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Your Newspaper

In addition to Hyperlocal, Chicagoland, US & World news for a general audience, Arlington Cardinal designs custom online newspapers papers for families, individuals, businesses and organizations. You choose your own sections to install, and what media sources to feed into your sections.

You choose a title for your newspaper, such as Murphy Gazette, Paul Daily Star, or Andrea Globe, etc. Just don’t use an existing media source. Please Google your chosen name before you submit the name.

If you want a little privacy, just use your initials for your title, such as AJT Times; or a street or neighborhood name, like Vail Avenue Times.

Suggestions …

Create a section for your college student children, which might include official Facebook and/or Twitter feeds from the official university or college, the local media for the college town, and the university police, and university or college athletic departments. Put all feeds in one section or have a section for each college student.

Create a section for your special interests, such as cooking, fitness, gardening, shopping, movies, astronomy, health, and more. All feeds must be family friendly.

Create a specialized sports section with feeds from your favorite teams.

If you travel to Florida in the winter months, create a section for your Florida city news location.

Suggested Sources …

Your local TV news stations
Your local newspapers
Network TV stations
History Channel
Food Channel
Your favorite TV shows

Can I use a domain name for my own newspaper?
Yes, you control your own domain name by using an Internet Domain Registrar, such as, and forward the address to the Front Page that we create. Otherwise you will get an easy to remember address, such as

Can I make my newspaper private?
All newspapers are public. If you wish to have a private section we can help you connect to your own Blogger or WordPress blog to your newspaper with Arlington Cardinal sections.

Is it secure?
Since the newspapers are public, you may want to use a geographic name or initials instead of your family name for the newspaper title. If your small neighborhood has a Facebook or Twitter feed you might want to keep that out of your public feeds. Instead bookmark those feeds (neighborhood, condo association, etc.) separately and privately.

Will people find my newspaper on Google or other search engines?
Yes, that is very likely.

Can I add my own content?
Content on the news pages have to be family friendly. Any local news station type news is acceptable, but we don’t want to have to monitor and moderate content that is added by non-media sources from the wild side of the Internet. It’s the best way to keep the site Family Friendly. entirely controls content that is allowed in your feed

Can I monetize my newspaper?
All content is monetized for Google Adsense, native ads, and Amazon ads are placed alongside content in most pages of will place one or more Public Service Announcements (PSAs) for your favorite charity on your page. For example, you could chose to have a PSA for St. Jude’s Hospital of Shriners Hospitals for Children on your news sections and pages.

Example of a St Jude Children’s Research Hospital PSA …

Example of a Shriners Hospitals for Children — Chicago PSA video …

Because of Shriners Hospitals for Children – Chicago PSA | Traffic on Twitter


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  • Current Conditions : 30.4F, Overcast - 2:12 PM CST Dec. 10
    Temperature: 30.4°F | Humidity: 78% | Pressure: 29.93in (Rising) | Conditions: Overcast | Wind Direction: West | Wind Speed: 4.0mph
  • Tonight as of Dec. 10 3:16 AM CST
    Tonight - Partly cloudy. A 30 percent chance of light snow after midnight. Lows in the lower 20s. Northwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the evening becoming west 5 to 10 mph after midnight.
  • Today as of Dec. 10 3:16 AM CST
    Today - Partly sunny. Highs in the lower 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph in the morning becoming west in the afternoon.
  • Monday as of Dec. 10 3:16 AM CST
    Monday - Cloudy. Light snow likely in the morning, then a chance of light snow in the afternoon. Snow accumulation up to 1 inch. Highs in the mid 30s. Southwest winds 10 to 15 mph. Chance of precipitation 60 percent.


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