Top 10 Illinois Daily Newspapers by Circulation
*Data as of July 2021.
1. The Chicago Tribune
The Chicago Tribune is a Pulitzer Prize winning paper and the flagship publication of the Chicago Tribune Media Group.
2. The Chicago Sun-Times
The Chicago Sun-Times has won eight Pulitzer Prizes and is home to such renowned journalists as political columnist Lynn Sweet, film critic Richard Roeper and sports writer Rick Telander.
3. Northwest Herald
Providing the best in local news and video for McHenry County, Illinois.
4. The State Journal-Register
The State Journal-Register covers Springfield, Illinois.
5. The Chicago Daily Herald
The Daily Herald Media Group covers news, business and entertainment in Chicago’s suburbs.
6. The Pantagraph
The Pantagraph is your #1 local news source, reaching over 84% of residents in the Bloomington-Normal marketplace.
7. The News-Gazette
Covering East Central Illinois with news, sports and everything you want to know.
8. Peoria Journal Star
The Journal Star is the major daily newspaper for Peoria, Illinois, and surrounding area.
9. The Southern Illinoisan
Southern Illinois’ multi-media information source for news, local business, prep sports, SIU Salukis, jobs, education, real estate, cars, local advertising and more.
10. Kankakee Daily Journal
Providing the best in local news and video for Kankakee, Illinois.