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  • Survey shows that despite Barrington’s wealth, financial concerns remain Sep 25, 2014 6:36 PM
    Barrington-area residents are among the nation’s wealthiest and they’re living longer, but concerns about unemployment and finances exist under the surface, according to the results of the comprehensive 2014 Healthier Barrington Study.

  • Barrington leaders hosting series of town-hall meetings Sep 10, 2014 7:54 PM
    Barrington village leaders are taking their show on the road, leaving village hall over the next six weeks to host a series of town-hall meetings to inform residents about pressing matters, including an upcoming vote on home rule, and listen to their concerns. Village President Karen Darch said the village board decided to host the meetings in part because not many residents attend their regular meetings.

  • Barrington launches campaign encouraging living wills Jul 24, 2013 4:04 PM
    Barrington’s famous fundraising bicyclist Bob Lee is the driving force behind a new campaign to get everyone 18 and older in the Barrington area to complete a comprehensive but easy-to-do living will. The BeAtEase campaign aims to let loved ones know all aspects of care the Barrington area’s adults would wish to receive in the event of an incapacitating injury or illness.

  • Barrington library to start $8.7 million renovation Apr 22, 2013 10:03 PM
    Barrington trustees Monday gave the green light to a long-planned, $8.7 million renovation of the Barrington Area Public Library, which is now expected to be completed in about 10 months. While most of the changes to the 35-year-old, 39,750-square-foot building at 505 N. Northwest Highway will be internal, there also will be a couple slight modifications to the exterior.

  • Carrie Carr: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    Candidate information for Carrie Carr, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

  • Barbara Pintozzi: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:04 PM
    Candidate information for Barbara Pintozzi, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

  • Carolyn Clifford: Candidate Profile Feb 22, 2013 6:03 PM
    Candidate information for Carolyn Clifford, running for Barrington Area Library Board (6-year Terms)

  • Our money just keeps flowing out Jan 14, 2013 4:59 AM
    Letter to the editor: Carol Schubert complains that if you live in the Barrignton area, your tax money is like a river flowing away from you. "When will we wake up and complain loud and often to those in charge?" she asks.

  • Friends of Barrington Library face uncertain future Dec 10, 2012 10:31 PM
    For 56 years, the current incarnation of the Friends of the Barrington Area Library has consistently helped provide additional fundraising for the library through book sales. But on Monday, the Friends' board of directors bluntly asked the library board whether the services of its volunteers will be wanted anymore once a $5 million renovation project is done in 2014.

  • Rejected Santa Claus leads to criticism of Barrington library Dec 6, 2012 10:39 AM
    For the second time this fall, volunteers are expressing disappointment with a decision and what they see as a lack of adequate communication on the part of the Barrington Area Library. This time, it's Barrington resident Barb Germain who's sore over the library's rejection, for reasons she feels remain unclear, of a $20 Santa Claus figure she bought for her garden club's annual display in the library's youth services department.

  • Barrington library book sale’s future uncertain Oct 22, 2012 3:31 PM
    This past weekend's book sale by the Friends of the Barrington Area Library was the last one until the library's planned $5 million renovation is completed in 2014, and perhaps the final one altogether. "People stand there with their mouths open. They just can't believe it," said Friends board member Sue Allman.

  • Barrington library seeks board candidates Oct 15, 2012 12:02 AM
    Petition packets are available for Barrington Public Library District residents interested in running for library trustee in the April 9, 2013 election. Three library trustee seats are up for election, each with a six-year term.

  • Find a summer novel at Barrington used book sale Jun 12, 2012 10:31 AM
    What better way to spend a summer afternoon than buried in a book? The Friends of the Barrington Area Library will hold its June book sale Saturday, June 16, and Sunday, June 17, at the library, 505 N. Northwest Highway, Barrington. Saturday hours will be 9 a.m.-5 p.m.; Sunday hours will be 1-5 p.m.

  • Citizens for Conservation to hold 41st annual meeting Mar 1, 2012 11:18 AM
    Citizens for Conservation (CFC) the Barrington-based nonprofit, will hold its 41st annual meeting on Wednesday, March 14, at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Highway. The evening begins at 6 p.m. with a networking hour and Flint Creek Wildlife Rehabilitation live birds.

  • Barrington chamber hosts economic summit Jan 20, 2012 11:13 AM
    The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce will host its annual State of the Region Economic Summit from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 31 at Makray Memorial Golf Club, 1010 E. Northwest Highway in Barrington.

  • Barrington library could get $5.7 million upgrade Jan 4, 2012 5:18 AM
    Barrington Area Library officials are mulling a $5.7 million renovation to help meet what they consider to be some lingering needs following the failure of the 2008 referendum that proposed a whole new building. “The library has really become more than a place with books sitting on a shelf,” library board President Donald Minner said.

  • Furniture store food drive for Palatine Twp. pantry Nov 8, 2011 8:32 AM
    Because they believe it’s important for everyone to have a delicious, nutritious Thanksgiving dinner, the staff at Honquest Furniture for Living is sponsoring a holiday food drive. Nonperishable foods collected will be delivered to the Township of Palatine Food Pantry just in time for Thanksgiving.

  • Gaffney town hall tour: Oct 10, 2011 11:23 PM
    State Representative Kent Gaffney, R-Lake Barrington, has announced a Town Hall Tour in communities across the 52nd Legislative District.

  • Local writers to read at Barrington library cafe Sep 19, 2011 11:56 AM
    Local writers will read their original poems, stories and memoirs from 7-9 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23, at the Barrington Area Library, 505 N. Northwest Hwy., Barrington.

  • Barrington Library logo gets a makeover Jun 27, 2011 10:19 AM
    A Glen Ellyn design student's design has been chosen as the new Barrington Area Library's new logo. The library approached the Harrington College of Design in Chicago for help to create a design that represents its community vision.

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