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 is running for President of the Village of North Barrington in this next upcoming election being held Tuesday, April 2, 2019.

  • VOTE for Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for President - Village of North Barrington Tuesday, April 2, 2019




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.


"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