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  • Unstable furniture can lead to injuries, even death, to children Feb 26, 2015 6:00 AM
    From 2000 to 2013, 279 people were killed by falling TVs and furniture. Lisa Siefert of Barrington Hills has been trying to inform parents about how to prevent such accidents. Siefert ’s 2-year-old son, Shane, died in 2011 when he attempted to climb a dresser in his bedroom and it fell on him.

     
  • Girl Scouts to recruit career-minded girls for “Camp CEO” Feb 28, 2015 12:26 AM
    Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois is seeking high school girls — Girl Scouts and non-Girl Scouts — entering 10th grade or higher, for its “Camp CEO” program this summer. Girls must complete and turn in their applications by Wednesday, March 11.

     
  • Barrington Hills trustees accuse president of politically motivated investigation Feb 25, 2015 6:32 PM
    Barrington Hills trustees are accusing Village President Martin McLaughlin of hiring special counsel to do a a "baseless and politically motivated" investigation of them over their approval of the village's horse-boarding ordinance.

     
  • New horse boarding rules in Barrington Hills survive veto Feb 25, 2015 6:04 PM
    After years of debate, Barrington Hills residents finally have rules regarding the number of horses they can board on their property. Village trustees on Monday voted to overturn Village President Marty McLaughlin’s veto of boarding regulations first approved by the board in December.

     
  • Sunburns just as likely in the winter, so use sunscreen Feb 25, 2015 1:02 PM
    Just because it’s cold outside doesn’t mean you can put away your sunscreen, especially if you are heading out to the slopes for skiing or snowboarding.

     
  • Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day Wednesday, March 18, 2015 Feb 26, 2015 11:11 AM
    The Illinois State Rifle Association and IllinoisCarry.com will be sponsoring their annual Illinois Gun Owner Lobby Day (IGOLD) on Wednesday, March 18, 2015 in Springfield, IL.

     
  • Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois to celebrate National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend Feb 24, 2015 7:32 PM
    On Feb. 27 to March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois, along with its sister councils across the country, will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. News: National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • AOIIs, guests ‘Focus on Fun’ at annual auction March 15 Feb 24, 2015 7:25 PM
    Continuing with their “Focus” theme for the year, Alpha Omicron Pi and their guests will “Focus on Fun” on Sunday, March 15, when they meet at the home of Cathy Grain in South Barrington.

     
  • Join in National Girl Scout Weekend Feb. 27-March 1 Feb 24, 2015 12:17 PM
    This Feb. 27 through March 1, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will participate in National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a celebration of all the fun and excitement girls have selling Girl Scout Cookies. National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend will give girls in northern Illinois a chance to show off their cookie-selling skills by participating in booth and direct sales throughout the area.

     
  • Barrington Hills rejects plan to change 911 service, for now Feb 24, 2015 7:10 PM
    The Barrington Hills village board Monday night rejected a proposal to outsource the village’s emergency dispatch operations to a Carpentersville-based 911 center, citing a need for more information. Village President Martin McLaughlin said village consultants who looked over the proposal said the move would save the village $3 million over 10 years.

     
  • The Weight to bring the music of The Band to ECC on March 13 Feb 25, 2015 6:37 PM
    The Weight, a five-piece ensemble featuring members of The Band, The Levon Helm Band and the Rick Danko Group, will honor and perform the music of one of the most influential bands of the 20th century on Friday, March 13. The performance will begin at 7 p.m. at the Elgin Community College Arts Center.

     
  • Barrington Chamber hosts Regional Economic Summit Feb 23, 2015 1:49 PM
    The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce hosted more than 120 guests at its annual Economic Summit on Wednesday morning, Feb. 11, at The Garlands of Barrington. The annual event was hosted by the BACC Government Affairs Council.

     
  • Breaking the Code Feb 23, 2015 10:17 AM
    Breaking the Code (BTC) is a research-based prevention simulation that highlights the existence and harmfulness of a hidden and unchallenged bullying social structure.

     
  • Girl Scout Summer Camp offers adventure for all girls Feb 20, 2015 5:39 PM
    Did you know that girls who regularly spend time outdoors more readily seek challenges and are better problem solvers than their peers? According to a recent study by the Girl Scout Research Institute, “More Than S’mores,” girls benefit immensely from time spent outdoors. In 2015, Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will be offering summer camp to all girls — not just Girl Scouts — in first to 12th grade.

     
  • Cary bass player’s heart condition inspires suburban band Pulsebeat Feb 19, 2015 5:28 AM
    For the young members of the band Pulsebeat, the thrill of playing onstage is not just about getting lost in the music while crowds cheer them on — there’s also the reward of doing it for a great cause. “It brings our gift of music into something that’s worth it,” adds bass player Matt Jazwinski, 12, of Cary, whose heart condition inspires the band.

     
  • Learn what it takes to get ideas into laws Feb 16, 2015 8:58 PM
    4-H members in Illinois will learn how ideas become law during a mock debate in the Chambers of the Illinois House of Representatives March 27-28 in Springfield. Delegates will debate mock bills using the same process used by real legislators in the Illinois House and Senate, including use of the House microphones and voting buttons to determine the fate of various bills. 4-H members who were at least 14 years of age by Sept. 1, 2014 may register online at go.illinois.edu/4hgreatdebate by March 13.

     
  • Unidentified Body Found in North Carolina Has Streamwood Connection Feb 17, 2015 1:00 AM

    Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System

    The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children's Facebook site, Help ID Me, recently contacted Streamwood Behavioral Healthcare System to help spread the word to local resources in hopes that the young man might be identified. New technology helped to produce an image to show what the unidentified teenager may have looked like. Help give him back his name. John Doe is a Caucasian male between the ages of 15-20, who had short, light brown hair, stood five feet nine inches tall and weighed 171 pounds. He was wearing jeans, a blue plaid long-sleeved shirt, a brown jacket and sneakers. Investigators believe he was transient for some time prior to his death, and may have lost touch with relatives. They believe he spent time in Florida, Illinois and Tennessee before arriving in North Carolina. If you have any information, please call 1-800-THE-LOST. A complete story can be found by the Crossroads Chronicle here: http://www.crossroadschronicle.com/pages/full_story_free/push?article-Body+still+unidentified+after+31+years%20&id=26459663&instance=top_stories Link to National Center for Missing & Exploited Children Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/HelpIDMe

     
  • Toms-Price hosts “Professional Secrets to Container Gardening” in March Feb 16, 2015 7:26 AM
    Toms-Price hosts “Professional Secrets to Container Gardening” in March

     
  • Images: Photo Contest Finalists Feb 13, 2015 1:00 AM
    Each week you submit your favorite photo. We pick the best of them and select the finalists. Here are the finalists for the week of February 9.

     
  • TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel Feb 16, 2015 7:20 AM
    TMA’s Zach Mottl Appointed to United States Manufacturing Panel

     
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