The Industry Press was a weekly newspaper published every Thursday in McDonough County, Industry, Illinois. It featured national and international news, short stories, and local happenings. The editors of the Industry Press prided themselves on providing a public service to their subscribers. Noted in a March 1916 issue, "This paper belongs to the people and is not conducted for any private purpose of any party or parties. Its columns will be open at all times to all churches, lodges, clubs and organizations conducted for public improvement." This newspaper would be a useful resource for genealogists and historians interested rural Illinois communities.