ABOUT THIS ISSUE: Don’t miss our exclusive feature on Richard L. Duchossois, or “Mr. D” as he is known, in the new May/June issue. Our writer, Barbara Benson, interviewed Mr. D in March and writes about the highlights and hallmarks of this remarkable man’s life. As the entire world looks to remember and celebrate the 75th anniversary of D-Day on June 6, we recognize Mr. D as an American Hero among us and are proud to share his fascinating journey.
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Quintessential Barrington

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Barbara L. Benson Historical Lecture Series

Lives Well Lived: Barrington’s Mid-Century Leaders

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Sunday, June 9 at 3 p.m.
$20 General Admission

Light Refreshments

If you enjoyed Barbara’s cover feature on Mr. D, you won’t want to miss her upcoming presentation. Hear the fascinating stories of the most notable and interesting people who lived in Barrington in the middle decades of the 20th century—names you will recognize. These individuals have had a profound influence on our town’s history, told only as Barbara can tell it! Buy your tickets here:  barringtonswhitehouse.com/events

Quintessential America

old photo of moving a home

QB and Paris Market Antiques teamed up again to bring you a handy home guide for your crystal and stemware.
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England Trip Edits

Editor-in-Chief Lisa Stamos shares photos from her trip with WTTW and Transcendent Travel to visit British television’s most unforgettable and scenic destinations. Read “On Location” here.

Eastern Bluebird

Bird Walks with Wendy Paulson

Audubon & Citizens For Conservation
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From Our Contributors

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Congrats to Judith Tyler!

Judith Tyler of Barrington earned a Golden Apple for Excellence in Teaching at Maine East High School. Only 10 teachers receive this award each year across all of Illinois.
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Third Thursdays on July 18

Jill Funk and her art will be featured for the July 18 “Third Thursdays” art night out at Barrington’s White House. Enjoy meeting the Kaleidoscope School of Fine Art’s founder and view art from her entire career as an artist and art teacher. Learn more in our Arts & Culture section.  

Sesquicentennial Edition

A Great Gift Idea!

QB's Special Sesquicentennial Edition is available for purchase. This 232-page comprehensive publication about 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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(8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.)

Public Safety Building
(8 a.m. to 11 p.m.)

Beautiful red covered hardbound editions are now available. Please call us if you are interested: 847-381-3860.