The Daily Ledger is an American daily newspaper published Monday through Friday mornings, and Saturday mornings, in Canton, Illinois. It is owned by GateHouse Media.

The Ledger also publishes a free shopper publication, The Fulton County Shopper. Both the shopper and the daily circulate throughout Fulton County, Illinois.

The Ledger name dates to 1850, when The Illinois Public Ledger, a weekly newspaper, was founded in Lewistown, Illinois, the Fulton County seat; it moved to Canton in 1854, under the name Fulton Ledger.[2] It adopted a daily publication schedule, as the Canton Daily Ledger, October 3, 1912, and absorbed the Canton Daily Register in 1926; the combined paper was known as the Canton Daily Ledger and Daily Register until 1961.[3]

In 1987, the paper was acquired by Hollinger.[4] Current owner GateHouse Media purchased roughly 160 daily and weekly newspapers from Hollinger in 1997.[5]