Local News – 10/22/16

October 22nd, 2016

*Free Local Smoke Alarm Installation Day

The Princeton Fire Department and the American Red Cross have teamed up to provide the community with free smoke alarms. Today from 9 until 1:30 the Princeton Fire Department will be going door to door in Princeton to install free smoke alarms where needed. Due to time and the amount of area to cover, the fire department may not get to all residents in need of a smoke detector. To make an appointment to have a smoke detector installed call the Red Cross office in Princeton at 815-879-2231.


*Freedom House Fall Family Fun Fest

The Fall Family Fun Fest is today (10/22/16). The event will be sponsored by Freedom House and will take place at Soldiers and Sailors Park in Princeton from 1 until 4. The festival is a family friendly event that will include carnival games, a scavenger hunt, face painting and refreshments. It will also give the community the opportunity to learn more about Freedom House and the services they provide.


*CPASA Hidden in Plain Sight Event

CPASA is set to present the ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ event. ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ is an interactive live display to help parents recognize the signs of substance abuse or depression. The event will take place on Wednesday at the LaMoille High school from 5:30 until 8. Light dinner and childcare will be provided. The event is free and open to the public but registration is required. To register for CPASA’s ‘Hidden in Plain Sight’ presentation call 815-638-2144.


*Perry Memorial Schedule of Events

Perry Memorial Hospital in Princeton will host a senior wellness program at the Bureau County Senior Center in Princeton on Tuesday afternoon at 1:00. On Tuesday evening Perry Memorial will sponsor the “Pack the Place Pink Night” event at 5:30 at St. Louis School in Princeton. Those wearing pink to the game will have the opportunity to register for a door prize. In addition, Perry Memorial will be giving out educational materials regarding breast cancer screenings.


*Monthly Hike the Canal outing announced

The friends of the Hennepin Canal will be holding their monthly Hike the Canal outing tomorrow (10/23/16). This month’s hike is 4.9 miles long and has been named the “Indigo Bunting”.

The monthly hikes were developed as an opportunity for people to get to know the Canal better by hiking it from the Illinois River to the Mississippi in small sections. There is no fee for the hike and membership is not a requirement.

The group will meet at Bridge 45 on Sunday at 1:30.

For more information contact Ed Herrmann at 815-664-2403.


*In reports form the Bureau County State’s Attorney’s Office, 34 year old Ronald Garland of Bureau pleaded guilty to domestic battery. He was ordered to pay $1038 in fees and court costs and was placed on conditional discharge for 2 years. He will also serve 60 days in the Bureau County jail.

44 year old Chad Marshall of Spring Valley pleaded guilty to battery. He will pay $622 in fees and court costs and he received conditional discharge for 2 years.

26 year old David Miller of DePue pleaded guilty to domestic battery. He was ordered to pay $807 in fees and court costs and served 27 days in the Bureau County Jail.



Princeton Public Library Schedule – 10/21/16

October 21st, 2016

Princeton Public Library Schedule 
The Princeton Public Library has released its schedule of events for the week. Today is sewing machine cleaning day at 10 am and tomorrow morning the local author fair begins at 10. Monday is movie night at 6:30.  On Tuesday morning the youth services story time and craft will begin at 10:30. And on Thursday evening the youth services Halloween party and costume parade is at 6:30. The extreme vision paranormal presentation begins at 6:30 on Thursday evening as well.

Local Take Back Day – 10/21/16

October 21st, 2016

Local Take Back Day


National take back day is tomorrow (10/22/16). On take back day, people can turn in unused or expired medication for safe disposal. CPASA, the Princeton police department and the Bureau County Sheriff’s Office along with several other local police departments and agencies will sponsor the event locally. Tomorrow, area disposal locations will be at the Princeton Police Department from 10 am until 1pm, the Tiskilwa Fire Department from 9 am until noon and Granville Village Hall from 9 am until noon.

Deceased Female Found in a Field – 10/20/16

October 20th, 2016

Deceased Female Found in a Field

According to a report from the LaSalle County Coroner, the body of a deceased white female was found in a field on East 24th road South of Route 71 on Monday evening at approximately 7:30. LaSalle Sheriff’s investigators along with ISP crime scene investigators and the coroner’s office were called to the scene. The name of the victim has not yet been released.

Springfield Veterans Being Offered Free Dental Services – 10/20/16

October 20th, 2016

>>Springfield Veterans Being Offered Free Dental Services

Military veterans in the Springfield area are being offered free dental services tomorrow.  Springfield Dental Care will be donating its time for Veteran’s Free Dentistry Day.  Services include one free cleaning, filling or extraction.  Patients will be accepted on a first-come, first-served basis.