Barrington Area Council of Governments
Barrington Area Council of Governments (BACOG) encompasses a section of approximately 90 square miles northwest of Chicago. It includes the Villages of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, North Barrington, South Barrington, and Tower Lakes. A number of characteristics, both human and physical, natural and manmade, make the area unique. These characteristics have combined to give local residents a strong sense of community, and sense of place, and have resulted in an ongoing area-wide planning program focused on maintaining the quality of the overall environment.