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  • Homework for parents

    Summer fun is over. It’s time to put away the swimsuits and dust off the book bags. More than 50 million students are heading into the classrooms. The ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • The Bureau County Fair begins Aug. 24. What are your favorite things to do at the fair?

    "My favorite thing to do at the fair is to play Bingo on Senior Day."Marie Roth, Princeton"I look fo ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:56 pm
  • Tractors and truck crank it up at the 161st Bureau County Fair

    PRINCETON — The truck and tractor pulls have long been a part of the Bureau County Fair in Princeton. This year’s pulls will be held on a new night, F ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 2:43 pm
  • Dustin Lynch will perform on Thursday

    PRINCETON — Dustin Lynch will perform at 8 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 25, at the 2016 Bureau County Fair.Si ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • Dragging out a muddy good time on Sunday

    PRINCETON — A new event will close out the Bureau County Fair on Sunday afternoon, Aug. 28.Come out ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 2:42 pm
  • Horsing around at the Bureau County Fair

    PRINCETON — If you love horses the Bureau County Fair is the place to be on Saturday, Aug. 27, and Sunday, Aug. 28.
    Aug. 23, 2016 - 11:29 am
  • Carving their way

    PRINCETON — Part of the daily free entertainment at the 161st annual Bureau County Fair is the shainsaw artistry of Tim and Karen Barker. Watch the Ba ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 3:14 pm
  • Princeton council: Streetscape planning can proceed

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council on Saturday, Aug. 20, decided to go ahead with a streetscape design plan, but also to seek legal advice on whet ...
    Aug. 22, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • Before the first bell

    It’s back-to-school time for Princeton-area students. There was excitement in the air Thursday, Aug. 18, as Jefferson Elementary School students rushe ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • State eases penalty for pot possession

    PRINCETON — Gov. Bruce Rauner signed Senate Bill 2228 into law on July 29, which amends the penalties for possession of smaller amounts of cannabis.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:38 pm
  • Reaching the summit

    PRINCETON — Princeton Boy Scouts from Troop 1063 recently returned from a trip of a lifetime.After s ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:42 pm
  • Prep Cook Freeze freezer meal event

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Farm Bureau will host a Prep Cook Freeze freezer meal event at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Farm Bureau.
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:19 pm
  • LaSalle County birds test positive for West Nile

    OTTAWA — The LaSalle County Health Department has recently learned a crow collected in Peru on Aug. 11, another crow collected in Ottawa on Aug. 12 an ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:40 pm
  • Groups organize wetland construction in Bureau County

    PRINCETON — A four-day public expo in Bureau County showcasing the construction of a farm-based wetland designed for nutrient removal will be held on ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 4:07 pm
  • Iowa man sentenced to prison for unlawful possession of weapon

    PRINCETON — Eric A. Powell, 30, of Garner, Iowa, was sentenced by Circuit Judge Marc Bernabei on Aug. 11 to serve 2 and 1/2 years in the Illinois Depa ...
    Aug. 19, 2016 - 3:57 pm