205. This Week in Barrington Suburban Life

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Uncork Barrington and the Barrington Brew Fest took over the Metra parking lot last weekend as hundreds of visitors sampled local food and drink. You’ll find more photos of all the fun inside this week’s Barrington Suburban Life.

Barrington Suburban Life Issue - July 18, 2014
Barrington Suburban Life Issue – July 18, 2014

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

Mystery man on the road
Lake County road patrolman Leon Russell earned a Character Counts award from the Barrington Junior Women’s Club for his regular friendliness. Russell’s supervisor and an area runner spoke out about how his brightens many days. Learn more about Russell in this week’s paper.

New swim school
Foss Swim School is set to make a splash in the Arboretum of South Barrington this winter. The indoor swim facility will cater to technique classes, family swim hours and non-competitive swim meets. Foss and area swim parents shared their enthusiasm for the new pool with Barrington Suburban Life newspaper.

Home rule question
An advisory committee is recommending that the Barrington village board go ahead and put home rule up to a vote this November. Home rule communities have more flexibility and autonomy, committee members said. Read up on the full details of home rule in this week’s paper.

Hit like a girl
Recent BHS graduate and star softball player Erin Ward talks college and sport memories. Get to know Ward in this week’s In Their Life profile.

Pink for a cause
A national tour group stopped at Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital last week to share their cause – touring the nation, visiting women battling cancer. The group of volunteers, which were all firefighters dressed in pink turnout gear, even went inside the hospital to give a teddy bear to a 10-year-old who was undergoing brain surgery. Pink fire trucks were on scene and Barrington Suburban Life snapped the photos.

Get all the details in this week’s paper.


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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