Years in print:
In the winter of 1858-9, a campaign paper was started in Belleville by a stock company composed of gentlemen of avowed allegiance to the Buchanan wing of the Democratic party. Bearing the name of The Star of Egypt, it was edited and published by ex-Gov. John Reynolds and J.E. Hughes. It did good service as a campaign paper, but its existence was as short as its career was brilliant.
(From the History of St. Clair County, Illinois by Brink, McDonough & Co. 1881).