The LeRoy Farmer City Press was created in late 2010 after the LeRoy Journal and Farmer City Journal stopped publication. It started as the LeRoy Press to serve the LeRoy and Tri-Valley School District communities and expanded into the Farmer City community months later to serve readers in the Blue Ridge School District. It is owned and published by the News-Gazette, Inc., based in Champaign and operated by the News-Gazette Community Newspapers division.

The LFC Press is one of eight weekly community publications that also include the Piatt County Journal-Republican in Monticello, the Mahomet Citizen in Mahomet, Paxton Record in Paxton, Rantoul Press in Rantoul, Independent News in Danville/Vermilion County, The Leader in St. Joseph and The County Star in Savoy/Tolono area.

It is published every Friday with distribution beginning in newsstands and racks Thursday afternoon. It is distributed through the U.S. Postal Service, with delivery directly to the LeRoy Post Office. Once a month, pending advertising, the publication provides a total market coverage publication that provides over 5,400 circulation to homes and businesses in LeRoy, Downs, Farmer City, Mansfield and Bellflower. For an exact list of publication dates, please call Jenny Delaney (listed below).

The publication is printed in Rantoul, Illinois as part of the News-Gazette Community Newspaper operation. Publication editor is Jerry Nowicki, a LeRoy resident, and advertising sales are handled through Jenny Delaney, a Farmer City resident.

Annual subscription prices:
$35 in McLean, Piatt and Dewitt counties
$42.00 out of area in Illinois
$50 out of state

New subscribers can sign up for $25 annually.
Visa and Mastercard are accepted as well as personal checks.

Call 217-586-2512 to subscribe, place classifieds or garage sale ads or call 866-666-5090 (News-Gazette Customer Call Center) or mail to:

P.O. Box 73
LeRoy, IL 61752

Be informed for $1. Need extra copies?

Single copy sales available at these locations:

  • Leroy IGA
  • Doc's Pharmacy in LeRoy
  • Tru-Value Hardware in LeRoy
  • Jack's Cafe in LeRoy
  • Casey's General Store in LeRoy
  • Downs BP service station
  • Downs Freedom Station
  • Farmer City Casey's General Store
  • Farmer City Hucks
  • Farmer City Market
  • Mansfield General Store
  • Mansfield BP service station

We appreciate any comments.

Editor Jerry Nowicki, 217-586-2512,

General Manager Tim Evans, 217-840-8704,

For advertising:

Advertising media consultant Jenny Delaney, 217-836-9865,
Deadline for display retail advertising is Tuesday at 10 a.m. prior to publication
Deadline for classified advertising is Tuesday at 3 p.m. prior to publication
Legal advertising – or 217-892-9613
Deadline for legal advertising is 10 a.m. Monday

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