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  • The Perfect Storm

    MANLIUS — Chants of “Keep the Streak” echoed from the Bureau Valley student section in the waning moments of Tuesday’s TRAC-East conference ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Shut out at sectional

    EAST PEORIA — The Princeton Tigers played Monmouth-Roseville to a scoreless battle though the first 39 minutes of Tuesday’s Peoria Christian ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Book signing celebration

    William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore (left), authors of “Collaborators for Emancipation”, sign books during an event Oct. 4 at the Lovejoy Ho ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • IVSO will welcome Casey McGrath

    LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature Casey McGrath, well-known violinist in the Chicago and its suburban area, as s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Tiskilwa gets new gas station

    TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents now have a gas station in town after an absence of one for three years.Craig Ziegler and Jodi Saletzki on Satu ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Dr. Daniel hosts Chinese doctor

    PRINCETON — Dr. Elie Daniel, podiatrist at Perry Memorial Hospital, provided an observational fellowship opportunity for Dr. Xu Lin.While co ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:21 pm
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  • Princeton awards million dollar contract for sewer program

    PRINCETON — During Monday's Princeton City Council meeting, the council reviewed the bid results for the sanitary sewer program.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Payment delayed

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council has agreed to postpone payment to residents Dan Shaw and Irene Milligan for flood damages until further negotia ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Who will be the new Bureau County Treasurer?

    PRINCETON — Bureau County residents gathered Tuesday evening to see and hear from the two candidates running for Bureau County Treasurer at a Candidat ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Sheriff candidates face off at BCR forum

    PRINCETON — The two candidates running for the office of Bureau County Sheriff faced off at Tuesday’s Candidates’ Forum, hosted by the Bureau County R ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • New website great for visitors, locals

    PRINCETON — In July of this year Princeton’s Tourism and Marketing Director Joni Hunt collaborated with 815 Media to create and launch the city of Pri ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Combined efforts

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District will join other taxing bodies at a special discussion session to look at issues and interests concerning those ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Ice cream social raises $20,000

    The Presbyterian Church in Princeton raised $20,000 in proceeds from its recent ice cream social. The money was donated to the Bureau County Health an ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Princeton

    PRINCETON — Residents living in and around the Princeton community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture when the F ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    Oct. 25 – Joe Schaudt, two real estates (one is the former Rock Island Depot) and personal property, first sale - 9:30 a.m. 225 N. Arch St., Tiskilwa, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • High voter turnout expected

    Early voting has begun.On Monday, early voting began, and a steady turnout was seen in both early vo ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Red Devils, Tigers to close out season

    Last week, the Hall Red Devils couldn’t avoid the trap of facing a winless Kewanee team on the heels of a big win over arch-rival St. Bede, narrowly e ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • The Perfect Storm

    MANLIUS — Chants of “Keep the Streak” echoed from the Bureau Valley student section in the waning moments of Tuesday’s TRAC-East conference showdown T ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Shut out at sectional

    EAST PEORIA — The Princeton Tigers played Monmouth-Roseville to a scoreless battle though the first 39 minutes of Tuesday’s Peoria Christian Class 1A ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • The playoff picture

    Here’s a look at the playoff picture for the IHSA postseason football scene heading into Friday’s Week 9 games.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Lady Bruins rally to top Hall

    PERU — A memorable evening became even more so for the St. Bede Lady Bruins and their five seniors as they defeated the Hall Lady Red Devils for the s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Lady Lions win Senior Night match

    LaMoille/Ohio made it a successful Senior Night Monday, defeating Midland 25-22, 21-25, 26-24.Senior ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 9)

    Hall (6-2, 3-2) at Princeton (3-5, 2-3) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nesti Stadium.BCR insider: See ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Taylor Clark

    Name: Taylor Clark. Nickname: Tay, TClark. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: Aug. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings 10-23

    Canal Connection LASALLE — The Canal Connection 10K will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, starting in LaSalle ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Dudek, Hicks save best for last at state

    St. Bede senior Joe Dudek and Princeton junior Arraia Hicks made the most of their first appearances in IHSA State Golf Competition.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:31 pm
  • Eric Porter

    TISKILWA — Eric L. Porter, 61, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • James Green

    PRINCETON — M. James Green, 90, of Princeton passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing Home.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Robert Forbes

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Robert L. Forbes, 89, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Southfield Village in S ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Wilbur Blake

    NEPONSET — Wilbur E. Blake, 89, of Neponset died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Kewanee Care Home.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Robert Nelson

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Robert "Bob" D. Nelson of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • William VanCauwenberge

    SPRING VALLEY — William J. VanCauwenberge, 87, of Spring Valley died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Unity Point Health-Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:05 am
  • Lori Guerrini

    SPRING VALLEY — Lori Ann Guerrini, 58, of Spring Valley walked hand and hand with our Lord Jesus Christ through the gates of Heaven on Saturday, Oct. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Eric Porter

    TISKILWA — Eric LeRoy Porter, 61, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at home. Arrange ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Joan Mercer

    DIXON — Joan Joyce (nee Hamm) Mercer, 87, of Dixon, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • John Regenhardt

    LAMOILLE — John (Huntz) Edward Regenhardt, 82, of LaMoille passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Heritage Health in Mendota.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Assault Andres C. Tello, 25, of LaSalle was charged with assault, reckless driving, illegal transpo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illegal consumptionNathan E. Pennell, 18, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal consumption of a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJason L. Erdmier, 35, of Rock Falls and Charles W. Kuehl, 76, of Walnut were involved in a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Kelly J. Milnes, 44, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence, criminal damage to proper ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic batteryKevin L. Diamond, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedChad A. Whittaker, 39, of Wyoming, Ill., was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Oc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Possession of cannabisTwo 17-year-old Ladd boys were charged with possession of cannabis and possess ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Glenn Douglas Brown, 64, of Carlinville and Zachary Johnathon Ortega, 20, of Kewanee were in ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Bourey pleads guilty to child pornography

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of child pornography.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Jeremy P. Cooley, 26, of Spring Valley was arrested in the 100 block of Elm Street at ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • Election Letters to the Editor

    The last day the Bureau County Republican will publish Letters to the Editor regarding the Nov. 4 election or any candidate is Thursday, Oct. 30. No L ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • ‘Learn. Decide. Vote.’

    Autumn has always been my favorite season. The changing colors of the leaves, the snap in the morning air, the sound of combines harvesting the crops ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Vote for your passion

    What is your passion? Several youth in Colorado demonstrated because their passion was to have a say ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I love fall. The cool, crisp air ... the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet ... the smell of the season ... I could literally go on and on .. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • This ‘ghoul’ loves Halloween

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes, free candy, getting to run around the neighborhood with your friends after dark — what’s not ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • It’s not a ‘done deal’

    Beware: RICL is not a “done deal.” We need to help protect elderly landowners “Clean” Line Energy Pa ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Rauner give Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    I’m writing this on a rainy Monday afternoon. My desk is piled high with a mountain of work that needs to be accomplished. I have telephone calls that ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • The Great ShakeOut

    The largest earthquake ever to rattle North America occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Mo., near Southern Illinois. If a similar quake struck the same sp ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • Tiskilwa gets new gas station

    TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents now have a gas station in town after an absence of one for three years.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Dr. Daniel hosts Chinese doctor

    PRINCETON — Dr. Elie Daniel, podiatrist at Perry Memorial Hospital, provided an observational fellowship opportunity for Dr. Xu Lin.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:21 pm
  • Power Purchase Agreement signed for wind energy

    MG2 Tribal Energy (“MG2”), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (Mesa Grande) and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall continued throughout the state last week and still continues to delay harvest. Isolated hail was reported in the East Southeast district. Sta ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Still a lot to do ...

    It’s my favorite time of year — the days starting to become shorter, temperatures falling, and Mother Nature is giving us one last celebration of colo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:01 pm
  • Cloverbud program starts Tuesday

    The University of Illinois Extension invites youth ages 5-7 to participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. The 4-H Cloverbud program uses hands-on learn ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Dark Star Comics opens doors

    PRINCETON — Wülf Cinq-Mars, owner of Dark Star Comics in Princeton, promises his recently opened store in Princeton offers a fun atmosphere.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:57 pm
  • Aegis Therapies gives for a good cause

    Aegis Therapies, the therapy provider for Liberty Village of Princeton, recently gave a grant of $1,000 to a not-for-profit organization called Moment ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • ‘Happy Days’ for BEST team building

    Harris Kal, the former “Happy Days” actor and owner of Harris Kal Productions, was in Princeton Monday working on team-building with employees of the ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Book signing celebration

    William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore (left), authors of “Collaborators for Emancipation”, sign books during an event Oct. 4 at the Lovejoy Homestead lo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Phil Kaufmann. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happy 91st ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Community Notes

    Fall family nightPRINCETON — St. Louis School PTO is sponsoring a Fall Family Night from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • IVSO will welcome Casey McGrath

    LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature Casey McGrath, well-known violinist in the Chicago and its suburban area, as soloist for ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Adding to the nightmares

    PRINCETON — Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road has again transformed the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton into your darkest nightmares Fridays and Sa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Fall luncheon

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — The Ladies Aid Society of Hollowayville United Church of Christ will be having its annual fall luncheon at noon Nov. 5 in the fellowsh ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Trunk-or-Treat at New Hope Church

    PRINCETON — The New Hope Church of Nazarene will hold its Trunk-or-Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Children ages birth to 12 are invited to co ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • World Community Day

    PRINCETON — Church Women United with host World Community Day on Nov. 7. All women are invited to a soup supper at 6 p.m. at St. Louis Harkrader Hall. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • St. Mary’s hosts bingo night

    DEPUE — St. Mary’s Parish in DePue will host its annual feather bingo party at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Mary’s Hall. Prizes will be turkeys. Bingo will be ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Smorgasbord and bake sale

    ARLINGTON — St. Patrick Church Altar and Rosary Society will sponsor the annual smorgasbord and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 in Bishop Fran ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm

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