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.
Books about Barrington Area History
History of Cook County, Illinois
Stowaway to Heaven
Barsumian, Nazareth Sarkis
They Builded Better Than They Knew
Benson, Barbara L.
Echoes of a Century
First Baptist Church (Barrington, IL).
A Club in the Country: The Story of Barrington Hills Country Club
Schmitz, Patty Dowd.
Hark Back to Barrington: Fifty Years with the Fox River Valley Hunt
Fitch, Victoria R., and D. Susan Johnson.
A History of Barrington, Illinois
Lines, Arnett C.
Tales of Old Barrington
Sharp, Cynthia Baker