The Kankakee Daily Journal

In May 2019, the Small family and the Daily Journal provided copyright clearance for the Kankakee Public Library to digitize the microfilm archive of the Daily Journal for the purpose of making it available via the internet to the general public free of charge. The Kankakee Public Library used gift funds and grant support from the Community Foundation in order to digitize the Daily Journal microfilm. Olivet Nazarene University and Benner Library host the archive in their Institutional Repository, Digital Commons @ Olivet.

Copyright clearance covers July 1854 through one year before the current date. However, only the years 1854-2014 have been digitized from microfilm. As time permits, these files are manually combined into issues and added to this website.

Issues currently available online are:
  • 1923 (three issues)
  • 1930 (January - July 1-15)
  • 1937 (January 2-February, except Feb. 22-missing issue)
  • 1939 (January 3- May 20, December 20-30)
  • 1940 (January 2-4)
  • 1941 (Jan.-June, Aug.-Dec)
  • 1942 (January-February)
  • 1956- 1958 (missing Dec. 6-31, 1956)
  • 1959

Title history:
  • Kankakee Gazette
  • Evening Democrat
  • Kankakee County Democrat
  • Kankakee Daily Gazette
  • Kankakee Daily Republican
  • Daily Journal

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

ACCESS
  • Scroll down to access scanned files from the microfilm archive.
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  • These .pdf files are large and may require several patient minutes to download, especially for those with a slower internet connection.
  • The microfilm collection of Kankakee Daily Journal is housed at The Kankakee Public Library. The Kankakee Public Library genealogy room is temporarily closed to the public due to COVID-19. Microfilm search requests can be made via email to Carol Zoladz at czoladz@lions-online.org. For best results, please provide a month and year date range to be searched.

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Submissions from 1959

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November 01, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 30, 1959 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 29, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 28, 1959 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 27, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 26, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 25, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 23, 1959 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 22, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 21, 1959 (Wendesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 20, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 19, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 18, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 16, 1959 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 15, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 14, 1959 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 13, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 12, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 11, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 09, 1959 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 08, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 07, 1959 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 06, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 05, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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October 04, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal