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Starting Monday, the website is part of the Shaw Media Illinois network of websites. What does that mean?

It means you will continue to get the same locally focused journalism you are used to. A subscription gets you access to all the articles on and access to the e-edition, which is a digital reprint of the physical newspaper.

But there is much more. Because the NewsTribune is now part of the Shaw Media network, your subscription gets you access to all Shaw Media Illinois websites, such as,,, and much more.

Also starting today, a paywall will be returning to the website. That means those without a subscription will get metered access to a limited amount of articles each month. Those with a subscription have access to the entire site, including premium content only available to subscribers.

If you are a current digital subscriber, you will have continued access to the website. However, you will need to register at All you’ll need to do is register to get uninterrupted access.

The NewsTribune’s website went through a recent redesign in September to make navigation simple and enjoyable for readers looking for stories that affect them. Shaw Media’s website redesign earned international acclaim, winning Editor & Publisher’s Best Redesign/Relaunch for its redesigned news websites in the 2017 EPPY contest.

If you run into any issues with the new changes, please call customer care at (815) 223-3200. Feedback may also be sent via email to Brett Herrmann at, or John Sahly at

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