168. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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The wild winter is over and hospital construction presses on in the Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital expansion and modernization project. Barrington Suburban Life has an update on the status of the project with photos and that’s this week’s cover story.

Barrington Suburban Life - June 19, 2014 Issue
Barrington Suburban Life – June 19, 2014 Issue

This week’s paper also shares a closer look at the Good Shepherd Hospital summer observation program giving select high school students a taste of what it’s like to work in the medical profession.  Here are more of the stories you’ll find inside this week’s issue…

“Wild women,” messy and full of pride
Area women took part in a day-long triathlon this month in Libertyville. The Wild Woman Triathlon brought out about 100 women for walking/running, biking and kayaking. Barrington resident and adventure group founder Carol Ruhter said the women took rain and adversity as a challenge – accomplishing something they’re all proud of.

Get to know incoming BHS vocal music director: Kenneth “Chip” Batko
A BHS alum, Batko is retiring to the community as the school’s new vocal music director. Batko shared his excitement for the school district and shed light on his accomplishments in his former district where he taught seven years.

Up close with BHS softball coach: Perry Peterson
Peterson just completed his 22nd year coaching the Fillies. Perry said its been both rewarding and challenging, with the game constantly changing. Since BHS has one of the best softball programs in the state, Perry spoke out about the commitment of the players and lent some advice to incoming Fillies.

Bye-bye Barrington bridal shop
A L’Amour is closing its doors after more than 24 years in business. Owner Carol Hood says now is the time to end on a good note. Hood has spent several years running shop with her daughter Amy Kazar who has most recently been helping with web development. A closing sale will continue through June 30. Hood told Barrington Suburban Life Contributor Stephanie Kohl just what she will miss in retirement – the families.


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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