The Pekin Daily Times, a daily newspaper owned by GateHouse Media, serves readers in Tazewell and Mason counties of Illinois. Founded in 1874, the paper started daily publications in 1881. GateHouse Media, its parent company, specializes in providing daily and weekly newspapers and has a circulation of more than 8 million in over 18 U.S. states. The Pekin Daily Times features sections on news, sports and lifestyle, as well as classifieds on auctions, employment, real estate deals, pets and supplies. It also provides expert opinions and columns on social, political and economical issues. The Pekin Daily Times is located in Pekin, Ill.