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  • Convoy Against Cancer

    Dan Weier polishes his big rig Saturday, May 7, at the annual Convoy Against Cancer event, held on Main Street in Ladd. The annual fundraiser benefits ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:41 pm
  • Ramp closure rescheduled for May 13

    OTTAWA — The Illinois Department of Transportation has announced the Interstate 80 westbound ramp to Route 26 in Princeton will be closed from 8 a.m. ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:43 pm
  • Bureau County Board OKs emergency roof repairs

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Board approved replacing and repairing roof drains at the Bureau County Courthouse at its regular meeting Tuesday, May 1 ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • CPASA announces upcoming BASSET training

    PRINCETON — Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) will conduct Beverage Alcohol Sellers and Servers Education and Training (BASSET) class ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:27 pm
  • Plans in motion ...

    WYANET — Plans are underway for this summer’s Wyanet Festival. Several resolutions were passed at the Tuesday, May 10, Wyanet Village Board meeting in ...
    May 12, 2016 - 5:28 pm
  • What is your favorite thing you’ve seen at this weekend’s Convoy Against Cancer?

    "I enjoy the antique trucks and brought one of my own. It's a good way to spend time with my family."
    May 11, 2016 - 1:50 pm
  • Benefit to help former Easter Seals group at Skydive Chicago

    OTTAWA — Starved Rock Regional Center for Therapy and Child Development (SRRC) invites the community to the second annual Celebration on Sunday, May 2 ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Auction Calendar

    May 14 — William Vezain estate, furniture, household and tool-related items, 10 a.m. at on-site location of 326 W. Clark St., Princeton, Tumbleson Auc ...
    May 11, 2016 - 4:44 pm
  • Delivering more than just your mail

    Your area letter carriers are hoping you will help them during their annual “Stamp Out Hunger” food drive, set for Saturday, May 14, in most towns/rur ...
    May 11, 2016 - 11:00 am
  • Kicking up dirt with Ashley Fiolek

    WALNUT — Ashley Fiolek, a four-time Women’s Motocross National Champion and two-time X Games gold medalist, recently visited Sunset Ridge in Walnut to ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Gateway to the future ...

    PRINCETON — When Emily Stover was entertaining the initial stages of her musical career, she went on a big school trip every year to expand her musica ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Just for Mom ...

    Hornbaker Gardens’ Molly (Hornbaker) Blogg (right) helps Maddex Shepard with a plant he created for Mother’s Day. Hornbaker Gardens in rural Princeton ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:27 pm
  • Garland sells to McDonald Funeral Homes

    WALNUT/ROCK FALLS – McDonald Funeral Homes is expanding southward, giving the business a presence in three counties – Whiteside, Carroll and Bureau.
    May 9, 2016 - 4:28 pm
  • Victory for all

    Hundreds of athletes from the Starved Rock/Area 16 Special Olympics gathered together with their biggest fans on Saturday, May 7, at Hall High School ...
    May 10, 2016 - 9:51 am
  • Zerneck named Freedom House executive director

    PRINCETON — The executive board of Freedom House, a domestic and sexual violence service agency in Princeton, has announced Michael Zerneck has accept ...
    May 9, 2016 - 4:28 pm