RANDOLPH COUNTY (WSIL) — After at least 150 years of publication, a local newspaper is closing its doors.
The Randolph County Herald Tribune ceased publication on Wednesday, July 13, 2022.
In a letter to customers, the newspaper said: “The Herald Tribune and its predecessors have a long and proud history of covering Chester and greater Randolph County, “where Illinois began”. We are grateful to those of you who have continued to find real value in the newspaper, and to those who have shared your press releases, photos and more with the community through us.”
They went on to say, “Unfortunately, interest in the newspaper has been steadily declining for many years, and today it is no longer sustainable. On behalf of the publishers, editors, reporters, photographers, publicity reps, newsboys, pressmen, clerical staff – and more – who have built and supported this proud newspaper for approximately 150 years, the Randolph County Herald Tribune bids farewell. »
The Herald Tribune said subscribers will be refunded any remaining money on their subscriptions within 45 days.
Click here for the full letter.
As of Friday, July 15, 2022, the Du Quoin Evening Call is also ceasing operations. They made the announcement earlier this week.