How to Find Chicago Newspapers

Search Illinois Newspaper Holdings

Chicago newspapers date back to 1833, the year the city was incorporated, and they provide a rich source for family history information.

One of the best ways to locate offline newspapers, is to check the Illinois Newspaper Project website. Click the INP Database link from the top of their page to search newspaper holdings by title, city, and/or year. You can also browse the database by title or use an interactive map to locate local newspapers.

Finding Chicago Newspapers Online

Chicago Tribune

The Chicago Tribune is widely available online. If you live in the Chicago area, it's likely that you can access it through your local library's website using your library card.

If you're not in the Chicago area, you can access the Tribune through It's a subscription site, but you can access it for free by visiting an LDS Family History Center.

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