ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Step inside JourneyCare Foundation’s fabulous “The Gala at Tudor Oaks” hosted by Richard J and Stacie Stephenson in our cover feature.  In this issue we also feature David Seagren, who offered QB an exclusive, inside look at the big change that’s happened at the Chicago Mercantile Exchange. People who love the Barrington area but want to move across town can get tips and ideas for how to refresh their interior design and repurpose existing furniture. We hope this issue adds fun and interest to your summer days!

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Featured in About Town:
Our news section kicks off with Beautiful Things with Wings. April Graves creates exquisite images for calendars that benefit WINGS, a local charity that benefits women and children.
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Open Spaces - April Anderson:
Monarchs needs our help to return to Illinois. Learn about their migration patterns and what you can do to invite their return here.
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Down Cellar - Jim Bryant's Wine Column: QB’s wine expert, Jim Bryant, takes you on his experience at Blackbird and a recent food and wine pairing held there.
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What’s Cooking - Kathy Harrison: In her column about “The Picnic,” Kathy Harrison dishes about her favorite must-have-picnic food, including a recipe.
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In The Garage-Steve Koche: How can you get away but bring “home” with you? Check out Airstream’s gorgeous options for traveling with wheels.
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Barrington 220 - Dr. Brian Harris:  Meet Brigid Tileston, Barrington 220’s new District Director of Fine, Visual, and Performing Arts.
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Community-David Hirsch: In just  21 days, Barrington resident David Hirsch rode his bike from the Santa Monica Pier to Chicago. Find out why he made the trip, and how it went.
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Barrington Horse Country™

QB joined BraveHearts at Arlington Park’s Secretariat Suite complete with a visit from Richard Duchossois.
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Quintessential People

Meet Beth Raseman, whose most recent project was to lead the renovation of Barrington’s Classic Revival beauty. As the doors to Barrington’s White House are now open to the public, we’d like you to meet our honoree who helped make it happen.
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About Town

For more information on what's happening around Barrington with events and the latest news, read About Town, which starts on page 83 in the current issue.
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Check out all the fun at Barrington’s Sesquicentennial Fourth of July parade.
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QB visited with master carpenter Tony Frisone at Barrington’s White House to see how he is saving the invaluable, museum-quality wood carefully placed there 116 years ago.
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USE QB'S MEDIA CENTER: Calling all publicity and public relations personnel and possible QB contributors! Our Media Center is designed to be your go-to place for how to submit information about your event or organization. Also, we love to hear story ideas from our readers, and receive query letters from writers. Ideas such as how to prepare a press release are included.

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Dick Duchossois

 One in a Million

The Arlington Million: A World-Class Venue in Barrington’s Backyard

What would you bet that a world-class horse racing event—the Arlington Million—could go on after its huge trackside facility in Northern Illinois burnt completely to the ground 30 years ago—just 24 days before the Million’s scheduled post time? Arlington International burned uncontrollably—one of Illinois’ greatest 20th century fires and so extensive that fire departments from 21 communities could not put it out.



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Highgate Motors of Barrington


 Sesquicentennial Edition

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QB's Special Sesquicentennial Edition is available for purchase. This 232-page comprehensive publication about the Barrington and its neighboring villages has more than 400 images to enjoy. Feedback is highly positive. Don’t miss your chance to own one or more copies for you and your family. ($10 each.)


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