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Lake County police departments to participate in regional safety initiative on Route 59 on Monday

The Antioch and Barrington police departments, along with several other northern Illinois law enforcement agencies, will participate in a regional traffic safety initiative on Route 59 on Monday. The Naperville Police Department announced on Thursday that several police departments in northern Illinois, including two Lake County departments, will conduct a traffic safety initiative on Route […]

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Railroad crossing on Route 59 in Barrington to close in both directions for repairs

A busy section of Route 59 in Barrington will be closed in both directions for nearly a week starting this coming weekend so crews can repair a railroad crossing. The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) announced the closure will take place on Route 59, also known as Hough Street, north of James Street. IDOT said […]

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Over 200 birds die in a week from flu outbreak at forest preserve in Barrington

Officials estimate over 200 birds have died from a flu outbreak at Baker’s Lake in Barrington last week. According to laboratory results from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, the large bird population at the Baker’s Lake forest preserve in Barrington is suffering from a presumed outbreak of H5 avian influenza, the Forest Preserves of […]

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Libertyville and Barrington among Lake County school districts to go mask-optional following court ruling

Multiple schools in Lake County, including some in Libertyville, Barrington, Buffalo Grove and Lake Forest, have gone mask-optional following the court ruling regarding school COVID mitigations. Libertyville School District 70 Board of Education held a special board meeting Monday evening to discuss the topic. The board voted 5-2 in favor of adjusting mitigations to no […]

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SWAT team responds after police confront suspects who tried burglarizing car dealership in Barrington

A SWAT team was called to a car dealership in Barrington Tuesday after police interrupted a burglary in progress, authorities said. The incident happened Tuesday morning at Motor Werks of Barrington, 1475 South Barrington Road. Barrington Assistant Police Chief John Burke said there was a burglary attempt at the business. The offenders fled the location […]