About Us

The Hopedale Mail is a local community newspaper published and distributed weekly each Sunday, by The Mail Newspapers, Inc. Copies of the newspaper are available at no charge at various area locations. Online and App versions are also available at no charge. Home delivery of The Hopedale Mail is available for a subscription fee of $35 per year.


Our Staff
Robert Fang

Robert Fang | Publisher

Robert Fang is the founder and publisher of the Mail Newspapers. He is from Delavan, Illinois, and has spent his entire career in the publishing industry.

Erik Malmgren

Erik Malmgren | Correspondent

Erik Malmgren is a Mail Correspondent covering the Mackinaw, Deer Creek and Heritage Lake communities. He moved to Mackinaw in the summer of 2019, and is an avid reader, and bluegrass enthusiast.

Erin Dederich

Erin Dederich | Correspondent

Erin Dederich is a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities. She is from McLean, Illinois, and is a senior at Olympia High School. Erin is involved in many extracurricular activities, ranging from sports to Student Council and yearbook.

Taylor Huffington

Taylor Huffington | Correspondent

Taylor Huffington is a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities. She is from McLean, Illinois, and is a Junior at Olympia High School. Taylor is a member of the National Honor Society, the recording secretary of Student Council, and a softball athlete.

Chris Jones

Chris Jones | Contributor

Chris Jones is the Mail Entertainment Columnist covering Movies and Television topics. He is from Washington, Illinois, and is the founder of Overly Honest Movie Reviews.

Chloe Scroggins

Chloe Scroggins | Contributor

Chloe Scroggins was a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities, and is now the Mail Agriculture Columnist. She is from Danvers, Illinois, and is currently attending Southern Illinois University to study Ag Communications.

Hayden Stork

Hayden Stork | Contributor

Hayden Stork was a Mail Correspondent covering the Olympia communities, and now is the Mail Sports Columnist. He is from Danvers, Illinois, and is currently attending Kankakee Community College with a major in mass communications.

Our Mission

The Mail Newspapers are merging technological innovation and the proud tradition of local community newspaper publishing to add voice to small town life. By chronicling the milestones of our community and neighbors, celebrating our common values, supporting our home teams, and promoting civic engagement and local enterprise, we aim to bring a new vitality to our shared story.

We understand your time is valuable, and that there are many things competing for your attention. That is why our editorial content is distilled down to sharp, focused articles that provide you what you need to know, without fill or fluff. Our newspapers are designed to be read cover to cover in under thirty (30) minutes, leaving you well informed and up-to-date with a minimal investment of your time.


  Print

We live in color, so why should our stories be written in black and white? The Mail Newspapers are printed in brilliant full color, in a tighter, easier to read, and easier to handle, mini-tab format. We have redesigned the newspaper for today's world. Less paper, less waste, more color, more insight, and more focus on you.

  Online

Want to save trees while keeping up with your local news? No problem. The Mail Newspapers are available online. Every article, every photograph, and every advertisement are available online 24/7. Same sharp focus, same local content, digitally presented.

  Social

Each of our local editions are available via social media. Your local paper is available on your device.

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