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Edwardsville Intelligencer
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Hearst Corporation
PublisherDenise Vonder Haar
EditorPenny Weaver
Headquarters116 N. Main St
Edwardsville, IL 62025
Circulation4,010 Daily
OCLC number12071749

The Edwardsville Intelligencer is an American daily newspaper in Illinois based in Edwardsville. The paper is circulated in Edwardsville, Glen Carbon, and nearby rural areas.


The newspaper was founded as the Madison Intelligencer in 1862; it was a Democratic newspaper.[1][2][3] It was published by James R. Brown and Henry C. Barnsback.[1] In 1868, it became the Edwardsville Intelligencer.[4]

A building for the newspaper office was constructed for Charles Boeschenstein[5] near the courthouse at 108 St. Louis Street.[2] In 1923, the paper moved to 117 N Second Street.[6]

On November 14, 1937, the Intelligencer published a special 75th Anniversary edition, which included history of Edwardsville and Madison County.[7] In 1962, the Intelligencer joined the Granite City Press-Record and the Alton Telegraph to publish a sesquicentennial history of Madison County.[8]

In 1960, longtime owner and publisher Gilbert Giese sold it to the owner of the Holyoke Transcript-Telegram.[9][3] In 1964, the newspaper was purchased by Decatur, Illinois-based Lindsay-Schaub Newspapers.[9] It was acquired by the Hearst Corporation in 1979.[10]

In 2019, the Intelligencer switched from route delivery to US Postal Service delivery.[11] On May 29, 2019, the newspaper office moved to its current headquarters on 116 North Main Street.[12][13] In 2020, the building on Second Street became a venue called The Ink House with newspaper-themed rooms such as "The Press Room" and "Off the Record".[14][6]


  1. ^ a b "The Madison Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Ill.) 1862-1868". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  2. ^ a b Nunes, Bill (2021-12-07). "Edwardsville tidbits". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  3. ^ a b Adams, James N. (1954). "Rare Newspapers in Historical Library". Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 47 (2): 193–196. ISSN 0019-2287.
  4. ^ "The Edwardsville Intelligencer (Edwardsville, Ill.) 1868-Current". Library of Congress, Washington, D.C. 20540 USA. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  5. ^ "News and Comment". Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 57 (1): 97–112. 1964. ISSN 0019-2287.
  6. ^ a b Bolinger, Charles (2023-05-21). "Edwardsville Historic Preservation Commission hands out 3 awards". Retrieved 2023-11-13.
  7. ^ "Historical News". Journal of the Illinois State Historical Society. 30 (4): 507–511. 1938. ISSN 0019-2287.
  8. ^ Granite City Press-Record (1962-09-04). Granite City Press-Record | Madison County Sesquicentennial Edition | September 4, 1962.
  9. ^ a b "Lindsay-Schaub Company Buys Edwardsville Intelligencer". The Daily Egyptian. June 2, 1964. p. 4.
  10. ^ Vonder Haar, Denise. "The Edwardsville Intelligencer". Hearst Corporation. Retrieved February 27, 2015.
  11. ^ "Intelligencer to shift its services to mail delivery". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. 2019-01-04. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  12. ^ "Contact Us". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  13. ^ "Business growth prompts the Intelligencer to relocate to quaint Main Street location". The Edwardsville Intelligencer. 2019-05-24. Retrieved 2023-11-14.
  14. ^ "When & Where". The Ink House. Retrieved 2023-11-14.