Bureau County is located on Interstate 80, one hour east of the Quad Cities, an hour north of Peoria, two hours southwest of Chicago and just west of the Illinois River. The county seat, Princeton, offers daily Amtrak service with four trains serving Illinois and points west. The economy has an agriculture focus. Bureau County was the leading corn producer in Illinois in 2012. Putnam County also has a heavy ag focus and also serves as a port on the Illinois River, moving grain, agriculture by-products and oil to the Gulf Of Mexico.
The Bureau County Republican is published three times a week on Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday. The BCR has the distinction of being named the best newspaper in its class, nine of the last fifteen years by the Illinois Press Association. The companion website allows the BCR to publish news on a 24/7 news cycle.
The Putnam County Record publishes weekly on Wednesday. The Record is delivered to every household in Putnam County by standard mail.
The Tonica News is a paid weekly newspaper published on Friday. The News is distributed by periodical mail.
Illinois Valley Living is a popular magazine published quarterly featuring people to meet, places to go and things to do in the Illinois Valley area. This full-color magazine is distributed to over 320 high traffic locations throughout the Illinois Valley area.
Bureau County Republican
800 Ace Rd
Princeton, IL 61356