Our Mission: “To foster cooperation and strategies to address regional challenges and support the BACOG Comprehensive Regional Plan


BACOG has a rich history of environmental planning and regional cooperative initiatives spanning over 40 years. BACOG met for the first time April 25, 1970 in recognition of the need for cooperation to respond to increasing development pressures and to protect the quality of life for residents in the Barrington Area.

BACOG’s members are the Villages of Barrington, Barrington Hills, Deer Park, Lake Barrington, South Barrington, Tower Lakes and the Township of Barrington.

For a more comprehensive BACOG history view Robert Teska’s “Barrington Area Plans for Controlled Growth”, Barbara L. Benson’s “A History of the Barrington Area Council of Governments” and Don Klein’s “Barrington Local History”.