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  • What happened to the minimum wage hike?

    Just more than a year ago, the topic of the day was an increase in the Illinois minimum wage. On Feb. 5, 2014, HB 4733 was introduced to the Illinois ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • PES preparing for the letdown

    PRINCETON — At its meeting Monday, Feb. 23, the Princeton Elementary School Board approved a motion allowing Superintendent Tim Smith to contact commu ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:18 pm
  • Let Your Light Shine ...

    PRINCETON — On Sunday, March 1, Princeton residents are asked to gather on Main Street in memory of the lives lost to suicide in the area. The candlel ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 4:26 pm
  • Helping save lives

    Dawn Michel of the American Red Cross cleanses the arm of Brandon Behrens prior to him giving blood Friday, Feb. 27, at the Princeton Chamber of Comme ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • The visions of Aaron Porter

    PRINCETON — The Prairie Arts Council (PAC) will be honoring the work of artist Aaron James Porter, whose life was cut short last year by Huntington’s ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • 38 Special, Lonestar, Jo Dee Messina to headline fair lineup

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County Fair in Princeton, as part of the 160th fair, will present two concerts for the 2015 fair.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:55 pm
  • CPASA to host town hall meeting

    PRINCETON — Community Partners Against Substance Abuse (CPASA) is inviting area residents to attend and participate in a town hall meeting at 7 p.m. T ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • TRI-DENT arrests Colorado man for felony

    David A. Besser, 44, of Leadsville, Colo., was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with the intent to deliver, a Class X felony, on Interstat ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:41 pm
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    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:43 pm
  • New York men charged with cannabis possession

    Ariel D. Zapata, 24, of Jamaica, N.Y., and Dominic M. Thompson, 25, of Rochester, N.Y., were charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with the int ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:42 pm
  • Tanglers wrestle at Pontiac

    PONTIAC — The Tiger Town Tanglers put in their final tune-up for the postseason at the Pontiac Invite last weekend.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:51 pm
  • Camps don't let hearing loss keep them out of the game

    PRINCETON — Michael Camp, a Princeton High School senior, is just like any other ballplayer running down the football field or basketball court. He’s ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:52 pm
  • PCHS inducts 2015 Hall of Fame class

    GRANVILLE — It happens once a year and is twice as sweet. Putnam County High School hosted its annual Hall of Fame Class of 2015 on Friday, Feb. 13. I ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Happenings

    Tiger Town TanglersPONTIAC — The Tiger Town Tanglers put in their final tune-up for the postseason a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Turn out the lights in Bureau County

    FULTON — Last one out, turn off the lights in Bureau County. Princeton and Bureau Valley are heading to Fulton to play for the 2A regional championshi ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 10:23 am
  • Red Devils shut down Bruins, Olson

    PERU — Mike Kilmartin said the Hall Red Devils were going to be a scary sixth seed coming into the St. Bede 2A Regional. Those Red Devils have proved ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 4:25 pm
  • Tigers roar into regional finals

    FULTON – Heavy hearts and a red-hot opponent were not a good combination for the Newman boys basketball team on Wednesday night.
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 9:48 am
  • Wednesday regional update

    It will be a Princeton-Bureau Valley regional finals clash at Fulton. The Tigers, the No. 3 seed in ...
    Feb. 26, 2015 - 12:20 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio Boys Senior Night

    The senior boys and cheerleaders for the LaMoille/Ohio basketball team and their families were recently recognized at LaMoille High School for Senior ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:07 pm
  • LaMoille/Ohio Girls Senior Night

    The senior girls for the LaMoille/Ohio basketball team and their families were recently recognized at LaMoille High School for Senior Night.
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 4:05 pm
  • Jack Unholz

    PRINCETON — Jack Unholz, 71, of Princeton passed away Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at home. Services are p ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:43 pm
  • Jackson Frank

    BUDA — Jackson L. Frank passed away Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • Arthur Radake

    TAMPICO — Arthur F. Radake, 79, of Tampico died Friday, Feb. 27, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Janet Sass

    MANLIUS — Janet Elaine Sass, 78, of Manlius, formerly of Westmont, died at 4:15 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 26, 2015, at Edward Hospital in Naperville.
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • John Gordon Jr.

    NAPERVILLE — John McKinley Gordon Jr., 86, a longtime resident of Wyanet, formerly Kewanee, passed away Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Meadowbrook Manor of ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 11:41 am
  • Clyde Rosene

    PRINCETON — Clyde Rosene, 90, of Princeton died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Colonial Hall Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.
    Feb. 24, 2015 - 8:08 am
  • Larry Patnoe

    PRINCETON — Larry Eugene Patnoe, 74, passed away Friday morning, Feb. 20, 2015, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 2:15 pm
  • Harry Barron

    SHEFFIELD — Harry W. Barron of Sheffield passed away Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at his home. He was bo ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 1:31 pm
  • Mary Staples

    PRINCETON — Mary Louise Staples, 92, of Princeton passed away on Saturday, Feb. 21, 2015, at Colonial Hall Healthcare and Rehabilitation Center in Pri ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 11:02 am
  • Clyde Rosene

    PRINCETON — Clyde Rosene, 90, of Princeton died Sunday, Feb. 22, 2015, at Colonial Hall Rehab and Nursing Center in Princeton.
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 7:52 am
  • Illinois State Police

    Possession of cannabisAnthony S. Montgomery, 42, of Chicago was charged with possession of cannabis, ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Warrant arrestRaychael E. Alvarez, 21, of Anamosa, Iowa, turned herself in at the Spring Valley Poli ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    AccidentsRyan M. Demuynck, 29, of Mineral lost control of his vehicle and rolled it into the ditch a ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 2:39 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal damage to propertyPaul C. Hayden, 32, of LaSalle was charged with criminal damage to proper ...
    Feb. 25, 2015 - 2:40 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery arrestsDaniel P. McAdams, 38, of LaSalle was charged with battery in the 200 block of East S ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:27 pm
  • Owens is sentenced on heroin felony

    PRINCETON — A Princeton woman has been sentenced to serve 10 weekends in the Bureau County Jail for the Class 2 felony, unlawful delivery of a control ...
    Feb. 23, 2015 - 3:04 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentA two-vehicle accident involving Louise Robich, 93, of Spring Valley and Shirley A. Eide, 67 ...
    Feb. 20, 2015 - 2:29 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Illinois State PoliceAccidentA semi-trailer driven by Jesus J. Zigler, 35, of Summitt was involved i ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Deer accidentA vehicle driven by Anthony S. Bickett, 26, of Spring Valley struck a deer on Route 29 ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Bureau County SheriffAccidentsJohn M. Gray, 69, of Tiskilwa was involved in an accident at 4:05 p.m. ...
    Feb. 18, 2015 - 1:57 pm
  • Here we go again!

    Some lawmakers in Springfield are again trying to make government less transparent.State Rep. Joe So ...
    Feb. 27, 2015 - 1:19 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

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