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130. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

130. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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Barrington village plan and architectural review commissioners have approved a one-story amendment to the two-story development project proposed to be the “Village Center” at Hough and Main Streets. This week’s Barrington Suburban Life has all the specific details of what residents can expect if village board members also approve the amendment at their next board meeting May 19.

Barrington Suburban Life Issue - 5.15.2014
Barrington Suburban Life Issue – 5.15.2014

That’s the cover story for this week’s issue of Barrington Suburban Life, but reporter Tarah Thorne says there are many more great features inside this week’s issue…

Barrington High School senior Carter Bailey was diagnosed with leukemia just after Easter. CrossFit Barrington members have now launched a fundraising campaign to help the Bailey family through Carter’s treatment. Read more about the 18-year-old athlete in this week’s edition.

High tea helps the homeless
The Barrington-based Michael Joseph Foundation recently hosted a tea, luncheon and fashion show at the Sanfilippo Estate of Barrington. A full Barrington Suburban Life photo page highlights a feel-good afternoon of raising money to help area families in crisis.

At last, a fire agreement
Barrington area fire chiefs – Jeff Swanson, of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, and James Arie, of the Barrington Fire Department – have made progress toward reaching an automatic-aid agreement. Effective immediately, both departments have agreed to provide assistance for all structure fires that occur in the district and the village of Barrington. Discussions on EMS and water-rescue assistance will continue…

Countryside 5k for GiGi’s Playhouse
Did you or your student hit the ground running at the annual Countryside Cares event? Check out this week’s recap and photos. More than $3,000 was raised for GiGi’s Playhouse which offers free support to children and adults with Down syndrome. Student and adult runners received awards.

Barrington resident to set world record
Julie Perry, Fox Valley U.S. Power Squadrons commander, shares her goal to break last year’s world record of 5,774 participants taking part in the Ready, Set, Wear It: Life Jacket World Record Day campaign. This year’s event is May 17 at Cabella’s in Hoffman Estates.


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 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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