The Benton Evening News

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The Benton Evening News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)GateHouse Media
PublisherJim Murphy
EditorDiana Winson
FoundedJanuary 2, 1922 (1922-01-02)[1]
Headquarters11 East Church Street, Benton, Illinois 62812,
United States

The Benton Evening News is an American daily newspaper published in Benton, Illinois.

In 1987, the paper was acquired by Hollinger.[2] Current owner GateHouse Media purchased roughly 160 daily and weekly newspapers from Hollinger in 1997.[3]

In addition to Benton, the Evening News covers Christopher, Sesser and Thompsonville, and Franklin County. A sister daily also owned by GateHouse, the Daily American, covers another community in the county, West Frankfort.


  1. ^ "About The Benton Evening News". Chronicling America. Library of Congress. Retrieved June 6, 2012.
  2. ^ Canadian-Based Company Buys 23 U.S. Daily Newspapers
  3. ^ Hollinger Will Sell Bunch Of Its Papers

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