Herald & Review

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Decatur Herald & Review
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Julie Bechtel
Editor Chris Coates
Headquarters 601 E. William St.
Decatur, IL 62523
United States
Website http://herald-review.com/

The Herald & Review is an American newspaper and digital news organization based in Decatur, Illinois.

It is owned by Lee Enterprises Inc.


In 1931, Decatur's two main daily newspapers -- the morning Herald, owned by the Lindsay family, and the evening Daily Review, owned by the Schaub family -- merged their operations. Both newspapers continued to publish separately while maintaining largely separate editorial staffs.[1] The Lindsay-Schaub combine acquired other newspapers, including The Southern Illinoisan, the Champaign-Urbana Courier, the Edwardsville Intelligencer, the Metro-East Journal and the Midland Daily News, as well as Decatur radio station WSOY.

In 1979, Lee Enterprises purchased most of the Lindsay-Schaub papers, including the Herald and Daily Review.[2] The papers were renamed the Herald & Review and continued to publish morning and evening editions. In June 1982, the evening edition was discontinued.[2]

On July 13, 1937, 17 of the paper's editorial employees walked out and went on strike, forcing suspension of the paper, Decatur's only daily newspaper at the time.[3][4]


  1. ^ "Lindsays: Newspapermen for 100 years". Herald & Review. October 5, 1980. p. 89. 
  2. ^ a b "Lindsay, Schaub families built Decatur papers". Herald & Review. March 25, 1998. p. 101. 
  3. ^ "Closed Daily Goes on Air". The New York Times. 1937-07-13. 
  4. ^ "Illinois Paper Picketed". The New York Times. 1937-07-11. 

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