Advertise with us!

The Lindenlink staff strives to produce high-quality content, but without our advertisers, we would be unable to produce the quality work our readers have come to expect. Our ad team will work with local businesses and campus organizations to connect their ads with the thousands of readers who live and work in the St. Charles community.

All ads submitted for consideration need to be pre-designed and finalized in a PDF format, for one or more of the sizes below.*

If you would like to purchase ad space from us, or would like more information, please contact us at [email protected].

Online ads

Our online ads appear on our home page, in the sidebar of published stories, or on the sidebar of the following subpages: News, Culture, Sports, Voices, Podcasts, and Visuals.

We request that any submissions for online ads be in the RGB or Grayscale color format with a resolution of 72 ppi, for best display performance. All ads submitted need to be 350 px by 725 px or 425 px by 425px.  

All online ads are due no later than 5 p.m. seven days prior to the scheduled post. Material submitted after the deadline will be placed at the discretion of the editors.

When requesting ad space, please indicate where you would like your ad to run: on the home page, subpage or story sidebar.

** Prices vary on location and duration of the ad. Ad space is sold by the week, options for duration can be seen below. Prices can change, but advertisers will be notified if and when changes occur.***


Ad Location 1 Week 4 Weeks 16 Weeks 32 Weeks
Homepage $75 $300 $1,000 $2,400
Subpage Sidebar $50 $200 $800 $1,600
Story Sidebar $65 $260 $1,040 $2,080



Credit Policy

Payment is required five days before online publication. Lindenlink will send invoices for payment with a tear-sheet of the ad. Any ads inadvertently left out of the publication will be placed in the next issue or online. No refunds will be given for unused portions of the signed contract. 

Payment plans are available upon request.

At this time, Lindenlink only accepts credit card or cash payments, checks are not accepted.


*Lindenlink staff have the right to edit or reject any advertisement at any time. All political ads must clearly show endorsements.

**Lindenlink does not guarantee specific placement on a given page; for example, if you purchased a homepage ad, its location on the homepage may change during the duration of its display, but it will stay on the homepage. The same goes for subpage ads. Lindenlink staff has the right to move ads or run ads in locations other than what was requested by the customer as long as it fits into the price bracket the customer paid for. For example, if a customer purchases an ad to appear on the homepage the ad may also appear on our subpages during the time allotted.

***Lindenlink reserves the right to change advertising prices at any time, but advertisers will be notified if and when changes occur. However, if you have ordered but not yet paid for ad space, we guarantee the price for one month from when the order was placed.