The Lacon Home Journal was a weekly Republican newspaper published every Thursday in Marshall County, Lacon, Illinois. The newspaper reflects the industry of the area at the time, the production of marble works, grain elevators and woolen mills with Lacon serving as the shipping point of agricultural produce for surrounding areas. The Lacon Home Journal also featured state and local news, announcements, fiction, and advice columns for agriculture and fashion. For local elections, official ballots were delivered to subscribers as an internal supplement with the pages of their regular issue. This newspaper would be a good resource for genealogists and historians interested in rural Illinois farming communities.