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Peru Antique Mall closing

  PERU – Their 20th anniversary would have been April 1st, but instead the Peru Antique Mall will be closing for good. Owner Jan Olson says there’s a lot of broken hearts right now, but was a deal by industrial developers she and her husband Jack couldn’t pass up. The mall ...Read more

Mentgen pleads guilty to 2019 murder

PRINCETON – The boyfriend of a woman who authorities say was the victim of a homicide in Spring Valley has pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. 38-year-old Eddie Lee Mentgen will serve at least 35 years in prison for the death of 28-year-old Marissa S. Roberts on April 5th 2019. Mentgen was ...Read more

Bureau County EMA hosts hazard meeting

PRINCETON – Bureau County’s Emergency Management Association will have a public meeting on the updates of the Natural Hazards Mitigation Plan. Today at 5 p.m. at Princeton City Hall, the Illinois Department of Natural Resources will be presenting on floodplain mapping tools online, ...Read more

Mendota student claims regional spelling bee crown

MENDOTA- A Mendota student won the regional spelling bee after mastering ‘tapioca’ and ‘enmasse’.   Jenah Sims will be moving on to the state spelling bee in Peoria on March 27th.  The Northbrook school 8th grader competed against students from LaSalle, Bureau and Putnam counties ...Read more