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  • Footing the bill ...

    In 1887, Alexander Tyler, a Scottish history professor at the University of Edinburgh, had this to say about the fall of the Athenian Republic some 2, ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:20 pm
  • Is it race or rage?

    July 2 marked the 50th anniversary of the Civil Rights Act of 1964. The legislation is considered a landmark piece of civil rights legislation in the ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Well, another Bureau County Fair has come and gone, and I hope you had the opportunity to attend and make some memories. While the traditional things ...
    Aug. 25, 2014 - 2:24 pm
  • Considerations by Nedda

    We all have a long list of reasons to be grateful. In fact, it is suggested we occasionally remind ourselves of those reasons. Good mental health and ...
    Aug. 20, 2014 - 8:45 am
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: The following is another column in the ongoing series by former BCR Staff Writer Barb Kromphardt and her battle with breast cancer.
    Aug. 19, 2014 - 3:32 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s fair time! I don’t know about you, but the anticipation and excitement of the Bureau County Fair still runs deep in my veins. OK, this old body d ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • A bully by any other name ...

    While browsing through the news section of Google I found myself getting lost in the comments sections of each article. Most of the people I found see ...
    Aug. 18, 2014 - 3:11 pm
  • Facebook, not Factbook

    As a rule, the human race loves bad news. Yes, it’s really cute and lovely when a dog rescues a cat from drowning, but you will never see that lead th ...
    Aug. 15, 2014 - 1:15 pm
  • Mautino is good for the Illinois Valley

    State Rep. Frank Mautino is an experienced leader who works for the benefit of everyone in the district — regardless of political party; and everyone ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I happened to walk by the school supply aisle the other day, and I don’t mind telling you there was a certain pang of excitement in my soul. While it’ ...
    Aug. 11, 2014 - 2:41 pm
  • Walking the road not chosen

    Editor's note: This is an ongoing column from Barb Kromphardt regarding her journey with breast cancer.
    Aug. 5, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    They say when it rains, it pours. That’s the case in my garden right now — but instead of raindrops, it’s pouring tomatoes!
    Aug. 4, 2014 - 3:48 pm
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