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  • Freedom of discretion

    PRINCETON — Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has served in his position for 12 years. Thompson has been a long time leader in the community but wil ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Elements of economic development

    LASALLE — How do tourism, arts and culture, education, and business impact economic development? The ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • The Block Party

    The Bureau Valley student cheering section, aka the “Block Party,” was out in full force for Thursday’s regional championship at the Storm Cellar. As ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:55 pm
  • BV hears Bradford’s request

    MANLIUS — Bradford Community Unit School District is looking to re-negotiate charges they currently pay to tuition their high school students to three ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:54 pm
  • ‘A View From Dover Township’

    Editor’s note: This is the fourth monthly installment in a series celebrating the 100th anniversary of the Bureau County Farm Bureau.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:50 pm
  • The need for Buddy Bags booms

    PRINCETON — “We’re sitting here in the middle of farming country, and we still have kids that are going hungry — and it’s not anything that’s related ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:47 pm
  • Duo performs at Princeton Public Library

    Sarah Arter (left), a bluegrass fiddle player, and Chris Glaser, guitarist, performed at the Princeton Public Library Thursday evening.
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Going batty

    PRINCETON — Most bats in northern Illinois leave their roosting places in September and early October to migrate south where they will overwinter in c ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:46 pm
  • Princeton Lions Illinois Valley Toy Run held

    The 10th annual Princeton Lions Illinois Valley Toy Run was held Oct. 19 with more than 150 cars in attendance. Drivers came from Chicago, Peoria, Jol ...
    Oct. 31, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • What do you think?

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elementary School Board wants your opinion.“I think the community needs to ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • SV refers sign ordinance to planning commission

    SPRING VALLEY — A sign ordinance regulating the new LED signs within the city of Spring Valley has yet to be adopted. However, the council on Monday r ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:53 pm
  • BV School Board hires firm for a facilities study

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley School Board has hired Farnsworth Group of Peoria at a cost of $24,800 to conduct a district-wide facilities study.
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:52 pm
  • Pumpkin Races heat up the track

    The Princeton Optimist’s annual pumpkin races provided good, clean family fun for participants Sunday in Princeton. As an entry fee, participants unde ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • More mysteries to ponder ...

    The Illinois Valley has many other mysteries — some lighthearted, some heartbreaking. Here's a few, from well-known recent cases to a bizarre mysterio ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:49 pm
  • Are there spirits lingering at the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery?

    SPRING VALLEY — Located among the twists and turns just outside of Spring Valley, the old Lithuanian Liberty Cemetery lays hidden among the trees lini ...
    Oct. 29, 2014 - 3:44 pm
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