There are many Southern Illinois newspapers covering Alexander, Hardin, Jackson, Johnson, Massac, Pope, Pulaski and Union Counties. Each of these newspapers offer current events, classified ads, local news, sports and even obituaries. Many of the newspapers focus on local events and activities.

One of the largest newspapers in the region is the Southern Illinoisan located in the Carbondale, IL area. Having the largest readership of any newspaper in Southern Illinois, this newspaper is a key source for news and events at Southern Illinois University, located in the same town. The Southern also has a good mix of local news and national news.

Many of the smaller towns in the area offer local papers that are published weekly or bi-weekly usually focusing on Local news and community events. These papers encourage strong local pride by covering very personal stories, usually related to a local business or person.

Daily Register
35 South Vine Street
Harrisburg, IL 62946
Phone: (618) 253-7146
Serving: Harrisburg IL, Eldorado IL, Equality IL, Herod IL, Mitchellsville IL

The Gazette-Democrat

112 Lafayette Street
Anna, IL 62906
Phone: (618) 833-2158
E-mail: [email protected]
Serving: Anna, IL, Jonesboro IL, Dongola IL, Cobden IL, Alto Pass IL

The Vienna Times

305 E. Main Street
Vienna, IL 62995
Phone: (618) 658-4321
Serving: Vienna IL, Bloomfield IL, Cypress IL, Tunnel Hill IL

The Southern Illinoisan
710 North Illinois Avenue
Carbondale, IL 62901
Phone: 1 (866) 735-5912
Email: [email protected]
Serving: Carbondale IL, Makanda IL, Carterville IL, Desoto IL, Hurst IL, Energy IL, Herrin IL

Metropolis Planet & The Southern Scene
111 East Fifth Street
Metropolis, IL 62960
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (618) 524-2141
Serving: Metropolis IL, Joppa IL, Mermet IL, Brookport IL

The Daily Republican
502 W. Jackson
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 993-2626
Email: [email protected]
Serving: Marion IL, Crab Orchard IL, Pittsburg IL, Energy IL, Pulleys Mill IL, Creal Springs IL, Goreville IL

Herrin Independent

122 S Division St
Carterville, Illinois 62966
Phone: (618) 985-6187
Serving: Herrin IL

Carterville Courier
122 S. Division St.
Carterville, IL 62966
Phone: (618) 985-6187
Email: [email protected]
Serving: Carterville IL

Benton Evening News
111 East Church Street
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 438-5611
Serving: Benton IL, Steel City IL, Buckner IL, Rend City IL, Christopher IL, North City IL

The Daily American
111 East Church Street
Benton, IL 62812
Phone: (618) 937-2850
Serving: West Frankfort IL, Plumfield IL, Freeman Spur IL, Thompsonville IL, West End IL, Zeigler IL

Duquoin Evening Call
9 North Division Street
Du Quoin, IL 62832
Phone: (618) 542-2133
Serving: Du Quoin IL, Dowell IL, Pyatts IL, Elkville IL, St. Johns IL

Pinckneyville Press
111 South Walnut Street
Pinckneyville, IL 62274
Email : [email protected]
Phone: (618) 357-6397
Serving: Pinckneyville IL, Tamaroa IL, Steeleville IL, Percy IL, Pyatts IL, Coulterville IL