Today’s post features links for Illinois Online Historic Newspapers to help your genealogy research. I’ve included both free and pay resources. Non-English and minority-focussed papers (like the Chicago Defender) are included. If you have additions to this list, please let me know here. And use the comments to let me know what state you’d like me to feature next.

Illinois Online Historic Newspapers

Illinois Online Historic Newspapers at Public Libraries:

Historic Illinois Newspapers Online at Chronicling America

    • Click here for links to 22 online Illinois newspaper titles and span dates, including the following:
      • The Cairo Bulletin.
      • The Cairo Daily Bulletin.
      •  The Cairo Evening Bulletin.
      • The Broad Ax. Chicago and SLC
      • Chicago Eagle.
      • Day Book. Chicago
      • Juliet (Joliet) Signal.
      • The Free Trader and Lasalle County Commercial Advertiser
      • The Illinois Free Trader. Ottawa, Ill.
      • The Ottawa Free Trader.
      • The Argus. Rock Island, Ill.
      • Rock Island Argus.
      • Rock Island Daily Argus.
      • The Evening Argus. Rock Island
      • The Rock Island Argus And Daily Union.
      • Union Advocate

Know of more Illinois Online Historic Newspapers? Let me know.

For more Sassy Jane posts on finding and using historic newspapers, click here.