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  • Two found dead in Kewanee home

    KEWANEE — Kewanee Police were dispatched at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, to a home at 1040 N. Grace Ave. in Kewanee for a welfare check, aft ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:55 pm
  • Change of heart

    PRINCETON — Throughout the past year, Jordan Dyer’s motto had been “in it to win it.” Staying true to those words, one might say he’s defini ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • January Teens of the Month announced

    Bureau County teens were honored Jan. 20 at an Elks Teen of the Month luncheon sponsored by Princeton Elks Lodge 1461. January nominees incl ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:06 pm
  • Golf, anyone?

    MANLIUS — The Bureau Valley community will be putting their putt-putt golf skills to the test during the Machine Shed Masters Tournament on ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:03 am
  • JFK showcases students, talent

    Victoria Ullrich plays “Come Sail Away” on the piano during John F. Kennedy School’s Showcase Night, held Feb. 16. This fourth annual event ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 2:32 pm
  • Perry Memorial Hospital offers Cardiac Rehabilitation for patients

    After a patient experiences a heart attack, a surgical heart procedure, or a coronary bypass, it’s beneficial to continue the healing proces ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 12:05 pm
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  • Citizens Electric Utility Advisory Committee created

    PRINCETON — Seven people were appointed to the Citizens Electric Utility AdvisoryCommittee at Tuesda ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:19 pm
  • Smoky house fire

    PRINCETON — A discarded cigarette was the cause of a house fire at 1:18 p.m. Wednesday at 620 S. Euclid Ave., according to Fire Chief Chuck Woolley.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 8:39 am
  • Auction Calendar

    March 4 — Bob Lear and Claude Davis estates, furniture, stoneware, primitives, hunting items, modern duck decoys and prints, pocket knives, tools, lar ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • Dollar General coming to Walnut

    WALNUT— Dollar General will be coming to Walnut.Ryan Rosenthal, chairperson of the local improvement ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:52 am
  • Kewanee death investigation continues

    KEWANEE — Two residents of 1040 N. Grace Ave., Kewanee, were found deceased in their home at approximately 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, when Kewanee P ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Ladd's 'The List' a surprise to both parents and school board

    LADD — While positive reinforcement has become common at many schools working to guide students toward good behavior, the teachers and administrators ...
    UPDATED: Feb. 23, 2017 - 12:29 pm
  • Princeton discusses changes to liquor licenses

    PRINCETON — The city will offer more liquor licenses if the Princeton City Council approves on second reading changes it discussed during Tuesday's me ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Two found dead in Kewanee home

    KEWANEE — Kewanee Police were dispatched at 11:13 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, to a home at 1040 N. Grace Ave. in Kewanee for a welfare check, after the wom ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:55 pm
  • Choo! Choo!

    Malachi Harvey, 6, of Amboy was one of the many children, in addition to the many adults, who enjoyed watching the model train layouts and browsing th ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:56 pm
  • Change of heart

    PRINCETON — Throughout the past year, Jordan Dyer’s motto had been “in it to win it.” Staying true to those words, one might say he’s definitely winni ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:23 pm
  • Wednesday night sports update

    The Princeton Tigers and Hall Red Devils lived for another day in the IHSA boys basketball postseason.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 10:31 pm
  • Little Giants advance to championship

    SHABBONA - In a packed gym with a rowdy Amboy student section, DePue and Amboy traded buckets all game, but in the end the Little Giants outlasted the ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • A-W's Schmitt named as Storm coach

    MANLIUS — Joe Schmitt always thought highly of Bureau Valley Storm football, growing up down the road and coaching nearby. Now he's going to be runnin ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:53 am
  • Boilermakers knock out the Storm

    MANLIUS — When the postseason rolls around giving it your all, hustling and playing all out, you’ll still end up on the wrong end of a loss as the Bur ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:53 pm
  • Last-second heartbreak for Bruins

    SPRING VALLEY — March is more than a week away, but there was plenty of Madness in Tuesday night’s regional semifinal game at Hall High School.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:28 am
  • Tuesday night sports update

    The Bureau Valley Storm and St. Bede Bruins saw their seasons end in IHSA boys basketball regional play Tuesday night.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 10:26 pm
  • Back to state: Bravettes earn third state trip

    The Annawan Bravettes are going back to state, earning their third trip to Redbird Arena with a 55-44 win over Galena in Monday’s 1A Super-Sectional.
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:54 am
  • Happenings

    IVVP Tryouts OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Volley Power volleyball club will host a mandatory infor ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:29 am
  • Tigers drop regular-season finale at Rochelle

    The Princeton Tigers finished regular season play visiting an old friend Friday, falling to former NCIC rival Rochelle 83-62.
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:09 pm
  • Anderson to work dual state finals

    Josh Anderson started officiating wrestling as a broke college kid trying to make money to pay some bills. After 17 years, he is gaining the highest r ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:58 pm
  • Ruth Blazier

    WALNUT — Ruth Jean Blazier, 98, of Walnut died Monday, Feb. 20, 2017, at Heritage Health in Walnut after suffering a stroke.
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 12:07 pm
  • Nellie Ballerini

    LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Nellie Marie Ballerini, 95, of Lafayette, Ind., formerly of Peoria Heights, passed away Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, at Creasy Springs Hea ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:39 am
  • Sammy Thiemes

    VAN ORIN — Sammy Clifton Thiemes, 85, of Van Orin died Sunday, Feb. 19, 2017, in Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    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
  • Spring Valley Police

    • A single-vehicle accident involving Pamela M. Torchia, 56, of Spring Valley occurred in the parki ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 2:56 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while license revoked Joseph W. Hirsch, 33, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 1:02 pm
  • Tri-DENT makes felony drug arrest for delivery of fentanyl

    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 - 3:41 pm
  • 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 - 3:42 pm
  • 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 - 2:58 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Person injuredAt 10:24 p.m. on Feb. 16, Spring Valley Police responded to a pick-up truck vs. pedest ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 2:11 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Interstate 80 accident• Nicole McNair, 32, of Spring Valley was injured in a two-vehicle accident at ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 2:55 pm
  • 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 - 3:43 pm
  • No tax dollars paid

    To the Editor,I am one of the taxpayers that has been following the budget fight by Gov. Rauner and ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • It’s that time: Pitchers, catchers report

    Catchers and pitchers reported last week.Those are some of the best words I love to read or hear at ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 9:00 am
  • Manners always impress me

    Last week I had the pleasure of being the pronouncer at the Bureau County Spelling Bee, held Wednesday at the Bureau County Metro Center. Regardless o ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:46 pm
  • The Oscars will be awarded Sunday. What are a few of your favorite movies of all time? Why do you like them?

    My movie favorites run the spectrum from old to new, dating back to a classic Hitchcock thriller, "The 39 Steps." It's a great spy movie set in Great ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:24 pm
  • There’s no ‘butt’ in beautification

    There’s been a lot of talk about the beautification efforts of Princeton. There’s been plenty of work done; things do look nicer; and I think these ar ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:22 pm
  • Historically speaking

    Many years ago if I mentioned I was researching local black history, the invariable response was, “what history?” It has largely been an untold story. ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:20 pm
  • Wake up, taxpayer!

    The chickens have come home to roost. It was just a few years ago when I, along with others, tried to tell the Hall Board of Education and Mr. Struna ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:18 pm
  • ‘It’s a relief to see America First thinking’

    Hats off to all involved on our Bureau County Board for turning down the Providence Heights Wind Farm request to change its existing letter of credit ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:18 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
  • Phone-a-thon

    PRINCETON — Gateway Services, Inc. has announced its annual phone-a-thon will be held Monday, March 6, and Tuesday, March 7, at their professional ser ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:50 pm
  • Donations, volunteers needed for Tribute to Veterans

    PERU — On May 20, the Illinois Valley Regional Airport in Peru will present the second annual reunion of TBM Avengers and other various aircraft, both ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:57 am
  • Hospice of the Rock River Valley welcomes new staff

    Hospice of the Rock River Valley (HRRV) is announcing the addition of Sheila Smithto the hospice tea ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 2:33 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
  • By the Book 2-23

    PRINCETON — Thursday, Feb. 23, 10:45 a.m., PHS Book Club — Tigers Read will meet. Thursday, Feb. 23 ...
    Feb. 22, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • LIFT event on March 12

    LASALLE — Christian women of all ages are invited to attend a Ladies In Fellowship Together (LIFT) event at 3 p.m. Sunday, March 12, at the Grace Unit ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Grief support group will meet Saturday

    PRINCETON — A grief support group, hosted by Allen Underwood, will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, in Study Room A at the Princeton Public ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 4:52 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Wednesday, Feb. 22, to Rex Lasson and on Friday, Feb. 24, to Stacey Rosalez. Happy anniversary on Thursday, Feb. 23, to Stacey and ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • Sausage for sale in Arlington

    ARLINGTON — Members of St. Patrick Church in Arlington will be making sausage on Saturday, March 4. Orders may be placed by calling Lauren Koch at 815 ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • Rod Picott at Princeton Coffeehouse on Feb. 25

    PRINCETON — Singer/songwriter Rod Picott will perform at the Princeton Coffeehouse at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. The coffeehouse is located at Open ...
    Feb. 23, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Community coffee

    SHEFFIELD — The First United Church of Christ in Sheffield will host its monthly community coffee from 8 to 10 a.m. Saturday, March 4, in the UCC Pari ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • Community Notes

    Wild game supperMANLIUS — The Manlius Sportsmen’s Club will host a wild game supper from 5 to 8 p.m. ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:13 pm
  • Turkey supper planned

    LAMOILLE — The Community United Methodist Church in LaMoille will host a turkey supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Thursday, March 9. The menu will be turkey, ma ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:21 pm
  • Maupin-Van Dusen to wed

    Tiana Jo Maupin of Wyanet and Ryan David Van Dusen of Wyanet are announcing their engagement and approaching marriage. She is the daughter of Todd and ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 3:14 pm