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  • Preserving Illinois Historic Preservation

    I recently learned Gov. Rauner and the General Assembly are considering possible cuts and/or possible elimination of the Illinois Historic Preservatio ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Walmart does not own old building

    I am writing in response to Ernie Whittington’s letter to the editor that appeared in the March 24 edition of the BCR. In his letter he makes several ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Vision 20/20 and Common Core

    Constitutionally limited government, fiscal responsibility, free markets, are the three core values of We the People Tea Party of Bureau County.
    April 27, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    While the wind and cooler temperatures have put a bit of a kabash on our spring, it hasn’t stopped the tulips and other flowers from blooming in my ya ...
    April 27, 2015 - 3:02 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    It was the spring of 1953, and Richard Widmark was in Princeton staying with the Best family. He had shown up at 1 a.m. driving an old inconspicuous a ...
    April 24, 2015 - 12:10 pm
  • The same old refrain but with a different twist

    It didn’t take very long for our newly-elected governor to repeat the mantra of the medical industry, insurance companies, big corporations and others ...
    April 22, 2015 - 12:45 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! The tulips, daffodils, hyacinths and more are growing like crazy now in my yard. There’s nothing sweeter than to take a morning cup of coffee to ...
    April 20, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • How to use video effectively for local marketing

    Video is a powerful marketing tool for small business. Thanks to high speed Internet, YouTube and Facebook, and the rise of mobile prevalence, more vi ...
    April 24, 2015 - 7:50 am
  • The man, the ring ... and the Army

    I’ve got the man. I’ve got the ring, and I’ve never been happier ... I’m engaged!After nearly 10 hou ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Why strengthening the Freedom of Information Act is so important

    President Barack Obama has routinely promised greater transparency within the federal government. Now, Congress is making strides toward achieving thi ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:14 pm
  • Funding crisis for Soil and Water Conservation districts

    Nearly $2.8 million of the Soil and Water Conservation District funding for FY 2015 has been “suspended” by Governor’s Office of Management & Budget a ...
    April 15, 2015 - 1:15 pm
  • Underdog Lincoln still revered, 150 years later

    Americans love to root for underdogs.When underdogs prevail, their accomplishments are greatly celeb ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    While Bureau County didn’t experience Mother Nature’s wrath last week in the form of the tornadoes that touched down and the severe storms in other co ...
    April 13, 2015 - 3:35 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    “Hell and High Water” was a project put into production by Fox Studio chief Darryl Zanuck as a direct retort to those who claimed his pet project, “Ci ...
    April 10, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • Running myself ragged

    I've always hated running. It was the worst part of volleyball practices in high school, and I've avoided it like the plague ever since.
    April 8, 2015 - 9:06 am
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