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barrington timeline 2000-present

 

2000 - Barrington Area Community Foundation begins awarding grants.

2000 - Barrington Kiwanis 30th anniversary.

2000 - Barrington Township celebrates 150 years.

2000 - The police and fire departments move to the Public Safety Building on Northwest Highway.

2000 - Barrington High School's girls gymnasts will their first state championship.

2000 - The new St. Anne's Catholic Church is dedicated.

2000 - Joe and Sue Kainz expand the Wild Onion Brewery in Barrington after winning the lottery.

2000 - The new Barrington Village Hall opens on Hough Street.

2000 - Good Shepherd Hospital Health and Fitness Center opens.

2000 - Rotary Club of Barrington celebrates 40 years.

2000 - Barrington High School's Sara Hershman wins the state diving title for the second year in a row.

2000 - President Bill Clinton speaks at Willow Creek Church.

2001 - Barrington's population is over 10,000 in the census.

2001 - Vehe Farm opens to the public.

2001 - Barrington High School's boys lacrosse team wins state championship.

2001 - Barrington United Methodist Church breaks ground for a new church.

2001 - Countryside School is demolished.

2001 - A groundbreaking is held for the new Roslyn Road and Countryside Schools.

2002 - St. Michael's Episcopal church expansion is completed.

2002 - Memorial Park is dedicated.

2002 - The new Roslyn Road and Countryside schools open.

2002 - Barrington High School opens new pool.

2003 - Barrington United Methodist Church is re-built.

2003 - Improvements to the Metra Station are completed.

2003 - Onion Pub restaurant and microbrewery opens.

2003 - Memorial Park is dedicated.

2003 - St. Anne Catholic School celebrates 75 years.

2003 - Barrington High School's girls cross country team wins state championship.

2003 - Jewel Tea Company headquarters is demolished, making way for Citizens Park.

2004 - Barrington Area Chamber of Commerce celebrates 35 years.

2004 - Barrington Woman's Club celebrates 90 years.

2004 - A groundbreaking is held for Cook Street Plaza on the site of the former Lipofsky's Department Store.

2004 - Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital celebrates 25 years.

2004 - Barrington Countryside Fire Protection District opens a new station on Pepper Road.

2005 - Karen Darch is elected, first female Village President of Barrington.

2005 - Barrington Area Council of Governments celebrates 35 years.

2005 - Grove Avenue School celebrates 50 years.

2005 - Barrington Park District celebrates 75 years.

2005 - Makray Memorial Golf Course opens on former Thunderbird Country Club property.

2005 - Suspect in 1996 Lichtman murders is arrested in Mexico.

2005 - Willow Creek Church celebrates 30 years.

2006 - Barringtno voters turn down two school referendums.

2008 - Suspect found guilty of murdering the Lichtmans in their Barrington Hills home in 1996.

2008 - Phase two construction begins at The Garlands.

2008 - Barrington High School girls softball team takes second place in class 4A championship.

2008 - Hospice of Northeastern Illinois wins approval for in-patient facility.

2008 - Barrington High School opens new football stadium.

2008 - The Arboretum of South Barrington opens.

2008 - Barrington Area Library opens South Barrington branch.

2008 - Wickstrom Ford buys Champion Dodge of Barrington.

2009 - CN buys EJ&E railway; more freight trains to roll through Barrington.

2009 - AMC South Barrington theaters opens IMAX auditorium.

2009 - Hospice of Northeastern Illinois breaks ground for a new facility adjacent to Citizens Park.

2009 - The Barn of Barrington closes after 30 years.

2009 - Lake Barrington buys 29 acre oak savannah on Route 14 and Cuba Road for restoration and conservation; part of April, 2007 open space referendum.

2009 - Village of Lake Barrington celebrates 50 years.

2009 - Barrington's Chamber of Commerce celebrates 40 years.

2009 - Good Shepherd Hospital celebrates 30 years.

2009 - North and South Barrington celebrate 50 years.

 

 

Contributors to the timeline include: Cathy Trawinski, Barbara Benson, William Klingenberg, Barrington Courier-Review.

 

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