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If you live in Bureau County, ultimately, it's coming out of your pocket. Maybe you might want to see the interior of the Bureau County jail and see if you think it's worth voting for a sales tax increase. That increase, if approved in the upcoming election, would fund a new facility.

Oglesby taverns are likely see a change in their operating hours. An ordinance requiring bars to close by 2am Sundays appears likely to pass the City Council Tuesday night. Bar owners in Oglesby have been quiet on the topic, according to Police Chief Jim Knoblauch.

About the time of the funeral mass for Roland Hines, Senior, Saturday, a call went out over Val-Com. The message was an official good-bye to a past Spring Valley assistant chief and police chief. Roland Hines, Senior was a member of the town's police force for twenty years including 7 years …

A Peru Parkside eighth grader is the champion speller in the Illinois Valley. Shea Rathburn won Saturday's La Salle, Marshall and Putnam County Spelling Bee at Ottawa Township High School. She receives a $50 gift certificate to Praire Fox Books, a $200 cash prize and a first place plaque. Ra…