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Digital Access
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Home Delivery

Home Delivery
Local news, sports, opinion and more. The Bureau County Republican is published Wednesday and Saturday mornings.

Text Alerts

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Stay connected to us wherever you are! With bcralerts, get breaking news updates along with other area information sent to you as a text message to your wireless device or by e-mail.

Email Newsletters

Email Newsletters
Keep up with what's going on in your community by reading the bcrbriefs. This easy to read synopsis of today's news will be emailed directly to you Tuesday through Saturday at no charge. Sign up today!

Subscriber Services

Reference Guide

This quick reference guide will help you become better acquainted with our delivery and billing procedures and the many reader services offered.

• Subscribing
• Vacation Services
• Change of Address
• Delivery Problem
• Questions About Bill Payment
• Mail Subscription

Going On Vacation?

Be sure to call us at (815) 875-4461 and let us know ahead of time. We will be pleased to hold your papers while you are away. When you return, we will have all the papers delivered to you. When you call our office, simply ask for a Vacation Package.

We also offer NIE Vacation Donation. By donating your newspaper to the Newspapers In Education (NIE) program while on vacation, you provide area classrooms with FREE newspapers during the school year! This program allows students to use the newspaper in their classrooms for subjects such as history, math, and English. When you call the circulation department to temporarily stop your paper, tell us you would like your credit to go to the NIE program. Help us help our children’s learning opportunities.

If you do not choose either of these options, your account will automatically be credited.

Missed Delivery Service

If you have not received your carrier delivered Bureau County Republican by 7 a.m., call our Customer Service Department at:

(815) 875-4461

Monday-Friday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Delivery Times

For carrier delivered papers your newspaper should arrive at your home by 7 a.m. on Wednesday and Saturday.

Delivery Problems?

If your newspaper is ever missing, damaged or wet, please call our Customer Service Department at:

(815) 875-4461

Change Of Address

If you are moving within the area, please call us about transferring your subscription from your old address to your new address at least 3 days before moving.

Subscription Payment Options

For your convenience, we offer the following payment options:

Rates 3 months 6 months 12 months
Carrier Rates $30.00 $50.00 $90.00
Motor Route $30.00 $50.00 $90.00
Mail (In Area) $30.00 $50.00 $90.00
Mail (Out of Area) $43.50 $87.00 $174.00
Internet Edition $30.00 $50.00 $90.00

Credit Card
You can authorize the newspaper to charge your subscription to your credit card. We accept Master Card, Visa and Discover.

Mail Subscription

If you are moving outside our circulation area, or if you would like to mail the newspaper to a friend, relative, or business, please contact us about mail subscription services. Mail subscriptions are payable in advance.

Gift Subscription

The Bureau County Republican would also make a great gift for relatives or friends.

For more information, please call

(815) 875-4461

Single Copy Price: $1.50

About Your Payment

Subscribers may choose from two convenient payment methods. You may be invoiced, with options to pay us by mail, quarterly, twice a year or yearly, or you may choose convenient EZ-Pay Plan. EZ-Pay subscribers enjoy the convenience of automatic billing to their credit card or checking account. EZ-Pay will bill you monthly. We accept Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and check by phone. You may also pay in person at the customer service counter. We accept personal checks, credit cards, money orders and cash.

If you need to interrupt your service for any length of time, such as vacations, call the subscriber services number and we will stop delivery of your paper. You will not be charged for any newspapers you have asked us not to deliver.

Back Issues

Back issues of the Bureau County Republican for the previous 30-day period are available at the customer service counter. The cost of the paper is $1.50. Copies older than 30 days cost $2 when available. To have a back issue mailed, the cost is $4.

To inquire about a back issue or to have one mailed, please call:

(815) 875-4461

Newspaper In Education

Our NIE program provides a “Living Textbook” to our schools. The newspaper that you read each day is a powerful teaching tool. This “living textbook” is as fresh as each day’s news. Newspaper In Education (NIE) is a unique partnership amoung classrooms, community sponsors and the Bureau County Republican. Schools throughout Bureau County area receive the newspaper daily FREE of charge because of generous community support. The NIE program also provides teachers with curriculum ideas.

The NIE program is supported by individual and business sponsorships. For more information on sponsorship opportunities or newspaper delivery for your classroom, please call (815) 875-4461