The Lincoln Courier is the only local daily newspaper for Lincoln, Illinois, and its surrounding circulation area, which includes Logan County. The newspaper is owned by Fairport, New York-based GateHouse Media.[5]

Founded as the Lincoln Daily Courier in 1889,[4] the newspaper through the years absorbed several other dailies based in Lincoln, such as the Daily Star (founded c. 1911 as The Lincoln Morning Star[6]) and The Daily News-Herald, which itself dated back to The Daily News (October 20, 1890 (1890-10-20)[7]} and The Lincoln Weekly Herald (c. 1855[8]).