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Illinois Obituaries

This page is dedicated as a memorial to the individuals that have passed away or have records of passing in Illinois and is a resource for those looking to find genealogical information or historic data.

Below are lists of local obituary columns, official state or county death records, and societies that can aid in genealogical or historical data searches. Please let us know if you would like to add a resource to the list.

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Illinois Birth Records925 East Ridgely AvenueSpringfield62702(217) 782-3209
Illinois State ArchivesSpringfield62756(217) 782-4682
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Local Obituary ListingsAddressCityZipPhone
Amboy News219 E. Main St.Amboy61310(815) 857-2311
Ashton Gazette813 Main St.Ashton61006(815) 453-2551
Beacon-News495 N. Commons Drive, Suite 200Aurora60504(630) 978-8880
Belleville News-Democrat120 South IllinoisBelleville62220(618) 234-1000
Benton Evening News111 East Church StreetBenton62812
Bureau County Republican800 Ace RoadPrinceton61356(815) 875-4461
Chicago Sun-Times350 N. Orleans St., 10th FloorChicago60654(312) 321-3000
Chicago Tribune435 N. Michigan Ave.Chicago60611(800) 874-2863
Clay County Advocate-Press105 West NorthAvenue Flora62839(618) 662-2108
Clinton Journal111 South MonroeClinton61727(217) 935-3171
Daily American News111 South EmmaWest Frankfort62896(618) 932-2146
Daily Gazette3200 E. LincolnwaySterling61081(815) 625-3600
Daily Herald155 East Algonquin RoadArlington Heights60005(847) 427-4300
Daily Journal8 Dearborn SquareKankakee60901(815) 937-3300
Daily Register35 S. Vine StreetHarrisburg62946(618) 253-7146
Daily Review Atlas400 South Main StreetMonmouth61462
Elgin Courier News95 Commons DriveAurora60504(630) 978-8880
Gazette-Democrat112 Lafayette St.Anna62906(618) 833-2158
Herald Review601 East William StreetDecatur62523(217) 429-5151
Herald-News13543 S. Route 30Plainfield60544(815) 439-5302
Journal Gazette Times-Courier700 Broadway Ave. East, Suite 9aMattoon61938(217) 235-5656
Journal Star1 News PlazaPeoria61643(309) 686-3000
Journal-Standard27 S. State Ave.Freeport61032
Kane County Chronicle333 N. Randall Road, Suite 2St. Charles60174(630) 232-9222
Lake County News-Sun1225 Tri-State Parkway Suite 570Gurnee60031(847) 249-7223
Mcdonough County The Voice203 North RandolphMacomb61455
Mendola Reporter703 Illinois Ave.Mendota61342(815) 539-9396
Metropolis Planet111 East Fifth StreetMetropolis62960(618) 524-2141
Morris Daily Herald1804 N. Division St.Morris60450(815) 942-3221
My Suburban Life1101 W. 31st St. Suite 100Downers Grove60515(630) 368-1100
News-Gazette15 E Main St,Champaign61820(217) 351-5252
Northwest Herald Main Office7717 S. Route 31Crystal Lake60014(815) 459-4040
Oak Park Journal247 South Kenilworth AvenueOak Park60302(708) 383-6538
Olney Daily Mail206 S. Whittle Ave.Olney62450
Pantagraph301 W. Washington St.Bloomington61702(309) 829-9000
Paris Beacon-News218 N. Main St.Paris61944(217) 465-6424
Pekin Daily Times20 South 4th StreetPekin61554
Peoria Journal Star1 News PlazaPeoria61643(309) 686-3000
Pioneer Press Headquarters3701 W. Lake Ave.Glenview60026(847) 486-9200
Rochelle News-Leader211 Hwy. 38 EastRochelle61068(815) 562-4171
Rockford Register Star99 E. State St.Rockford61104
Southtown Star18312 S. West Creek DriveTinley Park60477(708) 633-4800
Star Courier105 East Central BoulevardKewanee61443
Streator Times110 W Jefferson St.Ottawa61350(815) 433-2000
The Carmi Times323 E. Main StreetCarmi62821(618) 382-4176
The Daily Republican502 W. JacksonMarion62959
The Dispatch1720 Fifth Ave.Moline61265(309) 764-4344
The Register-News911 BroadwayMt. Vernon62864(618) 242-0113
The Southern Illinoisan710 North Illinois Ave.Carbondale62902(800) 228-0429
The State Journal-RegisterSpringfield62701(217) 788-1300
The Telegraph111 E. BroadwayAlton62002(618) 463-2500
The Times110 W Jefferson St.Ottawa61350(815) 433-2000
Woodstock Independent671 E. Calhoun St.Woodstock60098(815) 338-8040

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