The Elgin Newspaper and Vital Record’s Index is a searchable database of articles from the Courier News and Daily Herald for articles concerning Elgin.




  • Search the Elgin Courier News online from 1997 to the present.
  • Chicago Tribune database contains Chicago Tribune articles that go all the way back to 1849.
  • The Gail Borden Public Library is working on digitizing our communities historic Newspapers.  You can now view the online archive, which will be updated with content as we continue this project. To see the full set of digitized newspapers you need to be in the library connected to our wifi.



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