The Southern Illinoisan
|Headquarters||710 North Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62902
The Southern Illinoisan is a daily newspaper based in Carbondale, Illinois, known locally as "The Southern." As of September 2013, it has a daily circulation of 28,267. It is one of the major regional newspaper and media services for southern Illinois.
The Southern Illinoisan was created in 1947 when Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers of Decatur, Illinois, purchased three area newspapers -- the Daily Free Press of Carbondale, the Murphysboro Daily Independent and the Herrin Daily Journal -- and merged them into a single publication.  Lee Enterprises purchased the Southern Illinoisan and other Lindsay-Schaub papers in 1979.
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