Effective AUG. 1, our rates have increased to 13.5 CENTS PER CHARACTER with a $55 FLAT FEE for the first photo and any other photos charged at HALF-PRICE ($27.50 EACH).
- If you are using or planning to use a funeral home within The News-Gazette's publication area in East Central Illinois, PLEASE DO NOT USE THE PUBLIC SUBMISSION FORM without first contacting the funeral home. Many have their own accounts with the paper, and this will streamline the verification and payment processes.
- When providing information to verify a death, please include a funeral home name and website when possible. These can be entered either in the "Contact Person:" field under "Verification" or in the notes section at the bottom of the form.
- The News-Gazette does not publish on MONDAYS. Any obits submitted for publication on a Monday will be moved to the next Tuesday.
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