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  • Coming soon: A bigger, and better, BCR

    In a little more than a week, the Bureau County Republican will combine its Tuesday and Thursday editions into a Wednesday edition. We also will conti ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Stuffing then shopping

    People showed up in droves at local stores for Black Friday. Shoppers looked to score the best deals they could find and perhaps burn off some of the ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:51 pm
  • Rezin proposes voter registration legislation

    SPRINGFIELD — Legislation that would establish an automatic voter registration system in Illinois has been introduced by Illinois State Sen. Sue Rezin ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 2:53 pm
  • PMH Auxiliary to host Tour of Homes event

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be hosting the Tour of Homes event on Sunday, Dec. 4.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:52 pm
  • High school students propose new legislation to Sen. Chuck Weaver

    PEORIA — More than three dozen high school students have developed a new understanding of both state government and what it takes to be a an effective ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Local program delivers holiday spirit to Illinois Valley seniors

    PERU – The holidays are a time to celebrate the joy and warmth of the season with friends and family. In the Illinois Valley area, the local Home Inst ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • BV approves plan for a new game mascot

    MANLIUS — Bureau Valley will soon retire Stormy the Bird and give students a chance to design a new game mascot.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:53 pm
  • Princeton honors Moffitt for service

    PRINCETON — State Rep. Don Moffitt was honored in Princeton for his 24 years of service in the Illinois House of Representatives.
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 3:54 pm
  • Happy Thanksgiving!

    While this turkey might have been the one that got away this year, there will be plenty of other birds adorning Thanksgiving tables across the county. ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:04 pm
  • How do you make a Thanksgiving turkey?

    The answer to that question was easy for 3-year-old Finley Nally of Princeton — one of the participants in the Princeton Public Library’s craft event ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 2:49 pm
  • Once in a ... super moon?

    The recent supermoon provided photographers with opportunities to take awe-inspiring pictures. Nancy Harmon of Tiskilwa shot this photo of the super m ...
    Nov. 25, 2016 - 1:06 pm
  • Swearing in set for Dec. 1

    PRINCETON — The swearing in of the three newly re-elected officials will take place at 8:45 a.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, in the second floor courtroom of th ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 11:22 am
  • IVAC annual dinner is Dec. 8

    UTICA — The 105th Illinois Valley Area Chamber of Commerce and Economic Development (IVAC) annual dinner will be held on Thursday, Dec. 8 at Starved R ...
    Nov. 24, 2016 - 11:23 am
  • First Person (Michael Crowley Sr.)

    Town: Spring Valley. Family: Wife, Diane; son, Mike Jr.; daughter, Mary; and three adult grandchild ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 1:59 pm
  • ISP traffic crash alert

    PRINCETON — The Illinois State Police (ISP), along with other local law enforcement agencies, are working a property damage crash with a lane blockage ...
    Nov. 23, 2016 - 3:09 pm