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  • One-on-one with Sheriff John Thompson

    Editor’s note: Bureau County Sheriff John Thompson has retired from his post at the Bureau County Courthouse: The Bureau County Republican went one-on ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • Black Friday shopping

    Glenda Klingenberg shopped with some of her family at Wal-Mart on Black Friday. Although some people would rather avoid the crowds on such a busy shop ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:30 pm
  • A passage through time

    PRINCETON — For close to 50 years, 87-year-old Bob Erickson has housed an antique taxi cab at his Princeton residence. During a recent auction of Eric ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:27 pm
  • Free Thanksgiving dinner

    The annual free Thanksgiving dinner at Evangelical Covenant Church in Princeton, made possible with help from the Church of the Nazarene and St. Louis ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • Hennepin mill price — $13.4 million

    HENNEPIN — According to Putnam County Recorder of Deeds and County Clerk Dan Kuhn, the former Hennepin steel plant sold for $13.4 million. A company f ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • Alliance plans breakfast meeting on Thursday

    OTTAWA — The Starved Rock Country Alliance is sponsoring an informational breakfast meeting for potential Starved Rock Country Capital Fund investors ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:24 pm
  • MudCross Challenge coming to Bureau County

    PRINCETON — The Perry Memorial Hospital Auxiliary will be putting on a never before fundraiser event coming Summer 2015.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Dixon cement plant could reopen

    DIXON — A cement plant that has been idle since December 2008 has approached the city about reopening.
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 1:23 pm
  • Are you a smart traveler?

    (StatePoint) Whether venturing around the world or road-tripping across your home state, traveling smart can help you get the most out of your vacatio ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • New insights for expectant parents

    (StatePoint) There are a lot of items parents don’t necessarily know they will need before their new bundle of joy comes. Preparing for baby is exciti ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:55 pm
  • Tips to stay safe in winter weather

    (StatePoint) Winter weather can bring with it the potential for slippery steps, power outages and other seasonal hazards. By being prepared in advance ...
    Nov. 28, 2014 - 12:54 pm
  • Driving reminders for the season

    CHICAGO — With colder weather rapidly approaching and winter right around the corner, the Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT), the Illinois T ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 2:03 pm
  • Princeton candidates file petitions

    PRINCETON — The petitions have been filed. Princeton residents will have three candidates from which to choose for mayor, and six candidates from whic ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • ICC unanimously approves RICL

    The Illinois portion of the Rock Island Clean Line (RICL) energy transmission project, which will cut through part of Bureau and other counties, was a ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:13 pm
  • SV Council sets LED sign regulations

    SPRING VALLEY — The Spring Valley City Council passed an ordinance on Monday amending the Spring Valley Land Development code to include regulations o ...
    Nov. 26, 2014 - 1:11 pm
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