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  • Dodging deer

    PRINCETON — The Illinois Department of Transportation (IDOT) and Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR) recently announced deer crashes conti ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:18 pm
  • Hall High School gets its report card

    SPRING VALLEY — The Illinois School Report Cards were released Oct. 31, and Hall High School (HHS) Superintendent Michael Struna believes the school a ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:12 pm
  • Hennepin steel mill sold

    HENNEPIN — The Hennepin Steel Mill has finally found a buyer. It’s been reported a company from Michigan named IPS Steel has purchased the mill which ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:11 pm
  • Using memories to make memories

    NEPONSET — The third- and fourth-graders of Neponset Grade School recently got a taste of what life was like in the 1800s.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • Walnut approves 2015 tax levy

    WALNUT — Walnut Village Treasurer Nita VonHolten presented a proposed tax levy for the 2015 fiscal year at the Walnut Village Board Monday night.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:02 pm
  • A real record-breaker

    PRINCETON — Bureau County residents on Tuesday got a feel for record-breaking weather for the month of November.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Survey says 92 percent plan on traveling this Thanksgiving

    When Americans hit the road this year for Thanksgiving family gatherings, 31 percent of Americans surveyed say they'll be traveling more than 500 mile ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Truck stop restaurant closes its doors

    PRINCETON — Lincoln’s Princeton Plaza located at Road Ranger north of Interstate 80 on Route 26 in Princeton has closed its doors. A closed sign was r ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:05 pm
  • Road work ahead!

    PRINCETON — Upcoming road construction projects were discussed Monday night at the Princeton City Council meeting.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:56 pm
  • Farm Bureau district caucus meeting is Dec. 4

    PRINCETON — The district caucus meeting for the purpose of nominating the directors from the districts listed below will be at 9 a.m. Dec. 4 in the Fa ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:51 pm
  • For starters, Storm, Tigresses open with wins

    PRINCETON — The 2014-15 girls basketball season kicked off for area squads at the Princeton Holiday Tournament Monday night at Prouty Gymnasium.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:35 pm
  • Better than ever

    SPRING VALLEY — Al Baldonado is jokingly known as Al Burrito around Hall High School — thanks to a substitute teacher’s misunderstanding of his last n ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:40 pm
  • 2014 All-BCR Boys Cross Country Team

    Al Baldonado, Hall (Sr.): The two-time BCR Runner of the Year capped his prep cross country career back at the stage of the IHSA State Finals. He move ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:30 pm
  • Storm-Tigers to kick off 2015 season

    The football season may just be recently over, but it’s not too soon to look ahead. The new year wil ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:28 pm
  • Hall looks to carry over football success

    SPRING VALLEY — Success is a theme among the senior class at Hall High School, and head coach Mike Filippini hopes the nine players he has on his rost ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:27 pm
  • Bruins bring back talent, hard work, dedication

    PERU — Talent isn’t everything but can sure be an asset.Some teams can get by on pure talent but the ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:26 pm
  • Happenings

    RUNNING Turkey Trot OGLESBY — The 36th annual Oglesby 3-mile Turkey Trot will be at 9 a.m. Nov. 27 b ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Chapel Hill singles play

    Egan Hicks (left) took first place in the Chapel Hill singles match play and Bill Livey was second in doubles.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Prairie Conference champs

    The Peru Catholic School eighth grade girls basketball team, the defending champions from last year, won the Prairie Conference Tournament. Team membe ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Chapel Hill doubles winners

    Fred Cartwright and John Hedrich (with trophy) took first place for doubles in the Chapel Hill match play and Bill Livey (from left) and Rick Peacock ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Seth Hawkins

    MENDOTA — Seth J. Hawkins, 87, of Mendota passed away Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, in OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:33 pm
  • Rita Wright

    PUTNAM — Rita Joan Wright, 80, of Putnam died at 6:45 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2014, at St. Margaret's Hospital in Spring Valley.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 2:27 pm
  • Donna Gillette

    ROCKFORD — Mary Donna Gillette, 68, daughter of the late Russell and Carolyn (Olson) Stroud of Buda, won her battle with cancer on Tuesday, Nov. 18, 2 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:12 pm
  • LaVerne Hardesty Jr.

    MOLINE — LaVerne N. Hardesty Jr., 57, of Moline died Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014, in Moline. Graveside se ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:06 am
  • Linda Johnson

    BLOOMINGTON — Linda Sue Johnson, 65, of Bloomington passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at her residence.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 9:50 am
  • Harold Manning

    PRINCETON — Harold E. Manning, 92, of Princeton passed away Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 8:36 am
  • Eleanor Gealow

    PRINCETON — Eleanor Gene Gealow, 88, of Princeton passed away Thursday, Oct. 23, 2014, at Liberty Village of Princeton.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:24 am
  • Raymond Johnson

    PRINCETON — Raymond W. Johnson, 72, of Princeton passed away at 4:36 p.m. Friday, Nov. 14, 2014, at Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton.
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 8:21 am
  • Richard Kirkpatrick

    GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — Richard G. "Glen" Kirkpatrick, 85, of Grand Rapids, Mich., formerly of Princeton, passed away Thursday, Nov. 6, 2014.
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:33 am
  • Doneeta Reed

    TISKILWA — Doneeta A. Reed, 51, of Tiskilwa died at 8:05 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014, at home in Tiskilwa.
    Nov. 13, 2014 - 12:06 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftDarius Trevon Cunningham, 20, of Schaumburg and Marie A. Barth, 22, of Warrenville were ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Accident A two-vehicle accident involving drivers Julian A. Molina, 21, of LaSalle and Ryan C. Diaz, ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 4:10 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Disorderly conduct Joshua J. Stanfield, 30, homeless was charged with disorderly conduct in the 1000 ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Domestic battery Corey J. Marroquin, 37, of Spring Valley was charged with domestic battery, violat ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Illinois State Police report for October

    LASALLE — Illinois State Police District 17 announced during the month of October, troopers handled 1,454 calls for service and assistance.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:09 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    DUIBrady K. Nordstrom, 25, of Tiskilwa was arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol and i ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:17 pm
  • Bookwalter sentenced to prison

    PRINCETON — A Princeton man has entered a plea of guilty in Bureau County Court to the Class 1 felony of residential burglary and the Class 4 felony o ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 10:39 am
  • Spring Valley Police

    Criminal trespass Hector R. Santiago, 28, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespass to residen ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • Princeton Police

    Retail theftTwo 16-year-old Princeton boys and a 15-year-old Spring Valley boy were charged with ret ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 1:50 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    DUI Charles E. Akin, 71, of Morris was charged with driving under the influence on U.S. Route 6 near ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:20 am
  • ‘It cannot succeed without you’

    I am very upset about the holiday spirit in this town! I haven’t seen the Salvation Army kettles and bellringers around anywhere, even though they hav ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Hunting deer hunters

    On this particular day, I’m looking through the news headlines, and I’m definitely losing my faith in my fellow man.
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 1:15 am
  • From the editor’s desk

    My still-green lawn turned a milky shade of white this past weekend, and the sidewalks and driveways were even whiter. Ugh! I’m not a fan of snow, as ...
    Nov. 17, 2014 - 1:08 pm
  • Refresher course

    One part of my job which I truly enjoy are the opportunities I have to visit area schools. Sometimes I’m there to do an interview or take a photo, whi ...
    Nov. 14, 2014 - 2:21 pm
  • Give yourself a break, moms

    I swear I am one step away from being featured on the television show, “Hoarders.” It’s not that I f ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:17 pm
  • Food Court 11-13

    How about trying some different stuffing recipes for your Thanksgiving meal or even for Christmas. It’s fun to try something different and surprise ev ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Richard Widmark: A Princeton legacy

    I don’t think I’ll ever find out all the facts about this quiet man, Richard Widmark, but sometimes the pieces of the puzzle just kind of put themselv ...
    Nov. 7, 2014 - 12:32 pm
  • ‘Five Days Left’

    Grandma was right. Darn it.Every year, when November rolled around and you longed for the holidays, ...
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Food Court 11-6

    With the weather changing, it’s time to come up with some good soup recipes to keep everybody warm to the bone.
    Nov. 5, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Bye-bye quality education

    Say goodbye to the quality of education for your children. In Illinois, it’s as endangered as the dodo bird; yes, that means barring a sudden rise of ...
    Nov. 3, 2014 - 3:57 pm
  • Longtime SV business closes doors

    SPRING VALLEY — A longtime Spring Valley business with roots dating back to 1836 has closed its doors.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:42 pm
  • IDOA awarded specialty crop grant money

    SPRINGFIELD — The Illinois Department of Agriculture has been awarded more than $650,000 through the United States Department of Agriculture’s Special ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Food service sanitation manager certification course offered

    MENDOTA — A food service sanitation manager certification course will be offered in the Illinois Room of the Mendota Civic Center, 1901 Tom Merwin Dri ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:38 pm
  • Board approves MCH’s ownership change

    MENDOTA — The Illinois Health Facilities and Services Review Board on Nov. 12 approved the Certificate of Exemption (COE) application of OSF Healthcar ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:37 pm
  • Rotary seeks volunteers for project in Chile

    Do you have a passion for teaching English to English language learners? Are you seeking a way to put your Spanish speaking skills to good use?
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 1:21 pm
  • Illinois Urologic Health Surgeons provides services at PMH

    PRINCETON — Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton is announcing that on Nov. 1, Dr. Christian Schwartz and Dr. Steve Chung with Illinois Urologic Healt ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • Amtrak adds trains for Thanksgiving

    To accommodate an expected increase in holiday passengers, Amtrak and the Illinois Department of Transportation are offering additional round trips on ...
    Nov. 18, 2014 - 4:00 pm
  • 40 under Forty Class of 2014

    On Oct. 2, the 40 Under Forty Class of 2014 was recognized during a ceremony at the Deer Park Country Club. About 140 people attended the reception. T ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:15 pm
  • Quinn honors Carus Corporation

    LASALLE — Gov. Pat Quinn is officially recognizing Carus Corporation’s achievements in energy conservation.
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:07 pm
  • Dunham Sports opens in Peru

    PERU — Dunham’s Sports will have its grand opening weekend at its newest store in Peru starting with a ribbon cutting at 9 a.m. Friday at the new 1606 ...
    Nov. 12, 2014 - 12:04 pm
  • Using memories to make memories

    NEPONSET — The third- and fourth-graders of Neponset Grade School recently got a taste of what life was like in the 1800s.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 4:04 pm
  • BVHS to destroy records

    MANLIUS — Cumulative records now in storage for the Bureau Valley High School Class of 2009 will be destroyed Nov. 30. During the 30-day period beginn ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Community Notes

    Benefit plannedKEWANEE — A benefit to help Dawn DeVenney Vervynck with expenses due to her recent di ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:46 pm
  • Annual St. Lucia Festival will be Dec. 13

    PRINCETON — A time-honored Swedish tradition continues with the annual St. Lucia Festival on Dec. 13 at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:48 pm
  • Make Someone Happy

    • Happy belated birthday to our Grandpa George. Love you, Kelsea and Kody.• Happy late birthday to G ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 3:45 pm
  • Junis-DeBates

    Lindsay Junis of Princeton and Jeff DeBates of Princeton were united in marriage by Judge James Brusatte during an outdoor ceremony Sept. 27 at Chapel ...
    Nov. 20, 2014 - 3:37 pm
  • Turkey and ham supper

    SHEFFIELD — Sheffield Methodist Church will hold a turkey and ham supper from 5 to 7 p.m. Saturday. Dinner includes turkey and ham, dressing, mashed p ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:44 pm
  • Maxwell-Elliott

    Lacey Maxwell of Chicago and Kevin Elliott of Chicago were united in marriage Aug. 16 during an outdoor ceremony at Camp Shaw in Manteno by Kyle Strom ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 12:50 pm
  • Figge hosts College Invitation art show

    DAVENPORT, Iowa — The seventh annual College Invitational opened at the Figge Art Museum Nov. 8 in the Mary Waterman Gildehaus Community Gallery.
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am
  • Circa ‘21 presents ‘White Christmas’

    ROCK ISLAND — Back by popular demand, the stage version of the holiday-film classic Irving Berlin’s “White Christmas” returns to Circa ‘21 Dinner Play ...
    Nov. 19, 2014 - 11:00 am

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