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39. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

39. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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The Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill is making the most of all of our snow by hosting weekly snowmobile events along the lower Fox River trail.  The winter fun has been drawing big crowds and that’s the cover story in this week’s issue of Shaw Media’s Barrington Suburban Life newspaper.

Barrington Suburban Life - February 6, 2014 Issue
Barrington Suburban Life – February 6, 2014 Issue

Every Thursday reporter Tarah Thorne gives us a preview of what we’ll find inside the latest paper and here’s a look at the top stories for this week…

The Route 14 Grade Separation Project
IDOT and the village of Barrington have presented their preferred solution to Canadian National Railway train congestion and its potential safety hazards – a 20-foot highway underpass. Construction is set to begin as early as 2017. Read this week’s full story as Barrington Suburban Life takes another in-depth look at the issue set to displace several homes and businesses.

In Their Life
Barrington resident and syndicated cartoonist, Charles Boyce shares his excitement for the 20-year anniversary of his original comic panel, Compu-toon. Boyce has a long history of bringing laughter to humans’ everyday struggles with technology. Growing up in Tennessee and dabbling with various forms of art, Boyce lends readers some advice for staying ahead in the comic profession and announces his upcoming cartoon workshops in the area.

School technology funds
District 220 educational board members have a choice to make for digital age learning – will it stay or will it go? Next year’s budget is looking tight and the board will either decide to pause digital age learning, pulling out laptops from the middle schools, or expand the program, keeping laptops in grades 6 through 8 and expanding Macbook Air leases to be given to all high school students. Read more in this week’s issue of Barrington Suburban Life.

Snow sporting to the max
Port Barrington river-front business Broken Oar Marina Bar & Grill has been hosting weekly snowmobile Radar Runs and Barrington Suburban Life is full of action shots. Competitors race at top speeds, look for prize money and awe spectators. A helicopter has even been on scene. Check out the photos!

You’ll find these stories and much more in this week’s Barrington Sububan Life newspaper.


Barrington Suburban Life is a one of a family of free local newspapers in suburban Chicago owned by Shaw Media. The paper is mailed weekly to homes and businesses in zip code 60010. Watch for next week’s issue in the mail on Thursday. In the meantime, you can keep track of their latest stories on their website at or at

(In June of 2013, entered into a news & marketing partnership with Shaw Media and the Barrington Suburban Life newspaper to work together in promoting Barrington events, stories, organizations and businesses online and in print.)

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