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Barrington High School seniors Courtney Quigley, 18, and Melissa Stathakis, 18, volunteered at Tuesday's Earth Day event at the Pederson Preserve. | Brian O'Mahoney/For Sun-Times Media

Earth Day effort brings new wildflowers, grasses to Barrington preserve

Lake Barrington officials are touting recent growth in the village's business districts, including new development and expansions. | Provided

Lake Barrington officials celebrate recent business growth

Lake Barrington officials are crediting the village’s efforts to add and update signage as a catalyst for small business growth over the past three years.

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Common Core standards and their impact on teachers

One of the hottest topics in math education today is Common Core curriculum, which has two primary goals: increased college readiness and clearer s...

Emma Hardin, 20, of Mundelein, Mike Glans, 23, of Richmond and Kara Cimmarusti, 19, of Vernon Hills touch the growing medium on the green roof of CLC's Southlake Campus in Vernon Hills. It is not made of dirt, but porous rock. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

College of Lake County students learn the benefits of green roofs

Sure there was some extra credit involved, and a chance to win a $50 gift certificate to Chicago’s Uncommon Ground, the country’s first certified organic rooftop farm, but Karly...

Children enjoy the Easter egg hunt on Sunday after Lake Barrington Shore’s annual Breakfast with the Bunny. | Cathy Trawinski/For Sun-Times Media

Kids have hoppin’ good time with the Easter Bunny at Lake Barrington Shores

You couldn’t have asked for a prettier day for 60 kids to have breakfast with the Easter Bunny. The annual event drew multi-generations of Lake Barrington Shores families to the...

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Earth Day and Arbor Day events in suburban Chicago

Find a fun way to make a difference in the community with these Earth Day and Arbor Day celebrations in suburban Chicago.

Whitney Dineen, who graduated from Barrington High School in 1986, used Barrington as the setting in her self-published book, “She Sins at Midnight." | Provided

Romance novel brings heroine back to Barrington

Should a reader find him or herself thumbing through the pages of “She Sins at Midnight” and become convinced that the fictional town of Bentley is really Barrington, well, said...

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Barrington residents participate in the 2014 Boston Marathon

Boston hosted runners and spectators for the 2014 Boston Marathon, which marked the one-year anniversary of the bombings.

The Barrington Area Conservation Trust has organized Earth Day environmental initiatives at the Pederson Preserve since 2011. | Provided

Conservation Trust plans Earth Day planting effort at Pederson Preserve

The Barrington Area Conservation Trust will celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday, April 22, by planting hundreds of wildflowers and grasses along Flint Creek.

<p>Youth boxing in Lake County. | Mark Ukena/for Sun-Times Media</p>

Top photos of the week: All about sports

We'll be featuring some of the best photos from the area each week. This week, check out the top pictures featuring area athletes.

Three charged in northwest suburban cannabis trafficking ring

Three people were charged this month in connection with a cannabis trafficking ring in McHenry County.

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