Bull Riding Highlights Day 3 Of The Bureau County Fair

Bull Riding by the Southern Extreme Bull Riding Association highlights day 3 of the Bureau County Fair in Princeton. The bull riding starts at 7 in the grandstand. Lunch In The Park, normally held at Soldiers & Sailors Park, is being moved to the fairgrounds today only from 11 to 1. The hospitality tent features musical performances from Hit & Miss duo, Double Shot duo and the Generics Goodies band. The band Forgotten Highway performs in the beer garden beginning at 9 tonight. A…

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Illinois Briefs – 8/22/14

Durbin Wants More Options For Paying Student Loans (Edwardsville, IL) -- U.S. Senator Dick Durbin says college grads should be able to refinance their student loan debt. He says many of them didn't realize what they signed up for when they took the loan out, and now they're having trouble paying the loan back. Durbin says refinancing will drop the interest rate and lower the monthly payment amount. He plans to call the measure for a vote in the second week of September. State Sets Up…

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Beach Boys Perform Tonight At The Bureau County Fair

A concert by the legendary band “The Beach Boys” highlights day 2 of the Bureau County Fair in Princeton. The mega event starts at 8 in the grandstand. It’s also “Senior Citizen Day” with admission 2-dollars for those 62 and over. Bingo is played from noon to 2:30 with refreshments provided in the hospitality tent. The hospitality tent also features musical performances from Jack Ness, Alison Coyer and The Generics. The band Forgotten Highway performs in the beer garden following…

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Illinois Briefs – 8/21/14

Rauner Making Last Ditch Effort For Term Limits (Chicago, IL) -- Time is winding down on efforts to get a term limits measure on the November ballot. GOP candidate for governor Bruce Rauner says he's taking his fight to the state's Supreme Court, hoping justices give the measure the green light by tomorrow. That's the last working day before elections officials finalize the ballot so they can get it mailed to people who are overseas or serving in the military. Rauner wants to limit lawmakers…

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159th Bureau County Fair Begins Today

The 159th annual Bureau County Fair begins today at the fairgrounds in Princeton. Gates open at noon, with the carnival starting at 5. Other attractions include a chain saw carving artist, a family magic fun show, new this year; the Galaxy Girl Aerial Thrill Show. A beer garden opens at 5 and tonight’s grandstand event is an Antique Tractor Pull beginning at 6. The highlight of the fair's five-day run is tomorrow night's grandstand concert by The Beach Boys. WZOE-AM 1490 is broadcasting…

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City of Princeton To End Yearly Spring and Fall Cleanup

The City of Princeton is doing away with yearly Spring and Fall cleanup days. Princeton City Manager Jeff Clawson says after the fall cleanup beginning October 6th, the city will begin a new program to pick-up items routinely with your regular weekly garbage pick-up. Beginning on October 20th, all eligible items will be picked up week to week with your regular garbage. No additional fees will be charged as long as the volume of garbage overall does not increase beyond regular routine garbage…

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Illinois Briefs – 8/20/14

Quinn Says Illinois Economy Is Strong (Chicago, IL) -- Governor Pat Quinn says he believes that the state's economy is strong. His Republican challenger Bruce Rauner says data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the state leads the Midwest in job losses this year. Quinn says the state's unemployment rate has dropped since he took office. Quinn says Illinois has the highest wages compared to its neighbors. Rauner says the BLS data shows Illinois has lost 42-hundred jobs since the…

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Multi-Vehicle Accident On Interstate 80 Injures Three

Three people are injured following a traffic accident on Interstate 80 near LaSalle. The accident happened just after 2 yesterday afternoon and closed down the westbound lane of I-80 for more than 2 hours. State Police say 19 year old Kayla Guenther of Ottawa struck a semi while merging onto eastbound I-80. Her car crossed over into the westbound lanes. A Spring Valley couple traveling westbound on a motorcycle tried to avoid the car and crashed into a guardrail. Guenther and the man driving…

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Illinois Briefs – 8-19-14

First Human Case Of West Nile Virus Found (Springfield, IL) -- The Illinois Department of Public Health says the first human case of West Nile Virus for this year has been reported. A woman in the Chicago area in her 70s that became ill in July. Last year there were 117 human cases of West Nile Virus, but IDPH spokeswoman Melaney Arnold says the weather has been on our side this year. She says the mosquitoes that carry don't breed as much in cooler, wetter weather. She says you should still…

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Interstate 80 Traffic Detoured After Multi-Vehicle Crash

Westbound traffic on Interstate 80 is being detoured this afternoon. District 17 State Police Master Sergeant Anthony Kestner reports they’re handling a multiple vehicle crash on Interstate 80 Westbound at mile post 79. Westbound traffic on I-80 is being rerouted at mile post 81 (south) to US Route 6 (west) to Interstate 39 (north) to Interstate 80 (west). This detour is expected to be in effect until at least 4:30 this afternoon. Further information will be released as it’s…

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The Princeton Coffeehouse will present singer-songwriter John Gorka in concert on August 23rd at 7:30 PM.  Doors open at 7:00.  Gorka, a New Jersey native, began his [...]

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