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  • Armed robbery in Princeton

    PRINCETON — The Princeton Police Department is on the hunt for suspects involved in the Centrue Bank robbery that occurred in the afternoon hours on T ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:36 pm
  • Public divided on BV option

    Editor’s note: This is the second part in a two-part series on the Bureau Valley School Board meeting held Tuesday, May 26.
    May 29, 2015 - 3:38 pm
  • OmniArts awards more than $13,000 to local art programs

    As spring and summer art groups and festivals ramp up for the year, several arts organizations are benefiting from some extra funds. OmniArts has anno ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:28 pm
  • The senior class exits with class

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School Principal Andy Berlinski commended the classy senior class of 2015.
    May 29, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Storm debris litters ditch, field

    Pieces of a nearby shed are picked up by workers Tuesday, May 26, on Route 92 east of Ohio after a storm with some straight line winds estimated to be ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:24 pm
  • Koerner closes out Coffeehouse season

    Veteran folksinger “Spider” John Koerner wrapped up the 2014-15 season at the Princeton Coffeehouse Saturday, May 23, at Open Prairie USS. Since the l ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Heartland Bank to host Community Shred Day

    PRINCETON — Heartland Bank and Trust Co. will host a Community Shred Day from 8:30 to 11 a.m. Saturday, June 13, at its 2101 N. Main St. office in Pri ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:20 pm
  • Princeton utility employees earn safety award

    SPRINGFIELD — City of Princeton municipal utility employees were recently presented a special safety achievement award in recognition of an outstandin ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Kinzinger holds roundtable

    Congressman Adam Kinzinger (right) presented former Princeton Mayor Keith Cain a statement he submitted to the Congressional record at Princeton City ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:17 pm
  • Coroner, sheriff investigating deaths

    Bureau County Coroner Janice Wamhoff confirmed her office along with the Bureau County Sheriff’s Department are investigating three deaths, which occu ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:12 pm
  • Gran(ny) style

    BRAIDWOOD — What a game and what a finish for the St. Bede Bruins.The Bruins rode the complete game ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:43 pm
  • Summer camp guide

    Tiger basketball campPRINCETON — New Princeton High School coach Michael Fredericks will run his sum ...
    May 29, 2015 - 5:30 pm
  • Ohlson, Fredericks named at PHS

    PRINCETON — Princeton High School made two hires to its athletic department at Wednesday’s school board meeting, one a familiar face and one an old on ...
    May 29, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Four to go (for the state finals)

    CHARLESTON — Just a freshman, Bret Dannis of St. Bede Academy made his way into the IHSA 1A State finals of the 300 intermediate hurdles.
    May 29, 2015 - 4:42 pm
  • Storm follow brothers’ footsteps

    CHARLESTON – For three Bureau Valley sophomores, the surroundings at the Class 1A boys state track & field meet sure looked familiar.
    May 29, 2015 - 4:41 pm
  • Iowa Wesleyan senior shepards many awards

    Several area collegiate athletes have reaped postseason awards. Wyanet’s Samanatha Shepard needs to clear space in her trophy case for her haul.
    May 29, 2015 - 4:40 pm
  • Bruins advance to sectional finals

    BRAIDWOOD — What a game and what a finish for the St. Bede Bruins. The Bruins rode the complete-game ...
    May 29, 2015 - 9:41 am
  • Game of inches

    MORRISON — Softball has always been known as a game of inches. Those inches added up to defeat for the Hall Lady Devils in Tuesday’s Morrison 2A Secti ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:23 pm
  • Tomaszewski earns top honors in Honor Roll Meet

    EAST PEORIA —Tuesday’s Peoria Journal Star Honor Roll Meet gave area girls one last time to represent their schools this year and some area boys a fin ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:24 pm
  • Princeton USBC WBA city tournament results

    PRINCETON — The Princeton USBC WBA city tournament was held in March at Crown Lanes. There were 22 three-women teams participating. In the doubles eve ...
    May 27, 2015 - 4:14 pm
  • Darin Marciniak

    PRINCETON — Darin B. Marciniak, 36, died at home Wednesday, May 27, 2015. Darin was born June 22, 19 ...
    May 29, 2015 - 12:37 pm
  • Raymond Mabry

    PRINCETON — Raymond E. Mabry of Princeton passed away peacefully Monday morning, May 25, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Pri ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Thomas Roggy

    PRINCETON — Thomas "Tom" Arthur Roggy, 86, passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015. Tom was born on Oct. 9 ...
    May 27, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Brian Eich

    LAMOILLE — Brian G. Eich, 56, of LaMoille died Monday, May 25, 2015, at OSF St. Paul Hospital in Mendota.
    May 26, 2015 - 3:56 pm
  • Verna Kaiser

    TAMPICO — Verna Kaiser, 96, of Tampico passed away Tuesday, May 26, 2015, at CGH Medical Center in Sterling.
    May 27, 2015 - 11:58 am
  • Frances Bruyn

    LONE TREE, Iowa — Frances A. Bruyn, 68, of Lone Tree, Iowa, formerly of Monmouth, passed away at 1:42 p.m. Saturday, May 23, 2015, at her residence in ...
    May 26, 2015 - 10:28 am
  • Right Rev. Roger (Francis) Corpus

    PERU — Right Rev. Roger (Francis) Corpus, priest and retired abbot of Saint Bede Abbey, was found dead in his room at the abbey Sunday morning, May 24 ...
    May 26, 2015 - 8:48 am
  • William Pozzi Sr.

    LADD — William “Willie” Pozzi Sr., 75, of 228 N. Iowa St., Ladd, passed away Sunday, May 24, 2015, at home surrounded by his family.
    May 25, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Calvin Faber

    SUBLETTE — Calvin Glenn Faber, 85, of Sublette passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at St. Anthony Medical Center in Rockford.
    May 25, 2015 - 12:30 pm
  • Kaylan Collins

    ARLINGTON — Kaylan Wayne Collins, 32, of Arlington passed away Saturday, May 23, 2015, at his home. ...
    May 24, 2015 - 7:26 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUITyrone Wilson, 52, of Davenport, Iowa, was charged with driving under the influence and driving w ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Battery Christopher M. Williams, 27, of Spring Valley was charged with battery in the 800 block of N ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Illegal dumping John F. Gasior, 48, of Midlothian, Ill., was charged with illegal dumping in the rec ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conductMichael P. Jones, 51, of Bureau was charged with disorderly conduct in the 500 blo ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving a 17-year-old of Spring Valley and Ruth A. Pritchard, 49, ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    AccidentsA two-vehicle accident involving drivers Elizabeth Laatz, 48, of Spring Valley and Rebecca ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    City ordinance violation Angela R. Richardson, 35, of Spring Valley was charged with city ordinance ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:48 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Possession of drug paraphernaliaBlake R. Schmidt, 22, of Princeton was charged with possession of dr ...
    May 27, 2015 - 3:49 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentMarial Bahena, 60, of Spring Valley struck a deer at 3:52 p.m. May 21 on Route 6 about ...
    May 22, 2015 - 2:19 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stop Following a traffic stop, a 15-year-old boy of Spring Valley and a 16-year-old boy of P ...
    May 20, 2015 - 2:11 pm
  • Making his stamp on history

    As Illinoisans, we like to see fellow Illinoisans succeed.Throughout the years, many people with Ill ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Memorial Day ... in my eyes

    As I celebrated Memorial Day this year, it really made me think Memorial Day is not just an extra day off work or school. Memorial Day is a day to rem ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Then and now

    As much as I vowed having children wouldn’t change me, it absolutely did. July will mark 10 years of me being a parent, and sometimes I barely recogni ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:26 pm
  • Time for Open Meetings Act training

    Newly elected members of public bodies have 90 days to successfully complete electronic training on the Open Meetings Act. To better serve the public, ...
    May 26, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    I hope you had a great Memorial Day holiday. Nearly every town in the county and beyond held their own rendition of a Memorial Day service. I attended ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:53 pm
  • At the expense of our most vulnerable

    I’m writing to urge our friends and neighbors to join us in our efforts to hold the line on Medicaid funding for nursing homes. At Colonial Healthcare ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Looking for an answer

    We would like to know who takes care of Elm Lawn Cemetery. We are in the northwest corner; it is alw ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:52 pm
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legend

    The first announcement of recruiting stations to be set up in Bureau County was in May 1940. In September , males between the ages of 21 and 35 had to ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:34 pm
  • Personal integrity

    Lawmakers in the Illinois House are considering a deeply troubling piece of legislation that would compel medical personnel in Illinois to violate the ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:33 pm
  • In the middle ...

    Being raised the daughter of the town’s public defender was bound to have its consequences. I may have been the only kindergartner in the history of S ...
    May 19, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • Too much information?

    Each spring, it is a real pleasure to see corn poking out of the ground. We all can anticipate the harvest that will follow in the fall, but seeing th ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Ray recognized for membership

    DENVER, Colo. — Douglas Ray, AFM with Ray Farm Management Services in Princeton, was recognized by the American Society of Farm Managers and Rural App ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Four-H offering clay workshop

    PRINCETON — The Bureau County 4-H will offer a clay workshop from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, June 7, for children ages 8-18 at Annie’s Pots. This workshop ...
    May 29, 2015 - 1:23 pm
  • Illini Valley Realtors present awards

    OGLESBY — The Illini Valley Association of Realtors annual awards banquet was recently held at Deer Park Country Club in Oglesby. The evening opened w ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Dzierzynski is appointed IVCH center’s new director

    PERU — Kelly Dzierzynski is the new director of the Center for Physical Rehabilitation and Aquatics (CPRA) at IVCH.
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • Russell named Galesburg hospital’s human resources director

    GALESBURG — Karen Russell of Princeton has joined Galesburg Cottage Hospital as the director of human resources. Most recently, Russell served as the ...
    May 27, 2015 - 1:21 pm
  • A busy time of year ...

    Spring has sprung, and summer is right around the corner. I am about to finish my freshman year at LaMoille High School. 
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • USDA, NASS to conduct survey

    SPRINGFIELD — During the next several weeks, the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s National Agricultural Statistics Service (NASS) will conduct two maj ...
    May 22, 2015 - 12:14 pm
  • Agencies begin Homegrown By Heroes

    BLOOMINGTON — The Illinois Farm Bureau (IFB) and Illinois Department of Agriculture (IDOA) will host a first-of-its-kind statewide gathering for organ ...
    May 25, 2015 - 12:22 pm
  • TCI Manufacturing and Equipment Sales earns safety award

    SPRINGFIELD — TCI Manufacturing & Equipment Sales was recognized with a Rock Solid Safety Award at the Illinois Association of Aggregate Producers (IA ...
    May 20, 2015 - 12:26 pm
  • Meet the Plays event set for June 2 at the Princeton Public Library

    PRINCETON — In partnership with Festival 56, the Princeton Public Library will host a Meet the Plays series at 5:30 p.m. beginning Tuesday, June 2.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Quilters guild will meet June 5

    PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Friday, June 5, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St. in Princeton. Par ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Princeton Elementary will hold preschool screening June 8 and 10

    PRINCETON — Princeton Elementary will hold its preschool screening from noon to 7 p.m. Monday, June 8, and from noon to 7 p.m. Wednesday, June 10.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy birthday on Saturday, May 30, to Pastor Scott Schmidt. From your friends at Princeton Rotary.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Community Notes

    BreakfastPRINCETON — The Princeton Veterans Group will hold a pancake and sausage breakfast from 7 a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Radio Control Club meeting

    PERU — The Illinois Valley Radio Control Club will have its monthly meeting on Wednesday, June 3, at Flaherty Air Field, located three miles north of ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:53 pm
  • Zephyr Route plans trip to Hannibal

    Zephyr Route has scheduled a round trip in a day from Princeton to historic Hannibal, Mo., on Saturday, June 27.
    May 29, 2015 - 3:13 pm
  • Fly in, drive in schedule announced for 2015

    MCNABB — The fly in and drive in 2015 breakfast schedule at Hartenbower Airport, located on McNabb Road between Rout 251 and Route 89, has been releas ...
    May 29, 2015 - 2:51 pm
  • IVCIL will host annual Teen Summit

    LASALLE — The Illinois Valley Center for Independent Living (IVCIL) will host its 15th annual Teen Summit from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, June 17, a ...
    May 29, 2015 - 3:11 pm
  • Hennings will note 50th wedding anniversary

    Mr. and Mrs. Wm. P. Henning, former Princeton residents, now residing at 1015 Third Ave. N., Cordova, will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary.
    May 29, 2015 - 2:50 pm

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