Barrington Area Endorsements:

"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 and Past Plan Commission Memeber, Village of North Barrington

"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, North Barrington Resident, FOunder of Citizens for Conservation

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

Jackie Andrews - Current Trustee - Village of North Barrington

"Eleanor Sweet McDonnell has been a resident of North Barrington and Lake County for over 33 years.  She has made substantial contributions to our village and its residents.  We sincerely believe that Eleanor is the best person to be our representative on the Lake County Board and will more effectively serve our interests."

Lawrence Jay Weiner, Current Trustee, Village of North Barrington, , Terri P. Tepper, Resident of North Barrington

" Eleanor is a tireless worker who is a champion of many worthy causes.  She has a history of civic involvement and has held numerous leadership roles.  I was fortunate to meet her when she was chairing the Relay for Life effort for the American Cancer Society.  She has passion and conviction along with high integrity. Her motivation, intellectual curiosity and being a good steward of public funds is exactly what we need today in government She will listen and ask the right questions to lead to better decisions and outcomes.  She is the right candidate for us today and suggest you vote for her in the March 20th primary"

Jason Lohmeyer, Trustee, Village of Barrington, Resident Lake County

"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, Village of Barrington resident, Lake County

Eleanor is determined to fulfill her commitments, and she is filled with enough energy to do it!  Eleanor has a genuine passion to serve the community.  We became acquainted with Eleanor in her capacity as Chair of the Relay for Life of Barrington, and her sustained commitment to that event has been remarkable.  She is knowledgeable and driven and would be a strong-minded and hard-working public servant for Lake County residents.

Susan and Paul Rodriguez, Village of Barrington resident, Lake County residents

"Make an educated decision and vote for Eleanor Sweet McDonnell for Lake County Board-District 17. She has heart, hope, and a hearty work ethic. All the ingredients needed for a rejuvenating recipe that will revive Lake County residents' belief in government. A woman of integrity, intelligence, and interests that will only contribute to a better place to live. Join the movement needed in order to make a difference, by voting on March 20th."

Beth Thanke, Teacher, Barrington School District 220, Resident Lake County