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  • The lost art of cursive writing

    Editor’s note: This is the first story in a two-part series on cursive handwriting.The words flow be ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Spring Valley man is sentenced to 18 months in prison for felony

    PRINCETON — Dominque A. Davis, 28, of Spring Valley was sentenced by Associate Circuit Judge C.J. Hollerich on March 2 to 18 months in the Illinois De ...
    March 10, 2017 - 3:43 pm
  • New York City man sentenced to 12 years in prison for felony

    PRINCETON — Miguel A. Reynoso, 24, of Bronx, N.Y., was sentenced on Feb. 28 to 12 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections after being found gu ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:47 am
  • Tri-DENT arrests man for drug possession

    James R. Roe, 34, of Marseilles was charged with the Class 4 felony of unlawful possession of a controlled substance (soboxone) after being arrested b ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:48 am
  • Auction Calendar

    March 30 — Larry L. Johnson estate, tractors, combine, semi, machinery and equipment, 9:30 a.m., near 1017 N. 25th Road, Oglesby, Rediger Auction Serv ...
    March 9, 2017 - 9:31 am
  • Spring forward

    The old saying “Spring forward; fall back” will get some good play this weekend, as Daylight Saving Time begins at 2 a.m. Sunday, March 12. People in ...
    March 9, 2017 - 9:32 am
  • Walnut OKs street repairs

    WALNUT — The Walnut Village Board will be spending $231,000, on its street repair project.At Tuesday ...
    March 13, 2017 - 10:49 am
  • And the winners are ...

    Faith Sommer (left), 17, a former John F. Kennedy School student, and Noah Johnson, a home-schooled student from Utica, were the two Young Performers ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:04 am
  • Bank donation fund scholarships

    Heartland Bank and Trust Co. retail managers Michele King of Peru (from left), Nick Nosalik of Oglesby and Brenda Trump of Princeton made their annual ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:22 pm
  • PMH working to become bike-friendly employer

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital (PMH) is working to become Princeton’s first bicycle-friendly employer, as a result of the main street revitalizat ...
    March 7, 2017 - 4:25 pm
  • Shamrock Shenanigans

    St. Stephen’s Green, an Irish band, performed for event-goers at the Princeton Park District Foundation’s Shamrock Shenanigans event, held Saturday at ...
    March 7, 2017 - 4:28 pm
  • St. Mary’s Cemetery clean-up in DePue

    DEPUE — St. Mary’s Cemetery in DePue will be have its spring clean-up for the next couple of weeks. All winter grave decorations should be removed by ...
    March 8, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • February breaks record for warm temperatures in Illinois

    CHAMPAIGN — All those days with temperatures in the 60s and 70s has paid off: February was the warmest February on record for Illinois, according to S ...
    March 7, 2017 - 4:27 pm
  • On the Record (Jane Piccatto)

    Spring Valley resident Jane Piccatto, a local Hometown Hero of rural Spring Valley, went On the Record with the Bureau County Republican to talk about ...
    March 8, 2017 - 10:00 am
  • Monday night storm hits Ladd

    LADD — The severe thunderstorms and strong winds that blew into the county late Monday evening caused minor damage to homes, trees and power lines thr ...
    March 7, 2017 - 4:25 pm