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  • Here we go again!

    Some lawmakers in Springfield are again trying to make government less transparent.State Rep. Joe So ...
    March 3, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Ag education critical to ag industry’s future

    The Illinois Leadership Council for Agriculture Education (ILCAE) urges supporters to contact Gov. Rauner’s office and their legislators to protect th ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:39 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    It’s difficult to believe we’ll be setting our clocks ahead one hour this coming weekend! That’s right! On Sunday, March 8, we’ll spring forward an ho ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • The ‘leveling’ principle

    Am I misinterpreting Zita Henneberry’s comments concerning the Texas celebration of Kris Kyle Day? I ...
    March 2, 2015 - 12:38 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    Henri’s Bakery, Princeton, opened the first week in November 1925 with half page ads in the Bureau County Republican touting their baked goods, pastri ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    A group of us from the Bureau County Republican attended a trivia night, hosted by the Princeton Public Schools Foundation, on Saturday evening. I saw ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:26 pm
  • Chris Kyle Day ...

    In the state of Texas, Feb. 2 has been proclaimed Chris Kyle Day by Texas Gov. Greg Abbott in honor of the American hero.
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:17 pm
  • Hennepin plant’s health damage

    The Hennepin coal-fired power plant pollutes the skies, endangers your health and leaves the most vulnerable people holding the bag. Children, the eld ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • Support Medicaid; invest in health

    As a result of recently enacted reforms, Illinois’ Medicaid program is in the midst of great transformation, with new ways to deliver care, improve ou ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:18 pm
  • ‘Should we be concerned?’

    Today in Libya, 25 Coptic Christians were beheaded, and there is no response from President Obama. I ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • Governor or dictator?

    Last week, Governor Rauner issued executive order 15-13. The order directs the Illinois Department of Central Management Services to immediately disre ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 12:19 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Today, Tuesday, is Fat Tuesday, and the BCR is celebrating with a potluck luncheon. The company springs for the main dish, and everyone brings a dish ...
    Feb. 16, 2015 - 1:48 pm
  • During Richard Widmark’s time ...

    The Great Depression of 1929 was a worldwide depression that lasted for 10 years, starting in 1929, with “Black Thursday,” Oct. 24, 1929, when 12.9 mi ...
    Feb. 13, 2015 - 12:50 pm
  • Cut special education funding?

    The Illinois school funding bill, Senate Bill 1, recently introduced by state Sen. Andy Manar, would cut special education funding all across Illinois ...
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Gold Coats save the day

    This is to call attention to a wonderful group of ladies and me working as volunteers at Perry Memorial Hospital — the Gold Coats.
    Feb. 11, 2015 - 1:55 pm
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