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:
  • 1920 (January-February)
  • 1923 (three issues)
  • 1930
  • 1931 (January)
  • 1937 (January 2-February, except Feb. 22-missing issue)
  • 1939 (January 3- May 20, December 20-30)
  • 1940 (January-October 19)
  • 1941
  • 1942 (January-June)
  • 1943 (January 2-4)
  • 1956-1959
  • 1960 (January-June)

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. 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 1960

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January 08, 1960 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 07, 1960 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 06,1960 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 05, 1960 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Patricia Campbell

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January 05, 1960 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 04, 1960 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 03, 1960 (Sunday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

Submissions from 1959

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December 31, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 30, 1959 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 29, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 28, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 27, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 24, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 23, 1959 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 22, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 21, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 20, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 18, 1959 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 17, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 16, 1959 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 15, 1959 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 14, 1959 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 13, 1959 (Sunday) Kankakee Sunday Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 11, 1959 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal

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December 10, 1959 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Journal, Kankakee Daily Journal