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Chicago Community Coverage

Explore and stay informed on local and state topics, people and events in areas such as business, health, education, jobs and careers, political and social issues and more. Includes the Chicago Sun-Times, Crain's Chicago Business, Daily Herald, Des Plaines Journal and other Illinois newspapers.

Chicago Sun-Times from NewsBank

Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection from 1986-Current. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.

Chicago Tribune

Full text from 1985 to the present. Includes obituaries.


Chicago Tribune 1849–1999 (Proquest Historical Newspapers)

This digitized, full text version of the newspaper includes photographs, ads and obituaries from 1849–1999.


Chicago Tribune from PressReader - Temporarily Unavailable

Read today’s Chicago Tribune in full-page format, with photographs and ads.

Daily Herald from NewsBank

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Daily Herald.

Des Plaines Journal from NewsBank

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Des Plaines Journal 2010 - current.


Heritage Hub

HeritageHub provides access to hundreds of years of obituaries and death notices from thousands of newspapers across the United States. This one-of-a-kind collection helps patrons and family historians uncover new family members and understand family relationships on a deeper level than ever before.


New York Times

Full text from 1980 to the present.

New York Times - free, unlimited access to News AT THE LIBRARY. In-library only

Unlimited access to the News on any device during your visit. Create a free account, or log in. Gain access to limited free articles, news alerts, select newsletters, podcasts and some daily games.

New York Times All Access - free, unlimited access to This includes News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter & The Athletic.

To activate your access, click on "Redeem," then log in or register. You'll have 24 hours of unlimited access to News, Games, Cooking, Wirecutter & The Athletic before you will need to reactivate your "subscription." Please note that each product requires its own app for access.

Newspaper Source

Full text from hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers.


Find historical newspaper articles from 1607 - present, births, deaths, and more. Search billions of records by location or newspaper title to help you find exactly who or what you are looking for. Includes a large collection of Illinois newspapers, including the Daily Herald. - Library Edition

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700's - 2000's - 4,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world. For researchers, historians, genealogists, teachers and students. Intro to from ProQuest



You'll find current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photographs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. This is a great way to read international news or develop your skills with another language. To create an account, click on Sign in, then Library or Group & select DP Public Library.

U.S. Major Dailies

Access to major U.S. newspapers including The New York Times, Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, Los Angeles Times and Chicago Tribune. The content is available by 8am each day and provides archives stretching as far back as 1985.

Wall Street Journal

Full text from 1984 to the present.

Wall Street Journal - Paywall-free access to

From home, enter your DPPL card number and click ‘Login’ to begin your free access. Create a account, or log in to an existing account. Please note: Your access will be available for the next 3 days. After 3 days, simply come back and click the above link again and login as an existing user with the same username and password you originally created. Four year backfile. This service does not include WSJ mobile app access nor WSJ+ content.


Washington Post

Full-text from 1987 to the present.


Washington Post - paywall free access at the library In-library only

Unlimited free access to The Washington Post website while you're in the library.


Washington Post - paywall-free access to The Washington Post outside the library

Create a free account with an email address & password, or log in to your existing account. This process must be repeated every 7 days for continued access to the Washington Post website.

Digital copies of the following local newspapers are available upon request.

Des Plaines Day

1968; 1969. (Incomplete.)

Des Plaines Journal

1964-1974; 1976-2020.

Des Plaines Suburban Times

1914; 1917-1926; 1929; 1933-1937; 1939-1941; 1944-1952; 1954-2001.