Gilbert Galvan (Credit: Lake County Sheriff)

Canada’s “Phantom Bandit” Caught Stealing Liquor From Jewel

A man dubbed the “Phantom Bandit” for his ability to rob banks and then disappear was very much there when police arrested him for the alleged theft of nearly $1,000 in liquor from a Barrington grocery store.


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Barrington Massage Therapist Charged For Second Time With Sex Assault

The manager of a massage therapy business in northwest suburban Barrington is facing sexual assault charges for the second time since March.


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Woman Found Dead In Burning Barrington Home

An elderly woman was found dead inside a burning house in unincorporated Barrington early Saturday, authorities said.


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Dentist Offers To Buy Leftover Halloween Candy

A local dentist is trying to save children’s teeth, and provide some treats to members of the U.S. military for the fifth year in a row.


Some of the 75 quarter horses staying on a farm in Hampshire, Ill., after they were abandoned. An animal rescue group is searching for homes for the horses before they are sent off to slaughter. (Credit: Hooved Animal Rescue & Protection Society)

Rescue Group Seeking Homes For 75 Abandoned Horses

A horse rescue operation in Barrington has begun searching for homes for 75 quarter horses that were essentially abandoned, and might be slaughtered.


Firefighters douse a blaze after a freight train loaded with oil derailed in Lac Megantic in Canada's Quebec province on July 6, 2013, sparking explosions that engulfed about 30 buildings in fire.  More than 40 people were killed as a result of the crash and fire. (Photo redit: François Laplante-Delagrave/AFP/Getty Images)

Mayors Call For Improved Safety Measures For Oil Trains

Federal railroad officials got an earful Wednesday from the mayors of several Chicago area towns that have been affected by a growing number of increasingly long trains hauling crude oil and other volatile materials.


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After Mom Saved By Stem Cell Transplant, Son Donates His Own

Joanne Sullivan received a life-saving stem cell transplant from an anonymous donor in Germany two-and-a-half years ago, after she was diagnosed with myelofibrosis, a form of bone marrow cancer.


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Non-Profit Paying For Funeral Services Of Barrington Infant Who Starved To Death

The community of Barrington is preparing to bury the seven-month-old girl who police say was starved to death by her parents in January.


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10-Year-Old Author Working On His Second Novel

Over his summer vacation, Jake Mayer has been playing a little soccer, hanging out with friends in Barrington, and working on his second novel. Did we mention he’s still in elementary school?


Five Years After Suicide Ruling, Mom Insists Son Died From ‘Hanging Game’

It’s a dangerous stunt meant to deliver a light-headed thrill. This week in Barrington, two second-graders survived a round in the school bathroom. CBS 2’s Chris Martinez reports.


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Barrington School Warns Parents After Students Caught Playing ‘Hanging’ Game

Boys, ages 7 and 8, are okay after being caught playing a potentially deadly game at the Countryside Elementary School in northwest suburban Barrington. WBM’s Bob Roberts reports that parents are being warned.


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Family OK After Deer Falls From Overpass, Crashes Through Windshield

A deer apparently fell from the sky and through the windshield of the Conner family minivan. CBS 2’s Marissa Bailey reports.


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Parents Charged After Authorities Determine Baby Girl Starved To Death

The parents of a 7-month-old baby girl who was found dead earlier this year have been charged after authorities determined the child starved to death in northwest suburban Barrington.



Motorcyclist Killed In Barrington Crash

A 19-year-old man died after a motorcycle crash in northwest suburban Barrington Tuesday afternoon, police said.



Cook County Forest Preserve Buys 400 Acre Barrington Horse Farm

Cook County is laying out $14.5 million for a 400 acre horse farm, it’s largest land purchase in almost a half century.


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Two Teen Boys Charged In Barrington School ‘Sexting’ Case

One of the boys began distributing the sexually explicit material on April 2 while the other sent out photos and videos on April 28 and March 30, a police spokeswoman said.


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Metra UP Northwest Line Trains Stopped In Barrington

Some Metra Union Pacific/Northwest Line trains are experiencing delays up to an hour and half due to mechanical problems in the northwest suburbs Tuesday morning.


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Nurse Killed By Snow Plow In Hospital Parking Lot

A nurse walking in a hospital parking lot was struck and killed by a snow plow on Wednesday.


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Police Investigating Death Of 7-Month-Old Girl In Barrington

Police in northwest suburban Barrington announced Wednesday that they are conducting a death investigation.


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Halloween Trick-Or-Treating Times For Cook County, Ill. 2013

Most communities recommend that adults take costumed children out early in the recommended trick-or-treat hours to take advantage of daylight, for safety’s sake.