Illinois Online Historical Newspapers

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*Some titles at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) Historical Newspapers Online are available to students and employees only, and require a login.

County & City
Name of Newspaper
Years Covered
Cost
Resource
Adams - Quincy
Illinois Bounty Land Register
1835 - 1836
Free
Quincy Public Library
Adams - Quincy Quincy Daily Herald
1853 - 1854
1858 - 1863
1865 - 1872
1874 - Feb 1875
1876 - May 1877
1878 - 1879
1881 - 1885
Free Quincy Public Library
Adams - Quincy Quincy Daily Journal  1883 - 1919 Free Quincy Public Library
Adams - Quincy
Quincy Daily Whig
Quincy Daily Whig & Republican
1850 -1909 Free Quincy Public Library
Adams - Quincy
Quincy Whig
1868 - 1876
$
GenealogyBank
 Alexander - Cairo
Cairo Bulletin
1872 - 1876
Free
Library of Congress
 Alexander - Cairo
Cairo Daily Bulletin
1870 - 1872
Free
Library of Congress
 Alexander - Cairo
Cairo Evening Bulletin
1868 - 1870
Free
Library of Congress
Champaign - Champaign The Daily Illini 1916 - 1945 Free  Illinois Digital
Newspaper Collection
 
Champaign - Urbana Urbana Daily Courier 1903 - 1935 Free  Illinois Digital
Newspaper Collection
 
Clay - Flora Flora Journal-Record 1920 - 1929 Free Illinois Digital Archives
Clay - FloraSouthern Illinois Journal1907 - 1920Free Illinois Digital Archives
Clinton - Trenton
Trenton Sun 1894
1905
1913
1926
2003 - 2004
$
Fold3
Cook - Barrington
Barrington Review
1914 - 1930
Free Barrington Area Library
Cook - Chicago
Bags and Baggage
1937 - 1943
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Black X-Press
1973$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Broad Axe
1901 - 1927
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Bulletin
1968 - 1969
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Central South Sider
1929
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Courier
1932 - 1975
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Eagle
1896 - 1913
FreeLibrary of Congress
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Examiner
1908 - 1918
Free
Chicago Public Library
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Defender
1905 - 1975
Free*
UIUC Historical Newspapers Online
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Herald
1890 - 1891
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Metro News
1973 - 1990
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Times
1854 - 1888
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago Chicago Tribune 1849 - 1876
$
Fold3
Cook - Chicago
Chicago Tribune
1849 - 1985
Free*
UIUC Historical Newspapers Online
Cook - Chicago
Chicago World
1900 - 1935
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Conservator
1882 - 1886
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago Day Book
1911 - 1917
Free
Library of Congress
Cook - Chicago Dziennik Zwiazkowy 1908 - 1917 Free Center for Research Libraries
Cook - Chicago
Illinois Sentinel
1937
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Inter Ocean
1874 - 1896
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Latin Times
1958 - 1975
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Metropolitan Post
1938 - 1939
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Noticia Mundial
1927 - 1928
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Olivet Baptist Church Herald
1936
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Pomeroy's Democrat
1869 - 1879
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Reminder
1938
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Second Ward News
1935 - 1938
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Sol de Chicago
1960$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Spokesman
1933
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Sunday Times
1869 - 1876
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Vida Latina
1952 - 1963
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Chicago
Vorbote
1874 - 1876
$
GenealogyBank
Cook - Hyde Park Hyde Park Herald 1926 - 2008 Free Hyde Park Herald
Douglas - Arthur
Arthur Graphic-Clarion
1963 - 1965
1967
1970
2003 - 2004
$
Fold3
Douglas - Arthur
Arthur Graphic-Clarion1963
1970
2003 - 2004
2006 - 2009
Free
Google News Archive
(SmallTownPapers)
Douglas - Atwood
Atwood Herald
1972 - 1980
$
Fold3
Fayette - Vandalia
Illinois Advocate
1833 - 1835
$GenealogyBank
Fayette - Vandalia
Illinois Intelligencer
1819 - 1822
$GenealogyBank
Gallatin - Shawneetown
Illinois Emigrant
1818 - 1819
$
GenealogyBank
Gallatin - Shawneetown
Illinois Gazette
1919
$
GenealogyBank
Hancock - Nauvoo
Nauvoo Expositor
1844
$
GenealogyBank
Iroquois - Clifton Advocate
1893 - 1929
1944 - 1970
1980 - 1981
2006 - 2010
$
Advocate Online Archives
Kane - Aurora
Aurora Daily Express
1882 - 1901
Free
Google News Archive
Kane - Aurora
Aurora Daily Star
1921 - 1924
1932
Free
Google News Archive
Logan - Mount Pulaski Times 1932
1941
1951
1961
1971
$
Fold3
Madison - Edwardsville
Edwardsville Spectator
1819 - 1826
$
GenealogyBank
Marion - Centralia
Centralia Sentinel
1863 - 1867
$
GenealogyBank
McHenry - Huntley Huntley Farmside 1960 - 2000 Free Digital Past
Menard - Tallula
Express
1895 - 1896
Free
Illinois Digital
Newspaper Collection

Moultrie - Arthur
Arthur Graphic-Clarion
1963 - 1965
1967
1970
2003 - 2004
$
Fold3
Moultrie - Arthur
Arthur Graphic-Clarion1963
1970
2003 - 2004
2006 - 2009
Free
Google News Archive
(SmallTownPapers)
Piatt - Atwood
Atwood Herald
1972 - 1980
$
Fold3
Rock Island - East Moline
Common Bond
1974 - 1978
$GenealogyBank
Rock Island - Rock IslandRock Island Daily Argus1886 - 1893FreeLibrary of Congress
Sangamon - Springfield
Illinois Conservator
1929
$GenealogyBank
Sangamon - Springfield
Illinois Record
1897 - 1899
$GenealogyBank
St. Clair - Belleville
Belleville News Democrat
1901 - 1923
$GenealogyBank
Winnebago - Rockford
Crusader
1952 - 1971
$
GenealogyBank
Winnebago - Rockford
Morning Star
1961 - 1963
$GenealogyBank
Winnebago - Rockford
Register Star
1988 - 2007
$GenealogyBank
Winnebago - Rockford
Register-Republic1952 - 1972
$
GenealogyBank






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