Bureau, Illinois

In 1874 two railroads came together and the village of Bureau Junctioncommonly known as Bureau, was born . The silent rooms of an abandoned depot can still hear trains pass by.

Bureau Junction was the point where the Rock Island Line to Peoria spilt. Tracks west and south of Bureau are operated by Iowa Interstate, while tracks east to Chicago were formerly operated by CSX but currently leased to Iowa Interstate.


Welcome to Bureau Junction, Illinois

Very large image of Lake Rawson, please be patient

A Collage of pictures from Bureau Junction, Illinois

If you like to fish and/or bike, the Hennepin Canal is just south of town. Or try Hormel Ponds north of the Childrens Memorial Park.3.5 miles south of town is the Miller-Anderson Woods Nature Preserve


Bureau County

Bureau County, Illinois

Founded 1837
County  Seat -  Princeton
Largest city - Princeton
 - Total       873 sq mi (2,262 km²)
 - Land        869 sq mi (2,250 km²)
 - Water      5 sq mi (12 km²),0.54%
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5

Physical Address

Bureau County Courthouse
700 S. Main Street
Princeton, Il. 61356-2048
Phone (815)875-2014

World News

Local News

National News