Monday, January 28, 2013
Youth survey shows alcohol is substance used most by youths.
Monday, January 28
Nearly 20,000 middle and high school students in Lake County participated in the 2012 Illinois Youth Survey (IYS)—a state wide survey with questions about drugs, nutrition and safety. The Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS) has funded the administration of the Illinois Youth Survey (IYS) biennially since 1990. Lake County's survey included participation by 68 percent of the county's middle schools and 71 percent of the county's high schools. The following are some of the survey findings for Lake County: High school students reported a decrease in the past 30 day use of marijuana (10th grade -16 percent in 2010 to 15 percent in 2012; 12th grade -27 percent in 2010 to 25 percent in 2012). "It is so important to have this data to …
Friday, August 17, 2012
Barrington Police cited 39 teens and young adults at a party held on Kainer Avenue.
A large underage drinking party was broken up by Barrington police on Aug. 5 at 142 Kainer Avenue, Barrington. The party was hosted by 21-year-old Jason A. Taylor, and 19-year-old Terence C. Taylor of 142 Kainer Avenue. Both boys were charged with hosting an underage party, while Terence was additionally cited for consumption of alcohol by a minor. Their adjudication hearing is scheduled for Sept. 20. The following minors were ticketed for consumption of alcohol by a minor at the party:
Friday, December 16, 2011
Recent arrests of teens for alcohol use sheds light on pervasive problem, says Barrington Area Drug Prevention Coalition.
Friday, December 16, 2011
Being a teenager is all about making choices. Newly granted independence can open up whole new worlds for many of our teenaged children, and as parents we hope our teens make healthy choices. It is disturbing when we read about teens making unwise choices, such as consume alcohol, and risk other’s lives by driving while intoxicated. The incidents that occurred last week in which 6 teens were arrested for being intoxicated and trying to attend a dance at the high school, as well as the 4 teens arrested later that night behind the wheel of a car, should give us cause for concern. The truth of the matter is that underage drinking within our Barrington communities exists and is surprisingly prevalent. In this particular case, the system …
Thursday, December 8, 2011
Teens turned away from dance after showing up under the influence of alcohol.
Barrington police cited 10 Barrington High School students for underage consumption of alcohol Saturday night. The school suspended all of the students pending further disciplinary action, Barrington District 220 spokesperson Jeff Arnett said. Six of the students were discovered when they showed up to a fundraising dance at the high school. The other four students were caught later that evening. Barrington Police Detective Sergeant Kevin Croke said six students were cited at the dance. They included a 16-year-old boy from North Barrington, a 17-year-old girl from Lake Barrington, a 17-year-old girl from Hoffman Estates, a 16-year-old girl from South Barrington, a 16-year-old girl from Barrington and a 16-year-old boy from Barrington. “They…