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  • SVE rejects free meal grant

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary (SVE) has decided not to apply for the Community Eligibility Provision (CEP) Grant, which would have provided ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:25 pm
  • Struna: ‘I don’t know what else is left to cut’

    SPRING VALLEY — The Hall High School Board approved a $1 million Taxable General Obligation School bond.
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 4:25 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
  • Grand jury returns 11 indictments

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County grand jury returned 11 indictments when it met on Feb. 10. Charles E. ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 2:01 pm
  • Spelling bee winner; It's a 'chronic' thing

    PRINCETON — The word "chronic" made Jerrey Nelson, an eighth-grader at Princeton Christian Academy (PCA), a two-time consecutive winner at the annual ...
    Feb. 21, 2017 - 5:01 pm
  • 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
  • Wyanet OKs water/sewer rate hike

    WYANET — Wyanet residents will see an increase in their water/sewer rates.AT the Tuesday night villa ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 12:12 pm
  • Day off at city clerk’s office

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley City Clerk Becky Hansen has announced her office will be closed Monday, Feb. 20, in observance of President’s Day. Garba ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 8:55 pm
  • Auction calendar

    Feb. 18 — Harold Steele, primitives, antiques and collectibles, 9:30 a.m., at “The Shed,” 401 W. Main St., Wyanet, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneer ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Bridging the gap

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council learned the Route 89 bridge project is on schedule and on budget.
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:11 am
  • Marini: 'We acted in good faith'

    SPRING VALLEY — A 40-minute closed session of the Spring Valley City Council Monday night was held to discuss how the council should proceed with a le ...
    Feb. 15, 2017 - 10:08 am
  • Bureau County Board turns down wind farm request to bank internationally

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board wants the owner of a wind farm in the county to bank in the U.S.
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 2:16 pm
  • 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
  • Living up to its name: Pass It Along

    WALNUT — The name of the popular second-hand store in Walnut is quite telling. After all, when someone donates an item to Pass It Along, the generous ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • Cameras to be allowed in area courtrooms

    Cameras will be allowed in courtrooms in the 13th Judicial Circuit that encompasses Bureau, Grundy and LaSalle counties.
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 4:29 pm