108. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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Through their brand new GiGi University program, GiGi’s Playhouse is helping build on-the-job confidence for special needs adults entering the workforce. Now working two jobs, at the Hugs & Mugs cafe and Mariano’s Fresh Market, 26-year-old Brian Rogala is one of many shining examples of GiGi’s job placement program’s positive results. That story takes the spotlight on the cover of this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

Barrington Suburban Life Issue - 4.24.2014
Barrington Suburban Life Issue – 4.24.2014

Barrington Suburban Life reporter Tarah Thorne says there’s much more about GiGi’s Down syndrome achievement programs in this week’s paper, along with these news and feature stories from the past week in Barrington…

Let’s talk about sexting
Barrington mother and adolescent psychiatrist Dr. Nausheen Din stepped up to openly address sexting with adults and students at two different events last week – one at the Sanfilippo Estate and another at the Lake Barrington Field House. Din said she wanted to make residents fully aware of the legal consequences of sexting and to help parents identify what “red flags” to look for.

Barrington House Bed and Breakfast, a blast from the past
The B&B owners Mary and Marty O’Donnell discuss the daily chores of maintaining such a unique establishment while Barrington area resident Dale Ankele contributes a photo of his parents holding him as a baby in front of Barrington House in 1949. Ankele said his grandparents owned the home in the 1940s and 1950s.

Get to know Lori Elo
Deer Park mother Lori Elo had participated in a Miss Illinois pageant during her college years. This past Saturday, Elo competed to be Mrs. Illinois at the Hemmens Auditorium in Elgin. Although Elo did not win the pageant, the busy business owner and parent of twins lent some insight toward the challenging and rewarding experience.

Golf game up close
Golf therapy at Accelerated Rehab Barrington involves using video analysis to slow down a patient’s golf swing and focus on how the body’s joints are affected during the game. Kildeer resident John Schleder said he hopes to gain a few tips from Nike Golf Functional Performance-certified therapist Alecia Grounds this spring.

Learn more about the program & discover even more local news & features in this week’s Barrington Sububan Life.


Barrington Suburban Life is one publication in Shaw Media’s family of FREE local newspapers published weekly in suburban Chicago. The paper arrives by mail on Thursdays to homes and businesses in zip code 60010 and you can also pick up copies at businesses all over town. Keep track of their latest stories on their website at BarringtonSuburbanLife.com or at Facebook.com/BarringtonSuburbanLife.

(In June of 2013, 365Barrington.com 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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