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176. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

176. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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The Barrington Area Library’s grand re-opening celebration including a closer look at the renovations is the cover story in this week’s Barrington Suburban Life. You’ll find photos plus a look back at the past week in Barrington inside this week’s issue, which arrives by mail to 60010 homes and businesses today.

Barrington Suburban Life - June 26, 2014 Issue
Barrington Suburban Life – June 26, 2014 Issue

Here’s a peek at the range of stories you’ll find inside this week’s issue, according to Barrington Suburban Life reporter, Tarah Thorne…

Library renovations are complete
After 14 months of construction and $8.5 million in updates, the Barrington Area Library is a whole new world. Learn all about the brand new features in this week’s paper – improved meeting rooms, comfortable furniture, high-tech children’s activities and an upper-story business lounge.

Finally, fire aid
Residents asked and trustees have delivered – the Barrington Fire Department (village-owned) and the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District have agreed to an automatic aid contract after splitting into two entities Jan. 1. Dig up the details in Barrington Suburban Life.

Beer with a buzz (cut)
There’s a store downtown Barrington that continues to expand its services – Grassroots. Making use of their in-store bar, Grassroots now has a barber shop. Patrons can enjoy a cold brew and a clean cut.

Memory care center builds community
Autumn Leaves is wrapping up construction in South Barrington, just a block from the Arboretum shopping center. The $11.1 million memory care community is filling quickly, hosting up to 45 residents of any age. Unique to this center is a vigil system which can detect any unexpected movement at any time of day. Autumn Leaves staff said this is important since all residents have either an Alzheimer’s or dementia diagnosis upon arrival.


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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