The Daily Ledger

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The Daily Ledger
Type Daily newspaper
Owner(s) GateHouse Media
Publisher David Adams
Editor Alyse Thompson
Founded September 20, 1850 (1850-09-20), as The Illinois Public Ledger[1]
Headquarters 53 West Elm Street,
Canton, Illinois 61520,
United States
OCLC number 28365215

The Daily Ledger is an American daily newspaper published Monday through Friday mornings, and Saturday mornings, in Canton, Illinois. It is owned by GateHouse Media.

The Ledger also publishes a free shopper publication, The Fulton County Shopper. Both the shopper and the daily circulate throughout Fulton County, Illinois.[citation needed]

The Ledger name dates to 1850, when The Illinois Public Ledger, a weekly newspaper, was founded in Lewistown, Illinois, the Fulton County seat; it moved to Canton in 1854, under the name Fulton Ledger.[1] It adopted a daily publication schedule, as the Canton Daily Ledger, October 3, 1912, and absorbed the Canton Daily Register in 1926; the combined paper was known as the Canton Daily Ledger and Daily Register until 1961.[2]

In 1987, the paper was acquired by Hollinger.[3] Current owner GateHouse Media purchased roughly 160 daily and weekly newspapers from Hollinger in 1997.[4]


  1. ^ a b "About Fulton Ledger". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ "About Canton Daily Ledger". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  3. ^ Canadian-Based Company Buys 23 U.S. Daily Newspapers
  4. ^ Hollinger Will Sell Bunch Of Its Papers

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