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Founded in 1903, the Daily Journal is the only daily newspaper based in Kankakee, Illinois, the county seat for Kankakee County.

The afternoon print newspaper is published Monday through Thursday, with a weekend edition on Saturday morning.

The Daily Journal's coverage and circulation area includes Momence, Bourbonnais, Bradley, Manteno, Aroma Park, Bonfield, Buckingham, Chebanse, Essex, Grant Park, Herscher, Hopkins Park, Irwin, Limestone, St. Anne, Reddick, Sammons Point, Sun River Terrace and Union Hill. The newspaper also circulates in portions of Will County to the north (Peotone, Beecher), Ford, Grundy and Livingston counties to the west, and Iroquois County to the south.

Daily Journal's headquarters is in downtown Kankakee, at 8 Dearborn Square, just off East Merchant Street.

Mailing address:

Daily Journal
8 Dearborn Square
Kankakee, IL 60901

Telephone numbers:

Office hours:

  • Main office: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to Noon
  • Subscriber services: Monday-Thursday, 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.; Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m.; Saturday 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

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