The Journal-Courier is an American daily newspaper published in Jacksonville, Illinois. It is owned by Civitas Media, a subsidiary of Versa Capital Management.

With a history dating back to 1830, the Journal-Courier is the "oldest continuously published newspaper in Illinois".[4] The Jacksonville Courier merged with The Jacksonville Daily Journal to form the Jacksonville Journal-Courier on July 11, 1983.[5]

In addition to Jacksonville and South Jacksonville, the Journal-Courier circulates in Cass, Greene, Macoupin, Morgan, Brown, Pike and Scott counties, in western Central Illinois.[2]

The Journal-Courier is owned by Civitas Media, which also owns the Illinois newspaper The Telegraph, in nearby Alton, Illinois. These newspapers, along with The Lima News in Ohio and The Sedalia Democrat in Sedalia, Missouri, constituted the Central Division of Freedom Communications before being sold to Ohio Community Media in May 2012.[6] Freedom acquired the paper from Thomson in 1995.[7]