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  • PHS students to begin prepping for SAT

    PRINCETON — Students, and teachers, at Princeton High School are spending time preparing for the SAT.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:56 pm
  • 'A church is not the building ...'

    PRINCETON — As the heavy equipment began to claw at what was once the 147-year-old home of Princeton's First Christian Church, the decaying building p ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • Reverse osmosis costs mount up

    SPRING VALLEY — The reverse osmosis (RO) plant upgrade could cost the city of Spring Valley more money than anticipated. The Spring Valley City Counci ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Foreclosed! Demolished!

    WALNUT — The demolition is in motion.Walnut Board President Dennis Grobe requested authorization fro ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    Jan. 21 — Doris Lewis, furniture, collectibles, household items, lawnmowers, tools and related items, 10 a.m., 822 N. Beech St., Princeton, Tumbleson ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Bureau Valley submits buildings plan question for April ballot

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley school board unanimously approved a resolution required to submit the proposition that will appear on the April 4 ballot r ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Royal tea

    Bureau County Fair Queen Maddy Ellis speaks to the crowd at the annual Queen's Tea Event with Junior Miss Bureau County Fair Queen Kamilla Klingenberg ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:13 pm
  • Princeton Library kicks off new campaign

    PRINCETON — A new billboard on North Main Street showcasing Princeton Public Library is step one in its 2017 campaign to improve awareness of the serv ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:30 am
  • Rauner names Moffitt assistant ag director

    SPRINGFIELD – Former state Rep. Don Moffitt is the new assistant director of the Department of Agriculture, Gov. Bruce Rauner announced Friday.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:14 pm
  • A gift of life

    PRINCETON — Jamie Pennington was just like any other mother and wife who enjoyed spending time with family and friends, participating in church and co ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:30 pm
  • Storm putting things together

    MANLIUS — A change in attitude has started a change in latitude for the Bureau Valley Storm as they continue to evolve their on-court and off-court te ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 3:06 pm
  • Newman’s 3s sink Princeton

    STERLING – For most of the first quarter and into the second, the shots just kept falling for Newman.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:17 am
  • Lions sweep Coates Invitational

    The Logan eighth-grade volleyball team captured the Coates Invitational volleyball tournament championships with victories over Midland and Spring Val ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Hoopla

    Area boys and girls basketball teams are heating up in the middle of winter. The girls cagers will finish out the month of January before starting up ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday night sports update

    The DePue Little Giants survived another close call Tuesday, but remain standing undefeated after 19 games.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 10:41 pm
  • Tigresses hold on against Storm

    PRINCETON — The first two meetings between the Princeton Tigresses and Bureau Valley Storm proved to be bigger spreads than anticipated.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Wetsel, Hammerich go 3-0 for Tigers

    Austin Wetsel came up short on his bid for a PIT championship, but he came back with vengeance his next trip to Prouty Gym.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • Tanglers compete in Springfield

    The Tiger Town Tanglers took 11 kids to Springfield to wrestle in the Jon Davis Open at the Prairie Capital Convention Center. There were just under 1 ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:56 pm
  • St. Bede trio advances to sectionals

    Three bowlers from St. Bede advance to sectional competition in Saturday’s Minooka Regional.Sophomor ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • Little Giants win two to improve to 18-0

    The DePue Little Giants had another slow start, but remained undefeated with a 68-50 win over Fulton Unity Christian Saturday in Manny’s Shootout at W ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:54 pm
  • Steven Sidebottom

    TOLUCA — Steven “Suds” O. Sidebottom, 64 of Toluca, formerly of Walnut, passed away Tuesday, Jan. 17, 2017, at home.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 1:39 pm
  • Mary Hoover

    PRINCETON — Mary Hoover, 95, of Princeton passed away Saturday, Jan. 14, 2017, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:20 am
  • Verna Lange

    PRINCETON — Verna M. Lange, 90, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 3:49 pm
  • Robert Foster

    SHEFFIELD — Robert G. Foster, 79, of Sheffield died Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at Kewanee Care Center in Kewanee.
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 11:23 am
  • Elaine Goble Dandridge

    ST. LOUIS, Mo. — Elaine Goble Dandridge, 64, of St. Louis, Mo., passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, at her home.
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 2:48 pm
  • Keith Olson

    HENRY — Keith Alan Olson, 56, of Henry passed away peacefully at 8:30 p.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2017, at his home surrounded by family and friends after a ...
    Jan. 16, 2017 - 9:05 am
  • Michael Rippel

    TISKILWA — Michael Eugene Rippel, 71, of Tiskilwa, formerly of Morton and El Paso, Ill., passed away at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 22, 2016, at OSF St. ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:10 pm
  • Gerald (Jerry) McDonald

    CHANDLER , Ariz. — Gerald F. (Jerry) McDonald, 73, of Chandler, Ariz., peacefully passed away Tuesday, Jan. 10, 2017, surrounded by his family.
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 1:18 pm
  • Richard Foss

    TISKILWA — Richard Gordon Foss, 65, of rural Tiskilwa passed away Wednesday, Jan. 11, 2017, in his home.
    Jan. 12, 2017 - 12:13 pm
  • Martin 'Marty' Quest

    SUBLETTE — Martin K. "Marty" Quest, 59, of Sublette died Monday, Jan. 9, 2017, surrounded by his family at OSF St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Tri-DENT agents arrest Streator man for felony heroin delivery

    OTTAWA — Casey T. Rideout, 29, of Streator was arrested at 1:13 p.m. Jan. 13 in a parking lot at 545 E. Norris Dr. in Ottawa for unlawful delivery of ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 4:18 pm
  • Sheriff releases December activity report

    During the month of December, Bureau County deputies handled 61 accidents, with 18 of them involving animals. Deputies issued 34 traffic citations, 10 ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:28 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accident• A single-vehicle accident involving Christine K. Martin, 62, of Bradford occurred on the W ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:12 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest • Darnell C. Smith, 31, of Ottawa was picked up on Mary Street north of Dakota Street ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:12 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct• Ernestine McGuire, 53, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 5 ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Disorderly conduct John M. Kerr, 39, of Arlington was charged with disorderly conduct at 111 S. Chur ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 3:14 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic battery Richard R. Waldschmidt, 32, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in t ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 3:14 pm
  • Peru Police

    Patricia A. Long, 57, of Streator was charged with retail theft at Kohl's at 7:44 p.m. Jan. 7. ...
    Jan. 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Unlawful presence within a school zone• Marcus Lopez, 50, of Peru was charged with unlawful presence ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents • A one-vehicle accident involving Brian H. Olson, 49, of Bureau occurred on Princeton Str ...
    Jan. 10, 2017 - 3:22 pm
  • By the Book 1-19

    PRINCETON — Thursday, Jan. 19, 10:45 a.m., PHS Book Club -Tigers Read- book discussion. Thursday, J ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • GROWMARK announces nationwide agriculture scholarship program

    BLOOMINGTON — Fifteen students pursuing higher education in agriculture will be able to reach their goals a bit easier this fall.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 8:12 am
  • Nursing admission information session on Jan. 25

    OGLESBY — A nursing admission information session will be from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 25, in room CTC123 at Illinois Valley Community College.
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • Tim Grimm and the Family Band will perform Jan. 21 at Princeton Coffeehouse

    PRINCETON — Tim Grimm and the Family Band will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. The coffeehouse is located at Open ...
    Jan. 18, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • WyldLife Bash held at Metro Center

    Bureau County Young Life hosted a Jr. High WyldLife Bash on Dec. 9 at the Bureau County Metro Center in Princeton. One hundred and one junior high stu ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Friday, Jan. 20, to Dr. John Weborg. From your friends at Princeton Rotary. ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Community Notes

    Pancake and sausage breakfast on Jan. 29PRINCETON — An all-you-can-eat pancake and sausage breakfast ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Community coffee Feb. 4 in Sheffield

    SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 4, in the UCC Paris ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Kindergarten pre-registration set for BV schools

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley CUSD 340 has set the week of Feb. 13-17 for kindergarten pre-registration at Bureau Valley Elementary buildings in Walnut and ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 3:02 pm
  • Barb Barth recognized

    WALNUT — Each quarter, the Rotary Club of Walnut recognizes a local resident or group for the manner in which the recipient exemplifies Rotary’s motto ...
    Jan. 17, 2017 - 2:58 pm