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Village OKs option for one-story retail space at Hough, Main

The Barrington Village Board approved an amendment Monday night to build a one-story, 25,000-square foot retail and restaurant space downtown, a plan some residents continue to...

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A gardener’s guide to tomatoes

For nearly five centuries, tomatoes have been a culinary staple across the globe. Today's vegetable gardens showcase the many varieties and...

Horizon Farms was purchased by the Cook County Forest Preserve District in May for $14.5 million. The 400-acre property is the largest parcel of land purchased by the forest preserve since 1968.  | Joseph Cyganowski/For Sun-Times Media

Barrington Hills horse farm takes bumpy ride to conservation

While the Cook County Forest Preserve has not yet revealed plans for its recently acquired Horizon Farms, a conservation easement placed on the property more than 10 years ago...

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New restaurant to offer BBQ, Caribbean fusion in downtown Barrington

A Barrington restaurateur is planning to open a second eatery in town by next spring. With his sights set on the retail complex at Hough and Main streets, Cooper’s Pizza owner...

To create a Chicago-style wedding anniversary party for a Barrington couple last fall, event planner Christina Currie used replicas of the Chicago Theatre and Wrigley Field marquees. | Courtesy Christina Pawlak

Event planner wins award for creating Chicago-style party for Barrington couple

Local event planner Christina Currie was hired to plan a Chicago-style wedding anniversary party for a Barrington couple last fall, but the location couldn’t be in Chicago.

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The Culver’s restaurant in Buffalo Grove is hosting the annual Project Linus fundraiser from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. May 20. A percentage of sales will help blanketeers keep making blankets for children and teens in need. | Provided

Culver’s diners can become blanketeers for a day in Buffalo Grove

Volunteers will be at the Culver’s restaurant in Buffalo Grove from 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. today, May 20, encouraging people to say “Project Linus” when placing their food order.

A collection of Township High School District 214 officials and other community leaders gather in Buffalo Grove High School's "Bison Grill" for a summit meeting on May 12, eating meals prepared by BGHS's advanced cooking classes. On May 8, the Dist. 214 School Board voted to leave the National School Lunch Program, freeing itself to offer a much wider variety of breakfasts and lunches in their cafeterias Ñ but forgoing nearly $1 million in subsidies as well. | Ronnie Wachter/Sun-Times Media

District 214 exits National School Lunch Program

The Township High School District 214 Board voted on May 8 to exit the National School Lunch Program, leaving about $800,000 in federal subsidies on the table, but freeing...

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What is there to see in Chicago’s North Shore?

Chicago&rsquo;s North Shore is home to an array of attractions throughout the beautifully manicured lakeside community that you might explore this ...

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Recent incidents prompt community meetings about online predators

The Internet, and mobile devices, changed how kids interact with each other, and how they’re getting into trouble.

Mommy on a Shoestring: Superhero recipes for any occasion

Grab your capes! It’s time to celebrate our favorite superheroes with delicious recipes courtesy of Matthew Mead, author of “The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook.”

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The Lake Zurich Village Board meeting was cancelled and several downtown businesses were left without power Monday night after an SUV crashed into the southeast corner of Village Hall. | Provided

SUV crashes into Lake Zurich Village Hall, electric transformer

The Lake Zurich Village Board meeting was cancelled and several downtown businesses were left without power Monday night after an SUV crashed into the southeast corner of...

Paulus Park’s brand new playground is on track to have a soft opening by Memorial Day weekend. The green and brown playground is finished and a safety audit is pending. | Laura Pavin/For Sun-Times Media

New Paulus Park playground may be ready for Memorial Day

Paulus Park’s brand new playground is on track to have a soft opening by Memorial Day weekend. “Bonnie and I walked around with the designer and were really satisfied with it —...

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Who was Groucho Marx?

Raue Center For The Arts gives you a look back on the career of the legendary Groucho Marx for a one-time presentation, An Evening with...

To create a Chicago-style wedding anniversary party for a Barrington couple last fall, event planner Christina Currie used replicas of the Chicago Theatre and Wrigley Field marquees. | Courtesy Christina Pawlak

Event planner wins award for creating Chicago-style party for Barrington couple

Local event planner Christina Currie was hired to plan a Chicago-style wedding anniversary party for a Barrington couple last fall, but the location couldn’t be in Chicago.

Mommy on a Shoestring: Superhero recipes for any occasion

Grab your capes! It’s time to celebrate our favorite superheroes with delicious recipes courtesy of Matthew Mead, author of “The Official DC Super Hero Cookbook.”

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