Illinois Newspapers

Home to Chicago, one of the largest cities in the U.S., Illinois is a center of commerce, culture, and news. The Chicago Tribune is a leading newspaper, covering everything from the local music scene to city politics. Suburban and county publications further enrich Illinois' news landscape. The Aurora Beacon-News, Daily Chronicle-Delkalb County, Daisy Southtown-Chicagoland, Elgin Courier News, Kane County Chronicle, Lake County News-Sun, Morris Herald-News-Grundy County, Naperville Sun, Northwest Herald-McHenry County, Quincy Herald-Whig, and The Herald-News-Will County offer localized coverage.

These publications make Illinois' media environment one of the most comprehensive in the Land of Lincoln, serving as critical sources of information for both city dwellers and suburban communities alike.

Aurora Beacon-News

The Beacon-News is a six-day-a-week newspaper, publishing every day but Saturday. It is owned by the Chicago Tribune. First published in 1846 the Beacon-News focuses on local news, sports, community events, neighbors, politics, business and jobs, and national and international coverage. Readers can enjoy coverage of the theater, music, and events. The newspaper covers Aurora, Batavia, Elburn, Geneva, Maple Park, Montgomery, Mooseheart, North Aurora, Oswego, Plano, St. Charles, Sugar Grove and Yorkville.

Chicago Sun-Times

The Chicago Sun-Times is an American daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois. It is the flagship paper of Wrapports LLC and its Sun-Times Media Group subsidiary. The Chicago Sun-Times is the oldest continuously published daily newspaper in the city. It began in 1844 as the Chicago Evening Journal. The modern paper grew out of the 1948 merger of the Chicago Sun, founded in 1941 by Marshall Field III, and the Chicago Daily Times. The newspaper was owned by Field Enterprises, controlled by the Marshall Field family, which would acquire the afternoon Chicago Daily News in 1959 and launch WFLD television in 1966.

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune, an iconic media presence in the Windy City, offers unparalleled reporting on Chicago's politics, sports, and diverse communities. Our investigative journalism sheds light on city-wide issues while celebrating the cultural tapestry that makes Chicago unique. The Tribune is your go-to for comprehensive and compelling city coverage, from the latest Bears game to deep dives into the local economy. Discover Chicago with us and get your subscription to stay in the loop.

Daily Chronicle-Dekalb County

The Daily Chronicle, a division of Shaw Media, is the only local daily newspaper serving DeKalb County. Recognized by the Illinois Press Association for its commitment to excellence, the Daily Chronicle was named best newspaper in its division three years in a row. The Daily Chronicle is published Monday-Saturday.

Daily Southtown-Chicagoland

The Southtown Economist was founded in 1906 and published twice weekly. In 1986 the Southtown Economist was purchased by Pulitzer Publishing and the paper was renamed the Daily Southtown. In 2007 a twice-weekly neighborhood newspaper, The Star, merged into the Daily Southtown to create the SouthtownStar, the newspaper’s title until purchase by the Chicago Tribune Media Group in 2014, at which point the name was changed back to the Daily Southtown. The Daily Southtown publishes Sunday through Friday (6-day publication). A unique feature of the Daily Southtown is the Community Star, a neighborhood news section, published each Thursday and Sunday.

Elgin Courier News

The Courier-News is a three-day-a-week newspaper, publishing Sunday, Wednesday and Friday. It is owned by the Chicago Tribune. By far the oldest newspaper in northern Kane County, The Courier-News traces its roots to 1874 — nine years after the Civil War — when the Daily Bluff City started publishing in Elgin. Two years later, in 1876, the Elgin Daily News was founded . Eight years after that, in 1884, the Elgin Daily Courier was founded. Expanding up the Fox River Valley, the Copley Press bought the Elgin Courier in 1909. In 1925, Copley also bought the Elgin Daily News and combined the two Elgin papers into the Elgin Daily Courier-News. The first Courier-News edition appeared under that name on Jan. 2, 1926. Today the Elgin-Courier focuses on local news, neighbors, sports, community events, business and jobs, and includes national and international coverage as well. Readers will also enjoy the added content of Dining, Good Eating, Health & Family and Homes. The paper covers Elgin, South Elgin, Bartlett, Streamwood, East Dundee, West Dundee, Carpentersville, Algonquin, Hampshire, Huntley Burlington and Gilberts.

Kane County Chronicle

Kane County Chronicle is a daily newspaper serving Kane County, Illinois. The Chronicle distributes to central Kane County, located in the Fox Valley region of Illinois, about 40 miles west of Chicago. Samuel W. Durant established the Valley Chronicle in 1881. In 1989, B.F. Shaw Printing Company acquired the Chronicle. They were the fourth oldest continuously owned and operated family newspaper company in the nation. In 1990, the Chronicle's four semi-weekly papers, St. Charles, Geneva, Batavia, and Elburn, merged into one edition with the name changed to the Kane County Chronicle. Up until 1991, the paper had been published twice a week on Wednesday and Friday. In 1991, it began printing five days a week, Tuesday through Saturday.

Lake County News-Sun

The News-Sun has been covering the community for more than 100 years The mission today is still to provide local news first, and that means stories people care about in Waukegan and surrounding towns in Lake County. Lake County News-Sun is a 6-day-a-week publication, Monday through Friday with a combined Saturday and Sunday paper. Sections include Local News, Nation & World, Business, Local Opinion, Comics, Ask Amy, Sports and Weather.. WEEKEND, the local entertainment section, appears every Friday. The Lake County News-Sun also has an online presence for up-to-the-minute news and information. Lake County News-Sun website can be found at:

Morris Herald-News-Grundy County

Founded in 1880, the Morris Herald-News, a division of Shaw Media, is published Sunday-Friday. The Morris Herald-News is the only daily newspaper serving Grundy County. In four consecutive years from 2006-2009, the Morris Herald-News was recognized as the best daily newspaper in its division by the Illinois Press Association.

Naperville Sun

The Naperville Sun has been serving the community since July of 1935. Today The Naperville Sun is printed three days a week, Wednesday, Friday and Sunday with an emphasis on local news. WEEKEND, the local entertainment section, appears every Friday. The newspaper's website, , gives readers access to Naperville news 24/7.

Northwest Herald-McHenry County

The Northwest Herald is a daily newspaper published in Crystal Lake, Illinois that covers the areas of McHenry County and northern Kane County in the Northwest Suburbs of Chicago. The Northwest Herald is owed by Shaw Media which includes the The Herald-News, Kane County Chronicle, Daily Chronicle and Morris Herald-News.

Quincy Herald-Whig

The Quincy Newspapers, Inc. (QNI) history can be traced back to 1835, when the Bounty Land Register was one of only four newspapers in all of Illinois. Over the next century, a number of mergers followed. In 1935, the Quincy Herald-Whig emerged, and it still operates under that name today. The company moved into radio in 1947 and began television broadcasts in 1953. This is a family-owned media company that originated in the newspapers of Quincy, Illinois.

The Herald-News-Will County

The Herald-News, a division of Shaw Media, has roots in the Joliet area going back to 1877, when the Joliet News was first published. The Joliet Herald began in 1904, and the two were merged by Col. Ira C. Copley in 1915 to create The Herald-News. The Herald-News is published Sunday-Friday serving Will County.