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  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    Andes Thompson Best was probably the closest friend Richard Widmark ever had growing up in Princeton and continued to be into their adult lives. Tom w ...
    March 27, 2015 - 1:04 pm
  • A discriminating tax ...

    Why did the Princeton City Council bypass rules and vote to assess an extra 1 percent sales tax on four North Main Street businesses?
    March 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • Wanted: A mayoral campaign promise

    Read in the Republican that Princeton is negotiating with a party that wants to build a facility in Princeton.
    March 25, 2015 - 12:21 pm
  • Over or under?

    The other day on Facebook, I noticed that some friends of mine were having a lively discussion about an incredibly important topic that affects almost ...
    March 24, 2015 - 4:10 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Wow! That wintry mix threw us a curve ball Monday morning? Enough said ...•••It’s difficult to belie ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:42 pm
  • Who isn’t doing their job?

    I read with great interest Lisa Stefani’s letter. Being a small business owner for 25-plus years, I totally agree. Look around. This city is maintaine ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Shame, shame, shame

    In the last election most people voted to get rid of Obama care and amnesty. Yet the Republican Congress caved and did nothing. They walked away from ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Proposals, decisions should be fair

    Thank you to the commissioners who voted against the so-called new business district. As a longtime citizen of Princeton, I’m not in favor of this end ...
    March 23, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • A welcoming and a win ...

    “Céad míle fáílte.” The phrase hung on the front door of my childhood home. I never knew what it meant, but I loved to trace the words on the beautifu ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:28 pm
  • A level playing field for all

    At Monday night’s Princeton City Council meeting, the council voted (3-2) to set up a “business district” in the area of the former Walmart store. Thi ...
    March 18, 2015 - 12:29 pm
  • Make it a habit; help litter melt away

    Springlike temperatures have taken a big bite out of the Illinois Valley’s snow cover, haven’t they?
    March 18, 2015 - 8:36 am
  • A patron saint for openness in government

    If Sunshine Week and the cause of open government need a patron saint, St. Patrick might just fill the bill. Legend has it that he drove the snakes ou ...
    March 16, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The mountain of snow outside my office window has melted to just a tiny pile of slush as I write this editor’s column on Monday morning. At home, the ...
    March 16, 2015 - 2:20 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    It was a Saturday, Dec. 12, 1925, and the holiday spirit came in spite of the bad weather. Jennie Castner, being an accomplished baker herself, had no ...
    March 13, 2015 - 3:03 pm
  • Road conditions

    Do you drive from Princeton to Tiskilwa down the long hill? Do you have a comment to make? If so, call the Illinois Department of Transportation in Ot ...
    March 11, 2015 - 12:57 pm
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