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  • Picture perfect

    I have a friend who has a ton of framed photographs in her home. I love looking at them. They are filled with smiling faces looking at the camera. The ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • When you find a place you never want to leave

    Have you seen the new billboard on Interstate 80 promoting Princeton? It captures the spirit and affection of this town in a way that almost anyone ca ...
    Jan. 22, 2016 - 4:00 pm
  • An ode to snow

    Well, it’s winter, yes, it’s true.There are often many sides of things, of winter there are two.The ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Guest Commentary

    Editor's note: The following Letter to the Editor exceeds the Bureau County Republican's 500-word limit on Letters to the Editor, therefore, the BCR w ...
    Jan. 25, 2016 - 10:36 am
  • Princeton girls win the night even though they lost the game

    I have seen a lot of things in the course of covering and following sports in 31-plus years as a journalist.
    Jan. 20, 2016 - 3:48 pm
  • Are there assets with your name on them?

    As your state representative, I want to be a resource for people in the 76th District. When I discovered the state of Illinois has $2.1 billion in ass ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Brrrrrr ... That simple word pretty much sums up the past few days in and around Bureau County. With the wind pushing the feels-like temperature to mi ...
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:13 pm
  • Little school in the woods

    In this article I want to talk about the Berlin Center School. This is a one-room school house where my grandpa, Irvin Sommer, went to school.
    Jan. 18, 2016 - 3:12 pm
  • The power of the ball ...

    OK, I’m probably not in the minority here. In the last few weeks, I’ve become a few dollars poorer as I hoped to be many dollars richer. We’ve all wat ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 1:16 pm
  • Caviar dreams

    Parting is such sweet sorrow. I’m pretty sure that this is the last column I’ll ever write. You see, as I write this, it’s Wednesday night and in an h ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 1:17 pm
  • School choice matters for Illinois’ families

    When it comes to K-12 education, America’s parents want more choices. In fact, almost two-thirds of ...
    Jan. 15, 2016 - 1:17 pm
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