The Village of Bannockburn on Saturday is inviting residents to stop by its first "Battle of Bannockburn BBQ" cook off where local officials from five towns will compete for the best barbecue in the area.
It's designed in part to celebrate the end of construction on Route 22 that has negatively impacted nearby business, said Police Chief Ron Price.
"We have felt badly for the shopping center (Bannockburn Green Retail Center) because of the construction," Price said.
The fun kicks off at 8:30 a.m. with a 5K walk/run, sponsored by Midtown Athletic Competition as part of the day's events. At 9:30 a.m. at the Bannockburn Green Retail Center – located at the corner of Waukegan and Half Day roads – local mayors and other village officials from Bannockburn, Deerfield, Lake Forest, Lake Bluff, and Riverwoods will start cooking and will continue until about 4 p.m. Samples will be handed out to patrons, Price said.
Local judges, including Julie Morrison, township supervisor, Ann Maine, Lake County Board, David Stoleman, Lake County Board chairman and Congressman Robert Dold, will decide what towns' local officials win the barbecue title.
Live music will also be provided. Deja Vue will perform between 9:30 a.m. and 10:45 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. and 11:05 a.m. and 12:20 p.m. April's Reign will perform between 12:50 p.m. and 2:05 p.m. and 2:25 p.m. and 3:40 p.m.