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  • You want to be Princeton’s new mayor?

    PRINCETON — A host of questions — some controversial ones — provided insight into three candidates running for mayor of the city of Princeton at the B ...
    March 26, 2015 - 8:58 am
  • PES looks for state $$$

    PRINCETON — A double standard relationship is rocking the foundation of school districts across the state.
    March 25, 2015 - 3:55 pm
  • BV digs deeper into options

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series on the Bureau Valley School Board meeting held Monday, March 23.
    March 25, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Six vie for Princeton commissioner seats

    PRINCETON — Six candidates running for two open seats on the Princeton City Council went head-to-head in a voters’ forum hosted by the Bureau County R ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Brandt heads to Hall

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School (PHS) will be accepting applicants very soon. PHS Superintendent K ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:47 pm
  • First Person — Thomas Cook

    City: LaMoille. Where did you grow up: LaMoille. Family: Yes. Pets: Don’t ask! Occupation: Gamer/odd ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:23 pm
  • Registration open for Girl Scout summer camps

    SPRINGFIELD — Girls of all ages are invited to register for Girl Scout Summer Camp. Girl Scouts of Central Illinois (GSCI) has opened registrations fo ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Unofficially Speaking ...

    Town of Residence: Spring Valley. Where did you grow up: On Bucklin Street in LaSalle. Occupation: R ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Auction Calendar

    March 28 – Darrell Efnor and Donald & Joan Fescenmeyer estate, truck, lawn mower, antique and modern furniture, china, glassware, antiques & collectib ...
    March 25, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Exploring Common Core

    Editor’s note: The following is the first story in a series concerning the recently implemented Common Core State-Set Standards.
    March 23, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Tigers will throw hard and carry a big stick

    PRINCETON — President Theodore Roosevelt ’s foreign policy in the early 1900s was to "speak softly, and carry a big stick.'
    March 26, 2015 - 12:24 pm
  • Tigress soccer growing up

    PRINCETON — The 2015 Princeton Tigress soccer team is growing up. Last season, the Tigresses relied ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • IV All-Star Game set for Saturday

    The senior stars will come out to shine one more time for Saturday's Illinois Valley All-Star Basketball Game at Putnam County High's R.M. Germano Gym ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:16 pm
  • Growing up to play Storm basketball

    MANLIUS — Go to a Bureau Valley boys basketball game and you will see the Storm playing their game. ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Brandt leaving PHS, coaching

    PRINCETON — Jesse Brandt will be watching the Princeton Tigers basketball team from a different perspective next year.
    March 25, 2015 - 3:25 pm
  • BCR Players of the Year

    2015 — Parker Neuhalfen, BV2014 — Parker Neuhalfen, BV2013 — Brett Fanning, Hall2012 — Jacob Fisher, ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Area athletes qualify for Top Times

    Athletes from three area schools have qualified for the 2015 Top Times Indoor Championship Friday, March 27, and Saturday, March 28, in Bloomington at ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Staying in Peoria

    PEORIA — March Madnes is staying in Peoria, and Normal. The Illinois High School Association (IHSA) ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • IV Dolphins take ninth in state

    FOX VALLEY — The Illinois Valley YMCA placed ninth out of th 38 teams that participated in the 2015 Illinois YMCA state swimming championships with 1, ...
    March 25, 2015 - 3:15 pm
  • Illinois Valley Walleye Classic hits the waters

    SPRING VALLEY — The inaugural Illinois Valley Walleye Classic will take to the Illinois River this weekend.
    March 25, 2015 - 3:14 pm
  • Mary Jane Goble

    PRINCETON — Mary Jane Goble, 90, of Princeton passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2015, at Liberty Village Nursing Home.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:48 am
  • Reah 'Toni' Travis

    POLO — Reah “Toni” A. Travis, 69, of Polo passed away Friday, March 20, 2015, at her home. She worked for M & M News Agency as a distribution manager.
    March 26, 2015 - 10:43 am
  • Lorene Tuggle

    WALNUT — Lorene B. Tuggle, 91, of Walnut died Wednesday, March 25, 2015, at her daughter’s home near Harmon.
    March 26, 2015 - 11:03 am
  • Floye Resor

    PRINCETON — A graveside service for Floye Fern Resor, 92, who died Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, March 28, at Oakland Cemetery ...
    March 25, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Agnes Opsal

    PRINCETON — Agnes Opsal, 98, of Princeton passed away early Wednesday morning March 25, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center.
    March 25, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • LaVerne Anderson

    PRINCETON — LaVerne Anderson, 88, of Princeton passed away Saturday, March 21, 2015, at home under Vitas Hospice Care.
    March 25, 2015 - 8:26 am
  • Ted Folger Jr.

    BUDA — Ted J. Folger Jr., 58, of Buda died at 10:45 a.m. Saturday, March 21, 2015, at his home. He w ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:16 am
  • Dale 'Magoo' McKee

    PRINCETON — Dale N. “Magoo” McKee, 75 of 17110 3000 East St., Princeton, died peacefully Saturday, March 21, 2015, with his wife and son, Russ, by his ...
    March 25, 2015 - 8:06 am
  • Edward 'Red' Nestler

    SPRING VALLEY — Edward “Red" Nestler, 90, of Spring Valley died at 10:46 p.m. Sunday, March 22, 2015, at St. Margaret Hospital in Spring Valley.
    March 24, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Glenn VanBlaricum

    GOLETA, Calif. — Glenn Franklin VanBlaricum of Goleta, Calif., died of pneumonia at Santa Barbara Cottage Hospital on Friday, March 13, 2015. He was 9 ...
    March 24, 2015 - 3:09 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    DUIDouglas R. Kinkin, 45, of Ladd was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol Jared M. Hamalle, 20, of Peru was charged with illegal consumption of ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Unlawful possessionRex Jones, 32, of Chicago was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with i ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Two LaSalle residents arrested on drug charges

    LASALLE — Eduardo S. Escatel, 29, and Rosa N. Arzola, 22, both of LaSalle, were picked up March 12 on a LaSalle County warrant for unlawful delivery o ...
    March 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Rory B. Fundell, 50, of Princeton was charged with violation of order of protection in the 400 block of South Church Street at 4:39 p.m. March 16.
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while suspended Alexandria K. Carlson, 19, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while l ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsDonald R. Richards, 71, of Princeton struck a deer at 7:55 p.m. March 16 on Route 29, ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Cannabis arrest

    Jesse R. Slaight, 33, of Princeton was charged with possession of cannabis on Feb. 26. This arrest stems from a report of subjects smoking cannabis in ...
    March 20, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Matthew J. Nowatka, 23, of Princeton was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1 ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Zero toleranceDominic M. Margherio, 20, of Spring Valley was charged with zero tolerance, illegal co ...
    March 16, 2015 - 3:07 pm
  • A discriminating tax ...

    Why did the Princeton City Council bypass rules and vote to assess an extra 1 percent sales tax on four North Main Street businesses?
    March 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Wanted: A mayoral campaign promise

    Read in the Republican that Princeton is negotiating with a party that wants to build a facility in Princeton.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! That wintry mix threw us a curve ball Monday morning? Enough said ...•••It’s difficult to belie ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Who isn’t doing their job?

    I read with great interest Lisa Stefani’s letter. Being a small business owner for 25-plus years, I totally agree. Look around. This city is maintaine ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Shame, shame, shame

    In the last election most people voted to get rid of Obama care and amnesty. Yet the Republican Congress caved and did nothing. They walked away from ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Proposals, decisions should be fair

    Thank you to the commissioners who voted against the so-called new business district. As a longtime citizen of Princeton, I’m not in favor of this end ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • A welcoming and a win ...

    “Céad míle fáílte.” The phrase hung on the front door of my childhood home. I never knew what it meant, but I loved to trace the words on the beautifu ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • A level playing field for all

    At Monday night’s Princeton City Council meeting, the council voted (3-2) to set up a “business district” in the area of the former Walmart store. Thi ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Make it a habit; help litter melt away

    Springlike temperatures have taken a big bite out of the Illinois Valley’s snow cover, haven’t they?
    March 18, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • Horizon House’s Road to Independence Campaign is underway

    PERU — Schweickert & Ganassin LLC provided the lead gift for Horizon House’s Road to Independence Campaign this year. Attorney Scott Schwieckert prese ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Lithotripsys now performed at Perry Memorial Hospital

    PRINCETON — Dr. Steve Chung and Dr. Christian Schwartz, Illinois Urologic Health surgeons, are now performing lithotripsy procedures at Perry Memorial ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:13 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 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:16 pm
  • Perry clinic offering knee replacement

    PRINCETON — Dr. Frank Minardi, orthopedic surgeon at the Perry Memorial Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Clinic, is now performing knee replacements usi ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:13 pm
  • Hoffman joins clinic staff

    PRINCETON — Jennifer Hoffman, family nurse practitioner (FNP), will join Dr. Robert Mestan, Dr. Arnold Faber, Trudy Argubright, FNP, and Karen Nenne, ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Lender forum planned March 24

    PERU — A lender forum will be at the Peru City Hall, 1901 Fourth St., Peru, on Tuesday, March 24, from 9 a.m. to noon. A light continental breakfast w ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Johnson Insurance Agency honored

    SHEFFIELD — The Johnson Insurance Agency was recently honored for outstanding sales and service by Svea Mutual Insurance Co. of Orion. The agency, loc ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:25 pm
  • Johnston joins Land Pro LLC

    OSWEGO — Leslie H. “Chip” Johnston, real estate broker, has joined Land Pro LLC, a land real estate brokerage company, in December 2014 and provides b ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:57 pm
  • Spring fun at the fairgrounds

    Events at the Bureau County Fairgrounds are full of fun for the whole family. There are a lot of events coming up, so be sure to check our Facebook pa ...
    March 13, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Hey, guys! We like your new ride!

    Wednesday, March 11, Princeton High School (PHS) hosted “Drive Your Tractor to School Day.” FFA students Luke Schultz (from left), a sophomore; Jacob ...
    March 13, 2015 - 12:35 pm
  • Princeton Christian Academy honor roll

    Princeton Christian Academy lists its honor roll students for the second nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:18 pm
  • Princeton Christian Academy honor roll

    Princeton Christian Academy announces its list of first semester honor roll students for the 2014-2015 school year.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:16 pm
  • Malden Grade School honor roll

    Malden Grade School lists its honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • BVS honor roll

    Bureau Valley South lists its honor roll students for the third nine weeks of the 2014-2015 school year.
    March 25, 2015 - 2:17 pm
  • Community Notes

    Chicken dinner fundraiserLADD — A Rip’s chicken dinner fundraiser for the Ladd after-school program ...
    March 25, 2015 - 1:58 pm
  • Lenten activities continue

    PRINCETON — The First Presbyterian Church of Princeton will host a soup and Bible Lenten meditations at noon Thursday, March 26, in fellowship hall. T ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Application deadline nearing for Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship

    PRINCETON — The deadline is nearing for submitting applications for the Princeton Rotary Club 2015 Swan-Eickmeier Scholarship. Applications must be re ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • Easter egg hunts

    TiskilwaAll children in the Tiskilwa community between 2 years old and third grade are invited to an ...
    March 25, 2015 - 4:15 pm
  • Bake sale in Spring Valley

    SPRING VALLEY — The Nativity of our Lord Church, formerly St. Anthony’s Church, will hold a bake sale from noon to 4 p.m. Friday, March 27, and from 9 ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Storytellers in Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Wind Guild Biblical Storytellers will tell the Gospel of Mark at 5 p.m. Saturday, March 28, at the First United Methodist Chur ...
    March 25, 2015 - 12:18 pm

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