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Amanda Marrazzo

Special to the Tribune
I am a freelance writer/reporter for the Chicago Tribune. I have written for the Tribune various news and feature stories in and around the Chicagoland area for the last eight years.

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People, Sports
Matt Blanchard, left, signed a three-year contract with the Chicago Bears. The 23-year-old was a standout quarterback at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. (Photo provided by Peg Blanchard)

‘Absolutely fearless’ Blanchard signs 3-year contract with Bears

Matt Blanchard of Lake Zurich spent three days in rookie minicamp with the Chicago Bears in early May hoping to show off his skills and, … Read more ›


Restaurants, clothing shop opening in Barrington

Restaurant owner Palemon “Paul” Brisno recently opened Paul’s Burrito Express in Barrington, and learned the hard way, he ought to be better prepared for a … Read more ›


Memorial Day Poppy tradition continues as way to honor veterans

Members of the American Legion Post 119 of Fox River Grove will continue the enduring tradition of distributing poppies to honor fallen military for Memorial … Read more ›


Barrington approves grant application for $1M bike path

Barrington officials hope to score a state grant that would help pay for the 2014 construction of a $1 million pedestrian and bike path along … Read more ›


Road closings set for next week to allow for railroad rehab work

Barrington officials are alerting motorists that in the next few weeks there will be road closings at two area railroad crossings to allow for Canadian … Read more ›

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