Mt. Vernon Register-News
TypeDaily newspaper
Owner(s)Community Newspaper Holdings Inc.
PublisherBob Dennis
EditorTesa Glass
Founded1884 (140 years ago) (1884)
Ceased publication2018 (6 years ago) (2018)
Headquarters911 Broadway, Mount Vernon, Illinois 62864 United States
Circulation3,100 daily[1] at the Wayback Machine (archive index)

The Mt. Vernon Register-News was a newspaper that served Mount Vernon, Illinois. The newspaper's marketing slogan was "We Are Mt. Vernon."

The Register-News traced its origin back to 1884, when the Mt. Vernon Daily Register was launched. The Mt. Vernon Daily News was founded in 1891, and the two papers merged in 1920 to create the Register-News, which published six days a week until cost-saving measures were employed in 2017 that reduced the newspaper to printing just three days a week: Tuesday, Thursday, and Saturday.

Former owner Thomson sold the paper to Hollinger in 1996.[2] CNHI acquired the paper in 2000.[3] The last edition of the Register-News was printed on February 6, 2018; the following day, CNHI announced the closure of both the Register-News (due to the “challenging market and economic conditions of Mount Vernon”) and the McLeansboro Times-Leader.[4]


  1. ^ "MT Vernon Register News closing its doors". February 6, 2018. Retrieved May 6, 2023.
  2. ^ "Cox, Thomson and Hollinger complete exchanges of newspapers". AP NEWS. Retrieved May 6, 2023.
  3. ^ "HOLLINGER'S CRASH DIET STOPS SHORT OF CHICAGO". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 6, 2023.
  4. ^ "Mt. Vernon Register-News Closing Its Doors". Full Service 100.1/Real Country Q. Retrieved February 8, 2018.