Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections

About the Collections

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.

There are four collections on this site:

These collections contain 151,853 issues from 129 newspapers

On this day

Daily Illini 12 December 1968

About the Collections

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections are free to search, free to browse, and free to download.

There are four collections on this site:

These collections contain 151,853 issues from 129 newspapers

Get Involved

Help Digitize Newspapers

Only a small fraction of the state’s newspaper heritage has been digitized. The cost of newspaper digitization is approximately $1 per page. A $5, $15, or $25 contribution will help us fund the cost of digitizing more newspapers for free online access. Please click the Make a Gift button and specify that your donation is supporting the History, Philosophy and Newspaper Library, which builds and maintains the Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections.

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Help with Text Correction

The newspapers in the collections are searchable because of computer-generated text that underlies the page images. This computer-generated text is far from perfect! You can help improve the accuracy of keyword searches by correcting errors. Thanks to the hard work of volunteer text-correctors, more than a million lines of text have been corrected so far. To learn more about how to help correct newspaper text, click here.

Top text correctors

1.
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265,562
2.
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225,205
3.
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206,549
4.
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126,786
5.
Judy A.
49,880

To learn more about how to help correct newspaper text, click here

Acknowledgements

The Illinois Digital Newspaper Collections is supported in part by the donors and grant agencies listed here

Adams Alexander Bond Boone Brown Bureau Calhoun Carroll Cass Champaign Christian Clark Clay Clinton Coles Cook Crawford Cumberland DeKalb De Witt Douglas DuPage Edgar Edwards Effingham Fayette Ford Franklin Fulton Gallatin Greene Grundy Hamilton Hancock Hardin Henderson Henry Iroquois Jackson Jasper Jefferson Jersey Jo Daviess Johnson Kane Kankakee Kendall Knox La Salle Lake Lawrence Lee Livingston Logan Macon Macoupin Madison Marion Marshall Mason Massac McDonough McHenry McLean Menard Mercer Monroe Montgomery Morgan Moultrie Ogle Peoria Perry Piatt Pike Pope Pulaski Putnam Randolph Richland Rock Island St. Clair Saline Sangamon Schuyler Scott Shelby Stark Stephenson Tazewell Union Vermilion Wabash Warren Washington Wayne White Whiteside Will Williamson Winnebago Woodford