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  • Low cost, local entertainment for the kids

    I’m not a parent, but I can guess that winter break is full of mixed emotions.You’re excited to spen ...
    Dec. 20, 2013 - 9:34 am
  • Letter: Little league season is fast approaching in Riverside

    Little League season is approaching in RiversideTo the Editor:We know it’s only December, but Little ...
    Dec. 18, 2013 - 12:12 pm
  • Roskam: The importance of family

    Every year, Americans eagerly anticipate the arrival of the holiday season. We look forward to seeing familiar faces, enjoying our favorite rituals an ...
    Dec. 6, 2013 - 10:21 am
  • Thorne: Every annual tradition has its beginning

    BARRINGTON – Let’s just say I may want to camp out in Barirngton this weekend. There’s so much going on!
    Dec. 4, 2013 - 3:21 pm
  • O'Brien: The future of shopping local

    One of the many reasons I enjoy my work at the Wheaton Chamber of Commerce so much is that I am constantly delighted by what business people create an ...
    Nov. 27, 2013 - 1:32 pm
  • Thorne: Let's all put the 'giving' in Thanksgiving

    BARRINGTON – Happy turkey day! I’ve grown to learn, as most have, that Thanksgiving is about more than wishbones, football and pumpkin pie. It’s about ...
    Nov. 26, 2013 - 4:23 pm
  • Thorne: No conspiracy, just good ol' town history

    BARRINGTON – Upon hearing of Barrington High School’s newly acquired John F. Kennedy photos (see story on page 14) I began my quest for knowledge.
    Nov. 20, 2013 - 5:16 pm
  • Thorne: Gifting hope for the holidays

    BARRINGTON – The Black Friday shopping madness swept me off my feet a little early this year at House of Hope resale shop.
    Nov. 12, 2013 - 5:43 pm
  • McSweeney: It’s time to solve the Illinois pension crisis

    It’s clear that Illinois is heading in the wrong economic direction. We have a 9.2 percent unemployment rate (second highest in the country), $6 billi ...
    Nov. 11, 2013 - 11:05 am
  • Thorne: Extending thanks for sacrifices big and small

    For this week’s Barrington Suburban Life, I met two modest individuals who contribute a great deal to the community every day in ways that tend to go ...
    Nov. 6, 2013 - 9:10 am
  • Finding home sweet home in the holidays

    BARRINGTON – And we're off! I can already feel the bustling of holiday spirit in Barrington.Perhaps ...
    Oct. 30, 2013 - 1:08 pm
  • St. Joseph students volley for their principal

    ROUND LAKE — Violet Ochoa, 13, remembers how her principal, Jeanne Petkus, at St. Joseph Catholic School in Round Lake used to enforce the rules.
    Oct. 15, 2013 - 9:44 am
  • Thorne: New beginnings for Barrington community

    BARRINGTON – Two groups of Barrington-area residents are about to take a leap of faith for something they believe in.
    Oct. 14, 2013 - 3:32 pm
  • Thanks for ALS support

    To the Editor:ALS, commonly known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, can trap a person inside a body that no l ...
    Oct. 11, 2013 - 11:42 am
  • Letter: Stop marketing cancer as pink

    Stop marketing cancer as pinkTo the Editor:Elmhurst Memorial Hospital, shame on you. You’ve plastere ...
    Oct. 4, 2013 - 10:51 am
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