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  • Warren bids farewell to council

    PRINCETON — After 18 years of serving the city council, longtime Princeton Commissioner Bob Warren has decided not to seek re-election and instead, he ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Swearing to do their duty

    PRINCETON — Three county officials took the oath of office during a swearing-in ceremony at Bureau County Courthouse Thursday morning.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Freezin’ for a Reason is Dec. 7

    PRINCETON — Do you still need to make your donation of a new, unwrapped toy for the annual Christmas for Kids toy drive?
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:20 pm
  • Santa is the star in this year’s Christmas parade

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Christmas parade will step off at 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 3, from the corner of Marquette and North Main Street. The parade ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:17 pm
  • Private investment in energy infrastructure is in question

    CHICAGO – The Illinois Supreme Court will decide the fate of Northern Illinois’ largest clean energy infrastructure project. The Rock Island Clean Lin ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:18 pm
  • Studying to save a life

    LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam County high school students from the Area Career Center's Fire and Emergency Rescue program participated in hands-on traini ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 2:34 pm
  • ICGA elects new officers, board members

    NORMAL — Justin Durdan, a farmer from Utica, has been elected president of the Illinois Corn Growers Association (ICGA) for 2016-17 at its re-organiza ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 2:59 pm
  • Train derails near Malden

    MALDEN — Two cars of a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) Railway train derailed about 2:45 a.m. Thursday on the tracks north of Malden.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Six file for two Princeton Council seats

    PRINCETON — Six Princeton residents have thrown their hats into the ring for the two available Princeton city commissioner seats up for grabs in the A ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • Derailed!

    Workers use heavy equipment Thursday morning to upright at least one train car that derailed on a Burlington Northern Santa Fe (BNSF) train, which was ...
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 1:30 pm
  • Friday night sports update

    Friday's rivalry game at Abbot Vincent Gymnasium between host St. Bede and Hall was good down to the last shot.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 11:02 pm
  • Going green

    When Braidy Shipp and Brady Booker heard there was going to be a new kid come play for the St. Bede Bruins football team this season, they decided the ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Lady Bruins rally past Storm

    MANLIUS — The only score that matters is the score at the end of the game.With the final moments tic ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:04 pm
  • Ken’s Kids

    WALNUT — Ken Wilcoxen coached Kevin Geldean in 1984 on his first Walnut Grade School basketball team. This year, he’s coaching Geldean’s nephew, Egan ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • 2016 All-BCR Football Team

    QuarterbacksDrake Davis (Jr., Bureau Valley): The Storm QB was a true dual threat, passing for 1,737 ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:57 pm
  • Did you know?

    • Jim Eustice, an all-state quarterback for Ottawa Marquette’s 3A state runners-up in 1984, played two years at Southeast Missouri State. His first qu ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • A rival no more, Eustice thrives at SBA

    When former St. Bede head coach John Bellino and assistant coach Mark Siebert first called Jim Eustice about joining the Bruins staff seven years ago, ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • Newman runs past Princeton

    STERLING – There were runs to put Newman briefly in the lead on Thursday, then there was the run in the fourth quarter to put the Comets in front for ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:55 pm
  • Lady Devils top Cru in home opener

    The Lady Devils made their home debut a successful one with a 58-39 win over Ottawa Marquette in nonconference play Thursday at Hall.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • BCR Players of the Year

    BCR Players of the Year2015 — Drew Pullam, Hall; Jacob Smith, Princeton2014 — A.J Gaeta, Hall; Parke ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 3:47 pm
  • Arlene Perucco

    OGLESBY — Arlene Ann Perucco, 93, of Oglesby passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, 2016, at the Mendota Lutheran Home.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 10:01 am
  • Debra Pierson

    PRINCETON — Debra June Pierson, 60, of Princeton passed away Wednesday, Nov. 30, at her Princeton home.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Melvin Steen

    HENNEPIN — Melvin R. “Chub” Steen, 85, of Hennepin died at 8:46 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Unity Point Health Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Dec. 1, 2016 - 10:17 am
  • Inez Ackland

    KEWANEE — Inez Evelyn Ackland, 101, of Kewanee, formerly of Princeton and Ohio, Ill., died at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 29, 2016, at Kewanee Care Home.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 2:16 pm
  • Gloria Rasmussum

    MANLIUS — Gloria J. Rasmussen, 73, of Manlius died at 5:16 p.m. Monday, Nov. 28, 2016, at Bounce Back Lane, Liberty Village, in Princeton.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:39 am
  • David Fandel

    PRINCETON — David Wayne Fandel, 82, of Princeton died at 5:23 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeto ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 2:01 pm
  • Arthur 'Dan' Nafziger II

    LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Arthur Daniel “Dan” Nafziger II, 60, of Louisville, Ky., passed away on the evening of Friday, Nov. 25, 2016. He was surrounded by t ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 9:47 am
  • Roberta Thompson

    PRINCETON — Roberta "Bobby" Ellen Thompson, 91, of Princeton passed away on Sunday, Nov. 13, 2016, at Liberty Village in Princeton.
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 9:32 am
  • Carol Forbeck

    TISKILWA — Carol Sue Forbeck of Tiskilwa passed away Tuesday, Nov. 22, 2016, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 12:19 pm
  • John 'Jack' Genster

    SHEFFIELD — John W. “Jack” Genster, 91, of Sheffield died Wednesday, Nov. 23, 2016, at the home of his daughter in Sheffield.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Violation of order of protection Nicholas J. Cain, 21, of Princeton was charged with violation of or ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Accident A tractor semi-trailer driven by Charles R. Dunlap, of Anniston, Ala. ,was traveling westbo ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Melissa R. Bosnich, 48, of DePue struck a deer on Route 29 near Ver ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 2:31 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Lorie A. Manfredini, 44, of Spring Valley and Curtis A. Ker ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:46 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsA vehicle driven by Heather A. Wittington, 46, of Hollowayville struck a deer on 1750 ...
    Nov. 29, 2016 - 4:47 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Accidents A one-vehicle accident involving driver Jeffery G. Sitterly, 47, of Princeton occurred on ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 11:50 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Burglary Following an investigation into a reported burglary at LZ Resale at 4:30 a.m. Nov. 11, Spri ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 2:03 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theft Stephanie L. Wilkinson, 26, of Princeton was charged with retail theft and burglary at ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Holly M. Hernandez, 35, of Spring Valley was picked-up in her residence at 226 E. De ...
    Nov. 22, 2016 - 12:05 pm
  • Tri-DENT agents Streator residents

    STREATOR — Police have charged two Streator residents who allegedly delivered purported heroin to Tri-DENT agents on several occasions in Streator and ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 12:42 pm
  • Thoughts for the season

    I’m not sure when the first Christmas carol hit my ears this year, but I remember sighing and thinking ... “Here we go.” Those early Christmas carols ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • Shop, shop, shopping

    ‘Tis the season. Santa is ho, hoing, the kids are behavin’ (or at least trying), and the shopping is beginning or has been done.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • Being positive can be contagious

    The purpose of this letter is to give a huge shout out to Princeton and those who make it a great community! Thank you!
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:51 pm
  • A season of nostalgia

    I initially tried to write about the holiday season and how Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s represent the past, present and future (but not in ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 3:50 pm
  • A different perspective

    This is in response to Jay Bauer’s letter to the editor, titled “Noah’s Ark — the great deluge defusion,” published in the Oct. 24 BCR.
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 3:08 pm
  • The presents of mind

    By now, Thanksgiving 2016 is just a memory. I hope your day was filled with a full belly, but more important than that, I hope you made many moments t ...
    Nov. 30, 2016 - 8:51 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    By now, the Thanksgiving leftovers are a thing of the past, and even if there are still some telltale signs of them in your refrigerator, it’s doubtfu ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 2:36 pm
  • Changing world

    It comes as no surprise to anyone the digital age is upon us. It creates challenges and opportunities. Every business has been impacted by the digital ...
    Nov. 28, 2016 - 2:50 pm
  • The reluctant shopper

    Maybe it’s my age or because I’ve grown a bit (understatement) cynical through the years. Perhaps it’s because this old body and my increasingly short ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Got a cold? Stay home!

    The cold season is upon us. That means more contagious illnesses. If some people could realize that ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Saturday, Dec. 3, to Marcel van den Boore. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Developmental check-ups available

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School District 115 Early Beginnings Parents as Teachers 0-3 Program is offering developmental check-ups for chil ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • Community Notes

    Holiday bake saleTISKILWA — A holiday bake sale will be from 8 a.m. to noon Saturday, Dec. 10, at th ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • Festival 56 will present ‘The Santaland Diaries’

    PRINCETON — Has Christmas arrived too early for you? Will one more rendition of Rudolph send you over the brink? Festival 56 offers a hilarious holida ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:49 pm
  • Walnut Rotary makes donation

    Walnut Rotary Club President Charlie Gongiam presents Ohio Schools Principal Jason Wilt with a check in support of the Ohio Schools’ newest initiative ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Holiday workshop set for Dec. 17

    PRINCETON — Bureau County 4-H Federation, a youth development program of the University of Illinois Extension, announces its annual holiday workshop w ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Scott will address Walnut Rotary

    WALNUT — Walnut Rotary President Charlie Gonigam has announced Kimberly Scott, executive director of the Bureau County United Way, will speak at the c ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:48 pm
  • Free healthy cooking demonstration

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton provides a monthly healthy cooking program. Ashley Schwind, PMH’s registered dietitian, will offer a ...
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:43 pm
  • Ohio Grade School first-quarter honor rolls

    Ohio Grade School has released its list of honor roll students for the first quarter of the 2016-17 school year.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:45 pm
  • PHS students are selling handmade products

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School is selling one-of-a-kind, handmade products to the community for the approaching holiday season.
    Dec. 2, 2016 - 1:44 pm