More About Eleanor

Candidate for Village of North Barrington - President

Eleanor Sweet McDonnell
Candidate for President of Village of North Barringtoin

Eleanor civic background: (Approximately 14 years of public service to North Barrington)

Past Lake County Board - Appointed Lake Zurich Rural Fire District Trustee

Helped build Fire Station #3 - Near Foglia Y

In charge of all marketing communitcations to residents to help pass needed referendum to support two new fire stations to help increase residents' safety

Charged with running dry hydrant program to protect residents.

Involved working with Harris Bank executive regarding bond issue.

Past Village of North Barrington Fire Commissioner

Oversaw Lake Zurich Rural Fire District North Barrington dry hydrant installations.

Past Village of North Barrington Plan Commission Member

Involved with helping author Village of North Barrington Comprehensive Plan. Primary editor of commision members contributions.


Eleanor supports her community:

American Cancer Society – Relay for Life of Barrington – Event Chair, Co-Chair (8 years) - Current

Managed Barrington Area community raising over $1.8 million in 8 years to help those in need with cancer and to help fund a cure of cancer.

Barrington Regional Hurricane Relief – Committee Member - Current

Barrington High School – Incubator Program – Mentor (5 years) - Current

St. Anne’s Church – Children’s evening religious classes – Past Teacher (10 years)

Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce - Past Member

Barrington Area Professional Women’s Association – Past President, Board Member, Program Chair


Eleanor’s business background:

The Remington Group, LLC – President/CEO, (Business owner for 30 years) Creating jobs.

Author of 8 books on job search and how to land a job.


Eleanor’s education:

Northwestern University – Kellogg Graduate School of Management – MBA

Boston College – Bachelor of Science – Marketing


Eleanor’s Professional and Community Awards:

2015 Influential Women in Business (The Business Ledger – Daily Herald)

2014 Women of Distinction – Lake County (Shaw Media)

2014 ATHENA International Leadership Award - Nominee



Resident of Lake County for 33 years, North Barrington

Married 23 years, mother of two wonderful young adults, ((BHS) and DePaul University) and two cats.   (Looking for a senior Golden Retriever dog)

Thank you in advance for the consideration of

voting for me on April 2, 2019!