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Bureau County Board
700 S. Main Street, Princeton IL

Welcome to the Bureau County Government Website!

Learn More About the 2018 Law Enforcement Referendum
Saturday, February, 24th
10-11AMFormer BCR Building Tours
Tuesday, February 27th
4-5PMJail Tour
5-6PMJail Tour
5:30PMEducational Forum,
Princeton Courthouse
Wednesday, February 28th
6:30PMEducational Forum,
Princeton Library
Saturday, March, 3rd
9-10AMJail Tour
10-11AMJail Tour
Monday, March 5th
6:30PMEducational Forum,
Sheffield - Community Center
Wednesday, March 7th
4-5PMJail Tour
6-6PMJail Tour
Thursday, March 8th
6:00PMEducational Forum,
Walnut - KONZ Restaurant
Sunday, March, 11th
9-10AMJail Tour
10-11AMJail Tour
Tuesday, March 13th
9-10AMJail Tour
10-11AMJail Tour
Thursday, March 15th
4-5PMFormer BCR Building Tours
Saturday, March, 17th
4-5PMJail Tour
5-6PMJail Tour
Tuesday, March 20th, Election Day
6:00AMPolls Open
7:00PMPolls Close

This site serves as a central hub, helping to connect visitors with the diverse collection of departments and agencies which make up our Bureau County government.

Our History

While officially founded in 1837, Bureau County traces its roots back before the birth of our nation. During this period, traders and settlers began to arrive throughout what is now North Central Illinois, finding an abundance of rich fertile prairie land. Those early years were extremely tough on our early settlers, often struggling to survive both the untamed wilderness and the dangers of the Indian Wars. Around the time our forefathers were declaring independence from the British, a French trader by the name of Pierre de Beuro established a trading post near the mouth of a creek along the Illinois River. He would eventually become the namesake for that creek, Big Bureau Creek, a small community near by, Bureau Junction, and after several decades, our county itself.

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