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  • Cooking up a storm

    Chef Monika Sudakov from the Chestnut Street Inn showed an audience how to cook healthy on a budget Monday, March 30, at Bureau Valley South ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Tigers top Pirates, Comets to go to 5-0

    The Princeton Tigers remained undefeated on the young season, plating two runs in the fifth inning and another in the sixth to defeat the Ot ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Red Devils ride early scoring past Storm

    MANLIUS — One big inning is sometimes all you need, and the Hall Red Devils had theirs early Monday, March 30, at Bureau Valley. They plated ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Kolb, Storm sneak away with a win over Hall

    MANLIUS — The Hall Lady Devils had their first taste of action on the diamond this season against Three Rivers Conference East rival the Bur ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Smallwood’s goal lifts Tigresses

    Freshman Lydia Smallwood’s first career goal in the 36th minute lifted the Princeton Tigresses to a 1-0 victory Monday, March 30, at Rock Is ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • Mobile: The April 21 Deadline is Fast Approaching

    M-Day…April 21. That is the day Google is waking businesses up to the mobile revolution. Mobile has been growing for years, but the p ...

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    April 1, 2015 - 1:50 pm
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  • Princeton ‘scrubs’ business district

    PRINCETON — The businesses said no to the business district. And ultimately, the Princeton City Council did too.
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • Pellegrini: We need to send a message

    SPRING VALLEY — A Spring Valley resident was denied a variance for height restrictions in the Spring Valley Land Development Code by the city council ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:45 pm
  • Schools and their finances

    Editor’s note: This is the second story in a two-part series on the Illinois State Board of Education’s statewide review of financial data for school ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • ‘Jeepers Creepers, where’d ya get those peepers?’

    Children love cute chicks, and this adorable animal has become as associated with Easter as bunnies have. Soon area children will be excitedly hunting ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Dear Soldier letter campaign drawing to a close

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    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • No K-9 injured during interstate accident

    SPRING VALLEY —  Members of the Central Illinois K-9 Search and Rescue team were in a one-vehicle accident on Monday, March 23.
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:42 pm
  • Rezin receives award for flood prevention efforts

    BLOOMINGTON — State Sen. Sue Rezin (R-Peru) has been honored by a statewide group for her work to help Illinois residents plan for and protect themsel ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Vision 20/20 presentation tonight

    PRINCETON — Tim Smith, Princeton Elementary School District superintendent, will give a Power Point presentation on Education Standards - Vision 20/20 ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:41 pm
  • Cemetery cleanup in Ohio

    OHIO — Union Cemetery in Ohio will have a cleanup day on Saturday, April 11, beginning at 8 a.m. Anyone having flowers they want to keep should remove ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Cooking up a storm

    Chef Monika Sudakov from the Chestnut Street Inn showed an audience how to cook healthy on a budget Monday, March 30, at Bureau Valley South in Buda.
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:39 pm
  • Tigers top Pirates, Comets to go to 5-0

    The Princeton Tigers remained undefeated on the young season, plating two runs in the fifth inning and another in the sixth to defeat the Ottawa Pirat ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Red Devils ride early scoring past Storm

    MANLIUS — One big inning is sometimes all you need, and the Hall Red Devils had theirs early Monday, March 30, at Bureau Valley. They plated three fir ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:23 pm
  • Kolb, Storm sneak away with a win over Hall

    MANLIUS — The Hall Lady Devils had their first taste of action on the diamond this season against Three Rivers Conference East rival the Bureau Valley ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:22 pm
  • Crusaders rally to trip Tigresses

    OTTAWA — Ottawa Marquette used a mix of small ball and long ball to top the Princeton Tigresses in nonconference softball at June Gross Field in Ottaw ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Track

    At Sterling: Princeton senior Drew Pranka placed first in the 60 HH (8.33) and second in the pole vault (11-0) for the Tigers in Tuesday’s Rosenberr ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Softball

    Amboy 13, St. Bede 2: Monday’s season opener was a rough one for the Lady Bruins against the host and 2014 state finalist Lady Clippers. Losing pitc ...
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:19 pm
  • Smallwood’s goal lifts Tigresses

    Freshman Lydia Smallwood’s first career goal in the 36th minute lifted the Princeton Tigresses to a 1-0 victory Monday, March 30, at Rock Island.
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 3:16 pm
  • SVWC officers

    New officers for the Spring Valley Walleye Club are Pete Kasperski (from left), trustee; Gary Pinter, vice president; Nick Biagioni, president; and Ma ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Senior Spotlight — Amanda Chasteen

    Name: Amanda Chasteen. School: LaMoille High School. Date/place of birth: March 28, 1997, Spring Val ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Gamble pays for local anglers

    SPRING VALLEY — The jig was up and working for the team of Joe Perez of Spring Valley and Troy Tregoning of Peru, who outlasted a field of 45 other te ...
    March 30, 2015 - 4:32 pm
  • Rodney Jackson II

    BAUXITE, Ark. — Rodney William Jackson II, 31, of Bauxite, Ark., passed away Sunday, March 29, 2015.
    NEW: April 1, 2015 - 4:09 pm
  • Leroy Lunn

    LADD — Leroy T. “Lee” Lunn, 82, of Ladd died Tuesday, March 31, 2015, at OSF St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria.
    April 1, 2015 - 1:53 pm
  • Florence Padgett

    PRINCETON — Florence O. Padgett, 96, of Princeton died at 8:20 p.m. Monday, March 30, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Prince ...
    April 1, 2015 - 11:48 am
  • William 'Bill' Moreland

    PRINCETON — William B. Moreland, 90, passed away at home Monday, March 30, 2015. Bill was born Dec. ...
    April 1, 2015 - 9:38 am
  • Barbara Fensterman

    PRINCETON — Barbara A. Fensterman, 92, of Princeton passed away Thursday, March 26, 2015, at the Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Prin ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • John Olson

    WALNUT — John W. Olson, 96, of Walnut died Monday, March 30, 2015, at Walnut Manor Nursing Home. Arr ...
    March 31, 2015 - 1:56 pm
  • William Moreland

    PRINCETON — William B. Moreland, 90, of Princeton died Monday, March 30, 2015, at home. Arrangements ...
    March 30, 2015 - 2:00 pm
  • Barbara Fensterman

    PRINCETON — Barbara Fensterman, 92, of Princeton died Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Centre in Princeton.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:59 pm
  • David Junis

    PRINCETON — David Lee Junis, 63, passed away Saturday, March 28, 2015 at Colonial HealthCare and Rehabilitation Center in Princeton.
    March 30, 2015 - 1:51 pm
  • Thomas Shea

    CARMEL, Ind. — Thomas A. Shea, age 76, passed away on Thursday, March 26, 2015, at Sunrise Living Center in Carmel, Ind., surrounded by his family.
    March 30, 2015 - 9:29 am
  • Princeton Police

    Criminal trespass to real property Justin Miller, 24, of Princeton was charged with criminal trespas ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Traffic stops Erick O. Rivera-Gutierrez, 21, of Omaha, Neb., was charged with operating a vehicle wi ...
    April 1, 2015 - 2:52 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Following too closeStephen A. Bissonette, 18, of Princeton was charged with following too closely wh ...
    March 30, 2015 - 3:21 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    DUIDouglas R. Kinkin, 45, of Ladd was charged with driving under the influence of alcohol, failure t ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:43 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Illegal consumption of alcohol Jared M. Hamalle, 20, of Peru was charged with illegal consumption of ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:44 pm
  • Illinois State Police

    Unlawful possessionRex Jones, 32, of Chicago was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis with i ...
    March 23, 2015 - 3:06 pm
  • Two LaSalle residents arrested on drug charges

    LASALLE — Eduardo S. Escatel, 29, and Rosa N. Arzola, 22, both of LaSalle, were picked up March 12 on a LaSalle County warrant for unlawful delivery o ...
    March 23, 2015 - 2:38 pm
  • Princeton Police

    Rory B. Fundell, 50, of Princeton was charged with violation of order of protection in the 400 block of South Church Street at 4:39 p.m. March 16.
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Spring Valley Police

    Driving while suspended Alexandria K. Carlson, 19, of Spring Valley was charged with driving while l ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Bureau County Sheriff

    Deer accidentsDonald R. Richards, 71, of Princeton struck a deer at 7:55 p.m. March 16 on Route 29, ...
    March 20, 2015 - 2:27 pm
  • Running myself ragged

    I’ve always hated running. It was the worst part of volleyball practices in high school, and I’ve avoided it like the plague ever since.
    April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Caught!

    So many folks, myself included, have a tendency to notice the negative aspects of life in general, and in one category especially, the rudeness of som ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • Guest commentary

    The March 20 release of the documentary film, “The Hunting Ground,” is raising controversy and questions about the safety of co-eds and cover-ups on U ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:59 pm
  • Find a good read for a good cause

    Thank you to all the fans of the Friends of the Library book sales. Through the dedication of Friends’ volunteers, and your support of our sales, the ...
    April 1, 2015 - 1:00 pm
  • ‘Show tolerance’

    In response to Tuesday’s (March 24) Letter to the Editor, “Shame, shame, shame,” by Carlo Olivero of Dalzell:
    April 1, 2015 - 1:01 pm
  • ‘Dead Wake: The Last Crossing of the Lusitania’

    It almost scared you to death.That’s what it seemed like: Heart pounding, palms sweaty, legs weak — ...
    March 1, 2015 - 11:00 am
  • Missed minutes

    Most of us use technology on a daily basis. I'm primarily speaking of cell phones now.The majority o ...
    March 31, 2015 - 4:00 pm
  • From the editor’s desk

    Last Sunday was Palm Sunday, marking the beginning of Holy Week. Throughout the week, area churches will host a variety of meaningful services for Mau ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:24 pm
  • All for the price of a stamp ...

    Since our country was founded, the U.S. Postal Service has connected friends, families, neighbors and businesses by mail. Our original mandate called ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Fiscal responsibility and elections

    The city is nearly $37 million in debt. Spending is necessary; responsible spending is supposed to be the goal. Live within your means, and don’t bor ...
    March 30, 2015 - 1:25 pm
  • Local student with big heart brings art supplies to Gateway Services

    PRINCETON — On March 3, Gateway Services and the MLA day program individuals were surprised with four boxes of art supplies from Adira Lunken, 12, fro ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:58 pm
  • Community Notes

    DAR meetingPRINCETON — The Princeton Chapter NSDAR will meet Saturday, April 11, in the community ro ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Quilters guild will meet April 9

    PRINCETON — The Covered Bridge Quilters Guild will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday April 9, at the Evangelical Covenant Church, 24 N. Main St. in Princeton. P ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Project Success will host fundraiser

    SPRING VALLEY — Project Success board members, sponsors of the Hall Township Food Pantry, will hold a flapjack fundraiser from 8 to 10 a.m. Sunday, Ap ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:57 pm
  • Walnut church hosts music program

    WALNUT — P. Diddy and the Trustees will perform at 4 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Red Oak United Methodist Church. The community is invited to come ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Easter weekend activities

    Good Friday servicesBureauThe First Congregational Church of Bureau will hold a Good Friday service ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • Divine Mercy Novena

    DALZELL — St. Thomas More Catholic Church of Dalzell will hold a Divine Mercy Novena at 6 p.m. Friday, April 3, to Sunday, April 12. Saturday services ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • St. Patrick statue blessed

    ARLINGTON — The statue of St. Patrick was recently returned to St. Patrick Church, Arlington, after being refurbished and repainted by Heritage Restor ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:56 pm
  • Easter bake sale in Cherry

    CHERRY — Holy Trinity Cherry will host an Easter bake sale from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 4, in the church hall. The bake sale will feature hom ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:55 pm
  • St. Patrick’s hosts Open Table

    SHEFFIELD — St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in Sheffield will host the free Open Table Supper from 5 to 6 p.m. Sunday, April 12, at the Sheffield United ...
    April 1, 2015 - 12:55 pm

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