America’s Obituaries & Death Notices

Search more than 65 million obituaries and death notices from over 4,100 U.S. sources. Updated daily, this collection contains valuable genealogical information such as occupation, avocation, education, military service, religious affiliation, family members, colleagues and more.

Chicago Sun-Times Collection

Explore Chicago history through local news, events and people with the Chicago Sun-Times Collection from 1986-Current. Search current and archived issues with full-color newspaper pages, full-text articles and content only published online. Available remotely 24/7 on any device.


Chicago Sun-Times from PressReader

Read today’s Chicago Sun-Times in full-page format, with photographs and ads. A three-month backfile is included.

Chicago Tribune

Full text from 1985 to the present. Includes obituaries.


Chicago Tribune 1849–1994 (Proquest Historical Newspapers)

This digitized, full text version of the newspaper includes photographs, ads and obituaries from 1849–1994.


Chicago Tribune from PressReader

Read today’s Chicago Tribune in full-page format, with photographs and ads.

Chicago Tribune Historical Archives from NewsBank

Search historical national and local issues and events, prohibition, the Great Depression, and Chicago as the center of the Progressive movement.


Crain’s Chicago Business

Full text from 1986 to the present.

Daily Herald

Full text from 1997 to the present. Includes obituaries.

Daily Herald from NewsBank

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Daily Herald.

Des Plaines Journal from NewsBank

Search full-text articles on local news, issues, events, people and more from current and archived issues of the Des Plaines Journal 2010 - current.

Gale Directory of Publications and Broadcast Media

Over 57,000 listings for radio, television stations, cable companies and print media.

Global Newsstream

Search hundreds of national and international newspapers including the Chicago Tribune, the New York Times, Wall Street Journal and Financial Times at the same time.


New York Times

Full text from 1980 to the present.

New York Times - free, unlimited access to In-library only

Unlimited access to the on any device during your visit. To activate your "subscription," you’ll need to log in or register first.

New York Times - free, unlimited access to outside the library

To activate your access, click on "Redeem," then log in or register. You'll have 72 hours of unlimited access before you will need to reactivate your "subscription."

Newspaper Source Plus

Full text from hundreds of U.S. and international newspapers. - Library Edition

Historical newspapers archive from the 1700's - 2000's - 4,000+ news titles from the U.S. and around the world. For researchers, historians, genealogists, teachers and students.


Near real-time access to top world-wide news from Associated Press, United Press International, PR Newswire, Xinhua, CNN Wire, and Business Wire on a continuous basis.



You'll find current newspapers and magazines in several languages, presented in full-page format with photographs, advertisements, crossword puzzles and cartoons. This is a great way to read international news or develop your skills with another language. To create an account, click on Sign in, then Library or Group & select DP Public Library.

US Hispanic Newsstream

Access to a large collection of leading Hispanic newspapers, news wires, websites and blogs in full text from US publishers in both Spanish and English including El Diario/La Prensa (New York City), La Opinión (Los Angeles), La Prensa (San Antonio) and Extra (Chicago).

Wall Street Journal

Full text from 1984 to the present.


Washington Post

Full-text from 1987 to the present.

Web News

Near real-time access to thousands of top news feeds from around the globe. This collection includes over 14,000 feeds covering a range of business and general news topics. End users can immediately access the full text of the web content, by following the link in the record.

Digital copies of the following local newspapers are available upon request.

Des Plaines Day

1968; 1969. (Incomplete.)

Des Plaines Journal

1964-1974; 1976-2020.

Des Plaines Suburban Times

1914; 1917-1926; 1929; 1933-1937; 1939-1941; 1944-1952; 1954-2001.