118. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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10-year-old James Ensign of Barrington had just turned two when he was diagnosed with acute lymphocytic leukemia. Ensign was granted a Make-A-Wish skate with the Chicago Blackhawks in April of 2013. Now a youth Make-A-Wish ambassador, James is gearing up to speak about his experience at the organization’s annual “Wish Ball” at Soldier Field on Saturday, May 3.

Barrington Suburban Life chose to share James’ inspirational story on the cover of this week’s paper.  You’ll read more about his Blackhawks experience and his recovery on the pages inside this week’s issue.

Barrington Suburban Life - May 1, 2014 Cover
Barrington Suburban Life – May 1, 2014 Cover

In addition to James Ensign’s story, reporter Tarah Thorne shared these snapshots of the some of the other features you’ll find inside this week’s paper…

Java and Jazz event at BHS

Starbucks provided coffee for a concert at Barrington High School Friday. Band Director Randy Karon said this was a performance that the community had been looking forward to all year. Read more about the “amazing creativity” of the high school musicians and find out where to catch the next performance!

Lunch and a show
Prairie Middle School student council members provided a free lunch and impressive entertainment line-up for Barrington Area Council on Aging seniors last week. The group caught a sneak peek at the upcoming Prairie musical, “Annie.” Read more about the longtime lunch tradition and what it means to area seniors in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

Earth Day

The Barrington Area Conservation trust rallied the help of Barrington High School students to help restore Pederson Preserve April 22. This year’s goal was to plant over 700 wildflowers and grasses. Check out all the dirt-filled photos!

Barrington Fire Department promotions

Village trustees swore in Bruce Peterson as the new assistant chief of the Barrington Fire Department Monday. Peterson has been with the department since 1986. With the promotion, paramedic-firefighter Ed Hartman regained his role as lieutenant – something he had lost when the department downsized Jan. 1. Read more about Peterson’s background in this week’s Barrington Suburban 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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