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Fire Chief Jeffrey Swanson of the Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District shows off the Pepper Road headquarters.  | Joseph Cyganowski/For Sun-Times Media

Barrington Fire District called to 143 emergencies during first independent month

<p>Marie Schaack, a 27-year volunteer at JourneyCare, formerly Hospice and Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois, celebrates her 102nd birthday with fellow volunteers and staff members at a party at JourneyCare&nbsp;<span data-term="goog_1750243214">Tuesday</span>. Schaack was born Feb. 14, 1912. &nbsp;| &nbsp;Cynthia Wolf/For Sun-Times Media</p>

Cubs-loving centenarian honored for volunteerism

When Marie Schaack was born, just four years had passed since the Chicago Cubs last won a World Series. Who would have thought that 102 years later, Schaack still would be...

The Des Plaines River was running low and ice-free through Gurnee earlier this week,  and Lake County Stormwater Management Commission officials hope it stays that way  following a midweek thaw and Thursday rain. | Dan Moran/Sun-Times Media

Warm temps, rain forecast could cause flooding in some areas

A mid-February thaw that could culminate in thunderstorms is expected to put a dent in the region’s snowpack this week, but all eyes will be on Lake County’s rivers and...

Trump Tower-Chicago 401 N. Wabash. Wednesday, June 13, 2012 | Brian Jackson~Sun-Times

Bar patrons refused drinks charged in $700,000 Trump Tower flood

After they were refused service at the Trump Towers 16th floor bar over the weekend, two suburban man allegedly turned on a water valve in a stairway in the ritzy hotel, causing...

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Pain management solutions to help you live comfortably

If you live with chronic pain caused by spinal disorders, TMJ, or injuries that have not properly healed, you may be in search of a solution for...

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Healthier Barrington Survey to address groundwater questions

The Healthier Barrington Survey, which is scheduled to be distributed to Barrington area residents later this month, will for the first time include questions regarding...

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Still not busted: Shoplifters steal more bras from Victoria’s Secret

Police are now investigating eight thefts of bras and other undergarments from the South Barrington Victoria’s Secret store.

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Vehicle struck by Metra train delays UPNW line during Monday rush hour

A train struck a vehicle in Des Plaines Monday afternoon, temporarily halting some inbound and outbound Metra trains, while leading to the cancellation of several others along...

Rose Elementary earns Blue Ribbon Award nomination

Barbara Rose Elementary School has been nominated for the prestigious National Blue Ribbon Award by the Illinois State Board of Education.

Megan Bozek of the United States, left, congratulates Kacey Bellamy of the United States after Bellamy scored a goal against Sweden during the first period of the 2014 Winter Olympics women's semifinal ice hockey game at Shayba Arena Monday, Feb. 17, 2014, in Sochi, Russia. (AP Photo/Julio Cortez)

Women’s hockey: Megan Bozek’s goal, 2 assists help U.S. reach gold medal game

Buffalo Grove native and Stevenson graduate Megan Bozek, Kendall Coyne and Brianna Decker each had a goal and two assists, and the Americans outshot Sweden 70-9 to clinch no...

Ava Nadjari of Lincolnshire works on a structural engineering program at STEM Daiy for girls last Saturdayi's at the College of Lake County in Grayslake. | CHRIS CASHMAN/FOR SUN-TIMES MEDIA

Girls branch out in science, technology, engineering and math through STEM

Middle school and high school students explored careers in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math — STEM — last Saturday at the College of Lake County’s STEM Day for Girls.

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