State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)


The only local daily newspaper for Springfield, Illinois and its surrounding area. Owned by Fairport, New York-based GateHouse Media.
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Primary geographic focus: Illinois
Organization type(s): Media

The State Journal-Register is the only local daily newspaper for Springfield, Illinois and its surrounding area. It was founded in 1831 as the Sangamon Journal, and claims to be “the oldest newspaper in Illinois.” As such, it and its editor, Edward L. Baker, supported the political career of the Springfield-based Abraham Lincoln in the years before the American Civil War; in fact, it was in the Journal’s office that Lincoln and his friends waited for the telegraphic news from Chicago to find out who would be the Republican presidential nominee in 1860.

After several name changes, The State-Journal merged with its afternoon rival, the Illinois State Register, in 1974, to create The State Journal-Register.

The newspaper is owned by Fairport, New York-based GateHouse Media.



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News Story

Legal assistance helps SIU patients deal with non-medical challenges

Dean Olsen
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
September 23, 2017
After beginning in January 2016, the medical-legal partnership, funded with $215,000 in federal grant funds for last year and this year, has helped SIU patients in almost 300 cases.

Letter

State needs to fund civil legal aid services

Gery J. Chico, Leslie Corbett
State Journal-Register (Springfield, IL)
May 27, 2017
Tens of thousands of Illinoisans cannot afford the legal help they need when facing potentially life-changing situations — leaving many to navigate these complex situations on their own.



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