The Southern Illinoisan

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The Southern Illinoisan
The Southern Illinoisan 2016.svg
Type Daily newspaper
Format Broadsheet
Owner(s) Lee Enterprises
Publisher Craig Rogers
Headquarters 710 North Illinois Ave.
Carbondale, IL 62902
United States
Logo of The Southern Illinoisan (August 13, 2014)

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.[1] 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. [2][3] Lee Enterprises purchased the Southern Illinoisan and other Lindsay-Schaub papers in 1979.


  1. ^ "Readership Institute: The Southern Illinoisan". Retrieved 2013-09-26. 
  2. ^ "Lee, Lindsay-Schaub 'compatible'". Decatur Daily Review. January 26, 1979. p. 15. 
  3. ^ Hammond, Trevor (January 23, 2015). "The Southern Illinoisan". Fishwrap. Retrieved February 24, 2017.