Olney Daily Mail

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Olney Daily Mail
TypeDaily newspaper
EditorMark Allen
Sports editorJustin Hatten (2006)[1]
  • 206 South Whittle Avenue,
  • Olney, Illinois 62450[2]
  • United States
Circulation4330 (1999)
OCLC number13344059

The Olney Daily Mail is an American daily newspaper published in Olney, Illinois, and covering Richland County.[3] The newspaper does not publish a Sunday edition.[3] The current title began publication in 1910, at which time it supplanted or absorbed parts of four other newspapers.[3] As of September 1999, the paper had a circulation of 4,330.[4]

In 1998, then owner Hollinger International sold the newspaper to Leonard Green & Partners as part of a 40% overall divestment of Hollinger's United States newspaper holdings;[5][6] the newspaper was published through Leonard Green's Liberty Group Publishing.[4][7] Liberty Group Publishing was subsequently sold in 2005 to Fortress Investment Group and renamed to GateHouse Media.[6]

Among newspapers noted as predecessors to the Daily Mail is Olney Times, which was published weekly on Fridays and began circulation c. 1856.[3][8] In November 1857, a note to readers of the Olney Republican indicated that they would henceforth receive Olney Times instead, indicating the termination of the former periodical.[9] The slogan for Olney Times was "Eternal Vigilance is the Price of Liberty."[8]


  1. ^ Akouris, Tina (February 3, 2006). "Johnson makes Olney place to be". Chicago Sun-Times – via HighBeam Research.
  2. ^ "Olney Daily Mail". Olney Chamber of Commerce. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  3. ^ a b c d "About The Olney daily mail. (Olney, Ill.) 1910-current". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  4. ^ a b Roberts, Gene; Kunkel, Thomas; Layton, Charles, eds. (2001). Leaving Readers Behind: The Age of Corporate Newspapering. Fayetteville: University of Arkansas Press. p. 56. ISBN 1610752325. OCLC 606535291. Retrieved 2015-07-10 – via Internet Archive (preview).
  5. ^ Staff (November 25, 1997). "Tycoon Selling Papers". The Herald-News. Joliet, Illinois. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-10 – via HighBeam Research.
  6. ^ a b Staff (May 16, 2005). "Liberty sold to another investment firm". NewsInc. Archived from the original on September 24, 2015. Retrieved 2015-07-10 – via HighBeam Research.
  7. ^ Kirk, Jim (November 25, 1997). "Hollinger Will Sell Bunch Of Its Papers". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved 2015-07-10.
  8. ^ a b "Olney Times header". Olney Times. 6 November 1857. Retrieved 2015-07-26 – via Newspapers.com.open access
  9. ^ Staff (6 November 1857). "The subscribers of the Olney Republican..." Olney Times. Retrieved 2015-07-26 – via Newspapers.com.open access

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