Local News – 2/25/17

February 25th, 2017

* Princeton Public Schools Foundation Trivia night

Princeton Public Schools Foundation 9th annual Trivia night is this evening. The event will take place at A Hundred Acres Orchard in Princeton. Doors open at 6 and trivia begins at 7. The fee is $15 per person and snacks, desserts and a cash bar will be available. All proceeds will benefit Princeton Public Schools Foundation.



*Princeton Coffeehouse Presents Rod Picott

The Princeton Coffee House is set to host a musical event this evening (2/25/17). The concert will take place at Open Prairie in Princeton and will feature musician Rod Picott. Music begins at 7:30 and admission is $15.



*In reports from the Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office, 48 year old Jeffery Sitterly of Princeton pleaded guilty to retail theft. He was ordered to pay $537 in fees and court costs and was placed on court supervision for 1 year. He also served 2 days in the Bureau County jail.

39 year old John Kerr of Arlington pleaded guilty to disorderly conduct. He will pay $577 in fees and court costs and served 2 days in the Bureau County jail.

35 year old Paul Cobane of Walnut pleaded guilty to DUI. He was ordered to pay $2500 in fees and court costs and was placed on conditional discharge for 1 year.




Madigan Wants Wider Hate Crime Law – 2/25/17

February 25th, 2017

>>Madigan Wants Wider Hate Crime Law

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan is pushing to have the state’s hate crime law expanded, after hearing that there’s been a spike of incidents targeting Jews and Muslims. Leaders from two dozen advocacy groups told Madigan during a Thursday summit that they’re seeing an increase in hostility against Jews, Muslims, immigrants and members of the LGBTQ community since President Trump’s election. Madigan wants to add electronic harassment on social media to the list of actions that can be classified as a hate crime.

Trump Pledges Violence Response Again – 2/25/17

February 25th, 2017

>>Trump Pledges Violence Response Again

Once again today, Donald Trump is pointing to gun violence in Chicago as a talking point as he pledges to end the killings happening in large cities. Speaking to a conservative political gathering in Maryland, Trump referred to the seven gun deaths in Chicago Wednesday as he claimed to be working with the Justice Department to begin reducing violent crime. Thursday, Trump Tweeted a similar message, prompting Chicago Police Superintendent Eddie Johnson to point out that the city’s requests for federal help have not been answered.

Princeton Public Library Schedule – 2/24/17

February 24th, 2017

Princeton Public Library Schedule

The Princeton Public Library has released its schedule of events for the week. Monday is movie night at 6:30. On Tuesday morning the youth services story time and craft will begin at 10:30 and there will be a music jam at 6:30 on Tuesday evening. The Jr high book club will meet for game day on Wednesday at 3:45 and the chicks with sticks will meet at 6:30 on Wednesday evening.

Weekend Events at Starved Rock – 2/24/17

February 24th, 2017

Weekend Events at Starved Rock
The Starved Rock Lodge and Conference center have a weekend of events planned. Tonight (2/24/17) there will be live music at the back door lounge from 8 until 11. Tomorrow morning (2/25/17) there will be bald eagle trolley tours at 9 and 11 and the guided winter hike will begin at 11:00. On Sunday (2/26/17) the bald eagle trolley tour is at 10:30 and brunch is from 10:30 am until 2 pm. There be a guided winter hike at 11:00 and the 2017 photo contest and show begins at 11:00 as well.