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  • Heartland Medallion discovered after first clue

    Tara Favia (second from left) was lucky person who found the Heartland Bank and Trust Co. Homestead Medallion, which was hidden inside the bell at Dou ...
    NEW: Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:05 am
  • The Friday Night Blitz

    The 2016 prep football season kicked off Friday, Aug. 26, in and around the Illinois Valley as well as statewide. Among opening-day winners were the P ...
    NEW: Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Auction Calendar

    Sept. 3 – John Taylor estate, real estate and personal property, 10 a.m., 209 N. Homer St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auction Co., auctioneers.
    NEW: Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Slow the flow

    PRINCETON — As nutrient loss becomes a more frequent discussion in agriculture, ways to reduce nutrient drainage into waterways are being developed an ...
    Aug. 31, 2016 - 10:24 am
  • Missing Ladd woman's vehicle found in Morris

    LADD — The vehicle of the Ladd woman reported missing Aug. 23 was located Monday morning in the parking lot of R Place Family Restaurant in Morris.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • Cleaning up clogged pipes

    SPRING VALLEY — A partnership of sorts is forming to solve drainage problems at Webster Park.A group ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 1:42 pm
  • Cyberbullying in our schools

    A new Illinois law will soon force schools to reform their discipline policies for cyberbullying.Sen ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:24 pm
  • Driver wanted

    DALZELL — Dalzell Grade School Superintendent Bruce Bauer said the district currently does not have a bus driver to pick up students, but they are hop ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • A little mud ... a lot of fun

    PRINCETON — Despite wet and humid weather conditions throughout last week and weekend, the 162nd annual Bureau County Fair was well attended and provi ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • Fun at the fair

    Images from the 162nd Bureau County Fair ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:20 am
  • Tigers take third at Oregon Tournament

    The Princeton Tiger soccer team went through the Oregon Tournament Saturday, Aug. 27, undefeated in five matches.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • No win, but Bruins have great experience

    By all accounts, St. Bede Bruins had a great experience Friday battling St. Catherine’s of Racine, Wis., at Carthage College in Kenosha, Wis.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:35 pm
  • Sherrard sweeps Hall Early Bird

    Sherrard swept the Hall Early Bird Round Robin Volleyball Tournament with a 5-0 overall record.The T ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:32 pm
  • BV volleyball at a glance:

    Conference: Three Rivers East.Nickname: Storm.Coach: Caitlyn DeMay (first year).Last year: 5-24 (2-1 ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:29 pm
  • Storm await their new coach

    MANLIUS — The 2016 season has started for the Bureau Valley Storm volleyball team, but the girls will have to wait until the end of September for thei ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:19 am
  • Safe at second

    Safe at secondPrinceton Logan’s Hannah Muehlschlegel beats the throw to second base on a steal Satur ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:09 pm
  • Bureau Valley dominates in all phases in rout of E-P

    PROPHETSTOWN – It’s a tough call to say whether Bureau Valley’s offense, defense or special teams shined the brightest during Friday’s season opener a ...
    Aug. 27, 2016 - 12:15 am
  • Steamers rain on Hall

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Red Devils’ start to the 2016 season didn’t go as planned as the Fulton Steamers opened the floodgates Friday and tacked on 4 ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:40 pm
  • Tigers have eye-opener

    PRINCETON — If anyone thought the Princeton Tigers graduated too much talent from its 3A quarterfinalists from 2015, Blake Janssen and mates gave them ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 11:21 pm
  • DePue, Hall pitch in together for soccer co-op

    Hall wanted to give its kids an opportunity to play soccer. DePue had a need for some new players. Their new co-op arrangement is going to benefit bot ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:14 pm
  • Max 'Big' Scott

    SHEFFIELD — Max E. "Big" Scott, 87, of Sheffield died at 1:30 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at home in Sheffield.
    NEW: Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:18 am
  • Mary Olson

    WALNUT — Mary L. Olson, 89, of Walnut died Tuesday, Aug. 30, 2016, at Heritage Health Care in Walnut.
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 1:14 pm
  • Melvin Carlson

    PRINCETON — Melvin E. Carlson, 79, of Princeton passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 2:27 pm
  • Bobbie Fritz Sr.

    PRINCETON — Bobbie Fritz Sr., 91, of Princeton died at home Monday, Aug. 29, 2016. Arrangements are ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:00 pm
  • Robert Pierson

    GENEVA — Robert L. “Bob” Pierson, 91, of Geneva passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at his home surrounded by his family.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 9:53 am
  • Antoni Basecki

    PUTNAM — Antoni Basecki, 94, of Putnam passed away Sunday, Aug. 28, 2016, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Betty Mercer

    PRINCETON — Betty E. Mercer, 96, of Princeton died at 6 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016, at Greenfield Retirement Home in Princeton.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:16 pm
  • Melvin Carlson

    PRINCETON — Melvin E. Carlson, 79, of Princeton passed away Friday, Aug. 26, 2016, at Unity Point Methodist Medical Center in Peoria.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 3:58 pm
  • Robert Noel

    PRINCETON — Robert A. Noel, 67, of Princeton died Wednesday morning, Aug. 24, 2016, at UPH Peoria Methodist Medical Center.
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:58 pm
  • David White

    LASALLE — David Ray White, 94, passed away Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the LaSalle Veterans Home. ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 12:50 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA vehicle driven by Wayne L. Hammerich, 73, of Ladd struck a vehicle owned by Kylee K. Schw ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    A vehicle driven by Morene Guadalupe, 18, of DePue lost control on Route 6 near Mary Street at 1:17 p.m. Aug. 20.
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:59 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsMarie A. Claus, 80, of DePue struck a parked car trying to jump start another vehicle on La ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    AccidentsIbrahim Mustafic, 43, of Kennewick, Wash., lost control of his vehicle on a rainy road and ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Dawn M. O'Keefe, 50, of Granville and Andrea L. Dibbern, 37 ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsA 17-year-old Ohio female and Gary Huffman, 61, of Pekin were involved in a two-vehicle acc ...
    Aug. 17, 2016 - 3:06 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJames N. Headley, 38, of Buda was involved in an accident after swerving to miss a deer on ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Olga I Berezecky, 66, of Lockport and Mary V. Clark, 38, of Old Monroe, Mo., were involved in an accident on Route 26 near North 300 North Avenue in O ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Princeton Police

    TheftQuadir B. Whitehurst, 33, of Princeton was charged with theft at the intersection of Claude Bai ...
    Aug. 12, 2016 - 2:26 pm
  • Puppy Paddle was a big splash

    I would like to thank Nick Davis and his staff and the Princeton Park District for opening Alexander Pool for the Puppy Paddle on Saturday, Aug. 27. I ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, it wouldn’t be fair week unless there was some rain, some mud, some humidity and other adverse conditions. But all in all, it looks like the 162 ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:05 pm
  • What is a trial lawyer?

    Almost every day a column appears in our local newspapers addressing the conflict between Gov. Rauner and Speaker Madigan. Unfortunately, these column ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:06 pm
  • The bell has rung

    In this job, I get to visit a lot of schools. I like that. The sights, sounds and smells of our institutions of education in this area tend to take me ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 5:40 pm
  • Through the uprights ... almost

    It’s funny how the brain works, or doesn’t work in some cases. It’s weird how it seems to pick and choose, willy-nilly, what to remember and what to t ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • Limit legislative leaders’ terms

    We’re not necessarily fans of term limits for elected public servants.After all, isn’t that what ele ...
    Aug. 26, 2016 - 4:58 pm
  • ‘The way it should be’

    Like most Americans, I’ve read the news stories. I’ve watched the reports — the ones about African Americans being killed by police; the ones about po ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:30 am
  • A wave of change

    I grew up on a farm. While that meant many things back then, one of the most important traits that distinguished us from city folks was the ability to ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • Considerations by Nedda

    Some young mothers were talking about their favorite fall colors, and one who had five children replied, “The yellow school bus."
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 5:47 pm
  • What makes a collection?

    Collecting, though not exclusively human, has been thoroughly developed by us and has been broken into countless categories and sub-categories. The pe ...
    Aug. 24, 2016 - 4:10 pm
  • By the Book

    PRINCETON — Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30 p.m., adult coloring session for relaxation.Monday, Sept. 5, the ...
    NEW: Aug. 31, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Celebrating 4-H Hall of Fame inductees

    The Illinois 4-H Foundation annually recognizes one 4-H volunteer per county for exemplary service to the Illinois 4-H program as a Hall of Fame winne ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 4:13 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Wednesday, Aug. 31, to Brenda Streit and Derek Whited. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:02 pm
  • Community Notes

    Bonnell family reunionAMBOY — Descendants of Seymour and Carrie Bonnell are planning a family reunio ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • PHS and BVHS students intern with Festival 56

    PRINCETON — Four area high school students were awarded competitive intern positions through Youth Employment in the Arts, a program supported by fede ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:03 pm
  • PMH Briefs

    Blood pressure and blood sugar screenPRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will offer its ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Thanks Neighbor

    What a fine human beingThe the Editor,I would like to thank the person who on Saturday, Aug. 20, on ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Photos from You — Zerfas

    Greg Zerfas took this photo of his two daughters, Sophia (from left), 3, and Adeline, 8, selling lemonade. When he asked why they where selling lemona ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • Tiskilwa Public Library receives donations

    The Tiskilwa Public Library recognized the Philhower and Sierens families (left) for their generous donations toward the garden/landscaping in the bac ...
    Aug. 30, 2016 - 9:21 am
  • PMH Auxiliary will sponsor book fair

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will sponsor a book fair from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 8, and Friday, Sept. 9, in the lobby ...
    Aug. 29, 2016 - 4:27 pm