The Benton Evening News

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The Benton Evening News
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) GateHouse Media
Publisher Jim Murphy
Editor Diana Winson
Founded January 2, 1922 (1922-01-02)[1]
Headquarters 11 East Church Street, Benton, Illinois 62812,
United States
ISSN 1089-9537
Official website bentoneveningnews.com

The Benton Evening News is an American daily newspaper published in Benton, Illinois.

In 1987, the paper was acquired by Hollinger.[2] Current owner GateHouse Media purchased roughly 160 daily and weekly newspapers from Hollinger in 1997.[3]

In addition to Benton, the Evening News covers Christopher, Sesser and Thompsonville, and Franklin County. A sister daily also owned by GateHouse, the Daily American, covers another community in the county, West Frankfort.

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