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  • Beacon News -- Aurora, IL -- location is directly west of Chicago in Kane County.  The Beacon News is a good source for information pertaining to Aurora, Geneva and Batavia, Illinois and surrounding communities in Kane County.  The Beacon News is part of Copley Chicago Newspapers.
  • Chicago Sports Review --  Chicago, IL -- location is on the shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois.  The Chicago Sports Reviews covers all Chicago area professional sports teams including the Chicago Bears, Bulls, Blackhawks, Cubs, White Sox, Fire, Rush, Wolves and area college teams providing commentary, scores and stats. Updated daily.
  • Chicago Sun-Times -- Chicago, IL -- location is on the shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois.  Web version of the Sun-Times offers better navigation than the competing Chicago Tribune but still lacks the polish of other major market news sites.
  • Chicago Tribune -- (registration required) Chicago, IL -- location is on the shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois.  The Chicago Tribune is one of the most respected publications in the world, offering global news coverage and perspectives. The Tribune features metro news coverage, sports, an extensive business section, a technology section entitled Silicon Prairie and a great community section. Sports coverage includes individual sections for the Chicago Bears, Chicago Cubs, White Sox, Chicago Bulls, Blackhawks and local colleges. The Tribune also boasts an award-winning entertainment and restaurant guide in Metromix, a must vist for planning a trip to the Chicago area. The Tribune also provides probably the most extensive and well-designed classified ads section of any online news site in the United States. The site is updated throughout the day.  Updated daily.

  • Chillicothe Independent -- Chillicothe, IL -- location is in central Illinois on the Illinois River north of Peoria, IL.
  • Crain's Chicago Business -- Chicago, IL -- location is on the shore of Lake Michigan in northern Illinois.  Outstanding source for Chicago area business news and events.  Make sure to check out Crain's Top Lists for area businesses, venture capital firms and banks -- a great research tool!
  • Commercial News -- Danville, IL -- location is approximately 100 miles south of Chicago near the Indiana state line on Interstate 74.  The Commercial News offers local news about Danville and surrounding communities in Vermilion County.
  • Daily Herald -- Arlington Heights, IL -- location is in suburban Chicago.  The Daily Herald provides news coverage for the suburban Chicago counties of DuPage, Lake, McHenry and Kane as well as the Fox River Valley.
  • Dispatch -- Moline, IL -- location is in western Illinois on the Mississippi River in the Quad Cities area.  The Dispatch is part of Quad Cities Online, covering news in Moline and Rock Island, Illinois and Davenport, Bettendorf, Iowa.  Quad Cities Online offers excellent navigation and is a nicely constructed online news site for a middle market city.
  • Herald News -- Joliet, IL -- location is approximately 40 miles southwest of downtown Chicago.  Offers news on Joliet and surrounding communities in Will County Illinois.  The Herald News is part of Copley Chicago Newspapers.
  • Herald & Review -- Decatur, IL -- location is in central Illinois, approximately 35 miles east of Springfield.

  • Illinois Business Journal -- Alton, IL -- location is in west central Illinois on the Mississippi River directly northeast from St. Louis, MO. Illinois Business Journal is an independently owned monthly publication covering business news and information in southwestern Illinois, central Illinois and the St. Louis Metropolitan area. Updated monthly.
  • Journal Star -- Peoria, IL -- location is in central Illinois, approximately 120 miles southwest of Chicago. is the online version of the Peoria Journal Star, featuring news about Peoria, central Illinois and major employers in the area.
  • Lisle Sun -- Naperville, IL -- location is in the western Chicago suburbs of  Du Page County.  The Lisle Sun is part of Copley Chicago Newspapers.
  • News-Gazette -- Champaign, IL -- location is approximately 110 miles south/southwest of Chicago.  Good source for news about Champaign and the University of Illinois.
  • Northwest Herald -- Crystal Lake, IL -- location is northwest Chicago suburbs.  The Northwest Herald covers news in Lake and McHenry Counties.
  • Pantagraph -- Bloomington, IL -- location is in central Illinois approximately 35 miles east of Peoria.  The Pantagraph is a good source for news about central Illinois, Bloomington and Normal Illinois, as well as Illinois State University.
  • Quincy Herald Whig -- Quincy, IL -- location is in west-central Illinois on the Mississippi River.  Text news articles about Quincy and Adams County Illinois.
  • Rockford Register Star -- Rockford, IL -- location is in northern Illinois approximately 90 miles northwest of downtown Chicago.  The Register Star has no online news, only classified ads, real estate and job postings.  The Register Star is a Gannett owned newspaper.

  • Stark County News -- Toulon, IL -- location is north central Illinois.
  • State Journal Register -- Springfield, IL -- location is in central Illinois.  The State Journal Register covers news in Illinois State Capital, central Illinois and Sangamon County Illinois.


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