Illinois Archives: 357 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

Today Illinois celebrates the 196th anniversary of its statehood—the “Prairie State” was admitted into the Union on 3 December 1818 as the 21st state. Featuring Chicago, the nation’s third largest city, Illinois is the 5th most populous state in the country.

photo of downtown Chicago, Illinois
Photo: downtown Chicago, Illinois. Credit: Adrian104; Wikimedia Commons.

If you are researching your family roots in Illinois, you will want to use GenealogyBank’s online Illinois newspaper archives: 357 titles to help you search your family history in the “Land of Lincoln,” providing coverage from 1818 to Today. There are more than 123 million newspaper articles and records in our online IL archives!

Dig deep into the online archives and search for obituaries and other news articles about your Illini ancestors in these recent and historical IL newspapers online. Our Illinois newspapers are divided into two collections: Historical Newspapers (complete paper) and Recent Obituaries (obituaries only).

Search Illinois Newspaper Archives (1818 – 2010)

Search Illinois Recent Obituaries (1985 – Current)

Here is our complete list of online Illinois newspapers in the archives. Each newspaper title in this list is an active link that will take you directly to that paper’s search page, where you can begin searching for your ancestors by surnames, dates, keywords and more. The IL newspaper titles are listed alphabetically by city.

CityTitleDate Range*Collection
Abingdon, Avon, St. AugustineArgus-Sentinel4/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AddisonAddison Press2/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AledoTimes Record3/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AlgonquinAlgonquin Countryside with News of Lake in the Hills11/23/2006 – 11/20/2008Recent Obituaries
AlgonquinAlgonquin Countryside1/9/1997 – 11/15/2006Recent Obituaries
AltonTelegraph1/1/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AntiochAntioch Review5/21/1998 – 4/14/2011Recent Obituaries
Arlington HeightsArlington Heights Post1/9/1997 – 3/10/2011Recent Obituaries
Arlington HeightsArlington Heights Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Arlington HeightsDaily Herald3/7/1995 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AugustaEagle-Scribe4/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuroraBeacon News1/1/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
AuroraBeacon News, The: Web Edition Articles3/28/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BarringtonBarrington Courier-Review2/22/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BartlettBartlett Press2/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BartlettBartlett Examiner8/10/2011 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
BataviaSun, The: Batavia9/4/2002 – 5/5/2010Recent Obituaries
BataviaBatavia Republican2/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevilleBelleville News Democrat1/2/1901 – 12/30/1922Newspaper Archives
BellevilleBelleviller Post und Zeitung1/11/1899 – 1/11/1899Newspaper Archives
BellevilleSt. Clair County Journal11/24/2004 – 8/31/2011Recent Obituaries
BellevilleBelleville News-Democrat10/17/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevilleBelleville News-Democrat: Blogs5/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BellevilleBelleville Journal10/20/2004 – 8/28/2005Recent Obituaries
BensenvilleBensenville Press3/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BentonBenton Evening News2/18/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BerkeleyBerkeley Suburban Life4/14/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BerwynBerwyn Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BloomingdaleBloomingdale Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BloomingtonPantagraph10/1/1989 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BolingbrookSun, The: Bolingbrook9/6/2002 – 3/19/2010Recent Obituaries
BolingbrookReporter2/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BraidwoodBraidwood Journal2/1/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BroadviewBroadview Suburban Life3/6/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
BrookfieldBrookfield Suburban Life2/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Buffalo GroveBuffalo Grove Countryside1/2/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Buffalo GroveBuffalo Grove Journal12/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Burr RidgeBurr Ridge Suburban Life2/20/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Burr Ridge, Darien, WillowbrookDoings4/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CambridgeCambridge Chronicle1/1/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Campton HillsCampton Hills Examiner2/1/2012 – 7/10/2013Recent Obituaries
CantonDaily Ledger10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarbondaleSouthern Illinoisan6/10/1993 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CarmiCarmi Times10/22/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Carol StreamCarol Stream Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Carol StreamCarol Stream Examiner4/6/2011 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
CarthageHancock County Journal-Pilot6/21/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Cary GroveCary Grove Countryside8/27/1998 – 3/10/2011Recent Obituaries
CentraliaCentralia Sentinel5/28/1863 – 5/23/1867Newspaper Archives
ChampaignIlliniHQ3/25/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Champaign, UrbanaNews-Gazette6/2/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Champaign, UrbanaNews-Gazette, The: Web Edition Articles2/10/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CharlestonTimes-Courier4/13/2004 – 9/24/2011Recent Obituaries
ChesterRandolph County Herald Tribune4/30/2009 – 10/27/2011Recent Obituaries
ChicagoDaily Inter Ocean2/15/1874 – 12/31/1896Newspaper Archives
ChicagoHyde Park Herald4/29/1882 – 6/23/2010Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Herald1/1/1890 – 12/31/1891Newspaper Archives
ChicagoBroad Ax6/29/1899 – 9/10/1927Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Metro News1/20/1973 – 10/6/1990Newspaper Archives
ChicagoSunday Times10/10/1869 – 12/31/1876Newspaper Archives
ChicagoPomeroy’s Democrat1/1/1876 – 2/15/1879Newspaper Archives
ChicagoLucifer, the Light-Bearer5/8/1896 – 3/4/1903Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Times11/2/1854 – 7/3/1888Newspaper Archives
ChicagoInter Ocean6/5/1879 – 4/21/1891Newspaper Archives
ChicagoVida Latina2/21/1952 – 7/21/1963Newspaper Archives
ChicagoBulletin9/11/1968 – 12/3/1969Newspaper Archives
ChicagoVorbote2/28/1874 – 12/23/1876Newspaper Archives
ChicagoMetropolitan Post9/10/1938 – 6/3/1939Newspaper Archives
ChicagoNoticia Mundial8/7/1927 – 2/12/1928Newspaper Archives
ChicagoBags and Baggage8/1/1937 – 4/1/1943Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Daily Times1/16/1855 – 5/2/1856Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago World1/27/1900 – 6/15/1935Newspaper Archives
ChicagoLiberator9/3/1905 – 4/15/1906Newspaper Archives
ChicagoSpokesman1/7/1933 – 3/18/1933Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Courier10/22/1932 – 11/15/1975Newspaper Archives
ChicagoSecond Ward News12/14/1935 – 4/2/1938Newspaper Archives
ChicagoIllinois Staats-Zeitung4/21/1898 – 4/21/1898Newspaper Archives
ChicagoConservator11/18/1882 – 12/18/1886Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicagoer Freie Presse2/6/1872 – 7/2/1896Newspaper Archives
ChicagoBlack X-Press6/30/1973 – 6/30/1973Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Post10/9/1871 – 10/9/1871Newspaper Archives
ChicagoReminder1/2/1938 – 1/2/1938Newspaper Archives
ChicagoD. A. Burgerzeitung12/30/1921 – 12/30/1921Newspaper Archives
ChicagoIllinois Sentinel11/20/1937 – 11/20/1937Newspaper Archives
ChicagoSol de Chicago3/21/1960 – 3/21/1960Newspaper Archives
ChicagoCentral South Sider7/6/1929 – 7/6/1929Newspaper Archives
ChicagoOlivet Baptist Church Herald11/29/1936 – 11/29/1936Newspaper Archives
ChicagoChicago Sun-Times: Blogs2/20/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Defender4/9/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Journal9/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoExtra3/25/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Sun-Times: Web Edition Articles3/26/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Tribune RedEye Edition10/30/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoHyde Park Herald1/6/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Crusader11/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoSkyline12/8/2005 – 12/6/2007Recent Obituaries
ChicagoDaily Southtown7/31/2004 – 11/17/2007Recent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Tribune1/1/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Sun-Times1/1/1986 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChicagoChicago Citizen11/5/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ChillicotheChillicothe Times-Bulletin11/3/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CiceroCicero Life2/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Clarendon HillsDoings4/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Clarendon HillsClarendon Hills Suburban Life3/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Coal CityCoal City Courant2/1/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
CollinsvilleCollinsville Herald10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ColumbiaClarion Journal10/20/2004 – 8/31/2011Recent Obituaries
Cook CountyBooster12/3/2007 – 1/9/2008Recent Obituaries
Crystal LakeNorthwest Herald1/1/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DanvilleCommercial-News11/6/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DarienDarien Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DeKalbDaily Chronicle8/16/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DecaturHerald & Review3/19/1990 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DeerfieldDeerfield Review1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Des PlainesEdgebrook Times Review1/16/1997 – 1/24/2008Recent Obituaries
Des PlainesDes Plaines Times12/12/1996 – 12/24/2008Recent Obituaries
Des PlainesMount Prospect Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Des PlainesDes Plaines Journal12/28/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Des PlainesRosemont Journal12/31/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DixonSauk Valley Newspapers10/13/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Downers GroveSun9/5/2002 – 2/4/2010Recent Obituaries
Downers GroveDowners Grove Reporter1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Du QuoinDu Quoin Evening Call10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
DupoCahokia-Dupo Journal10/20/2004 – 8/31/2005Recent Obituaries
East DubuqueEast Dubuque Register1/24/2003 – 7/1/2011Recent Obituaries
East MolineCommon Bond12/12/1974 – 11/16/1978Newspaper Archives
East St. LouisEast St. Louis Journal10/20/2004 – 8/17/2005Recent Obituaries
EdgewaterNews-Star11/16/2005 – 1/9/2008Recent Obituaries
EdwardsvilleEdwardsville Spectator5/29/1819 – 10/20/1826Newspaper Archives
EdwardsvilleEdwardsville Journal10/20/2004 – 10/8/2008Recent Obituaries
EdwardsvilleEdwardsville Intelligencer7/4/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EffinghamEffingham Daily News9/19/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElburnElburn Herald10/9/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElginCourier News7/4/1998 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElginCourier News: Web Edition Articles3/27/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Elk GroveElk Grove Times3/19/1998 – 1/15/2009Recent Obituaries
Elk Grove VillageElk Grove Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ElmhurstDoings4/28/2005 – 4/14/2011Recent Obituaries
ElmhurstElmhurst Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Elmwood ParkElm Leaves1/1/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EvanstonDaily Northwestern9/23/1910 – 12/4/2000Newspaper Archives
EvanstonNorthwestern1/28/1881 – 5/20/1910Newspaper Archives
EvanstonTripod1/1/1871 – 12/17/1880Newspaper Archives
EvanstonVidette1/15/1878 – 12/9/1880Newspaper Archives
EvanstonEvanston Review1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
EvanstonEvanston Now3/10/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FloraClay County Advocate-Press8/5/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Forest ViewForest View Life2/20/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Franklin ParkFranklin Park Herald-Journal1/1/1997 – 11/8/2006Recent Obituaries
Franklin ParkFranklin Park Herald-Journal with News of North Lake11/15/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
FreeportDeutscher Anzeiger9/16/1903 – 8/31/1904Newspaper Archives
FreeportJournal-Standard12/14/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GalesburgPaper1/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GalesburgRegister-Mail1/5/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GalvaGalva News12/30/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GeneseoGeneseo Republic12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GenevaGeneva Republican2/20/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GenevaKane County Chronicle12/10/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GenevaSun, The: Geneva-Elburn10/9/2002 – 12/29/2004Recent Obituaries
Glen EllynGlen Ellyn News2/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Glen EllynSun, The: Glen Ellyn12/24/2004 – 5/7/2010Recent Obituaries
GlencoeGlencoe News1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Glendale HeightsGlendale Heights Press2/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlenviewGlenview Announcements1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GlenviewGlenview Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Granite CityGranite City Press-Record10/20/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GrayslakeGrayslake Review2/13/1997 – 4/14/2011Recent Obituaries
GrayslakeLake County Suburban Life11/1/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
GurneeGurnee Review2/13/1997 – 4/14/2011Recent Obituaries
Hanover ParkHanover Park Press2/15/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hanover ParkHanover Park Examiner8/3/2011 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
Harlem, IrvingTimes11/4/2004 – 1/24/2008Recent Obituaries
HarrisburgHarrisburg Daily Register11/4/1996 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HarvardHarvard Main Line1/7/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Harwood HeightsNorridge News1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HerrinSpokesman2/24/2011 – 6/30/2011Recent Obituaries
HighlandHighland Union1/4/1867 – 9/9/1910Newspaper Archives
HighlandHighland News Leader4/3/2014 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Highland ParkHighland Park News1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HillsideWest Proviso Herald1/1/1997 – 11/8/2006Recent Obituaries
HillsideProviso Herald11/15/2006 – 3/10/2011Recent Obituaries
HillsideHillside Suburban Life2/26/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HinsdaleDoings4/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HinsdaleHinsdale Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
HodgkinsHodgkins Suburban Life4/12/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Hoffman EstatesHoffman Estates Review1/1/1998 – 12/25/2008Recent Obituaries
Homer, Lemont, LockportSun, The: Homer Township – Lockport – Lemont9/4/2002 – 4/28/2010Recent Obituaries
HuntleyFarmside3/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Indian Head ParkIndian Head Park Suburban Life2/23/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ItascaItasca Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
JacksonvilleJacksonville Journal-Courier4/17/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Jefferson Park, Portage Park, Belmont CraginTimes11/4/2004 – 1/24/2008Recent Obituaries
JolietHerald News1/2/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
KaskaskiaIllinois Intelligencer1/27/1819 – 10/14/1820Newspaper Archives
KewaneeStar-Courier10/16/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La Grange ParkLa Grange Park Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La Grange, La Grange Park, La Grange HighlandsDoings4/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
La SalleNewsTribune9/24/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake ForestLake Forester1/16/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake View, North Center, Roscoe Village, AvondaleBooster12/21/2005 – 11/7/2007Recent Obituaries
Lake VillaLake Villa Review2/13/1997 – 4/14/2011Recent Obituaries
Lake ZurichLake Zurich Courier1/16/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Lake in the HillsLake in the Hills Countryside7/10/2003 – 11/9/2006Recent Obituaries
LemontLemont Reporter Metropolitan1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LibertyvilleLibertyville Review1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnCourier1/29/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnshireLincolnshire Review6/29/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LincolnwoodLincolnwood Review1/16/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LisleSun, The: Lisle9/13/2002 – 5/7/2010Recent Obituaries
LisleLisle Reporter1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LombardLombard Spectator1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
LyonsLyons Suburban Life2/20/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MacombMacomb Journal2/4/2000 – 10/3/2009Recent Obituaries
MacombMcDonough County Voice10/9/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MarionMarion Daily Republican10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MattoonJournal Gazette4/13/2004 – 9/24/2011Recent Obituaries
Mattoon, CharlestonJG-TC9/26/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MaywoodMaywood Herald1/1/1997 – 11/8/2006Recent Obituaries
McCookMcCook Suburban Life4/5/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
McLeansboroTimes-Leader1/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Melrose ParkMelrose Park Herald1/1/1997 – 11/8/2006Recent Obituaries
Metamora, EurekaWoodford Times6/29/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Millstadt, SmithtonMillstadt-Smithton Enterprise10/24/2004 – 3/26/2008Recent Obituaries
MonmouthDaily Review Atlas10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MorrisMorris Daily Herald3/8/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MortonMorton Times-News12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Morton GroveMorton Grove Champion1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mount CarmelDaily Republican Register10/12/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Mount ProspectMount Prospect Times1/9/1997 – 12/18/2008Recent Obituaries
Mount VernonRegister-News11/13/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MundeleinMundelein Review1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
MurphysboroMurphysboro American3/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NapervilleNaperville Reporter2/27/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NapervilleNaperville Sun, The: Web Edition Articles4/8/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NapervilleNaperville Sun1/1/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NapervilleSun, The: 60504 Fox Valley10/21/2002 – 4/7/2005Recent Obituaries
NauvooNauvoo Expositor6/7/1844 – 6/7/1844Newspaper Archives
New LenoxSun, The: Lincoln-Way12/4/2002 – 3/17/2004Recent Obituaries
NewtonNewton Press Mentor7/25/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NilesBugle8/18/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NilesNiles Herald-Spectator1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NilesNiles Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
North RiversideNorth Riverside Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorthbrookNorthbrook Star1/16/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
NorthlakeNorthlake Herald-Journal1/1/1997 – 10/18/2006Recent Obituaries
Northwest ChicagoEdison-Norwood Times Review1/9/1997 – 4/14/2011Recent Obituaries
O’FallonO’Fallon Progress9/26/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
O’FallonO’Fallon Journal10/27/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak BrookOak Brook Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak BrookCountryside Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak Brook, Oakbrook TerraceDoings4/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak ParkForest Park Review1/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak ParkOak Leaves1/1/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak ParkWednesday Journal of Oak Park & River Forest12/1/2004 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oak ParkAustin Weekly News2/16/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Oakbrook TerraceOakbrook Terrace Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OlneyOlney Daily Mail10/5/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OregonOgle County Newspapers12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
OrionOrion Gazette12/17/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PalatinePalatine Countryside1/9/1997 – 1/15/2009Recent Obituaries
PalatinePalatine Journal12/30/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Park RidgePark Ridge Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Park RidgePark Ridge Herald-Advocate1/23/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PekinPekin Daily Times10/8/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PeoriaJournal Star4/1/1951 – 3/31/1953Newspaper Archives
PeoriaEast Peoria Times-Courier11/25/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PeoriaPeoria Times-Observer2/19/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PeoriaPeoria Journal Star7/15/1991 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PlainfieldSun, The: Plainfield12/13/2002 – 11/20/2009Recent Obituaries
PontiacDaily Leader3/26/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
PrincetonBureau County Republican10/2/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Prospect HeightsProspect Heights Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
QuincyQuincy Daily Whig5/3/1868 – 12/30/1876Newspaper Archives
River ForestForest Leaves1/1/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
River GroveRiver Grove Messenger1/1/1997 – 11/21/2007Recent Obituaries
RiversideRiverside Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Riverside, BrookfieldRiverside-Brookfield Landmark1/24/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rock IslandRock Island News4/29/2007 – 4/20/2008Recent Obituaries
RockfordMorning Star3/20/1888 – 1/1/1979Newspaper Archives
RockfordRegister Star1/2/1979 – 11/30/2008Newspaper Archives
RockfordRegister-Republic9/29/1930 – 12/29/1978Newspaper Archives
RockfordDaily Register-Gazette1/31/1891 – 9/27/1930Newspaper Archives
RockfordRepublic6/5/1891 – 7/12/1950Newspaper Archives
RockfordDaily Register1/6/1873 – 1/30/1891Newspaper Archives
RockfordDaily Gazette8/4/1879 – 1/30/1891Newspaper Archives
RockfordRockford Journal11/18/1871 – 12/30/1882Newspaper Archives
RockfordRockford Weekly Gazette11/22/1866 – 12/28/1887Newspaper Archives
RockfordRockford Weekly Register-Gazette2/15/1855 – 12/26/1879Newspaper Archives
RockfordCrusader9/12/1952 – 6/2/1971Newspaper Archives
RockfordRockford Register Star1/1/1999 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Rolling MeadowsRolling Meadows Review1/9/1997 – 12/11/2008Recent Obituaries
Rolling MeadowsRolling Meadows Journal10/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RomeovilleRomeoville Reporter1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RoselleRoselle Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
RosevilleRoseville Independent4/14/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Saint CharlesWinfield Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SandwichValley Free Press6/21/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SchaumburgSchaumburg Review1/16/1997 – 12/11/2008Recent Obituaries
ShawneetownIllinois Emigrant7/8/1818 – 9/18/1819Newspaper Archives
ShawneetownIllinois Gazette3/2/1822 – 12/11/1830Newspaper Archives
ShelbyvilleDaily Union12/10/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
ShorewoodShorewood Sentinel6/13/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SkokieSkokie Review1/16/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
South ElginSouth Elgin Examiner5/9/2012 – 7/3/2013Recent Obituaries
SpringfieldDaily Illinois State Journal6/16/1848 – 6/30/1950Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldDaily Illinois State Register1/2/1849 – 12/31/1922Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldIllinois Weekly State Journal11/10/1831 – 12/26/1849Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldState Capital3/28/1891 – 12/3/1892Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldIllinois State Register11/13/1840 – 12/27/1844Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldIllinois Record11/6/1897 – 4/22/1899Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldIllinois Conservator6/29/1929 – 6/29/1929Newspaper Archives
SpringfieldState Journal-Register7/3/1985 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
SpringfieldIllinois Times7/24/2003 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. CharlesSt. Charles Republican1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
St. CharlesSun, The: St. Charles-South Elgin8/20/2003 – 5/20/2009Recent Obituaries
St. CharlesSt. Charles Examiner2/1/2012 – 7/3/2013Recent Obituaries
StickneyStickney Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StreamwoodStreamwood Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
StreamwoodStreamwood Examiner9/7/2011 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
SycamoreMidweek4/3/2006 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TaylorvilleBreeze-Courier7/3/2000 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
TeutopolisTeutopolis Press5/7/2009 – 11/9/2011Recent Obituaries
Tinley ParkSouthtownStar9/1/2002 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Tinley ParkSouthtownStar: Web Edition Articles3/27/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Tinley ParkSTAR1/1/2004 – 11/11/2007Recent Obituaries
VandaliaIllinois Intelligencer12/14/1820 – 3/5/1822Newspaper Archives
VandaliaIllinois Advocate1/5/1833 – 8/5/1835Newspaper Archives
VandaliaVandalia Leader-Union1/19/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Vernon HillsVernon Hills Review1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Villa ParkVilla Park Argus1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WarrenvilleWarrenville Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WashingtonWashington Times-Reporter11/25/2009 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaucondaWauconda Courier4/15/2004 – 8/15/2008Recent Obituaries
WaukeganLake County News-Sun: Web Edition Articles3/26/2012 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WaukeganLake County News-Sun1/1/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WayneWayne Examiner8/10/2011 – 8/14/2013Recent Obituaries
WayneWayne Republican1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West ChicagoWest Chicago Press1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
West FrankfortDaily American2/14/2001 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestchesterWestchester Herald1/1/1997 – 9/13/2006Recent Obituaries
WestchesterWestchester Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Western SpringsWestern Springs Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Western Springs, Indian Head ParkDoings4/28/2005 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WestmontWestmont Progress1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WheatonWheaton Leader1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WheatonSun, The: Wheaton9/6/2002 – 8/27/2010Recent Obituaries
WheelingWheeling Countryside1/9/1997 – 1/19/2009Recent Obituaries
WheelingWheeling Journal1/12/2011 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Wicker Park, Bucktown, Ukranian VillageBooster1/11/2006 – 11/7/2007Recent Obituaries
Willow SpringsWillow Springs Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WillowbrookWillowbrook Suburban Life1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WilmetteWilmette Life1/9/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WilmingtonFree Press Advocate2/1/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WinnetkaWinnetka Talk3/20/1997 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
Wood DaleWood Dale Press8/16/2007 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WoodridgeWoodridge Reporter1/22/2008 – CurrentRecent Obituaries
WoodstockWoodstock Independent6/2/2010 – CurrentRecent Obituaries

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2 thoughts on “Illinois Archives: 357 Newspapers for Genealogy Research

  1. A resident of the Joliet area died. He had many very old phone books and possibly city directories dating back to the 1930s and 1940s. Is there someone out there whom I can contact that would want these for purposes of finding addresses or listings for past relatives?

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