Welcome to the new and improved Illinois Newspaper Project Website! Starting in 1987, this project is aimed at identifying, preserving, cataloging, and digitizing Illinois newspapers. All newspapers that are digitized are housed on our Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection which can be accessed here. To see where specific newspapers are held you can search by city or title in the Illinois Newspaper Directory (formerly known as the Illinois Newspaper Database), or use this interactive map to browse by county. Additionally, feel free to visit our blog which seeks to highlight events and stories from our collection. There, you will be able to find posts about everything from riots to train ridding dogs. We also have a twitter that you can follow in order to stay up to date on our work. Thank you for visiting and we hope that you enjoy!