The Benton Evening News is an Americandaily newspaper published in Benton, Illinois.

In 1987, the paper was acquired by Hollinger.[3] Current owner GateHouse Media purchased roughly 160 daily and weekly newspapers from Hollinger in 1997.[4]

In addition to Benton, the Evening News covers Christopher, Sesser and Thompsonville, and Franklin County. A sister daily also owned by GateHouse, the Daily American, covers another community in the county, West Frankfort.