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Chronicle NewspapersChronicle Media provides general news and information to readers throughout fourteen counties in Illinois. Our markets have a combined population of 9.2 million, spanning from Chicagoland and Rockford to Belleville and East St. Louis.

Our thirteen weekly newspapers are circulated throughout every zip code in the counties we serve, and our digital products further our audience reach with daily website and social media engagement.

Contact us today. Let our experienced advertising consultants develop a marketing strategy for your business or organization.  We can help you reach the right audience.


2016 Newspaper Competition: Northern Illinois Newspaper Association

1st Place – BEST NEWS STORY SERIES, Jean Lotus, Cook County Chronicle, Body-Parts Trade — “The story series opened strong with a look at Linda Hayes and how she has been personally affected by the trade. Each story also did a good job providing interesting information and background.”

1st Place – BEST GENERAL FEATURE, Bill Dwyer, Suburban Chronicle, When rails ruled — “There was thorough research on many levels. The story was enhanced by the period photos and the map. Although this story could have been dry, you made it human by including commuters’ reactions to having their train line shut down abruptly as well including long term financial and environmental effects.”

1st Place – BEST WEBSITE, Judy Harvey, Cook County Chronicle, Cook County Chronicle Website — “Pleasing to the eyes and packed with info.”

2nd Place – BEST DESIGN, Jack McCarthy, Suburban Chronicle, Various

2nd Place – BEST COLUMNIST, Paul Sassone, Cook County Chronicle, Paul Sassone column

3rd Place – BEST RELIGION STORY / Owen Phelps Award, Lynne Conner Winnebago Chronicle, Coping with grief

3rd Place – BEST SPORTS STORY, Jack McCarthy, Cook County Chronicle, Ex-umps share with next generation


2015 Best of the Press: Illinois Press Association

1st Place Original Column, Paul Sassone, Cook County Chronicle, Chicago

2nd Place Best Website, Judy Harvey, Steve Dunn, Cook County Chronicle, Chicago

3rd Place Government Beat Reporting, Kevin Beese, Cook County Chronicle, Chicago

3rd Place News Reporting Series, Jean Lotus, Cook County Chronicle, Chicago


2015 Newspaper Competition: Northern Illinois Newspaper Association

1st Place Best Editorial, Cook County Chronicle Editorial Board

1st Place Best Website, Chronicle Media, LLC

2nd Place Best Design, Jack McCarthy, Suburban Chronicle

3rd Place Best Columnist, Paul Sassone, Cook County Chronicle


Cook County Chronicle: serving Cook County, Illinois

DeKalb County Journal: serving DeKalb County, Illinois

DuPage County Chronicle: serving DuPage County, Illinois

Kendall Chronicle: serving Kendall County, Illinois

Lake County Chronicle: serving Lake County, Illinois

McLean Chronicle: serving McLean County, Illinois

McHenry Chronicle: serving McHenry County, Illinois

Metro East Chronicle: St. Clair and Madison counties, Illinois

Peoria County Chronicle: serving Peoria County, Illinois

Suburban Chronicle: serving Kane County, Illinois

Tazewell Chronicle: serving Tazewell County, Illinois

Winnebago Chronicle: serving Winnebago County, Illinois

Woodford Chronicle: serving Woodford County, Illinois


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Market… 9.2 Million Population


Cook 5,194,675
DeKalb 104,741
DuPage 916,924
Kane 515,269
Kendall 114,736
Lake 703,019
Madison 269,282
McHenry 308,760
McLean 169,572
Peoria 186,494
Tazewell 135,394
Winnebago 295,266
Woodford 38,664
St. Clair 270,056