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  • Armed robbery at Centrue Bank

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Police Department is investigating an armed robbery that occurred at Centrue Bank on Princeton's South Main Street, Thursday ...
    May 28, 2015 - 4:27 pm
  • Kinzinger to attend roundtable

    PRINCETON — Congressman Adam Kinzinger will hold a business roundtable from 2 to 2:45 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the Princeton City Hall, 2 S. Main St. ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • A sweet little cupcake

    Levi Brisbois, 3, enjoyed his pink frosted cupcake at Princeton’s Lunch in the Park Friday, May 22. Brisbois sat with his family eating his treat whil ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:36 pm
  • TCI deal off the table for Princeton

    PRINCETON — One proposal ... a second proposal ... No deal.TCI Manufacturing of Walnut has refused t ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:37 pm
  • BV chooses Option 6

    Editor’s note: This is the first part in a two-part series on the Bureau Valley School Board meeting held Tuesday, May 26. The second part will featur ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:38 pm
  • One-on-one with SLS Principal Mary Paula Schmitt

    Editor’s note: Mary Paula Schmitt, principal at St. Louis Catholic School in Princeton, is retiring after 33 years of service. The Bureau County Repub ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:45 pm
  • Donarski brothers to leave Princeton Tire Service

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Tire Service at 901 N. Main St. won’t have a Donarski working there after Friday, May 29. That will be the first time in 50 ...
    May 28, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Helping to prevent suicide

    PRINCETON — The sixth annual Living Works Community Walk for Suicide Prevention steps off on Saturday, June 6.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:30 pm
  • First Person — Michelle (Storm) Leverich

    Michelle (Storm) LeverichCity: Princeton.Where did you grow up: I grew up in Green Oak, attended Kas ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • The water is rising!

    Alexander Park Pool in Princeton will soon be full, clear and sparkling, ready for the first cannonball of the year. It’s that time of the season to g ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Bruins advance to sectional finals

    BRAIDWOOD — What a game and what a finish for the St. Bede Bruins. The Bruins rode the complete-game ...
    May 28, 2015 - 11:23 am
  • Game of inches

    MORRISON — Softball has always been known as a game of inches. Those inches added up to defeat for the Hall Lady Devils in Tuesday’s Morrison 2A Secti ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Tomaszewski earns top honors in Honor Roll Meet

    EAST PEORIA —Tuesday’s Peoria Journal Star Honor Roll Meet gave area girls one last time to represent their schools this year and some area boys a fin ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Princeton USBC WBA city tournament results

    PRINCETON — The Princeton USBC WBA city tournament was held in March at Crown Lanes. There were 22 three-women teams participating. In the doubles eve ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Area teams on TRAC in postseason

    It’s been a highly-successful postseason thus far for the Three Rivers Athletic Conference baseball and softball teams.
    May 27, 2015 - 4:12 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Megan Hendrickson

    Name: Megan Alexandria Hendrickson. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: June 7, 1997 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Princeton USBC WBA City Tournament

    Cari Hanson was the singles and all events champion in the Princeton USBC WBA City Tournament. ...
    May 27, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Tuesday night update

    MORRISON - Stillman Valley used a two-run, inside-the-park home run by winning pitcher Lexi Morrison in the top of the seventh inning to trip Hall 4-2 ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:25 pm
  • A high five at state

    CHARLESTON – It was race day, and Erika Zimmerlein woke up early.But it wasn’t a typical race day fo ...
    May 25, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Olson to the rescue

    OTTAWA — The St. Bede Bruins upset host and top-seeded Ottawa Marquette 4-1 for the regional title Saturday, May 23 at Ottawa.
    May 26, 2015 - 11:37 am
  • Raymond Mabry

    PRINCETON — Raymond E. Mabry of Princeton passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 25, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Pri ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Thomas Roggy

    PRINCETON — Thomas "Tom" Arthur Roggy, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Tom was born on Oct. 9 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Brian Eich

    LAMOILLE — Brian G. Eich, 56, of LaMoille died Monday, May 25, 2015, at OSF St. Paul Hospital in Mendota.
    May 26, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Verna Kaiser

    TAMPICO — Verna Kaiser, 96, of Tampico passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    May 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Frances Bruyn

    LONE TREE, Iowa — Frances A. Bruyn, 68, of Lone Tree, Iowa, formerly of Monmouth, passed away at 1:42 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her residence in ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Right Rev. Roger (Francis) Corpus

    PERU — Right Rev. Roger (Francis) Corpus, priest and retired abbot of Saint Bede Abbey, was found dead in his room at the abbey Sunday morning, May 24 ...
    May 26, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • William Pozzi Sr.

    LADD — William “Willie” Pozzi Sr., 75, of 228 N. Iowa St., Ladd, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home surrounded by his family.
    May 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Calvin Faber

    SUBLETTE — Calvin Glenn Faber, 85, of Sublette passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
    May 25, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Kaylan Collins

    ARLINGTON — Kaylan Wayne Collins, 32, of Arlington passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home. ...
    May 24, 2015 - 7:26 pm
  • Alma Rimington

    ELMWOOD — Alma Louise Rimington, 85, of the Villages, Fla., passed away Friday, May 8, 2015, at the Villages Cornerstone Hospice. She was formerly of ...
    May 22, 2015 - 9:00 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Angela R. Richardson, 35, of Spring Valley was charged with city ordinance ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernaliaBlake R. Schmidt, 22, of Princeton was charged with possession of dr ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentMarial Bahena, 60, of Spring Valley struck a deer at 3:52 p.m. May 21 on Route 6 about ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Following a traffic stop, a 15-year-old boy of Spring Valley and a 16-year-old boy of P ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Disorderly conductDoss E. Pullen, 55, of Spring Valley was charged with disorderly conduct, obstruct ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsChristopher C. Coffeld, 54, of Rockford was charged with driving under the influence, posse ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:10 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Criminal damage to government propertyBrandon W. Malanowski, 18, of Woodridge was charged with crimi ...
    May 20, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Philip K. Briddick, 35, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1 ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Criminal damage to propertyIsaiah C. Austin, 19, of Tiskilwa was charged with criminal damage to pro ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Craig B. McMath, 29, of Davenport, Iowa, was picked up on Interstate 80 near Mile Marker 82 in LaSalle County at 11:53 p.m. May 9 on a Henry County wa ...
    May 15, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • Making his stamp on history

    As Illinoisans, we like to see fellow Illinoisans succeed.Throughout the years, many people with Ill ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Memorial Day ... in my eyes

    As I celebrated Memorial Day this year, it really made me think Memorial Day is not just an extra day off work or school. Memorial Day is a day to rem ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Then and now

    As much as I vowed having children wouldn’t change me, it absolutely did. July will mark 10 years of me being a parent, and sometimes I barely recogni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Time for Open Meetings Act training

    Newly elected members of public bodies have 90 days to successfully complete electronic training on the Open Meetings Act. To better serve the public, ...
    May 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope you had a great Memorial Day holiday. Nearly every town in the county and beyond held their own rendition of a Memorial Day service. I attended ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • At the expense of our most vulnerable

    I’m writing to urge our friends and neighbors to join us in our efforts to hold the line on Medicaid funding for nursing homes. At Colonial Healthcare ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Looking for an answer

    We would like to know who takes care of Elm Lawn Cemetery. We are in the northwest corner; it is alw ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The first announcement of recruiting stations to be set up in Bureau County was in May 1940. In September , males between the ages of 21 and 35 had to ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Personal integrity

    Lawmakers in the Illinois House are considering a deeply troubling piece of legislation that would compel medical personnel in Illinois to violate the ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • In the middle ...

    Being raised the daughter of the town’s public defender was bound to have its consequences. I may have been the only kindergartner in the history of S ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Illini Valley Realtors present awards

    OGLESBY — The Illini Valley Association of Realtors annual awards banquet was recently held at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. The evening opened w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Dzierzynski is appointed IVCH center’s new director

    PERU — Kelly Dzierzynski is the new director of the Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA) at IVCH.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Russell named Galesburg hospital’s human resources director

    GALESBURG — Karen Russell of Princeton has joined Galesburg Cottage Hospital as the director of human resources. Most recently, Russell served as the ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • A busy time of year ...

    Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner. I am about to finish my freshman year at LaMoille High School. 
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • USDA, NASS to conduct survey

    SPRINGFIELD — During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two maj ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Agencies begin Homegrown By Heroes

    BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host a first-of-its-kind statewide gathering for organ ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • TCI Manufacturing and Equipment Sales earns safety award

    SPRINGFIELD — TCI Manufacturing & Equipment Sales was recognized with a Rock Solid Safety Award at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IA ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Food service course is planned June 6

    SPRING VALLEY — A Food Service Sanitation Manager Certification Course will be offered at St. Margaret’s Hospital, 600 E. First St., Spring Valley, fr ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • IVCC sessions planned for CPT program

    OGLESBY — Illinois Valley Community College will host an advanced manufacturing information session including the Certified Production Technician (CPT ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • The Makery opens for business

    PRINCETON — Jennifer Kinsman is having a grand opening celebration Saturday, May 23, for her business called The Makery, located at 512 S. Main St. in ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:27 pm
  • PCA honors veterans with Eagle Run 5K/10K

    PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy will host its second annual Eagle Run 5K/10K at 8 a.m. Saturday, June 20, starting and finishing at Zearing Pa ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Art Seeds selected for Honor Flight

    PRINCETON — Arthur “Art” Seeds, a resident of Liberty Village of Princeton, has been selected to attend the Honor Flight out of Moline Tuesday, June 2 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Knights hold baby supply drive

    PRINCETON — St. Louis Parish Knights of Columbus Father Farrell Council held a baby shower for the local Freedom House Women’s Shelter and Stork Suppo ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Applications now available for queen pageants

    PRINCETON — Applications are now available for the Bureau County Fair queen pageants. This year’s event will be Aug. 2.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Raminator will be in Mendota on May 29 and 30

    MENDOTA — Raminator, the legendary Ram sponsored monster truck, will be at Prescott Brother Inc., 614 13th Ave. in Mendota, on Friday, May 29, and Sat ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Community Notes

    Tea Party meetingPRINCETON — We the People Tea Party will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 28, at the ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • Open Table supper

    SHEFFIELD — The Sheffield United Methodist Church will host a free Open Table supper as a picnic from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, June 14, at the Sheffield Ve ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Vacation Bible school

    PRINCETON — The New Hope Church of the Nazarene, 30 N. Sixth St., Princeton, will hold vacation Bible School for children ages 4-12 from 6 to 8 p.m. J ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • VanDenBussche receives award

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Ministerial Association and other partnering Bureau County churches announced Alison VanDenBussche is the recipient of the 2 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:22 pm
  • Voice of the seniors

    “Don’t procrastinate. Because if you put off a paper that is due or study for a test, that will hurt you in the end.”
    May 27, 2015 - 11:00 am

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