News-Gazette Community Newspapers

News-Gazette Community Newspapers




The award-winning County Star has served the Savoy and Tolono areas for over 150 years. A community leader and top community news source for the Unity School District area, The County Star distributes over 2,000 copies weekly. The County Star features a team of local writers, dedicated to bringing the area 100% local news.

With a circulation of over 15,000, The Independent News provides service to southern Vermilion County including Georgetown, Westville, Ridgefarm and Catlin. Considered a top community new source, The Independent News has supplied award-winning, local news to these areas for over 30 years.




The Piatt County Journal-Republican has been a local news leader for over 150 years. With a dedicated, local editor and staff, the Journal-Republican provides award-winning local news and sports coverage to 60% of the Piatt County area, including over 1,400 Monticello households.




In 2009, The Leader received 11 Illinois Press Association awards. For over 30 years, The Leader has brought this award-winning journalism to the St. Joseph-Odgen and Heritage School District areas. Distributing over 1,800 copies weekly, The Leader is a leader in local news and sports coverage.



Named the state’s best, small weekly by the Illinois Press Association, the Mahomet Citizen provides news to the Mahomet, Seymour, Mansfield and Dewey areas. Employing an award-winning editor, the Citizen reaches over 40% of Mahomet residents weekly. With an ever-growing distribution of 2,000 weekly copies, the Citizen has supplied the area with 100% local news for over 35 years.

For 145 years, the Paxton Record has provided 100% local news coverage to communities within Ford and Iroquois Counties. With a circulation of over 3,000, this weekly reaches 70% of homes in Paxton. In recent years, the award-winning Record has taken six first-place editorial honors in Illinois Press Association contests.


For 135 years, Rantoul Press has been the number one community news source in the northern Champaign County area. This weekly newspaper brings award-winning journalism to Rantoul and surrounding rural communities including Gifford, Fisher, Potomac and Ludlow. Serving over 1,800 households in Rantoul alone. Rantoul Press was the recipient of five Illinois Press Association awards in 2010.