Newspapers

The following communities are listed with the names of newspapers found for that specific area and if known, the dates it was published.  If there are copies, whether original copies or on microfilm, will also be listed and where they can be found.  The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library preserves many newspapers in their facility.  Also, there is a great website to use to track newspapers for the entire Illinois state. (www.library.uiuc.edu/inp/) The Illinois Newspaper Project is research done by the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and the Chicago History Museum.  Their website can be searched by county, city, title, and/or year of publication.

Newspapers can add the "color" to your family history.

Community Name of Newspaper Years Published Repository
     
DeKalb DeKalb Daily Chronicle 1909 - 1970 Sycamore Public Library
    DeKalb Public Library
    Northern Illinois University
    Chicago History Museum
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Daily Chronicle 1970 - Present Sycamore Public Library
    DeKalb Public Library
    Northern Illinois University
    Chicago History Museum
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
The Midweek    
Earlville Earlville Gazette 1868 - 18?? Earl Township Public Library
    Chicago History Museum
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Earlville Transcript 1870's - ???? UNKNOWN
Saturday Transcript 1872 - ???? UNKNOWN
Earlville Leader 1880's - 2002 Earl Township Public Library
    Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Earlville Post 2002 - Present Earl Township Public Library
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Hinckley Hinckley Review 1870's - 1985 Hinckley Public Library District (Squaw Grove)
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
    Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
Country Courier 1991 - 2000 Hinckley Public Library District (Squaw Grove)
    Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Lee The Lee Monitor Abt 1878 - ???? Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
The Lee Gazette   Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
Leland Leland Times ???? - 1963 Somonauk Public Library District
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Leland Times 1971 - 1976 Somonauk Public Library District
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Leland Comet 1880 - 1883 UNKNOWN
Leland Express 1884 - 1895 UNKNOWN
Paw Paw Lee County Times 1882 - 1959 Paw Paw Public Library District
    Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
    Lee County Genealogical Society
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Paw Paw News 1874 - 1876 Paw Paw Public Library District
    Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
    Lee County Genealogical Society
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
The Paw Paw Times ???? UNKNOWN
East Paw Paw Clarion ???? *Represented the Seminary in Paw Paw
The Paw Paw Herald 1877 - ????  
Rochelle Rochelle Herald 1883 - 1932  
Rochelle Leader 1934 - 1994  
Rochelle News 1921 - 1994  
Rochelle Register 1865 - 1926  
Shabbona DeKalb County Express 1920's - ???? Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
Shabbona Express 1876 - 1926 Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
    Chicago History Museum
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Shabbona Record 1878 - ???? Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
Shabbona Sentinel 1970's Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum
Shabbona Chief 1905 - 1913  
Somonauk Leland Times 1940 - 1963 Somonauk Public Library District
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Leland Times 1971 - 1976 Somonauk Public Library District
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Sycamore DeKalb County News 1867 - 18?? Joiner History Room - Sycamore Library
Waterman Waterman Leader 1878 - 19?? Hinckley Public Library District (Squaw Grove)
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Waterman Free Press 1873 - 1876 Chicago History Museum
Waterman News 1917 - 1921, 1937 - 1960 Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Waterman Leader 1878 -  19?? Hinckley Public Library District (Squaw Grove)
    Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library
Waterman Enquirer 1965 UNKNOWN
Waterman Press 1962 - 1965 Shabbona Lee Rollo Historical Museum

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