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  • Two plead guilty to credit card felony

    PRINCETON — Mariah Doss, 21, of Chicago and Keith Jones, 18, of Glenwood pleaded guilty Thursday, March 19, to the Class 3 felony of use of counterfei ...
    March 27, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Princeton mayoral candidates: Warren

    Bob WarrenWhere you work now: AgriEnergy Resources.Age: 64.Education: IVCC.Experience: 16 years as c ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Princeton mayoral candidates: Quiram

    Joel QuiramWhere you work now: State Farm Insurance.Age: 55.Education: Graduated from Princeton High ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Princeton mayoral candidates: Swanson

    Ray SwansonWhere you work now: I am a general contractor and owner of Ray Swanson Construction Co. M ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • BV digs deeper into options

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series on discussions being held between the Bureau Valley School Board, its administration and ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • Municipal candidates on the ballot

    The Tuesday, April 7, ballot will include the opportunity for voters to select a variety of municipal candidates, including mayors, commissioners/alde ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • No common opinion on Common Core

    Editor’s note: The following is the second story in a series concerning Common Core State-Set Standards.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • 'The best kept secret in Bureau County'

    Princeton High School FFA Vice President McKenzie Cain cares for a 3-week-old piglet at the Bureau County Ag Fair Thursday, March 26. The Bureau Count ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:37 pm
  • Bureau County Ag Fair

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    March 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Boating safety course set

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will offer a free Illinois DNR boating safety course from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the Illinois Waterw ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • One up, one down

    MANLIUS — It was a good day to play two Thursday, March 26, even though it may have been a tad chilly at Bureau Valley High School.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:13 pm
  • Tigresses are growing up

    PRINCETON — The 2015 Princeton Tigress soccer team is growing up. Last season, the Tigresses relied ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Tigers will throw hard, carry a big stick

    PRINCETON — President Theodore Roosevelt’s foreign policy in the early 1900s was to “speak softly, and carry a big stick.”
    March 27, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • Marquis bringing more tricks to IV All-Star Game

    GRANVILLE — If Jason Marquis is in the game, expect the unexpected.The Bureau Valley coach returns t ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Tigers at a glance:

    Coach: Tim Taylor (fifth year).Last year: 14-16.Who’s back: Levi Bates (Jr., 2B/P), Skye Behrends (J ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Tigers can come home again

    PRINCETON — Old Tigers find they can come home again, they just may not all be able to make it down the court and back.
    March 27, 2015 - 2:06 pm
  • From Storm to Storm

    Bureau Valley senior Garrett Jackson (center) will be going from the Bureau Valley Storm to play for the Storm of Crown College in Saint Bonifacius, M ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    L/O Boosters Trivia LAMOILLE — The LaMoille and Ohio Athletic Boosters will hold a Trivia Night Satu ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:05 pm
  • Silver for Michael

    Michael Williams, son of Tom and Dawn Williams of Peru, earned a silver medal in the Special Olympics State Basketball Skills at ISU. He is a student ...
    March 27, 2015 - 2:03 pm
  • Tigers will throw hard and carry a big stick

    PRINCETON — President Theodore Roosevelt ’s foreign policy in the early 1900s was to "speak softly, and carry a big stick.'
    March 26, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Audrey Denholm

    TISKILWA — Audrey Marie Denholm, 91, of Tiskilwa passed away peacefully under hospice care at Heartland Healthcare of Henry on Friday, March 27, 2015.
    March 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Audrey Denholm

    TISKILWA — Audrey M. Denholm, 91, of rural Tiskilwa passed away Friday, March 27, 2015, at Heartland Health Care, Henry.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Mary Jane Goble

    PRINCETON — Mary Jane Goble, 90, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Liberty Village Nursing Home.
    March 27, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • Reah 'Toni' Travis

    POLO — Reah “Toni” A. Travis, 69, of Polo passed away Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home. She worked for M & M News Agency as a distribution manager.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Lorene Tuggle

    WALNUT — Lorene B. Tuggle, 91, of Walnut died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her daughter’s home near Harmon.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Floye Resor

    PRINCETON — A graveside service for Floye Fern Resor, 92, who died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Oakland Cemetery ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Agnes Opsal

    PRINCETON — Agnes Opsal, 98, of Princeton passed away early Wednesday morning March 25, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center.
    March 25, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • LaVerne Anderson

    PRINCETON — LaVerne Anderson, 88, of Princeton passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home under Vitas Hospice Care.
    March 25, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • Ted Folger Jr.

    BUDA — Ted J. Folger Jr., 58, of Buda died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home. He w ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Dale 'Magoo' McKee

    PRINCETON — Dale N. “Magoo” McKee, 75 of 17110 3000 East St., Princeton, died peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2015, with his wife and son, Russ, by his ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:06 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    DUIDouglas R. Kinkin, 45, of Ladd was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol Jared M. Hamalle, 20, of Peru was charged with illegal consumption of ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Unlawful possessionRex Jones, 32, of Chicago was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with i ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Two LaSalle residents arrested on drug charges

    LASALLE — Eduardo S. Escatel, 29, and Rosa N. Arzola, 22, both of LaSalle, were picked up March 12 on a LaSalle County warrant for unlawful delivery o ...
    March 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Rory B. Fundell, 50, of Princeton was charged with violation of order of protection in the 400 block of South Church Street at 4:39 p.m. March 16.
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while suspended Alexandria K. Carlson, 19, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while l ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsDonald R. Richards, 71, of Princeton struck a deer at 7:55 p.m. March 16 on Route 29, ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Cannabis arrest

    Jesse R. Slaight, 33, of Princeton was charged with possession of cannabis on Feb. 26. This arrest stems from a report of subjects smoking cannabis in ...
    March 20, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Matthew J. Nowatka, 23, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1 ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Zero toleranceDominic M. Margherio, 20, of Spring Valley was charged with zero tolerance, illegal co ...
    March 16, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    Andes Thompson Best was probably the closest friend Richard Widmark ever had growing up in Princeton and continued to be into their adult lives. Tom w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • A discriminating tax ...

    Why did the Princeton City Council bypass rules and vote to assess an extra 1 percent sales tax on four North Main Street businesses?
    March 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Wanted: A mayoral campaign promise

    Read in the Republican that Princeton is negotiating with a party that wants to build a facility in Princeton.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! That wintry mix threw us a curve ball Monday morning? Enough said ...•••It’s difficult to belie ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Who isn’t doing their job?

    I read with great interest Lisa Stefani’s letter. Being a small business owner for 25-plus years, I totally agree. Look around. This city is maintaine ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Shame, shame, shame

    In the last election most people voted to get rid of Obama care and amnesty. Yet the Republican Congress caved and did nothing. They walked away from ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Proposals, decisions should be fair

    Thank you to the commissioners who voted against the so-called new business district. As a longtime citizen of Princeton, I’m not in favor of this end ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • A welcoming and a win ...

    “Céad míle fáílte.” The phrase hung on the front door of my childhood home. I never knew what it meant, but I loved to trace the words on the beautifu ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • A level playing field for all

    At Monday night’s Princeton City Council meeting, the council voted (3-2) to set up a “business district” in the area of the former Walmart store. Thi ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • BV FFA attends Women Changing the Face of Agriculture conference

    URBANA — The sixth annual Women Changing the Face of Agriculture conference took place March 6 at the Bone Student Center at Illinois State University ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Shooting Sports seeking volunteers

    Bureau County 4-H Shooting Sports is actively seeking volunteer instructors for its rifle and shotgun disciplines. Those who are passionate about the ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Spring has finally arrived!

    Finally, spring is here! It is warm; the sun is out; and the grass is greening up. But farmers are knee deep in mud and work. This time of year leaves ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Carter receives agricultural award

    Bureau Valley High School FFA member Annika Carter of Walnut was recently presented the school’s highest agricultural honor, the DeKalb Agricultural A ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:41 pm
  • Bureau County Soil and Conservation District announces spring tree, fish sale

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Soil and Water Conservation District (BCSWCD) is holding its annual spring tree and fish sales.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:40 pm
  • Horizon House’s Road to Independence Campaign is underway

    PERU — Schweickert & Ganassin LLC provided the lead gift for Horizon House’s Road to Independence Campaign this year. Attorney Scott Schwieckert prese ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Lithotripsys now performed at Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Dr. Steve Chung and Dr. Christian Schwartz, Illinois Urologic Health surgeons, are now performing lithotripsy procedures at Perry Memorial ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Perry clinic offering knee replacement

    PRINCETON — Dr. Frank Minardi, orthopedic surgeon at the Perry Memorial Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, is now performing knee replacements usi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Hoffman joins clinic staff

    PRINCETON — Jennifer Hoffman, family nurse practitioner (FNP), will join Dr. Robert Mestan, Dr. Arnold Faber, Trudy Argubright, FNP, and Karen Nenne, ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Olds receives one of Scouting’s highest honors

    Donald Olds of Kennesaw, Ga., the son of Marilyn Olds of Wyanet, recently received the Silver Beaver Award, one of Scouting’s highest honors.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:48 pm
  • TSA announces $1,000 grant eligibility for 2015

    TISKILWA — In May 2015, the Tiskilwa Scholarship Association will once again award education grants up to $1,000 to one or more 2015 graduates as well ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Community Notes

    FundraiserLADD — The Hall Education Foundation will host its fundraiser from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, Mar ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • ‘Our Lady of Angels School Fire’ program on Monday

    BRADFORD — Jim Gibbons, a Marengo resident and historian, will present a historical program, “Our Lady of Angels School Fire,” at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Ma ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Ellie Thompson will celebrate 90th birthday

    Elmarene “Ellie” Thompson will turn 90 years old on Monday, April 6.Ellie, who was from the Amboy an ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:46 pm
  • Illinois Retina and Eye Associates plan seminar

    PERU — Dr. Richard Ahuja, board certified and fellowship trained retina specialist at Illinois Retina and Eye Associates, will hold a discussion from ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Easter Seals plans preschool open house

    OTTAWA — Kids Can Preschool, located in Easter Seals of LaSalle and Bureau Counties at 1013 Adams St., Ottawa, will host an open house and early regis ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Students of the month named in Bradford

    BRADFORD — Bradford students Shelbie Eklund, Lea Fisher, Colby Wall, Natalie Wall and Julia Sears were named January students of the month.
    March 27, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Sadie Hawkins dance

    Hall High School held its Sadie Hawkins dance on Feb. 14 in the Red Devil Gymnasium. Tori Coble, the daughter of Jennifer Cain and Randy Coble of Ladd ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:44 pm
  • Riley Francis receives seminar scholarship

    WALNUT — Riley Francis, a senior at Bureau Valley High School, has been awarded a scholarship to attend the 2015 World Affairs Seminar, Global Energy: ...
    March 27, 2015 - 12:43 pm

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