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  • It's getting worse: PES owed more than $700,000 in funding

    PRINCETON — It's a familiar sentiment at school board meetings throughout the state — "We have not received a dime of categorical funding this year," ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 7:56 pm
  • 1870-2017

    A demolition crew began work this week to raze the former home of Princeton's First Christian Church. A Main Street landmark since 1870, it was built ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:23 pm
  • President Trump

    President-elect Donald Trump greets President Barack Obama before he takes the oath of office Friday at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, D.C. Trump too ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:22 pm
  • Friday night Nerf fights

    PRINCETON — With a winter that has so far been wet and muddy rather than a winter wonderland, indoor activities are needed more than ever, especially ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:25 pm
  • What will you ever do with that old prom dress?

    PRINCETON — Kick-off to the fifth annual PROMise Dress Sale is just around the corner.Amy Thompson, ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • Helping the hungry

    PRINCETON — The need at Bureau County Food Pantry may be changing, according to new statistics released for 2016.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 3:58 pm
  • Public access

    MondayPrinceton Elementary School Board, 5:30 p.m., Logan Media CenterDePue Village Board, 7 p.m., v ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • New York residents charged with cannabis possession

    PRINCETON — On Tuesday, Jan. 17, at about 12:18 p.m., Tri-DENT Drug Task Force Agents conducted a traffic stop on Interstate 80 near Milemarker 60, ea ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:27 pm
  • What is your favorite winter activity and why?

    “In the winter I like to stay indoors and read a book while covered in my blanket.”Rita Dunlap, Pri ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:49 pm
  • PHS set to prepare students for SAT

    PRINCETON — Students and teachers at Princeton High School (PHS) are spending time preparing for the SAT.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 5:26 pm
  • Comets start fast, run past Storm

    STERLING – Newman made its usual number of crowd-pleasing 3s, but it was the work on the other side of the court that brought a smile to head coach Ra ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 4:17 pm
  • Red Devils fall short at Kewanee

    KEWANEE — The Hall Red Devils and Kewanee Boilermakers clashed in Three Rivers East play Friday night with the Boilermakers continuing their dominatio ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 4:16 pm
  • Dant back on top of Masters

    PRINCETON — Sure, owning a bowling alley has its perks, free bowling any time you want to get it. But it also brings some stress when it comes to host ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:27 pm
  • Hall holds off PHS - again

    PRINCETON — It must have seemed like a long 6.7 seconds for Hall.Hall’s Hunter Galassi was fouled an ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:26 pm
  • Senior Spotlight

    Name: Jasmine Kahly.School: Ohio High School.Date/place of birth: 2/19/99 in Freeport.Hometown: Ohio ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:24 pm
  • At the Hoops

    Boys basketballBCR teamsDePue (4-0 TCC) 18-0Princeton (3-2 TRE) 8-9Hall (1-4 TRE) 8-13Bureau Valley ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:24 pm
  • Red Devils topple PC

    The Hall Red Devils started fast and ended bigger to topple rival Putnam County Tuesday night in Spring Valley.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:25 pm
  • Hall wins TRAC girls bowling title

    Hall won the second annual Three Rivers girls bowling championship Wednesday at Kewanee.The Lady Dev ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:38 pm
  • Area teams learn sectional assignments

    Princeton will be hosting a 2A girls basketball sectional coming up in February. It was one of the postseason assignments recently released by the IHS ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:38 pm
  • PYSL announces spring signups

    PRINCETON — Princeton Youth Soccer League has announced registration dates for the upcoming spring season at the following dates at the Prouty Buildin ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Lois Batson

    CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa — Lois Carol Batson, 81, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Ed and Joan Hemphill Inpatient Hospice Unit at S ...
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:39 am
  • Donald Rickey

    HENRY — Donald Norman Rickey, 88, of Henry passed away at 10:31 a.m. Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at his home in Henry.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 9:11 am
  • Nina Nutter

    HENNEPIN — Nina J. Nutter, 74, of Hennepin died on Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at the Aperion Care in Spring Valley.
    Jan. 23, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Gerald 'Jerry' Guisti

    MARK — Gerald “Jerry” G. Guisti, 76, of Mark died Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, at his residence with his loving family by his side.
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 3:18 pm
  • Adam Verdick

    MINERAL — Adam J. Verdick, 44, of Mineral passed away Thursday, Jan. 19, 2017, in Rock Island. Adam ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Judith Ellis

    WYANET — Judith A. Ellis, 74, of Wyanet died Friday, Jan. 20, 2017, at her home in Wyanet. She grad ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 1:34 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
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA one-vehicle accident involving Matthew D. Haun, 25, of Granville occurred on 1500 North A ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsA vehicle driven by Nicole L. Matthews, 29, of Princeton struck a deer on Route 6 near ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to property Ronald L. Newton, 54, of Homer Glen, Ill., was charged with criminal dam ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accident• A vehicle driven by Michael J. Dergance, 33, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Retail theftSandra E. Kersting, 62, of Spring Valley was charged with retail theft from Dollar Gener ...
    Jan. 20, 2017 - 4:53 pm
  • 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