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Arlington Heights Daily Herald (Newspaper) - December 23, 2009, Arlington Heights, Illinois Life Story Don Klein 1930-2009 a this Region owes Don a debt of gratitude by Kimberly Pohl Kex it he daily Herald com if not for the foresight and ingenuity of Don Klein the Barrington area might have far More people and far less Green space. The executive director of the Barrington area Council of governments for 30 years Klein oversaw the unified struggle by several villages and townships to implement plan Ning and environmental policies aimed at preserving the 90-Square-mile area. The longtime Barrington resident died Friday while working in his Garden. He was 79. Quot this Region owes Don a debt of gratitude for his work Quot said Janet Agnoletti who in 2000 succeeded Klein As Council executive director. Quot he worked with governmental leaders to help shape the Region into what it is which is Countryside communities uninterrupted by suburban sprawl and strip bom on oct. 15, 1930, in Milwaukee Klein graduated with a journalism degree from Marquette University where he worked to desegregate student housing. Before that he spent four months in the Seminary studying to become a Catholic priest and joined the Catholic worker movement founded by Dorothy Day in new York City a Bow Ery neighbourhood serving the homeless. Klein a next professional move was to Chicago s near South Side where he managed the 2,000-unit i Ake Meadows housing development. More than 6,000 people lived in what was then the nation s largest integrated housing project including jazz pianist Ramsey Lewis and Chicago bears player Willie Galimore. He also taught at Depaul our i est Ohk sex Don Klein served for 30 years As the executive director of the Barrington area Council of governments. University and earned his . In sociology. Race riots broke out in the mid and late-1960s, creating an environment Klein descried As Quot Battle line status in a 1988 interview with the daily Herald. In 1967, he moved his family to South Barrington and commuted to the City until the governments Council formed in 1970. Klein s former wife Vicki said his work with the Council became his passion. Quot he was committed to pre serving the Barrington area for future generations including his own children Quot Vicki said. At Home Klein was an avid Fisherman who built up a col Lection of hundreds of fishing poles. He was also an intellectual who at times read up to six books a week Vicki said. Then there was his gardening. Klein planted Pear and Plum Trees Over the summer and maintained droves of perennials. Klein also is survived by five children a sister and his dog Lucy. Visitation will take place from 4 to 7 . Sunday dec. 27, at the Davenport family funeral Home 149 Vav. Main st., Barrington. 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Quot i want to do for the Cook county government what i be basically done for the water reclamation District. I think die county government needs to be run As a business and not the Way it s being run now. Its like a social a not very sociable social club he allowed. A there does t seem to be a dialogue taking place Between the current president and his Board Quot of Brien said during an endorsement interview at the daily Herald. Quot it s really sad when you go to some of the meetings and there Are personal barbs being thrown at each other. The attitude needs to but How would a person coming in from the outside Joe i. Own a i Lewnard n d Aily Lier Aldi oui Cook county Board president candidate Terrence o Brien effect that change Quot you have to show that you re a Leader and that you care and that you re willing to work hard Quot of Brien said. Without dismissing the other challengers to incumbent president Todd Stroger of Brien insisted he a the Only one with experience running a major government taxing body on die order of Cook county As the water reclamation District s $1.6 billion annual budget is about half the size of Cooke a. And while he lives on Chicago s Northwest Side in the Edgebrook neighbourhood he said the contacts he s built with suburban mayors and Village presidents As head of the mar a assigned after All to protect the greater Chicago areas water Supply and Avert disaster from rain and Runoff countywide a give him a connection to suburban voters. Of Brien said he would pursue government efficiencies and new forms of no tax Revenue to make things run More efficiently just As he says he has at mward. A we can t continue to tax our Way out of problems Quot he said. Of Brien said he d bring the county into compliance with the shainian decree by imposing the same exam system for nonexempt positions used at the mward so that you Quot hire people for what they know and not who they he d also put county departments on the same computer system and use interdepartmental procurement for supplies and services. He would try to unify the county Board and the Forest preserve District claim ing that there s a lot of redundancy in the division Between the two As the same Board administers both. He pointed to How he is the Only democratic candidate in the feb. 2 primary to unequivocally favor the full Rollback of the one percentage Point increase in the sales tax imposed last year that was recently Cut in half to take effect next year. Both Chicago Alderman Toni Preckwinkle and clerk of the circuit court Dorothy Brown have said they favor a full Rollback As other sources of Revenue Are found on that o Brien like Preckwinkle says much is available in state and Federal funding but added that he is the one with the most experience in procuring such Grants pointing to ongoing plans to create three major reservoirs countywide. This includes the already completed o Hara Reservoir near the Des Plaines Oasis on the Northwest tollway. At a Cost of $45 million he said it s already saved residents $100 million in flood costs. He said state and Federal Grants Are simply a matter of pursuing what is available. Quot there s a by of paperwork involved a he said Quot and you be got to be willing to get it o Brien dismissed charges that he s run a race based Campaign As the Only White in the democratic race saying he a campaigning in every neigh boyhood across the county. 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