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The Cardinal — NEWS is available to readers free of charge. You are under no obligation to purchase any recurring subscriptions to The Cardinal, but you can help support The Cardinal with a sponsorship — and every little bit helps!

Help fund local news as low as $5

[Also, see how you can benefit by our offer to fulfill your order for your own custom Cardinal news page with a minimum sponsorship payment of $25 … My Power Page it’s our way of giving something back to you. If you aren’t ready to specify a My Power Page now, please go ahead and sponsor The Cardinal and your order will be reserved.]


The Cardinal’s bills are paid via …

[1] Online Advertising (see and

[2] Sponsorships (Here’s where you can help).

The information on this page describes how you can support The Cardinal by paying for an ANONYMOUS sponsorship.


In the order form below, use one of the Drop Down Menu Order Options to send a support payment for anonymous funding. NOTE: Your name and email address is forwarded to The Cardinal, but your credit card information is only received by PayPal (You don’t need a PayPal account; payment works with a regular credit card). You choose the amount that you wish to fund. Then click “Buy Now” and complete the credit card information. (Your email address will ONLY be used for a confirmation/thank you or for support if you order a My Power Page).

REMEMBER: Drop Down menu options show up on the bottom of the page on an Apple iPhone


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If you need support regarding your sponsorship, if you would like to make a suggestion, or would like to see an added feature to The Cardinal, please send a direct message to

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And don’t forget …

With a minimum sponsor payment of $25 you can get your own Power Page … See My Power Page Power pages allow you to have your own combination of Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube feeds on your own custom news page.

Most of the income for is obtained from ads displayed on pages or from revenue shared on products purchased on

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The Cardinal — is an Amazon Associate website, which means that a small percentage (generally 4-7% depending on the item and source) of purchases that are generated from a click or touch on an Amazon referral ad get paid to at no extra cost to you.

When you click on an Amazon banner ad on this website and end up purchasing a product, you help pay expenses related to maintaining and several satellite sites, such as …


Extra income helps create new reference services, fund news expenses, research projects, and maintenance expenses.

Additional income also helps pay for purchases and maintenance expenses for computer storage for images and data, maintenance of computer equipment, police/fire radio scanners (latest models ~$500 each needed for northwest suburbs), backup Internet service, streaming Internet connections for monitoring public safety radios, Uninterruptible Power Supplies for coverage during storms and power failures, and computer and other equipment upgrades made necessary to keep pace with new technologies for web hosting and news gathering.

If you can’t support financially, it’s also helpful when you share The Cardinal news reports or Facebook pages.


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We hope you will continue to enjoy The Cardinal —, and thanks for helping us grow!

Cardinal Power Pages!
We want to help make your lives easier with Cardinal pages that help you access more information with less clicks and less typing — whether you are home on your PC, Mac or tablet, or out on the street mobile style. We have our own list of pages … and

The Power Page Plus page lists our general use pages, but now you can order a page or multiple pages that are configured to your specific request. See My Power Page below …

We are also offering to design Cardinal pages for your personal or business use. For more information see … | Traffic on Twitter


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RSS Cardinal Weather Center

  • Current Conditions : 90.7F, Mostly Cloudy - 2:50 PM CDT Jul. 15
    Temperature: 90.7°F | Humidity: 52% | Pressure: 29.97in ( Falling) | Conditions: Mostly Cloudy | Wind Direction: WSW | Wind Speed: 2mph
  • Tonight as of Jul. 15 10:35 AM CDT
    Tonight - Partly cloudy. Lows in the lower 70s. Southeast winds 5 to 10 mph in the evening shifting to the southwest after midnight.
  • Rest of Today as of Jul. 15 10:35 AM CDT
    Rest of Today - Partly cloudy. Highs in the upper 80s inland... but only in the lower 80s near the lake. South winds 5 to 10 mph late in the morning becoming east in the afternoon near the Lakeshore.
  • Monday as of Jul. 15 10:35 AM CDT
    Monday - Partly sunny with a 30 percent chance of showers and thunderstorms. Highs in the mid 80s, but only in the upper 70s near the lake. Northwest winds 5 to 10 mph in the morning becoming north 10 to 15 mph in the afternoon.