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152. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

152. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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Barrington High School’s Class of 2014 takes the spotlight on the cover of this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.  Principal Stephen McWilliams acknowledged 730 graduating seniors during Friday’s commencement ceremony at Willow Creek Community Church. Contributing photographer Jeff Krage captured the evening in photos.

Barrington Suburban Life - June 5, 2014 Issue
Barrington Suburban Life – June 5, 2014 Issue

But there’s so much more featured in this week’s paper.  Here’s a look at the other stories you’ll find inside…

Flying deer
Memorial Day weekend travel was scary for a West Dundee family traveling on I-90. A deer allegedly leapt or fell from the a Route 72 highway overpass near Barrington. Illinois State Police recall the shocking incident in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life as Barrington Police offer tips for drivers.

Cultural kite and boat celebration
Barrington 220 Chinese Immersion classes gathered at Rose School Friday to celebrate the year-end. Older students raced handmade dragon boats while younger students flew kites. Check out the day’s festivities in this week’s paper.

Laughter as medicine
Several community members gathered at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital Sunday for laughter yoga in honor of Cancer Survivors Day. Doctors say laughing eases pain, relieves stress, massages organs, boosts immunity and lowers blood sugar.

Sneak peek at Barrington’s new BBQ
Cooper’s Pizza owner Scott Hansen shares his plan to open the Big Iron Horse – serving a fusion of barbecue, southwestern, Caribbean and Mexican cuisine – in the Village Center and Hough and Main street in downtown Barrington upon completion. Hansen said the restaurant will be family-style.

Students receive $80K to start up biz
The BHS incubator class has concluded its inaugural year. During a “Shark Tank” inspired pitch event May 28, five student businesses received $5,000 to $25,000 each from community members and angel investors to continue their business into summer school and the 2014-15 school year. Read up on the unique entrepreneurial ideas as flip through 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 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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