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BHS 2022

The Barrington High School Class of 2022 included some 700 graduating senior. Commencement was held June 3, 2022 at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington. (Karie Angell Luc / Pioneer Press)

More than 700 seniors from Barrington High School made up the class of 2022, with their graduation ceremony held Friday at Willow Creek Community Church in South Barrington.

Last year, separate graduation ceremonies were held outdoors at the school’s athletic stadium due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to accommodate the turnout. But this year, there was a return to the pre-pandemic, familiar auditorium setting.

This was the first BHS commencement for new Barrington School District 220 Superintendent Robert Hunt, who started in his new position last summer. He said the Class of 2022 was strongly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic but overcame obstacles.

“With the perseverance and challenges these students have demonstrated, the accolades and what they have done under those circumstances is just truly amazing,” Hunt said.

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Dawg

The Arboretum of South Barrington may soon have a dog-friendly restaurant, a new ax-throwing venue and a cigar lounge as tenants.

The restaurant would be the second Dawg Park Gourmet Grill location in the suburbs. The first opened in Glenview in 2020.

“We’ve been looking for a spot for a second location for about a year,” owner Mark Kobylinski said. A customer recommended Kobylinski look into the Arboretum, he said.

Kobylinski is eyeing the vacant spot where Noodles & Co. once operated — which just happens to be next to Kriser’s Natural Pet store.

“That was the closer for us,” Kobylinski said.

Dawg Park’s menu has a variety of inventively garnished hot dogs and hamburgers, with topping combinations such as brown gravy and grilled onions, Thai chile sauce and grilled bell peppers, and applewood bacon and Sriracha ranch sauce.

Kobylinski said he hopes to open in September or October. Dawg Park would serve alcohol, so a liquor license is needed.

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KD

Big hats, summer dresses & seersucker suits…time to talk derby at The Hampton Social’s Run for the Rosés : Kentucky Derby Viewing Soiree.

“Enjoy Derby Day with our Rosé Mint Juleps and our exclusive Rosé All Day Lounge Experience Package at The Hampton Social – South Barrington.

May 7th, 3 – 7pm.

Derby attire is highly encouraged! Prizes for Best Dressed + Best Hat.

$10 Rosé Mint Juleps. Live Music, live viewing of The Kentucky Derby.”

Book your reservation here.

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SB

SOUTH BARRINGTON, Ill. — Therapy dogs and small horses from Soul Harbour Ranch were taken for a walk through nature in South Barrington.

All of the therapy animals are registered with the National Registry Pet Partners. Soul Harbour has 20 percent of the nation’s pet partner miniature horses.

Soul Harbour Ranch is run by an all-volunteer team that’s looking for more people to join the team. The therapy animals will be taking a walk on the first Sunday of every month.

Watch the WGN report here.

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Vintage

Plans for a new gated community in South Barrington got a preliminary approval from the village board Thursday night.

South Barrington-based Vintage Luxury Homes wants to build 65 homes on the south side of Palatine Road, east of Ridgeview Drive. The development would be called Sundance of South Barrington.

The houses would be from 3,000 square feet to 5,500 square feet and cost at least $1.3 million each, officials have said. Swimming pools, a fitness center, athletic courts and an area for outdoor events are planned, too, documents show.

Mayor Paula McCombie said the custom-built, farmhouse-style homes would create a unique-looking development in South Barrington.

“I’m excited about it,” she said. “I think it’ll be beautiful.”

A large home and horse barns on the 74-acre property now would be razed.

The village board also voted to rezone the property from single-family residential to a planned unit development.

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SB Development

A developer wants to build a gated community called Sundance of South Barrington on the south side of Palatine Road.

A proposal for a new gated community with 65 homes in South Barrington will get another review by village officials Thursday night.

The plan commission will meet at 6 p.m. to consider a request to rezone the 74-acre property at 61 E. Palatine Road as a planned use development, among other aspects of the would-be developer’s proposal. It’s zoned for a single-family home now.

Afterward, the village board will hold a special meeting to consider annexing the land South Barrington and rezoning it. Both meetings are set for village hall, 30 S. Barrington Road.

A large home and horse barns are on the property now. They would be razed, officials have said.

South Barrington-based Vintage Luxury Homes wants to build the housing development. It would be called Sundance of South Barrington.

The houses would be between 3,000 square feet and 5,500 square feet and cost at least $1.3 million each, officials have said.

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Related:Why South Barrington board delayed vote on plan for gated community

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SB SpecThe proposed annexation of mostly undeveloped land on Palatine Road east of Barrington Road could pave the way for the construction of a new gated community in South Barrington.

But the deal hasn’t been inked yet. Village officials want more information from the would-be developers and the town’s plan commission.

South Barrington-based Vintage Luxury Homes wants to build the development on the south side of Palatine Road near Poplar Creek. That’s near the village’s northeast border between the Inverness Ridge subdivision, which is west of the site and actually is in Inverness, and the Cotswold Manor subdivision in South Barrington.

It would be called Sundance of South Barrington.

The 74-acre development would consist of 65 custom homes, according to a description of the project on the village’s website. The houses would be between 3,000 square feet and 5,500 square feet and cost at least $1.3 million each, Mayor Paula McCombie said.

Swimming pools, a fitness center, athletic courts and an area for outdoor events are planned, too, documents indicate.

A large house and horse barns that stand on the land now would be razed, McCombie said.

McCombie talked enthusiastically about the property’s bucolic setting, especially its rolling hills.

“It’s really gorgeous,” she said.

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SB Industrial Proposal

A developer has proposed building a large light industrial and business complex on the southeast corner of Higgins and Bartlett roads. The Arboretum of South Barrington shopping mall is on the opposite corner (upper left). (Paul Valade | Staff Photographer)

You can learn more about a redevelopment plan for the former Allstate Insurance Co. campus in South Barrington, and weigh in on the proposal, during a public hearing Tuesday.

A large, light industrial and business complex has been proposed for the roughly 67-acre site, on the southeast corner of Higgins and Bartlett roads. The Arboretum of South Barrington shopping center is on a different corner of the same intersection.

Plans from Texas-based Hillwood Development Co. call for five buildings ranging from 116,730 square feet to 141,950 square feet each. In total, the buildings would occupy 647,790 square feet of space and create the largest industrial complex in the village.

The new development would be called Gateway 90 at South Barrington.

Tuesday’s public hearing will be held during the plan commission meeting beginning 6:30 p.m. at village hall, 30 S. Barrington Road.

Officials will consider requests from the developer to rezone the property for the proposed development; grant a special use permit for office, warehouse, distribution, product processing and data centers; and grant some zoning code variations.

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Town Hall

The Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce invites you to a virtual town hall forum to hear updates from many local taxing bodies. Participants include representatives from Barrington 220, Barrington Area Library, Barrington Park District, Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District, Barrington Hills Park District, South Barrington Park District and Harper College.

The event will be held on Wednesday, April 20 from 9am to 10:30amClick here to register.

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ipic-theater

The iPic movie theater in the Arboretum of South Barrington closed in December. The space will be taken over by a different theater chain, which plans to reopen the theater as Star Cinema Grill in March.

A recently closed South Barrington movie house that offered dining service will reopen this year under new management.

The former iPic Theaters at 100 W. Higgins Road, in the Arboretum of South Barrington, has been taken over by Star Cinema Grill.

A similarly shuttered iPic Theaters in Bolingbrook will become a Star Cinema Grill, too.

Star Cinema Grill, which is based in Houston, is taking over the leases of both theaters. They shut down in late December.

Star Cinema Grill expects to reopen both theaters by the end of March.

“We are so excited to add two more fantastic theaters to our chain,” Jason Ostrow, Star Cinema’s vice president of development, said in a news release. “These former iPics are a great brand fit and we look forward to getting both locations back open as quickly as possible.”

Facility and menu changes are coming, according to the release.

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