SB35 (formerly SB600). Chairman Welber’s position on Senate Bill 35 is unknown.
Precinct Committeemen. Bureau County has 50 precincts. In 2010, only 13 precincts had a candidate for Republican Precinct Committeeman. No Republican ran in 37 precincts.
2008 Presidential Race. In the 2008 Presidential election, the county supported Democrat Barack Obama 52-46% over Republican John McCain.
2004 Presidential Race. In the 2004 Presidential election, the county supported Republican George W. Bush 55-45% over Democrat John Kerry.
About Bureau County. Bureau County was organized out of Putnam County in 1837. Its county seat is Princeton, Illinois.
Bureau County is named for Pierre de Beuro who around 1818, established a trading post near where Bureau Creek empties into the Illinois River.
Like so many other areas in the Midwest, this county was on a “line” of the Underground Railroad. There was a “station” at the home of Owen Lovejoy in Princeton. Learn More