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  • Election Letters to the Editor

    The last day the Bureau County Republican will publish Letters to the Editor regarding the Nov. 4 election or any candidate is Thursday, Oct. 30. No L ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • ‘Learn. Decide. Vote.’

    Autumn has always been my favorite season. The changing colors of the leaves, the snap in the morning air, the sound of combines harvesting the crops ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • Vote for your passion

    What is your passion? Several youth in Colorado demonstrated because their passion was to have a say ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:31 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I love fall. The cool, crisp air ... the sound of the leaves crunching under my feet ... the smell of the season ... I could literally go on and on .. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:42 pm
  • Fall-ing into memories

    My grandfather was a fairly stoic man. Of German decent, his heritage taught him strict work ethics, and he worked tirelessly throughout his entire li ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 2:42 pm
  • This ‘ghoul’ loves Halloween

    Halloween has always been my favorite holiday. Costumes, free candy, getting to run around the neighborhood with your friends after dark — what’s not ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • It’s not a ‘done deal’

    Beware: RICL is not a “done deal.” We need to help protect elderly landowners “Clean” Line Energy Pa ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 2:09 pm
  • Rauner give Illinois hope

    Gov. Pat Quinn has had more than five years to guide Illinois toward a brighter fiscal future.Instea ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 8:55 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    I’m writing this on a rainy Monday afternoon. My desk is piled high with a mountain of work that needs to be accomplished. I have telephone calls that ...
    Oct. 13, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • The Great ShakeOut

    The largest earthquake ever to rattle North America occurred in 1811 in New Madrid, Mo., near Southern Illinois. If a similar quake struck the same sp ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • An upgrade with a hump?

    As the upgrading of 2400 East Street (Dover Blacktop) progressed this summer, those of us who travel 1800 North Avenue regularly were confronted with ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:09 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    The fall edition of Illinois Valley Living magazine is on the street, and already, I’ve heard some great comments about this edition. You can find thi ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 4:49 pm
  • Another relic

    When I was a little girl, one of my favorite past times was looking through my mom’s photo albums. She had two big ones and one small one, each filled ...
    Oct. 3, 2014 - 7:57 pm
  • Appreciating a little mess

    Sometimes a little mess in the house looks nice to me.A couple weeks ago, our nephew, Andy, and his ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 11:43 am
  • Appreciating a little mess

    Sometimes a little mess in the house looks nice to me.A couple weeks ago, our nephew, Andy, and his ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 3:23 pm
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