News in each of the newspapers owned by Kendall County Record Inc. concentrates on each individual area.

Sandwich is located in southeastern DeKalb County, with Plano, Oswego, and Yorkville all located in Kendall County.

The Kendall County Record, Plano Record and Oswego Ledger-Sentinel carry a common section, Countywide, which contains news from all across the county. The front section of each publication is tailored to that particular area.

The Kendall County Record was founded in 1864, and is recognized as a Newspaper Pioneer of Illinois.
It is centered in Yorkville, the county seat of Kendall County. Its area of circulation includes the Yorkville and Newark school districts and the communities of Bristol, Yorkville, Newark, Plattville, Lisbon, Millbrook and Minooka.

The Plano Record was started in 1975 to concentrate on the City of Plano and the Plano School district.

The Ledger-Sentinel is a consolidation of the Oswego Ledger and the Fox Valley Sentinel. This newspaper covers Oswego, Boulder Hill, and Montgomery, concentrating on the Oswego School District.

The Sandwich Record concentrates on the Sandwich School District, which includes the communities of Sandwich and Millington.


Kathy Farren of the Record Newspapers accepts the gavel as 2009 president of the Illinois Press Association. Shown is 2007-8 IPA President P. Carter Newton of the Galena Gazette. Jeff Farren was president of the in 1991, making the Farrens the first Husband-Wife presidents in IPA history