Thank you for electing me President of the Village of North Barrington.

Proud and humbled to serve you the residents of North Barrington.

Committed. Passionate. Champion.

"I am not running as a politician. I am running as a North Barrington resident to champion your voice, your interests -- not mine. That is my promise to you."

Eleanor Sweet McDonnell has lived in North Barrington for over 33 years. She and her husband are raising two children who attend Barrington School District 220.  She is a committed advocate for the community, an author, a successful business owner, and recipient of numerous awards including 2015 Influential Women in Business Award and the 2014 Women of Distinction. Eleanor won as President of the Village of North Barrington in the election  held Tuesday, April 2, 2019. She won against the incumbent with 60% of the votes.

  • Thank you for your vote, Eleanor Sweet McDonnell, President - Village of North Barrington.




Advocate on the resident's behalf to eliminate excess spending and work on ways to reduce spending in the Village of North Barrington.


Bring more new residents to North Barrington. Launch a rebranding and marketing campaign, promoting our "We Love North Barrington tm" to potential residents and area Real Estate agents.


Be a strong voice for our children and adults with special needs. Work closely with all groups to enhance the quality of life in North Barrington, free of drugs, crime, abuse, and addictions. Support our senior citizens with support and resources.


Proactive about North Barrington's open spaces and natural resources such as native plants, animals, ecological systems,  and air & drinking water quality.

North Barrington President - Candidate - Endorsements:

I have worked with Eleanor as a friend and neighbor to improve and protect our village for over thirty years. Whatever the cause she has always provided positive energy and the dedication to make an impact. I served with her on the North Barrington Planning Commission drafting the 2004 Comprehensive Plan. I witnessed her leadership skills as well as her ability to compromise and accept the expertise of others. Her understanding of the plan and commitment to the residents will help keep the village of North Barrington a very special place to live. Most importantly she upholds the highest standards of honesty and integrity.

- Dr Gery Herrmann, Chair Plan Commission, Village of North Barrington

Eleanor Sweet McDonnell stands out as the candidate that residents of North Barrington need as President of the Village. Her business and civic background, as well as her service to the Village, coupled with a great work ethic and involvement in our broader community, will serve the Village well.  Her concern for and action on behalf of quality of life issues align closely with those of our residents.

She has been a resident of the Village for 33 years and has a highly recognized record of accomplishment professionally.  She is a proven, hard-working, committed advocate for the residents of North Barrington.

- Sam Oliver, Director, Citizens for Conservation, 1984-2015 Past Member, Barrington District 220 Board of Education Past Chairwoman, American Heart Association of Metro Chicago Trustee, JourneyCare Foundation Board member, Harper College Educational Foundation

It is my pleasure to endorse Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President of the Village of North Barrington.

Eleanor reported to me while she was the North Barrington Trustee on the Lake Zurich Rural Fire District.

Eleanor has been a long-time active resident, always supporting the residents, their safety, interests and her community.

More than that Eleanor has been very involved in a number of volunteer community activities helping the community and being recognized with awards for her dedication to the community.

She has been a long-time resident of Village of North Barrington for 34 years.

Eleanor would be an excellent President for the Village of North Barrington. 

- Stevenson Mountsier, Past Lake County Board District 17 and Barrington School District 220 School Board Member

It is without reservation that I strongly endorse Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President of the Village of North Barrington. I have had the opportunity to work side by side with Eleanor. I have witnessed her work ethic and her commitment to our community. Eleanor is a woman of the highest integrity.

I believe that if we elect Eleanor as the President of the Village of North Barrington, we will see her represent our interests as taxpayers; ensuring that our money is spent judiciously. She will begin efforts to ensure that North Barrington is promoted so that people are aware of what a great community we have, and she will ensure that our environment is protected.

Eleanor has a long track record of serving our community. Her achievements in public service are many. Eleanor has the background, the commitment and the enthusiasm to represent us in a way that we need at this crucial time given the circumstances in our State and local governments.

I urge you to vote for Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President of the Village of North Barrington. 

- Cindy Johnson, North Barrington Resident

“Eleanor is what we need in our local government honest hardworking and dedicated to the people she represents.

Her credentials speak for themselves."

- Jackie Andrew, Current Trustee, Village of North Barrington

My friend, Eleanor McDonnell, is running for NB village President. I met Eleanor in 2004 when our daughters started first grade at NB elementary.   Over the years we worked together as room moms, on PTO, and Relay for Life.  Eleanor is a tireless worker, and only has the best interests of the people in mind. Please go out and vote for Eleanor Sweet McDonnell on April 2.

- Karen Luedtke

Over the past year I have had a firsthand opportunity to observe Eleanor’s passion for her community, coupled with intelligence and hard work. She is a true team player, motivated by a selfless desire to “serve” in whatever capacity she is called upon by her friends, neighbors and community.  I believe that Eleanor is well suited to lead North Barrington forward as its next Village President.

- Mike Danforth - Lake County Board Member - District 17

Past Endorsements:

"Eleanor has been an energizing force in our Barrington area community, championing local causes, mentoring women and teens, and taking the lead on important community-wide events such as Barrington Relay for Life"

- Susan Corr, President, Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce

"Eleanor played an active role on the North Barrington Plan Commission and was instrumental in the creation of its Comprehensive Plan.  She is well versed in the mechanics of government, does her homework, manifests a keen insight into the issues and is a team player in negotiating simple, workable solutions."

" She will be an effective and strong candidate in looking out and protecting the interests of our residents."

- Martin R. Pais, Current Plan Commission Member, Past Chair, Plan Commission Village of North Barrington

"Eleanor is a workhorse!  If you want someone working on your behalf with a big heart, vote for Eleanor."

"I have personally witnessed Eleanor’s passion, commitment, and unbelievable work ethic dedicated to various efforts which have enriched people’s lives.  How refreshing to have someone run for public office not as a politician but as a neighbor, resident, and someone you are able to call a friend."

“I am endorsing Eleanor Sweet McDonnell as a candidate for the Lake County Board – District 17. I strongly suggest you vote for her in the March 20th  primary!”

- Bob Lee, 2013 Citizen of the Year Award – Barrington Area Development Council Founder of Ride for 3 Reasons

Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for Lake County Board

"Eleanor Sweet McDonnell stands out as the candidate that residents of District 17 need as our representative on the Lake County Board.  Her business and civic background, involvement in our broader community, and concern for and action on behalf of quality of life issues align closely with those of our population."

" She has been a resident of the District for 33 years, with a highly recognized record of accomplishment professionally and is a proven, committed advocate for the residents of District 17."

- Sam Oliver, Founder of Citizens for Conservation, Past Trustee of the Barrington School District Board, Past Chairwoman of American Heart Association of Metro Chicago

"With her passion for life, her desire to help those that are in need and her will to make things better for generations to come, Eleanor is truly an amazing lady"

- 2014 Women of Distinction Award , Suburban Life Magazine - Shaw Media