University Library, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Illinois Digital Newspaper Collection
  ↳ Chicago eagle (Chicago, Ill.)

The Chicago Eagle was a primarily weekly newspaper published by Henry F. Donovan (and subsequently his son John M. Donovan) from 1889 to the mid-1940's. Donovan professed his title to be independent but it is seen to be a Democratic party publication devoted to municipal politics. Typical content included Donovan's fight against graft and corruption in local and state government, with a particular emphasis on working conditions in department stores, the meat packing industry, the burgeoning telecommunications monopoly, election fraud, the bribery of public officials and public safety issues. The layout of issues typically presented two main stories above the fold, separated by a portrait of a public figure (who may or may not have been involved in the lead stories).