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<p>Members of the Barrington 220 Educational Foundation, School District 220 and Friends of the Barrington Area Library celebrate the $166,000 worth of new books, e-books and e-readers that are on their way to District 220 school libraries thanks to an historic donation from the Friends organization. | Provided</p>

Historic donation helps District 220 buy $166K worth of books, e-readers

Cathy Anne, Tina Azemopoulos and Anne Alunni taste, smell and discuss wine samples at the Ice House Mall during Saturday's Spring Wine Walk shopping event. | Jason Glosniak/For Sun-Times Media

After long winter, Spring Wine Walk jump starts shopping season

Barrington’s Spring Wine Walk was greeted by a morning hail storm Saturday, but the uncooperative weather didn’t stop the fun from flowing in several Barrington business districts.

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Everything you need to know about spring pansies

Pansies are a colorful welcome to the spring season, and they may be the perfect addition to your garden if you are a seasoned green thumb or a...

Barbara Rose Elementary students sang and danced through a 10-scene production of “Peter Pan Jr." on April 10 and 11. | Provided

Professional-grade production of ‘Peter Pan Jr.’ hits Barrington school stage

The entire fifth grade class at Barbara Rose Elementary came together last week for two colorful performances of “Peter Pan Jr.”

<p>Barrington Middle School-Station Campus &nbsp;| &nbsp;File Photo</p>

Barrington area organizations host 2 events to discuss sexting

While Barrington police and School District 220 continue their investigations into sexting between students at Station Middle School, local social workers have organized two...

Barrington Answers: Sexting, overdue library books and more

Every week, members of the Barrington community will give their thoughts on a few trending topics.

District 220 educators Laura Meehan (left to right), Lisa Riley, Becky Wiegel, Becky Gill and Linda Klobucher held a seminar April 10 to explain changes in teaching strategies. | Bridget O'Shea/Sun-Times Media

Reading, writing lessons aim to instill ‘love of language’ in District 220

District 220 parents attended an educational session at Barrington High School on Thursday night to learn more about the way phonics, vocabulary and spelling are now being...

Weird Crime: Peanut butter and jelly sandwich causes crash and more

Free of charge, we offer tales of odd news, strange crimes, dumb criminals and otherwise silly stories from the Chicago suburbs.

<p>Barrington Middle School-Station Campus &nbsp;| &nbsp;File Photo</p>

Charges still being discussed for ‘sexting’ at Barrington middle school

A decision regarding criminal charges against middle school students involved in “sexting” images to one another has not yet been made, Barrington police said Friday, as the...

Comedian Mitch Fatel is interviewed for a podcast by Rob Elder on April 11, 2014. | Geoff Scheerer/Sun-Times Media

The Big Questions: Comedian Mitch Fatel on sex, swinging and why he’s not sad to see Letterman retire

“If you are married and you are not having better sex, you are doing something wrong,” says comedian Mitch Fatel.

Franks Lounge in North Chicago has two machines. | Thomas Delany Jr./Sun-Times Media

Barrington area stands behind video gambling bans

The Lake Zurich Village Board reversed course April 7 on its ban on video gambling, but that doesn’t mean the tide has turned in Barrington.

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