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  • Self-published authors can enter Soon to Be Famous Illinois Author contest Nov 20, 2014 9:02 PM
    Illinois authors who have self-published an adult fiction book may enter the second year of the Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project until Monday, Dec. 15. The Soon to be Famous Illinois Author project is being coordinated in collaboration with the Illinois Library Association and Reaching Across Illinois Library System (RAILS) and is supported by the American Library Association Digital Content Working Group, the Public Library Association (PLA), Illinois Heartland Library System.

     
  • Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab Nov 24, 2014 7:44 AM
    Friendship Village Introduces Skills Lab

     
  • Property tax appeal seminar to be held Dec. 1 Nov 25, 2014 10:00 AM
    Cook County Board of Review Commissioner Dan Patlak will hold a property tax assessment appeal seminar for taxpayers seeking to appeal their 2014 property tax assessments at 7 p.m. Monday, Dec. 1, at the Hanover Township Senior Center.

     
  • Holiday Wine Walk Nov. 22 in Barrington Nov 19, 2014 12:26 PM
    The merchants in downtown Barrington will host a Holiday Wine Walk from 2 to 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 22, to kick off the holiday shopping season by introducing shoppers and visitors to the unique shops and restaurants in Barrington.

     
  • Honor Flight a High Point For Woman Veteran at Sedgebrook Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    By 1945, at the end of WWII, less than three percent of American military personnel were women. Barbara “Bobbie” Merritt was one of them. A resident of Sedgebrook, a senior living community in Lincolnshire, Bobbie achieved the rank of Chief Petty Officer inthe Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), serving in Arlington, Virginia.

     
  • Sedgebrook Honors Veterans Nov 19, 2014 4:03 PM
    In a solemn and inspiring ceremony, Sedgebrook residents honored veterans today: those now living beside them at the Lincolnshire retirement community, those lost in the four wars during their lifetime and all those who served in our military and their families.

     
  • Annual Christmas Concert Dec. 4 at Woodlands Academy Nov 19, 2014 4:00 PM
    You’re invited to enjoy an evening of holiday music and then join in as the Woodlands Academy of the Sacred Heart Music Department presents its annual Christmas Concert on Thursday, Dec. 4, at 7 p.m.

     
  • Northwest suburban police blotter Nov 19, 2014 4:13 PM
    A security agent saw two women take several coats valued at $1,000 between 10:40 and 11:05 a.m. Nov. 14 from Dick’s Sporting Goods, 401 E. Palatine Road, Arlington Heights. Two days later, offenders attempted to remove several coats and succeeded in taking various unknown items from Dick’s.

     
  • Voter registration mix-up turned out OK Nov 18, 2014 5:00 PM
    A Barrington letter to the editor: I agree almost 100 percent with Mr. Donahue (“A modification for same-day registration,” Nov. 8), but my wife ran into a problem on Election Day. We went to the polling place we’ve used for over 20 years (and we vote in every election). I signed in and voted, but they told my wife they had no record of her and that she had to go the Hoffman Estates city hall to register and vote.

     
  • Sun City Train Club hosts holiday display Nov 17, 2014 6:53 PM
    The Model Railroad Club of Sun City Huntley will be running model trains this holiday season, starting Saturday, Nov. 22, through Dec. 28. Each year, the club raffles off three model train sets. This year’s raffle is a Canadian Pacific Passenger Train set that includes engine, cars, track and a transformer.

     
  • Jingle All the Way at Santa Hustle 5K: Comin’ to Town Saturday, Dec. 6th Nov 17, 2014 4:05 PM
    Join in on the jolly fun at the 6th annual Santa Hustle 5K Run/Walk on Saturday, December 6th starting at Chicago’s iconic Soldier Field. Race participants will be suited up with a Santa hat and beard-compliments of event producer Adrenaline Sports Management-along with a newly designed dri-fit Santa sweatshirt to boot!

     
  • Lake County 4-H Officer's Training 2014 Nov 14, 2014 3:33 PM
    Lake County 4-H Teens lead the annual officer training on November 11. Thirty five youth participated in a Parliamentary Procedure Jeopardy game created by Avni Patel, learned the importance of being a President, Vice President, Secretary and Treasurer taught by Maddie Currie, Abby Daniels, Charlotte Roberts and parent volunteer Robbie Roberts.

     
  • Friends of the Palatine Library Holiday Used Book Sale Nov. 21-23 Nov 17, 2014 9:23 AM
    The Friends of the Palatine Public Library will hold a Holiday Used Book Sale from Friday, Nov. 21, through Sunday, Nov. 23. The sale includes gift-quality books, including a 70-volume leather-bound set of the Library of Presidents, and a 19-volume leather-bound set of Hemingway novels.

     
  • It’s taking a village to renovate the Barrington White House Nov 13, 2014 2:28 PM
    More local businesses have joined the villagewide effort to renovate the historic Barrington White House before next year’s sesquicentennial festivities. Beth Raseman, the project coordinator for the village, said Insignia Kitchen and Bath will help design and outfit each of the 116-year-old house’s eight bathrooms at a greatly reduced cost, and a designer from Walter E. Smith has selected furniture for the house, which has been purchased at a discount.

     
  • Reptiles and amphibians join Citizens for Conservation Nov. 22 Nov 13, 2014 1:24 PM
    Join Citizens for Conservation (CFC) from 1-3 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 22, at the Barrington Hills Riding Center, 361 Bateman Road, Barrington Hills, for an afternoon with some of CFC’s amazing scaly friends!

     
  • Sweets show to feature Harper students, instructors Nov 12, 2014 10:23 AM
    Sweets show to feature Harper students, instructors

     
  • Barrington moves on without home rule powers Nov 11, 2014 5:30 AM
    After the Barrington residents voted no on a referendum to implement home rule in their village, Village President Karen Darch said there are no plan to put the question before voters in the immediate future. “Obviously the people have spoken,” Darch said after Monday night’s Board of Trustee meeting. Darch did leave the possibilty of home rule being brought up again in the future.

     
  • New gated subdivision proposed in Barrington Nov 11, 2014 5:51 PM
    A national developer is moving forward with plans to build a 43-home gated subdivision on South Grove Avenue in Barrington, east of the former Barn of Barrington and west of the Park Barrington subdivision.

     
  • Funding bill unfair to Dist. 220 taxpayers Nov 10, 2014 5:01 AM
    A Barrington letter to the editor: Barrington 220 strives to ensure every student receives the best educational experience possible. As a public school district, we are able to offer a wide range of services and opportunities, thanks in part to local, state and federal tax dollars. A large percentage of our state funding could be in jeopardy if the School Funding Reform Act of 2014 (SB 16) is passed.

     
  • Letter from William Norton Miller, Civil War, shared by Donald Johnson of Elgin Nov 10, 2014 12:12 PM
    Donald Johnson, of Elgin, shared this letter, written by his great-grandfather. William Norton Miller was 22 years old when he left Barrington Center (now Barrington) in 1861 to be mustered into service in Janesville, Wisconsin. Norton, as he was called, was a musician, and wrote this letter on March 1, 1863 from Belle Plain, Virginia, to an Aunt Helen living in Barrington Center.

     
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