ILLINOIS STAATS-HEROLD: Successor of the Illinois Staats Zeitung, established 1846. Julius Klein, editor. Owned by the Illinois Staats-Herold Publishing Company, 2148 Sheffield Ave., Chicago. Ernest L. Klein, president.
The Staats-Herold is the consolidation of the old Staats Zeitung established in 1846 and the Chicagoer Herold, founded in 1924. In the consolidation, which was effected in 1929, the Staats-Herold took over the combined circulation of both papers. The Staats-Herold is known as the "voice of the German-Americans in the Middle West" and as the "German paper with American ideals." It has a large circulation composed of Germans, Austrians, and Hungarians, and is the first German newspaper to conduct a German broadcasting hour, through which medium it reaches countless thousands. Special correspondents are maintained at Berlin, Vienna, and Pans. The Staats-Herold is Independent Republican in political affiliation.
- Circulation, 42,000.
- Advertising rate: local, 18c; foreign, 20c.
- Subscription rate: local, $3.00; foreign, $4.00.
Source: Illinois Press Association. Illinois Newspaper Directory: History of the Illinois Press Association. [Springfield, Illinois: printed by Hartman-Jefferson printing company], 1934: p539.