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  • Police investigate the disappearance of Kayla Stratton

    STREATOR — According to a series of press releases from the LaSalle County Sheriff's Department and with the assistance of the Illinois State Police a ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:05 pm
  • Tri-DENT arrest

    At 9:08 a.m. Feb. 14, Mendota Police arrested Esat Aliu, 37, of 7 N. 42nd Road, Mendota, in the 1400 block of 13th Avenue on a LaSalle County arrest w ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Tri-DENT arrests

    • PERU — At 3:39 p.m. on Feb. 16, LaSalle County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Route 6 at Cleveland Street in Peru. As a result of th ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • Tri-DENT agents arrest LaSalle man

    LASALLE — Tri-DENT agents, assisted by LaSalle Police investigators and officers, conducted a buy/bust operation in the 400 block of Bucklin Street in ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Hall heartbreak

    The Hall High School student body tried their best to will their Lady Devils on to victory in Thursday night’s Class 2A Sectional championship game.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:24 pm
  • Getting ‘Wired for Hope’

    Therapy, conservation, friendship, conversation, the written word — those are the elements Nedda Simon of rural Princeton and Pam Horwitz of rural Tis ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Pre-K screenings planned in Ladd

    LADD — Ladd Community Consolidated School District 94 will conduct Pre-K screenings on Wednesday, March 15, and Tuesday, May 9, for the 2017-18 school ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Public access

    MondayPrinceton Park District Board, 4:30 p.m., Metro CenterCherry Village Board, 7 p.m., village ha ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:26 pm
  • What former President of the United States was your favorite of all time?

    "My favorite president was Ronald Reagan. He meant what he said and he stood by it."John Piccatto, O ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:27 pm
  • Lunch in the Park lottery

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Chamber of Commerce will host the Lunch in the Park lottery at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, in the Prouty Building. All busi ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Storm bring second-half intensity

    KEWANEE — Jason Marquis had a message at halftime for his Bureau Valley Storm Monday night. That message was to make the other team play hard.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Little Giants down Mallards

    HENRY — A 10-day layoff may have slowed the DePue Little Giants down but the 10th ranked team in the state was able to shake off the early cobwebs and ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 2:15 pm
  • Knecht signs with MacMurray College

    St. Bede senior Kourtney Knecht signs to play volleyball for MacMurray College. Also pictured are her parents (front) Kim and Jim; and (back row, from ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:43 pm
  • Eustice signs with St. Olaf

    St. Bede senior quarterback Bryant Eustice signs to play football for St. Olaf. He was joined at his signing by his father, Jim, the SBA head football ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:10 pm
  • Hall’s run stalls out

    PRINCETON — There were few tears shed in the Hall locker room after Thursday night at Prouty Gym, as one might expect.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:17 pm
  • Coach’s mom caught in the middle

    PRINCETON — It hasn’t been an easy week for Kathy (Sabatini) Yerly. She found herself right smack i ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:28 pm
  • Annawan’s pressure too much for Raiders

    SERENA – The AFC Raiders know that every team they face in the postseason is going to bring their best effort.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:07 pm
  • Red Devils play spoilers to Boilers

    Kewanee may be the Boilermakers, but the Hall Red Devils proved to be the spoiler makers.The Red Dev ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:06 pm
  • South trips North for BVEC title

    Karyssa Newsome of Bureau Valley South applies the defensive pressure on Shelby Hardy of BV North in Wednesday’s championship game of the BVEC Tournam ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:02 pm
  • Tigers beat Prophets in home finale

    PRINCETON — Josh Reinhardt and the Princeton Tigers closed up Prouty Gym with a 69-44 win over Prophetstown in their final home game of the season Tue ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:01 pm
  • Sammy Thiemes

    VAN ORIN — Sammy Clifton Thiemes, 85, of Van Orin died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    UPDATED: Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:26 pm
  • Fred Boher

    TUCSON, Ariz. — Fred Lewis Boher, 81, of Tucson, Ariz., died of heart failure Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017, at home with Mary Ann and members of their fami ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 1:18 pm
  • Shirley Drawyer

    KEWANEE — Shirley A. Drawyer, 71, of Kewanee died at 3:38 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:53 am
  • Ruth Pinter

    LADD — Ruth M. Pinter, 97, of Ladd passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:47 am
  • George Essl

    LASALLE — George J. Essl, 94, of LaSalle died peacefully in his home on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017. A Ma ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:45 am
  • Nellie Ballerini

    LADD — Nellie Ballerini, 95, of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Ladd, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Creasy Spring Health Campus in Lafayette, Ind ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:42 am
  • Jack Fahs

    WALNUT — John F. “Jack” Fahs, 86, of Walnut died Friday, Feb. 17, 2017, at his home, with his family by his side.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 2:28 pm
  • Joyce Draper

    AMBOY — Hazel Joyce Draper, 91, of Amboy died Thursday, Feb. 16, 2017, at her home. Joyce was born ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:31 pm
  • Helen Essex

    OHIO, Ill. — Helen M. Essex, 88, of Ohio, Ill., passed away Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 3:04 pm
  • Kristine Sharp

    LADD — Kristine Marie Sharp, 67, of Ladd died peacefully in her home Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, afte ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while license revokedJoseph W. Hirsch, 33, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while l ...
    NEW: Feb. 21, 2017 - 12:50 pm
  • Tri-DENT arrest

    At 9:08 a.m. Feb. 14, Mendota Police arrested Esat Aliu, 37, of 7 N. 42nd Road, Mendota, in the 1400 block of 13th Avenue on a LaSalle County arrest w ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Tri-DENT arrests

    • PERU — At 3:39 p.m. on Feb. 16, LaSalle County Sheriff’s deputies conducted a traffic stop on Route 6 at Cleveland Street in Peru. As a result of th ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:46 am
  • Tri-DENT agents arrest LaSalle man

    LASALLE — Tri-DENT agents, assisted by LaSalle Police investigators and officers, conducted a buy/bust operation in the 400 block of Bucklin Street in ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 11:48 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    John C. Christmann, 76, of Princeton was involved in an accident at 4:35 p.m. Feb. 17 at the intersection of Newell and Princeton streets in DePue
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    At 10:24 p.m. on Feb. 16, Spring Valley Police responded to a pick-up truck vs. pedestrian accident on the Dalzell blacktop just north of Route 6. Jes ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 3:26 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Interstate 80 accidentNicole McNair, 32, of Spring Valley was injured in a two-vehicle accident at 7 ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Possession of cannabis Michael R. Adams, 49, of Bradford was charged with possession of cannabis, 10 ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 1:52 pm
  • Johnson sentenced to probation for cannabis possession

    Bo M. Johnson, 43, of Tacoma, Wash., was sentenced to two years probation after pleading guilty on Feb. 14 to the Class 4 felony of unlawful possessio ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 9:48 am
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal trespass to property Scott L. Molln, 34, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 12:52 pm
  • The differences can unite us

    I was in Chicago a few weeks ago. As much as I detest the hustle and bustle of big city life, compared to my small town world, there are parts of the ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 3:33 pm
  • Obama state holiday bill is off the mark

    Pending grand bargains aside, Illinois remains in an unprecedented budget, debt and financial crisis.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 3:15 pm
  • Frozen chickens

    As a matter of full disclosure, I must admit to you, that I am writing this column under acute and extreme duress. I’m sick. I’m sicker than sick. My ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 3:15 pm
  • We live in a dicey cyber world

    I was at a desktop computer in a public library recently when the Internet went down. The distraught looks of my fellow library patrons stimulated me ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 3:22 pm
  • Looking for those common threads

    How was your Valentine’s Day? I hope you made time for those you love, and I hope those three little words — “I love you” — came easily for you. I app ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 3:33 pm
  • Headlines from the past

    Our recent presidential election has had, and continues to have, many controversies, protests, accusations and etc. As we look at our past, the presid ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 3:07 pm
  • Let’s try to keep Bureau County’s representation on IVCC Board

    We join Illinois Valley Community College President Jerry Corcoran in praising Laurie Bonucci of Princeton for her nearly four years’ service on the I ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 3:07 pm
  • With Presidents Day observed this month, who is your favorite president? Why?

    While I greatly admire many presidents from U.S. history, including Abraham Lincoln and Barack Obama, my favorite is a bit unexpected, considering I u ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 3:10 pm
  • Valentine’s Day: The eyes have it

    Every year I want to write that perfect column about love. With Valentine’s Day just around the corner (Tuesday, Feb. 14), I always feel the need to w ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 3:18 pm
  • Paying tribute to Bill Rosenow

    A member of the Bureau County Republican’s staff once found Bill Rosenow on the old school grounds in Sheffield, long after the children who attended ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 3:08 pm
  • National Ground Water Awareness Week

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Health Department and the Bureau County Farm Bureau are partnering with the National Ground Water Awareness Association ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • Valentine’s Day royalty at Liberty Village

    Liberty Village crowned their Valentine’s Day kings and queens on Feb. 14 during a musical performance by Rich Selquist. Pictured are Wilbur and Doris ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:54 am
  • Midland, Centrue to merge

    Midland States Bancorp Inc. and Centrue Financial Corporation recently announced they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Midland wil ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 10:51 am
  • Agronomy Night set for Feb. 21

    OGLESBY — University of Illinois Extension invites ag producers, agri-businesses and others interested to attend “Agronomy Night” on Tuesday, Feb 21. ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:08 am
  • Soil fertility seminar set for Feb. 28

    PRINCETON — Soil fertility, crop production practices and environmental stewardship will be the focus of the upcoming seminar sponsored by University ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Perry Memorial lab receives accreditation

    PRINCETON — The Accreditation Committee of the College of American Pathologists (CAP) has awarded accreditation to Perry Memorial Hospital’s Laborator ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 9:09 am
  • Pesticide safety education testing-only session set

    PRINCETON — University of Illinois Extension – Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, Putnam Unit will offer a testing-only session and certification program for ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 12:35 pm
  • Jolene Brown to headline Women in Agriculture Conference

    ROCK ISLAND — Are you a woman who is involved in agriculture? Are you actively farming, working in the industry, or married to a farmer? If so, there ...
    Feb. 20, 2017 - 9:19 am
  • Strom opens Edward Jones branch office in Princeton

    PRINCETON — Brian Strom, a financial advisor, has opened a branch office of Edward Jones at 616 N. Main St. in Princeton.
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 2:25 pm
  • A sea of pink at DePue High School

    Perry Memorial Hospital sponsored a Pack the Place Pink Night at DePue High School during the boys basketball game on Feb. 3. In recognition of breast ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 4:37 pm