The Daily Leader is a daily newspaper published in Pontiac, Illinois, United States. Current owner GateHouse Media purchased roughly 160 daily and weekly newspapers from Hollinger in 1997.[2]

In addition to the daily product, GateHouse also publishes two weekly newspapers in The Daily Leader's coverage area: the Home Times of Flanagan, and The Blade of Fairbury.

The daily paper also covers Chenoa, El Paso and Dwight.