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  • The Perfect Storm

    MANLIUS — Chants of “Keep the Streak” echoed from the Bureau Valley student section in the waning moments of Tuesday’s TRAC-East conference ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Shut out at sectional

    EAST PEORIA — The Princeton Tigers played Monmouth-Roseville to a scoreless battle though the first 39 minutes of Tuesday’s Peoria Christian ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • Book signing celebration

    William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore (left), authors of “Collaborators for Emancipation”, sign books during an event Oct. 4 at the Lovejoy Ho ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • IVSO will welcome Casey McGrath

    LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature Casey McGrath, well-known violinist in the Chicago and its suburban area, as s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Tiskilwa gets new gas station

    TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents now have a gas station in town after an absence of one for three years.Craig Ziegler and Jodi Saletzki on Satu ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Dr. Daniel hosts Chinese doctor

    PRINCETON — Dr. Elie Daniel, podiatrist at Perry Memorial Hospital, provided an observational fellowship opportunity for Dr. Xu Lin.While co ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
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  • Princeton awards million dollar contract for sewer program

    PRINCETON — During Monday's Princeton City Council meeting, the council reviewed the bid results for the sanitary sewer program.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:50 pm
  • Payment delayed

    PRINCETON — The Princeton City Council has agreed to postpone payment to residents Dan Shaw and Irene Milligan for flood damages until further negotia ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:14 pm
  • Who will be the new Bureau County Treasurer?

    PRINCETON — Bureau County residents gathered Tuesday evening to see and hear from the two candidates running for Bureau County Treasurer at a Candidat ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • Sheriff candidates face off at BCR forum

    PRINCETON — The two candidates running for the office of Bureau County Sheriff faced off at Tuesday’s Candidates’ Forum, hosted by the Bureau County R ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:15 pm
  • New website great for visitors, locals

    PRINCETON — In July of this year Princeton’s Tourism and Marketing Director Joni Hunt collaborated with 815 Media to create and launch the city of Pri ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:10 pm
  • Combined efforts

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Park District will join other taxing bodies at a special discussion session to look at issues and interests concerning those ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Ice cream social raises $20,000

    The Presbyterian Church in Princeton raised $20,000 in proceeds from its recent ice cream social. The money was donated to the Bureau County Health an ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:08 pm
  • Stroke, osteoporosis screenings coming to Princeton

    PRINCETON — Residents living in and around the Princeton community can be screened to reduce their risk of having a stroke or bone fracture when the F ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:59 pm
  • Auction Calendar

    Oct. 25 – Joe Schaudt, two real estates (one is the former Rock Island Depot) and personal property, first sale - 9:30 a.m. 225 N. Arch St., Tiskilwa, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • High voter turnout expected

    Early voting has begun.On Monday, early voting began, and a steady turnout was seen in both early vo ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:57 pm
  • Cross country regionals at a glance:

    At St. Bede (1A) When: Girls race — 10 a.m. Boys race — 11 a.m., Saturday. Where: St. Bede Academy. ...
    Oct. 23, 2014 - 10:10 am
  • Red Devils, Tigers to close out season

    Last week, the Hall Red Devils couldn’t avoid the trap of facing a winless Kewanee team on the heels of a big win over arch-rival St. Bede, narrowly e ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • The Perfect Storm

    MANLIUS — Chants of “Keep the Streak” echoed from the Bureau Valley student section in the waning moments of Tuesday’s TRAC-East conference showdown T ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Shut out at sectional

    EAST PEORIA — The Princeton Tigers played Monmouth-Roseville to a scoreless battle though the first 39 minutes of Tuesday’s Peoria Christian Class 1A ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:03 pm
  • The playoff picture

    Here’s a look at the playoff picture for the IHSA postseason football scene heading into Friday’s Week 9 games.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Lady Bruins rally to top Hall

    PERU — A memorable evening became even more so for the St. Bede Lady Bruins and their five seniors as they defeated the Hall Lady Red Devils for the s ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:38 pm
  • Lady Lions win Senior Night match

    LaMoille/Ohio made it a successful Senior Night Monday, defeating Midland 25-22, 21-25, 26-24.Senior ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Pigskin Previews (Week 9)

    Hall (6-2, 3-2) at Princeton (3-5, 2-3) Game time: 7:30 p.m. Friday, Nesti Stadium.BCR insider: See ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Senior Spotlight — Taylor Clark

    Name: Taylor Clark. Nickname: Tay, TClark. School: Princeton High School. Date/place of birth: Aug. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Happenings 10-23

    Canal Connection LASALLE — The Canal Connection 10K will be held Sunday, Nov. 2, starting in LaSalle ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Eric Porter

    TISKILWA — Eric L. Porter, 61, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at his home surrounded by his family.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • James Green

    PRINCETON — M. James Green, 90, of Princeton passed away Monday, Oct. 20, 2014, at Colonial Hall Nursing Home.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 8:52 am
  • Robert Forbes

    SOUTH BEND, Ind. — Robert L. Forbes, 89, of South Bend, Ind., formerly of Dubuque, Iowa, passed away Friday, Oct. 17, 2014, at Southfield Village in S ...
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 4:27 pm
  • Wilbur Blake

    NEPONSET — Wilbur E. Blake, 89, of Neponset died at 7:50 a.m. Sunday, Oct. 19, 2014, at Kewanee Care Home.
    Oct. 21, 2014 - 1:12 pm
  • Robert Nelson

    STONE MOUNTAIN, Ga. — Robert "Bob" D. Nelson of Stone Mountain, Ga., formerly of Princeton, died Friday, Oct. 17, 2014.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 1:25 pm
  • William VanCauwenberge

    SPRING VALLEY — William J. VanCauwenberge, 87, of Spring Valley died Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at Unity Point Health-Methodist Hospital in Peoria.
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Lori Guerrini

    SPRING VALLEY — Lori Ann Guerrini, 58, of Spring Valley walked hand and hand with our Lord Jesus Christ through the gates of Heaven on Saturday, Oct. ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 10:58 am
  • Eric Porter

    TISKILWA — Eric LeRoy Porter, 61, of Tiskilwa passed away Thursday, Oct. 16, 2014, at home. Arrange ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Joan Mercer

    DIXON — Joan Joyce (nee Hamm) Mercer, 87, of Dixon, formerly of Paw Paw, passed away Monday, Oct. 13, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Center in Round Lake ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • John Regenhardt

    LAMOILLE — John (Huntz) Edward Regenhardt, 82, of LaMoille passed away Sunday, Oct. 12, 2014, at Heritage Health in Mendota.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 10:05 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Assault Andres C. Tello, 25, of LaSalle was charged with assault, reckless driving, illegal transpo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 3:00 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illegal consumptionNathan E. Pennell, 18, of Spring Valley was charged with illegal consumption of a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:43 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsJason L. Erdmier, 35, of Rock Falls and Charles W. Kuehl, 76, of Walnut were involved in a ...
    Oct. 20, 2014 - 4:44 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Kelly J. Milnes, 44, of Princeton was charged with domestic battery, unlawful interference with reporting domestic violence, criminal damage to proper ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 9:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic batteryKevin L. Diamond, 31, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery in the 100 ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:42 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Driving while license suspendedChad A. Whittaker, 39, of Wyoming, Ill., was arrested at 7:53 p.m. Oc ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Possession of cannabisTwo 17-year-old Ladd boys were charged with possession of cannabis and possess ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 3:41 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Crashes Glenn Douglas Brown, 64, of Carlinville and Zachary Johnathon Ortega, 20, of Kewanee were in ...
    Oct. 8, 2014 - 1:00 pm
  • Bourey pleads guilty to child pornography

    PRINCETON — A LaSalle man has entered a guilty plea in Bureau County Court to the Class 2 felony of child pornography.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 4:34 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrest Jeremy P. Cooley, 26, of Spring Valley was arrested in the 100 block of Elm Street at ...
    Oct. 6, 2014 - 2:45 pm
  • 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
  • Tiskilwa gets new gas station

    TISKILWA — Tiskilwa residents now have a gas station in town after an absence of one for three years.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Dr. Daniel hosts Chinese doctor

    PRINCETON — Dr. Elie Daniel, podiatrist at Perry Memorial Hospital, provided an observational fellowship opportunity for Dr. Xu Lin.
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:22 pm
  • Power Purchase Agreement signed for wind energy

    MG2 Tribal Energy (“MG2”), a partnership between the Mesa Grande Band of Mission Indians (Mesa Grande) and renewable energy company, Geronimo Energy, ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • Ag Summary

    Rainfall continued throughout the state last week and still continues to delay harvest. Isolated hail was reported in the East Southeast district. Sta ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Still a lot to do ...

    It’s my favorite time of year — the days starting to become shorter, temperatures falling, and Mother Nature is giving us one last celebration of colo ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Cloverbud program starts Tuesday

    The University of Illinois Extension invites youth ages 5-7 to participate in the 4-H Cloverbud program. The 4-H Cloverbud program uses hands-on learn ...
    Oct. 17, 2014 - 7:02 pm
  • Dark Star Comics opens doors

    PRINCETON — Wülf Cinq-Mars, owner of Dark Star Comics in Princeton, promises his recently opened store in Princeton offers a fun atmosphere.
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Aegis Therapies gives for a good cause

    Aegis Therapies, the therapy provider for Liberty Village of Princeton, recently gave a grant of $1,000 to a not-for-profit organization called Moment ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:53 pm
  • ‘Happy Days’ for BEST team building

    Harris Kal, the former “Happy Days” actor and owner of Harris Kal Productions, was in Princeton Monday working on team-building with employees of the ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:54 pm
  • Health department releases scores

    The Bureau/Putnam County Health Department makes routine and unannounced visits each month to various food service establishments in Bureau and Putnam ...
    Oct. 15, 2014 - 1:58 pm
  • Book signing celebration

    William F. Moore and Jane Ann Moore (left), authors of “Collaborators for Emancipation”, sign books during an event Oct. 4 at the Lovejoy Homestead lo ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:30 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    Happy birthday today, Thursday, to Phil Kaufmann. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.• Happy 91st ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:28 pm
  • Community Notes

    Fall family nightPRINCETON — St. Louis School PTO is sponsoring a Fall Family Night from 6 to 8 p.m. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:29 pm
  • IVSO will welcome Casey McGrath

    LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Symphony Orchestra will feature Casey McGrath, well-known violinist in the Chicago and its suburban area, as soloist for ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Adding to the nightmares

    PRINCETON — Nightmare on Fairgrounds Road has again transformed the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton into your darkest nightmares Fridays and Sa ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Fall luncheon

    HOLLOWAYVILLE — The Ladies Aid Society of Hollowayville United Church of Christ will be having its annual fall luncheon at noon Nov. 5 in the fellowsh ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Trunk-or-Treat at New Hope Church

    PRINCETON — The New Hope Church of Nazarene will hold its Trunk-or-Treat event from 6 to 8 p.m. Wednesday. Children ages birth to 12 are invited to co ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • World Community Day

    PRINCETON — Church Women United with host World Community Day on Nov. 7. All women are invited to a soup supper at 6 p.m. at St. Louis Harkrader Hall. ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • St. Mary’s hosts bingo night

    DEPUE — St. Mary’s Parish in DePue will host its annual feather bingo party at 4 p.m. Nov. 2 at St. Mary’s Hall. Prizes will be turkeys. Bingo will be ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm
  • Smorgasbord and bake sale

    ARLINGTON — St. Patrick Church Altar and Rosary Society will sponsor the annual smorgasbord and bake sale from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Nov. 2 in Bishop Fran ...
    Oct. 22, 2014 - 12:27 pm

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