43rd annual Homestead Festival wraps up today

The 43rd annual Homestead Festival wraps up its 3-day run in Princeton today, featuring plenty of food and entertainment.  The day kicks off with an all you can eat pancake breakfast at the Moose Lodge until noon. Also this morning, a jazz worship service takes place at St. Matthews Lutheran Church at 10:30.  Other events today include the 34th Homestead Festival Car Show on South Main Street, a flea market at the fairgrounds, the 4th annual barbeque rib cook-off in Central Bank’s parking…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/14/14

Former Prosecutor Gets More Time To Mount Murder Defense (Quincy, IL)  --  An Adams County judge today gave former western Illinois prosecutor Curtis Lovelace three more weeks to find a way to pay for an attorney for his murder trial.  Lovelace, once a football standout at the University of Illinois, is accused of first-degree murder in the 2006 suffocation death of his wife, Cory Lovelace. Curtis Lovelace was indicted last month after police took a new look at the death that had…

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43rd annual Homestead Festival this weekend in Princeton

The 43rd annual Homestead Festival gets into full swing today and runs through Sunday in Princeton, featuring plenty of food and entertainment at Soldiers and Sailors Park on South Main Street. The food includes the Princeton Junior Women’s Club presenting a pulled pork barbecue dinner and ice cream social under the tent at the park. The Homestead Steering Committee presents Parade Grand Marshal Julie McCutchan, Princeton Junior Women’s Club baby contest winners, and the window display…

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Illinois Briefs – 9-11-14

Fracking Opponents Scam Homeowners (Johnson County, IL) -- People who are opposed to fracking are trying to pull a fast one on landowners in southern Illinois. They sent out a fake letter to Johnson County residents who've signed oil and gas leases on their property, telling them that the leases have been terminated because of health and environmental factors. The letter claimed to be from Woolsey Energy Corporation and was even written on company letterhead. Company officials weren't happy…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/9/14

Christie Headed To Springfield (Springfield, IL)  --  New Jersey Governor Chris Christie is making a pit stop in Springfield tomorrow.  He's going on behalf of the Republican Governor's Association, trying to build support for Bruce Rauner.  Rauner is in a heated race with Governor Quinn.  Christie will attend a couple of "closed door" events in the capital city.  The election is less than 60-days away. Rauner Lays Out Education Plan (Chicago, IL)  --  Bruce Rauner says he'll…

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LaSalle County multi-vehicle accident kills 1, injures 2

The investigation continues into a multi-vehicle accident this morning in LaSalle County that left one person dead and two others injured. The crash happened at around 7 am on Route 251 south of Bottom Road in Peru. Peru Police Commander Shawn Anderson says there were three vehicles involved in the accident. One victim died on the scene, another was taken to St. Francis Medical Center in Peoria, and the third victim was treated and released. Anderson says the road was shut down until noon with…

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Illinois Briefs – 9/8/14

Illinois Pensions Worst In Nation (Undated) -- Illinois' pension systems still have a 100-billion-dollar shortfall and according to Moody's credit rating agency, that's the worst in the nation. Officials say the state's three-year average liability is over 258-percent. Lawmakers came up with a plan to shore the system up but it's been held up in court. Judges could make a ruling by the end of the year but some believe the plan will be ruled unconstitutional, which means lawmakers will have…

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Saturday’s Week 2 Area High School Football

Sterling Newman 44 - Princeton…

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Fourth Clue Released in Heartland Medallion Hunt

Fourth Clue Released In Heartland Bank Medallion Hunt The 2014 Heartland Bank Great Medallion Hunt continues! The fourth clue was announced this morning by Tracy Makransky of Heartland Bank on WZOE-AM 1490: Richard Widmark, a famous actor, would be 100 this year, Princeton’s hometown boy who had a successful career. He attended Princeton Schools and played a big part, So “Back In The Day” is a good place to start. The Senior Class President is a role that he had, Richard was…

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Week 2 High School Football Results

WEEK 2 – AREA HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL FRIDAY – 9/5/14 St. Bede 56 - Bureau Valley 30 (Soph: St. Bede 16-14) Williamsville at River Valley Hall 21 – Erie–Prophetstown 20 Fulton 21 – Kewanee 12 Amboy–LaMoille 21 – Sherrard 6 Orion 26 - Morrison 20 Rockridge 42 - Riverdale 0 Johnsburg 49 – Mendota 27 Washington 36 – LaSalle–Peru 0 Aurora Marmion Academy 38 – Ottawa 7 SATURDAY – 9/6/14 Princeton at Sterling Newman (on WZOE-AM at 6:30…

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5:00 pm Portrait of a Soldier Exhibit – Princeton @ Prouty Building
Portrait of a Soldier Exhibit – … @ Prouty Building
Sep 12 @ 5:00 pm – Sep 15 @ 5:00 pm
The Portrait of a Soldier exhibit to be featured in the Prouty Building during the Homestead Festival in Princeton. A special memorial tribute to the [...]

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