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NoonDaily | Veterans, Voters & the Chicago Cubs

NoonDaily | Veterans, Voters & the Chicago Cubs

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What a crazy couple of weeks this has been! From the highs we shared with the Cubs World Series win, to the ups and downs many are experiencing after this week’s presidential election to the gratitude we feel for U.S. servicemen and women this Veteran’s Day, it has been a truly remarkable November and certainly one for the history books.

For today’s NoonDaily Update, we’re focused on Veterans, Voters and we still can’t get enough of local reactions to our World Series Chicago Cubs! Here are some of the latest gathered headlines, messages and updates shared from around the Barrington community…

Can you match these photos with their captions below?

1. Willow Creek Community Church | “We’re praying for our country this election week. Regardless of the outcome, let’s commit to #LoveEveryoneAlways”…

2. Chicago Tribune | Find local reaction to the 2016 presidential election in this article published by the Chicago Tribune with headline, Barrington, other suburban voters, relieved to see election’s end…

3. 365Barrington | Barrington physician & Chief Medical Officer at AMITA Health Medical Group, Dr. Reinhold Llerena has a new claim to fame thanks to his creative use of a marker & poster board when the Chicago Cubs won the World Series. After catching the attention of a cameraman, his sign was broadcast live during the game and is now part of the Eddie Vedder Cubs tribute video. How cool is this…

4. 365Barrington | Students at North Barrington Elementary School joined the Veterans of Lake Barrington Shores in a special ceremony honoring those who served in the United States Armed Forces this #VeteransDay. Here’s a look at the service, from one parent’s point of view…

5. Saint Anne Catholic Community | What was going through Pastor Bernie Pietrzak’s mind as he rang the Saint Anne church bells at midnight after the Chicago Cubs won the World Series? Let’s just say the “spirit moved him” when over a century of prayers finally paid off. Watch that late night video and find out what Father Bernie told me about faith, hope & the Chicago Cubs…

6. Willow Creek Community Church | “The curse is broken!” Pastor Steve Carter celebrates our Chicago Cubs & the “Love Everyone, Always” campaign now underway at Willow Creek…

7. Barrington 220 School District | At its Nov. 8 meeting, the Barrington 220 Board of Education took a final vote approving a later start to the school day beginning in the 2017-18 school year. By a vote of 5 to 2, their decision changes the elementary school start time to 8 a.m., Barrington High School’s start time to 8:30 a.m. and Barrington Middle School’s to 9 a.m. View the schedule in more detail by clicking this link…

Chicago Tribune | Read more about the school start time decision in this report from Chicago Tribune’s Todd Shields who says, Barrington High School students question if they’ll sleep longer with a later start…

8. Heinen’s Grocery | When Sally uses the word “crack” to describe a recipe, you know we’re in trouble! I’m heading to Heinen’s first thing in the morning for ingredients to make this maple, caramel, bacony goodness. Thank you, Table and Dish for my soon-to-be new addiction…

9. Chicago Tribune | Reporter Todd Shields shares an informative update on the referendum question of whether Barrington officials should spend public money on a multi-million dollar railroad underpass project to accommodate Canadian National trains in Barrington. Read all about it in this election day report headlined, Railroad underpass referendum at near tie in Barrington…


Our NoonDaily updates are a new approach to gathering information and sharing produced local updates daily. Each day we publish a post at noon featuring the latest collected photos and information from various sources around town and we hope you’ll join us in sharing.


We’ve had a team working on our NoonDaily posts via Instagram since the beginning of the year and we’ve loved the pleasant surprise of seeing others automatically join us in sharing. Now we’re ready to reveal what we’ve been developing behind-the-scenes and officially invite you to participate.

Here’s how it works:

Each day we’ll be publishing a post at noon featuring the latest collected photos and information from various sources around town and we hope you’ll join us! Whether you’re a local resident, photographer, writer, business owner, student, PR pro, marketing guru, non-profit organizer, event planner, REALTOR, religious leader or volunteer, we invite you to please share your news, views and daily snapshots right along with us. Posts submitted will be featured on our constantly updated NoonDaily page at

Here’s how to share:

Everyone can participate by adding photos and updates to our NoonDaily collection one of these three ways:

  1. Facebook Mention @BarringtonIllnois in a Facebook post or publish post to our Facebook page at and your message will be featured on our NoonDaily Update Board at
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  3. Submit an Event or Post If social media is not your thing, click here to submit post details or click here to share an upcoming event and we’ll do our best to add your message to the NoonDaily mix.

Why NoonDaily?

Gone are the days when local news arrived only with the paperboy or via regularly scheduled newscasts. Social media has changed the news cycle so dramatically that we find ourselves longing for a return to life with less disruption. At the same time, social media continues to enhance the best part of our work, which has always been learning from your story ideas, recommendations and experiences. NoonDaily is our commitment to gathering ideas and presenting information thoughtfully and regularly with respect for your time. So we hope you will join us in sharing slices of life locally, right here at noon daily.

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