The Lincoln Courier is the only local daily newspaper for Lincoln, Illinois, and its surrounding circulation area, which centers on Logan County. The newspaper is owned by Fairport, New York-based GateHouse Media.

Founded as the Lincoln Daily Courier in 1889, the newspaper through the years absorbed several other dailies based in Lincoln, such as the Daily Star (founded c. 1911 as The Lincoln Morning Star) and The Daily News-Herald, which itself dated back to The Daily News (October 20, 1890 (1890-10-20)} and The Lincoln Weekly Herald (c. 1855).