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  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The first announcement of recruiting stations to be set up in Bureau County was in May 1940. In September , males between the ages of 21 and 35 had to ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Personal integrity

    Lawmakers in the Illinois House are considering a deeply troubling piece of legislation that would compel medical personnel in Illinois to violate the ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • In the middle ...

    Being raised the daughter of the town’s public defender was bound to have its consequences. I may have been the only kindergartner in the history of S ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    As valued readers of the Bureau County Republican, I’d like to chat with you for a few minutes to make you aware of a few changes that are taking plac ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • The Three Days of Darkness

    We are witnessing wars, earthquakes, hurricanes, tornadoes, floods, famines, water shortages, epidemics, and this is the first of a two-fold chastisem ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:45 pm
  • Public safety is a priority

    Years of law enforcement experience have taught us we can’t arrest and prosecute our way out of society’s problems with crime. We need to prevent, as ...
    May 18, 2015 - 2:44 pm
  • Local government units trying to become less accountable, less transparent to taxpayers

    As state government scurries to fill a projected $8 billion deficit in the 2016 fiscal year budget, it would seem to make sense to move beyond success ...
    May 15, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • And the band played on

    In one edition of your newspaper nearly two years ago, you carried a front-page picture from a rehearsal of the Princeton Community Band. Below it lis ...
    May 13, 2015 - 1:10 pm
  • Birds of a feather

    She was kind of scraggly — at least as robins go. With a much paler breast than her male counterpart, Robin Red Breast didn’t really fit her very well ...
    May 19, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope each and every one of you were able to celebrate a great Mother’s Day holiday. Whether you went out to eat, enjoyed a quiet day at home or had ...
    May 11, 2015 - 2:36 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    We will miss another classmate of Richard Widmark. I wrote about Dorothy (Simon) Dabler back in July 2014. Dorothy died April 28 of this year at the a ...
    May 8, 2015 - 1:28 pm
  • How old do babysitters have to be in Illinois?

    I remember feeling like I'd really made it in life when I was 12 years old. For the first time, I was rolling in the dough. Babysitting jobs were comi ...
    May 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Pass the pie, then fix the state

    Food fans will love what the Illinois House cooked up last week.Pumpkin pie was voted as the state's ...
    May 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • Racing through life ...

    At the beginning of last December, I started assessing my health. Middle age reflected in the mirror each time I dared to look. My job saw me desk-bou ...
    May 7, 2015 - 4:20 pm
  • ‘A greater voice’

    Is Common Core the only hope to rescue the public education of our children? Tim Smith, Princeton El ...
    May 6, 2015 - 3:19 pm
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