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Opinion

  • It’s a different world out there

    When I strolled into the Bureau County Republican office on South Main Street 20-plus years ago, I was fairly naive. Yes, I had a good share of street ...
    March 24, 2017 - 4:30 pm
  • Campaign Letters to the Editor

    The last day the Bureau County Republican will print Letters to the Editor regarding any candidate, referendum or issue concerning the April 4 consoli ...
    March 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • A voice for everyone

    My wife and I support Rachel Reliford for the Illinois Center College (ICC) Board of Trustees on Tuesday, April 4. As retired Annawan school system ed ...
    March 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Opportunity for citizens to join in the fight against crime

    As sheriff of Bureau County, I would like to discuss an issue very close to each of us, crime prevention. My office is committed to making our neighbo ...
    March 24, 2017 - 4:16 pm
  • Voters should give PES a hand; vote ‘yes’ for tax reallocation

    Princeton voters face several choices in the April 4 Consolidated Election.Some will be difficult.Wh ...
    March 24, 2017 - 4:15 pm
  • Sugary drink tax would be a bitter pill to swallow

    If you know southern Illinois, you know Ski.Made with real lemon juice, orange juice and pure cane s ...
    March 24, 2017 - 4:13 pm
  • Spring has sprung in Bureau County

    Spring has sprung. That’s right. Spring officially rolled into town on Monday, and I couldn’t be happier. While I know there are some who appreciate w ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:49 pm
  • Have you watched any of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this year?

    I have watched a few games so far, and will probably watch more this weekend. There was time I follo ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • Centralization vs. individual grade schools

    I am a citizen of the Bureau Valley School District and the topic in our communities is on the state of our district and the vote on the current refer ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:29 pm
  • I think it’s over

    I grew up in Illinois, and like many others, I have memories of winters with much more snow. Since moving back almost 10 years ago, I’ve noticed each ...
    March 21, 2017 - 4:32 pm
  • ‘There will come a time ...’

    On Monday, March 20, Spring 2017 officially begins. That’s right. We kick winter to the curb regardless of what the thermometer says or the weatherman ...
    March 17, 2017 - 2:19 pm
  • Be informed

    A newspaper has many roles in a community. While it’s our job to provide relevant information, help with marketing solutions and be a community advoca ...
    March 17, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor’s note: The following guest commentary exceeds the BCR’s 500-word limit. Therefore, the BCR will offer the same opportunity to someone with an ...
    March 17, 2017 - 2:04 pm
  • Blinded by the light

    I don’t like going to doctors. Never have, never will. It’s nothing personal, but personally, whenever I see one, they find something wrong with me. I ...
    March 21, 2017 - 11:09 am
  • We need a new major political party

    Talking politics over coffee with a former student this past week, the two of us came up with the same thought: We need a new major political party.
    March 24, 2017 - 4:14 pm