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The Journal-News

431 S. Main Street
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3933


Since 1852, The Journal-News, has served Hillsboro and all the communities of Montgomery County in Illinois. The paper has resided in downtown Hillsboro with its office at 431 South Main Street since 1948.  The Journal-News has a second office at 531 North Union Avenue in Litchfield.

The Journal-News has served as "the newspaper of record" recording the history and lives of the people it serves for over 150 years. It  is one of the oldest businesses in the county, one of the oldest newspapers in Illinois, and is listed as a Centennial Business by the Illinois Historical Society.

Coverage & Community

The newspaper offers the best in local news coverage, in-depth sports for all four county high school, comprehensive features, and coverage of county, town and village governments. The Journal-News also gives to local businesses and individuals a highly effective means for advertising services and merchandise. The Journal-News is published twice each week on Mondays and Thursdays and is the largest circulation newspaper in the county.

Associated Publications

With a rich history and tradition of service the operation also publishes the Raymond News, the Sorento News, the M & M Journal and the Macoupin County Journal. The Journal-News is the successor to The Hillsboro Journal and Montgomery County News forming in 2004.