The Daily Journal is pleased to announce milestone anniversaries free of charge. Announcements run in black and white on Saturdays in the milestone section.

A photo and text will accompany your 50th wedding anniversary, and can be announced every five years after that. We’d love for you to include a photo from your wedding day, too. Fifth generation photos are also welcome.


Making your Announcement is easy. Complete this form and send it to The Daily Journal along with your photograph(s). Announcements run in black and white in the milestone section of the Weekend Edition. To ensure timely publication, information for birthdays and anniversaries is needed at least four weeks prior to the event.


Submit this form and attach an electronic photo below. For more information, or to receive a form, call (815)937-3340.

Congratulations on your celebration, and thank you for allowing The Daily Journal to serve you.

Your Name:  
Daytime Phone Number:  
E-mail Address:  
Celebrant(s) Name / Town of Residence:  
Which Anniversary is being celebrated?  
What event is being planned?
(Please choose one)
  Open House
  Family Gathering

(Please describe)
When will the event take place?
(Include date and time)
Where will the event take place?  
Who will host the event?  
Number of children:  
Names of children and their spouses / Town of Residence:  
Number of grandchildren:  
Number of great-grandchildren:  
Wife's Maiden Name: (if applicable)  
Date of Marriage:  
Place of Marriage:  
Current interests, memberships, former employment: (will be used as space permits)
In addition to your current photo that accompanies an anniversary announcement, we encourage you to include a photo from your wedding day. You can email these to with the last name and the date of the anniversary.