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<p>Woman gets a mumps, measles, and rubella immunization. &nbsp;| &nbsp;AP Photo/Telegraph Herlad, Jeremy Portje</p>

Mumps cases on the rise in Illinois

<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.

Image provided by Pasquesi Home and Gardens

Revamping your landscape with deer resistant shrubs

The springtime can attract all kinds of unwanted pests, but the deer are by far the most notorious in our area. In the spring, deer are hungry but ...

Gina Willer communicates with deputies and retrieves information for them out of the Lake County Sheriff's dispatch center in Libertyville. | Frank Abderholden/Sun-Times Media

Lake County Sheriff’s dispatcher knows trauma on both ends of 911 calls

Paul Wegrzyn said the most difficult calls he receives as an emergency dispatcher involve children. At 7:37 p.m. Nov. 26, 2012, the Buffalo Grove resident had to be on the other...

Barrington psychiatrist Dr. Nausheen Din used the ongoing Barrington Middle School-Station Campus situation to open a wider community discussion about sexting. | Bridget O'Shea/Sun-Times Media

Psychiatrist addresses sexting, social media with Barrington area parents

While the ills of technology and social media are often blasted into the spotlight when a teen sexting issue emerges, a local psychiatrist used the ongoing Barrington Middle...

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.

Don Wenschhof, assistant chief of the Barrington Fire Department, talks about the area the department covers. | Michael Schmidt/Sun-Times Media

Smaller turf helps Barrington fire crews cut emergency response times

Barrington Fire Chief Jim Arie reported Monday that the department cut its average fire response time in half during the first quarter of 2014 when compared to the first three...

<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

More than $166,000 worth of new books, e-books and e-readers are on their way to District 220 school libraries thanks to an historic donation from the Friends of the Barrington...

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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Clever ways to use your smartphone

If you own a smartphone, chances are that your device comes with you wherever you go. With the latest apps and technology, smartphones can perform ...

<p>Snow&nbsp;returned to&nbsp;Chicago&nbsp;in the early evening on Monday, April 14. | Richard A. Chapman/Sun-Times&nbsp;</p>

Record-low temperature in 20s could follow late-season snow

A mid-April snowfall that drew a collective sigh from Chicagoans late Monday afternoon was the precursor to some potentially record-breaking cold temperatures on Tuesday morning.

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