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  • Strong business sector will get state on trackApr 18, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Barrington letter to the editor: Taxpayers should not be punished for the failed leadership in Springfield. Taxpayers have done their part. The only viable option for the state to grow economically is to have a strong private sector and the pathway to a strong private sector and a strong economy begins with tax relief, not more tax increases.

  • Barrington man accused of drug traffickingApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    A Barrington man was arrested on charges of drug trafficking after authorities seized six pounds of marijuana worth a street value of $27,000.

  • High school finalists named for musical theater awardApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Broadway in Chicago on Thuresday announced the 24 finalists for the Illinois High School Musical Theater Awards.

  • Barrington closes skateboard loopholeApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington officials closed a potential loophole in one of its village ordinances this week by redefining the word “skateboard.” At the request of the Barrington Police Department, the term “skateboard” was broadened by the village board to include longboards, which — as the name would suggest — are longer versions of the traditional skateboard.

  • Rich Wagner, owner of Rediscover Records in Elgin, said he hopes visitors during Saturday’s Record Store Day are reminded of how much fun it is to visit a record store and talk music with employees and fellow customers. “It’s a huge day — busy but fun,” he said.

    Record Store Day expected to rock in the suburbsApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The lines could start forming as early as 6 a.m. on Saturday as dozens of suburban music fans eagerly wait for their local record store to open. Such a sight would have been all but unthinkable a decade ago. But it happens every year now on the Saturday in April known as Record Store Day.

  • Registration Deadline Nears for Free K-12 Science Teacher WorkshopApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Science teachers who wish to attend a free May 10 workshop on how to bring the excitement of NASA to their Earth Science classrooms should register by April 25.

  • Stephen Ostrander of Chicago Metropolitan Area Planning, Dr. Scott Allard, Associate Professor at the University of Chicago and expert on poverty, Tony Beltran of the Lake County Health Department and Jodi Gingiss of Lake County Community Development with Foundation executive director Sylvia Zaldivar-Sykes during a presentation about how the nationwide trend of the Suburbanization of Poverty is playing itself out in Lake County. Esther J. Cepeda

    The Lake County Community Foundation and Elected Officials to Raise Awareness About Escalating Suburban Poverty and Discuss Solutions for Lake CountyApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Lake County Community Foundation along with the Healthcare Foundation of Northern Lake County and Lake County Community Development department convene local funders, municipal and government leaders, and elected officials to raise awareness about escalating suburban poverty and discuss solutions for Lake County.

  • Free Kite Fly in PalatineApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    Ninth annual Flying 4 Kids event to be held April 26 at Riemer Reservoir.

  • Chandelier Boutique is one of many business participating in Girls on the Town 2014. Downtown Palatine Business Association

    Girls on the Town Event Coming to Palatine April 25Apr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    The evening offers extended hours from select local merchants, with opportunities to shop, pamper, dine and learn.

  • Free Screening of Documentary That Explores Economic InequalityApr 17, 2014 12:00 AM
    In partnership with A Just Harvest, Congregational United Church of Christ will host a free screening of the award-winning documentary “Inequality for All” at 1pm on Wednesday, April 23. A lively discussion led by congresswoman Jan Schakowsky will follow the viewing.

  • Bill Palmer addresses his students in his Resources in Interpersonal Communications class at Barrington High School. Palmer dropped out of Barrington High 46 years ago and uses his experience to help his students avoid making the same mistake he did.

    Barrington High educator goes from dropout to teacherApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    When Bill Palmer tells the at-risk students he teaches and counsels at Barrington High School that he understands where they are coming from, they should believe him — because when he was their age, he dropped out of Barrington High School. “I don't know if being a teacher anywhere else would have given me that same sense of belonging, meaning and purpose from helping young people,” he says.

  • Citizens for Conservation Earth Day volunteers will work 9 to 11 a.m. on Saturday, April 26, continuing the group’s restoration of its preserves.

    Northwest suburban groups to pamper EarthApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    With warmer weather finally on the horizon, two local institutions are among those in the Northwest suburbs celebrating Earth Week and Earth Day with activities to help people appreciate, enjoy and improve the natural environment.

  • Kris Howard Jensen

    Hidden Gems in Our CommunityApr 16, 2014 12:00 AM
    Hidden Gems in Our Community is a program, sponsored by Illinois State Representative Michelle Mussman, as a women’s issues advisory committee meeting. “It was developed based on the idea that there are many women living within the area, who have inspiring and unexpected stories to share,” said Magdaleno.

  • Beth Raseman, a Barrington White House board member, discusses details of the exterior of the house last November.

    Barrington’s ‘White House’ renovation plans move aheadApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington’s plan to renovate the 116-year-old “White House” into a village cultural and community center took another step forward Monday night when the village board approved a $28,300 contract to a local engineering firm to design a new, more accessible entrance to the building.

  • The Chicago Skyliners Big Band will perform at 3 p.m. Sunday, April 27, at Cutting Hall in Palatine.

    Chicago Skyliners Big Band to play in PalatineApr 15, 2014 12:00 AM
    Chicago Skyliners Big Band to perform at Cutting Hall on April 27.

  • Marie Schaack, a 102-year old volunteer at JourneyCare in Barrington, loves to come to work every day.

    Don’t just sit on the couch, says 102-year-old volunteerApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Marie Schaak is not only one of the longest serving volunteers at JourneyCare in Barrington, she's the oldest. At 102 Schaack comes to work every week to help other volunteers mail out the agency’s bereavement letters. “It’s nice to get out of the house and be with a lot of nice people," Schaak says. "I feel like I’m doing something worthwhile.”

  • Midwest Sports Academy is planning its first “Who’s Got Next” 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament, set for July 18-19.

    Midwest Sports Academy to host basketball tourneyApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    Midwest Sports Academy invites teams of all ages and skill levels to participate in the first "Who's Got Next" 3-on-3 Basketball Tournament July 18-19.

  • Elgin Junior Service Board to host its 30th production of ‘Follies’ April 26Apr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    The Elgin Junior Service Board, an 82-year-old organization, will host its 30th production of "Follies" on Saturday, April 26, at Holiday Inn in Elgin.

  • Procrastinators can Celebrate! Scientists Say it’s in Your GenesApr 14, 2014 12:00 AM
    If you’d rather put off until tomorrow what could be done today, blame your parents. Researchers have discovered there may be a genetic reason for these tendencies, genetically linking procrastination and impulsivity which suggests they can be inherited.

  • No decision on charges in Barrington ‘sexting’ caseApr 11, 2014 12:00 AM
    Barrington police said Friday that their ongoing investigation of “sexting” among some Barrington middle school students is at too early a stage to determine whether criminal charges will be pursued.

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