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How to place an obituary in Herald-Whig

For information on submitting a paid obituary or free death notice, please contact The Herald-Whig by phone at 217-223-5100, by email to [email protected] or by fax at 217-221-3395.

Deadline is 9 a.m. Monday through Friday for publication in that day's paper. For Saturday publication, deadline is 7 p.m. Friday for full paid obituaries and 9 p.m. Friday for free death notices. For Sunday publication, deadline is 7 p.m. Saturday for full paid obituaries and 9 p.m. Saturday for free death notices. Inclement weather may change deadlines. No publication on New Year's Day, Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving and Christmas (unless the holiday falls on Sunday). Pictures for paid obituaries that are sent electronically must be in a jpeg or pdf format. A flag is included for veterans at no charge.
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