Chicago Evening Post

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Chicago Evening Post
Format Broadsheet
Ceased publication 1932

The Chicago Evening Post was a daily newspaper published in Chicago, Illinois, from March 1, 1886, until October 29, 1932, when it was absorbed by the Chicago Daily News.[1] The newspaper was founded as a penny paper during the technological paradigm shift created by linotype; it failed when the Great Depression struck.

The Evening Post identified itself as a reform newspaper, and attempted to cover muckraking stories of Chicago's political corruption. Among its managing editors was the future director of the U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Michael W. Straus. Finley Peter Dunne introduced his character Mr. Dooley in the paper in 1893. The paper's book critic beginning in 1913 was Margaret C. Anderson, who later became a noted magazine editor and publisher.

The Chicago Public Library preserves a complete microfilm file of the Evening Post's 46-year press run.[2]


  1. ^ "Chicago Newspapers". Chicagology. Retrieved 2014-07-10. 
  2. ^ "Harold Washington Library Center: Chicago Newspapers". Chicago Public Library. Archived from the original on 2011-02-16. Retrieved 2011-02-03.