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Local Newspapers

All print and microfilm newspapers are in-library use only.

1885-1939 – microfilm (many issues missing)

Vital Records Index - birth, marriage and death notices printed in the Wheaton Illinoian from 1889 to 1893

1894-1898 – microfilm (many issues from 1897-1898 missing)

1910-1913 – microfilm

1913-1933 – microfilm (many issues from 1917 and 1929 missing)

1933-1994 – microfilm

1955-1989 – print (bound)

1989-2000 – microfilm

1995-2002 – microfilm

2000-2012 - microfilm

January 2013 - March 20, 2020 and February 11, 2022 - present - print

2009-2020 - online through Chicago News Collection

1901-2022 online (image) through Newspaper Archive (all editions)

1995-current - online (text) through Chicago News Collection (all editions)

2021-current - online (image) through Chicago News Collection (Northwest Suburbs edition only)

Last 2 months - print

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1849-1998 – online (image) through Chicago Tribune Historical Edition

1972-2009 - microfilm

1985-present – online (text) through Chicago Tribune (obituaries from 1985-1999 missing)

Last 2 months – print

Last 4 days – online (image) through PressReader

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1986-present – online (text) through Chicago News Collection

2018-present – online (image) through Chicago News Collection

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Newspaper and Obituary Databases

Chicago News Collection

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Search a wide variety of credible, vetted local and regional newspapers from throughout the Chicagoland area, including the Chicago Sun-Times, Daily Herald, Naperville Sun, and more.

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Chicago Sun-Times via NewsBank

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Read today's newspaper or recent issues by selecting the Image format and browsing by date. Search current and archived issues from 1986 to the present.

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Chicago Tribune

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Comprehensive coverage from 1985 to the present. Search top news stories, local issues, obituaries, pop culture, and more. Note obituaries from 1985-1999 are missing.

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