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News Sources: Chicago Area Newspapers

Chicago Area Newspapers Listed on This Page

This page presents links to online issues of newspapers as well as links to the catalog records of print and microform holdings of these and other newspapers.  For information on consulting microfilm, email

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Chicago Sun-Times
  • Chicago Daily News
  • Chicago Defender
  • Crain's Chicago Business
  • Daily Northwestern
  • Evanston Review

Historic papers from Illinois and surrounding states can be accessed via the Readex collection America's Historical Newspapers.  Other collections may be found listed on the website of the Center for Research LibrariesChronicling America , from the Library of Congress, provides a list of papers, and links to some full text.
The Chicago Collections Consortium also maintains a guide for Chicago Newspapers.

Chicago Defender

Daily Northwestern

Crain's Chicago Business

Chicago Tribune



Chicago Daily News

Chicago Reader

Chicago Sun-Times

Evanston Review