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  • SV Police are investigating vehicle vs. pedestrian accident

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley Police Department is investigating a hit-and-run vehicle versus pedestrian accident.
    May 4, 2015 - 3:54 pm
  • Illinois and Avian Influenza

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture is hoping the bird flu will fly by in Illinois. The department is warning Illinois residents to w ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:59 pm
  • For the babies

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall Township Food Pantry has added a special corner to its facility, where pantry guests with children can select items for their ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:58 pm
  • BV Foundation gives back to district

    MANLIUS — The BV Foundation has awarded a total of $20,547.42 in grants to more than 20 teachers and staff members this year.
    May 4, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Plants, plants and more plants

    The annual Bureau Valley Plant Sale began Saturday, and flower/plant enthusiasts, like this shopper, were elbow-deep in a variety of blooms. All plant ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:57 pm
  • Out & About

    Images from the Special Olympics annual Spring Games Saturday, May 2, at Hall High School. ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Cruise on in to the Rotary Auction

    PRINCETON — Members of the Princeton Rotary Club are gearing up for the club’s annual auction set for Saturday, June 20.
    May 4, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Looking for that summer job?

    BEST Inc. is currently taking applications for youth who are between the ages of 16 to 21, are no longer attending high school and are interested in l ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Dog tags available in DePue

    DEPUE — Village of DePue 2015 dog tags are now available for purchase at the village clerk’s office. The fee is $5 if purchased before May 31 and $10 ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:46 pm
  • Convoy Against Cancer rolls into Ladd

    Gary Johnson shows his truck to Ann Sapp at the 2015 Convoy Against Cancer Big Truck Show on Saturday, May 2, at Route 89/Main Street in Ladd.
    May 4, 2015 - 2:47 pm
  • Raiders shut out Lady Lions

    LAMOILE — The LaMoille/Ohio Lady Lions softball team fell to the visiting AFC Lady Raiders Friday by a score of 12-0.
    May 4, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Special Olympics Spring Games

    About 250 athletes competed in a variety of events in Saturday’s Starved Rock Area Special Olympic Spring Games at Hall High School.
    May 4, 2015 - 3:58 pm
  • Tigresses drop two at Seneca

    SENECA — The Princeton Tigresses ran into a couple good softball teams Saturday, May 2, at Seneca.Th ...
    May 4, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Tigers sweep two over Midland

    Princeton swept both ends of Saturday’s doubleheader over Midland Saturday, May 2 at Prather Field, outscoring the T-Wolves 33-2 on the day.
    May 4, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • BV girls second at Eureka

    Bureau Valley placed second as a girls team in Friday’s Washburn Invitational at Eureka.Eureka claim ...
    May 4, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Sports Shorts

    BV hosts Chute CampPRINCETON — Bureau Valley will host the Chute Basketball Shooting Camp June 15-16 ...
    May 4, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Trophy winners

    Princeton’s Sam Schlesinger and Lucas Schultz received trophies for placing second at No. 2 doubles in Saturday’s Rochelle Hubs Invite. Other place-fi ...
    May 4, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Forbes signs with Sauk

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    May 1, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Softball

    Hall 4, Kewanee 0: It was not one of their best efforts, Hall coach Brian Holman said, but the Lady Devils did gut out another win. They improved to ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • Defense saves Amboy against Tigresses

    PRINCETON — Princeton coach Bob James believed he had a softball team much better than it has showed for much of the season and on Thursday they prove ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:49 pm
  • Laura McMillen

    RUSHVILLE — Laura Frances McMillen, 96, formerly of Rushville, passed away at 2:51 a.m. Sunday, May 3, 2015, at Liberty Village Retirement Home Garden ...
    May 4, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Geena Biccochi

    LADD — Geena Marie Biccochi, 23, of Ladd died unexpectedly at home on Friday, May 1, 2015. Geena was ...
    May 4, 2015 - 11:28 am
  • Ronald Himes

    PRINCETON — Ronald Clell Himes, 91, of Princeton, formerly of Byron and Rockford, passed away at 7 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare an ...
    May 4, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Robert Rudiger

    MANLIUS — Robert Rudiger, 83, of Manlius passed away Saturday, May 2, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:32 am
  • Patricia Barkley

    WYANET — Patricia J. Barkley, 84, of Wyanet died at 8:15 p.m. Thursday, April 30, 2015, at Walnut Manor in Walnut.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:27 am
  • Edward Vladika

    PRINCETON — Edward R. Vladika, 81, of Princeton died at 6:12 p.m. Friday, May 1, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    May 4, 2015 - 10:10 am
  • Irene Perkins

    JOLIET — Irene D. (nee Duffield) Perkins, 90, passed away Friday, May 1, 2015, at Our Lady of Angels Retirement Home in Joliet, with family by her sid ...
    May 4, 2015 - 9:14 am
  • Doris Griffin

    SHEFFIELD — A Celebration of Life service for Doris D. Griffin, 86, of Sheffield, who died Friday, April 10, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabili ...
    April 1, 2015 - 8:00 am
  • Alvin Behrens

    MANLIUS — Alvin S. Behrens, 89, of Manlius died at 5:25 p.m. Wednesday, April 29, 2015, at Illini Restorative Care in Silvis.
    May 1, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Gail Beaber

    SHEFFIELD — Gail A. Beaber, 74, of Sheffield died at 11:15 p.m. Monday, April 27, 2015, in Princeton.
    April 29, 2015 - 10:45 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Pietro D. Coonts, 23, of Peru was charged with battery, possession of cannabis and drug para ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductSania J. Waca, 37, of Wyanet was charged with disorderly conduct in the 00 block o ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    ArrestCheryle E. Baetens, 69, of Princeton was charged with violating the concealed carry act, prohi ...
    April 29, 2015 - 2:23 pm
  • Deery pleads guilty to theft from Cherry Grade School

    PRINCETON — An Ohio woman pleaded guilty to the Class 3 felony of theft in Bureau County Court. Lins ...
    April 29, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    No license/seat beltA 14-year-old Wyanet male went off the roadway and overturned the vehicle at 11: ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftTwo 17-year-old males from Walnut were charged with retail theft from Walmart at 6:34 p. ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance Michael D. Mateika, 51, of Spring Valley was charged with a city ordinance violation ...
    April 24, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabis Floyd E. Storey, 35, of Marseilles was charged with possession of drug paraph ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:32 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Zachary M. Savitch, 21, of Peru was charged with driving under the influence of drugs, ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal consumption of alcoholIsaiah C. Austin, 19, of Tiskilwa and Tawnie S. Arrington, 19, of Buda ...
    April 22, 2015 - 2:25 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe we’ve already jumped head-first into the month of May. Wow! You know, I’ve traveled all around the country, but I have to sa ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • ‘Not tolerance but repentance’

    Recently I have been reading many articles in the paper that go far beyond just being sad. Suicide, drug abuse, bullying, depression and poverty on th ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • Put me in, coach

    You know that song, from long ago, “Put me in, Coach. I’m ready to play, today.” Now that you all are singing it, let me get your attention back to wh ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:33 pm
  • How old do babysitters have to be in Illinois?

    I remember feeling like I'd really made it in life when I was 12 years old. For the first time, I was rolling in the dough. Babysitting jobs were comi ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Racing through life ...

    At the beginning of last December, I started assessing my health. Middle age reflected in the mirror each time I dared to look. My job saw me desk-bou ...
    May 1, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • PHS soccer field: ‘A beautiful facility’

    I just returned home from attending Princeton High School girls’ soccer Senior Night at Bryant Field, April 28, 2015.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Pass the pie, then fix the state

    Food fans will love what the Illinois House cooked up last week.Pumpkin pie was voted as the state's ...
    April 29, 2015 - 1:33 pm
  • Preserving Illinois Historic Preservation

    I recently learned Gov. Rauner and the General Assembly are considering possible cuts and/or possible elimination of the Illinois Historic Preservatio ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Walmart does not own old building

    I am writing in response to Ernie Whittington’s letter to the editor that appeared in the March 24 edition of the BCR. In his letter he makes several ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Vision 20/20 and Common Core

    Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, are the three core values of We the People Tea Party of Bureau County.
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Agricultural summary

    Statewide, precipitation averaged 1.2 inches, 0.30 inches above normal. The average temperature was 48.0 degrees, 7.7 degrees below normal. There were ...
    May 1, 2015 - 3:37 pm
  • Where the old meets the new

    Ron Reynolds operates an Allis Chalmers tractor north of Princeton, alongside a much newer John Deere machine in the background. The photo, snapped an ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Four-H Federation donates Easter baskets

    The Bureau County 4-H Federation with the support of local 4-H community clubs donated Easter baskets to 21 Bureau County families in need. Community ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:27 pm
  • Northern Partners, Land O’ Lakes donate $3,000

    Northern Partners Cooperative and Land O’ Lakes donated $3,000 to the LaSalle County Junior Fair Association. The donation will go toward construction ...
    May 1, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Eilers promoted at Spring Valley City Bank

    SPRING VALLEY —Julie Eilers, a loan officer at Spring Valley City Bank, has been promoted to assistant vice president of loans at the bank.
    May 4, 2015 - 2:48 pm
  • BauerFinancial honors North Central Bank

    BauerFinancial Inc. of Coral Gables, Fla., announces that North Central Bank, Hennepin, has once again earned its coveted five-star superior rating. B ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • Princeton Plaza opens at Road Ranger

    PRINCETON — Princeton Plaza opened its doors Wednesday, April 8, at the Road Ranger Truck Stop and Travel Center in Princeton.
    April 29, 2015 - 12:47 pm
  • ISO honors Dr. Paul Castelein

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Society of Orthodontists’ (ISO) Merit Award was presented at the ISO meeting Monday, April 13, to Dr. Paul Castelein of Princ ...
    April 29, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • Economic gardening workshop planned May 5

    OGLES YT — Economic Gardening - How to Assist Your 2nd Stage Companies will be held from 9:15 to 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, May 5, at Illinois Valley Communi ...
    April 28, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Farm bureaus plan golf outing

    Bureau and Lee County Farm Bureaus will be hosting their sixth annual Golf Outing for supporters of Ag in the Classroom. The outing will be held Frida ...
    April 24, 2015 - 11:59 am
  • RNA donates teddy bear to Manlius Fire Department

    Royal Neighbors of America Camp No. 1491 presented 10 teddy bears to the Manlius Fire Department to be given to children who have been involved in a t ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:30 pm
  • Carlie Bickett named DAR Award winner

    MANLIUS — The Princeton-Illinois chapter of the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution is again sponsoring the Good Citizens’ Pr ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy anniversary on Tuesday, May 5, to Bruce and Elaine McVety. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    May 4, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Johnsons will note 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Richard Johnson of Dover will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary with an open house from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday, May 9, at the Dover ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Community Notes

    Cookout in WyanetWYANET — The Wyanet Community Club will host a cookout from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sa ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • CCA plans dinner and history night

    The Canal Corridor Association will feature Illinois Road Scholar Erika Holst’s presentation on domestic servants of the 19th century after a dinner. ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • FOE Auxiliary announces upcoming meetings

    PERU — Fraternal Order of Eagle Illini Auxiliary 2688 will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 14, and Wednesday, May 27, at the Peru Eagle Hall. Members wil ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Parkland College announces 2015 commencement candidates

    CHAMPAIGN — Parkland College announces the following area candidates for the college’s 47th commencement exercises. The ceremony will be at 8 p.m. Thu ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:26 pm
  • PCA students will present ‘Pilgrim’s Progress’

    PRINCETON — Princeton Christian Academy students in grades 5-8 will present a production of John Bunyan’s “Pilgrim’s Progress” at 7 p.m. Friday, May 8 ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Logan students travel to Washington, D.C.

    Eighth-grade students from Logan Junior High School in Princeton traveled to Washington, D.C., and are pictured in front of the Supreme Court building ...
    May 4, 2015 - 2:24 pm

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