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  • Drones to offer new view on transportation

    SPRINGFIELD – The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) has begun testing drone technology to potentially help improve the safety of workers an ...
    Jan. 5, 2017 - 9:55 am
  • Homegrown By Heroes to help veterans in agriculture

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) is aiding veterans or current active duty service members who are interested in a second c ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 3:12 pm
  • St. Margaret’s Hospital welcomes first baby of 2017

    St. Margaret’s Hospital welcomed its first baby of 2017. Weighing 8 pounds, 13 ounces and measuring 21 inches in length, Maddux Joseph Hamer was welco ...
    Jan. 3, 2017 - 4:41 pm
  • IVCH welcomes first baby of 2017

    The first baby to be born at Illinois Valley Community Hospital in 2017 arrived at 1:40 p.m. Sunday, Jan. 1, when Michele Hanson of Earlville gave bir ...
    Jan. 4, 2017 - 8:36 am
  • Ringing in 2017

    PRINCETON — The new year is always welcomed by those looking forward to a fresh start. Some people enjoy making resolutions to help better their lives ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:25 pm
  • Gateway gets Walmart grant

    PRINCETON — Gateway Services of Princeton was recently awarded a $1,000 grant through Princeton Walmart.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:32 pm
  • One-of-a-kind masterpieces

    They say there are no two snowflakes alike. That alone exemplifies the wonder of Mother Nature, as she paints our world white during the winter season ...
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:50 pm
  • New laws for 2017

    As we ring in the new year early Sunday morning, nearly 200 new state laws will go into effect. From more stringent laws on the sale of bath salts to ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • What’s ahead for Bureau County towns/villages?

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in an ongoing series on what the mayors/presidents of Bureau County municipalities are predicting for their tow ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Looking back at 2016

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a series that highlights events which happened in Bureau County in 2016.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 3:45 pm
  • New Year's resolution to drive sober

    SPRINGFIELD — As 2016 comes to an end, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), Illinois State Police (ISP) and nearly 200 law enforcement ag ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • ISP highlights new 2017 laws

    SPRINGFIELD — The new year brings new laws, and the Illinois State Police (ISP) would like to highlight a few that become effective Jan. 1, 2017.
    Jan. 2, 2017 - 12:47 pm
  • Princeton firefighters fight structure fire

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Fire Department was dispatched at 8:49 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 29, to 1125 Prairie Lane South for a report of a structure fire.
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 4:26 pm
  • What do you hope 2017 will bring?

    “This year I will be looking forward to reaching bigger dreams and goals. I hope to spend more time with my husband and family and enjoying all that 2 ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 3:31 pm
  • Glaucoma cases projected to increase

    CHICAGO – Glaucoma, commonly referred to as the “sneak thief of sight,” currently affects nearly three million people, ages 40 and older, according to ...
    Dec. 30, 2016 - 2:07 pm