: American Ramble: A Walk from D.C. to Manhattan

Tuesday, February 6 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Learn Series: Smart Travel with Guide Janette Tepas

Wednesday, February 7 | 5:00 p.m.
Celebrating 50 Years of Fine Arts in Barrington 220: Middle School Arts Showcase

Friday, February 9 | 7:30 p.m.
“My Jazzy Valentine” with Ron Hawking

Saturday, February 10 | 7:30 p.m.
“My Jazzy Valentine” with Ron Hawking

Friday, February 23 | 7:30 p.m.
Pat McKillen in Concert

Wednesday, February 28 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, February 29 | 9:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.; 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Barrington Health & Wellness Summit



Saturday, March 2 | 7:30 p.m.
Chicago a cappella Presents “A Cambridge Concert”

Sunday, March 10 | 3:00 p.m.
A Tribute to Pulitzer Prize-Winning Composer Bernard Rands

Tuesday, March 12 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Learn Series: Your Guide to Difficult Conversations with Aging Parents w/ Bacoa

Sunday, March 17 | 11:00 a.m.
A City-Inspired Jazz Brunch

Thursday, March 21 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
3rd Thursdays Art Night Out | Artists Jerell Meyer and Fred Moss



Sunday, April 7 | 3:00 p.m.
Dann & Raymond’s Movie Club Presents “An Afternoon of Alfred Hitchcock”

Tuesday, April 9 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Learn Series: Exploring Spring Food and Beverage Trends w/ Region Kitchen & Bar and Currant Catering

Wednesday, April 10 | 5:00 p.m. Art Show; 6:00 p.m. Discussion
Celebrating 50 Years of Fine Arts in 220: Barrington High School Arts Showcase

Friday, April 12 | 7:30 p.m.
“Travel Tales & Misadventures” A Storytelling Event

Sunday, April 14 | 3:00 p.m.
An Afternoon of Romantic Chamber Music with ESO Musicians

Thursday, April 18 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Karen Sako: “A Colorful Journey through Oil and Cold Wax”



Thursday, May 2 | 11:30 a.m. – 12:45 p.m.
Lunch & Learn Series: Growing Your Own Culinary & Medicinal Herb Garden w/ Smart Farm

Wednesday, May 8 | 1:00 p.m.
Afternoon Tea with Chicago Pioneer Juliette Kinzie

Saturday, May 11 | 7:30 p.m.
An Evening of Improv with Chicago’s Second City

Thursday, May 16 | 6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Artist Barbara Benstein: “My Favorite Things”

Friday, May 17 | 1:30 p.m.
Panel Discussion: The University of Chicago’s Forum for Free Inquiry and Expression

Board Business

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Our Board Business column is featured in our bi-weekly E-News blast and highlights recent actions taken by the Village of Barrington Board of Trustees, pictured below. 

JANUARY 19, 2024 Board Business


At the Monday, January 5, 2024, Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved a contract with development services consultant Leslie Murphy of Leslie Murphy Consulting, LLC.
“Engaging with economic development expert Leslie Murphy reinforces the Board’s dedication to the Village’s economic growth. Leslie’s insights will be pivotal in shaping innovative economic strategies, reinforcing our connections with local businesses, and evaluating the most effective tools for economic development,” stated Trustee Jennifer Wondrasek.

December 15, 2023 Board Business

At the Monday, December 11, 2023, Board of Trustees meeting, the Board approved two actions including the approval of the Director of Cultural Affairs position and a zoning Special Use and Certificate of Approval for a day care center.

“With the Director of Cultural Affairs, we aim to bring in a leader who not only meets the job qualifications but will also continue the high caliber of cultural programming that has been set by Dr. Rollin Potter, who has been leading our cultural event seasons through Barrington’s White House for eight years,” said Trustee Jason Lohmeyer.

“The board is pleased to provide the Special Use and Certificate of Approval for 310 E. James Street, the previous District 220 Administrative Offices, to be repurposed as a day care center, which will support the community and Barrington families by providing a new offering of child care,” said Trustee Brian Prigge.

December 1, 2023 Board Business

Two public safety initiatives were passed at the Monday, November 27, 2023 Board of Trustees meeting. The Village Code was amended to include language relating to “Street Racing” and “Street Sideshows” Takeovers and prohibiting the sales of Alternative Tobacco Products Delta 8 and Delta 9.

“Because the Village of Barrington is a Home Rule community, the board is able to pass public safety code amendments such as these. This will allow our police department to be more proactive in protecting the public from street racing and street takeovers,” said Trustee Todd Sholeen.

“The board adopted a code amendment prohibiting the sale of Delta 8 and Delta 9 in the Village of Barrington for the safety of our community. Due to manufacturing inconsistencies, overall safety, and lack of regulation, prohibiting the sales of these products will allow us to keep our residents safe,” said Trustee Kate Duncan.

Yard Waste, Food Scrap & Holiday Light Recycling Dates

Below are the dates for yard waste and holiday light recycling for the Village of Barrington:

Yard Waste:

  • First Yard Waste Pickup 2024: Friday, 3/15


  • Ends Friday, March 29

Snow & Ice Guide 2023

Winter is upon us! Here is your reference guide to snow & ice questions.

When snow and ice hits the Village of Barrington, our Public Works storm-fighting crews are ready for action.

In early fall, the Public Works Department begins review of its winter storm-fighting strategies and makes sure the snow-plowing equipment is ready. As a resident, you may wonder what you can expect the Village to do during a snow and ice event, and what you can do to minimize inconveniences caused by snow storms. Listed below are some frequently asked questions and answers.

Shop Local, Get Rewarded!


The Village of Barrington is rewarding all local shoppers this holiday season.

Spend $150 at Village of Barrington retail stores, and receive a $50 gift card to a restaurant of your choice!

Dining, grocery, service, and gas purchases are not applicable. Must submit receipt(s) to prove purchase. Total purchase does not have to be at one store, multiple purchases adding up to $150 are eligible. While supplies last. Receipts must be for purchases before 12/25/23 and submitted no later than December 29, 2023.

Crime Free Housing Program

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Crime free housing program

The Village of Barrington Crime Free Housing Program is designed to help residents, owners, and the managers of rental property keep illegal drugs and other criminal activity off of rental property. The program requires property owners to:

  • Obtain an annual Residential Rental License
  • Attend an educational training session conducted by the Barrington Police Department
  • Add the Crime Free Lease Addendum to their tenants’ leases

Jennifer Wisniewski

Executive Assistant to the Chief of Police & Crime Free Housing Program Coordinator

(847) 304-3303



The program uses a 3-part approach which ensures the crime prevention goal, while maintaining a tenant-friendly approach:  

Phase One: Education

This involves a mandatory four hour seminar presented by the Barrington Police Department to landlords and property managers.  Topics include:  The application process, Crime free lease addendum, benefits of applicant screening, crime prevention, and C.P.T.E.D. Concepts (Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design).

Phase Two: CPTED Evaluation

This optional phase certifies that the rental property has met the security requirements for the residents’ safety using Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design (CPTED) standards. A representative from the Barrington Police Department will conduct a security evaluation of the property and make recommendations.

    Phase Three: Safety Social

    To obtain full certification, property managers and owners will host a Safety Social for their residents to involve them in preventing crime on the property and to get involved in the community. This meeting invites residents to meet with police and property management to discuss the program.

    Upon completion of all three phases of the Crime Free Housing Program, property owners may advertise their property indicating participation in the Village of Barrington Crime Free Housing Program.   Additionally, use of the Crime Free Multi-Housing Program logo will be granted for brochures and advertisements. 

      Program Benefits

      • Improved personal safety for tenants, landlords, and property managers
      • A stable tenant base
      • Lower maintenance and repairs costs
      • Increased property values

      Crime Free Housing Training Sessions

      Crime Free Housing Program education training sessions will be held by the Barrington Police Department on an ongoing basis, and offered at a variety of days and times to meet the needs of the community. The seminar will last approximately 4 hours and will be held at the Barrington Public Safety Building (400 N Northwest Hwy, Barrington, IL). 

      Participation is required for property owners and/or managers. Please submit your Residential Rental License application and pay the annual license fee prior to attending the seminar.

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