Timberlake will celebrate Halloween the weekend before the holiday with some trick or treating and other neighborhood fun.  We will meet at the beach at 4:00 for a group picture, after the picture we will hop on the hayrides and make our way around the neighborhood.  PARENTS WEAR WALKING SHOES, IF YOU HAVE LITTLES BRING STROLLERS FOR THEM.  Neighbors will be at the end of their driveways with their goodies. The hayride will end back at the beach where we will have dinner and watch an outdoor movie.  It should be a fun filled night!

No need to register your house for passing out candy this year. If it’s a nice day we can have 100 kids. If it’s bad weather we still can have at least 50.  There will be plenty of kids walking around to collect.  So bundle up and plan on hanging out at the end of your driveway to meet all the trick or treaters!  I included a map with approximate times the hayrides will pass by your house.  If your house isn’t on the route please plan on meeting us at an intersection or a neighbor’s driveway.

The hayride/trick or treat route can found here: Halloween Trick or Treat Map 2018

Saturday, October 27th

Trick or Treating – 4-6

Dinner/Movie – 6-8

*bring a chair or blanket 

S’mores Around the Burning Skulls – 8-?

Save the Date for October 27th…RAIN DATE IS SUNDAY, OCTOBER 28TH


Honeybrown Photography is offering FREE photos of your kids/family in your costumes.  Sign up for a photo session here:

Questions?  Ask Maria at

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The Illinois Tollway is conducting an Open House on the Proposed Route 53 Extension (Now known as the “Tri-County Access Project”)

Thursday, September 6, 2018
Between 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Concorde Banquet Hall
20922 N. Rand Road
Kildeer, Illinois

The Illinois Tollway is holding an open house “to provide an overview” of plans regarding the Route 53 extension (recently rebranded as the Tri-County Access Project) and potential alternatives. This is part of the Tollway’s renewed effort to complete an Environmental Impact Statement on the Route 53 Extension, which began earlier this year. There will be no formal speeches or presentations at this open house.

Mayor Joseph Mancino and the Village Board of Trustees ask all residents to attend this open house and fill out a comment card, so that our voices are heard all the way to the Federal Highway Administration. This is how we have defeated the Route 53 Extension in the past, and it’s the key to doing it again. As long as we demonstrate that there is no consensus in favor of the extension, the Tollway will have a very hard time obtaining the political license to build it.

In Hawthorn Woods, the proposed Route 53 extension would be devastating to our quality of life, and we believe there are simpler, more cost-effective methods to relieving local traffic congestion. For instance, we support grade separation of the railroad tracks at Gilmer and Old McHenry, and the expansion of existing east-west roads (like Routes 83, 45, and 120) where traffic congestion is thickest.

However, we do not support an expressway or Tollway through the middle of Hawthorn Woods. The Route 53 Extension could contaminate our well water with salt spray runoff, subject our families to air pollution, disturb our peace and quiet with truck traffic noise throughout the day and night, endanger our dark skies initiative for migratory birds and insects, and impact our residents financially with higher tolls and taxes. Altogether, it would permanently change the rural lifestyle of Hawthorn Woods.

Please keep in mind that our biggest adversary in this fight is not the Illinois Tollway. It’s complacency. We can’t afford to assume that, just because the Route 53 Extension has never been built before, it can’t happen now. The project has never been built, because our residents made their voices heard, and that’s what we need to do again.

Please stop by the open house and fill out a comment card. Our voices need to be heard. Now is the time to make your opinion count!

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Maria Peterson
125 Carriage Road
North Barrington, IL  60010

Candidate for Lake County Board
District 17
Personal Biography

While attending Loyola University of Chicago, Maria served as a mediator and negotiator.  After graduating from The John Marshall School of Law, she practiced law at the U.S. Department of Labor, litigating workplace safety violations, including death; and fighting for Black Lung benefits for coal miners that were denied benefits from the coal companies they dedicated their lives to.

Upon moving to North Barrington, Maria started her own business, FitCore, Inc to help those who needed continued strength training after being released from physical therapy, as well as personal training and small group exercise classes.

Maria also served as a Board Member for the consumer watchdog group, Citizens Utility Board (CUB), as well as a Board Member of the State Employees Retirement System of Illinois.  Maria was elected to one of the very first Local School Councils established in Chicago to promote parent, teacher and administrative communication and policy that served each individual school best.

Currently, Maria serves on the North Barrington Plan Commission, and is a long-time member of the Sierra Club and Citizens for Conservation (CFC).  She is also a member of the following:

Barrington Breakfast Rotary Club, Barrington Area Conservation Trust, Lake Zurich Area Chamber of Commerce, Wauconda Area Chamber of Commerce and the League of Women Voters of Lake County.

Mariacarries in her heart a deep love for helping people, conservation of the environment, and good government.

Maria and her husband, Ken are the proud parents of three adult sons, and the grandparents of 22 month old Ezra.

Maria and Ken also have two dogs, Chuleta and Taquito; and two cats, Ivana and Shadow.

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Dues for 2018 Annual Membership are $430.00.

If you prefer to pay via check, you can send a check made out to the Timberlake Civic Association:

Timberlake Civic Association
P.O. Box 3421
Barrington, IL 60010

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