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 1937

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January 07, 1937 (Thursday) Kankakee Republican-News, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 06, 1937 (Wednesday) Kankakee-Republican News, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 05, 1937 (Tuesday) Kankakee Republican-News, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 04, 1937 (Monday) Kankakee Republican-News, Kankakee Daily Journal

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January 02, 1937 (Saturday) Kankakee Republican-News, Kankakee Daily Journal

Submissions from 1930

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July 31, 1930 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 30, 1930 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 29, 1930 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 28, 1930 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 26, 1930 (Saturday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 25, 1930 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 24, 1930 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 23, 1930 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 22, 1930 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 21, 1930 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 19, 1930 (Saturday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 18, 1930 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 17, 1930 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 16, 1930 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 15, 1930 (Tuesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 14, 1930 (Monday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 12, 1930 (Saturday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 11, 1930 (Friday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 10, 1930 (Thursday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal

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July 09, 1930 (Wednesday) Kankakee Daily Republican, Kankakee Daily Journal