Lansing Historical Society (Lansing, IL) started the digitization project in June 2006 and ended October 25, 2008.

Thank you to the 23 people who volunteered their time to help and for making these files available to researchers: Donald Olsen, Maxine Olsen, Marilyn Kooy, Jackie Ore, Tony DeLaurentis, Toni DeLaurentis, George Dommer, Gerri Besse, Therese Leisenfeld, Floyd Fairfield: did all the cutting, Lucille Sebahar, Phyllis Drewno, Paul Schultz, Lea Dommer, Carol Sebastian, Elayne Young, Patty Eidam, Bud Eidam, Betty Gapinski, Sandy Schultz, Diane Roberts, Norma Anderson, and Tom Highland: took all the photos.

A total of 62,873 pictures were taken. Volunteers met 56 times for a total of about 220 hours of labor for the project.

Internet access to the files was provided by a partnership between Lansing Historical Society and Lansing Public Library in 2015, making them available to researchers worldwide!

The Lansing Journal (Lansing, Ill.) PDF icon


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Unfortunately missing issues were not available for digitization.

1930-1939: [1935]  [1937]  [1938]  [1939

1940-1949: [1941]  [1942]  [1947]  [1948]  [1949

1950-1959: [1950]  [1953]  [1954]  [1955]  [1957]  [1958]  [1959

1960-1969: [1960]  [1961]  [1962]  [1963]  [1964]  [1965]  [1967]  [1968]  [1969

Name changed to The Sun &, The Sun-Journal February 24, 1970.

The Sun (Lansing, Ill.) PDF icon
The Sun-Journal (Lansing, Ill.) PDF icon


PDFs are formatted to print on 11x17" paper.
Printouts are available at $1.00 per page at the Lansing Historical Society during their business hours.

Choose a year to see available issues.
Unfortunately missing issues were not available for digitization.

Name changed from The Lansing Journal February 24, 1970

1970-1973: [1970]  [1971]  [1972]  [1973

The Sun-Journal (Lansing, Ill.)
The Sun Journal (Lansing, Ill.)
PDF icon


PDFs are formatted to print on 11x17" paper.
Printouts are available at $1.00 per page at the Lansing Historical Society during their business hours.

Choose a year to see available issues.
Unfortunately missing issues were not available for digitization.

Name changed from The Lansing Journal February 24, 1970

1974: [1974

1980-1983: [1981]  [1982]  [1983

The Illinois edition of the Sun Journal merged with The Daily Calumet beginning with the October 24, 1983 issue.