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Jake Mayer (Credit: CBS)

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?

07/14/2014

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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.

06/06/2014

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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.

06/04/2014

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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.

05/26/2014

Markisha Jones, left, and Gene Edwards (Barrington Police)

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.

05/16/2014

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Motorcyclist Killed In Barrington Crash

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

05/06/2014

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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.

05/06/2014

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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.

05/01/2014

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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.

04/22/2014

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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.

02/05/2014

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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.

01/08/2014

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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.

10/29/2013

Maxwell Sherman (Nassau County Sheriff)

Barrington Grad Talks On-Camera Before He’s Charged With NY Murder

Eighteen-year-old Maxwell Sherman actually smoked a cigarette, and talked on camera about the murder –- one day before he was arrested. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards reports.

09/05/2013

A number of roads in North Barrington were washed out by flooding, following continuous heavy rainfall for several hours early Wednesday. (Credit: CBS)

Man, Dog Still Missing After Search Amid Barrington-Area Flooding

Rescue teams moved from the Flint Creek in Lake Barrington to the Fox River on Wednesday in search for a man and his dog, who were seen earlier in the day caught in the water floating downstream.

06/26/2013

Dominic Szymanski (District 220)

11-Year-Old Struck By Train Returns To School

Dominic Syzmanski amazingly lost only a foot and a few toes on the other foot when he was hit by a train two months ago. Tuesday, he surprised his entire school during an afternoon assembly.

05/14/2013

Dominic Szymanski (District 220)

Barrington 5th-Grader Hit By Train Goes Home

Dominic Szymanski, the fifth-grade boy who was hit by a train in downtown northwest suburban Barrington on March 15, was able to return home from the hospital earlier this week.

04/06/2013

Lindy and Riley Thomas, rushed to save boy from Metra train. (CBS)

Father, Son Tell How They Rushed To Save Child Hit By Train

Last week, a father and son jumped into action to save a child struck by a Metra train. On Wednesday, they sat down to talk with Chris Martinez about their heroism.

03/20/2013

An 11-year-old was struck by a Metra train Friday evening in Barrington. (CBS)

Boy, 11, Hit By Commuter Train In Barrington

A Metra train struck an 11-year-old boy Friday evening in northwest suburban Barrington.

03/15/2013

Catlow Theater (Credit: Lisa Fielding/WBBM Newsradio)

Historic Barrington Theater Gets New Digital Projector

Last Friday, the theater debuted it’s new digital equipment and new sound system.

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Barrington Middle School Students Suspended Over Sex Abuse On Bus

Two students at a northwest suburban middle school have been suspended after the district investigated a series of alleged sexual abuse incidents that took place earlier this month on a school bus, Pioneer Press is reporting.

10/30/2012

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