Chicago Evening Post Building
Life Span: 1861-1871
Location: 151 Dearborn, Dearborn Between Washington and Madison
Chicago Evening Post, December 19, 1865
With the extensive amount of cant that is commonly indulged in by newspaper publishers in their annual “prospectuses,” the proprietors of The Chicago Post do not sympathise. They have undertaken the publication of a daily journal in Chicago which shall speak The Truth at all times and upon all subjects. They prefer not to disguise the truth concerning thmselves.
The first object, then, of the publication of The Chicago Post, is to make money. Not to make it by any subornation of the recognized principles of business integrity and honor; not to make it by bating one jot of our honest convictions of truth and right; not to make it as the mouth-piece of any party or clique in politics or anything else; not to make it by supporting men in office who are unworthy of official trust; not to make it by bartering our independence of thought or utterance in any manner or for any consideration whatsoever; but to make it in the legitimate pursuit of an honorable calling, just as the merchant, the manufacturer, and the mechanic make money in the legitimate pursuit of their business.
Their second object, which is essential to the realization of the first, is to make a good newspaper—one that shall be worth to the reader more than the money he is expected to pay for it. The journal is which every subject and event are subordinated to the purposes of a particular party of clique, can not be a good newspaper, in the true sense of the term. The Chicago Post is, and will continue to be entirely free. Free to publish The Truth, to advocate The Right, and to oppose The Wrong. Responsible only to the consciences of its conductors and the laws of the land, it is the only newspaper in Chicago which is free to criticise the actions of all men in authority, and to bestow praise or censure, as justice, and not the interests of politicians, shall demand.
Especially The Post aim to truly represent the Industrial, Social and Political interests of the Northwest.
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Chicago Evening Post, March 9, 1867
The Legislature of Illinois having, at its late session, chartered the Chicago Post Printing Company, the co-partnership heretofore existing for the publication of this paper (as will be seen by advertisement elsewhere) has been dissolved, in order that an organizaton may be formed in accordance with the terms of the charter. This change goes no further than the retirement of one of the members of the firm, and the resolution of the co-partnership into a Joint Stock Company, the affairs of which will be administered by the original proprietors and majority owners of the stock. An abundance of additional capital has, however, been subscribed to furnish the material and machinery necessary to keep pace with the unexampled growth anf increase of the business of the establishment.
In this connection it is proper to say that although the past quarter has been a depressing one for newspapers, the publishers of the Post are able to record the gratifying and cheering fact that their business has been better than during any previous season, the revenue returns will show; and that the paper is now fully established on the sound and only enduring basis of pecuniary profit. To the many friends who have from the first encouraged the establishment in Chicago of an evening paper devoted to the advocacy of just and right principles, this will prove a welcome announcement; and to the proprietors, who may justly claim that they have earned their success fairly, by a steady devotion to business, a close adherence to progressive views, and a constant refusal to prostitute the columns of their paper to the promotion or advocacy of unworthy jobs—this consummation affords peculiar pleasure.
It is perhaps unnecessary to add, that the Post will continue as heretofore to strike hard blows in the interest of Human Rights, which its sound backing and pecuniary independence will enable it more effectually to do; and that it will maintain the title which has been universally accorded to it by its contemporaries, of being, on all questions of National moment—RADICAL AND RIGHT!
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Chicago Evening Post, November 11, 1871
The main business office, editorial, composition, press rooms, job office and bindery of The Chicago Evening Post will be found hereafter in the commodious quarters built for their occupancy on Lake Park, corner of Michigan avenue and Hubbard court. A branch office will, however, be continued at the present business office, 101½ West Randolph.
On Monday, The Post will be printed on the fast Hoe press now in place in the new building, and hereafter we hope to supply in good season all demands made upon us, however large.
The Mail merged with the Daily News on January 10, 1874.