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  • Dollars and sense

    If you had a time line of the financial steps you should probably take in life, what would it look like? Answers to that question will vary, but certa ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Illinois tax refund: Delayed!

    Many have heard by now they will not be getting tax refunds from the state this year until after March 1.
    Jan. 26, 2016 - 9:31 am
  • Retirement income to be taxed in Illinois? Lawmakers discuss

    As the Illinois General Assembly continues its ongoing budget battle, some local representatives are speaking out against the possibility of implement ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • A close look at Social Security in 2016

    If you’re not close to retirement age, it’s easy to ignore what Social Security is doing. However, some significant announcements late last year make ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 1:12 pm
  • Is ignorance ruining your retirement?

    Americans are part of an amazing yet curious phenomenon: Most are extremely well-educated in their professions and careers, yet are quite uneducated w ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 1:11 pm
  • Snowmobiles in Walnut

    WALNUT— Snowmobiles in the village limits was on the agenda for the Walnut Village Board meeting, held Monday, Jan. 18.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • Learning to PARCC

    PRINCETON — If a student looks around the classroom and sees their classmates staring out the window, writing notes, floating paper airplanes and tapp ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:04 pm
  • Hall Board gets budget update

    SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School Superintendent Mike Struna updated the board of education on the Fiscal Year 2016 budget at the board meeting, held W ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:05 pm
  • Oh deer! It’s snack time!

    With a few inches of snow covering the ground, it’s a perfect time to see wildlife in the country or even in your own backyard, like this doe who coul ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • Landing on ‘An Unknown Shore’

    PRINCETON — American author Henry Miller said every writer has to pay an apprenticeship of one million words. They must become one with the language b ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:07 pm
  • What are your local police doing?

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council will begin hearing a police activity report at its meetings every month.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 4:12 pm
  • SVE is on review status

    SPRING VALLEY — Spring Valley Elementary’s (SVE) financial status from the state of Illinois was discussed at its meeting, Wednesday, Jan. 20.
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:06 pm
  • Seeing circles ...

    This photo, contributed to the Bureau County Republican by Bill Carlson, shows a perfectly round circle of ice, which Carlson discovered on West Burea ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 5:08 pm
  • Conger elected IHA trustee

    NAPERVILLE —  The Illinois Health and Hospital Association (IHA) is now officially in operation as an integrated, statewide organization representing ...
    Feb. 1, 2016 - 2:10 pm
  • Farmland values conference planned March 17

    BLOOMINGTON — Finding out what’s happening with Illinois farmland values and “putting all the pieces together” will be the focus of discussion at the ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 3:27 pm
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