The Journal-Standard

Media Information

At a Glance

Coverage area:
Stephenson County, Illinois

8,629 Sunday, 7,972 Daily

The Journal-Standard has served northwest Illinois with local news and information since 1847, which includes all of the communities within Stephenson, Jo Daviess and Carroll counties. The publication is located in the city of Freeport, which is the county seat of Stephenson County and known for hosting the second Lincoln-Douglas debate of 1858. In addition to the print product which publishes Tuesday through Sunday, the publication is active on social media and its website averages nearly a million page views per month.

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Illinois Press Association

Won Second Place and Third Place, as well as two honorable mentions


Illinois Associated Press Media Editors

Won two First Place awards, as well as a Second Place award


Illinois Associated Press Media Editors

The Journal-Standard staff won First Place for Best use of Social Media, Karen Patterson won Best use of Social Media by an individual, and won Best Website

Contact Us

The Journal-Standard
50 West Douglas Street #900
Freeport, Illinois 61032

Main office – 815-232- 1171
Advertising – 815-232- 0121
Subscriptions – 815-232- 0102

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