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Welcome to Bureau County

Located between the Quad Cities and Chicago, nestled in the middle of North Central Illinois heartland, Bureau County is a hidden treasure full of a cornucopia of simple pleasures. One never knows what they may find!

Between a summer full of exciting seasonal festivities, parkside Shakespeare plays, an assortment of unique and interesting shops and everything in between, we are positive you will discover so much to love about Bureau County, our beloved home, and share experience you can only find by taking a step off the beaten path.

So, take a moment to look around and discover Bureau County for yourself. We can't wait to see you! ..More Info

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    TODAY ONLY!! 14" Thin Crust, One-Topping Family Pleaser for $15! Add a 5-pack of Breadsticks for just $2.99! See required coupon for details.

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    Sheffield IL's - Music On Main
    Mark your calendars...Music on Main in Sheffield, IL, July 19th, 5pm-12mn. Live music with Audio Drive and Cal Stage bands starts at 6pm. Great food, cold beer, wine...new events this year. Watch for more info! Admission $6.00, kids under 12 free.

    April 23rd 2014Go to status update
  • Easter Egg Hunts all over Bureau County Saturday, 19th
    The Bureau County Fair Queens present an Easter Egg Hunt at Bureau County Fairgrounds. The fifth annual Queen's Easter egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Building at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. There will be four age division for children ages 0-3, ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 10-12.

    The Village of Buda will have an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stewart Park.

    The Village of Wyanet will have an Easter Egg hunt at Bureau Valley at 11 a.m.

    All children in the Tiskilwa community between 2 years old and the third grade are invited to an Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Allen Murphy family, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reagan Middle School playground. In case of rain, the egg hunt will take place at the bus loading area.

    The Malden eighth-grade cheerleading squad will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday on the lawn area behind the school. Any child from 9 months old to the fourth grade is welcome to come. Prizes will be awarded. Everyone will find eggs and receive a goody bag. In case of rain, the egg hunt will be in the school.

    Sheffield The Lions Club and Knights of Columbus will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sheffield Homecoming Park.

    The DePue Booster Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday in the DePue School gymnasium. A bake sale will start at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The Optimist Club of Princeton will have an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Park across from the Courthouse for kids 0 - 12 years old.

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    Easter Egg Hunt this Saturday at 1:00 in the West (Homecoming) Park. Don't be late! It starts on time and is over quickly. Sponsored by the organizations of Sheffield.

    April 18th 2014Go to status update
  • Weekend Events in Bureau County - Besides a bunch of Easter Egg hunts on Saturday here are more things to do. Saturday is the last day for the Connecting Threads exhibition at The Princeton Library. Stop in and see the beautiful quilts and textiles. Stop at the library tonight at 6:30 for the program by Barn Quilts of Bureau County group. They will give a presentation of the Barn Quilts public art movement, both its history in the U.S. and its development in Bureau County.
    And it's the last night (Friday) for Fish Fries. Check out the Spring Valley Boat Club on Rt. 89 for a great meal.

    Indoor 3D Shoot - April 19th, 2014
    Big Buck Archery Indoor 3D shoot - 3rd weekend of every month at Time on the Waters Outdoor, 515 S Spalding St, Spring Valley, IL

    Of Time & Places - Sat & Sunday
    Nationally recognized artist Pam Flanders will have an exhibition " Of Time & Places" at the Prairie Arts Center in Princeton. The exhibit is free to the public and show times are from April 4-24th. 10 a.m. to noon on Wednesdays; 1-4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday. 24 Park Ave East. Call 875-2787 for more info.

    Monday night Movie - April 21st Princeton Library at 6:30 p.m. --The lives of a happy couple, deeply in love, are shattered when the protagonist is killed in a robbery. Returning as a ghost, he can neither be seen nor heard by his love (a potter-our "Connecting Threads" connection). When he discovers that his death was not an accident, he must find a way to warn his love about the danger that she is in.

    Please share our events with your friends!

    April 17th 2014Go to status update
  • Stop at The Princeton Library tonight for a program on the new Barn Quilt Tour of Bureau County at 6:30 p.m.
    April 17th 2014Go to status update
  • Easter Egg Hunts all over Bureau County Saturday, 19th
    The Bureau County Fair Queens present an Easter Egg Hunt at Bureau County Fairgrounds. The fifth annual Queen's Easter egg hunt will begin at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Allen Building at the Bureau County Fairgrounds in Princeton. There will be four age division for children ages 0-3, ages 4-6, ages 7-9 and ages 10-12.

    The Village of Buda will have an Easter Egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday at Stewart Park.

    The Village of Wyanet will have an Easter Egg hunt at Bureau Valley at 11 a.m.

    All children in the Tiskilwa community between 2 years old and the third grade are invited to an Easter egg hunt, sponsored by the Allen Murphy family, at 11 a.m. Saturday at the Reagan Middle School playground. In case of rain, the egg hunt will take place at the bus loading area.

    The Malden eighth-grade cheerleading squad will host an Easter egg hunt at 11 a.m. Saturday on the lawn area behind the school. Any child from 9 months old to the fourth grade is welcome to come. Prizes will be awarded. Everyone will find eggs and receive a goody bag. In case of rain, the egg hunt will be in the school.

    Sheffield The Lions Club and Knights of Columbus will sponsor an Easter egg hunt at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Sheffield Homecoming Park.

    The DePue Booster Club will hold its annual Easter egg hunt at 10 a.m. Saturday in the DePue School gymnasium. A bake sale will start at 9 a.m. Saturday.

    The Optimist Club of Princeton will have an Easter Egg Hunt at 10 a.m. at Soldiers & Sailors Park across from the Courthouse for kids 0 - 12 years old.

    April 17th 2014Go to status update
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    Barn Quilts of Bureau County
    Come to the Princeton Public Library on Thursday the 17th of April- this Thursday - to hear our presentation. It starts at 6:30 p.m. The address is 698 E. Peru Street in Princeton , IL. There is a coffee shop inside the building where you can get goodies. Bring your friends ! oh - and Corn Belt Energy is hanging a quilt tomorrow ! weather permitting :(

    April 14th 2014Go to status update
  • "Wild Flowers of Illinois" on April 14 at Tiskilwa's Museum on Main
    Springtime has finally arrived in Bureau County, and it's time to celebrate with a close-up look at the beautiful blooms in the hills, valleys, and gardens of Illinois.

    On Monday, April 14, at 7:00 p.m. at the Museum on Main, 110 E. Main Street, Tiskilwa, Connie Swanson of Henry will share photos, commentary, and legends during her "Wildflowers of Illinois" program. Many visitors will remember Connie as the personable "Barn Lady" who presented a program at the Museum on Main two years ago.

    Her slide presentation begins in earliest spring, when skunk cabbage begins to poke through the melting snow. The program moves through the summer months and into fall, as viewers travel through Illinois' meadows and woodlands, sand pits and prairies to enjoy the infinite variety of colors and forms in nature's best decorations. In addition, Connie will share Native American lore of medicinal uses of various plants.

    As always, the program is free and open to the public. Tiskilwa Historical Society welcomes everyone to share in a glimpse of Nature's bounty that is all around us. Following the program, the community members are invited to enjoy refreshments and social time in the museum.

    April 13th 2014Go to status update
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    Village of Sheffield, Illinois
    Want to stretch your food dollars or are you tired of eating alone come join everyone for the Open Table Supper at the Sheffield United Methodist Church, April 13th 5-6 pm. This is a free nutritious meal. Serving are the fine folks of St. Patrick's Catholic Church.

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  • Saturday fun stuff!
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    Kathy Schultz Costerisan
    Saturday April 12th events in Bureau County - please share with your friends and like our page to get all of the updates! Trivia Night- The LaMoille & Ohio Athletic Boosters will have a trivia night starting at 6 p.m. at the LaMoille Lions Club. To register call 815-866-2226. The Mineral Gold Fire dept will have a taco dinner from 4 to 8 p.m. at the Mineral Community Hall. The Spring Valley Boosters are sponsoring a Father Daughter dance from 7 to 10 p.m. at JFK School. Cost is $20 per couple. Tickets can be purchased at Heartland Bank Easter Egg Hunts - Spring Valley Easter Egg Hunt downtown Beginning at 10 a.m., sponsored by the Spring Valley Boosters and The Ohio Public Library will have an Easter Party and egg hunt at 10 a.m. in the library. Please RSVP to the librarian. April 12th, 2014 Rumble for the Kids Wrestling match -fundraiser for PES Plays. Will be held at Logan Jr. High, 302 W Central in Princeton, with doors opening at 4 p.m. and bell at 5 p.m. $10 per person. Tickets available at Princeton Insurance Group and WZOE. Come out and see Frankie Wolsfeld wrestle! St. Margaret's 10k Race & 3 Mile Fun Run/Walk 9:00 a.m. Race day registration from 7-8:30 a.m. Race begins at 415 E. 2nd Street, Spring Valley, IL. On-line registration & details are available at www.runrace.net. Registration forms may also be downloaded at www.spring-valley.il.us. Money raised will directly benefit the ongoing construction and renovations to the hospital including the Esophageal and Colon Cancer Prevention Center.

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    Small Town Circus

    April 11th 2014Go to status update

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    Save the date of May 17th for the Annual Spring Open House at Harold Steele's place. This is something you don't want to miss!

    April 10th 2014Go to status update

Z-Tour Bike Ride

This road ride provides you a chance to enjoy some of the best bike roads that northwest Illinois has to offer. The routes will feature loops that incorporate hills, rolling terrain, beautiful views of Bureau Creek with minimal traffic.

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Festival 56

Festival 56 is a professional theatre festival located in Princeton, Illinois, offering a season of ten plays and musicals each year including free, outdoor Shakespeare in the Park.

Visit Festival 56

Homestead Festival

A city-wide celebration for everyone to enjoy with an ice cream social, street dance, book sale, window displays, horse wagon rides, flea market, arts and crafts show, pork bbq, local talent showcase, parade, and beer garden.

Visit Homestead Festival