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  • Better Business Bureau reports Top 10 scams of 2016

    Reports to Better Business Bureau (BBB) Scam Tracker in 2016 confirmed that tax scams are still the top scam, despite a huge drop in reports after a S ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:04 am
  • Peru man arrested on drug felony

    PERU — Jeremy R. Lannen, 23, of 1401 Bluff St., Apartment 2, Peru, was arrested at 10:30 a.m. Jan. 4 at his residence.
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:05 am
  • Since 2000, Illinois has lost 1.2 million residents to other states. Why do you think that is?

    "I feel that people move from Illinois because of crooked politicians and high taxes."Ernie Whitting ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 3:46 pm
  • Highest gas prices in three years forecast for 2017

    Motorists may get some sticker shock in 2017 and will shell out $52 billion more over the course of the year, compared to 2016, as the national yearly ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:06 am
  • Seeing double

    Mary Ackerman of Princeton regularly sees this pair of squirrels huddled together in her birdfeeder outside her door. Besides finding a good meal ther ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Don't get snowed by scammers this winter

    CHICAGO — As winter hits Northern Illinois, the Better Business Bureau reminds consumers scammers will be on the hunt for some cold cash. Most people ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:07 am
  • Cold, dry December ends a warm year in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — The statewide average temperature for December was 28.6 degrees, 1.3 degrees below normal, according to Illinois State Climatologist Jim A ...
    Jan. 9, 2017 - 11:15 am
  • Mendota student designs EDC-NCI's logo

    Professional marketing programs emphasizing “Profit-making Business Opportunities” will distinguish the Economic Development Corporation of North Cent ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 2:53 pm
  • Zimmerlein awarded Illinois Farm Bureau Eagle Award for Excellence

    CHICAGO — Lee County’s Eleanor Zimmerlein was one of two recipients of the 2016 Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) Eagle Award for Excellence.
    Jan. 8, 2017 - 2:42 pm
  • Princeton Rotary Club makes donations

    President Roxana Noble (center) and treasurer Jeff Hunt (right) of the Princeton Rotary Club recently made donations to several organizations represen ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 2:52 pm
  • Economic outlook/ag leasing seminar set for Tuesday

    OGLESBY — Gary Schnitkey, professor/Department of Agricultural and Consumer Economics University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and Extension special ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 2:51 pm
  • Find your place in agriculture

    OGLESBY — Are you a young woman interested in a career in agriculture? Consider attending the “Women Changing the Face of Agriculture” Conference on t ...
    Jan. 13, 2017 - 2:22 pm
  • One trip, two inspections

    PRINCETON — With the state continuing its descent into financial turmoil, all state-funded entities are struggling to accomplish their respective task ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 9:33 am
  • Carr retires as Princeton deputy clerk

    PRINCETON — The council chamber at Princeton City Hall was nearly packed full on Tuesday, Jan. 3, as friends and family of longtime deputy clerk Peg C ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 9:35 am
  • The Closet gives back to 29 local non-profit agencies

    PRINCETON — Church Women United of Princeton raised $110,700 through The Closet throughout 2016; that money was distributed to 29 non-profit organizat ...
    Jan. 6, 2017 - 4:03 pm