The Advertiser was a local newspaper published in Collinsville, Illinois, every Saturday. This weekly publication served residents in the immediate Collinsville area, just east of St. Louis and the Missouri-Illinois border. The Advertiser features advertisements, local announcements, news, short stories, advice columns and reports from various advisory boards and public services. During elections, the Advertiser was particularly active in providing information on political candidates. This newspaper would be a good resource for researchers of rural life in Illinois and genealogists.