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  • ‘O Come All Ye Faithful ...’

    PRINCETON — When John Wade originally wrote “O Come All Ye Faithful,” one might wonder if he had the foresight to be thinking about the annual Christm ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Soloist Suarez sings his way home for the holidays

    Dane Suarez will perform along with Sue Gillio as soloists for the Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra on Dec. 13 at Ottawa High School.
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • First Person (Jeralyn Backes)

    City: Spring Valley. Where did you grow up: Village of DePue. Family: Husband, Eric Backes; children ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Auction calendar

    Dec. 12 – Ruth Straw Estate, farmland, 10 a.m., auction held at 10684 W. Edgewood Road (Edgewood Golf Club), Polo, Rediger Auction Service, auctioneer ...
    Dec. 10, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Hall receives Celebrate My Drive grant

    SPRING VALLEY — Hall High School is a recipient of the State Farm 2014 Celebrate My Drive Promotion.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:38 pm
  • Wrapping it up

    PRINCETON — The 2014 Christmas for Kids Toy Drive collection is wrapping up, as the distribution day will be this Saturday, Dec. 13.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:37 pm
  • ‘Keep the Wreath Red’

    PRINCETON — When out and about this holiday season, many may notice various fire departments around the state sporting wreaths decorated in red lights ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Have you been naughty or nice?

    Santa made an appearance Saturday in Princeton during the Christmas Parade, sponsored by the Lions Club. The parade kicked off on Main Street from Pri ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:35 pm
  • Out & About

    Images from the holiday events this weekend happening in Bureau County. ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:30 pm
  • Passing the Special Olympics torch

    PERU — Since the beginning of the Special Olympics in LaSalle, Putnam, Bureau, Marshall, Henry, Stark and Grundy counties, the name Cheryl DePaepe has ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:24 pm
  • Princeton Park District audit review

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District almost broke even when comparing the end of year cash totals from this year and last.
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • Elks clinic planned for Jan. 15

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Elks 1461 Lodge, in cooperation with the Illinois Elks Children’s Care Corporation, will sponsor a free children’s orthopedi ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 4:23 pm
  • What is the best present you have ever received? What is the worst gift you have ever received?

    "The best present I ever received was an Xbox 360 from my mom and dad. The worst gift ever was socks from Santa."
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Mautino’s win is official

    Rep. Frank Mautino has officially won his seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.The tallies ...
    Dec. 5, 2014 - 2:48 pm
  • Ladd or Princeton?

    LADD — A Bureau County family has filed a petition with the Regional Office of Education requesting to detach from the Ladd Elementary School District ...
    Dec. 8, 2014 - 9:30 am
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