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  • What will this winter bring?

    Keep your fingers crossed … Bureau County may not have a repeat of last winter’s extreme cold and snow.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Don’t shoot!

    Illinois has placed three more wild animals on its list of state-protected animals, with all of those animals reportedly having made appearances in Bu ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:26 pm
  • Taking the challenge at Hall High School

    No ... it wasn't another rainy day which caused Hall High School students to get drenched Friday on the school's softball field. Instead, Hall High Sc ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:50 pm
  • ‘Spirit of St. Bede’

    PERU – The school’s tagline, Spirit of St. Bede, took on a whole new meaning during Wednesday’s prayer service held during the traditional spirit week ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Lisanby-Barber named president

    Kim Lisanby-Barber, principal at Spring Valley Elementary School, has been elected to serve as president of the Illinois Principals Association, which ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:36 pm
  • BPART announces changes in service, fees

    PRINCETON — The BPART transportation system is making changes to trips inside and outside the Bureau and Putnam County service area and increasing far ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • IVCC Board of Trustees to hold meeting

    OGLESBY — The Illinois Valley Community College Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday in the boardroom. The item on the ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:28 pm
  • SuperHeroes take to the track

    Participants in the Gateway Services SuperHero Run/Walk are pictured during the Saturday event at the fairgrounds.
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:31 pm
  • Vehicle renewal receipt soon a valid license tag

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation proposed by Illinois Secretary of State Jesse White to allow a printed receipt from the Secretary of State to serve temporar ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:29 pm
  • Illinois unemployment rates unsure

    CHICAGO — The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and the Illinois Department of Employment Security have released the latest figures for Illinois' unempl ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:30 pm
  • It takes more than a village to raise a child

    The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) has released its annual report on the cost of raising a child from birth to age 17. The latest study puts th ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • How far does your Benjamin go?

    Where is $100 not $100? According to the independent tax policy research organization Tax Foundation ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:31 pm
  • St. Jude's benefit fundraiser

    Colleen Sissel holds grandson, Max Morris, while showing Judy Bland and Marianna Barkley one of the silent auction items at the St. Jude’s benefit hel ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:32 pm
  • What is the best part of being back in school? What is the worst part?

    “The best part of being back in school is being able to see my friends, and the worst part is that I have to do harder homework.” — Cayden Hansen, Pri ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 1:22 pm
  • DePue School responsible for $243,000

    DEPUE — The DePue School District has been deemed responsible to repay $243,000 for allegedly misusing the funds from its $4.7 million SIG grant, whic ...
    Sept. 1, 2014 - 2:26 pm
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