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Chicago Journal

City: Chicago

County: Cook

State: Illinois

The Chicago Journal was a daily Whig newspaper in Chicago, Illinois. Its precursor, the Chicago Express, commenced publication on October 24, 1842, and continued until April 20, 1844, when a company purchased it and replaced it with the Journal. Led by an editorial committee consisting of William H. Brown, George W. Meeker, J. Young Scammon, S. Lisle Smith, and Grant Goodrich, the Chicago Journal commenced publication on April 22, 1844. The editorial committee subsequently selected Richard L. Wilson and J. Wellington Norris as editors and publishers. Richard L. Wilson, Charles L. Wilson, and various partners would edit and operate the paper through the end of the Civil War.

Franklin William Scott, Newspapers and Periodicals of Illinois, 1814-1879, vol. 6 of Collections of the Illinois State Historical Library (Springfield: Illinois State Historical Library, 1910), 54, 57; A. T. Andreas, History of Cook County Illinois (Chicago: A. T. Andreas, 1884), 395.