Friday, January 4, 2013
Ladel, a golden retriever, at St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods has been called to service.
Chicago-area K-9 Comfort Dogs, a ministry from Lutheran Church Charities (LCC), have been aiding in the healing in Newtown, CT, since shortly after the Sandy Hook Elementary School tragedy occurred. On Jan. 1, Ladel, a Comfort Dog from St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods, left with a team of dogs and handlers for Newtown. Ladel was invited to Newtown High School to provide the unconditional love and compassion that define Comfort Dogs. The last months have been busy for Ladel as she recently served in New Jersey after Hurricane Sandy devastated the area. Ladel lives with Senior Pastor Tim Kinne’s family at the parsonage in Mundelein. Deb Kinne, the pastor’s wife and Ladel’s primary handler, said Ladel was the first Comfort Dog …
Friday, October 12, 2012
By unanimous vote, the Lake County Board approved the revised Dimucci rezoning and PUD at Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road.
Friday, October 12, 2012
The following news release was submitted by Friedlander Communications Ltd., the public relations firm representing the Village of North Barrington. The Lake County Board Tuesday (October 9, 2012) passed a resolution by a vote of 23 to 0 to approve a plan for a potential shopping center, local community activity center and offices on the controversial 108.75 acres of land known as the Dimucci Family Property at Rand and Old McHenry roads. Strict requirements were placed on the Dimucci family about what can go onto 53 acres of the land with the remainder to be held forever as open space. It currently is available as farm land. Features for building on the site are under pages of codicils for storm water, quality of stores, what may not be …
Thursday, October 4, 2012
Planning, Building and Zoning Committee recommends approval of rezoning.
The proposal for rezoning and a Planned Unit Development for the Dimucci property at Old McHenry Road and Rte. 12 will go before the Lake County Board on Oct. 9. The Dimucci family is requesting rezoning and a PUD for a commercial development on the 109-acre Dimucci property, which is at the southeast corner of Route 12 and Old McHenry Road, near Hawthorn Woods. The proposal has gone through an extensive review process throughout the summer, which included numerous public hearings in which residents expressed their concerns over the controversial proposal. The Dimucci proposal will now move on to the Lake County board. Lake County will simultaneously vote on the intergovernmental agreement between the county and the villages. The …
Tuesday, September 11, 2012
Next public hearing includes more public comment, tonight, at 5 p.m.
After a month extension, public hearings regarding the rezoning of the Dimucci property at Old McHenry Road and Route 12 resumed, Sept. 6. The flavor of the meetings was noticeably changed. The villages of North Barrington and Hawthorn Woods, previously leading the opposition, were no longer fighting the rezoning. However, neighbors of the Dimucci property remained adamantly opposed and vocal in their opposition. The Zoning Board of Appeals hearings are for rezoning the 109- acre site from residential to general commercial and a Planned Unit Development on the site. In the past month the Lake County Planning Department met with North Barrington and Hawthorn Woods to negotiate changes to the original plan proposed by the Dimuccis. The …
Friday, August 10, 2012
County says discussions with Hawthorn Woods and North Barrington are productive and ongoing.
Lake County Planning, Building and Development announced that the Dimucci property public hearings will be continued until Wednesday, Aug. 29, at Concorde Banquets, 20922 N. Rand Road, Kildeer, at 5 p.m. The Dimucci family is requesting rezoning and a PUD for a commercial development on the 109-acre Dimucci property, which is at the southeast corner of Route 12 and Old McHenry Road, near Hawthorn Woods. On Wednesday, July 25, the Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals granted a request to continue the hearing for the Dimucci Property application to Wednesday, Aug. 15, to allow time for the County and the Villages of Hawthorn Woods and North Barrington to meet regarding the project. According to Lake County Planning, "as these discussions are…
Tuesday, July 24, 2012
County staff agrees to meet with Hawthorn Woods and North Barrington officials to discuss controversial rezoning at Old McHenry Road and Rte. 12.
The Lake County Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) is scheduled to meet for the second public hearing on rezoning and PUD of the Dimucci property on Rte. 12, on Wednesday, July 25. However, the meeting may be very short as the County will request a postponement until Aug. 15. The County sent this communication, this afternoon, to media and residents on the County's email update list regarding the Dimucci property: “Throughout the Dimucci property development review process, numerous public calls have been made for the County and the Villages of Hawthorn Woods and North Barrington to meet and discuss the project. Prior to the villages making comments to the Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA), the County and the villages have agreed to meet and …
Thursday, July 19, 2012
The Lake County ZBA held first of several public hearings on the controversial rezoning from residential to commercial and PUD of land at Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road.
The majority of the first Zoning Board of Appeals (ZBA) public hearing on rezoning and a Planned Unit Development, or PUD, for the Dimucci property was devoted to presentations by the petitioner, in a four-hour meeting that drew about 200 residents, July 18. John Dimucci, his family, and attorney Mark Eiden presented their case for commercial rezoning and a PUD on their property. Dimucci told ZBA members that the 109-acre property, on the southeast corner of Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road, has been in his family for three generations and it has jurisdictional issues, which has made it difficult to sell. “The stain placed on the property would remain unless we were able to do something about it. We’re in the jurisdiction of Lake County; we’…
Thursday, July 12, 2012
The Lake County RPC decided in a 5-3 vote not to recommend the controversial rezoning from residential to commercial and Planned Unit Development for the property on Rte. 12 and Old McHenry Road.
After four hours of debate and discussion, Wednesday, the Lake County Regional Planning Commission (RPC) denied its stamp of approval for plans for a commercial development on the 109-acre Dimucci property, which is at the southeast corner of Route 12 and Old McHenry Road, near Hawthorn Woods. Some concerns raised by commissioners included a lack of specific details regarding the proposed Planned Unit Development (PUD). "We dont' know what this is going to be so we don't know the impact. We don’t know what discussion to have . . . offices are significantly different than a big mall with restaurants and retail," said RPC commissioner Loraine Ray."We don't know what a possible developer is going to want to build here." "It leads to real …