The Kankakee Daily Journal

The Small family and the Daily Journal provided copyright clearance for the Kankakee Public Library to digitize the microfilm archive of the Daily Journall for the purpose of making it available via the internet to the general public free of charge.

The clearance include the dates of the microfilm collection, July 1854 through one year before the current date. The Kankakee Public Library with grant support from Community Foundation provided all costs of digitizing the archive. Olivet Nazarene University and Benner Library host the archive in the Institutional Repository, Digital Commons @ Olivet.

Thank you to the Small Family and the Daily Journall for sharing your treasure with our community.

Title changes:
  • Kankakee Gazette
  • Evening Democrat
  • Kankakee County Democrat
  • Kankakee Daily Gazette
  • Kankakee Daily Republican
  • Daily Journal
Scroll down to access scanned files from the microfilm archive. Use the search box on the left to identify issues with keywords that interest you. Then, download each issue and use the "find" tool within Adobe Acrobat in order to find the individual hits. Download Adobe Acrobat Reader for free.


Submissions from 1923


Kankakee Daily Republican (Monday, February 26, 1923), Kankakee Daily Republican


Kankakee Daily Republican (Monday, January 22, 1923), Kankakee Daily Republican


Kankakee Daily Republican (Wednesday, February 28, 1923), Kankakee Daily Republican